Best Of Ohio 14U Tournament - Cincy Flames

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Ohio Insider: Best Of Ohio 14U Tournament - Cincy Flames

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Payton Ebbing C / 3B / Cincinnati Country Day, OH / 2022

Very talented prospect that stood out on both sides of the ball. Ebbing possesses advanced abilities behind the dish. A high motor type back there that can block and receive at a high level. Although he impressed with the finer points of the position his most impressive tool back there is his catch and throw abilities. Popped a 2.16 and 2.19 in game. Offensively, he hit out of the 3-hole for a very talented Flames offense. A righty swinger that starts in a taller, athletic setup. Flows through load smoothly, incorporating a leg kick for timing/energy. His loose hands allow him to create early bat speed and natural whip through the zone. Ebbing is a constant threat to drive the gaps with his strength and natural loft to swing that allows him to lift the ball with ease. In the five at bats we saw he had two doubles, a triple and a single.

Devin Taylor OF / 3B / LaSalle, OH / 2022

Taylor has the frame and offensive skill set that will have college scouts salivating over in the upcoming years. A long, lean athlete that can run and swings it from the left side. Stood out for his hit tool. All the physical tools are there and then some but what really stood out was his strike zone knowledge and advanced approach at the plate. A controlled aggression type approach that knows what he wants to hit and will hack early or work counts until he gets it. When he pulls the trigger he shows a smooth, low effort swing with the ability to find plane early. Displayed feel for the barrel and the ability to drive the ball with authority. Defensively he played shortstop and in the outfield. Didn’t get a chance to show off the glove but if he can pick it he could be a high-level prospect in the 2022 class.

Caden Crawford RHP / 1B / Cincinnati Hills Christian, OH / 2022

Really liked what I saw from Crawford at the plate. Ideal frame/skill set for the middle of the lineup. A physical bat that swings it from the right side. Starts in a wider setup and uses a simple loading sequence, incorporating a bat tip movements during his short stride for timing. Batspeed and strength are advanced for class and obvious through the zone. Path is level and swing is compact. Ball really jumps when he finds the barrel. Shows all the signs of a future run producer.

Colin Ames RHP / 3B / Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, OH / 2022

A two-way prospect that stood out on the bump. The right-hander has a very sturdy frame with above average athleticism. Arm action is long back and clean through a high-¾ slot. Generates above average strength and speed to arm. Ball comes out well with fastball showing late life at 77-80 mph. Primary secondary offering was his 11/5 shaped breaking ball. Spins it well giving it above average depth and action. Also flashed a playable changeup a few times. One of the better right-handers we’ve come across in the class so far.

Spencer Clegg LHP / Anderson, OH / 2022

A talented southpaw that came in for relief for the Flames against Force Ohio. Frame is very projectable with wide shoulders, strength, long limbs and room to add. Works with a slower paced tempo to a delivery that requires very little effort. A strike thrower that tosses an easy 74-78 mph fastball that will stay mostly true through the zone. The 1/7 shaped breaking ball acted as the out pitch. The pitch was a big breaker that showed signs of sharpness at 60-62 mph.

Jackson Campbell OF / Cincinnati Country Day, OH / 2022

A corner outfielder with a strong, athletic frame. At the plate he starts in a balanced setup with bat resting on back shoulder. Utilizes a slight back load with hands during his small leg lift timing trigger. Loading sequence is a bit rushed but timing wasn’t an issue in the at bats we saw. Campbell shows noticeable strength to hands with above average bat speed through the zone. The combination of natural tools and natural loft make him a constant extra base hit. Limited viewing of him in the outfield but he got a chance to show off the arm a few times which looks to be an above average tool as well.