Future Games Trials - Quick Hits 2.0

Ryan Sattz
PBR Canada Scout

On Friday, April 15, our PBR Ontario staff hosted our first Future Games Trials of the year at the Athlete Matrix in Mississauga, home of the Ontario Blue Jays. This was our first major event of the year tailored towards selecting our 2022 Canadian Future Games team. 

Our scouting staff got a look at over 80 Future Game eligible players and they didn't disappoint. There were plenty of bats from the 2024 and 2025 classes, while we had a dozen arms at 84+ mph.

Our post-event coverage continues below as we break down three players who jumped out to our staff last Friday.

Solomon Harwood C / Catholic Central High School, ON / 2024

Harwood, a 5’10 195lbs Catcher for the London Badgers had an overall impressive day at the Future Game trials with the bat and the glove. Behind the plate the transfer was quick out of the glove with a short arm action. Harwood displayed quality arm strength with a pop time of 1.95. The footwork looked clean and simple with no unnecessary extra steps. The body stands out as a catcher with a built athletic frame. During his round of BP the ball jumped off the bat living up the middle with an exit velo up to 95 Mph. The swing is loaded and twitchy with good bat to ball control. Will defiantly be a name to look out for this summer.

Lee Jones 1B / C / Silverthorn Collegiate Institute, ON / 2024

Jones, a 6’4 225lbs 1B/C for the Ontario Terriers is a player that stands out as soon as you get an eye on him. In the infield the hands worked well staying out front, had a wide athletic base while approaching the ball. Behind the plate Jones shows some feel for the position with good footwork and quality receiving. At the plate the bat is a major tool in Jones game. The swing is loaded with good extension on his hands living up the middle to opposite field. The hand path looked clean with short quick actions towards the baseball. Jones will be a player to follow as one of the more advanced bats in his class. 

Will Hancock RHP / 1B / Oakville Trafalgar, ON / 2024

Hancock, a 6’4 205lbs RHP/1B for the Fieldhouse Pirates had a solid day as a 2 way. In the field the hands worked well with his feet showing smooth actions around the baseball. At the plate the swing had some pop in it with good rhythm in his hands. Did a good job catching the ball out front with loud barrels up the middle. On the mound Hancock was filling up the zone with a 3-pitch mix that he can spot up with. The delivery looked easy and effortless with a fastball that got up to 87 Mph. A good looking 2 way that can make some noise on both sides of the field.


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