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Mid-Atlantic State Games: Upperclass Quick Hits Part III

Jason Burton
Scouting Director PBR Virginia/DC

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Last weekend, well over 150 players from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and DC descended on War Memorial Stadium in Hampton Roads, Virginia for the 2022 Mid-Atlantic State Games. Players took part in a showcase workout on Saturday and a game throughout the day Saturday and Sunday. Some of the Region's top committed prospects were also on the field on Saturday night for the 2022 Committed Game.

Now we take a look back at some standout moments from uncommitted upperclass players that were in attendance.

Upperclass Quick Hits: Part III

Colin Bunch RHP / RHP / King George, VA / 2024

Compact 5-foot-9 frame. Bunch has a normal effort delivery and throws from a higher slot. The high slot creates some downhill plane to the fastball and it worked best to the glove side. The fastball, while sitting 85-86 mph, touched 87 and showed above average spin that got up to 2451 RPM. The breaking ball comes from the same high slot, has 12/6 shape, and sits between 66-70 mph. Bunch also showed a 74-76 mph changeup. 

Cooper Campbell RHP / OF / EC Glass, VA / 2024

Really liked my first look at the EC Glass right hander. Long thin frame, mixes slots, works with pace, and has feel for spin. A really nice combination with plenty of room left to fill on the frame and ceiling left to this arm. There is pace and intent to the delivery and the secondary plays well off of the pace he works with. Intriguing arm to watch and has a chance to take a nice jump with added strength. 

Kyle Cook RHP / 1B / Cave Spring, VA / 2024

Cook has a big, physical 6-foot-5 frame. Showed some upside on the mound with a heavy 84-86 mph fastball. Cook displayed the ability to get the fastball to the glove side, as well as throw a 75-77 mph changeup for strikes. It is a projectable arm and the upside on the mound is easy to see. 

Jack Nance RHP / OF / McLean , VA / 2024

Strong 6-foot-5 athletic frame and still has room to fill. Nance came out of the gate slinging. The fastball was mid 80's and up to 87. He settled more in the 83-85 range, but has a chance to be a power arm. Spotted the fastball to the outer half, attacked hitters, and showed a changeup that has the ability to be a put-away pitch. Very interesting arm that will be one to get out and see early in the spring. 

Nate Payne LHP / OF / Central Dauphin, PA / 2024

Got a chance to see Payne about two months back at a scout day, where he left a strong impression on our staff. On Sunday, Payne left no doubt that he is a high level uncommitted arm in the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast. 6-foot-2, sloped shoulders, long limbs, and projection left. Delivery kind of builds some pace and the ball explodes out of the hand after he builds up some arm and hand speed. The fastball was up to 87 and got some whiffs in the zone. Payne also reeled off a few low 70's breaking balls that had 1/7 shape and depth. 

Tim Tyler 1B / LHP / Caravel Academy, MD / 2024

6-foot-2, 190-pounds with lean strength that translates into his game. Normal effort delivery on the mound, gets into his backside moving down the mound, and throws from a three-quarter arm slot with a whippy arm action. While his BP was strong, I thought he was a bit more upright and upper half dominant. During the game Tyler got into his legs and utilized his strength. The left handed hitter displayed some loose hands, bat speed, and the ability to affect the game in a big way at the plate. 

Jackson Wilburn C / SS / Gonzaga College, VA / 2024

Athletic 5-foot-10 frame. The left handed hitting catcher showed a simple, compact stroke. Level path with the ability to spray line drives around the field. It is a contact bat that has the ability to hit for average, as well as mix in some doubles in the gaps. The arm strength behind the plate is average, but it is a fairly quick exchange and he is accurate around the bag. Got a chance to see Wilburn in game last year and simply put, the Gonzaga backstop gets it done. 

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