Quick Hitters: Uncommitted 2021 Showcase - Position Players


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

On June 23 and 24, PBR of North Caroline ran invite only events to continue to identify and promote uncommitted 2021 graduates.  Players attending the Uncommitted Showcase were able to go through a full pro-style workout, running a laser timed 60, working through an offensive evaluation, and a defensive evaluation.  Pitchers threw controlled bullpens for PBR Scouts. Each day was live streamed with over 60 colleges and university programs watching one, or both days of workouts through the PBR of NC channel on Watch Your Game's live streaming feed.

We continue to dive into all of the information gathered at the Uncommitted Showcase by taking a look at some of the position player performances that caught th eye of PBR Scouts.  As we continue to take a further look into each player, we will unveil metrics from Blast and TrackMan, giving coaches and scouts a better feel for each player's ability on the field. 

CLICK HERE to see the full stats and roster from Uncommitted Showcase I at Tuckaseegee Park in Charlotte, NC

CLICK HERE  to see the full stats and roster from Uncommitted Showcase II at Louisburg JC in Louisburg, NC

By the Numbers:

  • 29 players took part in the two Uncommitted Showcases
  • 9 hitters saw a peak exit velocity off of a tee at 90 mph or higher
  • 3 position players ran a sub-7.00 laser timed sixty
  • 7 players ran under a 7.20 sixty
  • 4 infielders or outfielders produced arm strength above 83mph
  • 3 catchers saw their top pop time at 2.15 or better
  • 1 pitcher worked at 85 mph or higher

 

Quick HItters: Uncommitted 2021 Showcase

 

Uncommitted 2021 Showcase I - Tuckaseegee Park, Charlotte, NC

Santiago Rodriguez, 3B/SS, 2021  -  Hit a ton of line drives during batting practice with a short stroke. Balanced, stays gap to gap with better than average bat speed.

Miller St. John, SS/2B, 2021  -  Loose swing with above average barrel awareness. Lined several balls middle and to his pull side. Quick arm with better than average hands defensively.

Brandon Butterworth, SS/2B, 2021  -  Defensive actions stood out. Loose, athletic body with advanced hands. Short and simple in the box with a line drive approach through the middle.

Jacob Reeves, SS/2B, 2021  -  Fluid swing with his barrel working short to the ball. Better than average bat speed with the ball coming hard off his barrel through the middle and to his pull side.

Greg Bello, 3B/2B, 2021  -  Swing is loose and fluid. Has strength to his hands with above average bat speed. Defensively, throws have carry across the diamond.

Will Farrell, 3B/C, 2021  -  Strong, athletic build. Ran 6.78 60 with his arm topping at 88 mph from the outfield. Line drive approach at the plate using the whole field with above average bat speed.

William Gray, SS/3B, 2021  -  Short swing with quick hands. Has strength with above average barrel feel using the whole field. Exit velocity at 92 mph off a tee. Solid actions defensively.

Eddie Dew, SS/2B, 2021  -  Loose swing with above average bat speed. Has strength with room to add more to 6 foot, 170-pound frame. Accurate arm across the diamond.

Kai Hansen, 3B/2B, 2021  -  Line drive approach making lots of hard contact. Strength is present with better than average bat speed and feel for his barrel.

Camden King, C/1B, 2021  -  Has pop to his pull side with quick hands and feel for barrel. Barrel snaps through the zone with better than average bat speed.

Matthew McCowan II, SS/2B, 2021  -  Athletic frame with projection left. Sub 7 runner and the arm has carry from the outfield. Loose swing with bat speed and raw power to all fields.

 

Uncommitted 2021 Showcase II - Louisburg JC, Louisburg, NC

Tate Mickey, 2B/SS, 2021  -  Defensive actions stand out. Relaxed hands with feel for different plays getting the ball out quickly to first base. Uses the whole field with a line drive approach at the plate.

Bryson Willis, OF/C, 2021  -  Bat speed stands out. Loose swing producing loud contact to his pull side. Has room to add strength to 5-foot-10, 160-pound frame.

Luke Maicon, RHP/3B, 2021  -  Ball comes hard off his barrel through the middle of the field. Hands are quick with a fast barrel. Arm stood out from the outfield with carry to the plate.

Kaden Sigmon, 3B/RHP, 2021  -  Flat swing with above average bat speed. Athletic actions on the dirt with better than average hands. Strength is present in 6 foot 3, 185-pound frame.

Natorian Nobles, RHP/OF, 2020  -  Athletic build with strength present. Loose, quick hands in the box. Fluid actions defensively with an accurate arm. Still raw but flashes tools that can develop with more reps.