Most Viewed Profiles of 2017: 2-4


Jerry Shank
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Since its inception in 2005, the Prep Baseball Report has evolved into one of the country’s biggest and most respected independent scouting services, with a singular focus of providing comprehensive year-round coverage in every state we are in. The mission of the Prep Baseball Report is to scout and promote high school baseball and, ultimately, help prep athletes achieve their dreams of playing baseball at the next level.

The Prep Baseball Report is the No. 1 resource for high school baseball in each state we cover through our variety of events, boots-on-the-ground scouting staff, daily coverage, and multimedia platforms. Our multimedia platforms and events work in tandem, ultimately creating the most powerful source of high school baseball promotion in each state.  While other organizations take a national approach, our goal is to become the authoritative voice on the ground level of each state. Evident in the fact that Prep Baseball Report has more full-time scouts than any other independent amateur scouting company in the country. 

Coaches and scouts alike are always looking to find the most updated information when traveling the scouting circuit and recruiting players. Prep Baseball Report has become a first stop for all coaches to find that information. Player profiles are the most used resource on our site and today PBR Virginia/DC continues our breakdown of the top 50 viewed profiles of 2017. Today we give you No. 2-4.

No. 2



Tyler Solomon

Class of 2017 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2017
    Commitment: Vanderbilt
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Battlefield
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Evoshield Canes
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 220lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R

Statistics

Position
7.30
60-yard
1.93 - 2.00
Pop Time
77
C Velo
98
Exit Velo
4.83
H-1st

Scouting Report

2.5.17 (PBR Super 60 Pro Showcase) - Vanderbilt recruit. 6-foot-4, 200-pound switch-hitting catcher, lean, long, athletic build with plenty of room for continued physical development. Shows raw power potential from both sides of the plate with loose, athletic hands and present bat speed. From the left side, flashed more juice, longer path and less refined. Right side shows more balance and control. Registered 93 mph exit velocity from the left side, 97 from the right. Defensively, receives from a wide base, average arm strength, 76 mph from the crouch. Showed advanced ability to throw from his knees, quick release with some carry. Pop times from knees were 1.93 and 1.94; traditional pop times were 2.01-2.04. Athletic for size/frame; ran a 7.30 laser-timed 60.

3.15.16 - Solomon has a tall, projectable, athletic frame and is a switch hitter. He hit exclusively from the left side in this game. He has an athletic stance and takes a big leg kick stride with a smooth load back and a slight wrap. He has an explosive lower half and generates power to all fields. He has a very quick hands and is short to the ball. He has explosive bat speed and gets good extension. He showed a good approach during the game, using the entire field. He has light-tower power to his pull side and gap power to the opposite field with the potential to have home run power to all fields by the time he graduates. Behind the plate, Solomon has a short arm action that is loose and quick and he throws from a three-quarters slot. His arm is strong and he had a 1.97 between inning pop time.

9.23.15: Solomon has an athletic 6-4 frame that is very projectable. He has decent speed for his size, running a 7.40 60 yard dash. Solomon is a switch hitter, and from the right side he has an upright stance, a leg kick stride, and a bit of a wrap to his load. He has a long path but an explosive lower half and a very fast bat and he gets good extension through the ball. From the left side, Solomon has an athletic stance, a big leg kick and a smooth back load. He has good rhythm and balance throughout his swing. He has an explosive lower half and is short to the ball with explosive bat speed. He has legit home run power and posted and exit velocity of 95. Behind the plate, Solomon throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a short arm action that is very loose, hitting 77 on his throw downs. He has a quick release and gains ground as he works through the ball. He showed decent accuracy on his throws and all of his pop times were between 1.97 and 2.00.

3.19.15:  Big body.  Strong. Leverage.  Showed arm strength and accuracy behind the plate.  Had an in game pop time of 2.08.  Best on the night was a 1.98 in between innings.  Showed good receiving skills.  Needs to improve stance and footwork.  Plus power at the plate.  Stays inside the ball well and stays on balance throughout the swing.  Stays through the middle of the field.

Top Prospect Games 11/8-11/9/14:  Solomon is a 6-foot-4, 215 pound, switch-hitting catcher. Left-handed hit from a wide stance that was balanced with low hands. Power present now, short to the baseball, stayed on backside well, had great extension. Posted an exit velocity of 90 mph off of the tee. Right-handed, hit from a wide stance with low hands.  Had a line drive approach that stayed in the middle of the field. Had minimal movement, slight rhythm, stayed through the baseball with a gap-to-gap approach.  Defensively, Solomon is a huge target behind the plate. Throws from a high three-quarters arm slot. Moves well out of the crouch, has a short arm arc, quick feet, and a quick transfer. Has average arm straight with a 68 mph positional velocity. Posted pop times of 2.16 to 2.26.


Videos

(2/5/17)

 



No. 3



Braden Gilbert

Class of 2018 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Norfolk Christian
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: CBA Rays
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
81
Max FB
78 - 80
FB
66 - 69
CB
68 - 70
CH
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
77 - 79
CB
64 - 66
CH
68 - 70

Scouting Report

8.9.17:  Gilbert is 5-11 with an athletic frame, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot with a longer arm action and normal effort. Shoulders level on line, lands closed with some fall off and recoil at times. Fastball was 77-79, touching 81, with heavy sink to it. Change-up was 66-69 with heavy sink and some armspeed.

6.27.17:  Gilbert is 5-11 and has an athletic frame with a strong lower half, he throws from a low three-quarters arm slot with a drop and drive delivery. Long arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Shoulders are level and on line, lands closed with a fall off finish and recoil. Fastball was 78-80 with heavy run and some sink to it. Change-up was 68-70 with heavy sinking action and some armspeed. Curveball was 66-67 with 10/4 break to it.

2.11.17:  Gilbert is 5-10 with a strong lower half, drop and drive delivery throwing from a low three-quarters arm slot, short free arm action with normal effort. Shoulders closed and level, lands closed with an athletic finish. Fastball was 77-79 with heavy armside run. Change-up was 68-70 with some armspeed and heavy fade. Curveball was 64-66 with 10/4 action and some armspeed.


Videos

(8/9/17)

 



No. 4



Adam Hackenberg

Class of 2018 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: C
  • High School: Miller School
    State: VA
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 233lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.16
60-yard
1.94 - 2.00
Pop Time
80
C Velo

Scouting Report

5.24.17: Athletic frame that is strong. Behind the plate, good receiver with quiet hands, presents a good strike and doesn’t block umpire’s view of pitch with his taller frame. Sits down and kicks a leg out to get lower. Very quick, quiet exchange, smooth in doing so, between inning pop times were 1.94-2.00 with accuracy, throw velocity was 80. Shorts arm action from a high three-quarters arm slot with a lot of carry. Very quick release on snap throws to other bags. At plate, short leg kick stride, short swing with extension through the ball. Good bat speed with strength behind it, uses whole field, doubled to right at a key point in the game.

9.29.16 - Clemson commit. Big power potential with already pull side pop. Hands worked well at the plate and strong kid with mature body already in junior year of high school. Created fast bat speed at plate. Quick feet with clean exchange behind the plate. Pop time consistently in the 1.95-2.01 range during workout. Nice prospect with projection.

Hackenburg is the younger brother of former Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg. He has a strong 6-1 frame and showed power potential during the 2015 high school season. He is a multi-sport athlete and also plays linebacker at Fork Union.


Videos

(9/24/16)

 



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