Player Analysis from the Miami Valley Open ID



Below, PBR outlines the top performers from the Troy Open ID on June 18th at Duke Park in Troy, Ohio. To view the complete statistical results, click here

TOP 2013 PROSPECTS FROM THE MIAMI VALLEY OPEN ID

1. Garrett Mitchell, C/OF, Miami East, Class of 2013
6-foot-4, 175-pound prospect with plenty of raw skills. Registered a 6.9 60-yard dash. From the outfield, he shows long arm action through a high ¾ arm slot. Plays through the ball. Reached a top velocity of 87 mph with carry to his throws. Behind the plate, he reaches a top velocity of 76 mph from the crouch. Pop time sits between 1.96 to 2.12. Can improve his exchange as well as his receiving abilities by cleaning up his stance, which tends to get a bit wide. At the plate, the right-handed hitter uses a wide base with a short stride. Shows quick bat speed with line drive production. Tends to get heavy on the front side. Swing and production will only get better as he improves balance and load.

2. Luke Veldman, RHP, Bethel, Class of 2013
6-foot-5, 155-pound right-handed pitcher tall, lanky build. Uses a low ¾ arm slot with long arm action and quick arm speed. Delivery requires some effort. Fastball is 78-80 mph with occasional arm side run. Curveball shows slurvy type action. Sits at 62 mph with gradual 11/6 break. Also uses a 73-74 mph slider with late bite. Changeup is 66-68 mph. Tends to slow down arm action.

3. Sean Murphy, IF/C, Centerville, Class of 2013
6-foot, 165-pound prospect with athletic build. Registered 7.37 60-yard dash. Projects as a third baseman or catcher. Shows skills to play both positions. In the infield, he uses short arm action through a high ¾ arm slot to reach a top velocity of 81 mph. Shows soft hands and good, aggressive actions through the baseball. Behind the plate, he reaches a top velocity of 80 mph from the crouch. Pop times range between 2.00 to 2.04. At the plate, he starts with an open stance. Uses a short stride. Shows some strength with above average bat speed. Line drive production with pull tendencies.

4. Michael Pierce, RHP/1B, Wayne, Class of 2013
6-foot-4, 220-pound two-way prospect with big, solid build. Shows decent footwork around the bag. At the plate, he shows middle of the order potential with some power in his bat. Right now, he relies on the use of his strong, upper half. Shows excellent hand/eye coordination. Simple, compact swing. With more use of his lower half, he will only add power. On the mound, he uses quick arm speed through an over the top arm slot. Fastball is 76-78 mph. Curveball is 63 mph with 12/6 downward break. Changeup is thrown near fastball arm speed and sits 69-70 mph.

 

TOP UNDERCLASS PROSPECTS FROM THE MIAMI VALLEY OPEN ID

1. Joe Vranesic, RHP/OF, Northmont, Class of 2015
6-foot, 175-pound two-way prospect with solid build. Registered a 7.5 60-yard dash. Shows advanced skills and strength for his age. Reached a top velocity of 77 mph from the outfield using short arm action through a high ¾ arm slot. Shows good hands and fluid footwork.  At the plate, the right-handed hitter uses a slightly open stance with some balance. Uses a small leg kick to trigger his swing. Shows an explosive lower half with quick bat speed. Shows gap-to-gap tendencies with power that will only improve as he physically matures. Overall, excellent bat at this stage in his development. On the mound, he uses a high ¾ arm slot with quick arm speed. Delivery requires some effort. Fastball is 82-85 mph with excellent command. Curveball is 70-71 mph with late breaking 11/5 action. Tends to cuff it. Changeup is thrown near fastball arm speed. Tends to be straight and sit at 75 mph.

2. Graham Lilly, RHP/C, Cincinnat Hills, Class of 2015
5-foot-11, 170-pound prospect with solid, athletic frame. Registered a 7.77 60-yard dash that should improve with time. Shows short arm action through high ¾ arm slot from the outfield. Reaches top velocity of 78 mph. plays through the ball and shows good foot work. Behind the plate, he reaches a top velocity of 75 mph with pop times between 2.19 to 2.35. Will get better with improved hand to glove exchange. At the plate, he starts with a slightly open stance with a short stride. Shows some good bat speed with a slight uphill path to the ball. Fluid rhythm to his swing some good pop in his bat. On the mound, he uses a slow rhythm to his delivery, which requires some effort. Uses high ¾ arm angle with average arm speed. Fastball is 77-78 mph. Curveball is 63-64 mph but lacks command. Changeup is 65-66 mph and straight in the zone.

3. Nolan Francis, LHP, Russia, Class of 2015
6-foot-1, 150-pound southpaw with thin, athletic build. Uses high ¾ arm slot with quick arm speed. Fastball is 76-77 mph with natural cutting action. Curveball is 63-66 mph with 1/7 breaking action. Shows good command for strikes. Changeup is 67-68 mph with some sink as it is thrown near fastball arm speed. Will be interesting follow as he physically matures. Shows good potential at this stage in his development.

 

BEST OF THE REST

Austin Bryant, C, Fairfield, Class of 2013
5-foot-11, 185-pound catching prospect with solid frame and strong lower half. Registered a 7.38 60-yard dash. Reaches a top velocity of 73 mph from the crouch. Uses short and compact actions. Pop time sits between 2.00-2.09. At the plate, he starts with a slightly open stance. Tends to compensate by diving into the pitch. Uses long stride with above average bat speed. Shows some potential with inside/outside tendencies in his swing.

Billy Kidd, IF, Marysville, Class of 2014
5-foot-9, 150-pound infield prospect. Registered 7.00 60-yard dash.  Use long arm action through a high ¾ arm slot with a top velocity of 74 mph across the infield. Shows average hands and needs to play through the baseball. At the plate, the right-handed hitter uses a balanced setup with a short stride. Bat speed is above average. Shows fluid rhythm to his swing. Line drive production.

Bryce Isaac, IF/OF, Northmont, Class of 2014
6-foot, 190-pound prospect with soft build. Uses short arm action and long transfer in the outfield to reach top velocity of 63 mph. Shows similar actions in the infield with a top velocity of 59 mph across the infield. At the plate, the right-handed hitter shows some natural strength. Needs to better incorporate lower half. Takes a downward path to the ball.

Bryton Lear, IF, Covington, Class of 2013
5-foot-5, 130-pound infield prospect with short, solid build. Registered a 7.47 60-yard dash. Likely projects as a second baseman. Uses low ¾ arm slot to reach a top velocity of 70 mph across the infield. Shows soft hands with a quick exchange and transfer. Plays through the baseball. At the plate, the right-handed hitter uses a long stride with average bat speed. Takes a long path to the ball with a choppy rhythm to his swing.

Chase Antle, RHP, Grove City, Class of 2015
6-foot-1, 185-pound right-handed pitching prospect with solid frame. Uses low ¾ arm slot with average arm speed. Shows 72-75 mph with straight movement. Curveball sits at 56 mph with gradual 12/6 break. Needs to improve consistency. Changeup is straight and sits at 68 mph.

Jeremy Brinegar, IF/RHP, Stebbins, Class of 2013
5-foot-9, 150-pound prospect with short, athletic build. Registered a 7.78 60-yard dash. Projects as a second baseman on the next level. Uses short arm action through a high ¾ to over the top arm slot. Reaches top velocity of 77 mph across the infield. Displays fluid actions in the infield with soft hands and a quick transfer. At the plate, the right-handed hitter starts with an open stance. Uses long stride. Shows above average bat speed. Displays confidence at the plate. Line drive/contact type hitter. On the mound, the right-hander uses short arm action through a high ¾ arm slot. Delivery requires some effort. Fastball sits 76-77 with some arm side run. Also uses a side arm fastball that sits 71-72 mph with some run as well. Curveball is 58-60 mph. Tends to shorten up and slow down arm action. Changeup is 67-68 mph with some fade.

Johnny Chaney, IF, Fairborn, Class of 2014
5-foot-5, 142-pound infield prospect. Registered a 7.66 60-yard dash. Uses short arm action through high ¾ arm slot. Reaches top velocity of 67 mph across the infield. Shows average hands. Needs to improve fluidity of actions and increase aggressiveness towards the baseball. At the plate, the left-handed hitter uses an open stance with average bat speed. Line drive type swing that should improve with better incorporation of his lower-half.

Jordan Little, RHP, Springboro, Class of 2013
5-foot-10, 145-pound right-handed pitcher with short, athletic frame. Uses low ¾ arm slot with average arm speed. Delivery starts with a slow rhythm but requires some effort. Fastball is 75-77 mph. Curveball shows 12/6 break with some depth at 64-65 mph. Shows good command of the pitch. Changeup is 68-69 mph with some fade. 

Kameron Porter, IF, Benjamin Logan, Class of 2013
5-foot-9, 156-pound infield prospect with short build. Registered a 7.45 60-yard dash. Uses long arm action through a low ¾ arm slot. Reaches top velocity of 70 mph across the infield. Needs to be more aggressive and play through the baseball. At the plate, the right-handed hitter starts with a slightly open stance and uses a short stride. Tends to bar his front arm during his load. Shows some pop in his bat, which should improve as he better incorporates his lower half and becomes physically stronger.

Joshua Wyatt, OF, Springboro, Class of 2013
5-foot-11, 165-pound prospect with athletic build. Registered a 6.84 60-yard dash. Uses short arm action through an over the top arm slot to reach a top velocity of 71 mph. Showed accuracy with throws on the bag. At the plate, the right-handed hitter starts with a slightly open stance with a short stride. Tends to lunge on to front side. Shows some strength and power. Needs to improve load and balance to maximize abilities at the plate.

Matt Yates, LHP, Miamisburg, Class of 2014
6-foot-2, 165-pound southpaw. Uses average arm speed through a ¾ arm slot with short arm action. Fastball is 74-75 mph with some natural cutting action. Curveball is 58-61 mph with 2/8 break. Shows good command down in the zone. Changeup is thrown near fastball arm speed and sits 62-64 mph. Uses smooth, easy rhythm to his delivery. Will be interesting follow if he experiences a jump in velocity in the coming year.

Sean Lawless, IF/RHP, Ironton, Class of 2013
6-foot, 160-pound prospect. Registered 7.64 60-yard dash. From the outfield, he shows short arm action through a high ¾ arm slot to reach a top velocity of 71 mph. Needs to play through the ball in the outfield. In the infield, he tends to field the fall ball deep. With limited range, he likely projects as a third baseman. Reached a top velocity of 70 mph across the infield. At the plate, he uses an open stance with a short stride and short path to the ball. Shows pull tendencies. On the mound, he uses average arm speed through a high ¾ arm slot. His fastball sits 73-74 mph. Curveball is 65 mph with some downward spin. Tends to slow down arm. Changeup is 65-68 mph, but lacks command. Knuckleball is 65-66 mph with some movement.

Treg Francis, RHP/IF, Russia, Class of 2013
6-foot-1, 160-pound prospect with lanky frame. Registered a 7.4 60-yard dash. Projects a third baseman. Uses long arm action through a low ¾ arm slot. Reaches top velocity of 67 mph. Needs to improve overall fluidity in actions. At the plate, the right-handed hitter uses a tall, stiff stance. Displays line drive type production. Lacks extension in his swing and full use of lower half. Will improve overall power when these two areas are improved. On the mound, he throws through a high ¾ arm slot. Fastball is 74-78 mph with some occasional sink. Curveball is 62-63 mph with some spin, but lacks consistency. Changeup is 61-62 mph and split-finger fastball is 65-66 mph with some tumble.

Trevor Sherman, IF/RHP, Russia, Class of 2013
5-foot-10, 150-pound prospect with a lanky frame. Registered a 7.4 60-yard dash. Projects as a third baseman or outfielder. Uses an over the top arm slot to reach top velocity of 72 mph across the infield and 80 mph from the outfield. Shows quick footwork, but needs improve glovework. At the plate, the left-handed hitter starts with a slightly open stance and uses a short stride. Shows above average bat speed with a good approach at the plate. Line drive type production with pull tendencies in his swing.  On the mound, the right-handed uses above average arm speed through a high ¾ arm slot. Delivery requires some effort. Fastball is 77-79 mph with some arm side run. Curveball is 60-61 mph. slider is 68-69, but flat. Changeup is his best off-speed pitch. Thrown near fastball arm speed with some run.

Tyler Gross, OF, Miamisburg, Class of 2013
5-foot-11, 155-pound outfield prospect. Uses a low ¾ arm slot. Reaches a top velocity of 79 mph from the outfield. Will improve skills by quickening transfer and exchange. At the plate, the right-handed hitter uses a slightly open stance with a short stride. Tends to bar arm in his load. Shows some length in his swing with pull tendencies. Will enhance abilities at the plate by correcting his load. 



 

 



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