Ultimate Performance Scout Day & Queen City Prospect ID - Outfielder Analysis


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

Prep Baseball Report of North Carolina began its summer event schedule by running a PBR Scout Day with Ultimate Performance at their beautiful facility in Matthews, NC.  The indoor facility allowed the players attending the showcase to run a full 40, on a laser timer, throw from their defensive positions and hit in a 60’ x 80’ cage so evaluators could see the ball fly.  Along with the players from the Ultimate Performance program, PBR ran an open ID event, the Queen City Pre-Summer Prospect ID. 

A total of 33 players participated in the scout day.  The outfielders working out at the event includes 3 players that also worked out on the mound.  Four players worked at or above 80 mph from their position and four had exit velocities above 85 mph off a tee.  Each player went through a full workout, running a timed 40 yard dash, taking several rounds of BP and fielding and making throws to gauge arm strength and accuracy.

Notes Ultimate Performance / Queen City Scout Day:
+ 33 Players updated their PBR Profiles
+ 6 Outfielders produced exit velocities above 82 mph off a tee, offensively
+ 3 Outfielders ran a sub-5.00 40 yard dash
+ 3 Outfielders worked out on the mound as well with 1 lefty touching 81.

CLICK HERE to view the complete roster from the Scout Day with Ultimate Performance

CLICK HERE to view the complete roster from the Queen City Pre-Summer Prospect ID

CLICK HERE to view the complete statistical breakdown from all players in attenadance.

 

Outfielder Analysis

 

Brendan Folkerts OF / LHP / Fuquay-Varina, NC / 2020

 

Average build at 5 feet 10, 174 pounds. Offensively he works from the left side with a tall, slightly open setup. Uses a small leg kick for his load with average bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 86 mph, which should improve as he learns to use his lower half more. His barrel works short to the ball getting extension through the zone.  Shows a middle to opposite field type approach and the ability to hit line drives. From the outfield he shows average hands with clean exchanges playing through the ball. Uses a long arm action working to a high ¾ slot. Accurate arm with positional velocity that topped at 76 mph. Also, recorded at 5.11 in the 40-yard dash.
On the mound, lefty works with a slow tempo, staying level through balance, landing on-line.  Normal effort and long arm swing to a low-3/4 slot. Fastball ranged 68-72 with late arm side run.  Better command to arm side and has to work to get to glove side. Falls slightly, landing hard on the 1B side on follow-through.  Around the zone with all three pitches. Sweeping breaking ball at 66-69, gradual 2/8 tilt. Big, early action. Change-up has fade with near fastball hand=speed, sitting 64-65.

 

 

Sam Kagan OF / LHP / Providence, NC / 2019


6 feet 1, 190-pound athletic build with strength in his frame. Quickness exists.  Ran a 4.98 on the laser timed 40 yard dash. Works from the left side offensively with a balanced, athletic setup. Uses a short step for his load with some barrel tip but does a good job of keeping them in sync. His bat works short to the ball and keeps a level path through the zone. Shows above average bat speed with ball off the bat topping at 87 mph. Line drive approach working gap to gap. Flashes athleticism from the outfield playing through balls with quick, fluid feet and quick, clean exchanges. Uses a long arm action working to a high ¾ slot with carry to his throws. Accurate arm that peaked at 85 mph.
Some effort on the mound.  Long, loose arm action, slightly loading the scapular as it works to a high-¾ slot.  Some rhythm, working level through an average balance point. Hips rotate early setting him to land open, losing some posture in his head at release.  Fastball sat 78-81 with slight run and better feel for the glove side. In the zone with the fastball. Breaking ball ranged 68-71 with gradual 2/8 tilt.  Change-up touched 74 with solid hand speed. Some feel for all three pitches.

 

 

Lucas Olsen OF / RHP / Marvin Ridge, NC / 2020


Lanky build at 6 feet 1, 150 pounds with plenty of room to add strength. Shows soft hands in the outfield with fluid feet, athletically playing through the ball. Clean exchanges that lead to a shorter arm action and an over the top slot. Arm topped at 80 mph with carry to his throws. Works from the right side offensively with a balanced setup. Uses a toe tap for his load with his barrel working short to the ball. Shows the ability to get extension through the zone at times. Uses a gap to gap approach and shows the ability to line balls out. Ball off the bat peaked at 76 mph and should improve with added strength and using more lower half in his swing. Also, recorded a 5.22 in the 40-yard dash.

 

 

Adrian Santiago OF / OF / Charlotte Catholic, NC / 2019


5 feet 9, 190-pound build with lower half strength. Uses a tall, open setup from the right side. Has a leg kick for his load, drifts at times affecting his timing. More strength than bat speed with an exit velocity recorded at 89 mph. Shows a level path through the zone and bat speed should improve with added looseness in his upper half. Shows average hands in the outfield, playing through balls with a high crow hop that slows him down getting rid of the ball. Clean exchanges working with a short arm action working to a high ¾ slot. Arm peaked at 80 mph from the outfield. Also, recorded a 5.18 in the 40-yard dash.

 

 

Beau Sistare OF / LHP / Providence, NC / 2020


Lanky, athletic build at 5 feet 10, 155 pounds. Hits from the left side using a balanced, slightly open setup and short stride for his load. Simple swing, showing feel for his barrel and maintains balance throughout his swing. Works to stay in the middle of the field with a flat bat path working inside the ball and getting extension through the zone. Average bat speed with his exit velocity recorded at 82 mph and should improve with added strength. Shows soft hands in the outfield with clean exchanges and a long arm action leading to a high ¾ slot. Arm peaked at 73 mph and that number should go up as he plays through the ball more gaining momentum into his throws. Also, recorded a 5.06 in the 40-yard dash.

 

 

Tanner Sweatt OF / OF / Porter Ridge , NC / 2020


5 feet 9, 185-pound build with strength in his frame. Works from the left side offensively using an open setup with a leg kick for his load. Dives in to the plate with his stride affecting his ability to consistently get his lower half through the ball. Works to stay inside the ball with a gap to gap approach and shows the ability to stay inside the ball. Looks to get extension out front but does get uphill with his bat path at times. Exit velocity recorded at 86 mph with above average bat speed. Throws right handed with his arm peaking at 78 mph from the outfield. Shows average hands on defense, with clean exchanges and long arm action working to a high ¾ slot. Also, recorded a 4.98 in the 40-yard dash.

 

 

Cole Williams OF / 2B / Myers Park, NC / 2020


Athletic build at 6 feet, 177 pounds. Quickness exists.  Ran a 4.81 forty. Hits from the left side using a balanced, athletic setup. Uses a smooth load and short stride getting his lower half through the ball. Fluid swing with a level bat path getting good extension out front. Has good hands and feel for his barrel, producing a lot of line drives. Has above average bat speed with ball off the bat peaking at 82 mph and that number should improve with added strength. On defense he athletically plays through balls with fluid feet and clean, quick exchanges with a long arm action working to an over the top slot. Shows accuracy from the outfield with his arm topping at 80 mph.

 

 

Ryan Wilson OF / 3B / Butler, NC / 2022


Average build at 5 feet 10, 150 pounds. Works from the right side offensively using an open, balanced, athletic setup. Uses a smooth load with his hands making a big circle going back as his front foot goes forward. Maintains balance throughout his swing with bat working level through the zone. Shows a mostly pull approach with his bat path getting long at times. Exit velocity recorded at 77 mph and should improve with added strength and looseness to his swing. In the outfield he athletically plays through balls with soft hands, fluid feet and clean, quick exchanges. Uses a short arm action throwing from a high ¾ slot and his arm peaking at 73 mph. 5.13 in the 40-yard dash.
Right-handed arm sat 69-71 from a high-¾ slot.  Medium arm swing, works through some stiffness. Slight slinger action as the head and front side leave the line early.  Dialed into the zone as the bullpen progressed, getting a better feel for his rhythm. Lands on-line in a slow tempo-ed delivery.  Breaking ball is slow at 57-58 with some depth. Down in the zone, the pitch works through gradual 11/5 tilt. Change-up has fade, with some deception in the hand speed, ranging 61-63.