Quick Hitters: Carolina Prospect ID


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

The PBR summer event schedule opened on May 23rd at the beautiful Ultimate Performance Sports Complex in Matthews, NC.  Close to 40 players from across the state were in attendance and went through a pro-style workout for PBR scouts on hand.

The early season workout allows the players to upgrade their numbers after the spring season and before the heavy rush of the summer season.  Each player had their PBR Profile updated with their new stats and a PBR video.  Evaluations are coming soon as well.

Below are some quick notes on several performances that stood out.  Full evaluations should be released within the next week, highlighting every player in attendance and diving much deeper into the players listed below.

 

Carolina Prospect ID Quick Hitters

 

Myles McGovern (LHP, 2020, Lake Norman HS) – Athletic 5-foot-11, 150 pound frame.  Still developing consistency on the mound but there is a quick hand, up to 85 in his bullpen.  The breaking ball needs to be throw with more hand speed, but when asked to do so, ripped off hard tilt at 76.

Jared Ryan (RHP, 2021, Lake Norman Charter) – Lanky frame attracts attention, standing 6-foot-4, 168 pounds.  Up to 84 with some down angle, it is the projection, and what could be that stands outs.  The arm works and his direction is true down the hill.  As strength is added to the frame, he may begin to throw much harder.

Bain Sipe (RHP, 2020, Maiden HS) – Flooded the stat sheet on the day.  Good athlete that was near the top in several tested categories throughout the day.   Stood out on the mound where the fastball touched 86 and there is some feel for a knuckleball.  While the knuckleball acts as more of a change-up, tumbling through the zone instead of floating and darting, it is thrown with hand speed and should have some deception.

Bryson Turcotte (LHP, 2020, Bandys HS) – Good athlete with a quick arm from an average frame.  The arm speed suggests some growth is still on the horizon as the lefty is touching 83 now.

Jake Wagoner (RHP, 2020, Northern Guilford HS) – Two-sport athlete, playing football in the fall.  There is athleticism in the delivery and solid arm speed.  The fastball will need to grow some, but it has that chance as he continues to throw.  Solid feel for 3 offspeed pitches, that all should continue to play as he moves up.

Andres Quiles-Crespo (SS, 2021, Grays Creek HS) - Impressed defensively with soft hands and good rhythm.  Athletic movements and looked to stay up the middle during batting practice.  Ran well.

Colin Scoggins (3B, 2021, Northern Durham HS) - Loose hands with some strength while finding a lot of barrels stood out during batting practice.  Solid average runner with an exit velocity up to 89.

Benjamin Buchman (C, 2021, East Chapel Hill HS) - Put together solid rounds offensively hitting a lot of line drives.  Fluid stroke with quick hands from the left side.  Solid average to better arm strength from the outfield and behind the dish.

John Newton (SS, 2021, Cuthbertson HS) - Showed arm strength with carry from both the outfield and infield.  Has strength with bat speed at the plate.  Above average runner.  Flooded the stat sheet at the workout.

Judd Utermark (SS, 2022, Charlotte Christian) - Good actions with above average hands defensively.  Balanced swing from the right side with some barrel whip through the zone.  Large frame with athleticism present.  Ran average, to above average, with a 4.06 laser timed 30.

Logan Hall (OF, 2021, Myers Park HS) - Smooth stroke from the left side with advanced feel for the barrel.  Continues to impress in these types of workouts.  As he adds strength to his frame, he should be in position to drive the baseball consistently.