Prep Baseball Report

Rawlings Prospects Scout Day - Quick Hitters

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

On Tuesday August 6th, PBR hosted the Rawlings Prospects for the 3rd straight year, in their PBR Scout Day.  Players in the Rawlings Prospects program were able to go through a full pro-style workout with PBR gathering information and video on each player.  Players ran a laser timed 60, worked out at their defensive position, and took multiple rounds of live BP.  Pitchers were able to throw controlled bullpens.

PBR is continuing to work through all of the information that was gathered.  Below are some quick hitters from the Rawlings Prospects Scout Day.

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Rawlings Prospects Scout Day – Quick Hitters


By the Numbers:

  • 15 Position Players took part in the pro-style workout
  • 6 Players ran a sub 7.10 sixty
  • 6.65 was the top 60 time
  • 12 Players registered an exit velocity of 88 mph or higher
  • 97 mph off the barrel was the top exit velocity
  • 11 arms threw controlled bullpens
  • 6 arms touched 86 mph or higher
  • 91 mph was the top bolt


Dawson Creech, RHP, 2020 (East Wake HS) – Commanded the zone with 3 pitches in his bullpen.   Some quickness in the arm that works to an over-the-top release.  Breaking ball and change-up allow the fastball to play up.

Ty Cummings, 2B, 2020 (Corinth Holders HS) – Campbell commit.  Fluid stroke from the right side with better than average bat speed.  Athleticism and quick hands stand out, while using the whole field during batting practice.  Arm speed has increased on the mound with the fastball peaking at 88mph.  Good feel for his change-up.  Legitimate two-way type talent moving forward.

Matt Kelley, OF, 2020 (Corinth Holders HS) – Stat filler with a 6.65 sixty and 86 from the OF.  Shows bat speed and if barrel awareness continues to come, he could be a fall steal for a program.

Coley Kilpatrick, 1B, 2020 (Pro5 Academy) – Re-classed to the 2020 class and has taken advantage of the extra year to date.  Barrel works slightly uphill with better than average bat speed.  Has feel for his barrel working gap to gap and left the yard during batting practice.  Fastball peaked at 88mph with a quick arm.

William Leonard, RHP, 2020 (Roxboro Community) – Fast paced delivery added to arm speed, while keeping him in the zone.  Fastball has a chance to jump on hitters.  Good feel for a change-up that advances the fastball.

Tanner Martin, OF, 2021 (Combine Academy) - Made consistent hard contact during batting practice with bat speed and strength. 

Ryan Rouse, RHP, 2020 (West Carteret HS) – Big arm that can be erratic.  Trackman had readings of 2500+ on the fastball spin.  Hard run out of the hand with the fastball peaking at 91.  Breaking ball is a power pitch with hard tilt.  Erratic as well.  If command comes, chance to be a high end arm that commits in the fall.

Mitchell Seymour, RHP, 2020 (Pro5 Academy) – Athletic and fills up the stat sheet with a good sixty and exit velocity offensively.  Future is on the bump where there is elite extension.  Fastball is heavy, with boaring action, up to 88.

Ethan Wilkins, C/1B, 2021 (Purnell Swett HS) - Quick hands with a short barrel path.  Has strength to the gaps and drove one out to his pull side during batting practice. 

Bryson Willis, C/OF, 2021 (West Carteret HS) - Loose swing with some quickness to his hands.  Barrel works flat through the zone working middle to his pull side with bat speed from the right side.