PBR Scout Day Evaluations: Top Prospect Baseball 2021s


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).

 

Top Prospect Baseball - 2021 Players

 

 

 

Brice Anders RHP / SS / TC Roberson , NC / 2021

6 foot 2, 180-pound lanky, athletic build.  Hits from the right side using a balanced, athletic setup.  Uses a small leg kick during his load with his hands cocking creating some bat angle behind his head.   Some quickness to his hands through the zone with a slight uphill path out front. Gap to gap approach with feel for the barrel at times.  Average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 83 mph.  Plays through balls on the infield with active feet.  Average hands funneling to the center of his body after catch.  Short arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot with an accurate arm across the diamond that topped at 77 mph.  Recorded a 7.22 in the 60.
On the mound he starts with a small rocker step with his hands working over his head and his leg lift working up to the top of his chest.  Works across his body to the plate with a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Some shoulder turn at the balance point creates some deception.  Fastball sits at 78-80 mph topping at 81 mph.  Fastball plays heavy at times with some arm side run.  Stays over the plate with the fastball.  Curveball has 11/5 shape with gradual break at 69 mph.  Has feel for the curveball landing it for strikes.  Shows feel for the zone with both the fastball and curveball.

 

 

Sean Clark RHP / 1B / Asheville, NC / 2021

6 foot 3, 180-pound long, lanky build.  Offensively he works from the right side using a balanced setup, sitting into his legs.  Barrel sits on his shoulder during the load with a quick knee to knee load in the lower half.  Rhythm can be choppy at times creating an inconsistent load and bat path.  Looks to use the whole field with his exit velocity recorded at 82 mph.  Works to the ball at the first base position with active feet.  Some stiffness at catch with, clean exchanges and a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Positional velocity topped at 76 mph.  Recorded a 7.58 in the 60.
Slow tempo to his delivery on the mound that starts with a small rocker step, going into his leg lift that works to the bottom of his chest.  Slight pause at the balance point.  Works slightly across his body to the plate with a square toe landing.  Medium length arm stroke, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Little effort to the delivery with deception as the ball appears to come out of his ear.  Fastball has some down angle sitting mostly at 79-80 mph.  Curveball has 11/5 shape with gradual break at 66-67 mph.  Stays around the plate with both pitches and appears to have more in the tank with his easy delivery and projectable build. 

 

 

Will Johnson C / OF / Blacksburg, SC / 2021

5 foot 9, 185-pound build with present strength.  Sets up balanced from the right side of the plate with his bat resting on his shoulder.  Weight and hands work back during his load with a leg kick.  Barrel works short to the ball with feel for the barrel.  Keeps his barrel in the zone with strength in his swing and a line drive approach.  Average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 84 mph.  Gains ground on his throws to second base with active feet and clean exchanges, using a short arm action, throwing from an over the top slot.  Positional velocity topped at 68 mph from a crouched position with his pop times ranging from 2.23-2.29. Recorded a 7.49 in the 60. 

 

 

Andrew Moore 1B / LHP / Gaffney, SC / 2021

6 foot 3, 165-pound lanky build.  Hits from the left side using a balanced setup.  Quick load with a medium length stride and his hands working back.  Gets his lower half through the ball with his hands working throughout the swing.  Above average feel for the barrel spraying line drives all over the field during batting practice.  Average bat speed with some pop to his pull side.  Found barrels with hard contact during game action as well.  Exit velocity recorded at 75 mph.  Plays through balls in the outfield with average hands.  Medium arm stroke, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Accurate arm that topped at 79 mph.  Average hands at first base with an accurate arm that topped at 69 mph.  Recorded a 7.52 in the 60. 

 

 

Lukas Robbins 3B / OF / Gaffney, SC / 2021

6 foot 1, 155-pound lanky build.  Hits from the right side using a balanced, athletic setup.  Loads against his back leg with a leg kick.  Loose hands with some feel for the barrel.  Line drive approach working middle to his pull side.  Some strength to his pull side.  Average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 81 mph.  Plays through balls on the infield with some rhythm to the feet and hands.  Average hands, funneling to the midsection after catch with a short arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Accurate arm across the diamond that topped at 71 mph.  Recorded a 7.10 in the 60.
Starts form the windup with a small rocker step going into his leg lift that works up to around his belt.  In line to the plate with a square toe landing.  Medium arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Stayed around the plate with his fastball that ranged from 64-69 mph.  Maintains fastball arm speed on his breaking ball with 11/5 to 12/6 break at 58-60 mph.  Showed feel for the breaking ball landing it for strikes. 

 

 

Sawyer Smith SS / 2B / Brevard, NC / 2021

5 foot 10, 175-pound average build with present strength.  Tall setup from the right side with a slightly open, narrow base.  Smooth load with a short stride.  Balanced swing keeping his barrel in the zone. Gap to gap approach with some strength to his pulls side.  Average bat speed with average barrel awareness.  Exit velocity recorded at 82 mph.  Plays through balls on the infield with average hands.  Quick release with an accurate arm across the diamond that topped at 75 mph.  Recorded a 7.73 in the 60.  
Impressed on the mound attacking hitters with a heavy fastball.  Fluid tempo to his delivery, starting with a small rocker step with a tucked leg lift that works up to his chest.  Some shoulder turn at the balance point, working slightly across his body to the plate with a closed toe landing.  Quick hand with deception makes the ball appear to jump on the hitters.  Kept his fastball down in the zone working mostly at 80-81 mph.  Throws his breaking ball with aggression at 71-72 mph.  Breaking ball can be inconsistent but did flash some with late sharp break and 11/5 action. 

 

 

Noah Sorrells 1B / RHP / TC Roberson, NC / 2021

6 foot 1, 180-pound average build.  Sets up balanced from the right side of the plate.  Loads against his back leg with his hands working slightly back creating some bat angle behind his head.  Some quickness to the hands with a flat bat path through the zone using the whole field during batting practice. Average bat speed with average feel for the barrel.  Exit velocity recorded at 81 mph.  Active feet bouncing on the bag at first base with average hands.  Accurate arm on the infield that topped at 71 mph.  Recorded a 7.71 in the 60. 
Steps to the side to get his delivery started from the windup with a tucked leg lift working to the bottom of his chest.  Hip and shoulder turn at the balance point create deception as he works slightly across his body to the plate.  Long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Fastball ranged from 71-75 mph.  Get some down angle on his fastball, locating it well to his glove side.  Curveball has 11/5 shape with gradual break at 61-62 mph.  Overall a strike thrower who pounded the zone with both his fastball and breaking ball. 

 

 

Sam Suttles OF / RHP / Asheville , NC / 2021

6 foot 1, 160-pound lanky build with room to add strength.  Hits from the right side with a balanced setup.  Medium length stride during the load with little to no hand movement. Works mostly middle to his pull side.  Swing gets long at times causing his barrel to get out of the zone to quickly.  Some looseness to the hands hitting some balls hard to his pull side. Exit velocity recorded at 83 mph. Average hands in the outfield with the feet stopping at catch.  Longer exchange with a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Accurate arm from the outfield that topped at 78 mph.  Recorded a 6.81 in the 60. 
Slower tempo to his delivery on the mound with a small side step going into his leg lift that works up to his waist.  Works slightly across his body to the plate with a medium arm stroke, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Worked around the plate with his fastball sitting at 76-80 mph.  Flashed a breaking ball at 67 mph.  Lacked some feel for the breaking ball but both pitches should tick up with added strength.