Player Analysis: Uncommitted Showcase I


Brandon Hall & Matt Payne
Executive Director and Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

On June 23 and 24, PBR of North Caroline ran invite only events to continue to identify and promote uncommitted 2021 graduates.  Players attending the Uncommitted Showcase were able to go through a full pro-style workout, running a laser timed 60, working through an offensive evaluation, and a defensive evaluation.  Pitchers threw controlled bullpens for PBR Scouts. Each day was live streamed with over 60 colleges and university programs watching one, or both days of workouts through the PBR of NC channel on Watch Your Game's live streaming feed.

We begin to dive into all of the information gathered at the Uncommitted Showcase by taking a look at some of the metrics and stats collected on the day.  As we continue to take a further look into each player, we will unveil metrics from Blast and TrackMan, giving coaches and scouts a better feel for each player's ability on the field. 

CLICK HERE to see the full stats and roster from Uncommitted Showcase I at Tuckaseegee Park in Charlotte, NC

 

By the Numbers (2 Uncommitted Showcases):

  • 29 players took part in the two Uncommitted Showcases
  • 9 hitters saw a peak exit velocity off of a tee at 90 mph or higher
  • 3 position players ran a sub-7.00 laser timed sixty
  • 7 players ran under a 7.20 sixty
  • 4 infielders or outfielders produced arm strength above 83mph
  • 3 catchers saw their top pop time at 2.15 or better
  • 1 pitcher worked at 85 mph or higher

 

Player Analysis

 

 

 

Tim Cotton OF / OF / Covenant Day, NC / 2021

Positional Profile: OF/RHP.
Body: 5_11, 160 pounds. Athletic build, room to add strength.
Defense: Plays through the ball, catches ball off left foot, soft hands, clean exchanges.
Arm: R. .INF -  mph. OF - 83 mph. Accurate with carry, medium arm stroke, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Athletic, even base, barrel flat above back shoulder. Loads back, short stride, quiet barrel. Loose hands, short to ball, flat stroke, gap to gap approach, lots of balls off the barrel.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed.
Run:7.32 runner in the 60.

 

 

Santiago Rodriguez 3B / SS / Hopewell, NC / 2021

Positional Profile: 3B/SS.
Body: 5/6, 150 pounds. Sturdy build.
Defense:Feet work to the ball, catches ball in center of body, average hands, clean exchanges.
Arm: R. .INF - 74 mph. .Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, accurate.
Hit: R. Upright, narrow base, hands at back shoulder. Average stride, hands get back. Level swing, barrel gets extension out front, works gap to gap with barrel awareness, hit several line drives to left center.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed.
Run:7.68 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Miller St. John SS / 2B / Marvin Ridge , NC / 2021

Positional Profile: SS/2B.
Body: 5/9, 130 pounds. Thin frame, room to fill out.
Defense:Fluid actions, catches ball left of center, softness to hands, funnels to belt, clean transitions.
Arm: R. .INF - 77 mph. .Loose arm, 3/4 slot, some accuracy.
Hit: R. Relaxed, slightly open, barrel flat on back shoulder. Weight goes slightly back, short stride, barrel lifts off shoulder as hands get back. Loose hands, direct barrel path, level through zone, line drive approach middle to pull side, better than average barrel feel.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed.
Run:7.26 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Brandon Butterworth SS / 2B / SVHS, NC / 2021

Positional Profile: SS/2B.
Body: 5/9, 140 pounds. Lanky, athletic frame, quickness present.
Defense:Polished defender, plays with rhythm, soft hands, easy transitions.
Arm: R. .INF - 83 mph. .Quick arm, accurate, feel for off platform throws.
Hit: R. Athletic base, slightly open, barrel flat above back shoulder. Smooth load, slight weight shift against back leg, quiet barrel. Fluid and loose, barrel is short to ball, stays through the ball, line drive approach, plenty of barrel feel.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed, numbers should jump as more strength is added.
Run:6.94 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Eli Agosto C / OF / Lake Norman Charter, NC / 2021

Positional Profile: C/OF.
Body: 5/10, 175 pounds. Average frame, room to fill out.
Defense: 2.00 - 2.12 pop times. Quick feet with quick exchanges across chest, Relaxed setup, loose hips, quick movements, average hands.
Arm: R. C - 79 mph. INF -  mph. .Short arm action, quickness through over the top release, carry with some accuracy.
Hit: R. Open base, hands at back shoulder. Leg kick, average stride, barrel movement. Loose hands with quickness, uphill barrel path, middle of the field approach, some barrel feel.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, more to come with added strength.
Run:7.18 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Jacob Reeves SS / 2B / Lake Norman, NC / 2021

Positional Profile: SS/2B.
Body: 5/10, 175 pounds. Strong, athletic build.
Defense:Solid actions, catches ball in center of body, better than average hands, exchanges at chest.
Arm: R. .INF - 80 mph. .Medium arm stroke, high 3/4 slot, some accuracy and carry.
Hit: R. Athletic base, slightly open, hands just above back shoulder. Weight loads back, short stride, quiet barrel. Direct barrel path, level through zone, gets extension, line drive approach middle to pull side with barrel feel.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed, pop to left center.
Run:7.28 runner in the 60.

 

 

Christopher Ronek C / Charlotte Latin, NC / 2021

Positional Profile: C.
Body: 5/11, 160 pounds. Athletic build.
Defense: 2.11 - 2.19 pop times. Quick feet with quick transfers across midsection, low hips presenting a low target, average hands.
Arm: R. C - 70 mph.  .Short arm action, over the top slot, some accuracy.
Hit: R. Even, athletic base, hands at back shoulder. Leg kick load, average stride, quiet barrel. Short to ball, barrel stays through zone with some lift out front, middle to pull approach, better than average barrel awareness.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed.
Run:8.02 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Greg Bello 3B / 2B / Sun Valley, NC / 2021

Positional Profile: 3B/2B.
Body: 5/11, 175 pounds. Athletic build, strength present.
Defense:Feet work around ball, catches ball in the center of his body, better than average hands, exchanges at his chest.
Arm: R. .INF - 81 mph. .Arm has carry, medium arm stroke, high 3/4 slot, some accuracy.
Hit: R. Athletic base, slightly open, hands at back shoulder. Small leg lift against back leg, short stride, hands get to good launch position. Fluid swing, strong hands with quickness, barrel stays through the zone. has barrrel feel working gap to gap.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed, ball comes hard off the barrel.
Run:7.2 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Will Farrell 3B / OF / Charlotte Christian , NC / 2021

Positional Profile: 3B/C.
Body: 5/11, 180 pounds. Athletic build, quickness and strength present.
Defense:OF-Fluid, relaxed hands, catches ball off left foot, clean transfers. IF-Quick feet, better than average hands, catches ball near center, exchanges at midsection.
Arm: R. .INF - 82 mph. OF - 88 mph. OF-Accurate with carry, long arm action, high 3/4 slot. IF-Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, accurate.
Hit: R. Relaxed, athletic, even base, hands at back shoulder. Leg kick against back hip, short stride, small hand load back. Quick hands, barrel is short to ball, stays through zone with extension out front, has barrel feel using the whole field.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed, lots of hard contact.
Run:6.78 runner in the 60.

 

 

William Gray SS / 3B / Mount Pleasant, NC / 2021

Positional Profile: SS/3B.
Body: 5/11, 185 pounds. Athletic build, strength present.
Defense:Fluid actions, feet work around ball, catches ball left of center, relaxed hands, funnels to belt with clean exchanges.
Arm: R. .INF - 78 mph. .Accurate with some carry, short arm action, feel for using different arm slots.
Hit: R. Tall, even base, hands back with barrel angled away from pitcher. Short stride, hands cock with barrel going more upright. Hands are quick, barrel is short to ball, level through zone, lined balls all over the field.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Has strength with above average bat speed.
Run:7.52 runner in the 60.

 

 

Logan Hall OF / OF / Myers Park, NC / 2021

Positional Profile: OF.
Body: 6/1, 165 pounds. Lanky frame.
Defense:Fluid through the ball, relaxed hands, catches ball off right foot, clean transitions.
Arm: L. OF - 80 mph. Accurate with carry, long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: L. Athletic, even base, hands just above back shoulder. Smooth load, short stride into plate, hands get set to attack. Loose and fluid, short to ball, barrel stays through zone with extension through the middle, lined several balls to left center.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average to above average bat speed.
Run:7.23 runner in the 60.

 

 

Marshall Witherell RHP / OF / South Point , NC / 2021

Positional Profile: RHP/OF.
Body: 6/1, 175 pounds. Strength present in an average frame
Delivery: Small rocker and turn. Kick to the mid-chest, loading the front hip. Kicks out, working on-line, landing in-line and square. Some recoil on foot strike with a slight roll to the 1B side
Arm Action: R. Medium arm swing. Clean. Average arm speed. Over-the-top creating some angle when down.
FB: T80, 76-80 mph. 2095 rpm. Solid ride. Arm side run present when on the arm side. Some feel for the zone, lacking advanced command
CB: 65-67 mph. 2018 rpm. Gradual downer action. Stays to the arm side at times. 12/6 tilt.
CH: 73-75 mph. 1860 rpm. Average arm speed. Occasional cut. Shows feel

 

 

Damon Ottavianelli OF / 1B / Ardrey Kell , NC / 2021

Positional Profile: OF/1B.
Body: 6/1, 168 pounds. Athletic frame.
Defense:Works through the ball, relaxed hands, catches ball off right foot, clean transfers.
Arm: L. .INF -  mph. OF - 73 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot, some accuracy.
Hit: L. Relaxed, even base, hands at back shoulder, more vertical barrel. Small load back, short stride, quiet barrel. Balanced, short swing, barrel stays through the zone, quickness to his hands, uses the whole field with feel for his barrel.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Hard contact to both gaps, above average bat speed.
Run:7.35 runner in the 60.

 

 

Eddie Dew SS / 3B / Hickory Ridge, NC / 2021

Positional Profile: SS/3B.
Body: 6/1, 170 pounds. Athletic frame, room to fill out.
Defense:Quick feet, works around the ball, average hands, clean transitions.
Arm: R. .INF - 76 mph. .Accurate, medium arm stroke, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Even, wide base, sits in legs, hands at back shoulder. Weight loads back, short stride, barrel goes vertical. Loose quick hands, barrel works up through the ball, gap to gap approach with better than average feel for his barrel.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed, strength to the gaps.
Run:7.26 runner in the 60.

 

 

Kai Hansen 3B / 2B / Mountain Island Charter, NC / 2021

Positional Profile: 3B/2B.
Body: 6/1, 180 pounds. Athletic frame.
Defense:Athletic, quick feet work around ball, catches ball off left hip, relaxed hands, funnels to midsection with clean exchanges.
Arm: R. .INF - 80 mph. .Accurate, short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Tall, narrow base, hands high above back shoulder. Smooth load, long stride,hands get to good launch position. Loose swing, gets barrel in zone early, stays through zone, extension out front, lined balls through the middle of the field.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed, strength off the barrel.
Run:7.47 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Camden King C / 1B / Weddington , NC / 2021

Positional Profile: C/1B.
Body: 6/1, 190 pounds. Large frame.
Defense: 2.07 - 2.14 pop times. Fluid feet, quick transfers across chest, average hands receiving.
Arm: R. C - 74 mph. INF -  mph. .Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Even base, hands behind back shoulder with barrel angle behind head. Hands work slightly back, small stride into plate. Quick hands, level swing, barrel gets extension out front, gap to gap approach with barrel feel.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Pull strength, average bat speed.
Run:7.98 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Matthew McCowan II SS / 2B / East Lincoln, NC / 2021

Positional Profile: SS/2B.
Body: 6/2, 180 pounds. Lanky, athletic frame with room to add strength.
Defense: OF-Athletic through ball, relaxed hands, catches ball off left foot, clean exchanges. IF-Relaxed, catches the ball in the center of his body, better than average hands, clean transfers.
Arm: R. .INF - 75 mph. OF - 78 mph. OF-Accurate, some carry, long arm action, high 3/4 slot. IF-Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, open base, barrel flat above back shoulder. Small leg kick against back leg, short stride, small hand load. Loose, quick hands, short to ball, barrel stays through zone with lift out front, works gap to gap with feel for his barrel.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed, has pop to all fields off his barrel.
Run:6.92 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Hampton Gilchrist RHP / OF / Hough, NC / 2021

Positional Profile: RHP.
Body: 6/3, 220 pounds. Physical build, strength present.
Hit: R. Even base, sits in legs, hands close to body, just above back shoulder. Small load, short stride, little hand movement. Quick hands, uphill barrel path, works middle to his pull side, some barrel feel.
Power: 96 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Ball comes hard off the barrel, above average bat speed.
Run:7.09 runner in the 60. 

Body: 6/3, 220 pounds. Physical build, strength present.
Delivery: Rhythmic delivery working to build momentum. Stable over the rubber, building tempo after foot strike. Kick to the mid-chest. Uphill leverage through shoulders. Lands on-line with a square foot-strike. Slight lean to the 1B side on finish.
Arm Action: R. Long arm, plunges out of the glove, slightly wrapped behind the body line. Works back up to an over-the-top release. Arm strength over arm speed.
FB: T86, 84-86 mph. 2200 rpm. 12:15 spin tilt out of the hand. Occasionally cuts. Has feel for the zone with an ability to elevate.