PBR Scout Day Evaluations: Top Prospect Baseball 2019 and 2020s


Matt Payne
Associate Scout, PBR North Carolina

PBR summer evaluations are rolling right along.  PBR was on hand for a combined scout day with Top Prospect Baseball and the Punisher Prospects.  Each team's players had the opportunity to go through a full pro-style workout prior to playing in controlled scrimmages. 

Today we take a look at players participating from the Top Prospect Baseball program.  A full evaluation on each player, with statistics from the scout day, as well as a link back to the player's PBR Profile page.  To see the full list of statistics gathered during the workout, for every player in attendance, CLICK HERE (Top Prospect Baseball) and HERE (Punisher Baseball).

 

Scout Day Evaluations: Top Prospect Baseball 2019 and 2020 Grads

 

 

 

Hayden Beach 3B / RHP / Freedom, NC / 2020

5 foot 10, 165-pound average build.  Switch hitter who sets up balanced from both sides of the plate.  Similar load from both sides with his weight working slightly back with a short stride.  Hands work better from the right side with more feel for the barrel.  Flat bat path from the right side, can get his barrel out of the zone to quickly from the left side.  Exit velocity topped at 78 mph.  Plays through balls on the infield, looking to work around the ball.  Some stiffness at catch with his hips in a higher position.  Average hands with a short arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Some accuracy on his throws to first base topping at 72 mph.  Recorded a 7.45 in the 60.
Starts from the windup with his hands at his belt using a small rocker step.  Hands raise up with his leg lift that works up to his chest.  Works across his body to the plate with a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Fastball ranged from 71-74 mph with consistent arm side run.  Located his fastball well to his arm side.  Feel for his breaking ball with sweeping action at 63 mph.  Was able to expand the zone away with the breaking ball.  Flashed a changeup with fade at 62-64 mph that he threw in the strike zone.

 

 

Cyrus Black / N/A, NC / 2020

Average build.  Offensively he works from the right side, sitting in his legs with more weight on his back leg.  Short stride during his load with not much hand movement.  Some stiffness in the hands with a high back elbow.  Uses a line drive approach working gap to gap.  Barrel gets out of the zone to quickly at times.  Exit velocity recorded at 74 mph.  Feet work through his throws to second base with a short arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Some feel for the bag with his positional velocity topping at 67 mph from a crouched position.  Pop times ranged from 2.22-2.47.  Recorded a 7.83 in the 60.

 

 

Dalton Calloway RHP / Brevard, NC / 2019

6 foot 2, 170-pound lanky, projectable build.  Starts his delivery with a small rocker step going into a tucked leg lift that works up to the top of his chest.  Quicker tempo to the delivery, working slightly across his body to the plate with a closed toe landing.  Long arm action, throwing from an over the top slot with some upper body lean to the first base side.  High front side after break creates some deception for the hitters.  Fastball ranged from 75-80 mph, sitting mostly at 78-79 mph.  Fastball has arm side run.  Maintains fastball arm speed on his curveball that has depth at 68-70 mph.  Curveball has 11/5 action with gradual break.  Attacks the strike zone with feel for both his fastball and curveball. 

 

 

Bo Davidson 3B / 1B / South Mecklenburg, NC / 2020

Stood out during batting practice driving the ball with consistent hard contact.  Hits from the left side with a balanced setup. Fluid load with a short stride, getting his hands in a position to attack the ball.  Loose swing with present strength.  Barrel works flat through the zone with above average bat speed.  Hit a lot of line drives working middle to his pull side.  Exit velocity recorded at 90 mph.  Plays through balls on the infield with some rhythm to the feet and hands.  Average hands, funneling to the midsection after catch with the ability to use different arm slots.  Accurate arm with carry across the diamond.  Arm topped at 86 mph from shortstop.  Recorded a 7.42 in the 60

 

 

Sam Duncan RHP / C / Asheville , NC / 2020

6 foot 1, 170-pound build.  Starts with a small rocker step going into his leg lift that works to the bottom of his chest.  In line to the plate with a square toe landing.  Shorter arm stroke working to an overhand slot.  Delivery is smooth with little effort.  Pounded the strike zone with his fastball that ranged from 81-85 mph.  Fastball has down angle with some arm side run at times.  Gets late run his changeup at 74-75 mph maintaining near fastball arm speed.  Overall a strike thrower with a quick hand and should see his stuff tick up in the future.
Switch hitter who sets up balanced from both sides of the plate with a solid, strong base.  Simple load with not much movement and a short stride from both sides.  Short path to the ball with a flat bat path through the zone with better than average feel for the barrel.  Average bat speed with some strength in the swing.  Worked gap to gap hitting a lot of line drives.  Exit velocity recorded at 73 mph.  Fluid feet working through his throws to second base.  Clean exchanges, with a short arm action, throwing from an over the top slot with some feel for the bag.  Pop times ranged from 2.05-2.28 with his positional velocity topping at 77 mph.  Plays through balls on the infield with average hands.  Sweeps the ball to the right hip at times during the exchange.  Longer arm action, throwing from an over the top slot with his arm topping at 81 mph across the diamond.  Recorded a 7.28 in the 60.

 

 

CJ Hannon 1B / RS Central, NC / 2020

Hits from the right side using a balanced setup.  Hands work back during the load with the barrel working to a vertical position using a short stride.  Looks to get the barrel out and work to his pull side.  Barrel works level through the zone with average bat speed.  Exit velocity recorded at 82 mph.  Works through balls in the outfield using a two hand catch at times.  Longer exchange with a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Arm topped at 73 mph.  Recorded a 7.75 in the 60.

 

 

Noah Harris 2B / SS / R S Central, NC / 2020

5 foot 8, 149-pound build.  Offensively he works from the right side using a balanced, athletic setup.  Small leg kick during the load. Inconsistent timing during the load affecting his barrel awareness.  Barrel works flat through the zone, using the whole field during his batting practice rounds. Exit velocity recorded at 78 mph.  Active feet on the infield, playing through the ball with average hands, funneling to the midsection after catch.  Long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot with his arm topping at 76 mph across the diamond.  Recorded a 7.47 in the 60. 

 

 

Andrai Haynes RHP / OF / RS Central, NC / 2020

Uses a tall athletic setup from the right side of the plate.  Weight works back during his load using a smooth leg kick.  Some barrel movement during the load, not always getting to the same position.  Loose hands with some barrel snap through the zone.  Looked to get the barrel out, showing strength to his pull side leaving the yard during batting practice.  Exit velocity recorded at 86 mph.  Aggressive through the ball in the outfield with quick, choppy feet.  Average hands with a clean exchange, using a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Some accuracy to his throws with some carry that topped at 83 mph.  Works through balls on the infield with some stiffness at catch.  Longer exchange with an accurate arm that has carry across the diamond topping at 81 mph.  Recorded a 7.14 in the 60.

 

 

Breon Ismael / N/A, NC / 2020

High waist, athletic, lanky build with room to add strength.  Quick twitch athleticism is present.  Hits from the left side using a tall, slightly open setup.  Quiet hands during the load with some bat angle, using a short stride.  Impressed during batting practice with a loose, fluid swing.  Showed pop to his pull side with his barrel working slightly uphill.  Better than average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded a 91 mph.  Moves athletically in the outfield, playing through the ball with fluid feet and average hands.  Long arm action, throwing from an over the top slot with some accuracy to his throws.  Arm has carry topping at 85 mph.  Recorded a 6.91 in the 60. 

 

 

Charles Jackson II OF / 2B / Wise, MD / 2020

5 foot 10, 155-pound athletic build with room to fill out.  Offensively he works from the right side using a balanced setup with some barrel waggle. Weight works slightly back during his load, using a small leg kick.  Some quickness to his hands getting though the zone.  Looks to stay in the middle of the field with a flat bat path through the zone.  Average bat speed and barrel awareness with his exit velocity recorded at 82 mph.  Plays through balls in the outfield with quick, fluid feet.  Average hands with clean exchanges, using a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot with some accuracy to his throws that topped at 75 mph.  Plays athletic on the infield with average hands, funneling to the belt after catch with an accurate arm across the diamond that topped at 75 mph.  Recorded a 6.97 in the 60. 

 

 

Parker Kanupp RHP / 1B / AC Reynolds, NC / 2020

6 foot 6, 230-pound strong build.  Quick tempo to his delivery on the mound, starting with a small rocker step going into his leg lift that works to the bottom of his chest.  Works in line to the plate with a square toe landing.  Long arm action, throwing from an overhand slot with some quickness to his hand through release.  Fastball ranged from 85-88 mph.  Also flashed a curveball at 75 mph. 
Offensively he works from the right side, using a tall, slightly open setup.  Smooth load with a medium length stride, getting his hands ready to attack the ball.  Has strength in his swing, with pop to his pull side, with some lift in his bat path.  Average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 91 mph.  Average hands on the infield with a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Positional velocity topped at 75 mph.  Recorded an 8.21 in the 60.

 

 

Matias Marchesini RHP / Asheville, NC / 2019

6 foot 2, 170-pound frame with room to fill out and add strength.  Smooth, fluid delivery starting with a small rocker step, going into his leg kick that works up just above his waist.  In line to the plate with a square toe landing. Arm is loose and quick, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Has some deception with the ball appearing to get on the hitters quick.  Fastball has run and sink sitting at 83-85 mph.  Maintains fastball arm speed on his curveball with 11/5 tilt at 70-71 mph.  Feel for his curveball that can be sharp at times.  Pounded the strike zone throughout his outing, going right at hitters and locating his fastball well to his arm side.  Impressed throughout his outing and should see his stuff continue to get better as he adds strength. 

 

 

Larson Scholtz RHP / OF / Asheville, NC / 2022

6 foot 5, 185-pound long, lanky build. Slower tempo to his delivery, starting his windup with a small step back, going into a tucked leg lift working up to his chest.  Works slightly across his body to the plate with a closed toe landing.  Long arm action, throwing form a high ¾ slot.  Fastball sat at 79-80 mph, topping at 82 mph.  Gets some down angle on the fastball with run and sink at times.  Splitter appeared to be his best secondary offering with late run and sink at 70-71 mph.  Curveball has depth with 11/5 break at 62 mph.  Attacked the zone with both his fastball and splitter. 
Balanced, athletic setup from the right side of the plate.  Weight works against his back leg with a knee to knee load.  Drove the ball during batting practice working mostly middle to his pull side.  Quick hands with some barrel snap through the zone.  Better than average bat speed with his exit velocity at 88 mph.  Active feet at first base with average hands.  Clean exchanges with a short arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Accurate arm that toped at 69 mph.  Plays through balls in the outfield with average hands.  Accurate arm with some carry that topped at 82 mph.  Recorded a 7.05 in the 60. 

 

 

Hunter Shew RHP / SS / Chase, NC / 2020

6 foot 1, 160-pound athletic build with room to add strength.  Smooth tempo to his deliver on the mound starting with a small sidestep going into his leg lift that works to the bottom of his chest.  Slight across his body to the plate with a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot with good extension out front.  Some quickness to his hand coming through release.  Pounded the zone with his fastball at 81-83 mph.  Breaking ball was sharp at times with 11/5 action at 64-69 mph.  Feel for both the fastball and breaking ball. 
Hits from the right side using a balanced setup.  Weight and hands work back during the load with a short stride.  Looks to stay through the zone spraying balls all over the field.  Some length in the swing with average bat speed.  Exit velocity recorded at 84 mph.  Plays through balls on the infield with fluid feet and rhythm to the feet and hands.  Better than average hands, funneling to the bel after catch with clean exchanges.  Accurate arm with some carry across the diamond that topped at 82 mph.  Recorded a 7.25 in the 60. 

 

 

Riley Stanley 3B / RHP / Chase, NC / 2019

Lanky build with room to add strength.  Hits from the right side using a tall, slightly open setup.  Medium length stride during his load, getting his feet back to even.  Barrel works level through the zone with a line drive approach working middle to his pull side.  Some feel for the barrel with the swing getting long at times.  Average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 78 mph and should improve with added strength.  Plays through balls on the infield with fluid feet and average hands.  Funnels to the midsection after catch with a short arm action, throwing from different slots.  Accurate arm to first base with some carry to his throws.  Positional velocity topped at 75 mph.  Recorded a 7.52 in the 60.

 

 

Titus Twitty OF / LHP / Freedom, NC / 2020

6 foot, 195-pound athletic build with strength present.  Athletic, balanced setup from the left side of the plate.  Smooth, fluid load with his weight and hands working back with a small leg kick.  Some barrel waggle during the load, creating an inconsistent launch position.  Some quickness to the hands getting through the zone.   Feel for the barrel with average bat speed. Moves athletically in the outfield playing through balls with fluid feet.  Average hands with clean transfers, using a long arm action, throwing from an over the top slot.  Arm is quick with carry and some accuracy to his throws.  Positional velocity topped at 90 mph.  Recorded a 6.97 in the 60.