The Rotation: Top Prospect Games


Colton Provey
PBR TN Director of Scouting

The Top Prospect Games took place on June 11-12 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.  This invite-only event featured 120 of the top 2020-2022 prospects across the state of Tennessee.  The prospects participated in a pro-style workout followed by a simulated game in front of PBR Tennessee Scouting Staff and college coaches.  The Rotation takes an in-depth look at the most intriguing arms from the two-day event. 

Eriq Swan SS / RHP / Oakland , TN / 2020

The 6 foot 5, 200-pound MTSU commit Swan projects as a collegiate two-way with substantial upside on both sides of the ball.  On the bump, Swan was impressive striking out two in an inning of work.  He sat 89-91 while hitting 92 multiple times paired with a 74-77 mph slider.  The fastball exploded out of his hand with plus life and sink action alluding opposing hitters.  The breaking ball was hard with gradual 10/4 action, which could be an above average pitch with some more development and consistency.  Swan also showed a 72-73 mph changeup.  The motion was quick and smooth with loose arm action, coupled with a large frame with room to mature. In the field, Swan displayed smooth movement patterns at SS with soft hands, good instincts, and premium arm (93 mph INF Velo).  At the plate, Swan displayed a tall stance with a moderate leg kick generating good rhythm and bat speed with a pull-middle approach (96 mph Exit Velo).

 

 

 

 

Chase Burns RHP / 2B / Station Camp, TN / 2021

The 6 foot 2, 183-pound Burns showed to be the most polished arm of the Top Prospect Games.  The right hander’s fastball worked 86-89 topping at 90 with plus life and occasional cut action generating many swing and misses.  Burns complemented his elusive fastball with a tight 10/4 power slider at 77-80 and good feel for a 80-84 mph changeup with arm side action and depth.  The delivery is quiet with good balance and gather thus generating a smooth downhill plane. Burns struck out 2 in 2 innings of work. 

 


 

 

 

Cole Heath RHP / C / Davidson Academy, TN / 2020

The 6 foot 3, 185-pound right hander displayed a three-pitch mix with good mound presence.  O’Shoney established the fastball at 84-87 with some late arm side run that filled up the zone. He leaned on his well commanded 70-73 mph 11/5 breaking ball, which had good shape and spin.  He occasionally mixed a 76-78 mph changeup with some arm side run that tunnels well off the sinking fastball.  With a steady frame, O’Shoney showed efficient rhythm and timing in his delivery, and he struck out three batters in two innings of work.  

 


 

 

 

Joe King LHP / OF / Ezell-Harding Christian , TN / 2022

The 6 foot, 185-pound King is a rising 2022 southpaw prospect with a high 3/4 quick arm and simple stroke.  His fastball plays at 84-86 heavy arm side run and life, which especially bear downs on LHH.  The fastball pairs well with a sharp 67-69 mph 1/7 curveball with good shape. Tendency to miss glove side with fastball and breaking ball, but was fairly strike efficient with both offerings. He struck out 3 in 2 innings of work. 

 


 

 

 

Nolan O'Shoney RHP / Clarksville Academy , TN / 2020

The 6 foot 3, 185-pound right hander displayed a three-pitch mix with good mound presence.  O’Shoney established the fastball at 84-87 with some late arm side run that filled up the zone. He leaned on his well commanded 70-73 mph 11/5 breaking ball, which had good shape and spin.  He occasionally mixed a 76-78 mph changeup with some arm side run that tunnels well off the sinking fastball.  With a steady frame, O’Shoney showed efficient rhythm and timing in his delivery, and he struck out three batters in two innings of work.  

 


 

 

 

Logan Kimberlin RHP / Eagleville, TN / 2021

FB: 83-84 CB: 70-72 CH: 72-74

The 6 foot 2, 180-pound righthander showed a smooth delivery with a downhill fastball with good life and two average to better off speed offerings.  Kimberlin worked down in the zone with his fastball and filled up the zone with his 11/5 breaking ball and a changeup with arm side run and deceptive depth. Kimberlin struck out 5 in 2 innings of work.  

 

 

 

 

Derek McCarley LHP / OF / Seymour , TN / 2021

FB: 81-83, 84 CB: 72-74 CH: 76-77

The 5 foot 10, 165-pound southpaw showed a quick arm with some controlled intent on all his pitches.  The fastball had some late life to it beating some bats leading to a three punchout inning of work.  McCarley leaned on his 1/7 breaking ball to be a nightmare for left handed hitters and flashed a 77 mph changeup to mix speeds effectively.  

 

 

 

 

Andrew Horn OF / RHP / Smyrna , TN / 2022

FB: 79-81, 82 CB: 67-70

The 5’ foot 10, 160-pound righthander impressed amongst the youngest class at Top Prospect Games. Registered as a 2-way, Horn shined on the mound striking out the side in his inning of work.  The fastball played up with some late life and was paired wonderfully with a sharp 67-70 mph breaking ball.  

 

 

 

 

Brandon LeJeune 1B / RHP / Bearden, TN / 2020

FB: 83-85 CB: 70-71 SL: 74-76

The 6 foot one, 215-pound two-way LeJeune showed skills both at the plate and on the bump.  On the mound, he worked 83-85 fastball with some late life paired with two breaking balls. The slider had good late bite that tunneled well off the fastball.  At the plate, he showed good pull side power (Exit Velo: 90) and singled up the middle in game action (Exit Velo: 94).  

 

 

 

 

Coaches needing more information can contact Colton Provey ([email protected])