Quick Hitters: Precision Showcase Scout Day - Position Players


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

PBR was on hand at JH Rose HS in Greenville, NC on Sunday September 20th to run a scout day for Precision Showcase Baseball.  With 35 players from the 2021-2024 classes in attendance, players ran through a full pro-style workout.  All uncommitted, several players put up some impressive numbers and will be follows throughout the fall season.

Each position player began their day with a laser timed 60 yard dash on the grass surface.  Even with all of the rain throughout the week, the JH Rose surface was in very good shape and produced solid times.  Offensive evaluations included an exit velocity off of the tee, as well as multiple rounds of live BP, with TrackMan collecting all batted ball information.  Defensively, players worked out from their primary position, showcasing athleticism and arm strength.  To conclude the day, pitchers faced live hitters in a controlled setting, again with TrackMan collecting all of the ball flight data out of the hand.

Below we highlight some of the position players who stood out throughout the pro-style workout. 

CLICK HERE to see the full roster from the event, along with complete stats on each player.

By The Numbers:

  • 9 players ran under a 7.25 laser timed 60
  • 7.48 was the median run time in the 60
  • 11 hitters posted an exit velocity, off of the tee, of 85 mph or higher
  • 11 hitters posted an average exit velocity of 80mph or higher during live BP
  • 14 live BP swings produced a distance of 300ft or more off the bat
  • 9 INF & OF arms produced a positional velocity of 77mph or higher
  • 4 catchers flashed at least 1 pop time of 2.20 or better
  • 4 pitchers worked at 82 or better vs. live hitters
  • 2236rpm was the top average spin rate for a fastball on the day
  • 2261rpm was the top average spin rate on a breaking ball for the day

 

Quick Hitters-Position Players

Drake Adee, OF/RHP, 2022  -  Short swing, lined balls through the middle of the field showing barrel awareness. Hands have quickness. Loose, accurate arm from the outfield. 

Owen Bellamy, SS/RHP, 2022  -  Balanced swing with loose hands that have quickness. Keeps his barrel through the zone with a line drive approach working to both gaps. 6-foot-1 frame has projection left. 

Ryan Bellamy, OF/LHP, 2021  -  Made lots of loud contact during his BP rounds with Trackman recording several balls off his barrel over 91 mph. Loose swing, keeps his barrel through the zone. Left the yard multiple times to right field. 

Isaiah Bland, OF/RHP, 2021  -  Quick hands with a middle of the field approach. Top Trackman exit velocity recorded at 93.7 mph. Accurate arm from the outfield with room to add strength to 6-foot-1, 135-pound frame. 

Nehemiah Drew, OF/1B, 2023  -   Left hand hitter with a short swing and quick hands. Keeps his barrel through the zone working to center and right center with a line drive approach. Recorded a 7.02 in the 60. 

Savoi Edwards, OF/LHP, 2024  -  Left hand hitter with his barrel working level through the zone and getting extension out front. Flashes feel for his barrel using the whole field. Accurate arm from the outfield with lots of projection left in athletic 6-foot frame. 

Percy Edwards III, OF/RHP, 2021  -  Quickness is present in a strong frame. Has above average bat speed with his barrel working flat through the zone. Left the yard to his pull side in BP with his top trackman exit velocity recorded at 90.4 mph. 

Shannon Edwards, Jr, OF/LHP, 2023  -  Athletic 6-foot-1 frame catches the eye. Left hand hitter worked to both gaps during BP with quickness to his barrel through the zone. Accurate arm with some carry from the outfield. 

Justin Ellison, OF/1B, 2023  -  Has lift to his barrel path with quick hands. Made hard contact working through the middle of the field. Trackman recorded the ball off his barrel up to 91.4 mph. Athletic actions in the outfield with an accurate arm. 

Joshua James, OF, 2021  -  Strong, athletic frame at 6-foot-3, 185-pounds with quickness present running a 6.90 in the 60. Relaxed in the box with a simple, balanced swing. Barrel is short to the ball with bat speed and barrel feel. Accurate arm from the outfield. 

Cristian Mercado, SS/C, 2023  -  Balanced, loose swing with a line drive approach working through the middle of the field. Hands are soft on the infield. Best pop time recorded at 2.07. 

Grayson Myrick, RHP/1B, 2022  -  Made lots of loud contact during BP with his top exit velocity recorded by Trackman at 95 mph. Relaxed swing with better than average bat speed. Flat swing working to center and left center. 

Ty Price, C/2B, 2022  -  Lined balls to his pull side with his barrel working level through the zone. Barrel has quickness through the zone. Athletic actions defensively with better than average hands. 

Tyshawn Sellers, RHP/SS, 2021  -  Balanced swing with a gap to gap approach. Quick hands with his top Trackman exit velocity recorded at 90.4 mph. Athletic defender with above average hands. Arm is accurate with carry across the diamond. 

Austin Odom, RHP/1B, 2022  -  Swing is loose with better than average bat speed. Gap to gap approach with his barrel getting extension through the zone. Hit multiple balls over the left center wall during BP. 

Daniel Paciullo, C, 2022  -  Short swing with his barrel staying through the zone. Hands have quickness with a line drive approach working gap to gap. Best pop time recorded at 2.14. 

Chris Taylor, OF/2B, 2021  -  Quickness is present in his athletic build. Simple, balanced swing with quick hands and barrel awareness lining balls to both gaps. Accurate arm from the outfield.