PBR Scout Day: Open ID with TPA - OF Analysis


Brandon Hall & Matt Payne
NC Executive Director & Scouting Director

Prep Baseball Report was on hand on Sunday August 11th for an Open ID Scout Day, run in conjunction with The Performance Academy.  The Open ID invited any players from North Carolina to work their way through a pro-style workout, updating statistics and video.  The Performance Academy invited their players, and players with interest in their program to the Open ID as well. 

Position players worked through a full pro-style workout, including a laser timed 60, followed by live BP, an exit velocity station, and then a defensive evaluation.  PBR scouts were on hand to record statistics, takes notes on players, and put together full evaluations on select players.  Players had the option to add a professionally edited video to their PBR profile as well.  Over 50 players participated in the day with grad years ranging from 2020 – 2023.

Below we continue the evaluation process on select players with several of the outfielders that attended the event.  To see the full statistical list, CLICK HERE.

 

PBR Scout Day: Open ID with TPA - Outfielders

 

 

 

Logan Grandy OF / Holly Springs, NC / 2021

 

Small frame at 5-foot-9, 140 pounds.  Still maturing and will be able to add strength to the frame.  Left handed hitter.  Tall, athletic stance.  Early toe tap and small stride.  Hands load back.  Average back side with the hands working in a direct path.  Out of his lower half early.  Average batspeed, working the middle of the field with average barrel awareness.  Exit velocity up to 75 mph off the barrel.  From the outfield, athletic through the ball, catching outside his left foot.  Easy transition to a long arm swing.  Good accuracy on throws peaking at 77 mph out of the hand.  Ran a 7.77 sixty. 

 

 

Lucas Granata OF / Heritage , NC / 2021

 

Athletic frame at 5 foot 10, 158-pounds.  Hits from the right side with a balanced setup.  Weight and hands work back during the load with a short stride.  Fluid stroke with loose, quick hands.  Has strength with a gap to gap approach.  Better than average bat speed and barrel awareness.  Exit velocity recorded at 84 mph.  Fluid actions in the outfield with average hands.  Plays through balls with clean exchanges with a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Positional velocity topped at 79 mph.  Recorded a 7.08 in the 60.

 

 

Shea De Falco OF / LHP / Corinth Holders, NC / 2021

 

Lanky frame at 5 foot 10, 160-pounds.  Left hand hitter with a slightly open setup.  Hands work down and back during his load with his lower half diving into the plate.  Loose hands with a level barrel path.  Short barrel path with a gap to gap approach and feel for his barrel.  Exit velocity recorded at 80 mph.  Plays through balls in the outfield with average hands.  Clean transfers with a long arm action, throwing from an over the top slot.  Some accuracy to his throws that topped at 80 mph.  Recorded a 7.36 in the 60.
Loose with feel on the bump.  Strike thrower.  Good rhythm, working level and on-line, landing square with the front foot.  High front side adds to some deception out of balance.  Long arm swing to a high-3/4 slot.  Average to above arm speed.  Fastball ranged 77-78.  Fade on the change-up with solid hand speed, sitting 68-70.  The breaking ball worked with late 2/8 tilt, around the zone at 63-64.  Solid three-pitch mix.

 

 

Jake Hairr OF / OF / Cape Fear, NC / 2020

 

Strength present in 5 foot 8, 185-pound frame.  Hits from the right side with a balanced setup.  Average stride during his load with his hands cocking, creating bat angle above his head.  Gap to gap approach with his barrel working level through the zone. Some strength to his pull side.  Better than average bat speed with feel for his barrel.  Exit velocity recorded at 82 mph.  Active feet, playing through the ball in the outfield with average hands.  Some accuracy to his throws from an over the top slot.  Positional velocity topped at 76 mph.  Recorded a 7.19 in the 60.

 

 

Nick Safrit OF / RHP / Garner, NC / 2022

 

Athletic frame, still maturing at 6-foot, 160 pounds.  Right handed hitter.  Balanced and tall.  Slight waggle and an early hand load.  Small stride.   Works off the back leg.  Wants extension with some uphill leverage.  Average batspeed at times.  Lacked some feel for the barrel.  Exit velocity peaked at 71 mph off the barrel.  From the outfield, works with some athleticism through the catch and transfer.  Medium arm swing, average arm speed, fighting some stiffness, to an over-the-top slot.  Positional velocity peaked at 73 mph out of the hand.  Some quickness in the frame, running a 7.38 sixty. 
Stretch only on the mound with an average kick to the low chest.  Pelvic tilt at balance creating some effort.  Shoulders work level and on-line.  Lands on-line and square.  Short strider.  Short arm action to an over-the-top slot.  Fastball at 68-70.  Breaking ball has gradual 12/6 roll at 57-64.  Straight change-up ranged 62-64.  Around the zone with the fastball and breaking ball.

 

 

Hayden Henry OF / LHP / Holly Springs, NC / 2023

 

Young frame that is still maturing.  Stands 5-foot-7, 135 pounds.  Flashed some quickness with a 7.21 sixty that will improve as he can hold his top end speed for longer stretches.  Left handed hitter is balanced with an exaggerated leg kick, loading the weight back.   Bat head loads to a vertical position.  Works off the back leg, rotational at times.  Wants extension.  Average bat speed with still progressing hand strength.  Bat speed will jump with more overall strength, especially as he can handle the barrel with his hands.  Some barrel awareness.  Exit velocity peaked at 69 mph off the barrel.  Average approach in the outfield, cautious with his hands and feet.  Left handed thrower with a long arm swing.  Front side clears early.  Some effort in the over-the-top release.  Some accuracy on throws measuring at 76 mph out of the hand.

 

 

Samari Robinson OF / RHP / Green Level, NC / 2023

 

5 foot 9, 136-pound young frame.  Hits from the right side with a tall, open setup with his hands starting in a lower position.  Hands work back during the load while using a toe tap.  Barrel works mostly level through the zone working mostly to his pull side with average feel for his barrel.  Exit velocity recorded at 72 mph.  Plays through balls in the outfield with quick feet.  Average hands with clean exchanges, throwing form a high ¾ slot.  Some accuracy to his throws that topped at 79 mph.  Recorded a 7.15 in the 60.
Whippy arm on the mound working from what could be a tough angle for hitters to see.  Good rhythm with an average kick.  Level and on-line, landing with the front foot slightly closed, and in-line.  Short, scapular load, arm swing to a ¾ slot.  Good arm speed with the hand working out of the sleeve somewhat.  Fastball with hard run to the arm side at 77-81.  Under the slider at times through his release.  Hard, sweeping action on the few he stayed behind.  Slider has early action but a high ceiling as he continues to mature.  Slider sat 64-69.

 

 

Matthew Prince OF / RHP / Southern Wake, NC / 2023

 

Athletic frame at 6 foot, 155-pounds.  Hits from the right side with a narrow base and upright setup.  Uses a toe tap during his load with some glide into the ball.  Loose hands with strength to his pull side.  Average to above average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 82 mph.  Average hands in the outfield working through the ball.  Clean transfers with a shorter arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Accurate arm with some carry topping at 77 mph.  Recorded a 8.20 in the 60.
Some effort through balance on the bump with choppy rhythm building to a short, stiff arm swing and high-3/4 slot.  Level and on-line, the front foot strikes the ground with the toes open.  Coiled at balance in the lower half, the front side swings a bit to foot strike.  Fastball is straight, in the zone, ranging 73-76.  Early, gradual tilt on the breaking ball at 61-64.  Solid arm speed and around the zone.  Change is pushed through release, a distant 3rd pitch, sitting at 63.