PBR Scout Day: East Coast Clippers - Outfielder Analysis


Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR NC

Prep Baseball Report was at Ting Park in Holly Springs, NC on Friday October 18th for a PBR Scout Day with the East Coast Clippers.  Clipper players were taken through a full pro-style workout by PBR Scouts.  Offensively, players took multiple rounds of live BP and went through an exit velocity testing station in the cages.  Defensively, each player was able to workout from their respective position with scouts putting full evaluations on each player, while taking statistics on arm strength and pop times for catchers.  Pitchers threw controlled bullpens with scouts getting velocities, spin rates while also watching mechanical setup, delivery, arm action and more.

As we rollout the evaluations on each player in attendance for the PBR Scout Day, we begin with the primary outfielders.  This group includes five Clipper players, with two running sub-7.00 sixties and 4 running sub-7.20.  A blend of athleticism and quickness is present throughout in the group.

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East Coast Clippers Outfielders

 

Nathan Beasley OF / Leesville Road, NC / 2021

 

Strength is present in a 5-foot-6, 170 pound build.  Right handed hitter works from an open stance, using a weight shift back and leg kick to load.  Waggle in the bat head through the load.  Small stride.  Better than average bat speed, working level through the zone with a pull emphasis.  Rotational finish, onto the backside.  Exit velocity of 86 mph off the bat.  Aggressive to the ball working to play through while catching ground balls off the instep of his left foot.  Choppy transition to a long arm swing and over-the-top slot.  Average carry with some feel for accuracy.  Positional velocity of 76 mph.  Ran a 7.27 sixty on the laser timer.

Alec DeMartino OF / OF / Millbrook, NC / 2021

 

Lanky frame with strength present.  Athletic 6-foot-2, 190 pounds.  Filled the stat sheet with a 6.94 laser timed 60, 89 mph arm from right field, and 95 mph exit velocity off the bat.  Right handed hitter is balanced with high hands and a vertical bat in his setup.  Slightly open, uses a leg kick to load his body.  Medium stride, back to even.  Quick bat works to get extension, staying level through the zone.  Pull tendency.  Ball jumps off the barrel.  Average to above barrel awareness with some head movement through contact.  Aggressive, works to create strength and quickness at contact on each swing.  In the outfield, works athletic through the ball, receiving off his left foot.  Easy transitions.  Long arm swing to an over the top slot with a high front side.  Good carry out of the hand with average feel for locating the throw.  Arm speed and athleticism are present on the defensive side.

CW Rose OF / RHP / Southern Wake, NC / 2021

 

Athleticism is present in an average 5-foot-11, 182 pound frame.  Ran a 7.14 sixty on the laser timer.  Right handed hitter works from a balanced and athletic setup.  Small hand load back, using a short stride forward.  Quiet, generates above average bat speed.  Level through the zone with a line drive approach working gap-to-gap.  Average barrel awareness and fights to create consistent rhythm.  Exit velocity of 89 mph off the barrel.  Defensively, plays through the ball, receiving ground balls off his left foot.  High crow hop transitions the ball to a medium arm swing and over-the-top slot.  Average carry and accuracy on the throws measuring at 84 mph out of the hand.
On the mound the fastball worked 77-81, straight, attacking the zone.  Breaking ball lacked true spin and tilt at 70-73.  Some effort in the delivery with a coiled balanced point.  Slight uphill tilt out of balance in the shoulders with a medium arm swing working to an over-the-top slot.  Above average arm speed, working in-line and landing square.  Short strider, does get over the front side. 

Nicholas Tubolino OF / C / Cardinal Gibbons, NC / 2021


Average frame with strength present at 5-foot-7, 165 pounds.  Athleticism and quickness present, running a 7.10 laser timed sixty.  Balanced in a slight crouch from the right side.  Uses a leg kick to load the body.  Short stride.  Hands load the bat head to a lagged position.  Uphill leverage through contact, working for extension.  Quick bat through the zone with an exit velocity peaking at 84 mph.  Pull tendency with a rotational approach through contact.    From the outfield, aggressive approach playing through the ball, catching it off his left side.  Transitions the ball at the belt to a short arm swing and over-the-top slot.  Some carry and accuracy at 80 mph out of the hand.  Behind the plate, has decent bend in his hips.  Leans on the glove side leg in the crouch.  Exchanges across the chest to a short arm swing and high-3/4 slot.  Good arm speed with a positional velocity of 74 mph out of the hand.  Ball lacks some true carry, showing accuracy on pop times ranging 2.11 – 2.26.

Ethan Velazquez OF / RHP / Wakefield, NC / 2021

 

Quick twitch with hand strength in a 6-foot-1, 180 pound build.  Length is present and the frame should continue to add strength.  Ran a 6.89 laser timed sixty.  Produced an exit velocity of 95 mph off the barrel.  Balanced and quiet in a slightly closed stance from the right side.  Slight waggle in the hands and bat head.  Short stride.  Above average bat speed.  Level through the zone with a pull emphasis.  Some hook off the bat in the BP session.  Athletic presence in the outfield, working through the ball with some ease.  Tall into the transition with an exchange at the belt.  Medium arm swing works with average arm speed to an over-the-top slot.  Showed good accuracy and average carry on throws measured at 79 mph out of the hand.