Prep Baseball Report

Quick Hitters: TPA Open ID Position Players

Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Executive Director

On Sunday November 14th, PBR was on hand at Campbell's Jim Perry Stadium to help The Performance Academy (TPA) organize and run their PBR Fall ID.  The purpose of the ID is to allow TPA coaches and staff identify potential players for their program.  All players in attendance went through a modified pro-style workout with PBR Scouts collecting stats to update each player's PBR Profile.

The day began with pitchers and catchers.  The catcher went through a defensive workout, throwing their Pop Times, followed by pitchers throwing bullpens.  PBR Scouts were around each bullpen at Campbell as two pitchers threw in each bullpen at a time.  Velocities were recorded and scouts took notes on players.   Following the pitchers, position players went through an offensive rotation that included a quick round of BP on the field, multiple cage rotations, plus a laser timed 60.  Finally, the infielders and outfielders were able to workout from their position with arm velocities recorded as scouts noted each players performance.

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Yubin Jones, C, Panther Creek HS, 2023 – Average frame with some athleticism present.  Right handed hitter.  Uses a small rock back with good rhythm leading to an average stride.  Some effort to create average to above bat speed.  Solid feel for the barrel.  Middle to pull side approach, working flat through contact.  Showed advanced arm strength behind the dish at 79mph out of the crouch.  Transfer could quicken.  Pop times ranged 2.14 – 2.22

Brady Nathison, OF, Fuquay-Varina HS, 2023 – Strong frame with broad shoulders.  6-foot, 195 pounds.  Tall, open, and working with a small toe tap from the right side.  Set to pull.  Works for extension.  Strong through contact.  Average barrel awareness.  83mph arm strength from the outfield.

Charlie Lytle, 1B, Middle Creek HS, 2023 – Big frame with broad shoulders.  6-foot-4, 220 pounds.  Tall and narrow in his setup.   Average stride, working for rhythm as he gets to contact.  Strong at contact when on the barrel.  Showed solid pop to each gap.

Jack Litt, 3B, Apex Friendship HS, 2023 – Average frame with athleticism present at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds.  Tall setup with the hands set low and loading up and back to a strong launch point.  Good bat speed and solid barrel feel throughout the BP round.  Strength to the pull side.  Flat through the zone, producing line drives throughout the session.  Infield arm with average carry at 80mph across the diamond.

Matthew Prince, OF, Apex HS, 2023 – Athletic with strength present at 6-foot-1, 165 pounds.  Ran a 7.10 on the laser timer.  Simple setup and load.  Quick bat through the zone creating a lot of barrels.  Drives the ball to each gap.  Twitch and strength present.  Arm was strong and accurate from the outfield with a positional velocity of 87mph.

Hayden Henry, OF, Holly Springs HS, 2023 – Average frame.  Stands 5-foot-10, 155 pounds.  Ran one of the top 60s on the day at 6.85 on the laser.  Simple setup and load from the left side.  Rushed through his load at times.  Small toe tap and stride.  Short to the ball, occasionally tied up.  Flat and works for some extension to the pull side.  79mph arm from the OF position.

Aaron Bryant, OF, Apex HS, 2023 -- Athletic LHH outfielder pounded balls to the pull side. Working from a upright stance using a small leg lift and arm load. Bryant should show more power as he learns to incorporate his lower half into his swing.  Ran a 7.23 on the laser.  80mph arm from the outfield.

Mason Hughes, SS, Cape Fear HS, 2024 – 5-foot-9, 145 pounds.  Rhythmic LH swing with a small leg load, slightly closed off at contact found the barrel a lot today.  Showing gap power to the pull side and the ability to stay on pitches to the opposite field gap. Should continue to improve with added strength.

Boaz Harper, INF, Home School, 2024 -- Switch hitter showed off his athleticism driving the baseball all over the park. From the Left side stands up right using a low leg lift getting the barrel to the baseball on time and explosive. The right side is a little choppy has good feel for it just needs a little more refinement. Plus bat speed from both sides of plate added strength will help tap into power potential.  Ran a 6.96 sixty on the laser.  Solid rhythm in the feet and hands, athletic to the baseball on the infield.  Fights the catch and transition at times, working to be quick.   Accurate arm across the diamond.

Kyler Pena, 3B, Home Schooled, 2024 – Physical build with broad shoulders and strength present. 6-foot-2, 195 pounds.  Slightly open using a small leg kick.  Has strength through contact, working for extension, showing an ability to drive the ball to all fields. 

Jentz Steiner, INF, Apex Friendship HS, 2024 – Athletic frame with a tapered waist.  Aggressive demeanor from the right side working the middle of the field.  Showed solid barrel feel.  Average to above bat speed.  Setup for success as he continues to add strength.

Troy Daniels, 3B, Athens Drive HS, 2024 – Strength present in a compact build.  Tall with a vertical bat, using a bat tip in his load.  Average barrel feel but produced solid bat speed.  When on the barrel the ball jumped, especially to the pull side.

Luca Pascarella, C, Cape Fear HS, 2024 – Length in the frame with an athletic presence.  Left handed hitter.   Good rhythm.  Short stride.  Minimal head movement.  Direct path.  Worked the pull side gap.  Solid bat speed.  Average to above barrel feel.

Chase Klingerman, C, Apex HS, 2024 – Athletic frame with strong hands. Listed at 5-foot-10, 155 pounds.  Right handed hitter is tall, working from an open stance.  Short stride back to even.  Bat tip in the load.  Good whip through the zone.  Advanced bat speed.  Average barrel feel.  Setup to punish the baseball when on the barrel.  Quick transfer and accurate behind the dish.  Pop times ranged 2.07 – 2.20.

Brady Williams, SS/OF, Currituck Cty HS, 2024 – Average frame.  Stands 5-foot-10, 150 pounds. Left handed hitter with advanced feel for the barrel.  Simple setup and direct path.  Rocks into his load.  No stride.  Works flat through the ball, producing line drives from gap to gap.  Fundamentally sound on the infield with solid rhythm in the feet and hands.  Arm carried at 84mph from the outfield.

Kyle Thomas, OF, Northern Durham HS, 2024 – Athleticism present at 5-foot-7, 145 pounds.  Right handed hitter glides into a medium stride with some head movement.  Solid hand strength.  Average barrel feel.  Above average bat speed.  Worked flat through the zone, staying in the middle of the field.  Ran a 7.12 sixty on the laser timer.

Andrew Waldron, INF, Holly Springs HS, 2024 – Long, athletic frame that will easily handle strength as he matures.  Stands 6-foot, 140 pounds.  Tall in his setup from the right side.  Small bat tip with a small stride.  Top hand can be dominant, working to stay flat through the zone with a pull side emphasis.  Intriguing follow as the frame develops.

Jack Heron, 2B, Holly Springs HS, 2024 – Thin, athletic build.  5-foot-7, 135 pounds.  Balanced and quiet from the right side.  Aggressive stride with a rhythmic load.  Quick bat through the zone creating solid barrel contact throughout the BP session.  Works for extension, creating a small pull side emphasis. 

Declan Jack, 3B, Apex Friendship HS, 2025 – Broad shoulders with a physical presence from the right side. Stands 6-foot-1, 195 pounds.  Balanced, using a toe tap to load.  Direct path, working flat through the zone.  Pull side power present.

Tino Ramirez, SS, Apex Friendship HS, 2025 – Thin, lanky frame at 5-foot-11, 145 pounds.  Ran a 7.10 sixty on the laser.  Balanced and tall in his setup from the right side.  Glide hitter with an aggressive stride.  Works for extension.  Pull side approach.  Average bat speed with solid barrel feel.  Bat speed should jump with added strength.