Prep Baseball Report

Quick hitters - Charleston Preseason Open ID: Position Players

Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

The Charleston Preseason ID took place on Saturday Jan. 22th at the Shipyard Park outside of Charleston in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Prospects from the event came from around the Palmetto state on a cool winter afternoon. 

The event began with pitcher bullpens with each pitch tracked by Trackman, along with Pitch AI.  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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Max Whitmer - 2025 -C/RHP (Wando (HS) • SC)

Athletic lean frame with a slightly open stance and high hands.  Uses a medium leg lift to get to a good hitting position.  Has a good short swing with good direction and stays through the ball with good extension out front.  Defensively sits in stance well and receives the ball well out front.  Showed an accurate arm from behind the plate.        

Chance Johnson - 2026 - INF (Spring Valley (HS) • SC)

An 8th grader that really showed well on this day and shows a bright future as he continues to grow and mature.  Showed a good athletic stance with a toe tap load back and quiet hands.  A good short swing that shows good bat speed.  A good line drive approach in the middle of the field.  Defensively showed good actions and footwork in the infield.      

Gavin Edens - 2024 - INF (Berkeley (HS) • SC)

Athletic batting stance with active loose hands.  Uses a medium leg lift and lands in a good balanced hitting position.  Has a good short flat swing allowing him to stay through the hitting zone for a long time.  Had a good approach in BP staying up the middle and the oppo gap.  Showed good footwork in the infield, working through the ball well.  

Brady Gold - 2025 -INF/OF (Wando (HS) • SC)

A simple setup with a wide stance and short stride and good present strength.  This athletic right handed hitter shows the ability to really hit.  Uses lower half well to get his swing started and shows a short compact swing through the zone.  Uses the middle of the field with a good line drive approach.  Gets good extension with a big finish out front.  Defensively showed the athleticism to play both the OF and INF, using good footwork and fielding the ball out in front.       

Zach Russell - 2024 - RHP/INF (West Ashley (HS) • SC)

Wiry frame with present strength with lots of projection left.  Showed a good balanced stance with good rhythm.  A line drive, gap to gap approach.  Showed a short quick swing while staying flat in the zone with a high finish.  Showed good footwork on the infield with the ability to throw from different arm angles and showed good arm strength to play all over the field.  

Derrick Layton - 2024 - INF/RHP (Charlotte Christian (HS) • NC)

A Switch hitter, with a good athletic frame and present strength with room to grow.  From both sides of the plate showed a line drive approach while driving balls in the middle of the field.  A balanced stance with a short lift to a good launch position.  Really uses his lower half well to drive the barrel through the ball.  Takes aggressive swings to the ball.  In the infield showed smooth actions while using good feet and a good quick arm while using different arms angles to make the throws.     

Dominic Camacho - 2024 - INF (Beaufort (HS) • SC)

Athletic frame at 5-11 160 pounds with present strength.  Showed plus bat speed while taking aggressive swings.  Has a wide stance with a short stride.  Really gets the barrel through the zone while using the middle of the field.  Showed good footwork on the infield while throwing from a L3/4 arm slot with good carry on the ball.  

Dylan Dampier - 2023 - OF/RHP (Oceanside Collegiate (HS) • SC)

Big strong physical frame at 6-4 210 pounds with room to add strength.  Hits from a balanced stance with a short stride.  Barrel gets loaded well and really gets the bat through the zone.  Looking to do damage out front and does a good job of staying through the zone.  Showed good exit velos on the day while using the whole field.  In the OF showed off a good arm with carry to his ball while making accurate throws.