2017 Fall Top Prospect Games - Team Red Hitters



By: Tim Kay

PBR Tennessee Director of Scouting

Notes on Team Red hitters can be found below (sorted by exit velocity):

Jacob Goin, C/3B, Page, 2018
Home-1st: 4.61, Pop Time: 2.06-2.13, Position Velocity:  IF - 73, C - 74, Exit Velocity: 92
6-foot-0, 180-pound, RHH showed the 2nd best exit velo of the event.  Athletic w/ some present muscle, physical projection coming.  Hits from an open, upright stance w/ back shoulder hand location and hand rhythm.  Leg kick to square w/ proper load.  Hips leaked a bit in game.  Generates bat speed w/ loft in swing.  Has some power that will develop as frame develops.  All fields approach.  Patient approach, understands his zone and does not expand.  Intriguing offensive skill package.  Defensively, makes himself big behind the plate.  Presents a solid target for his pitcher.  Gets a little stabby as a receiver, shows feel for framing.  Moves well behind the plate.  Arm strength w/ carry to target.  Very intriguing 2018 catcher that teams looking for a catcher to fill their class need to see. 

Ashton King, SS, Farragut, 2019
Home-1st: 4.53, Position Velocity:  88, Exit Velocity: 91
6-foot-0, 165-pound, RHH posted the top exit velocity for a middle of the field player w/ zero swing and miss in game.  Medium, athletic frame w/ lean strength, projection.  Righty hits w/ slightly open, slightly crouched stance w/ back shoulder hand location.  Stride to slightly open w/ proper load.  Generates big bat speed in pull oriented approach.  Balanced swing w/ ability to stay back and drive off-speed pitches.  As frame develops strength, will have large power ceiling for position.  Barrel feel.  Showed gap to gap approach w/ pull power.  Average runner makes it play on bases, swiped two bags.  Defensively, is a true SS w/ range both ways.  Arm strength w/ carry through target.  Made a number of nice, athletic plays in game.  All-around 2019 prospect shows high level tools and should be a priority follow in the class.

Brandon Langenberg, OF, West, 2019
Home-1st: 4.21, Position Velocity:  74, Exit Velocity: 90
6-foot-0, 175-pound, RHH jumped out w/ his combination of bat speed and running speed and built on that by going 2-4 w/ a double in game.  Built like a college cornerback, features a medium, athletic build w/ physical lower half.  In the box, hits w/ a straight on, slightly crouched stance w/ back shoulder hand location.  Mini leg kick w/ proper load.  Generates bat speed w/ all fields approach potential.  Projects for pull power.  All-around offensive skillset.  In the OF, features athletic actions w/ the top end speed to be an impact defensive CF.  High effort throw in CF.  Very strong 2019 OF prospect w/ big potential.

Will McCall, SS, Columbia Academy, 2018
Home-1st: 4.72, Position Velocity:  79, Exit Velocity: 88
6-foot-0, 205-pound, RHH showed advanced offensive tools w/ bat speed and no swing and miss in game.  Athletic, physical frame w/ present strength, some projection.  Hits w/ a slightly open, slightly crouched stance w/ back shoulder hand location.  Stride and proper load.  Generates bat speed through the zone.  Shows some potential for power, present gap to gap.  Quality approach w/ barrel feel.  Defensively, shows soft hands, moves well for size.  Arm strength w/ good feet.  Very intriguing 2018 w/ offense first middle infield profile.

Nelson Smith, SS/OF, Beech Senior, 2018
Home-1st: 4.66, Position Velocity:  OF - 78, IF - 74, Exit Velocity: 88
6-foot-1, 180-pound, RHH showed bat speed w/ an intriguing offensive profile.  Medium, athletic profile w/ lot of projection.  Offensively, hits w/ an open, upright stance w/ back ear hand location.  Toe tap to open w/ proper load.  Barrel gets through the zone w/ bat speed, stays in zone long time.  Aggressive approach, gets up and wants to swing the bat.  Timing was slightly off in game, plays QB for high school team.  Athlete w/ reliable glove in IF and OF.  Short arm stroke lets him get rid of the ball quickly.  Very intriguing bat first prospect that needs to be seen.

Chandler Worley, 1B, Roane County, 2019
Home-1st: 5.03, Position Velocity:  69, Exit Velocity: 88
5-foot-11, 260-pound, RHH shows intriguing bat speed w/ no swing and miss in game.  Short, stocky frame w/ some present strength.  Offensively, hits with a straight on, slightly crouched stance w/ back shoulder hand location.  Stride open w/ proper load.  Pull oriented approach w/ bat speed through the zone.  Barrel feel w/ consistent contact.  Intriguing power profile w/ strength.  Good athlete for size, moves well at 1B.  Soft hands w/ solid feet.  Plays the game hard.  Intriguing 2019 follow.

Evan Carter, OF/RHP, Elizabethton, 2020
Home-1st: 4.38, Position Velocity:  83, Exit Velocity: 88
6-foot-3, 170-pound, LHH shows very high upside offensively w/ CF tools.  The lefty hits w/ an open, slightly crouched stance w/ back ear hand location.  Some hand and lower half rhythm.  Stride (occasional short leg kick) w/ some separation.  All fields approach w/ present gap to gap power.  Projects for power to all fields.  Recognizes spin w/ quality approach.  Above avg runner glides.  Projects for above avg arm strength w/ easy actions in the OF.  Potential 5-tool player as body fills out.

Samuel Molnar, SS, Independence, 2019
Home-1st: 4.50, Position Velocity:  77, Exit Velocity: 87
5-foot-11, 165-pound, RHH w/ barrel feel and SS tools.  Medium, athletic frame w/ lean strength.  Righty hits from a straight on, upright stance w/ back shoulder hand location and some hand rhythm.  Toe tap and proper load.  Barrel feel, line drive machine in BP w/ pull HR power (just missed HR in game).  Quality at bats w/ barrel in zone for long time.  All fields approach.  Advanced hitter w/ strong offensive tools.  Defensively, shows soft hands, easy movements and range to both sides.  True SS made a number of difficult plays look easy.  One of the top uncommitted middle infielders in the 2019 class.

Zane Guess, RHP/3B, Soddy Daisy, 2019
Home-1st: 5.03, Position Velocity:  74, Exit Velocity: 87
5-foot-11, 210-pound, RHH shows bat speed w/ no swing and miss in game.  Medium, athletic build w/ physical lower half and some projection remaining.  Righty hits from a straight on, upright stance w/ back shoulder hand location in front of body w/ some hand rhythm.  Leg kick to open w/ no hand load.  Patient approach w/ understanding of his strike zone.   Shows potential for power in BP.  Tends to fly open in game due to landing open w/ hips flying.  Defensively, show soft hands w/ good feet and reliable glove.  Arm strength w/ carry to target.  Intriguing 2019 follow.

Dylan Dickert, RHP/3B, Seymour, 2020
Home-1st: 4.91, Position Velocity:  OF - 81, IF - 82, Exit Velocity: 86
6-foot-1, 170-pound, RHH showed bat speed w/ no swing and miss in game, making for intriguing offensive profile.  Medium, athletic build w/ some present strength, projection.  In the box, hits w/ a slightly open, slightly crouched stance w/ back shoulder hand location.  Stride w/ proper load.  Pull oriented approach w/ some loft.  Recognizes spin, still learning to drive it the other way.  Lot of offensive tools w/ projectable power.  Defensively, shows reliable actions w/ first step quickness and arm strength to make all the throws.  Very intriguing young position player.

Morgan Willis, 3B/OF, Ensworth, 2020
Home-1st: 4.78, Position Velocity:  OF - 81, IF - 80, Exit Velocity: 86
5-foot-11, 175-pound, RHH w/ athletic, lean frame and intriguing all-around skillset.  Offensively, hits w/ a narrow, slightly open, slightly crouched stance w/ back shoulder hand location and some bat waggle.  Shift of weight, leg kick and slightly low hand load.  Aggressive approach, wants to swing the bat.  Showed some projectable power in BP.  Some offensive tools, just needs reps and comfort level.  True 3B w/ athletic actions.  Arm strength w/ carry through target.  Intriguing 2020 prospect to follow w/ prototypical 3B tools.

Joshua Maskill, C/3B, Beech, 2019
Home-1st: 4.81, Pop Time: 2.15-2.18, Position Velocity:  IF - 71, C - 69, Exit Velocity: 86
5-foot-9, 195-pound, RHH w/ physical body and some bat speed.  Short, physical frame w/ present lower half strength, some physical projection.  Righty hits from a slightly open, slightly crouched stance w/ back shoulder hand location.  Leg kick to square w/ proper load.  Generates bat speed w/ some pull power.  Pull oriented approach w/ an aggressive, swing first mentality.  Defensively, presents a big body behind the plate w/ soft hands.  Can present a better target for his pitchers by opening glove completely.  Athletic receiver moves well behind the plate.  Intriguing 2019 catcher follow.

Dillan Saunders, OF, Independence, 2018
Home-1st: 4.50, Position Velocity:  79, Exit Velocity: 85
6-foot-0, 175-pound, RHH showed quality offensive approach in game, going 2-4.  Medium, athletic build w/ some strength in the lower half.  Offensively, hits from a slightly open, slightly crouched stance w/ back shoulder hand location.  Shift of weight, stride and proper load.  Slight bat wrap.  Pull oriented approach w/ above avg bat-speed.  Swing is better in game then in BP.  Developing power w/ pitch recognition skills.  High level offensive player w/ a presence in the box.  Moves well in OF w/ understanding of how to use legs to generate power.  All-around player w/ one of the better in game uncommitted bats in the 2018 class. 

Augustus Fraley, OF, Greeneville, 2018
Home-1st: 4.59, Position Velocity:  78, Exit Velocity: 83
6-foot-0, 180-pound, RHH showed an intriguing skill set, culminating with a hard single to LF in game.  Medium, athletic frame w/ some present strength.  Offensively, hits w/ a slightly open, crouched stance w/ back shoulder hand location and some hand rhythm.  Toe tap to open w/ proper hand load.  Pull oriented approach w/ bat control to take ball the other way.  Gap to gap hitter w/ some pull power.  Average runner reaches top speed quickly.  Moves well in OF w/ carry to target.  Definite 2018 follow.

Craig Mangrum, III, OF/1B/RHP, Upperman, 2019
Home-1st: 4.78, Position Velocity:  OF - 80, IF - 78, Exit Velocity: 83
6-foot-4, 200-pound, RHH show intriguing all-around skillset w/ offensive upside.  Prototypical corner outfielder body w/ XL frame and some present strength, projection.  In the box, hits w/ a slightly open, crouched stance w/ back ear hand location and bat waggle.  Occasional stride, occasional toe tap w/ no hand load.  Can get the lower half working more in swing.  Generates bat speed w/ zero in game swing and miss.  Patient approach w/ an idea of his strike zone, does not expand.  All fields approach w/ developing power.  In the OF, shows short arm stroke w/ some arm strength.  Moves better at 1B, showing some first step quickness and athleticism w/ soft hands.  Intriguing 2-way follow.

Tyler Davis, C/SS, Clinton, 2018
Home-1st: 4.75, Pop Time: 2.19-2.28, Position Velocity:  IF - 77, C - 71, Exit Velocity: 82
6-foot-0, 175-pound, RHH shows athletic frame w/ some bat speed.  Medium, athletic build w/ physical projection.  Offensively, hits from a slightly open, slightly crouched stance w/ back shoulder hand location and some bat waggle.  Stride w/ hip turn and proper load.  Barrel stays in zone long time w/ gap to gap power.  Pull approach w/ shoulder rotation and some hip leak.  Can stay through the ball better, begins rolling his wrists right before contact.  Defensively, is an athletic catcher w/ carry to target.  Moves well behind the plate w/ a low target, though he could set up the target a little earlier.  Soft hands w/ feel for receiving.  Intriguing athletic catcher in the 2018 class.

Anthony Kintz, C, Columbia Academy, 2018
Home-1st: 4.56, Pop Time: 2.30-2.34, Position Velocity:  70, Exit Velocity: 82
6-foot-0, 210-pound, LHH showed pull power w/ good run times for size.  Medium, stocky frame w/ some present strength.  Lefty hits w/ an open, slightly crouched stance w/ back shoulder hand location.  Knee to knee to square w/ little hand load. Barrel stays in zone for long time w/ some loft.  Power potential.  Good approach w/ idea of his zone and does not expand.  Defensively, shows soft hands w/ some feel for receiving.  Can present a better target for his pitchers.  Arm strength w/ carry to target.  Intriguing offensive first player w/ power potential in 2018 class.

Chase Roberts, C/RHP, East Hamilton, 2021
Home-1st: 5.00, Pop Time: 2.03-2.16, Position Velocity:  OF - 82, C - 74, Exit Velocity: 81
6-foot-0, 155-pound, RHH shows intriguing skill-set behind the plate, in the box.  Tall, lean frame w/ lot of projection coming.  In the box, righty hits w/ an open, slightly crouched stance w/ back shoulder hand location.  Shift of weight, stride to slightly open w/ proper load.  Generates bat speed, showed some pull power in BP.  Shows all field approach w/ lot of line drives.  Some swing and miss right now, just needs more reps against quality velo.  Behind the plate shows arm strength w/ carry to target and good feet.  Receiving, can present a target to his pitchers w/ an open glove.  Shows some feel for receiving w/ soft hands.  Upside prospect going into his freshman year of high school.

Travis Potter, C, Dickson County, 2018
Home-1st: 4.50, Pop Time: 2.16-2.28, Position Velocity:  73, Exit Velocity: 79
5-foot-10, 165-pound, RHH show athleticism in compact frame.  Short, athletic build w/ physical lower half.  Offensively, hits in a wide, crouched stance w/ back shoulder hand location.  Short stride and proper load.  Struggled on timing this day, getting his front foot down late.  Showed some bat speed in game w/ gap to gap offensive approach.  Athletic catcher moves well behind the plate, establishes good target.  Knows how to receive w/ glove manipulation.  Advanced receiver w/ pitch framing ability.  Interesting defensive first catcher to follow into the spring.

Linden Alford, OF/SS, Chattanooga School for the Arts and Science, 2019
Home-1st: 4.47, Position Velocity:  OF - 79, IF - 76, Exit Velocity: 78
5-foot-8, 180-pound, RHH performed in game, generating 50 % hard contact.  Short, stout frame w/ physical lower half.  Hits from a straight on, slightly crouched stance w/ back ear hand location.  Slightly crouches, shift of weight to back-side w/ toe tap and no hand load.  All fields oriented approach w/ gap to gap power.  Generates bat speed through the zone.  Patient approach w/ the ability to work counts.  Above average runner once underway.  In the infield, shows a reliable glove w/ some effort in throw.  Plays through the ball well w/ good feet keeping him on time.  Interesting 2019 follow.

Tyler Wiggins, SS/RHP, Lebanon, 2020
Home-1st: 4.97, Position Velocity:  81, Exit Velocity: 75
5-foot-10, 150-pound, RHH showed some barrel feel w/ arm strength.  Medium, athletic build w/ some projection in lower half, present strength.  Righty hits from a slightly open, slightly crouched stance w/ back shoulder hand location and some bat waggle.  Lean back w/ toe tap and proper load.  Lower half works well in swing, generates bat speed.  All fields approach, gap to gap oriented w/ line drives.  Swing works better in game then in BP.  Defensively, shows solid actions w/ usable hands.  Arm strength to stay at SS.  Very intriguing 2020 follow w/ barrel feel and arm strength to stay at SS.

James Coyle, C, Hillwood Comp, 2018
Home-1st: 5.03, Pop Time: 2.06-2.10, Position Velocity:  74, Exit Velocity: 73
5-foot-10, 165-pound, RHH is a vocal leader w/ solid pop times.  Short, athletic build w/ some physical projection.  Hits w/ a straight on, upright stance w/ back shoulder hand location.  Hunches down w/ big leg kick and short hand load.  Up the middle approach w/ flat bat plane.  Line drive oriented w/ gap power.  Defensively, shows arm strength w/ carry to target w/ quick release.  Presents a good target for pitchers, glove rest is a little big.  Solid receiver moves well behind the plate.  Has an idea for pitch framing.  Defense first C w/ leadership qualities.

Austin Mitchell, 2B/RHP, Sequatchie County, 2020
Home-1st: 5.07, Position Velocity:  71, Exit Velocity: 70
6-foot-2, 140-pound, RHH performed well in game, going 2-3 w/ no swing and miss.  Tall, lean build w/ lots of physical projection.  In the box, hits with a straight on, slightly crouched w/ back shoulder hand location and high back elbow.  Short toe tap w/ proper load.  Gets deep into his backside at times.  Barrel stays in zone for long time.  Gap to gap offensive approach w/ line drives.  Knack for contact.  Defensively, shows solid hands and movements w/ 2B arm strength.  Intriguing follow to keep an eye on as he adds muscle to his frame.