2022 Future Games: Team Carolina Positional Breakdown - Corner INF


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

The 2022 Future Games took place on July 27-30 at LakePoint in Emerson, Georgia. The event features the top uncommitted 2024 and 2025 prospects from across the country and was attended by more than 350 colleges from across all parts of the country. 

Below we take a look at the position players from a very talented Team Carolina club that had a ton of eyes on it throughout the event and went on to win its pool.

 

 

POSITIONAL BREAKDOWN - Corner INF

 

LANDON PENFIELD3B / RHP / BLYTHEWOOD, SC / 2024

Strong frame with current strength and room to gain more weight at 6-1, 190 pounds. Hitter!!! This lefty exhibits a great level of hitting proficiency. a balanced, slightly wide stance with the weight back. gets loaded and into a great hitting posture via toe tapping. Exhibits a short, quick stroke that extends through the ball. Has a powerful swing and a great approach when hitting.  A defensive player with good athleticism and infield playing skills. shows a short arm movement with precision when throwing and projects as a corner player with outstanding hands and footwork.

 

 

JOHN MCKILLOP1B / OF / CHARLOTTE CATHOLIC, NC / 2024

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound frame has length. On the workout day, the left-handed batter made a lot of strong contact, recording a peak exit velocity of 97.7 mph and an average EV of 94 mph. The barrel was dropped on several balls, causing them to be crushed and fall into the right center gap. His barrel stays inside and through the ball, demonstrating the strength and agility of his hands. Impressive in-game performance, making strong contact on every inch of the field and displaying the ability to control left-handed arms. A 7.13 laser timed 60 was run.

 

ANDREW PALMER3B / OF / OCEANSIDE COLLEGIATE, SC / 2025

6-2, 190-pound powerful physique with plenty of potential for growth. This right-handed batter hits from a flexible athletic upright posture. Demonstrates the potential for power on all fields and has a quick bat. As he develops, his bat has enormous power potential. launched a powerful home shot throughout the game that traveled 372 feet with an exit velocity of 97 mph. Developing defender at 1B, but his footwork around the bag has potential there.

 

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