Player Evals: Rawlings Prospect Infielders


Brandon Hall & Matt Payne
Mid-Atlantic Regional Director & NC Director of Scouting

PBR was in Raleigh, NC on Wednesday October 28th at North Raleigh Christian Academy to run the PBR Scout Day with Rawlings Prospects NC, in conjunction with an Open Prospect ID.  The event saw 34 prospects in attendance.  The Rawlings Prospects draw a majority of their roster from the Trinagle Area of the state.

Position players kicked the day off with a full pro-style workout, including a laser timed 60 yard dash.  The offensive evaluation included full ball flight data during live BP, with an exit velocity.  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 data included.

 

By the Numbers:

  • 29 Position Players participated in the offensive and defensive workout
  • 7.58 was the median sixty time
  • 6.09 was the top posted sixty time
  • 2 catchers posted pop times under 2.20
  • 10 hitters posted an exit velocity of 85mph or higher
  • 84 mph off the barrel was the median exit velocity
  • 97 mph was the top exit velocity during BP
  • 85 mph was the top fastball on the night
  • 19 total pitchers threw bullpens

 

Rawlings Prospects NC - Infielders

 

Kennedy Nelson 1B / Wakefield , NC / 2022

Positional Profile: 1B.
Body: 6/1, 255 pounds. Large frame, strength present.
Defense:  Active feet, has bend to his hips, relaxed hands, clean exchanges.
Arm: R.  INF - 66 mph.  Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Relaxed, open base, hands at back shoulder. Short stride, small hand load back. Loose hands with quickness, flat barrel path through the zone, gets extension out front, works middle and to his pull side.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Has strength off the barrel, better than average bat speed.
Run:8.57 runner in the 60.

Joshua Potter 2B / RHP / Wakefield, NC / 2023

Positional Profile: 2B/RHP.
Body: 5/9, 140 pounds. Young frame, room for maturation ahead.
Defense:  Active feet, soft hands, catches the ball left of center, clean exchanges.
Arm: .  INF - 66 mph.  Accurate, short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Hit: . Balanced, open base, hands above back shoulder. Short stride to even, small hand load back. Short to the ball, flat barrel path through the zone, stays through the ball, has barrel feel using the whole field.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run:7.93 runner in the 60.

Lane McLean 2B / SS / North Johnston , NC / 2022

Positional Profile: 2B/SS.
Body: 5/8, 140 pounds. Athletic build, room to add strength.
Defense:  Athletic, relaxed hands, catches the ball in the center of his body, funnels to the midsection, clean transfers.
Arm: R.  INF - 75 mph.  Accurate with some carry, medium arm stroke, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Even base, more weight on the back leg, hands at back shoulder. Hands load down and back, short stride. Fast hands, has lift to the barrel path, works through the middle and to his pull side.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Made hard contact in BP, above average bat speed.
Run:7.29 runner in the 60.

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

Positional Profile: 2B/SS.
Body: 6/1, 150 pounds. Lanky, athletic frame, room to add strength.
Defense:  Plays relaxed, feet work around the ball, soft hands, catches the ball left of center, funnels to the midsection, clean transitions.
Arm: R.  INF - 73 mph.  Accurate, medium arm swing, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, slightly open base, barrel flat over back shoulder. Weight and hands load back, short stride. Quick hands, short to ball, stays inside and through the ball, has barrel awareness working through the middle of the field.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run:7.5 runner in the 60.

Parker McGraw 3B / 1B / Fuquay-Varina , NC / 2021

Lenoir CC commit
Positional Profile: 3B/1B.
Body: 5/11, 220 pounds. Large frame.
Defense:  Active feet, above average hands, catches the ball near center, clean transitions.
Arm: R.  INF - 73 mph.  Short arm action, over the top slot, some accuracy across the diamond.
Hit: R. . Quick hands, short to the ball, barrel stays through the zone, has barrel feel lining balls gap to gap.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Has strength off the barrel, above average bat speed.

Carter Johns 3B / OF / Cardinal Gibbons , NC / 2022

Positional Profile: 3B/OF.
Body: 5/10, 140 pounds. Average build, room to add strength.
Defense:  OF-Plays through the ball, catches the ball in front of his left foot, relaxed hands, clean exchanges. IF-Active feet, average hands, clean transfers.
Arm: R.  INF - 71 mph. OF - 76 mph. OF-Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, some accuracy. IF-Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Open, narrow base, hands at back shoulder. Hands load back, short stride. Quick hands, uphill barrel path through the zone, works through the middle and to his pull side.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed, some strength off the barrel.
Run:7.34 runner in the 60. 

Haden Blanks 3B / RHP / Roxboro Community, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP.
Body: 6/3, 160 pounds. Lanky frame, room for growth ahead.
Defense:  Plays through the ball, catches the ball left of center, relaxed hands, clean transfers.
Arm: R.  INF - 70 mph.  Accurate, short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Relaxed, open base, hands at back shoulder. Hands load back, short stride back to even. Loose hands, direct barrel path, flat through the zone, gets extension out front, line drive approach through the middle of the field.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run:8.07 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Side saddle on the 1B side. Easy rocker and transition to a lift to the low-chest. Builds rhythm throughout. Athletic delivery. Level out of balance, working on-line, landing in-line with a slightly open foot-strike. Athletic finish
Arm Action: R. Athletic arm. Medium arm swing. High-3/4 slot. Average to above arm speed.
FB: T78, 76-78 mph. 2054 rpm. Solid carry with a 12:45 spin tilt at release. Plays true.
CB: 64-66 mph. 1942 rpm. Early action. Working for 12/6 tilt, with more 11/5 and occasional 10/4. Average 15 inches of horizontal break.
CH: 71-73 mph. 1587 rpm. Similar movement metrics to the fastball. Good arm speed for deception

Jeff Jovino SS / 2B / Corinth Holders, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/2B.
Body: 5/10, 175 pounds. Strong, athletic build.
Defense:  Athletic, fluid actions, soft hands, clean transfers.
Arm: R.  INF - 68 mph.  Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Upright, open base, hands at back shoulder. Small hand load, short stride back to even. Direct path to the ball, barrel works level through the zone, gets extension out front, line drive approach working through the middle and to his pull side.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run:7.45 runner in the 60.