Quick Hitters - Open ID with TPA: Position Players


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

PBR was on hand on Sunday August 16th for a workout that hosted by The Performance Academy at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC.  Over 150 players participated on the day.  Wet weather kept the players off the infield, but players were able to complete the full pro-style workout.

The position players kicked the day off working through a set of rotations, allowing coaches and scouts to get a glimpse at each player going through offensive and defensive work.  There were also stations allowing for instruction and analysis of players in coaching situations.

Offensively, players rolled through multiple cages to get loose, go through their exit velocity testing, and hit off of live BP.  As they rolled onto the field, the players had time to get loose before going through a workout at their primary position.  Position players also ran a laser timed 60 yard on the warning track of the Bulls Stadium.

At the conclusion of the positional workout, pitchers were able to throw short, controlled bullpens, giving coaches and scouts a feel for stuff, velocity, location, spin rates, and delivery.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and complete list of statistics from the day.

By the Numbers:

  • 151 players took part in the workout
  • 2021 - 2024 graduates were in attendance
  • 4 players ran sub-7.00
  • 12 players ran sub-7.30
  • 90 infielders worked out with a top positional velo of 86 mph across the diamond
  • 10 outfielders showed arm strength of 78 or better with a top bolt of 86 mph
  • 9 catchers posted pop times in the workout of 2.15 or better
  • 10 hitters had an exit velocity off the tee of 90 mph or higher
  • 67 arms threw bullpens with a top fastball registered at 87 mph

 

 

Quick Hitters: Position Players



Kameron Walker, SS/OF, 2021  -  Drove balls throughout his rounds. Hands are quick with above average bat speed and barrel feel. Projection left in athletic frame. 

Daniel Fortuna, SS/OF, 2021  -  Athletic with strength. Quick hands with lift to his barrel path, making hard contact. Arm up to 85 mph across the diamonds. 

Sam Holt, OF, 2021  -  Strength is present in an athletic frame. Balanced approach with his barrel getting extension through the middle. Above average bat speed with the ball coming hard off his barrel. 

Aidan Cannaday, 1B/OF, 2021  -  Physical left hand hitter with power present. Plenty of loud contact during batting practice with his barrel moving fast through the zone. Exit velocity off a tee recorded at 94 mph. 

David Dilday, 3B/RHP, 2021  -  Hands are loose with quickness. Flat swing with a line driving approach showing barrel awareness and strength. 

Brendan Burke, C/1B, 2021  -  Short barrel path to ball with above average bat speed from the left side. Drove the ball throughout his round consistently finding his barrel. Best pop time recorded at 1.99. 

Jonah Oster, 3B/C, 2021  -  Loose swing with quick hands. Barrel stays through the zone getting extension out front. Lots of hard contact with above average bat speed. Arm up to 86 mph across the diamond with his best pop time at 2.03. 

Jared Deshazor, SS/OF, 2022  -  Balanced approach with a direct barrel path to the ball. Hands are quick with feel for his barrel. 

Jonathan Vanegas, 2B/OF, 2022  -  Athletic frame with room for projection ahead. Simple, fluid swing with a balanced approach. Hands have quickness with feel for his barrel. 

Ethan Clinkscales, OF/RHP, 2022  -  Quickness exists in a strong, athletic frame. Posted a 6.86 in the 60. Hits from the left side with a short stroke with lift to his barrel path out front. Better than average barrel feel. 

Brock Wills, SS/2B, 2022  -  Left hand hitter with an athletic, projectable frame. Posted the top 60 time on the day at 6.75. Fluid swing, hands have quickness, barrel gets extension out front with a line drive approach. 


Regan Bernard, C/3B, 2022  - Ball comes hard off his barrel using a line drive approach during batting practice. Has above average bat speed in a strong frame.  

Dylan Smith, RHP/1B, 2022   -  Barrel is short to ball, staying through the zone getting extension through the middle of the field. Lots of balls off the barrel with a balanced approach.

Landon Sykes, RHP/3B, 2022  -  Quick hands, barrel stays through the zone with extension out front. Made lots of hard contact with room to add strength to his athletic frame. 

Dean Collum, RHP/3B, 2022  -  Fluid swing with the ball coming hard off his barrel. Level swing with barrel extension and an aggressive approach. 

Billy Waldron, OF/LHP, 2022  -  NC State commit. Drove the ball during his batting practice. Fluid, aggressive swing from the left side with barrel feel and bat speed. 

Jake Barbour, SS/OF, 2023  -  Left hand hitter with a loose, balanced swing. Showed lots of barrel awareness hitting lots of hard line drives during his round. 

Alex Pinkham, OF/1B, 2023  -  Young frame with room for growth ahead. Short swing with quickness to his hands from the left side. Uses a balanced, line drive approach. 

Hayden Henry, OF/LHP, 2023  -  Fluid swing with quickness from the left side. Consistently hit balls off the barrel with some lift to the swing path. Projection left in an athletic frame. 

Aaron Bryant, OF, 2023  -  Loose, simple swing from the left side. Balanced approach with quickness to his hands. Has room to add strength to his frame. 

Brady Nathison, OF/LHP, 2023  -  Fluid swing with strength present in athletic build. Loose hands with his barrel getting extension out front, making hard contact. 

Bays Bryant, SS/RHP, 2023  -  Quick hands with a level barrel path through the zone. Line drive approach driving several balls during his round.

Daniel Morgan, RHP/C, 2023  -  Quick hands with an inside out approach. Hit several balls of the barrel during his round. Has room to add strength to his athletic frame. 

Matthew Prince, OF/RHP, 2023  -  Swing is loose with quick hands. Has feel for his barrel with above average bat speed. Lots of projection left in his athletic build. 

Nathan Davis, OF/1B, 2023  -  Fluid swing from the left side with quick hands and a short barrel path to the ball. Line drive approach with barrel awareness. 

Jackson Kosnar, C/SS, 2023  -  Loose, fluid swing with bat waggle. Found his barrel often during his round with quick hands and a middle of the field approach. 

Jeremiah McLemore, 3B/1B, 2023  -  Looks to crush the ball with every swing. Has above average bat speed with lift to his swing path. 

Jack Heron, 2B/OF, 2024  -  Showed above average feel for his barrel with a fluid swing, Hands are quick using a line drive approach. Frame has lots of room for maturation ahead. 

Boaz Harper, SS/2B, 2024  -  Switch hitter with a projectable athletic frame. Swing is loose and fluid. Centered balls up from both sides of the plate. 

Lucas Witt, OF/RHP, 2024  -  Balanced swing with his barrel working short to the ball and level through the zone. Room for growth ahead in lanky frame. 

Lucca Pascarella, 3B/RHP, 2024  -  Fluid and balanced from the left side. Made lots of hard contact with above average bat speed. 

Mason Hughes, SS/2B, 2024  -  Direct barrel path from the left side. Centered some balls up with his barrel getting extension through the zone. 

Tate Tomlinson, SS/3B, 2024  -  Fluid swing with his barrel working level through the zone. Projection ahead in young, athletic frame.