Prep Baseball Report

Super 60: Stock Up-Meaningful Metrics-Sleepers

Shooter Hunt
National Crosschecker

In continuing to look at the incredible talent that was present at the PBR Super 60, a look at some buzz worthy performances along with prospects who helped their status in front of nearly 100 MLB scouts, a closer look at what the advanced metrics had to say, and a couple “sleeper arms” who made a loud impression on PBR’s resident MLB Draft expert, David Seifert.

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Buzz Worthy

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+ There should not have been much surprise for me, as the buzz internally about OF Ryan Gilbert (OH) had grown immensely throughout the fall and gotten especially loud in the new year. But it was. The Indiana recruit did not disappoint as he put up some staggeringly good numbers. He carries the 230-pounds on his 6-foot-5 frame well, and his athleticism is remarkable given the size. Gilbert posted a 6.68 60-yard dash time to go along with a max exit velocity of 112.19 mph. His average exit velocity of 100.89 mph and max distance of 416 feet were both tops at the event, and only helped to justify and quantify the loudness of the rounds that he had. The big right-handed hitter is balanced throughout the approach with minimal effort utilized outside of a more pronounced finish that emphasizes hip rotation. The hands remain relatively compact to the frame which allows Gilbert to manage the movement patterns of his long limbs more easily, and they quickly strike the barrel to the ball with the ability to drive it to all fields. A recently converted pitcher, Gilbert also showed off a stronger (89 mph) throwing arm from the outfield where he moved gracefully. Intriguing to note, although Gilbert’s size/frame are already impsing, in person he still shows room to continue adding strength, which is a scary thought given his present power. Overall, the metrics are elite, and should the workout display transfer to in-game performance, there is no player in the country with the upside, and helium potential, that Gilbert holds.


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