Prep Baseball Report

Game Report: Powell @ Karns

Tim Kay
PBR Tennessee Director of Scouting

On Tuesday, we traveled to east Tennessee to take in a couple games.  We caught an inning-plus of the Halls at Oak Ridge game and then caught the full game of the Powell at Karns matchup.  This was a cold day w/ heavy winds at both places and occasional rain.  Powell was previously written about here, so their summaries will be a bit shorter and game dependent.  For a look at standouts, read below (and check out the Twitter feed for video highlights!):


FB (87-90, T91 twice), CB (77-81)

-       2-3, 2B, 2 IBB

-       5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 12 K

Vanderbilt commit showed why he is one of the top prospects in the state, impressing both in the box and on the mound.  6’1, 200-pounder w/ medium, athletic frame.  Well-proportioned w/ present strength, some physical projection.  Offensively, hits in a slightly open, slightly crouched stance w/ short hand rhythm into shift of weight, short knee to knee leg kick and proper load.  Generates premium bat speed through the zone.  Proper path w/ extension, barrel stays in the zone for a long time.  Balanced w/ quiet, repeatable swing, head does not move.  Shows spin recognition, idea of strike zone.  Above average pull power, w/ projectable power to all fields.  Average runner on this day w/ cold conditions, wet field.  Defensively, projects in a corner w/ plus arm strength, carry through target.  Was not tested in game.  Competitive, wants to win.  Also pitched, which serves as a good fallback option, as he repeated his delivery and overpowered hitters.  Strike-thrower who pounded the zone early w/ his two pitch mix before he began to tire later in the outing.  Attacked w/ FB w/ ride through the zone and power CB w/ tight rotation, late bite. 

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