WV Top Prospect Games Review: OF Analysis

By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

The summer rush of PBR events in Pennsylvania and West Virginia came to a close with the inaugural WV Top Prospect Games on August 9 and 10. Prospects from four states assembled at the YMCA Kennedy Center Field in Huntington, WV for two days of nine inning games and showcase activities. Today we continue our analysis of the prospects in attendance by taking a look at the outfielders that participated.

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2015 OF Clayton Anderson (George Washington HS, WV)

Clayton AndersonAnderson was unable to participate on day one of the event due to another commitment but his abilities at the plate were evident on day two. The 6-foot, 215-pound left-handed hitter went 1-for-3 in game action while barreling the baseball in all three plate appearances with a bat exit velocity of 81 mph. Anderson creates good barrel whip with a strong lower half and projects as a run producer at the next level. The uncommitted senior also showcased an accurate 78 mph arm from the outfield.

2015 OF Eric Duran (Pine-Richland HS)

Eric DuranDuran is a physical 6-foot, 190-pound uncommitted senior that has posted a 6.77 60-yard dash this summer. The right-handed hitter drove baseballs with authority during batting practice from a square stance with a leg lift stride. Duran shows gap to gap power potential and flashed an 86 mph bat exit velocity. He showcased athletic actions defensively with an accurate arm during defensive evaluations. Duran's physical size, foot speed and potential to drive in runs makes him an interesting follow leading into the fall of his senior year.

2015 OF Ryan Grieco (Franklin Regional HS)

Ryan GriecoGrieco is a 5-foot-7, 150-pound uncommitted senior that plays much bigger than his size. The left-handed hitter displayed the ability to use all fields from a square stance with a leg lift stride during batting practice. Greico gets out of the box well (4.09 to 1B) and handles the bat well as evidenced by a well-executed bunt in game action. Grieco went 2-for-6 in game play over two days, narrowly missing two additional hits while getting down the line hard on balls in the infield. The left-handed thrower displayed fluid actions in the outfield with good carry to throws of 80 mph.

2015 OF Tristan Lucas (University HS, WV)

Tristan LucasLucas went 5-for-6 with a double and two RBI during game play to earn MVP honors for the Gold Team. The 6-foot, 170-pound right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and strides slightly closed. He gets out of the box well and plays the game hard. The uncommitted senior ran a 7.38 60-yard dash and showcased good range defensively with a 77 mph arm. Lucas takes good routes to the baseball and gets good jumps and projects as a center fielder at the next level.

2015 OF Andrew Zban (Huntington HS, WV)

Andrew ZbanZban unfortunately strained a hamstring during his 60-yard dash limiting his activity to just the first day of the event. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound uncommitted senior registered a 7.08 60 after previously running a 6.91 this summer. The talented left-handed hitter flashed a 91 mph bat exit velocity in batting practice and showcased the ability to drive the baseball to all fields. Zban went 1-for-2 at the plate on day one prior to having to retire due to his leg issue.

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2016 OF Coleton Carter (Cabell Midland, WV)

Carter showcased an 82 mph bat exit velocity hitting from a square stance with a leg lift stride. The left-handed hitter displayed a strong lower half and the ability to barrel the baseball frequently during his round of batting practice. Carter went 1-for-5 in game action with a triple and showed a 72 mph arm defensively.

2015 OF Jared Henry (Greensburg Salem)

Henry barreled the baseball consistently from a square stance in batting practice showing the ability to use all fields. The uncommitted senior squared the baseball in game action during several at bats over two days. The 6-foot, 155-pound right-handed hitter ran a 7.20 60-yard dash, but was timed at 6.75 at a previous PBR event this summer. Henry displayed athletic actions defensively with an accurate arm.

2015 OF Trevor Porter (Point Pleasant, WV)

Porter displayed the ability to use all fields from a slightly open stance with a toe tap stride during batting practice. The right-handed hitter registered a 76 mph bat exit velocity and barreled the baseball several times in game action over two days. Porter showcased a 72 mph arm during defensive evaluations on throws to home plate.

2015 OF Dustin Yoakum (Greenbrier West, WV)

Yoakum displayed a flat bat path and the ability to square the baseball routinely from the left side of the plate with a bat exit velocity of 82 mph. The 5-foot-10, 150-pound uncommitted senior went 1-for-5 with an RBI during game play over two days. Yoakum showcased an accurate 79 mph arm from the outfield with solid straight line carry on throws to home plate.

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