Player Evals: Dry Pond OF, P, C


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

PBR was at Moor Park in Mooresville, NC on Wednesday September 16th to run a Scout Day with the Dry Pond Blue Sox.  The day consisted of 20 players from the organization running through a full pro-style workout, with pitchers throwing controlled bullpens.

The scout day began with a laser timed 60, followed by offensive and defensive evaluations.  Pitchers threw bullpens to conclude the night.  Throughout the day, PBR Scouts were on hand to collect statistics and video on each player in attendance.  TrackMan was used during the offensive evaluations and the pitchers' bullpens to collect ball flight information.

Below are being our analysis of the evening with a look at some of the stats put up by Dry Pond players. 

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By The Numbers:

  • 21 Dry Pond players took part in the Scout Day
  • 20 players ran the laser timed 60
  • 6.73 was the top 60 time with a median time of 7.51
  • 4 hitters topped the 84 mph marker for exit velocity off the tee
  • 12 pitchers threw bullpens
  • 3 arms worked at 83 mph or higher

 

dry pond catchers, outfielders, and pitchers

 

 

 

CATCHERS AND OUTFIELDERS

Maddux Walker C / 1B / North Lincoln, NC / 2023

 

Positional Profile: C/1B.
Body: 6_1, 208 pounds. Strong, athletic build.
Defense: 2.11-2.25 pop times. Feet gain ground to target, quick, clean exchanges across his chest.
Arm: R. C - 73 mph.  Accurate, short arm action, over the top slot.
Hit: R. Narrow, even base, barrel over back shoulder. Short stride, quiet hands. Balanced, flat barrel path through the zone, stays through the ball, works through the middle of the field, some feel for the barrel.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Has strength of the barrel, average bat speed.
Run:7.86 runner in the 60. 

Ethan Bryant OF / OF / North Lincoln, NC / 2021


Positional Profile: OF.
Body: 5_11, 155 pounds. Athletic build.
Defense:  Plays through the ball, relaxed hands, catches the ball in front of his left foot, clean transfers.
Arm: OF - 73 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, some accuracy.
Hit: . Balanced, athletic base, hands above back shoulder. Smooth load, short stride, hands go slightly back. Quick hands, direct barrel path to the ball, mostly flat through the zone, gets extension out front, has barrel feel working through the middle and to his pull side.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average to above average bat speed.
Run:7.59 runner in the 60.

Chase Sharpe OF / 2B / North Gaston, NC / 2022

 

Positional Profile: OF/2B.
Body: 5_10, 165 pounds. Strong, athletic build.
Defense:  OF-Quick feet, plays through the ball, catches the ball in front of his left foot using a two hand catch, clean exchanges. IF-Active feet, catches the ball left of center, average hands, clean transfers.
Arm: R.  INF - 73 mph. OF - 74 mph. OF-Accurate, long arm action, over the top slot. IF-Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Slightly open base, more weight on the back leg, hands at back shoulder. Short stride back to even, small hand load. Flat swing, short to the ball, hands have quickness, some barrel feel working through the middle and to his pull side.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed.
Run:7.23 runner in the 60. 

Elijah Booker OF / 3B / Olympic, NC / 2023

 

Positional Profile: OF/3B.
Body: 5_10, 150 pounds. Thin, athletic frame, room for growth ahead.
Defense:  Fluid and athletic through the ball, soft hands, catches the ball in front of his left foot, clean transfers.
Arm: R.  OF - 75 mph. Accurate, medium arm stroke, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, athletic base, hands at back shoulder. Hands load back, short stride. Short to the ball, barrel is mostly level through the zone with extension out front, quick hands, middle of the field approach with feel for the barrel.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed.
Run:7.22 runner in the 60. 

Dylan Verdi OF / LHP / Lincoln Charter, NC / 2022

 

Positional Profile: OF/LHP.
Body: 5_8, 160 pounds. Strong build.
Defense:  Athletic, quick feet, relaxed hands, catches the ball in front of his right foot, clean exchanges.
Arm: L.  OF - 73 mph. Accurate, long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Upright, slightly open base, barrel flat above back shoulder. Leg kick, average stride, small hand load. Quick hands, aggressive swing, short swing, hands stay close to the body, uphill barrel path, gap to gap approach.
Power: 75 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Better than average bat speed.
Run:7.53 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Straight on setup in the middle of the rubber. Small rocker and easy turn. Controlled rhythm. Lift to the belt. Average stride, on-line and square. Some rhythm in the hands as they break.
Arm Action: L. Long arm swing works to an over-the-top slot. Some effort. Average arm speed.
FB: T72, 70-72 mph. 1392 rpm. Arm side run out of the hand. 10:45 spin tilt. Some feel for arm side location
CB: 65-66 mph. 1348 rpm. Sweeping action, at times with the hand under the ball. Rolls through break.
CH: 61-62 mph. 1063 rpm. Solid arm speed. Some deception. 10:45 spin tilt.

Luke Osteen OF / RHP / Hough, NC / 2021

 

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Positional Profile: OF/RHP.
Body: 6_1, 180 pounds. Athletic build, room to add strength, quickness present.
Hit: S. RHH-Slightly open, athletic base, barrel flat over back shoulder. Controlled leg lift against back leg, short stride, quiet barrel. LHH-Slightly open, more weight on the back leg, barrel flat over back shoulder. RHH-Short path to ball, flat barrel through the zone, quick hands, line drive approach working middle and to his pull side. LHH-Quick hands, lift to the swing path, gets extension out front, works through the middle and to his pull side.
Power: R - 88 L - 86 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed, has pop to his pull sides.
Run:6.73 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Big side step and slide to the 1B side. Athletic lift to the high chest. Loose hips. On-line and controlled over the rubber. Stable head. Slightly across his body with a square foot-strike
Arm Action: R. Long, loose arm swing. Athletic and quick arm. Good directoin. High-3/4 release
FB: T88, 85-88 mph. 1724 rpm. Arm side run present. Good arm speed. Has feel for the zone, lacking command. 1:15 spin tilt out of the hand
CB: 71-73 mph. 2187 rpm. Hard. Good arm speed. Sweeping action. Late break. 9:00 spin tilt out of the hand.
CH: 78-81 mph. 1646 rpm. Good arm speed. Has deception. Run out of the hand. Lacks feel at this time

 

 

PITCHERS

Michael Crayton RHP / 3B / West Stanly, NC / 2021


Positional Profile: RHP/3B.
Body: 6_4, 200 pounds.
Delivery: Small side step and turn, gathering before lifting to the low-chest. 1B side of the rubber. Slightly closed at balance. Stable head. Lands on-line and square. Good extension. Athletic finish
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing. Ball hidden behind body line. Works with ease to a high-3/4 slot. Average to above arm speed.
FB: T85, 84-85 mph. 2160 rpm. Arm side run out of the hand. 1:15 spin tilt. Flooded the zone with feel for both sides of the plate
CB: 69-72 mph. 2343 rpm. Consistent late tilt. 11/5 action. Good arm speed.
SL: 0 mph. 2279 rpm. Sweeping action out of the hand. Good arm speed. Short action.
CH: 75-76 (CH) 78-79 (SPL) mph. 0 rpm. Run out of the hand with solid arm speed on the change-up. Splitter has soft downer action.


Hunter Henson RHP / 3B / East Lincoln , NC / 2023


Positional Profile: RHP/3B.
Body: 5_11, 165 pounds. Athletic build.
Defense:  Feet work to the ball, catches the ball in the center of his body, deep at times, average hands, funnels to the midsection, clean exchanges.
Arm: R.  INF - 77 mph.  Accurate with some carr, medium arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Open base, hands above back shoulder. Small leg kick, short stride back to even, small hand cock back. Balanced, barrel works down to the ball, stays through the ball working uphill out front, some quickness to his hands, lined balls through the middle of the field.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run:7.96 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: 1B side. Small rocker and easy turn. Controlled over the rubber, lifting to the mid-chest. On-line and tall. Short strider. Lands in-line with a slightly closed foot-strike. Athletic finish.
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing, reaching out of the back side. Slight body wrap. Over-the-top slot. Head clears slightly. Good direction
FB: T77, 75-77 mph. 1843 rpm. Slight run. 1:15 spin tilt out of the hand. Showed feel for the zone.
CB: 62-64 mph. 2102 rpm. Hump out of the hand. Rolls through the zone with a 10/4 tilt, occasionally sweeping out of the hand.
CH: 68-70 mph. 1518 rpm. Early run. Big arm side action. Average arm speeD


Jabez White RHP / OF / Corvian Community, NC / 2022

 

Positional Profile: RHP/OF.
Body: 6_3, 160 pounds. Lanky frame with room to add strength.
Defense:  Athletic, uses a two hand catch, clean exchanges with momentum into his throws.
Arm: R.  OF - 81 mph. Loose arm with quickness through a high 3/4 slot, accurate.
Hit: L. Tall, narrow, open base, barrel flat above back shoulder. Hands load back, sits into back leg, short stride. Uphill barrel path, hands stay close to the ball with quickness through the swing, uses the whole field.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average to above average bat speed.
Run:7.47 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Stretch only. 1B side. Lifts to the low-chest with a small pelvic tilt. Short strider. Works on-line. Lands square and on-line. Average extension.
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing extended out of the glove. Works back to a position of strength and high-3/4 slot. Ball comes out of the sleeve a little. Easy delivery with average arm speed
FB: T81, 77-81 mph. 1997 rpm. Solid ride with 21.4 inches of induced vertical movement. 12:45 spin tilt out of the hand. Elevated in the zone
CB: 64-66 mph. 2028 rpm. 10/4 tilt, early at times. Consistent. Down in the zone. Average arm speed.
SL:  mph.  rpm. .
CH: 74-75 mph. 1836 rpm. Run with solid arm speed. 1:00 spin tilt out of the hand.

Levi Clark RHP / OF / East Lincoln , NC / 2023

 

Positional Profile: RHP/OF.
Body: 6_0, 170 pounds. Strong, athletic build.
Defense:  Plays to the ball, uses a two hand catch at times, fluid feet through the exchange with clean transfers.
Arm: R.  OF - 71 mph. Accurate, medium arm action, over the top slot.
Hit: R. Open base, low hands below back shoulder, vertical barrel. Short stride into the plate, quiet hands. Short swing, some lift to the barrel path through the zone, some quickness to the hands, middle of the field approach, some balls off the barrel.
Power: 73 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average to above average bat speed.
Run:8.2 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Small side step and turn on the 1B side. Simple lift to the low-chest. Stable head. Lands across his line, falling to the 1B side, cutting off some extension. Square foot-strike.
Arm Action: R. Medium arm swing. Some elbow lead with the elbow working above the shoulder line. Exaggerated over-the-top slot. Average arm speed.
FB: T72, 69-72 mph. 1723 rpm. Average movement metrics. 12:45 spin tilt out of the hand. Showed feel for glove side
CB: 62-63 mph. 1974 rpm. Average arm speed. Slight hump, rolling through 10/4 tilt.
SL:  mph.  rpm. .
CH: 66-67 mph. 1562 rpm. Average arm speed. Some feel. 1:15 spin tilt.

Garrett Lynch LHP / 1B / Hopewell , NC / 2021

 

Positional Profile: LHP/1B.
Body: 6_0, 170 pounds. Strong frame.
Hit: R. Wide base, slightly open, hands at back shoulder. Short stride back to even, hands load back. Direct barrel path, mostly flat through the zone, lift out front with a high finish, gap to gap approach with some feel for the barrel.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average to above average bat speed.
Run:7.53 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Side step and shift to the 3B side of the rubber. Kick to the mid-chest with the foot outside the knee. Sinks into the backside. On-line, lands slightly across his line with a closed foot-strike. Rotational, finishes upright with occasional re-coil
Arm Action: L. Long arm swing with an early ball turn out of the glove. Front side is early, leaving the arm to whip through a 3/4 slot. Has solid arm speed.
FB: T80, 78-80 mph. 2176 rpm. Early arm side run, out of the hand. 10:45 spin tilt. Showed feel for both sides of the zone
CB: 67-68 mph. 1928 rpm. Sweeping action. Early side to side. Average arm speed.
CH: 73-75 mph. 1571 rpm. 10:00 spin tilt out of the hand. Early run. Misses were elevated and arm side. Solid arm speed.