Prep Baseball Report

Quick Hitters Position Players: Florence Darlington Tech Scout Day

Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

The Florence Darlington Tech Scout Day took place on October 20th on the campus of Florence Darlington Tech in Florence, SC.  

The event began with a defensive evaluation for catchers, pitcher bullpens with each pitch tracked by Trackman.  A pro-style workout for all the position players followed that included the 60 yard dash, BP with TrackMan ball flight analysis, and a defensive evaluation. 

Below we will look at some quick hitters from the position players for the event.

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Brandon Arnold - INF - SO.

Lean athletic frame at 6-2 175 pounds.  Smooth fielding actions with good hands and footwork.  Good short arm action with good carry and accuracy with the ability to throw from multiple slots. Flat swing that stays in the zone, producing a good line drive approach to the pull side.

Harris Celata - OF/INF - FR.

6-2 210 pound strong frame.  Big time power in this bat, launching multiple balls out of the park with a few well over 400 feet and exit velos on trackman up to 107.1.  Has good bat speed and swing that stays on plane for a long time.  Shows big time arm strength with his OF velo up to 90 and 85 in the infield across the diamond.

Cody Craig - OF - FR.

Long, lean frame at 6-1 174 pounds.  Shows really good extension on swing and finishing way out front with one hand.  Good athlete, showed good speed with a 6.82 60 and good arm strength with velo in the OF up to 85.

Javier Crespo - INF - FR.

Wiry, athletic frame, room for continued physical development.  Smooth fielding infielder with good actions and soft hands.  Showed good arm strength across the field up to 87mph while showing a good short arm action and making throws from different angles.  With the bat had present bat speed with the ability to drive the ball to all fields.  

Brayden Davidson - C/1B - SO.

Big strong frame at 6-4 240 pounds.  Hitting from a wide crouched stance produced a good short swing with bat speed and a good path.  Showed power with a pull side approach in BP.  Defensively showed good footwork with a quick exchange from behind the plate.   

Hayden Duffield - C - SO.

Athletic build at 6-1 185 pounds.  This catcher really displayed a very quick transfer and great throws to second.  Good arm strength to go along with quick feet.  Short simple swing with present bat seed.  Good gap to gap approach with a good line drive swing.

Spenser Hamblen - OF - FR.

Long lean and projectable body at 6-2 164 pounds.  Big time athleticism from this young man on the field.  With the bat sowed a flat swing though the zone with good extension producing line drives around the field.  Big time arm strength from the outfield with his velo up to 95 while making accurate throws.

Jackson Hoshour - OF - SO.

Very good looking athlete with a 6-3 190 pound frame.  Showed off his speed with a 6.74 60 and really good arm strength with his OF velo up to 85 with good carry.  With the bat showed good power producing an average exit velocity of 93.7.  Showed a bit of an uphill path producing good loft in swing.

Mac James - C -FR.

Large frame with a mature build at 6-3 195.  Upright tall stance with a toe tap load.  Showed good pop in the bat with an average exit velo of 98.23 and multiple barrels over 100mph.  Behind the plate showed a big time arm with velo up to 83 and pop times as low at 1.83.  Had good accuracy and carry on throws.

Dylan Johnson - C - FR.

Big physical frame at 6-1 215 pounds.  Swing had a good flat path with good extension and an uphill finish.  A gap to gap approach using the big part of the field in BP.  Behind the plate had good quick feet and a quick transfer with good arm strength.  Accurate throws with good carry with pop times between 1.79-1.91

Patrick Matthews - INF - SO.

Smaller frame with present strength at 5-7 185 pounds.  With a simple quiet setup in the box, has a short flat swing with a poolside approach in BP.  Lots of barrels in his rounds of BP.  Good soft hands in the infield and moves his feet well to get the right hop.  Showed a good accurate arm across the infield.  

Joseph McCormack - INF - FR.

Tall physical frame at 6-4 195 pounds with present strength and room to grow.  A good short swing with a good bat path and a high one hand finish.  Showed the ability to drive the ball with power to the pull side.    

DJ Sullivan - OF - SO.

Athletic frame at 6-2 175 pounds with present strength.  Showed good speed with a 6.76 60 and a good arm from the outfield with velocity up to 85 mph.  With the bat showed good bat speed from a short swing with good extension.  Showed power to the pull side in BP with a max exit velo of 101.52 and max distance of 405 feet.

Ben Venables - INF - FR. 

Medium frame at 5-10 160 pounds with room for added strength.  A good flat simple swing in BP that produced a line drive gap approach.  Smooth fielding infielder that plays low to the ground with good footwork and an accurate arm with good carry.  Shows the ability to throw from multiple arm slots on the infield.