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TN Top Profiles of 2021: Top Ten

Colton Provey
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Top Ten Viewed Profiles of 2021

Jayden Davis SS / RHP / Cookeville, TN / 2022

No. 10: Back to back years cracking the top ten. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound two-way Samford commit came on strong this summer earning a spot at PBR Future Games.  Average, compact frame with little projection, but Davis contributes with a big game.  Balanced stance with toe tap small leg kick to generate strong rotational data (Max: 30.2 G per Blast) and excellent bat speed (Max: 75.6 mph per Blast). Correlates to gap to gap power (99.5 Exit Velo | 364 ft Distance via Trackman) paired with a strong hit tool.  Picked up three hits with three RBIs, a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored.  Defensively, the instinctive shortstop shows great hands and footwork while posting the top infield velo (94 mph) at Future Games. Can play all three infield positions and be a nice pitching option. Davis threw an inning of relief sitting 86-90, (T91 this summer and topping 2593 rpm in May; maintaining 2200-2400s rpm via Trackman at FG) to go with a sharp CB at 72-75 (Up to 2600 rpm; maintaining 2000-2400s rpm).

Connor Cobb SS / RHP / Ensworth, TN / 2024

No. 9: Committed to Vanderbilt this year. The 6-foot, 150-pound freshman two-way prospect had an up and down return to his hometown of Bowling Green, KY; however, he looks to be one of the early premier players in the 2024 class. Lanky, wiry frame with great projection and contributor on both sides.  On the mound, FB worked 77-83, T84 with great spin (T 2301 rpm) from a low 3/4 slot making for uncomfortable at bats for RHH.  Pounded the string, staying down in the zone. Paired with 62-64 mph 11/5 CB, generating the 2nd best spin rate at 2488 rpm.  Positionally, logged a 7.32 sixty time with solid hands and good athleticism up the middle. At the dish, tall, relaxed stance while generating good bat speed (T 74.1 mph via Blast) and solid rotational numbers. Flashes of being a skilled offensive player, but some inconsistency due to lack of strength in frame, which should improve over the off-season. 

Bryce Fuller LHP / Lebanon , TN / 2022

No. 8: The 6-foot-1, 175-pound southpaw remains uncommitted, but is one of the top available lefty arms on the board. Long, lanky frame with plenty of projection. Quiet, repeatable delivery with good tempo and the arm working up to H 3/4 slot. Mostly 80-83, T84 (T 2013 rpm; Avg: 1858 rpm). Heavy ball with some arm side life, but low spin rate leading to a lot of weak contact and ground balls. Leans on CB at 64-66 (T 2472 rpm; Avg: 2349 rpm), which has elevated spin and good shape as a 12/6. Feel for spin and throws it for strikes, and will be a tough pitch once he can throw it harder as the high spin shows. Shows solid CH at 73-76 with good arm speed and velocity difference off the FB. Fuller is poised for a big Spring for Lebanon, and will be one to follow for his senior campaign.

Ethan McElvain LHP / 1B / Nolensville , TN / 2023

No. 7: The Vanderbilt commit finished 4th in profiles views for 2020. 6-foot-2, 180-pound southpaw made a nice progression in 2021. While putting together a Mr. Baseball finalist season, the Nolensville ace lead the Knights to a state tourney appearance. Cut down his walk rate and attacked the zone with three pitch mix. FB worked 85-90, going right at hitters and showing slight arm side action. Tunnels CH at 76-82 with depth and fade that he can throw to both lefties and righties. SL is still his strikeout pitch at 74-77 with light action and bite. The number three prospect in the 2023 class continues to climb and should be on plenty of draft boards when the '23 draft comes around. 

Kaden Martin OF / LHP / McDonogh, TN / 2022

No. 6: Committed to Miami as a two-way sport standout after moving to Maryland this past year. The dual-sport athlete made a lot of noise at the PBR Future Games, leading the event for long distance (412 ft. via Trackman) and one of the top exit velocities at 102.3 mph. Big, physical frame (6-foot-1, 210-pounds) with great explosiveness.  One of the premier power lefty bats as he continues to refine his hit tool with more consistency, but the ball jumps off the barrel.  Martin committed to rounding out his offensive profile, and made great strides putting together more quality at bats.  Picked up two hits, including a deep double into the LCF gap, and drew two walks while scoring once. Good defender at all three OF positions with strong arm and good carry on throws (91 OF Velo). Tossed an inning at Future Games, FB sat 83-86 with more in the tank.  Mixed both CB at 69-72 and CH at 75-76, both solid secondary offerings with some upside.  

Bishop Quarles OF / LHP / Gooodpasture Christian, TN / 2024

No. 5: New face to the top 5 after committing to Ohio State this past year. The 5-foot-9, 155-pound left handed hitting outfielder continued to establish himself as one of the top 2024 players in the TN class.  Lean, twitchy frame with good bounce and a gliding runner (6.96 sixty time).  Defensively, effortlessly covers some serious ground in the OF, projecting as a true CF at the next level. Loose, quick arm with some strength going 80 mph from the OF. Offensively, relaxed, athletic stance with good balance. Short, simple load allowing consistent timing to barrel up baseballs.  Developing more strength to drive the ball, but a table setter hitter with good patience and sprays line drive to all fields. 

Gunnar Boles C / 3B / The Webb School, TN / 2026

No. 4: The 5-foot-9, 165-pound 2026 backstop had a strong showing at the 2021 Jr. Future Games, handling duties behind the plate and at the hot corner. He was a key bat in the middle of the order and had some big knocks throughout the weekend, including an inside the park home run in game one and a ground rule double in game two. Simple setup at the plate with good juice to all fields. Solid behind the dish with good presentation and receiving while showing average arm strength. He'll be one to watch as he starts getting into high school competition. 

Ethan Robinson RHP / OF / Donelson Christian, TN / 2023

No. 3: Back to back years in the top 5, finishing at number two last year. Vanderbilt Commit, 6-foot-3, 177-pound right-hander is currently 7th overall in the PBR National Rankings.  In his first outing since late July, Robinson shook off any rust and continued to show why he’s one of the top young arms in the country.  Long, lanky frame with quiet, repeatable delivery and great body control.  FB jumped out of the hand at 87-91, T92 with late life and slight arm side action.  Leaned on his CB at 71-73 to generate chases down in the zone and locating for strikes.  Struggled landing his 78-80 mph SL early, but found his groove and showed flashes of being his go-to breaking ball of the future with good deception and hard bite. 

Vytas Valincius 3B / OF / Baylor, TN / 2021

No. 2: Finished 5th in 2020, and his light tower power gives him a boost to number two for 2021. Valincius checked a lot of boxes with his presentation at the Super 60, and left little doubt as to his future potential as a middle of the order power-bat. Appearing to have leaned out a bit, the now 6-foot-4, 240-pounder’s movement patterns at the plate still provide for exciting hit/power potential. He posted a 6.96 60-yard dash time with athletic strides, and moved adequately at third base including an 89 mph arm across the diamond. However, his big right-handed bat is what will carry him in the future, and given his consistent hit-tool in the past and ability to slow the game down at the plate, the power production that he flashed in a couple batting practice rounds is sure to excite scouts about his future. Gaining momentum through impact, Valincius creates considerable torque while working uphill through the zone with an even greater ability to lift the ball (44% fly ball rate) than we have seen in the past. He posted the second highest average exit velocity (98.25 mph) including an eye-opening 409 ft. max distance, and did so with minimal movement/effort. The hands load fluidly in sync with a knee-knock leg kick, and his low time to contact makes his power production that much more efficient and exciting, and helps validate (and quantify) the success he has had in-game against elite arms and velocity. The South Carolina recruit certainly helped raise his profile as a power-bat in the class, and is sure to get plenty of opportunities to perform in front of MLB scouts throughout the spring, especially with the roster/schedule that the Baylor School has put together. 

Chase Burns RHP / Beech, TN / 2021

No. 1: Back to back years at number one and will look to star at Tennessee this Spring as a true freshman. A Tennessee recruit, Burns has a physical, durable frame and relatively easy delivery. Last summer, he topped out at 90 at the Tennessee Top Prospect Games. At the PBR Classic this June, he drew a crowd with reports of him sniffing triple digits and he didn’t disappoint, touching 100 in his first inning. He hit 98 in all four of his innings of his appearance and his last two pitches were 99 and 98. He sits comfortably in the mid 90s and the fastball jumps out of his hand with an average spin rate of 2400 and elite induced vertical break as it rides through the zone. He controls the zone well and threw 76 percent strikes in that outing, with his misses not missing by much. He mixes in a high-80s cutter and high-70s breaking ball. The cutter showed flat break with gyro spin at times. The breaking ball flashes two-plane break and swing-and-miss potential.


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