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Maryland Preseason All-State Session II: Outfield Analysis


Kyle Campbell & Jamie Naill Jr.
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Session II of the Maryland Preseason All-State featured 75 players from across the Old Line State, Delaware, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Players were put through a pro-style workout and threw bullpens in front of our PBR Maryland staff with TrackMan and Blast on hand to capture additional data throughout the event. Below are evaluations on the 20 outfielders at the event. 

 

OUTFIELDERS

(Listed Alphabetically)

Liam Bowen OF / RHP / Walt Whitman, MD / 2023

Body: 6’1’’, 180 pounds. Long and projectable frame with athleticism in the movements. 
Hit: RHH. Begins with a balanced, athletic setup as the feet are even at shoulder-width, loose approach in the box. Early leg hang to a high position at mid chest level with control on the move outward towards the pitcher, unleashing the bat head with good stretch through a slightly uphill path. Recorded an impressive 57% line drive rate swinging with high-intent during his BP round. Mostly LCF approach and liked to get leverage at the point of contact; generated interesting rotational acceleration numbers (20.4 G’s of force via Blast Motion). 
Power: 92 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Recorded a 312 foot peak batted ball distance hinting at a solid power floor at the moment. Should be able to plug both gaps with occasional HR juice to the pull-side when getting extended. XBH potential is real. 
Arm: RH. OF - 89 mph. Fluid and rhythmic arm stroke from a quick, moderate arm-circled, over the top slot. Accurate and showed plenty of carry towards the plate. 
Defense: Advanced defender with early downhill momentum in the routes, got to the spot on time with the left foot and fielded with a trusted glove hand off the left side of his body with a smooth funnel inward to the chest line. Feel for pace was evident during his defensive evaluation. 
Run: 7.14 60-yard time.


Dominic Casale OF / 2B / Loyola Blakefield, MD / 2022

Body: 5’8’’, 145 pounds. Lean, athletic with feel present. 
Hit: RHH. Balanced, even setup with a slight bend in the knees. Short lift and replace unleashed the barrel through a slightly vertical path while holding the backside hip really well in the swing. Tight turns with good extension out in front; notched a 39% line drive rate during his batting practice round, peppering the middle of the field. 
Power: 85 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Developing doubles power (236 foot peak batted ball distance via Trackman Baseball).
Arm: RH. OF - 81 mph. Short, high ¾ slot with accuracy towards the plate. 
Defense: Adequate footwork arriving on time with a soft glove hand off his left foot. Stop and go at times, but stayed low throughout. Projects to slot into a CF position down the line with LF an option as well. 
Run: 6.91 60-yard time.


Gage Joseph OF / RHP / Cape Henlopen (DE), MD / 2024

Body: 6’0’’, 150 pounds. Long and projectable frame with a high-waisted build. 
Hit: RHH. Open, loose setup with a slight bend in the knees as the barrel rested on the shoulder. Utilized a lift and replace stride in order to initiate the bat head through a flat path into the hitting zone. Repeatable, adjustable stroke and got off good swings with consistency. Minor weight-shift through the front side generating some leverage at the front of the plate; mostly middle of the field approach during batting practice. A 67% line drive rate played admirably into his desired result while accruing a standout 53% hard hit rate (batted balls over 90 mph) as well. 
Power: 96 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Easy doubles power at the moment with ability to run it out of the yard to pull if he catches it right (331 foot peak batted ball distance).
Arm: RH. OF - 81 mph. Loose, high ¾ slot with good carry and accuracy towards the plate. 
Defense: Got the chest downhill early with active footwork arriving on time. Weight and posture was over the toes allowing for good pace and a quick trigger from his position during defensive evaluations. Projects to slot into a LF position for now. 
Run: 7.01 60-yard time.


Conner Keys OF / LHP / Calvert Hall, MD / 2023

Body: 5’11’’, 185 pounds. Strong, athletic frame with feel for his body present. 
Hit: Switch. Mirrored from both sides, the only difference being a leg hang as a LHH compared to no stride as a RHH; more pop from the left side. Wide, athletic setup with a slight bend in the knees; initiated the hands through a twitchy, adjustable path into the hitting zone. Stayed direct through a slightly vertical path as LHH. Very methodical in the approach while peppering the middle of the field with hard line drive contact (36% line drive rate via Trackman Baseball). A 61% on-plane efficiency points towards solid bat to ball skills and 16+ G’s of rotational acceleration (average; Blast Motion) hints at an interesting power ceiling down the road. 
Power: 91 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Up to a 326 foot peak batted ball distance. Juice plays from the left side with ability to produce consistent XBH. 
Arm: LH. OF - 79 mph. INF - 77 mph. OF - Full arm circle with fluidity, INF - quick V-slot with a fast release. 
Defense: OF - Approached with finesse and good posture on the way through, used a soft glove hand off the right foot on the approach; feel for pace and down chest angles at the fielding window. INF - Moved well laterally with above-average feel around the bag at first; offers legitimate positional flexibility either at a corner INF spot or 1B. 
Run: 7.55 60-yard time.


Chase Killen OF / SS / Lake Forest (DE), MD / 2022

Body: 5’9’’, 155 pounds. Lean, athletic frame with some muscle present; the feel for his body is evident in the movements. 
Hit: LHH. Upright, slightly open stance with the hands starting straight up and down at the shoulder. Utilized a leg hang with good control on the way through unleashing a twitchy and whippy, flat path into the hitting zone. Above-average barrel awareness present with some juice to the pull-side when catching it out in front; mainly middle of the field approach from gap to gap. Impressive weight transfer into a stiff front side and showcased advanced swing mechanics featuring repeatability and quickness (short A to B path). This, coupled with solid bat to ball skills (53% line drive rate via Trackman) will make him a very tough out as he continues maturing. 
Power: 86 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Doubles power with high intent in the box though he profiles as a top of the order table setter at the moment. 
Arm: RH. OF - 85 mph. Quick arm through an over the top slot, good extension on the front side and accuracy at head level. 
Defense: Above-average defensive profile playing low to the ground with range in either direction. Plays quicker than the 60-time would suggest, can handle any of the three outfield positions, though he might have a home in CF with the body type, game he brings to the table. Trusted a soft glove hand off the left side of his body with quality pace during his defensive evaluation. 
Run: 7.04 60-yard time.


Demetre Koutras, III OF / 1B / River hill , MD / 2023

Body: 6’4’’, 200 pounds. Large, projectable and athletic frame with obvious confidence in the actions. 
Hit: RHH. Wide, solid base with a slight bend in the knees; the hands showed some rhythm at the shoulder in the setup. Utilized a deep leg hang initiating the bat head through a smooth, slightly vertical path into the hitting zone. Recorded a quick stroke (24 mph hand speed via Blast Motion) while delivering some thunder when getting the arms extended at the front of the plate. Mostly middle / pull side approach while hitting into a stiff front side. Showcased present juice (324 foot batted ball distance) while not giving up bat to ball skills (54% line drive rate). Swing and approach should allow him to hit for some average down the line as well. 
Power: 93 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Current doubles power and ability to hit for XBH. Should continue molding into a more premiere power threat as he keeps developing. 
Arm: RH. OF - 79 mph. Long, full arm circle with rhythm on the takeaway, accurate throws. 
Defense: With the foot speed present and a quick first step, you’re looking at possible CF qualities. The frame might lead to a move to a corner spot with a power profile making the most sense. Light on his toes with down chest angles and a trusted glove hand sometimes fielding between the legs with two hands. 
Run: 6.91 60-yard time.


Ryan Lawrence OF / RHP / St. Michaels , MD / 2023

Body: 6’2’’, 180 pounds. Lengthy, athletic frame with some projection present (room to fill out). 
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly open stance with a minor bend in the knees. Utilized a leg lift stride to initiate the bat head through a slightly vertical path into the hitting zone. Mostly middle of the field approach during his batting practice round with a feel for extension through the baseball. Recorded a 50% line drive rate via Trackman while notching a 57% on-plane efficiency per Blast Motion (bat to ball skills). 
Power: 88 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Got up to a 313 peak batted ball distance pointing towards doubles power at the moment. 
Arm: RH. OF - 81 mph. Lengthy arm circle with some repeatability in the mechanics, got extended out in front of the release. 
Defense: Approached with adequate footwork, fielded off the left side of his body with a low glove hand, held posture after fielding with average pace from his position. 
Run: 7.61 60-yard time.


Massimo Liuzzo OF / 1B / Walt Whitman , MD / 2023

Body: 6’3’’, 193 pounds. Projectable, athletic frame with a build to dream on. Lengthy appearance with obvious size and a presence to him. 
Hit: RHH. Balanced, even setup from a wide stance as the hands began high near the head. Utilized a short lift and replace stride initiating the bat head through a flat path with plenty of bat speed through the zone. Notched some off the charts Blast Motion numbers: 24.6 mph average hand speed, 75.3 mph average bat speed, and 60% on-plane efficiency, which point towards a developing, high-level power profile down the line. Featured loft in the approach to the pull side during batting practice and recorded an eye-popping 75% hard hit rate (batted balls over 90 mph). A true middle of the order bat with a short swing that will play in game, there’s a lot to like offensively. 
Power: 99 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Home run pop when pitched out over the plate, mainly doubles power.
Arm: RH. OF - 85 mph. Lengthy arm circle with athleticism and whip in the release. Accuracy was present towards the target with repeatability. 
Defense: Hop step in the prep work, got the chest downhill and played with active footwork beating the ball to the spot. Picked a good hop and went and got it with a soft glove hand off his left foot, could range to his left extremely well with adequate pace overall during his defensive evaluation. 
Run: 7.26 60-yard time.


Lamon Lyles Jr. OF / SS / Eleanor Roosevelt, MD / 2022

Body: 5’10’’, 160 pounds. Lean, athletic frame with room to add strength to his game. 
Hit: RHH. Balanced, even stance at a mostly upright position, the hands started with a slight 45 over the head to begin. Utilized a leg lift stride with a slight bow and arrow load to the shoulder. Entered the hitting zone through a flat, middle of the field approach with a feel for the hands at the plate. Recorded some loft during BP while accruing a 57% fly ball rate via Trackman Baseball (267 foot peak batted ball distance). Commanded the inner half with consistent hand speed (21.3 mph average per Blast Motion) and showed quality bat to ball skills offensively (70% on-plane). 
Power: 89 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Developing doubles power with a table setter profile. 
Arm: RH. OF - 79 mph. Quick, high ¾ slot with accuracy. 
Defense: Stayed behind the ball on the approach with a soft glove hand leading the way, projects a stay in LF or possible move to CF once the feet become a little more aggressive. The posture worked, fielding out in front with slight down chest angles; utilized a couple gather shuffles towards the target. 
Run: 7.14 60-yard time.


Michael Martin OF / 2B / Southern , MD / 2022

Body: 6’0’’, 170 pounds. Projectable, athletic frame with length in the movements. 
Hit: RHH. Bent, even stance with the hands starting high with quick rhythm; utilized a barrel tip and lift and replace stride to initiate the barrel through a flat, connected path. Notched a 21.4% line drive rate via Trackman Baseball with feel for the middle of the field. Balanced approach and stood out in his Blast Motion data: 21.2 mph average hand speed, 70.2 mph average bat speed, 17.5 G’s of rotational acceleration. 
Power: 92 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Power is there but got on top of the ball on this date accruing a 57% ground ball rate. Developing doubles power working up to a near 300 foot batted ball distance. 
Arm: RH. OF - 81 mph. High intent with a slight pause at the hip on the takeaway. Accurate towards the target. 
Defense: Used one smooth burst of energy to play through the baseball, stayed back behind it early while getting a read. Used the glove hand softly out in front of the toes with solid overall pace during his defensive evaluation. 
Run: 7.09 60-yard time.


Justin Mealey RHP / OF / Towson , MD / 2022

Body: 6’0’’, 165 pounds. Projectable, athletic frame with room to add strength as he matures. 
Hit: RHH. Wide, even stance with a bend in the knees and high hand start at head level. Utilized a leg lift stride straight up and straight down, entering the hitting zone through a slightly vertical path. Worked short to long in the swing with extension on pitches above the belt creating loft (55% fly ball rate). Mostly pull side approach and liked to race the hands towards the front of the plate for leverage, hit into a stiff front side while notching a quality 67% on-plane efficiency (bat to ball skills). 
Power: 84 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Developing doubles power at the moment with a table-setter approach as he keeps adding physicality. 
Arm: RH. OF - 83 mph. Long, deep takeaway with a full arm circle. Accurate and some carry towards the target, projects to slot in at LF for the moment. 
Defense: Approached with good instincts and like he was shot out of a cannon on some reps, attacked with urgency creating pace and momentum towards his target, soft glove hand working off the middle, left side of his body; athleticism pops. 
Run: 7.32 60-yard time.


Jake Mongelli OF / 2B / Stephen Decatur, MD / 2023

Body: 5’10’’, 150 pounds. Long and lanky frame with room to add strength. 
Hit: RHH. Started from a balanced, open stance slightly back loaded into the right side drive leg. Utilized a toe tap stride and some weight shift to initiate the barrel through a slightly vertical, low intent path into the hitting zone. Recorded a mainly line drive approach during BP evidenced by a 55% line drive rate. Was able to stay on pitches in any quadrant (66% on-plane efficiency) using a quality swing that will keep producing better results as he continues gaining additional physicality. Liked to get leveraged out over the plate on occasion. 
Power: 78 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Developing doubles power.
Arm: RH. OF - 78 mph. Slow, long takeaway with quickness on the way through a high ¾ slot. 
Defense: Got downhill with authority on the last step with a low glove hand working off his left foot. Funneled inward and let it rip towards the target with accuracy. Adequate pace from his position, projects in LF. 
Run: 7.90 60-yard time.


Rayan Nair OF / SS / Walter Johnson, MD / 2022

Body: 5’10’’, 155 pounds. Athletic, projectable frame with twitch and above-average feel for his body in all phases of the game. 
Hit: RHH. Upright, loose setup from a slightly open stance. Some wiggle present in the hands at the shoulder, as he initiates the swing with a lift and replace stride while showing sink into the legs. Entered the hitting zone through a mostly flat path with ability to manipulate the barrel based on pitch quadrant. Hit behind the ball well with good balance in the lower half; held his posture and got off controlled, violent swings. Peppered the middle of the field in the air and the pull-side hard on a line during his BP round. A 58% fly ball rate displays some loft in the approach, but a 25% line drive rate and developing 51% on-plane efficiency point towards the ability to hit for some average down the line. 
Power: 87 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Doubles power at the moment and gets his whole body into the swing.
Arm: RH. OF - 89 mph. Athletic arm circle with good extension on the front side. Carry present towards the target with accuracy as well. 
Defense: Can handle any of the three outfield positions, smooth mover with good posture and a quick first step. Really went and got the ball in either direction with a soft glove hand playing confidently off his left side. Mainly possesses CF attributes where he will most likely end up in the long run; standout athlete overall. 
Run: 6.65 60-yard time.


Jackson OBrien OF / 1B / Severna Park , MD / 2024

Body: 6’1’’, 165 pounds. Lean, high-waisted, and athletic frame. 
Hit: RHH. Even, slightly bent stance with the weight shifted slightly favoring the front side to start; utilized a toe tap stride with a lot of pre-swing movement at the plate. Entered the hitting zone through a flat path yielding a mostly line drive approach (39% line drive rate). Missed on the ground on occasion to the pull-side (SS) coming slightly across the baseball. Good feel for the hands overall with a short swing showing adjustability down in the zone. Will only get better as he keeps adding strength. 
Power: 87 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Developing doubles power when he gets the long levers extended. 
Arm: RH. OF - 73 mph. Short, high ¾ slot with minor restrictions. 
Defense: Projects a stay in LF at the moment, hop step for the prep work staying on his toes and working slightly downhill on the baseball. Soft glove hand showed give off the left side funneling into the body, adequate pace during defensive evaluations. 
Run: 7.42 60-yard time.


Ben Porter RHP / OF / Stone Bridge , VA / 2022

Body: 5’10’’, 168 pounds. Lean, athletic frame with some feel present. 
Hit: RHH. Wide, even stance with quiet hands to start; utilized a leg lift stride while entering the hitting zone through a flat path. Recorded a 29% line drive rate via Trackman Baseball and featured a sneaky power ceiling down the road with good connection early at the plate (16.7+ G’s of rotational acceleration on average). Mostly worked the middle / LCF side of the field with ability to get the bat head out for damage on occasion. (250 foot batted ball distance).
Power: 82 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Developing doubles power with some punch to pull side. 
Arm: RH. OF - 73 mph. Quick, high ¾ slot with accuracy towards the target. 
Defense: Low posture on the approach, fielding with two hands off the left foot at the fielding window, stayed down and through the baseball assisting the throw in being consistent towards the target; repeatability was present. LF projection due to foot speed. 
Run: 7.66 60-yard time.


Tanner Sanderoff LHP / OF / Blake, MD / 2023

Body: 5’11’’, 150 pounds. Lean, athletic frame with advanced feel for his body in all facets of the game. 
Hit: LHH. Wide, even stance with the hands showing rhythm above the shoulder. Utilized a toe tap stride with control on the forward move; entered the hitting zone through a slightly vertical path creating a mostly pull-side approach during batting practice. Above-average intent at the plate with a feel for the top hand, smooth connected swings yielding an impressive 39% line drive rate per Trackman Baseball. 
Power: 94 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. 
Arm: LH. OF - 83 mph. Loose, high ¾ slot with slight ASR towards the target.
Defense: Advanced defender who can impact the game, arriving on time with the right foot and fielding off of it with a trusted glove hand, the pace was evident getting the ball in and out of his glove and on its way to the plate. Projects to find a home in either LF or CF down the road, but the actions played at a high level.
Run: 7.20 60-yard time.


Kyle Sanger OF / Tuscarora, MD / 2022

Body: 5’10’’, 175 pounds. Strong, compact frame. 
Hit: RHH. Balanced, wide stance with a loose setup at the plate; utilized an early leg hang coupled with a bow and arrow type load to the shoulder with a high back elbow. Initiated the bat head through a flat path into the hitting zone; mostly pull side approach with loft present (69% fly ball rate via Trackman Baseball). 
Power: 86 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Developing doubles power at the moment (319 foot peak batted ball distance). 
Arm: RH. OF - 81 mph. Repeatable, high ¾ slot with minimal restrictions, accurate towards the plate.  
Defense: Worked laterally first getting behind, then down through the baseball. Soft glove hand could play off the middle or left side of his body, got the chest downhill creating momentum at the fielding window. Projects a stay in LF due to foot speed, arm strength. 
Run: 7.61 60-yard time.


Logan Tapman RHP / OF / Stephen Decatur , MD / 2022

Body: 6’3’’, 195 pounds. Long and athletic actions with a high-waisted frame. 
Hit: RHH. Begins from a balanced, open, and upright stance with the hands above the shoulder. Utilized a leg lift stride and low-triggered launch to initiate the bat head through a slightly vertical path into the hitting zone. Strong top hand with some extra intent in the upper half of the swing; recorded a peak hand speed of 24 mph (Blast Motion) with developing bat to ball skills (55% on-plane efficiency). Showed mostly to the pull-side during batting practice with a preference to hit the pitch out over the plate to the LCF part of the field. 
Power: 90 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Developing doubles power, rolled the wrist after impact at times.
Arm: RH. OF - 90 mph. Live, whippy action with no restrictions, carry towards the target. Plus tool.
Defense: Approached with a quick first step and attacking footwork, stayed somewhat upright in the posture, but held down chest angles at the fielding window. Impressed with quick transfers (soft glove hand) and a fluid arm stroke, which should offer him the ability to play either corner outfield spot with ease.
Run: 7.37 60-yard time.


Dylan Wiley OF / 3B / Smyrna (DE), MD / 2022

Body: 6’2’’, 185 pounds. Athletic, physical frame with a power-speed profile offensively. 
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly bent stance with the hands at a strong position at the shoulder. Utilized a short lift and replace stride while turning the barrel over the backside for launch, working through a slightly vertical path into the hitting zone. Generated a middle of the field approach with great success; notched a 50% line drive rate and 50% hard hit rate, both measurables which compared admirably to his peers. Present jump off the bat to the LCF gap when getting the hands extended at the plate (308 foot peak batted ball distance).
Power: 92 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Doubles power at the moment and can find XBH’s using above-average barrel awareness from line to line. 
Arm: RH. OF - 80 mph. Athletic, high ¾ slot with a short arm circle and quickness. Accuracy was present towards the plate. 
Defense: CF profile with a quick first step and low posture on the way through. Feel for his body in space with twitch in any direction, can cover good ground overall. 
Run: 6.79 60-yard time.


Zachary Wainio OF / 2B / Mount St. Joseph, MD / 2022

Body: 5’11’’, 170 pounds. Twitchy athletic frame with good proportions throughout. 
Hit: RHH. Balanced, even stance from a slightly upright position. Utilized a very quiet approach at the plate with not a lot going on while still being extremely smooth in the box. Repeatable lift and replace stride and launch from the shoulder through a precise, slightly vertical path into the hitting zone. Peppered the middle of the field with good burst through impact, recorded a 58% line drive rate per Trackman Baseball. Showed command over the inner half of the plate with lightning quick hands (23.1 mph hand speed) while turning in a 77% on-plane efficiency (bat to ball skills). Profiles as a true top of the order candidate with some sneaky power developing. 
Power: 89 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Doubles power at the moment with more intent to be had, Power is coming.
Arm: RH. OF - 84 mph. INF - 84 mph. OF - Quick, fluid high ¾ slot with no restrictions in the arm circle. INF - After a glove tap, worked from a “v-slot” into a high ¾ release with accuracy across the diamond; quick trigger. 
Defense: OF - Choppy steps on the approach and played behind the baseball, getting downhill at the right times. Comfortability with his body in space, with appropriate routes on every rep during defensive evaluations. Trusted the glove hand which funneled into the chest line from the left side of his body. INF - Good pace from the left side working right to left from a low, momentum-filled posture. Kept the feet moving allowing for easy and accurate throws and solid pace on plays in either direction. Projects with positional flexibility both in the OF and INF giving himself more chances to get on the field early. 
Run: 7.02 60-yard time.

 

 

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