Prep Baseball Report

On Deck O's Scout Day - Player Evaluations

Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR NC

PBR Scout Days allow North Carolina teams and organizations to spotlight their players with Prep Baseball Report.  Players are able to go through a full pro-style workout, posting analytical numbers and receiving notes and evaluations from PBR’s team of scouts.  Players also have the ability to add professionally cut video to their PBR Profile to further connect with the over 800 college coaches and universities that subscribe to PBR.

On September 11, 2019, PBR was on hand at Jack Hughes Park in Pineville, NC to watch players from the On Deck O’s program workout.  Position players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash, went through a full offensive evaluation, including having their exit velocity tested, and then went through a full defensive workout.  Pitchers were able to throw bullpens using the PitchLogic Baseball that records velocity and spin rates, as well as other analytical measurements on the arm swing, pitch release, and pitch movement.

Below we run through full evaluations for select players at the workout.  Many of these players also have video from their workout on the PBR Profile Page. 


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On Deck O's Scout Day: Player Evaluations


Joshua Lail 3B / 1B / Olympic, NC / 2021


Athletic frame at 6-foot, 170 pounds.  Left handed hitter.  Tall and balanced.  Small toe tap to a short stride.  Bat loads off the shoulder to a vertical slot.  Average bat speed with some feel for the barrel.  Works gap-to-gap with a line-drive approach.  Balanced throughout the swing.  Exit velocity of 90 mph off the barrel.  On the infield, works slightly outside the ball on approach.  Feet and hands work with average rhythm.  Funnels to the midsection.  Long arm swing to a slot that can adjust based on his feet.  Average carry with accuracy at 74 mph across the diamond.  Ran a 7.54 sixty.

Reed Bolin RHP / Charlotte Country Day, NC / 2020


Average frame at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds.  Stretch only.  Leg lift to the mid-chest with some hand rhythm.  Long arm swing with some uphill tilt in the shoulders.  Lands on-line and square.  Over-the-top slot with good extension.  Fastball ranged 80-83, around the zone.  Breaking ball works with downer action, occasionally late tilt, at 74-75.  Found feel for the spin pitch the more he threw it.  Change up at 71-72.  Hand speed was near that of fastball.

Peter Gullo C / 1B / Ardrey Kell, NC / 2020


Primary catcher that worked out on the mound.  Physical presence with a strong lower half, standing 6-foot-1, 215 pounds.  Slight side step to his lift to the mid-chest.  Hands pump to the ear level prior to separating.  Long arm swing works to a high-3/4 slot.  In-line throughout, lands slightly across his line, square with the front foot.  Average extension.  Fastball worked up in the zone at 78-79.  Change-up has good handspeed and natural fade at 68-70.  Curveball works with 11/5 tilt.  Gradual movement in the spin pitch ranging 65-67.  Slider works out of the same window as the fastball with similar handspeed.  Slider movement can be big, but when thrown harder, with the hand behind the baseball, the slider has late tilt.  Slider ranged 66-71.

Christopher Short 2B / SS / Ardrey Kell, NC / 2020


Thin frame at 5-foot-10, 135 pounds.  Quickness is present, running a 6.89 sixty.  Right handed hitter works from a balanced, athletic stance with a vertical bat.  Small hand load with a short stride.  Easy, direct path, working for extension, flat through the zone.  Average bat speed with good barrel awareness.  Swing is setup for success as strength is added.   Exit velocity of 85 mph off the barrel.  On the infield, works with active feet and good bend in his hips.  Plays with quickness.  Hands work to funnel the ball to the midsection.  Short arm action and clean release that can play from multiple slots with accuracy.  Lacks premium carry at 72 mph across the diamond.

Nathan Samii 3B / SS / Charlotte Latin , NC / 2021


Quickness and strength are present in a 5-foot-9, 170 pound frame.  Right handed hitter has rhythm and balance.  Strong hands.  Tall with a vertical bat.  Weight shift back with a small stride.  Glides to the front side.  Flat through the zone with bat speed and good barrel awareness.  Ball jumped off the barrel.  Worked gap-to-gap with a line drive approach.  Exit velocity peaked at 94 mph.  On the infield, there is rhythm between the feet and hands.  Active feet work to with athleticism.  Catches the ball off the inside left hip, funneling to the midsection.  Short arm action gets to a high-3/4 slot.  Can manipulate the arm slot, with accurate throws, based on the play and his footwork.  Average carry at 80 mph across the infield.  Ran a 7.25 sixty.

Manny Oglesbee C / C / Olympic, NC / 2022


Youthful 5-foot-8, 152 pounds.  Still maturing.  Right handed hitter.  Balanced and athletic.  Small leg kick and short stride.  Quick bat with some whip through the zone.  Some uphill leverage through contact.  Solid barrel awareness.  Gap-to-gap approach.   Exit velocity at 78 mph off the barrel.  Behind the dish, lacks some bend in his hips.  Hands work with some ease receiving.  Short foot work as the hands work across the chest to a short arm action and over-the-top slot.  Ball stays true out of the hand, lacking premium carry.  Pop times ranged 2.26 – 2.47 with a positional velocity of 69 out of the crouch.  Ran a 7.68 sixty.