PBR Mid-Atlantic ProCase: Outfield Analysis


Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

The PBR Mid-Atlantic ProCase took place October 28th at Keystone State Baseball Academy. Today we continue a series of articles analyzing the prospects in attendance with a look at the outfielders that participated.

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outfielders 

Owen ChristyOwen Christy, OF, Stroudsburg HS (PA), Class of 2019
5-foot-11, 175-pounder was committed to Pittsburgh, but reopened his recruiting process as of last night. Right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and initiates his swing from a square stance with a lift-and-replace stride. A pull oriented swing shows considerable lift and an intent to create backspin. Registered a bat exit velocity of 82 mph while swinging wood. Showcased athletic defensive actions while routinely playing through the baseball. Displayed above average straight line carry on throws of 88 mph during defensive evaluations. Ran a 6.85 laser timed 60-yard dash.

Demetrius deRAMUSDemetrius deRAMUS, OF, William Penn Charter School (PA), Class of 2019
5-foot-10, 160-pound Mount St. Mary's commit. Has worked hard to add strength to his athletic frame. Ran a 6.77 laser timed 60-yard dash on this date, but has run 6.58 at a previous PBR event. The right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and utilizes a leg-hang stride to initiate his swing. Barreled the baseball consistently during two solid rounds of batting practice while registering a bat exit velocity of 84 mph while swinging wood. Moves well defensively and shows the ability to be an impact center fielder at the next level. Showcased accurate 80 mph arm strength.

Brandon GelpiBrandon Gelpi, OF, Pittsburgh Central Catholic (PA), Class of 2020
5-foot-11, 185-pound Pittsburgh commit. The right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and utilizes a short lift-and-replace stride to initiate his swing. Showcased a direct swing path from a high back elbow load. Displayed solid feel for the barrel with an 88 mph bat exit velocity while swinging wood. Gelpi ran a 6.99 laser-timed 60-yard dash and showed 87 mph arm strength from the outfield. Solid all-around skill set with another 18 months to add strength to his athletic frame prior to the 2020 draft.

Jack HurleyJack Hurley, OF, State College Area HS (PA), Class of 2020
6-foot, 175-pound Virginia Tech commit was one of the breakout performers of the day. The left-handed hitter took two of the top rounds of batting practice on the day. Hurley starts from a slightly open stance and initiates his swing with a knee-to-knee stride. Creates consistent backspin and showed some present power to the gaps while registering a bat exit velocity of 90 mph while swinging wood. Ran a 6.70 laser timed 60-yard dash and flashed athletic defensive actions with an event best 94 mph arm strength from the outfield.

Brendan O'DonnellBrendan O'Donnell, OF/RHP, Great Valley HS (PA), Class of 2019
6-foot-2, 200-pound two-way prospect is a Rider commit. O'Donnell impressed with his well-rounded skill set just days after completing his high school football season. The right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and utilizes a lift-and-replace stride to initiate his swing from a high hands load. Barreled the baseball consistently with authority, showing present power to both gaps with a bat exit velocity of 93 mph while swinging wood. Ran a 6.83 laser timed 60-yard dash and showcased 92 mph arm strength from the outfield. The primary outfielder also topped at 86 mph during his bullpen session.

Zion SpearmanZion Spearman, OF, Home Schooled (PA), Class of 2019
5-foot-10, 210-pound Pittsburgh commit. The physical right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and initiates his swing with a lift-and-replace stride. Thick, very strong lower half allows Spearman to be quiet in his approach and explosive with his lower half. Registered an 86 mph bat exit velocity while swinging wood and ran a much improved 6.98 laser timed 60-yard dash. Displayed capable defensive actions with below average 76 mph arm strength. Likely a left-fielder moving forward, Spearman's ability to hit will determine his future moving forward.

POST EVENT ANALYSIS

Sunday, October 28th - Elite Prospect Showcase Results
Monday, October 29th - PBR Mid-Atlantic ProCase Results
Tuesday, October 30th - Elite Prospect Showcase Catcher Analysis
Wednesday, October 31st - PBR Mid-Atlantic ProCase Catcher Analysis
Thursday, November 1st - Elite Prospect Showcase Infield Analysis
Friday, November 2nd - PBR Mid-Atlantic ProCase Infield Analysis
Saturday, November 3rd - Elite Prospect Showcase Outfield Analysis
Sunday, November 4th - PBR Mid-Atlantic ProCase Outfield Analysis
Monday, November 5th - Elite Prospect Showcase RHP Analysis
Tuesday, November 6th - PBR Mid-Atlantic ProCase RHP Analysis
Wednesday, November 7th - Elite Prospect Showcase LHP Analysis
Thursday, November 8th - PBR Mid-Atlantic ProCase LHP Analysis

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
2018 Holiday Showcase PA 12/29 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Pennsylvania Junior Future Games Trials (Session One) PA 03/10 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Pennsylvania Junior Future Games Trials (Session Two) PA 03/24 Keystone State Baseball Academy