Future Games Preview: Team Carolina Outfielders


Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

The PBR Future Games is a one-of-a-kind event that will feature the best uncommitted players in the Class of 2021 and select 2022 prospects from the 40+ state coverage area of PBR.  The Future Games take place on July 31 - August 3 at LakePoint in Cartersville, GA.  Last year more than 250 college coaches from all over the country were in attendance. 

Beginning on Wednesday July 31st with a full pro-style workout for the position players in attendance, the event runs through August 3rd.  Each team will play three games over the three days after the workout day.  Team Carolina will be comprised of players from North and South Carolina.

CLICK HERE to see the full schedule.  Rosters and pitching rotations will be posted on this site as they become available as well.

 

Team Carolina Preview: Outfielders

 

 

Stewart Evans OF / Scotland, NC / 2021

Evans is a physical presence from the right side of the box.  Jumping on the scene at the 2018 NC Underclass Games, Evans turned heads with his BP and continued to catch eyes as the swing translated into the game play.  This summer Evans has produced in big way on the big stage.  In several trips to LakePoint with his 5 Star NC club, Evans has impressed with his easy power and ball to bat skills.  

 

 

Archie Dean Herring OF / SS / Westchester Country Day, NC / 2021

Who will run  the fastest 60 at the PBR Future Games... We won't know the answer but Team Carolina has an entry that could capture the title in Herring.  At the NC Underclass Games in 2018, Herring posted a 6.52 on the laser timer.  Earlier this summer at the 5 Star NC organizational workout day, Herring lowered his top time to 6.45.
Herring is not just a runner though... The swing has continued to improve and there is some raw power present.  Defensively, the speed plays and the arm has shown a positional velocity of 87 mph.

 

 

John Newton OF / 3B / Cuthbertson , NC / 2021


At 6-foot, 175 pounds, Newton has been very consistent throughout the spring and summer season, continually finding the barrel against high end pitching and showing an ability to drive the ball into the gaps.  There is not a tool that stands out above another, but in the same fashion, there is not a tool lagging behind the others.  Newton has posted an exit velocity of 96 mph off the barrel, with a positional velocity of 91 from the outfield.

 

 

Lukas Schramm OF / C / Apex , NC / 2022


Physical with strength and qucikness, Schramm has posted an exit velocity up to 86 mph while running a 6.92 sixty.  A right handed hitter, there is bat speed and barrel awareness with the ball jumping at contact.  One of the few 2022 players that will be in attendance on the week, the tools are present, but it is the ceiling that may be the most intriguing side to his game.