Two-Way Tuesday Spotlight: 2021 Grant Burleson


Colton Provey
PBR TN Scouting Director



Grant Burleson

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Summertown
    State: TN
  • Summer Team: Game Time Sports Blue
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(02/17/22)
85 - 88
FB
(02/17/22)
72 - 75
CB
(05/15/20)
79 - 80
CH
(02/17/22)
76 - 80
SL
(02/17/22)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
85 - 88
CH
79 - 80
SL
76 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
78 - 81
CB
66 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
83 - 87
CB
72 - 75
CH
75 - 77
Position
80
INF Velo
(01/20/20)
90
Exit Velo
(01/20/20)
4.56
H-1st
(01/20/20)

Scouting Report

Scouting Director Notes
"The 6-foot-3, 200-pound righty has been waiting a long time to make his full return to the circuit. Well over a year out of Tommy John surgery, Burleson looked really sharp and back to 100% (Up to 87 in 2018).  Fastball sat 81-85, Top 87, smooth rhythm, quick arm w/ plenty more in the tank.  Best secondary was hard-biting 11/5 curveball (69-71) that’s going to generate a lot of swing n’ misses.  Showed ability to throw CH down in zone or miss down w/ slight fade.  At the plate, balanced setup w/ great bat speed.  Sprayed balls gap-to-gap, consistent hard-contact, can get extra base hits in bunches.  Potential collegiate two-way, who is just getting started in 2020."
1/20/20
6-foot-3, 200-pound  projectable frame. At the plate, the right-handed hitter's 90 mph exit velocity showed his ability to drive the ball with power. Setup is comprised of balanced stance and a short stride. Explosive bat speed and a flat swing plane, he ends his swing with level finish. Was able to create a lot of loud contact during his round. Gap to gap approach. In the infield, showed an ability to throw across the field at 80 mph; has rhythmic footwork and soft hands. Used a quick arm action with a ¾ slot. Advanced on the mound, he showed a loose arm action and an over-the-top angle. Has a tall balance point and uphill shoulders. Has an athletic finish and lands square. Produced a fastball that came in at 81-85 mph with a max of 87 mph; shows a hard movement. His 10/4 curveball (69-71) shows in the zone command. He had fading action on his changeup(68-72). 

Positional_Profile: RHP/1B

Body: 6-foot-2, 215-pound projectable frame

Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, short stride stride. Explosive bat speed. Level finish, flat swing. 

Power: 90  mph exit velocity.  gap to gap approach. 

Defense: 80 infield velocity. Soft hands, rhythmic footwork. 

Arm: RH. Quick arm action, ¾ slot. 

Pitching: Advanced overall action. Over-the-top arm angle, loose arm  action. 

FB: T87. 81-85 mph. Hard movement. 

CB: 69-71 mph. In the zone accuracy, 10/4 movement. 

CH: 68-72 mph. Fading action.