Prep Baseball Report

The Five: 5 to Follow from the Uncommitted Upperclass Games

Matt Payne
North Carolina Director of Scouting

"The Five" is a weekly blog that highlights high-performing athletes from across North Carolina.  PBR Scouts use information gathered from PBR events, PBR Scout Days, and PBR Tournaments to put together the weekly list of five players.

This week “The Five” looks back at the Uncommitted Upperclass Games held at BB&T Field in High Point.  It provided prospects with an opportunity late in the Fall to showcase their talents in a pro style workout followed by live game action.  Highlighted today are five uncommitted players who turned in good performances and will look to build off that as the spring season approaches.  There is plenty of versatility on this list with four guys being from the 2020 class and one from the 2021 class.


The Five

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Scouting Report

  • -Quickness and athleticism present in 6 foot 1, 175-pound frame
  • -Keeps his barrel in the zone with quick hands
  • -Drives the ball with strength to his pull side
  • -Fluid actions defensively with an accurate arm that has carry

Athletic build at 6 foot 1, 175-pounds.  Filled the stat sheet throughout the workout.  Quickness is present running a 6.91 sixty.  Hits from the right side with a balanced setup.  Hands work back during the load with a short stride.  Quick hands with a mostly flat barrel path.  Worked gap to gap with strength to his pull side.  Above average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 92 mph.  Fluid and athletic in the outfield, playing through balls with average hands.  Long arm swing, throwing from an overhand slot.  Arm has carry with some accuracy.  Positional velocity topped at 87 mph. 



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