PBR Scout Day: Diamond Deacons - Outfielder Analysis


Brandon Hall & Matt Payne
NC Executive Director & Scouting Director

Prep Baseball Report Scout Days allow teams an opportunity to showcase their players for PBR scouts, and college coaches, while working with PBR to produce a full pro-style workout.  Players, at a PBR Scout Day, will run a laser timed 60 yard dash, workout offensively, receiving multiple rounds of live BP, as well as going through exit velocity testing.  Following the offensive workout, players are able to workout at their primary defensive position.  Pitchers will then throw a controlled bullpen.

On Saturday November 9th, PBR of North Carolina ran a Scout Day for players in the Diamond Deacon program and a handful of players from the Muddog organization.  Today we begin the individual player analysis with the primary outfielders.  Five primary outfielders went through the pro-style workout with three also working out on the mound.  One 2020 paired up with several from the 2023 and 2024 to make up the outfielder group below.

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Diamond Deacon Scout Day: Outfielder Analysis

 

Bryson Bennett OF / RHP / North Stokes , NC / 2023

6 foot, 165-pound athletic build with room to add strength.  Left hand hitter with a balanced setup.  Weight works back during his load with a small leg kick.  Loose hands and keeps his barrel through the front of the zone.  Works gap to gap with a line drive approach with feel for his barrel.  Better than average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 79 mph.  Works to the ball in the outfield, catching the ball off his left foot with clean exchanges and a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Accurate arm that topped at 78 mph.  Catches the ball in the center of his body on the infield.  Some stiffness in the hands and body through his catch and release.  Accurate arm with some carry to first base that topped at 70 mph.  Recorded a 7.87 in the 60.
Some effort on the bump with a delivery that works to build some consistent pace.  Level through balance, works on-line and lands square with his foot-strike.  Long arm swing with average arm speed fights through some stiffness to a high-3/4 slot.  Fastball has run at 68-74.  Breaking ball flashes maturity with gradual 10/4 tilt at 56-60.  Good arm speed on the spin pitch with an ability to land it in the zone.  One change-up at 69.

Sam Fleming OF / SS / Grimsley, NC / 2023

Thin frame at 5 foot 8, 145-pounds.  Relaxed, balanced setup from the right side.  Hands cock during the load creating some bat angle.  Loads against his back leg with a small leg kick, creating momentum into the ball.  Aggressive swing with some barrel whip through the zone.  Gets extension out front working gap to gap.  Above average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 74 mph.  Plays athletic through balls in the outfield with average hands.  Some accuracy to his throws that topped at 70 mph form an over the top slot.  Active feet on the infield with average hands, catching the ball in the center of his body.  Funnels to the belt after catch with clean transfers.  Some carry and accuracy across the diamond with his throws topping at 67 mph.  Recorded a 7.78 in the 60.  

Jake Smith OF / LHP / West Stokes, NC / 2023

5 foot 7, 143-pound average build.  Hits from the left side with a balanced setup.  Hands work back during the load with a short stride.  Loose hands, keeping his barrel in the zone.  Works middle to his pull side with feel for his barrel.  Better than average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 75 mph.  Fluid through balls in the outfield with average hands.  Clean transfers with a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Some accuracy to his throws that topped at 73 mph.  Plays relaxed at first base with feel for the position.   Softness to his hands with an accurate arm that topped at 61 mph.  Recorded a 7.82 in the 60.
Some rhythm on the mound, featuring three pitches with strike zone feel for the fastball and change-up.  Level and on-line, lands with a closed foot at foot-strike.  Somme effort through a solid balance point, uses a long, loose arm swing to a high-3/4 slot.  Above average arm speed on release.  Fastball has angle at 73-74.  Change-up has deception with solid arm speed and creates arm side run at 66-67.  Attacked the zone with the change.  Breaking ball has a hump out of the hand with gradual 1/7 tilt.  Decent arm speed, erratic around the zone, sitting 59-64.  Threw a couple of cutters at 70.

Charlie Stogner OF / LHP / N/A, NC / 2024

Athletic build at 6 foot, 165-pounds.  Sits into his legs from the left side.  Simple load with a short stride.  Quick hands with a short barrel path to the ball.  Consistently found his barrel working through the middle of the field.  Average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 74 mph.  Plays through balls in the outfield with average hands.  Longer exchange with a long arm action, throwing from an overhand slot.  Accurate arm that topped at 73 mph.  Recorded a 7.72 in the 60. 
Some effort on the bump, working from a tall base with some rhythm.  Level throughout, works on-line, landing in-line and square.  Long, loose arm swing wraps the body line out of the glove.  Average arm speed to an over-the-top slot.  Fastball plays straight at 64-68.  Three pitch mix with control of each off-speed pitch.   Breaking ball works with gradual 1/7 tilt at 57-58.  Change-up is straight with some deception in the arm speed, sitting 62-63.

Robert (Gray) Windsor OF / RHP / Northwood, NC / 2020

5 foot 11, 170-pound average build.  Hits from the right side with a balanced setup.  Simple load with a short stride.  Direct barrel path to the ball with Some quickness to his hands.  Hit line drives to his pull side with feel for his barrel.  Average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 79 mph.  Quick feet playing through the ball with average hands.  Clean exchanges with a long arm action, throwing from an overhand slot.  Accurate arm that topped at 69 mph.  Recorded a 7.88 in the 60.