Top Viewed Profiles of 2019: No. 2 Nick Neal


Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR NC

The start of 2020 brings a lot of excitement and goal setting for players, coaches, and scouts across the country.  As we begin to look forward, we also take a brief look back at 2019 and some of the exciting things that happened, along with some of the players that made waves in the state of North Carolina. 

In 2019, Prep Baseball Report saw 9 million views on stories published to the site.  We also saw over 8.9 million hits on player profiles hosted within PBR.  As part of our look back at 2019, we will countdown some of the top viewed profiles and top news stories from the year.  Today we continue the look at the Top Viewed Profiles in NC from 2019 with No. 2 on our list.

 

Top Viewed Profiles of 2019

No. 2 Nick Neal

Nick Neal (1B, Randleman HS, 2019) started his big 2019 campaign with the 2018 PBR Future Games with the physical right handed hitter jumped off the page with his performance at the premier underclass event in the country.  Shortly after starting what would have been his Junior year at Randleman HS, Neal classed back to the 2019 graduating class.  As a 2019 grad, Neal attended the PBR ProCase in February and carried that performance into the spring where he helped lead Randleman to the State Championship series.

As the June Draft rolled around, Neal was considered a prospect by most clubs, eventually signing with the Toronto Blue Jays, who drafted Neal in the 11th round.  Neal's 1st year in pro ball was cut short due to an injury.  Below you can see Neal's full PBR profile and get a feel for why he comes in at No. 2 in the most viewed NC profiles of 2019.



Nick Neal

Class of 2019 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Randleman
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: 5 Star Vipers
  • Height: 6-6
    Weight: 290lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.58
60-yard
86
INF Velo
104
Exit Velo
Position
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
103
Position
60-yard
7.58
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
104

Scouting Report

2/10/19

 

Walters State CC commit.  Big build at 6 foot 6, 290-pounds with athleticism and body awareness.  Classed back to the 2019 grad class.  Raw power continues to stand out.  Tall, relaxed setup from the right side. Barrel waggle before a small leg kick.  Hands are set at foot plant.  Explosive bat speed through the zone.  Loose wrist, with the bat path allowing for consistent hard contact.  Hit with power to all fields during batting practice.  Exit velocity recorded at 103 mph.  Athletic at first base with quick feet and soft hands.  Quick transfers to a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Positional velocity topped at 83 mph.  Recorded a 4.13 in the 30-yard dash.

 

 

09.05.16
A monster that flashes athleticism and feel.  Working from a tall stance, with high hands, loads slightly down and in.  Wants to work slightly up hill through the baseball with looseness.  Future power is projectable, but the front side is leaving him at times right now.  Quickness is present, but strength plays ahead of quickness now.  Exit velocity topped at 92mph.  From the outfield, the arm is a little stiff working from slots that range low-3/4 to high-3/4, with a bit of a slingers action.  Lacked accuracy, while topping at 71mph.  Ran his sixty in 7.91 on a soft surface.

 


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