2019 Future Games Workout Day: NC Quick Hitters


Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

Day 1 of the 2019 PBR Future Games featured every team, from PBR territories across the country, going through a pro-style workout, organized by positions.  The position players that went through the workout in front of over 200 college coaches.  

Players ran a laser timed 60, worked out from their defensive position, and went through an offensive evaluation that included live BP.  After day 1, PBR’s staff of scouts have worked to compile all of the position player numbers.  Those numbers can be seen HERE.  Below is a quick look at the position players from North Carolina and how they fared on day 1.

 

2019 Future Games: North Carolina Quick Hitters

 

  • Bryan Arendt (C, Holly Springs HS, 2021) is nursing an ankle injury from a few weeks ago and declined to run the 60, but the ankle did not affect his performance at the plate or behind the dish.  A positional velocity of 82 from the crouch created plenty of carry with pop times peaking at 1.93.  At the plate, the right hander showed raw power with some natural lift in the swing.  His exit velocity worked up to 92 mph off the barrel.

  • Stewart Evans (OF, Scotland County HS, 2021) came to the event having made a name for himself, with his bat, on the summer circuit.  A loud BP forced the 200+ coaches to focus during his live BP.  Evans ran a 6.90 sixty and flashed average arm strength with a positional velocity of 85 mph out of the hand.

  • Michael Gracer (3B, Northwest Cabarrus HS, 2021) is one of the more consistant players in NC with his pro-style workouts.  Clean and accurate on the infield, Gracer flashes above average arm speed with strength and natural lift in the swing.  Gracer’s exit velocity peaked at 93 mph off the barrel.

  • Archie Dean Herring (OF, Westchester Country Day, 2021) entered the pro-style with the expectation of throwing up a very big number on the laser timed 60… Herring did not disappoint, running a Team Carolina record 6.38.  Herring flashed solid numbers behind the 60 with a 91 mph exit velocity and a positional arm velocity of 86.  There will be eyes on him as Team Carolina opens Thursday night.

  • Isaiah Lowe (3B/RHP, Christ School, 2022) has made an early name for himself with his arm strength on the bump, but Lowe may have recruiters re-thinking his future after a loud, solid BP.  The ball jumped off the barrel throughout the round and Lowe posted an exit velocity of 98 mph.  He will be on the mound this week as well, but he may have opened some doors as a dual recruit.

  • Will Marcy (SS, Crossroads Flex, 2021) has a lanky, athletic frame and worked out at shortstop with some ease.  Running a 6.84, there is quickness.  The arm showed carry across the diamond at 85 out of the hand.  Offensively Marcy was solid in BP with a lot of barrel, working the middle of the field.  The tools and projection showed well on day 1.

  • John Newton (OF, Cuthbertson HS, 2021) was battling an illness throughout day 1’s workout.  He decided to not run the 60, but had enough energy to create some noise during his round of BP.  The exit velocity peaked at 99 mph off the bat and translated to balls jumping into gaps and over the wall.  From the outfield, there is accuracy from a clean arm and release with the positional velocity up to 92 mph.

  • Adam Quintero (SS, Piedmont HS, 2021) is athletic with some twitchy tendencies.  Good bend through the hips and the hands work with softness on the infield.  Offensively, the barrel works flat through the zone, staying gap-to-gap.  Quintero ran a 7.06 sixty.

  • Lukas Schramm (OF, Apex HS, 2022) may be one of the few 2022s at the event, but the physicality played throughout his workout.  The swing creates loud contact with balls naturally lofting with carry into the pull side gap.  The exit velocity peaked at 96 mph.  There is quickness with a 6.93 sixty on the laser.  The arm graded out with a 95 mph positional throw.