PBR Limited Series Review: Top Corner 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 corner infield prospects over the course of the three days.

Jake Books 1B / lhp / Malvern Prep, PA / 2022

6-foot-2, 200-pound left-handed hitter showcased arguably the most balanced, consistent offensive approach of any hitter at the event. Went 3-for-8 with a walk and an a pair of RBI over the course of three games. Also made several loud outs and was a tough out all weekend. Polished defender at first base, Books also has above average feel for three pitches on the mound and a solid knowledge of how to attack hitters. Books was added to the Team Pennsylvania roster for the PBR Future Games following his performance.


Aidan Quinn 3B / OF / Central Bucks West, PA / 2022

5-foot-11, 180-pound left-handed hitter continued to showcase an advanced feel for the barrel with the ability to create above average barrel whip. Went 6-for-11 with a pair of doubles and five RBI over the course of three games. While foot speed is not a strength, his feet work well around the bag at third base routinely setting himself up for good hops. 79 mph arm strength across the diamond will improve in time, but is already sufficient to be able to man the hot corner.


Adam Gates

Adam Gates1B / 3B / gloucester catholic, NJ / 2021

6-foot-2, 185-pounder has all the tools to be a quality run producing right-handed bat at the next level. Out of the four hole Gates went 5-for-6 with a walk and three RBI on the weekend. He also showcased some present gap power with a pair of doubles. Showcased athletic actions around the bag at first base and topped at 80 mph off the mound.


Jared McKinney

Jared McKinney3B / SS / clearview regional, NJ / 2021

Broad shouldered 5-foot-10, 185-pounder seemed to be in the middle of the action all weekend. The right-handed hitter went 2-for-7 with a triple and three RBI over three games. He also found a way to consistently reach base with three walks and a hit by pitch in his 11 official plate appearances. A capable defender on the left side of the infield but foot speed will likely keep him at third base at the next level.


Jack Bifano

Jack Bifano3b / 1B / bridgeport, wv / 2021

6-foot-6, 180-pound right-handed hitter went 4-for-7 with a double and two RBI over the span of three games. Long levers leads to some length in the swing, but showed above average barrel awareness in consistently getting to the hitting zone on time all weekend. His frame suits him best to make the switch to first base as his primary position at the next level.


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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