Player Evals: East Coast Clippers - Position Players


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

PBR Scouts were on hand at Ting Park in Holly Springs, NC to conduct a full Scout Day workout with the East Coast Clippers.  The Clippers have teams throughout the high school age ranges, most making their home in the Triangle area.  The Scout Day saw players from 2021, 2022, and 2023 graduating classes.

A Scout Day with PBR consists of a full workout.  Position players will run a laser timed 60, followed by offensive and defensive workouts.  The offensive workout, with live BP, had TrackMan running, tracking ball flight analytics off the bat.  Defensively, players worked out from their primary positions with PBR Scouts collecting metrics and information for a full evaluation.  The workout is filmed for each player and their video will be posted to the PBR Player Profiles.  Pitchers were able to throw controlled bullpens, again with TrackMan collecting information from ball flight.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster of Clippers attending, as well as the statistics pulled from the event.

 By the Numbers:

  • 21 Clippers took part in the workout
  • 4 players ran under a 7.20 in the laser timed 60
  • 7 pitchers threw
  • 89 mph was the top fastball
  • 3 arms worked at 83 or better
  • 103 mph was the top exit velocity during BP
  • 7 hitters posted an exit velocity of 90 mph or higher
  • 11 hitters were at 88mph or higher with their exit velocity

 

East Coast Clippers Position Players

 

 

Infielders

 

Thomas Martinez 2B / 3B / William G. Enloe, NC / 2021

 

Positional Profile: 2B/3B.
Body: 5/10, 155 pounds. Athletic frame, room to add strength.
Defense:   Fluid actions, soft hands, funnels to the belt, clean transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 74 mph. Accurate, some carry, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Athletic base, hands cocked above back shoulder. Short stride, quiet hands. Loose swing, direct barrel path, flat through the zone, hands have quickness, lots of balls off the barrel with a middle of the field line drive approach.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average to above average bat speed.
Run:7.56 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Luke Morton 2B / SS / Heritage , NC / 2021

 

Positional Profile: 2B/SS.
Body: 6/1, 155 pounds. Lanky frame, room to add strength.
Defense:   Solid actions, plays relaxed, soft hands, catches the ball near center, funnels to the belt, easy transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 79 mph. Accurate with some carry, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, slightly open base, hands at back shoulder. Short stride back to even, small hand load back. Loose hands, direct barrel path, flat through the zone, has barrel awareness lining balls gap to gap.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed.
Run:7.43 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Jackson Dunlap 3B / 1B / Clayton High, NC / 2021

 

Positional Profile: 3B/1B.
Body: 6/2, 200 pounds. Strong build.
Defense:   Feet work around the ball, some softness to his hands, funnels to the midsection, clean transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 73 mph. Accurate, medium arm stroke, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Open base, hands near back shoulder, more vertical barrel. Average stride back to even, hands cock back. Barrel works down to the ball, level through the zone with some lift out front, gap to gap approach.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Some strength off the barrel, average bat speed.
Run:7.76 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Colin Scoggins 3B / 1B / Northern Durham, NC / 2021

 

North Carolina Wesleyan commit
Positional Profile: 3B/1B.
Body: 5/10, 175 pounds. Strong build.
Defense:   Solid actions, soft hands, catches the ball near center, funnels to the midsection, easy exchanges.
Arm: R. INF - 79 mph. Accurate, short arm action, feel for different arm slots.
Hit: R. Open base, has knee bend, hands start back above shoulder. Small leg lift against back side, average stride back to even, hands cock back. Balanced, loose, quick hands, short to ball, barrel stays through the zone, has barrel feel.
Power: 93 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Lots of hard contact during BP, above average bat speed.
Run:7.66 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Jack Boyles SS / 3B / Heritage, NC / 2022


Positional Profile: SS.
Body: 6/2, 180 pounds. Strong, athletic build.
Defense:   Fluid actions, soft hands, funnels to the midsection, easy transtions.
Arm: R. INF - 83 mph. Accurate, some carry, feel for different arm slots.
Hit: . Balanced, even base, barrel flat over back shoulder. Small leg lift against back leg, short stride into the plate, hands load back. Direct barrel path, stays through the zone, quick hands, lots of line drives through the middle of the field.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Consistent hard contact, better than average bat speed.
Run:7.16 runner in the 60.

 

 

Chris Moon SS / OF / Apex Friendship, NC / 2022

 

Positional Profile: SS/OF.
Body: 5/10, 165 pounds. Athletic frame, room for growth ahead.
Defense:   Athletic through the ball, soft hands, catches the ball off his left foot, clean transitions.
Arm: R. OF - 70 mph. Accurate, medium arm stroke, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Even base, more weight on the back leg, hands at back shoulder. Short stride, small hand load. Relaxed and balanced, quick hands, direct barrel path, stays through the ball, has barrel feel lining balls gap to gap.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average to above average bat speed.
Run:7.61 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Jimmyll Williams 3B / 2B / Hillside, NC / 2023


Positional Profile: INF
Body: 5/10, 175 pounds. Strong, athletic build.
Defense:   Solid actions, athletic, quick feet, above average hands, catches the ball near center, clean transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 80 mph. Accurate with some carry, arm has quickness through a high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, even base, sits in legs, hands just above back shoulder. Smooth load, short stride, quiet barrel. Quick hands, short to the ball, barrel stays through the ball, gets extension out front, has feel for his barrel working gap to gap.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed, lots of hard contact during BP.
Run: runner in the 60.

 

 

 

Outfielders

 

Cade Currin OF / LHP / Granville Central , NC / 2023


Positional Profile: OF/LHP.
Body: 5/7, 135 pounds. Thin, lanky frame, room for growth ahead.
Defense:   Athletic through the ball, relaxed hands, catches the ball off his right foot, clean transitions.
Arm: L. OF - 76 mph. Accurate, long arm action, over the top slot.
Hit: L. Balanced, even base, hands at back shoulder. Short stride, hands load back. Relaxed, some quickness to his hands, barrel works slightly uphill through the zone, uses the whole field.
Power:  mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run:7.17 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Small rocker and builds rhythm from the turn through release. Low kick, reaching with the front leg out of balance. Some pelvic tilt in the hips with the head working behind the body line. Slightly uphill, works to an on-line landing. Average extension.
Arm Action: L. Long, loose arm swing. Over-the-top slot. Average arm speed
FB: T79, 77-79 mph. 2156 rpm. Arm side run is present. 11:00 spin tilt ouf of the hand. Works with intent
CB: 68-71 mph. 2496 rpm. Hard 1/7 tilt. Has depth. Average feel.
SL:  mph.  rpm. .
CH: 71-74 mph. 1631 rpm. Arm side feel with minimal fade

 

 

Alec DeMartino OF / OF / Millbrook, NC / 2021


UNC Wilmington commit. 
Physical athlete with a tremendous upside.
Positional Profile: OF.
Body: 6/2, 195 pounds. Strong, athletic build.
Defense:   Athletic through the ball, soft hands, catches the ball off his left foot, clean transfers.
Arm: R. Quick arm, accurate with carry, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Athletic, even base, barrel flat over back shoulder. Small leg load against his back hip, short stride, hands get set to attack. Loose, fast hands, flat barrel path through the zone, stays through the ball, drives the ball gap to gap.
Power: 98 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Lots of bat speed and hard contact.
Run:7.06 runner in the 60.

 

 

Charles McDowell OF / 2B / Northern, NC / 2023

 

Positional Profile: OF/2B.
Body: 5/9, 150 pounds. Thin frame, room to add strength.
Defense:   Athletic through the ball, catches the ball off his left foot, soft hands, clean transfers.
Arm: R. OF - 72 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot, some accuracy.
Hit: R. Relaxed, even base, hands at back shoulder. Short stride, small hand load back. Barrel is short to the ball, stays inside the ball, level through the zone, lined balls to center and right center.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average to above average bat speed, numbers should increase with added strength.
Run:7.59 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Zach Blailock OF / RHP / Cleveland, NC / 2022

 

Positional Profile: OF/RHP.
Body: 6/1, 155 pounds. Thin frame, room to add strength.
Defense:   Plays through the ball, catches the ball in front of his left foot, relaxed hands, clean transfers.
Arm: R. OF - 70 mph. Accurate, long arm action, over the top slot.
Hit: R. Open base, barrel flat above back shoulder. Uses a toe tap, short stride back to even, barrel lifts off back shoulder, hands go slightly back. Barrel works level to slightly uphill through the zone, gets extension out front, hands have quickness, works through the middle and to his pull side.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run:7.02 runner in the 60. 

 

 

 

Catchers

 

Andrew Thomas C / OF / Leesville Road, NC / 2022

 

Positional Profile: C/OF.
Body: 5/10, 155 pounds. Thin frame, room for growth ahead.
Defense: 2.26 - 2.51 pop times. Quick feet, clean transfers across his midsection,
Arm: R. C - 71 mph. Accurate, short arm action, over the top slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, slightly open base, hands above back shoulder. Short stride back to even, hands load back. Barrel is short to the ball, mostly level through the zone, lined balls through the middle and to his pull side.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Some strength off the barrel, average bat speed.
Run:7.35 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Stephen Lamb C / RHP / Durham Academy , NC / 2022

 

Positional Profile: C
Body: 5/11, 165 pounds. Thin frame with room for growth ahead.
Defense: 2.41 - 2.59 pop times. Fluid feet gain ground to target, clean transfers across his midsection.
Arm: R. C - 68 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, some feel for the second base bag.
Hit: . Open, wide base, hands at back shoulder. Short stride into the plate, hands load back. Quick hands, stays inside the ball, barrel stays through the ball with extension out front, uses the whole field.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run:7.99 runner in the 60.