Player Evals: Summer Kickoff ID Position Players


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

Baseball was back in North Carolina on Sunday May 31st.  With over 60 players in attendance, and the event being run in waves of approximately 10 players to promote social distancing, PBR Scouts were very impressed with some of the performances.  The Summer Kickoff ID featured North Carolina's first full Tech event with TrackMan and Blast running throughout the event gathering advanced analytics and basic numbers on pitchers and hitters.

The entire event took place at Ultimate Performance in Matthews, NC.  PBR has run several events out of this massive facility.  The layout allows for catchers to make a full length throw to 2B, for outfielders to show off their arm strength with a 60 yard throw, and for infielders to work across a full length diamond.  Offensively, the hitters are able to workout in a 60'x60' cage, seeing the ball fly off the barrel.

The day consisted of a pro-style workout.  Pitchers were up first, throwing controlled bullpens with TrackMan gathering velocity, spin rate, release metrics and movement metrics.  As the position players began their day, they ran a laser timed 30, took reps at their defensive position, and rolled through multiple offensive stations.  For the position players, a radar gun was used to measure arm strength from their positions.  The catchers were able to make full length throws to 2B so scouts could get pop times.  As the hitters progressed to their offensive stations, they were able to collect a static exit velocity off of a tee and then during the live BP portion, Blast gathered pre-contact metrics like batspeed and rotational acceleration.  Ball flight metrics like exit velocity, launch angle, distance, and hang time were collected by TrackMan.

Next up in the breakdown of the Summer Kickoff ID is a quick look at some of the position players that made a quick impression.  While the PBR Scouting staff is still diving into all of the numbers from the event, these hitters created some buzz in the building with just eyes on them.  The list of players that were impressive will grow as the analytics are published as well.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and stats from the 2020 Summer Kickoff ID

Summer Kickoff ID - By the Numbers

  • 63 Total Players in Attendance
  • 2021 - 2024 graduating years represented
  • 15 players ran a sub 4.05 laser timed 30 yard dash
  • 10 position players showed arm strength above 85 mph from their position
  • 4 catchers posted pop times of 2.11 or better
  • 13 hitters showcased a static exit velocity off of a tee of 88mph or higher
  • 13 pitchers touched 85 or higher in their bullpens
  • 2 arms bumped 90 mph
  • 13 hitters posted a live BP exit velocity of 85 or higher
  • 4 hitters posted a live BP exit velocity of 90 or higher
  • 3 hitters posted a live BP hard hit percentage of 70% or higher
  • 355' marked the furthest ball hit on the day in BP
  • 93.8mph marked the hardest hit ball on the day in BP
  • 90.8mph was the top fastball thrown
  • 2851 rpm was the top spin rate on a Curveball
  • 2615 rpm was the top spin rate on a slider
  • -2.87 (LHP) to 2.75 (RHP) - Range of release from the middle of the rubber, in feet of all pitchers at the event

 

Summer Kickoff ID Position Players

*Click on player names to see their profile including their updated stats and video.

 

 

2021 Position Players

 

Will Walker 1B / 3B / Orange, NC / 2021

 

Positional Profile: 1B/3B.
Body: 6’1”, 180 pounds. Average frame, strength present.
Defense:  Fluid feet, good bend to the hips, catches the ball in the center of his body, average hands, clean transfers. Has feel around first base bag.
Arm: R. INF - 70 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, some accuracy.
Hit: R. Relaxed, slightly open athletic base. Fluid load, small leg kick, gets to good launch position. Quick hands, short barrel path, stays through the ball. Gap to gap approach with above average barrel feel.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Has strength with above average bat speed.
Run: 4.02 runner in the 30. 

 

 

Jake Hasner 1B / C / Myers Park, NC / 2021

 

Positional Profile: 1B/C.
Body: 6’1”, 240 pounds. Large frame.
Defense: 2.32 - 2.43 pop times. INF - Active feet, moves well for his build. Good bend to his hips with above average hands and feel around the bag. C-Feet gain ground with clean transfers across his chest.
Arm: R. C - 69 mph. INF - 75 mph. IF-Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot. C-Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, feel for second base bag.
Hit: R. Slightly open, balanced setup. Small load, short stride, quiet hands. Direct barrel path with quick hands. Mostly level bat path working middle to his pull side. Better than average barrel feel.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed with strength.
Run: 4.12 runner in the 30. 

 

 

Nolan Lawrence 3B / RHP / Northern Guilford, NC / 2021


Positional Profile: 3B/RHP.
Body: 6’2”, 190 pounds. Athletic frame with strength present.
Defense:  Quick feet, catches the ball in the center of his body. Average hands, lets the ball get to deep at times.
Arm: R.  INF - 83 mph.  Long arm action, overhand release.
Hit: R. Open stance, barrel starts flat above back shoulder. Quick knee to knee load, average stride, hands work back. Barrel works short to the ball with quick hands. Gap to gap approach with flashes of feel for barrel. Gets up out of his legs at times affecting his bat control and extension through the zone.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Has strength, above average bat speed.
Run: 3.91 runner in the 30.

 

 

Matt Pollard C / OF / Leesville Road, NC / 2021

 

Positional Profile: C/OF.
Body: 6’1”, 175 pounds. Strong, athletic frame.
Defense: 2.09 - 2.39 pop times. OF-Plays through the ball, catch position off the left foot, average hands, clean transitions.  C-Quick feet with quick transfers across his chest. Tries to be to quick at times affecting his rhythm. Good hip mobility receiving with strong hands.
Arm: R. C - 71 mph.  OF - 78 mph. OF-Accurate, medium arm stroke, high 3/4 slot. C-Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, some feel for second base bag.
Hit: R. Slightly open, sits in his back leg with his shoulders pointed uphill, barrel flat above back shoulder. Loads knee to knee, short stride, hands work down and back with barrel going to an upright position. Some quickness to his hands, looks to stay short to the ball, level bat path, middle of the field approach. Stands up through contact at times affecting his barrel path.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed.
Run: 4.24 runner in the 30. 

 

 

Garrett Clapsaddle C / OF / Christ School, NC / 2021

 

Positional Profile: C/OF.
Body: 6’1”, 185 pounds. Strong, athletic build. Frame still has room to add muscle.
Defense: 2.11 - 2.26 pop times.  OF - Plays through the ball, catching it off his left foot with average hands.  C - Quick feet with quick, clean exchanges across his chest. Has hip mobility, moves freely to block, average hands receiving.
Arm: R. C - 77 mph.  OF - 83 mph. OF - Long arm action, overhand release. Carry to throws with some accuracy. C - Short arm action, over the top slot with feel for second base bag.
Hit: R. Balanced setup, athletic base. Small hand load, short stride. Strong, quick hands, direct barrel path. Compact swing, uses the whole field with better than average barrel awareness,
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Has strength, average bat speed.
Run: 4.01 runner in the 30. 

 

 

Michael Maroney C / RHP / Cox Mill, NC / 2021

 

Positional Profile: C/RHP.
Body: 5’10, 170 pounds. Average frame with strength present.
Defense: 2.13 - 2.40 pop times. Clean transitions across his chest, feet gain ground during throws. Relaxed setup receiving, average hands.
Arm: R. C - 73 mph.  Accurate, some carry. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced setup, relaxed hands starting by his back shoulder. Short stride, quiet barrel during load.  Balanced swing, loose hands, mostly short to the ball. Works middle to his pull side with lift to his barrel path.
Power: 75 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Has feel for barrel, average bat speed.
Run: 4.64 runner in the 30. 

 

 

Cole Fuqua OF / 1B / Charlotte Christian, NC / 2021

 

Positional Profile: OF/1B.  Power profile is present in the right handed hitter
Body: 6’2”, 195 pounds. Broad shoulders, strong frame.
Defense:  Works through the ball, lacks rhythm through catch with a longer exchange.
Arm: L   OF - 79 mph. Long arm action, over the top release, some feel for accuracy.
Hit: R. Slightly open base, sits in his legs, barrel starts flat above back shoulder. Loads with a toe tap, short stride, barrel works to a more vertical position. Barrel gets extension through the zone, slightly uphill at times. More compact on inside pitches. Gap to gap approach with average barrel feel.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Has strength, drives the ball when hips rotate. Better than average bat speed.
Run: 4.06 runner in the 30. 

 

 

Ben Buchman C / OF / East Chapel Hill, NC / 2021

 

Positional Profile: OF/C. Left hand hitter with athleticism and arm strength to play multiple positions.
Body: 5’11”, 180 pounds. Atheltic build with strength present
Defense: 1.97 - 2.08 pop times.  OF - Aggressive through the ball, average hands, clean transfers with aggresion through his throws. C - Athletic, quick feet with quick transfers across his chest. Strong hands recieving.
Arm: R. C - 78 mph. OF - 90 mph. OF - Quick arm, over the top slot. Accurate with carry. C - Short arm action, quick arm, over the top slot, accurate with carry
Hit: L. Balanced setup, smooth load using a toe tap, short stride, quiet hands. Fluid, direct barrel path staying through the zone. Balanced, line drive approach working middle to the opposite field gap.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average barrel feel with average to above average bat speed.
Run: 3.90 runner in the 30. 

 

 

Jaren Sikes OF / LHP / Orange, NC / 2021

 

Positional Profile: OF/LHP.
Body: 5’8”, 160 pounds. Average build.
Defense:  Plays through the ball, average hands, clean exchanges.
Arm: L.   OF - 77 mph. Medium arm stroke, over the top slot.
Hit: L. Relaxed, tall setup. Medium stride, hands get back creating good launch position. Quick hands, direct barrel path staying through the zone. Has barrel awareness working mostly middle to the opposite field gap.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed.
Run: 4.21 runner in the 30. 

 

 

Anthony Mitta SS / OF / Leesville Road, NC / 2021


Positional Profile: SS/OF. Fluid left hand swing, plays with energy and athleticism on the infield.
Body: 5’10”, 175 pounds. Athletic build with room to add more strength.
Defense:  IF - Quick, fluid feet playing athletic. Above average hands,funnels to the belt after catch, clean transfers. OF - Plays through the ball, two-hand catch at times, clean exchanges.
Arm: R. INF - 82 mph. OF - 87 mph. IF - Accurate, medium arm stroke, high 3/4 slot. OF - Accurate with carry, long arm action, overhand release.
Hit: L. Even, strong base, hands start behind back shoulder with barrel angled awar from pitcher. Smooth load, short stride, hands cock getting barrel above his hands. Loose hands, direct barrel path, flat through the zone. Above average barrel control staying gap to gap.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed, will turn on the ball when its inner half.
Run: 4.02 runner in the 30.

 

 

 

Jake Harrelson SS / 2B / New Bern, NC / 2021


Positional Profile: SS/2B.
Body: 5’10”, 160 pounds. Average frame with quickness present.
Defense:  Athletic, quick fluid feet. Has rhythm through catch with softness to his hands.
Arm: R.  INF - 77 mph. Accurate throws,short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Slightly closed base with more weight starting on his back leg. Loads knee to knee, sitting into his back leg, medium stride, creating momentum in the ball, hands work slightly down and back. Flat barrel path with quickness to his hands Lot of forward body movement during the swing affecting his bat control. Middle of the field approach.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Has quickness, with hard contact when body syncs up.
Run: 3.91 runner in the 30.

 

 

 

2022 Position Players

 

Gus Shelton 1B / 3B / Randleman, NC / 2022

 

Positional Profile: 1B/3B. Strength and bat speed produce lots of loud contact.
Body: 6’1”, 209 pounds. Broad shoulders, thick, strong build.
Defense:  Fluid feet, average hands, catches the ball in the center of his body, clean transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 81 mph.  Long arm swing, high 3/4 slot, accurate.
Hit: R. Balanced, even base, hands start at back shoulder, vertical barrel. Small load, short stiide, quiet barrel. Loose, fast hands, gets on plane early, stays through the ball with lift to his swing. Above average feel for barrel.
Power: 98 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Strong with above average bat speed. Lots of loud contact, average Trackman exit velocity of 92.6 mph.
Run: 4.13 runner in the 30. 

 

 

Jack McGowan 1B / OF / Cox Mill, NC / 2022


Positional Profile: 1B/OF.
Body: 6’4”, 215 pounds. Strong build.
Defense:  Active feet, average hands, sweeps through exchange, fights to get hands and feet in sync at times.
Arm: R.  INF - 77 mph.  Long arm action, high 3/4 slot, some accuracy.
Hit: R. Balanced setup, hands start just above back shoulder with angle to his bat. Simple load back, short stride, little hand movement. Direct barrel path, level finish, balanced throughout. Drives the ball through the middle, line drive approach, above average barrel awareness.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Lots of hard contact, strong hands, above average bat speed.
Run: 4.23 runner in the 30.

 

 

Camp O'Connell 1B / OF / Weddington, NC / 2022

 

Positional Profile: 1B/OF.
Body: 6’1”, 206 pounds. Strong build.
Defense:   Catches the ball in the center of his body, average hands, funnles to his right hip with clean exchanges.
Arm: R.  INF - 81 mph.  Medium arm stroke, high 3/4 slot, accurate with some carry.
Hit: R. Balanced setup, barrel starts just above his back shoulder. Smooth load, short stride, hands work slightly back. Loose, quick hands, barrel works direct to the ball. Line drive approach with the barrel working mostly level through the zone, staying gap to gap.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed with strength off the barrel.
Run: 4.01 runner in the 30. 

 

 

Josh Foulks 1B / OF / Northwest Guilford, NC / 2022


Positional Profile: 1B/OF. Frame, quickness and bat speed could produce big power numbers in the future.
Body: 6’5”, 195 pounds. Long, lanky frame with quickness present.
Defense:  OF-Plays through the ball, lacks rhythm through his catch and transfer. IF-Loose hips,athletic movements, average hands but lacks trust in them at times using a two-hand catch.
Arm: R.  INF - 86 mph. OF - 88 mph. OF-Loose arm, high 3/4 slot, accurate with carry. IF-Accurate, long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Tall setup, even base, barrel starts flat above back shoulder.Weight and hands load slightly back, short stride. Loose, quick hands, barrel works short to the ball, stays through zone with extension through the middle. Fluid throughout swing, does a good job staying compact with his long limbs. Better than average barrel feel.
Power: 96 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Consistent hard contact, fast bat, could produce big power numbers in the future. Average Trackman exit velocity of 90.7 mph during batting practice.
Run: 3.85 runner in the 30.

 

 

Aidan Christmas 2B / OF / Ardrey Kell, NC / 2022

 

Positional Profile: 2B/OF.
Body: 5’10”, 145 pounds. Lanky frame with room to fill out.
Defense:   Solid actions with athleticism. Catches the ball in the center of his body, average hands, funnels to the belt with clean transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 79 mph.  Accurate throws, some carry, medium arm stroke, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Even base, relaxed hands with barrel resting on back shoulder. Weight and hands load back, short stride.  Direct barrel path staying through the zone. Quick, loose hands, better than average barrel awareness, line drive approach through the middle of the field.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed that should improve with added strength.
Run: 4.19 runner in the 30. 

 

 

Ethan Masson 2B / OF / Pinecrest , NC / 2022

 

Positional Profile: 2B/OF.
Body: 5’8”, 160 pounds. Average frame with some strength present.
Defense:  OF-Average hands, catches teh ball of his left foot, clean transfers. IF-Average hands, catches the ball in the center of his body, pats glove after exchange shuffling to target.
Arm: R.  INF - 76 mph. OF - 76 mph. OF-Medium arm action, high 3/4 slot, some accuracy. IF-Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Even base, barrel starts flat above back shoulder. Quiet barrel, weight rocks back, small stride. Direct barrel path working down through the ball, middle to pull side approach. Gets extension out front at times, average barrel feel.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed.
Run: 4.08 runner in the 30. 

 

 

Kaden Ethier 2B / SS / Randleman, NC / 2022

 

Positional Profile: 2B/SS.
Body: 5’7”, 160 pounds. Broad shoulders, strength present.
Defense:   Fluid feet, average hands, clean exchanges.
Arm: R.  INF - 80 mph.  Arm has quickness, high 3/4 slot with some accuracy.
Hit: R. Slightly open, balanced. Loads with a toe tap, short stride gliding into the ball, quiet hands. Quick hands, short to the ball, level barrel path through the zone. Gap to gap approach, better than average barrel awareness.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Has strength off the barrel with average to above average bat speed.
Run: 4.19 runner in the 30. 

 

 

Jeremiah McLemore 3B / 1B / Cape Fear, NC / 2022

 

Positional Profile: 3B/1B. Offensive numbers stand out across the board.
Body: 6’1”, 215 pounds. Big build.
Defense:   Fluid action, plays light on his feet, better than average hands, clean transfers.
Arm: R.  INF - 81 mph.  Some accuracy and carry, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Open base, barrel starts flat above back shoulder. Loads knee to knee with a leg kick. Hand pump down to his back hip with the barrel going vertical then flattening out. Quick hands, gets on plane early, lot of rotation through the ball. Aggressive swings, drives the gap to gap, better than average barrel awareness.
Power: 96 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Quick bat, lots of loud contact. Average Trackman exit velocity of 92.7 mph.
Run: 4.51 runner in the 30. 

 

 

Tucker Wren 3B / 2B / Metrolina Christian, NC / 2022


Positional Profile: 3B/2B.
Body: 5’8”, 185 pounds. Thick build with strength.
Defense:   Catches the ball in the center of his body, low hips, average hands, clean exchanges.
Arm: R.  INF - 75 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 slot with some feel for accuracy.
Hit: R. Slightly open, tall setup, barrel starts flat above back shoulder. Short stride back to even, quiet barrel. Barrel works short to the ball, level through the zone, middle of the field approach, above average feel for barrel.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed with some strength of the barrel.
Run: 4.33 runner in the 30.

 

 

Riley Whittenberg 3B / C / Panther Creek, NC / 2022

 

Positional Profile: 3B/C.
Body: 6’1”, 215 pounds. Strong build.
Defense: 2.26 - 2.51 pop times. IF - Catches the ball in the center of his body, average hands, clean transfers at the midsection. C - Clean exchanges across his chest, average hands receiving with strength, some stiffness in the hips.
Arm: R. C - 73 mph. INF - 76 mph.  IF-Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, some accuracy. C-Some feel for the second base bag, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Tall, slightly open, narrow base. Controlled leg kick against his back hip, short stride, hands load slightly down with barrel tipping forward and back. Direct barrel path, stays through the zone, loose, quick hands. Balanced working middle to his pull side, line drive approach, better than average barrel feel.
Power: 93 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Has strength, plenty of hard contact, average Trackman exit velocity of 93.5 mph, above average bat speed.
Run: 4.28 runner in the 30. 

 

 

Cody Lauzon OF / 2B / Rolesville , NC / 2022

 

Positional Profile: OF/2B.
Body: 6’1”, 142 pounds. Thin, lanky frame.
Defense:  Plays through the ball, lacks rhythm through his catch and exchange.
Arm: R.  OF - 82 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot, some accuracy and carry.
Hit: R. Slightly open base, hands start at back shoulder. Short stride, hands load slightly down and back. Short swing with some quickness to his hands. Level bat path, middle of the field approach. Has some feel for the barrel.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength and more connection throughout swing.
Run: 3.87 runner in the 30. 

 

 

Aidan Rice SS / 3B / Riverside, NC / 2022

 

Positional Profile: SS/3B.
Body: 5’11”, 160 pounds. Thin, athletic frame with room to fill out.
Defense:  Athletic, quick, fluid feet, catches the ball in the center of his body with softness to his hands, funnels to the belt, clean transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 85 mph.  Accurate with carry, long, loose arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Athletic setup, even base, relaxed hands. Small leg load against his back hip, short stride, hands work slightly back. Balanced throughout. Loose hands with quickness. Direct barrel path, stays through the ball, middle approach with better than average barrel awareness.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Swing has leverage, average bat speed that should improve with added strength.
Run: 3.93 runner in the 30. 

 

 

 

2023 & 204 Position Players

 

Lazaro Santos C / 1B / Hickory Grove , NC / 2023

 

Positional Profile: C/1B.
Body: 5’9”, 150 pounds. Thin frame, room for growth ahead.
Defense: 2.13 - 2.26 pop times. Quick feet, quick transfers across the chest, receives relaxed, above average hands.
Arm: R. C - 72 mph.  Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced setup, hands start at back shoulder with bat angle behind his head. Loads with a toe tap, short stride, quiet barell. Loose, flat barrel path, better than average feel for barrel, line drive approach through the middle.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run: 4.37 runner in the 30. 

 

 

William Brooks C / OF / Saint Pauls, NC / 2023


Positional Profile: C/OF.
Body: 5’10”, 160 pounds. Average build.
Defense: 2.19 - 2.26 pop times. IF-Solid actions, fluid feet, soft hands, funnels to the belt after catch, clean transitions. C-Quick feet with quick exchanges across his chest. Athletic receiving with hip mobility and above average hands.
Arm: R. C - 71 mph. INF - 81 mph.  IF-Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, accurate with some carry. C-Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Even, wide base sitting into his legs. Hands start at back shoulder with bat angle behind his head. Loads knee to knee against his back leg, average stride, hands get slightly back. Fluid swings, has quickness to his hands, level bat path, stays inside the ball working middle to right center, better than average barrel awareness.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed.
Run: 4.39 runner in the 30.

 

 

Alex Naylor SS / OF / North Davidson, NC / 2023

 

Positional Profile: SS/OF. Athletic with projection ahead. Fluid actions on both sides of the ball.
Body: 5’10”, 150 pounds. Athletic frame with quickness present, room for growth ahead.
Defense:  Fluid action, better than average hands, funnels to the belt after catch, clean transitions. OF-Relaxed through the ball, average hands, smooth transitions.
Arm: R.  INF - 84 mph. OF - 86 mph. IF-Accurate, some carry, quick arm, high 3/4 slot. OF-Accurate, loose, quick arm, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Relaxed setup, slightly open base, barrel starts flat above back shoulder. Average stride, hands work down and back with barrel getting to a more vertical position. Athletic, loose hands, direct barrel path staying through the zone, line drive approach through the middle, above average feel for barrel.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed, average Trackman exit velocity of 87.4 mph.
Run: 4.00 runner in the 30. 

 

 

Trey Spees SS / 3B / East Lincoln, NC / 2024


Positional Profile: 3B/SS.
Body: 5’9”, 155 pounds. Young frame with room for growth ahead.
Defense:  Catches the ball out front in the center of his body, average hands, transfers at the midsection.
Arm: R. INF - 75 mph.  Accurate, long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: L. Relaxed, even base, barrel starts flat above back shoulder. Small leg kick, short stride, quiet hands.  Barrel works short to the ball, level through the zone, quick hands with above average feel for barrel, middle of the field approach.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed that should increase as the body matures.
Run: 4.23 runner in the 30.

 

 

Jaret Hoppes SS / OF / Alexander Central, NC / 2024

 

Positional Profile: SS/OF.
Body: 5’3”, 95 pounds. Young frame with room for maturation ahead.
Defense:  pop times. Quick feet, plays with rhythm, above average hands, clean exchanges at the belt.
Arm: R.  INF - 69 mph.  Accurate, long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Open base, barrel starts flat above back shoulder. Smooth load against his back hip, average stride, quiet barrel. Fluid swing with quick hands, barrel works short to the ball, gap to gap approach with better than average feel for barrel.
Power: 63 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed that should improve as the body develops.
Run: 4.31 runner in the 30. 

 

 

Levi Brown SS / RHP / Alexander Central, NC / 2024

 

Positional Profile: SS/RHP.
Body: 6’1”, 140 pounds. Athletic, long, lanky frame with quickness present.
Defense:  pop times. Athletic, feet and hands work in sync, better than average hands, funnels to the midsection after catch, clean transitions.
Arm: R. INF - 78 mph.  Accurate with carry, loose arm with feel for different arm slots.
Hit: R. Relaxed, slightly open base, hands start near back shoulder with bat angle. Weight and hands load back, small leg kick, short stride. Quick hands, direct barrel path, stays through the ball, gap to gap approach, above average barrel feel.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed, has leverage.
Run: 4.16 runner in the 30.