PBR Limited Series Review: Top Middle Infield Prospects


Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

The inaugural PBR Limited Series tournament took place June 28-30 with eight teams participating in a round robin format over the course of three days at McGill Field on the campus of Lebanon Valley College. The field was comprised of four 15U teams and four 16U teams hailing from three states. 

Today we continue a review of the teams in attendance with a look at some of the top middle infield prospects over the course of the three days.

Brayden D'Amico SS / 2B / Liberty, PA / 2021

5-foot-10, 150-pound switch-hitter showcased solid top of the order offensive skills with a short, line drive approach from both sides of the plate. It was in the field that D'Amico shined, making play after play look routine with solid footwork and arm strength. He routinely plays through the baseball and takes good routes to the ball. Though slightly undersized, D'Amico has the arm strength to remain on the left side of the infield at the next level.


Ryan Weingartner

Ryan WeingartnerSS / st. augustine prep, nj / 2022

5-foot-9, 145-pounder showcased a well-rounded skill set with a very productive weekend at the plate. The right-handed hitter went 4-for-8 with a double, triple and a pair of RBI. Adding in two walks and a pair of hit by pitches, Weingartner reached base eight times in 12 official plate appearances. Defensively he showcased more than enough arm strength to remain on the left side of the infield. With the exception of one hard hit ball that caught him between hops, he made every play over three games. Showed good range and active feet with above average carry on his throws.


Gage Bibey

Gage BibeySS / RHP / Philip Barbour, wv / 2021

6-foot, 170-pounder lists himself as a primary pitcher, but was most impressive as a position player on this weekend. He showcased the ability to make the routine play consistently and flashed solid range while making plays on the move. The right-handed hitter went 4-for-5 with a double and three runs scored over three games. He also showcased his two-way skills by topping at 80 mph off the bump.


Alex Ruiz SS / 2B / McCaskey, PA / 2022

5-foot-8, 155-pounder showcased advanced defensive abilities with active feet and a soft glove hand. Ruiz works hard with his feet to set himself up for good hops and showed a solid internal clock with enough arm strength to stay on the left side. The right-handed hitter has a simple, direct swing path with a line drive approach. A tendency to be pull happy takes him off the outer half at times. Solid runner has proportional strength that should continue to develop over time.


Tim Dickinson

tim dickinsonSS / 2B / Garnet Valley, PA / 2022

5-foot-10, 160-pound left-handed hitter showcased top of the order offensive skills with an ability to find his way on base routinely. Dickinson went 3-for-7 with a triple and drove in three runs on the weekend. The underclassmen also flashed his plate discipline with three walks and a hit by pitch to go along with scoring four times. A fundamentally sound defender, Dickinson's all-around skill set will continue to develop with strength gains through maturity.


What's Next?

The PBR Limited Series moves to the University of Scranton for three days in July. Look for previews of all participating teams in the coming weeks.

Friday, July 19

9:00am
   Team All*American 2021s vs. Bucks County Generals 2021s
11:30am Team All*American 2021s vs. Northeast Pride 2021s
2:00pm   Bucks County Generals 2021s vs. Baseball Performance Center
4:30pm   Northeast Pride 2021s vs. Baseball Performance Center 

Saturday, July 20

9:00am   Bucks County Generals 2021s vs. Northeast Pride 2021s 
11:30am Team All*American 2021s vs. Baseball Performance Center
2:00pm   Bucks County Generals 2020s vs. Northeast Pride 2020s
4:30pm   Gutsie Sports Academy Gatorz vs. Keystone State Bombers 17U

Sunday, July 21

9:00am   Northeast Pride 2020s vs. Keystone State Bombers 17U  
11:30am Northeast Pride 2020s vs. Gutsie Sports Academy Gatorz
2:00pm   Bucks County Generals 2020s vs. Keystone State Bombers 17U
4:30pm   Bucks County Generals 2020s vs. Gutsie Sports Academy Gatorz

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
2019 Eastern PA College Prospect Showcase PA 07/09 Millersville University
2019 Western PA College Prospect Showcase PA 07/23 Historic Pullman Park (Butler, PA)
Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/30 LakePoint
2019 PBR Future Games (Pennsylvania Invite Only) PA 07/31 LakePoint
2019 Fall Kickoff Showcase PA 08/15 Millersville University
Play for Team PBR 17U (Fall Kickoff Showcase Tournament) PA 08/17 Millersville University
2019 Fall Scout Day (Various Travel Organizations) PA 09/07 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Future Prospects Showcase PA 10/19 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Elite Prospect Showcase PA 10/26 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Fall Measurables & Evaluation Showcase PA 11/02 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Holiday Showcase PA 12/28 Keystone State Baseball Academy


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