CBA Scout Day: 9.26.20 Quick Hits
October 2, 2020
The CBA Scout Day last weekend had 31 prospects from the 2021-2024 classes, all uncommitted and looking to prove themselves during the fall period. Be sure to check out the stat leaderboards as we breakdown 9 players that stood out last Saturday.
CBA Scout Day
Carter Oliff | 3B/C | Franklin Road Academy | 2022
Uncommitted; 6-foot-3, 190-pounds proportional frame with some strength. Worked out at 3B/C, showing some upside at both. Logged the top INF Velo at 84 mph and C Velo at 78 while popping 2.01-2.06. Solid hands with smooth transfer with quick, compact arm. At the dish, showcased great bat speed (70.5-75.6 mph via Blast) with a compact stroke. Accelerates well with plenty of barrels and flashes of gap to gap power. Led the event in average ball flight distance (255 ft) and max distance (332 ft) Solid runner at 7.41.
Davidson Lunn | C/3B | Brentwood Academy | 2022
Uncommitted; 5-foot-11, 160-pound backstop had a strong showing behind the dish. Lean frame with some projection. Athletic balanced stance with small leg kick, good bat speed looking to do damage to the pull side. Heavy dose of loud contact with good launch. Behind the dish, quiet well-rounded backstop with sound receiving and blocking. Good arm strength, logging 77 mph on throwdowns with a 2.04-2.11 pop times.
Carson Mire | OF | Montgomery Bell Academy | 2022
6-foot-2, 170-pound; long lean frame with great projection. The outfielder showed some great speed, logging a 6.88 sixty time at CBA Scout Day then followed it up with a 6.78 at Rose Park the next day. Confident defensively with sound footwork and solid arm strength (83 mph). Simple setup up at the dish, getting the foot down early, leading to consistent timing and hard contact. Peppered a lengthy string of line drives to the pull-side.
AJ McLemore | OF/2B | Battle Ground Academy | 2022
5-foot-7, 145-pound utilityman flashed the versatility with a dynamic tool set. McLemore blazed a 6.62 sixty over the weekend and looked to be a table setter at the plate. Active batting stance with line drive approach and ability to put pressure on defenses. Defensively, primarily an outfielder but showed decent hands and swift feet on the infield to provide some depth.
Jason Hamm | RHP/3B | Summit | 2022
5-foot-10, 170-pound two-way prospect flashed the upside on both sides of the ball. At the dish, tall balanced stance with moderate leg kick to generate good bat speed. Consistent timing and knack for barreling up baseballs. Hamm lead the event with average and max exit velo (Max: 92.8 mph via Trackman), driving balls to the pull-side and flashes of gap-to-gap potential. Defensively, soft hands and clean exchanges. On the bump, sat 77-79 (Avg: 1975 rpm | Max: 2145 rpm) from a low 3/4 slot. Mixed CB at 66-70 with some spin upside (Max: 2271 rpm).
Jacob Almon | RHP | Independence | 2021
Uncommitted; 5-foot-11, 190-pound right hander continued to build on his resume. Sturdy frame with a reliever profile at the next level with plus durability. Almon throws a heavy FB at 83-85 with low spin numbers (Avg: 1880 rpm via Trackman) leading to weak contact and many ground balls. Mixed CB at 70-72 with good shape and late bite. Looked more SL this summer at 73-75, but great average spin rate at 2341 rpm (Max: 2449 rpm via Trackman). Showed developing CH at 78-79 with decent movement, and chance to be solid 3rd offering from the 21' right hander.
Colin Polak | RHP | Eagleville | 2022
Uncommitted; 6-foot, 170-pound right hander has a live, loose arm and a lean projectable frame. Athletic, up-tempo delivery with good consistency. FB was down a tick at 80-82 compared to 81-85 this summer, but showed some serious feel for spin (Max: 2397 rpm via Trackman). Mixed a sharp 11/5 CB at 70-72, while spinning it up to 2661 rpm via Trackman. Commanded the zone with both pitches while developing a CH at 72-74. Polak will be a nice 22' add, especially once he cleans up the lower half to tap into his velo upside.
CJ Bega | OF | Eagleville | 2021
5-foot-11, 180-pound; proportional frame with some lower half strength. Smooth, simple stance, getting on plane early leading to consistent contact. Line drive approach with some power projection. Continued to flash the speed running a 6.98 sixty time to go with a solid defensive skillset.
Luke Kocian | OF/RHP | Ravenwood | 2022
6-foot, 180-pounds; Sturdy frame with present strength. The outfielder showed a balanced, slightly open stance with some launch in the swing. Solid bat speed while controlling the barrel and maintaining intent, peppering hard line drives to the pull side. Defensively, profiles as a solid corner outfielder with some developing juice in the bat.