Underclass Games - Stat Sheet


Tim Kay
PBR Tennessee Director of Scouting

The 2018 Underclass Games took place on Tuesday, July 3rd at Rose Park, the home of Belmont.  This event included a position player workout, followed by pitchers throwing live on the game mound. Players were afforded the opportunity to showcase their abilities in front of the PBR Tennessee staff and college coaches in attendance. Unfortunately, weather hit late in game two and cancelled the rest of that game and the third game on the day.

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TOP PITCHING VELOCITIES 

84 – Zackery Graves, RHP/C, Marshall County, 2021
84 – Isaac German, OF/RHP, Clarksville Academy, 2020
83 – Grant Burleson, 1B/RHP, Summertown, 2021
83 – Jackson Marbet, 3B/RHP, Spring Hill, 2021
82 – Brantly Whitwell, RHP/OF, Spring Hill, 2021
82 – Dawson Hargrove, 1B/RHP, Spring Hill, 2021
82 – Alec Beaman, SS/RHP, Centennial, 2020
82 – Luke Fleming, SS/RHP, Beech, 2021

- Graves and German paced the pitchers.  Graves, attending after the East Tennessee event got rained out, showcased a projectable 6’2, 185-pound frame, easy arm speed and feel for spinning a 67-71 CB.  German showed a quick arm and stood out in many of the categories on this day. 

TOP EXIT VELOCITIES

89 – Isaac German, OF, Clarksville Academy, 2020
88 – Slayde Simmons, OF, Shelbyville Central, 2020
88 – Richmond Roberts, 1B/RHP, Davidson Academy, 2021
85 – Miles McKay, OF, Clarksville, 2020
85 – Jackson Marbet, 3B/RHP, Spring Hill, 2021
85 – Jack Smith, C, Houston, 2020

- In addition to pacing the pitchers, German also led the hitters in exit velocity.  Proving the amount of power he had in his frame, he hit a hard double off the very top of the left center field wall, barely missing a home run.

TOP OF VELOCITIES 

80 – Isaac German, OF, Clarksville Academy, 2020
79 – Brantly Whitwell, OF/RHP, Spring Hill, 2021
78 – Miles McKay, OF, Clarksville, 2020

- German continued to pace the field in OF velocity, which is not surprising given his velocity on the mound.  Projects best in a corner spot. 

TOP IF VELOCITIES 

81 – Cody Holub, SS, Caldwell County (KY), 2020
80 – Luke Fleming, SS/RHP, Beech, 2021
80 – Jaden Hamm, SS/RHP, Columbia Central, 2020

- Holub, a SS from Kentucky, led the way in terms of IF velocity.  The 5-8, 150-pound middle infielder showed a projectable frame, solid hands and the ability to play through the baseball.

TOP C POP TIMES 

1.81-1.87 – Blake Barton, C, Grace Christian Academy, 2021
1.84-1.90 – Jack Smith, C, Houston, 2020
2.03-2.13 – Ty Reynolds, C, Eagleville, 2019

- Barton, attending his 2nd PBR event after impressing at a preseason event, continued to show off his ability to catch and throw w/ projectable arm strength.  In the mold of an athletic catcher who ran a 4.46 from the right side, he also moved well in game and showed the ability to project as an above average receiver.

TOP HOME TO FIRST TIMES

4.15 – Slayde Simmons, OF, Shelbyville Central, 2020
4.35 – Brantly Whitwell, OF/RHP, Spring Hill, 2021
4.44 – Gavin Baxter, SS, Clarksville, 2021
4.44 – Brett Bell, 2B, Spring Hill, 2020
4.44 – Braxton Baird, SS, Siegel, 2021
4.46 – Blake Barton, C, Grace Christian Academy, 2021
4.47 – Luke Fleming, SS/RHP, Beech, 2021

- Simmons showed off his blazing speed, running the 4.15 in game on an infield single.  Has a history of plus run times on our watch, including two from earlier this spring.  Not just a speedster, the OF posted the 2nd best exit velocity on the day and collected 3 hits in game.