Preseason All-State Evaluations: 2019 Infielders


Brandon Hall & Matt Payne
North Carolina Director of Scouting & PBR Assoc Scout

One hundred of the top players from across North Carolina converged on Pineville, NC and the On Deck Academy to take part in the PBR Preseason All-State event.  In its third year, the Preseason All-State event has become one of the premier events in North Carolina for high caliber high school players. 

Billed as one of the top events in the state, with an incredible roster put together the day did not disappoint.  Personal records, as well as event records were shattered throughout the day. 

Ten uncommitted 2019 infielders participated at the event.  Several good athletes along with a couple of corner infielders with power potential are in the group below.  Each player has a full evaluation with his statistics from the day.  His name will link back to his PBR Profile with video from the Preseason All-State.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster from the workout, along with the baseball analytics compiled on each player.
CLICK HERE to see the speed and agility numbers compiled on players in attendance.

Preseason All-State - By the Numbers:

+ The event soldout in record time, over 20 days prior to the event
+ 95 of the 100 registrants showed up for the workout
+ 26 players in the Senior Class
+ 48 players in the Junior Class
+ 80 players ran a timed 30 yard dash.  Median time of 4.08 with 31 players running a 3.90 or better
+ 44 players worked out on the infield
+ 78 mph was median velocity of infielder’s positional throws.  12 players clocked 81 or higher
+ 28 players worked out in the outfield
+ 86 mph was the median positional throw from the outfield with 2 players above 90 mph.
+ 18 catchers workout behind the dish with 6 players recording a positional velocity of 76 mph or higher
+ 2.08 – 2.18 was the median Pop Time range for catchers
+ 9 catchers registered a best pop time of under 2.10 in the workout format
+ 35 pitchers worked out in the bullpen format
+ 83 mph was the median of the max fastballs from each pitcher
+ 13 arms touched 85 or better with one arm reaching 90 mph

 

Preseason All-State Evaluations: 2019 Infielders

 

 

Alex D'Agostino 1B / OF / Middle Creek, NC / 2019

 

Physical 6 foot 2, 225-pound build.  Hits from the right side using a tall setup.  Small leg kick during his load with a medium length stride.  Hands work during the swing with his barrel working short to the ball and looking to get extension out front.  Looked to line balls out working gap to gap.  Above average bat speed with strength.  Exit velocity recorded at 94 mph.  Shows some feel around the bag at first base.  High hips at catch with some stiffness in the hands.  Clean exchanges with a long arm action, throwing from an over the top slot with carry to his throws.  Positional velocity peaked at 76 mph.  Recorded a 4.40 in the 30-yard dash, 5.06 in the 5-10-5, and 7-1 in the standing broad jump.

 

 

Aly Dawood SS / 3B / Cuthbertson, NC / 2019

 

6 foot 2, 148-pound lean, athletic, projectable build.  Offensively he works from the right side using an athletic setup.  Works smooth back during his load with a short stride.  Fluid swing with some feel for his barrel that works short to the ball.  Keeps his barrel in the zone, getting extension out front.  Works gap to gap with a line drive approach.  Average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 87 mph.  Exit velocity should improve with added strength.  Athletically plays through balls on the infield with fluid feet and soft hands.  Stays fluid and works through his transfer and release with ease.  Uses different slots based on the play.  Loose arm with accuracy and carry that topped at 76 mph across the diamond.  Recorded a 4.06 in the 30-yard dash, 4.45 in the 5-10-5, and 8-8 in the standing broad jump.

 

 

Malik Dixon 2B / SS / North Lenoir , NC / 2019

 

5 foot 6, 145-pound athletic build with strength.  Hits from the left side using a balanced setup.  Athleticism translates to his swing with fast hands and above average bat speed.  Fluid swing with strength, keeping his barrel in the zone and getting extension with barrel whip out front.  Drove the ball during his front toss rounds working mostly middle to his pulls side. Exit velocity recorded at 90 mph.  Plays through balls on the infield with average hands.  Clean exchanges throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Arm peaked at 75 mph across the diamond.  Recorded a 4.11 in the 30-yard dash, 4.76 in the 5-10-5, and 8-8 in the standing broad jump.

 

 

Jared Emory 3B / RHP / Cherryville, NC / 2019

 

5 foot 10, 170-pound build. Hits from the right side using an athletic setup.  Works smooth back during his load with a short stride.  Quick hands generate a fast bat with barrel whip.  Barrel works level through the zone, looking to get extension out front.  Drove the ball middle to his pull side with some barrel awareness during his front toss rounds.  Exit velocity recorded at 93 mph. Average hands on the infield with his feet stopping at catch.  Loose arm, throwing from a high ¾ slot, with some accuracy to his throws.  Arm peaked at 78 mph across the diamond.  Recorded a 4.27 in the 30-yard dash, 4.81 in the 5-10-5 shuttle and 8-3 in the standing broad jump. 

 

 

Jermie Greene Jr. SS / 3B / South Iredell , NC / 2019

 

5 foot 11, 215-pound build.  Hits from a tall, slightly open setup.  Leg kick during his load with his hands and weight working back.  Weight gets stuck on his back leg at times causing his barrel to work long and uphill through the zone.  Lot of movement making it difficult to control his head during the swing.  Looks to drive the ball with lift working mostly middle to his pull side.  Average bat speed with his exit velocity peaking at 91 mph.  Plays through balls on the infield with average hands.  High hips at catch with his upper body leaning over the ball at times.  Long arm action, throwing form a high ¾ slot with some effort.  Arm peaked at 79 mph across the diamond.  Recorded a 3.90 in the 30-yard dash, 4.5 in the 5-10-5, and 8-8 in the standing broad jump. 

 

 

Will Hood 2B / OF / Pro 5 Baseball Academy, NC / 2019

 

6 foot 1, 195-pound build with present strength and athleticism.  Offensively he works from the right side with a slightly open, athletic setup.  Smooth back during his load with a short stride.  Fluid swing with rhythm in his hands and lower half.  Loose hands with barrel whip through the zone.  Has strength in his swing.  Good approach working gap to gap, hitting a lot of line drives. Keeps his barrel in the zone with above average bat speed. Exit velocity recorded at 92 mph.  Fluid feet on the infield with average hands.  Slower exchange, working through his throws with an over the top slot.  Some accuracy across the diamond with life and carry to his throws topping at 81 mph.  Recorded a 3.98 in the 30-yard dash, 4.62 in the 5-10-5, and 8-9 in the standing broad jump. 

 

 

Brandon Johnson 1B / 3B / Piedmont Classical, NC / 2019

 

6 foot 2, 230-pound build.  Hits from the right side using a wide, balanced setup.  Weight works slightly back during his load with a short stride.  Some stiffness in his lower half but his hands work throughout the swing with some feel for the barrel.  Average bat speed with his barrel working level through the zone, looking to get extension.  Exit velocity recorded at 86 mph.  Average hands on the infield with his feet stopping at catch.  Funnels to his midsection with clean exchanges and short arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Some accuracy to his throws that topped at 65 mph.  Recorded a 4.52 in the 30-yard dash and 6-6 in the standing broad jump. 

 

 

Michael Starrs SS / 2B / Porter Ridge, NC / 2019

 

5 foot 10, 180-pound build.  Offensively he works from the right side using a tall, athletic setup with his hands above his back shoulder.  Smooth load using a small leg kick and good weight transfer through the ball.  Fluid and balanced throughout his swing.  Mature, controlled approach looking to drive the ball through the back of the cage.  Some feel for the barrel, with average bat speed, keeping it in the zone and looking for extension out front.  Exit velocity recorded at 88 mph.  Plays through balls on the infield with fluid feet and average hands.  Funnels the ball to the belt with clean exchanges, and a long arm action, throwing from a ¾ slot.  Some accuracy to his throws that topped at 80 mph across the diamond.  Recorded a 3.98 in the 30-yard dash, 4.62 in the 5-10-5, and 8-6 in the standing broad jump. 

 

 

Samuel Walker SS / 2B / Northwest Cabarrus, NC / 2019

 

5 foot 10, 165-pound build.  Hits from the right side using a balanced, slightly open setup.  Works smooth back in his load with a medium length stride.  Barrel stays quiet during the load with his hands working through the swing.  Fluid swing, with his barrel working level through the zone, getting extension out front. Works mostly middle to his pull side with above average bat speed.  Exit velocity recorded at 88 mph.  Plays through balls on the infield with quick feet and average hands.  Takes the ball to his chest after catch, with clean exchanges, and a longer arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Some accuracy to his throws that topped at 85 mph to first base.  Showed athleticism recording a 3.81 in the 30-yard dash, and 9-7 in the standing broad jump. 

 

 

Joshua White SS / 2B / Middle Creek , NC / 2019

 

5 foot 10, 180-pound build.  Hits from the left side using a balanced, slightly open setup.  Hands and weight work back during his load with a small leg kick.  Quick hands with some stiffness in his hips.  Gets his hands through the ball with his barrel working level through the zone.  Above average bat speed, showing strength to his pull side.  Exit velocity recorded at 89 mph.  Plays through balls on the infield with quick feet and average hands.  Funnels to his midsection after catch using a long arm action, throwing from a ¾ slot.  Some accuracy to his throws that topped at 77 mph across the diamond.  Recorded a 4.00 in the 30-yard dash, 4.68 in the 5-10-5, and 8-2 in the standing broad jump.