Rapid Reaction: Day 1 PBR Future Games



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By John Nolan
Assistant Director of Scouting/Content Management 

The 2016 Prep Baseball Report Future Games, powered by Under Armour, got underway Thursday at Gran Park, north of Indianapolis, Indiana. 17 teams from our coverage area converged on the cloverleaf, with well over 300 players taking part in the first day of the three-day event. Participants are uncommitted underclassmen, primarily from the Class of 2018 with a few elite 2019s on some rosters.

Well over 150 coaches and scouts were in attendance on the first day of the event, with more expected on the weekend. Position players took part in a workout on Thursday, having their 60 times taken, exit and position velocities measured, and videos of them hitting and playing defense taken. All of this information will be added to their profiles in the coming days.

Players from Virginia and DC combined with players from Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina to form Team Mid-Atlantic for the 2016 Future Games. Virginia/DC only sent position players this year, so all of our representatives were on display during the workouts today, and all four players performed well. Here are some quick notes on how they fared during the workouts.


-Greenbrier Christian outfielder
Don Goodes showed some bat speed with an exit velocity of 89 and was very short to the ball during his round, getting through the zone quickly. Showed a strong arm from the outfield, reaching 87 with a quick release and a short, quick arm action.

-Hanover third baseman Camden Grimes had a banner day. Leading all corner infielders in the event with a position velocity of 90 MPH. He also had the third fastest 60 time in his position group, running 7.01.

-James Madison shortstop Kyle Novak had a very good round of batting practice, showing a short, quick swing and the ability to barrel the ball consistently while using the entire field.

-Prince George shortstop Tevin Tucker ran the third fastest 60 by a middle infielder and one of the better times of the entire event, burning a 6.71. He looked very smooth in the field at shortstop and his bat showed a lot of upside.

 

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