Quick Hitters: Tomberlin Baseball Academy - Position Players


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

PBR scouts were on hand at Noel Williams Park in Monroe, NC on Thursday September 24th to run a full scout day for the Tomberlin Baseball Academy.  The Tomberlin organization makes their home out of Noel Williams with a beautiful playing surface near an indoor facility, allowing a space for players to develop throughout the year.

At the PBR Scout Day, Tomberlin players went through a full pro-style workout, allowing PBR scouts to collect statistics, notes, evaluation information, and video on each player participating.  The day began with a laser timed 60 yard dash followed by a full offensive workout and a defensive skills workout at each player's primary position.  Pitchers finished the day, throwing a controlled bullpen.  For the offensive evaluations and the bullpens, TrackMan was utilized to collect ball flight data out of the hand and off the bat.

We begin our full assessment of the Tomberlin Scout Day with a look at some of the position players who stood out during the pro-style workout. 

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and stats from the Scout Day.

 

Tomberlin Academy Position Players

 

Joshua Barham, C/1B, 2022 - Strength present in 6-foot-3 frame. Drove the ball to both gaps with his barrel taking a short path to the ball. Top Trackman exit velocity recorded at 89 mph. Best pop time recorded at 2.11. 

Brendan Fulcher, C/SS, 2024  -  Athletic in the box with looseness to his swing. Stays balanced with his barrel working short to the ball working through the middle of the field. Ball off the barrel recorded at 87.7 mph. Best pop time recorded at 2.03. 

Neil Griffin, SS/2B, 2024  -  Lined balls to right center during his BP rounds. Hands are loose with quickness. Barrel stays through the zone with his top Trackman exit velocity recorded at 88.6 mph. Sub-7 runner in the 60. 

Ty Hubbard, SS/2B, 2022  -  Hit from the left side using a line drive approach. Has feel for his barrel using the whole field. Barrel is short to the ball with quickness through the zone. Recorded a 7.18 in the 60. 

Jacob Ritchie, C/1B, 2022  -   Fluid swing making hard contact to both sides of the field. Barrel gets extension out front and left the yard to his pull side during BP. Trackman recorded the ball off the barrel at 93.1 mph. 

Luke Smihal, 3B/RHP, 2022  -  Worked through the middle of the field and homering deep to left center during BP. Barrel stays through the zone with the ball coming hard off his barrel. Top exit velocity recorded at 94 mph by Trackman. 

Ulrick Volk, C/RHP, 2025  -  Switch hitter who flashed feel for his barrel from both sides of the plate. Swing has looseness from the left side with quick hands and better than average bat speed. Best pop time recorded at 2.18. 

Garrett Lawrence, 3B/OF, 2023  -  Flat swing with his barrel staying through the ball. Has strength making hard contact to both gaps with his top Trackman exit velocity recorded at 92 mph. Posted a 7.04 in the 60. 

Fabian Walker, LHP/OF, 2022  -  Switch hitter with a flat barrel path from both sides of the plate. More bat speed with more hard contact from the left side during BP. Ball off the barrel recorded at 92.3 mph by Trackman. Ran a 7.01 in the 60. 

Lane Jordan, 3B/1B, 2021  -  Has strength with quick hands making hard contact to left center during BP. Has above average bat speed with multiple exit velocities recorded over 92 mph by Trackman. 

Luke Jordan, 3B/SS, 2023  -  Hands are quick with a direct barrel path to the ball. Drove the ball to the left center gap with his barrel staying through the zone. Has better than average bat speed and barrel feel. 

Jackson Deal, OF, 2021  -  Worked through the middle of the field with a level barrel path getting extension out front. Multiple balls off the barrel recorded over 91 mph by Trackman. Sub-7 runner in the 60.