PBR Scout Day: Shelby American Legion - Outfielders

By Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

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On Friday June 23rd, Prep Baseball Report worked out area American Legion Players at Shelby High School, home of the American Legion World Series.  A gorgeous day saw several players perform well.

Players in attendance received a full evaluation from PBR, including updated and verified statistics.  Several players upgraded their Scout Day by adding video to their player profile as well.  Today we take a look at the outfielders from the event.

PBR Scout Day - Shelby American Legion

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Colby Bridges OF / Crest, NC / 2020

Left handed hitter ran a 7.56 sixty.  Loose in the box, working from an athletic base and diving toward the plate with a short stride.  Bat waggle throughout the load creates an inconsistent launch point.  Level bat path, producing line drives.  Some strength in the 5-foot-7, 120 pound frame, with exit velocity touching 82 off the barrel.  Room to add strength with age and maturity.  Clean exchanges through a cautious approach in the outfield.  Long arm action, with a stab at the bottom, to a high-¾ slot.  Front side leaves early, creating fade and hurting accuracy.  Velocity measured 67 out of the hand





Thomas Harrill OF / 2B / Crest, NC / 2019

Good athlete in a 5-foot-11, 165 pound frame.  Ran a 6.71 sixty.  Showed arm strength topping at 86 from the outfield.  Exit velocity touched 89 mph off the barrel.  Right handed hitter works from a balanced position, rocking back onto his front toe.  Bat head and hands cast away from body slightly at launch creating a hook path.  Better than average bat speed, looks for extension.  Line drives litter the pull side.  Shows a feel for the barrel.  From the outfield works through the ball, loading the arm.  Arm swing is long with a slight stab at the bottom, to a high-¾ slot.  Has carry, flashing inconsistent accuracy as the head snaps at the release point.





Tavin Johnson LHP / OF / East Lincoln, NC / 2019

Long and loose arm swing works to an over-the-top slot showing a feel for accuracy.  Arm speed topped at 79 mph.  Foot work can be sped up through the ball, working to play through, catching the ball deep.  Clean exchanges work to a quick hand through the arm swing.  Ran a 7.34 sixty.  Offensively, balanced, loading back with a short stride.  Inside-out swing that can drag at times, works gap-to-gap.  Rhythm improved in second round of BP.  Exit velocity off the barrel topped at 78 mph.





Davon Marble OF / RHP / Shelby, NC / 2018

Athletic and strong build at 6-foot, 200 pounds.  Ran a 7.15 sixty and produced throws from the OF at 79 mph.  Average hands and cautious through the exchange.  Wants to play through the ball, with a long, loose arm swing.  Release point floats, settling at a high-¾ slot most of the time.  Some accuracy.  Offensively hits from a slight crouch, dropping his hands while using a short stride.  Level through the zone.  Ball jumps when on the barrel.  Barrel awareness can improve.  Rhythm and timing better in round two.  Exit velocity topped at 80 mph.  

Intriguing on the mound with a fastball ranging 76-80.  Showed a feel for the strike zone with all three pitches, although not commanding either side of the plate.  Change up has action, fading and cutting at times at 69-72.  Fastball hand speed provides some deception.  Curveball ranged 58-60, with gradual 11/5 action from decreased hand speed.  Average leg kick, taking a small pause at balance to gather while coiling the front hip slightly.  Works easy and on-line.  Arm strength over hand speed.





Kenny Schild OF / RHP / Lincoln Charter, NC / 2018

Average build with some length in the limbs at 5-foot-11, 155 pounds.   Ran a 7.04 sixty.  Flashed average arm strength from the outfield with positional throws of 80 mph.  Plays through the ball with rhythm and clean exchanges.  Long arm arm to an over-the-top slot showing accuracy.  Right handed hitter works athletic using a leg kick to get to a short stride.  Average bat speed works level through the zone, staying in the middle of the field.  Loose with some barrel awareness.  Exit velocity topped at 68 mph off the barrel.  





Austin Shull OF / 2B / Shelby, NC / 2016

Played through balls with rhythm from the outfield.  Clean, easy exchanges to a long arm action and over-the-top slot.  79 out of the hand from the OF with average carry and accuracy.  Tall stance from the 5-foot-9, 170 pound right handed hitter.  Vertical with the bat head, lacking a load, and using a short stride.  Better than average bat speed, showed some feel for the barrel.  Uphill leverage, occasionally long, with a pull emphasis.  Exit velocity topped at 80 mph.  

On the bump, works from the stretch only, with a short, quick slide step.  Body does not always get loaded.  Fastball ranged 74-76.  Slider and curveball.  Slider sat 68-69, occasionally sweeping the zone, but flashing sharp 10/4 tilt occasionally.  Slot went higher on the curveball, working to produce downer action at 65-67.  Change up is the fourth pitch, sitting 67-69.  Located the offspeed better than the fastball.  Sets up with the shoulders closed, staying that way until late, using a quick rotational upper half.





Jonathan Webber OF / RHP / Crest, NC / 2019

Big frame with a strong lower half at 6-foot-2, 185 pounds.  Ran a 7.03 sixty.  Good athlete that is raw and should continue to improve with age and reps.  Long arm action, with a slight stab at the bottom, gets to an over-the-top slot showing carry with arm speeds measuring 82 mph from the OF and 79 from the INF.  In the OF, works with two hands through the ball, catching it deep, and cautious on the exchange. Offensively there is strength.  Vertical bat is rushed through his timing and load.  Creates better than average bat speed with uphill leverage, working to stay in the middle of the field.  Exit velocity topped at 81 mph.   

Fastball ranged 76-79, erratic around the zone.  The breaking ball and changeup are both works in progress as the hand speed does not match all the time.  Curveball is short and gradual at 64-69.  The change ranged 64-68.  Both pitches were consistently down in the zone.  The delivery is a little stiff as the arm reaches straight back at the shoulder line before working to a high-¾ slot.  The front side tends to be early, creating some effort in the arm and head.