Player Evals: Fayetteville Prospect ID - Middle INF & Outfielders


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

PBR was in Fayetteville on Wednesday October 21st at the beautiful JP Riddle Stadium, home of Fayetteville Tech Community College.  Over thirty players from North Carolina were in attendance to take part in the full workout, gathering stats, advanced analytics, and video on each player.

Position players kicked the day off with a full pro-style workout, including a laser timed 60 yard dash.  The offensive evaluation included exit velocities off of a tee in the cage area, plus full ball flight data during live BP, with Blast Motion analytics on the swing path.  Defensively, players worked out from their primary position, allowing coaches and scouts to get a full view of athleticism, arm strength, hands, feet, and accuracy on throws.

After the position players, pitchers in attendance went through a controlled bullpen.  The bullpen included TrackMan gathering ball flight information from the release, including velocity, spin rates, and movement metrics.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and complete statistical output from each player.  There are multiple tabs, with the TrackMan and Blast Motion data included.

 

By the Numbers:

  • 28 position players went through the workout
  • 6.91 was the top 60 yard dash time
  • 3 players ran under 7.00
  • 12 players ran 7.25 or better
  • 96mph was the top exit velocity off of the tee
  • 8 players posted an exit velocity off the tee of 90mph or higher
  • 16 hitters had exit velocities off the tee of 85mph or better
  • 14 hitters posted an exit velocity of 90mph or higher in live BP
  • 96.86 was the top exit velocity posted in live BP
  • 376 feet was the furthest ball hit on the night
  • 87mph was the top fastball thrown in bullpens
  • 2479rpm was the top spin rate on a fastball
  • 2416rpm was the top spin rate on a breaking ball

 

PLAYER EVALS: Middle Infielders & Outfielders

 

 

INFIELDERS

 

Michael Venditti SS / 2B / Middle Creek, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/2B.
Body: 5/10, 165 pounds. Strong build.
Defense:  OF-Plays through the ball, catches the ball off his left foot, clean transfers. IF-Quick feet, works around the ball, above average hands, catches the ball near center, funnels to the midsection, clean transitions.
Arm: R.  INF - 81 mph. OF - 82 mph. OF-Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, some accuracy. IF-Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: S. LH-Narrow, open base, hands above back shoulder. Hands load back, average stride back to even. RH-Relaxed, narrow, even base, hands at back shoulder. Controlled leg lift against back hip, average stride, hands cock back. LH-Fluid swing, quick, loose hands, barrel stays through the zone, has feel for his barrel working through the middle of the field. RH-Fluid with quick hands, direct barrel path, barrel stays through the ball, worked gap to gap with feel for his barrel.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Made hard contact during BP, above average bat speed.
Run:7.35 runner in the 60.

 

 

Seth Jackson SS / 2B / Home School, NC / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/2B.
Body: 6/1, 180 pounds. Strong, athletic build.
Defense:  Athletic, good bend to the hips, above average hands, clean transfers.
Arm: R.  INF - 84 mph.  Accurate with some carry, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Tall, narrow base, hands at back shoulder. Hands load down and back, toe tap, average stride. Aggressive swing, quick hands, lift to the barrel path, gap to gap approach.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Has strength off the barrel, above average bat speed.
Run:7.02 runner in the 60.

 

 

Conner Marren SS / 2B / New Hanover High, NC / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/2B. High motor, active athlete.  Clean fundamentally and plays with a presence.
Body: 5/9, 157 pounds. Athletic build, strength present.
Defense:  Athletic, better than average hands, catches the ball just left of center, clean transfers.
Arm: R.  INF - 79 mph.  Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Slightly open, athletic base, hands at back shoulder with some barrel waggle. Short stride back to even, hands load back. Fluid swing, quick hands, barrel is short to the ball, stays through the zone, above average barrel feel, lined balls gap to gap.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Made hard contact during BP, above average bat speed.
Run:7.21 runner in the 60. 

 

 

JT Taylor SS / 2B / Concord Academy , NC / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/2B.
Body: 5/9, 150 pounds. Young, athletic frame, room for maturation ahead.
Defense:  Athletic, fluid actions, above average hands, catches the ball near center, funnels to the midsection, clean transitions.
Arm: R.  INF - 76 mph.  Accurate, short arm action, quickness through a high 3/4 release.
Hit: R. Even, athletic base, hands at back shoulder. Toe tap, average stride, small hand load. Relaxed, quick hands, direct barrel path, flat through the zone, has feel for his barrel working through the middle of the field.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed.
Run:7.31 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Blayse Leonard OF / RHP / Middle Creek, NC / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/OF.
Body: 5/7, 135 pounds. Athletic build, strength and quickness present.
Defense:  Athletic through the ball, soft hands, catches the ball off his left foot, clean transfers.
Arm: R.  OF - 73 mph. Accurate, long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Open base, sits in legs, hands above back shoulder. Short stride back to even, hands load back. Strong, quick hands, short path to ball, barrel stays through the ball, works through the middle of the field with feel for his barrel.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Drove the ball in BP, above average bat speed.
Run:6.94 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Side rocker with a hand pump over the head as he slides to the 1B side. Kick to the belt, closing the front hip. Some uphill leverage. Choppy rhythm begins to build out of balance. Slightly across his line with a square foot-strike. Slight fall to 1B on t
Arm Action: R. Long, plunging out of the glove. Over-the-top slot. Average arm speed.
FB: T79, 77-79 mph. 2099 rpm. Solid ride through the zone. 12:45 spin tilt out of the hand.
CB: 65-66 mph. 2203 rpm. Hump out of the hand. Sharp 10/4 tilt. Average arm speed.
CH: 71-74 mph. 1653 rpm. Average arm speed. Similar spin and movement metrics to fastball. Tunnels with fastball, relying on change of speed

 

 

Sage Bolarinwa 2B / OF / Ravenscroft , NC / 2022

Positional Profile: 2B/OF.
Body: 5/4, 110 pounds. Thin frame, room for growth ahead.
Hit: S. LH-Balanced, even base, hands at back shoulder. Weight loads back, short stride, quiet hands. RH-Balanced, even base, hands at back shoulder with barrel waggle. Weight and hands load back, short stride. LH-Short to the ball, level barrel path, works through the middle and to his pull side. RH-Balanced, level barrel path through the zone, some feel for his barrel using a line drive approach through the middle of the field.
Power: 74 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run:7.63 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Tyler Moseley 2B / SS / Corinth Holders , NC / 2022

Positional Profile: 2B/SS.
Body: 6/1, 150 pounds. Thin, athletic frame, room to add strength.
Defense:  Athletic, solid actions, catches the ball left of center, relaxed hands, funnels to the midsection, clean exchanges.
Arm: R.  INF - 71 mph.  Accurate, loose arm , high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, slightly open, barrel flat over back shoulder. Loads knee to knee, average stride, hands go slightly back. Fast hands, direct barrel path, stays through the zone, uses the whole field, better than average barrel awareness.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed.
Run:7.12 runner in the 60. 

 

 

OUTFIELDERS

 

Tyler Spruill OF / OF / Hillside, NC / 2021

Salem International commit
Positional Profile: OF.
Body: 5/11, 175 pounds. Strong, athletic build, quickness present.
Defense:  Athletic through the ball, soft hands, catches the ball in front of his left foot, clean transfers.
Arm: R.  OF - 77 mph. Accurate with carry, long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Upright, narrow, slightly open base, hands higher than back shoulder. Leg kick against back hip, hands load back. Strong, fast hands, lift to the barrel path, stays through the ball, uses the whole field.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Lots of loud contact in BP, above average bat speed.
Run:7.21 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Bryson Willis OF / C / West Carteret, NC / 2021

Wake Tech CC commit
Positional Profile: OF/C.
Body: 5/10, 160 pounds. Athletic frame with room to fill out.
Defense:  Fluid through the ball, soft hands, catches the ball off his left foot, clean exchanges.
Arm: R.  OF - 78 mph. Accurate, medium arm stroke, over the top slot.
Hit: R. Even base, slightly more weight on the back leg, hands at back shoulder. Toe tap, short stride, small hand load back. Fast hands, balanced, barrel stays through the zone, gets extension out front, uses the whole field, lots of balls off the barrel.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Drove the ball during BP, above average bat speed with some barrel whip through the zone.
Run:7.01 runner in the 60.

 

 

Preston Helmers OF / LHP / Heritage , NC / 2023

Positional Profile: OF/LHP.
Body: 5/10, 172 pounds. Strong build.
Defense:  Plays through the ball, catches the ball in front of his right foot, soft hands, clean transfers.
Arm: L.  OF - 76 mph. Accurate, medium arm stoke, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: L. Wide, even base, hands above back shoulder. Small hand load, little to no stride. Quick hands, direct barrel path, stays through the zone, works through the middle of the field with feel for his barrel.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Made hard contact during BP, above average bat speed. .
Run:7.24 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: 3B side with a side step and turn. Stable head. Kick to the belt. Closed line working back to an on-line landing and square foot-strike. Moved to the 1B side when in the stretch. Balanced finish.
Arm Action: L. Medium arm swing, reaching out of the glove. Average arm speed. Slightly laid off as the foot contacts the ground, setting a high-3/4 slot.
FB: T76, 73-76 mph. 1778 rpm. Some ride out of the hand. 11:15 spin tilt at release. Sprayed at times
CB: 60-63 mph. 1959 rpm. Soft rolling tilt. 2/8 action.
CH: 64-67 mph. 1787 rpm. Cut at times with average arm speed. Averaged 11:30 spin tilt out of the hand

 

 

Andon Swartz OF / RHP / Cary Academy, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: OF/RHP.
Body: 5/11, 190 pounds. Sturdy build, strength present.
Defense:  Plays through the ball, soft hands, catches the ball in front of his left foot, clean transfers.
Arm: R.  OF - 75 mph. Accurate with some carry, long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: S. LH-Balanced, slightly open, hands at back shoulder. Weight goes back, short stride, hands load down and back. RH-Relaxed, balanced, even base, barrel flat over back shoulder. Hands load down and back, weight goes back, short stride. LH-Fluid swing, loose, quick hands, short to the ball, barrel stays through the zone, uses the whole field with feel for his barrel. RH-Direct barrel path, stays through the zone, hands have quickness, works through the middle and to his pull side.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Drove the ball during BP, above average bat speed.
Run:7.31 runner in the 60.

 

 

Brady Groves OF / RHP / Franklinton, NC / 2023

Positional Profile: OF/RHP.
Body: 6/1, 170 pounds. Strong build.
Defense:  Plays through the ball, catches the ball in front of his left foot, relaxed hands, clean exchanges.
Arm: R.  OF - 80 mph. Accurate, quick arm, long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Wide, even base, hands at back shoulder. Loads knee to knee, short stride, hands go back. Quick hands, flat barrel path through the zone, gets extension out front, works middle and to his pull side.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed, has strength.
Run:7.29 runner in the 60.

 

 

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

Positional Profile: OF/RHP. Good athlete with quickness present throughout his game
Body: 5/10, 155 pounds. Athletic frame with projection ahead.
Defense:  Athletic through the ball, soft hands, catches the ball off his left foot, clean transitions.
Arm: R.  OF - 81 mph. Accurate with carry, loose, quick arm, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, even base, hands at back shoulder. Short stride, quiet barrel. Hands are quick, short path to the ball, barrel stays through the zone, has feel for his barrel, uses the whole field.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed.
Run:6.91 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: 3B side. Forward rocker and easy turn. Stable head with a slow tempo to balance. Builds rhythm out of balance. Level and online, kick to the mid-chest. Loose hips. Easy load in the hips. Works to an on-line and square landing. Athletic finish
Arm Action: R. Long, loose arm swing. Advanced arm speed. Whippy arm through a high-3/4 slot
FB: T84, 81-84 mph. 2194 rpm. Showed feel for glove side. Has run, at times late, when on arm side
CB: 70-72 mph. 2361 rpm. Explosive. Hard, late 10/4 tilt. Occasional length and sweeping action. Throws with intent. Average feel that should grow.
SL: 76-79 (cutter) mph. 2212 (cutter) rpm. (Cutter) - Firm, late action. Chance to miss barrels consistently. Elevated at times. Good arm speed.

 

 

Cooper Chasse OF / SS / Middle Creek, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: OF/SS.
Body: 6/1, 190 pounds. Strong build.
Defense:  Plays through the ball, soft hands, catches the ball in front of his left foot, clean transfers.
Arm: R.  OF - 80 mph. Accurate with some carry, long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Upright, narrow even base, hands at back shoulder. Average stride, small hand load. Quick hands, direct barrel path, level through the zone, works through the middle and to his pull side.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed, has strength.
Run:7.57 runner in the 60.