State Games: 2022 Breakdown Part 3


John Nolan
Virginia Scouting Director & Managing Editor

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In the last weekend of October, PBR Virginia/DC hosted its inaugural State Games, which featured over 180 players and two locations, City Stadium and Liberty University in Lynchburg. We continue our detailed breakdown of that event with the final part of the 2022s who participated:

 

 

 

 

 

Luke Lyman RHP / OF / Clarke County, VA / 2022

Lyman is 6-3 with an athletic frame that has some strength present and plenty of projection left to it. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short loose quick arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Shoulders are uphill and slightly closed, lands open with an athletic finish. Fastball was 84-86, touching 88, with downward plane and some late run to armside. Curveball had good armspeed and was 67-70 with hard sharp 11/5 break to it, some shape to it, flashed swing and miss. Change-up was 73-74 with some armspeed and some late run.

 

 

Cole Macomson RHP / 3B / Monacan, VA / 2022

Macomson is 6-1 with a lankier athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, very short loose arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Shoulders are uphill and closed, lands slightly closed with an athletic finish. Fastball was 79-82, touching 83, with some late hard run to armside that has some depth. Curveball had good armspeed and was 67-70 with sharp 11/5 break to it, some shape to it, has a chance to tighten into a swing and miss pitch.

 

 

Josh Markley OF / 2B / Poquoson , VA / 2022

Markley is 5-10 with an athletic frame that has strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a balanced athletic stance, two tap stride on line, minimal load back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, strong contact point and some extension through the ball, showed a primarily pull approach with the ability to work gap to gap, some power present in the alleys, exit velocity was 85. In the outfield, gets behind ball and fields through it with average hands, clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot with a short arm action, position velocity was 80. Ran a 6.80 60 yard dash.

 

 

Cam Mazell 1B / OF / Clover Hill , VA / 2022

Mazell is 6-3 with an athletic frame that has a lot of strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a slightly open leaned back athletic stance, strides on line, smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, uphill swing path, strong contact point and gets some extension through the ball, showed a pull approach, swing has some natural loft built in and some power present to pull side, exit velocity was 85. In the infield, gets body behind the ball and fields with average hands, clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 73. Ran a 7.28 60 yard dash.

 

 

Eric McDaniel RHP / OF / Collegiate , VA / 2022

McDaniel is 5-11 with an athletic frame that has some strength present and plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a balanced athletic stance, strides on line, short smooth load back. Hips rotate completely and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, goes straight to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, strong contact point with extension through the ball, showed a pull approach with some power present that way, exit velocity was 88. In the outfield, gets behind ball and fields through it with above average hands, quick clean exchange, throws from a lower three-quarters arm slot with a short arm action, position velocity was 83. Ran a 7.17 60 yard dash. On the mound, he throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short free quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Shoulders are uphill and closed, lands closed with a slight fall off finish and some recoil. Fastball was 76-80, touching 81, with some downward plane and some late run to armside. Curveball had good armspeed and was 64-67 with late hard 10/4 break to it, has some shape.

 

 

Jason Mendler OF / LHP / Flint Hill, VA / 2022

Mendler is a High Point commit and is 5-10 with an athletic frame that has strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a balanced athletic stance, strides on line, smooth load back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, very strong at contact point, showed a primarily pull approach with some power present that way, exit velocity was 88. In the outfield, gets behind ball and fields through it with average hands, clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a short arm action, position velocity was 87. Ran a 7.33 60 yard dash.

 

 

Aidan Miller 2B / SS / Riverheads , VA / 2022

Miller is 5-7 with a lankier athletic frame that has some strength present and plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a balanced athletic stance, big leg kick stride on line, smooth load back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing, some strength at contact point and gets some extension through the ball, showed primarily a pull approach with the ability to use the whole field, some power present to his pull side, exit velocity was 87. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with above average hands, works through ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short arm action position velocity was 70. Ran a 6.90 60 yard dash.

 

 

Jacob Miller Bopp SS / RHP / Walsingham Academy, VA / 2022

Miller Bopp is 5-9 with an athletic frame that has some strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a balanced athletic stance, strides on line, smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing, strong contact point and he gets extension through the ball, showed a pull approach, swing has some natural loft built in, power present to his pull side, exit velocity was 96. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a wider base and above average hands, works through ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action position velocity was 85. Ran a 7.63 60 yard dash. On the mound, he throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, shorter free quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Shoulders are uphill and closed, lands closed with an athletic finish and some recoil. Fastball was 79-82, with some late boring action to armside and a bit of sink. Curveball had good armspeed and was 64-68 with gradual 12/6 break to it. Change-up was 76-77 with good armspeed and some late fade to it.

 

 

Camden Nuckols RHP / 1B / St. Christopher's, VA / 2022

Nuckols is a VCU commit and is 6-4 with an athletic frame that has strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a slightly open tall relaxed stance, low leg kick stride on line, loads down. Hips rotate completely and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, uphill swing path, very strong at contact with extension through the ball, showed a good approach using the whole field, swing has some natural loft built in, power present to all fields, exit velocity was 93. On the mound, he throws from a lower three-quarters arm slot, short loose quick arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Shoulders are level and closed, lands closed with an athletic finish. Fastball was 82-86, touching 87, with some late hard armside run that also gets some depth down in the zone. Curveball had good armspeed and was 68-70 with sharp 11/5 break to it. Change-up was 77-80 with good armspeed and some late hard fade to it. Slider was 73-74 with good armspeed and hard sharp 10/4 break.

 

 

Nate Prince OF / SS / Lord Botetourt, VA / 2022

Prince is 5-9 with a lankier athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a balanced athletic stance,big leg kick stride on line, smooth load back to a bar. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, goes straight to the ball, level line drive swing path, strong contact point with a high finish, showed a primarily pull approach with the ability to work gap to gap, some power present in the alleys, exit velocity was 86. In the outfield, gets behind ball and aggressively fields through it with above average hands, quick clean exchange, throws from a higher three-quarters arm slot with a short arm action, position velocity was 84. Ran a 7.34 60 yard dash.

 

 

Owen Prince C / OF / Lord Botetourt, VA / 2022

Prince is 5-9 with an athletic frame that has some strength present and a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, leg kick stride on line, minimal load back with a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing with some strength at contact, showed a pull preference with the ability to use the whole field, natural loft in his swing, exit velocity was 83. Behind the plate, very quick clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 71 and pop times 1.91-2.04. Showed some accuracy on his throws. Ran a 7.10 60 yard dash.

 

 

Pearse Riendeau LHP / 1B / Collegiate, VA / 2022

Riendeau is 6-3 with a lanky frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing, strong at contact with extension through the ball, showed a good approach using the whole field, natural loft in swing, power present to all fields and very real to pull side, exit velocity was 94. In the infield, gets body behind the ball and fields with a wider base and above average hands, works through ball to a clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action position velocity was 83. Ran a 7.25 60 yard dash. On the mound, he throws from a very high three-quarters arm slot, shorter loose quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Shoulders are level and on line, lands square with a slight fall off finish and recoil. Fastball was 80-82, with downward plane and a bit of late cut to it. Curveball had good armspeed and was 67-68 with gradual 1/7 break to it. 

 

 

Austin Riney LHP / OF / Manchester, VA / 2022

Riney is 5-9 with an athletic frame that has some strength present and some projection left to it. He throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short free quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Shoulders are level and closed, lands closed with a fall off forward finish and some recoil. Fastball was 79-83, touching 84, with late hard armside run that also has a bit of depth to it. Slider had good armspeed and was 69-73 with sharp 2/8 break to it. Pitches play well off of each other, especially at the bottom of the zone.

 

 

Joshua Rivera RHP / OF / Heritage , VA / 2022

Rivera is 5-11 with an athletic frame that has some strength present and a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly closed balanced athletic stance, no stride, smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, uphill swing path, some strength at contact point, showed a primarily pull approach with the ability to work gap to gap, natural loft in his swing, exit velocity was 87. In the outfield, gets behind ball and fields through it with soft hands, quick clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a short arm action, position velocity was 89. Ran a 7.15 60 yard dash. On the mound, he throws from a three-quarters arm slot, short free arm action and nomal effort to his delivery. Shoulders are uphill and slightly closed, lands slightly closed with an athletic finish. Fastball was 82-85, with some sink and a bit of late armside run. Curveball had good armspeed and was 69-72 with hard sharp downer 11/5 break to it, flashes swing and miss down. 

 

 

Jackson Rowe OF / C / James River, VA / 2022

Rowe is 6-1 with a lankier athletic frame that has strength present and a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, strides on line, minimal load back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, uphill swing path, some strength at contact point, showed a pull approach with some power present that way, exit velocity was 86. In the outfield, gets behind ball and fields it with soft hands, clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a short arm action, position velocity was 74. Ran a 7.17 60 yard dash.

 

 

Cam Satterfield C / 1B / Chatham, VA / 2022

Satterfield is 6-1 with an athletic frame that has strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a slightly open tall balanced relaxed stance, low leg kick stride on line, smooth load back, some rhythm to set-up. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, slightly uphill swing path with some strength at contact, showed a good approach working gap to gap, has some extra base power present to all fields, exit velocity was 84. Behind the plate, quick clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 73 and pop times 2.01-2.15. Showed some accuracy on his throws.

 

 

Mason Sawyers 2B / SS / Culpeper County , VA / 2022

Sawyers is 5-11 with a lankier athletic frame that has some strength present and plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, strides on line, smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing, showed an inside out approach working right center during his round, exit velocity was 84. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a wider base and average hands, works through ball to a clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short arm action position velocity was 80. Ran a 7.26 60 yard dash.

 

 

Carter Schmitt C / OF / St. Christopher's, VA / 2022

Schmitt is 5-11 with an athletic frame that has good strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, two tap stride on line, smooth load down. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, uphill line drive swing with strength at contact and some extension through the ball, showed a pull preference with the ability to use the whole field, natural loft in his swing and some power present to pull side, exit velocity was 87. Behind the plate, very quick clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 72 and pop times 1.96-2.06. Showed some accuracy on his throws. Ran a 7.11 60 yard dash.

 

 

Trevor Selph C / RHP / Ocean Lakes , VA / 2022

Selph is 5-10 with a lankier athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, strides on line, no load. Hips rotate completely and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing with some strength at contact point, showed a good approach using the whole field, some power present to his pull side, exit velocity was 87. Behind the plate, clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 70 and pop times 2.07-2.12. Showed some accuracy on his throws. 

 

 

Andrew Shaffner OF / RHP / Grayson County , VA / 2022

Shaffner is an NC State commit and is 6-0 with a lankier athletic frame that has some strength present and a lot of projection left to it. He throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, long loose lightning quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Shoulders are slightly uphill and closed, lands open with a fall off finish and some recoil. Fastball was 87-89, with some downward angle and a bit of late armside run to it, fastball spin got over 2500 rpm. Slider had good armspeed and was 76-78 with sharp hard 10/4 break to it, pitch showed swing and miss down, spin touched over 2600 rpm. Knuckleball was 61-62 with good armspeed and some hard dance to it. Also ran a 7.07 60 yard dash.

 

 

Hunter Sipe LHP / 1B / William Byrd, VA / 2022

Sipe is 6-1 with an athletic frame that has strength present in the lower half and some projection left to it. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a wider base and above average hands, works through ball to a clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action position velocity was 76. On the mound, he throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, very short loose quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Crossfire delivery, shoulders are level and closed, lands closed with a fall off finish and hard recoil. Fastball was 78-80, touching 81, pitch has a tough angle and  some late armside run with a bit of sink. Curveball had good armspeed and was 68-71 with gradual 2/8 break to it, pitch has some shape and should tighten into a good one, pairs well with his fastball.

 

 

Peyton Smith LHP / Jefferson Forest, VA / 2022

Smith is 5-10 with an athletic frame that has some strength present and plenty of projection left to it. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short free arm action and some effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are level and closed, lands closed with an athletic finish and recoil. Fastball was 77-79, with some late cut that has a bit of depth to it. Curveball had good armspeed and was 68-70 with big sharp 1/7 break to it, pitch is very good down in the zone, can throw to both sides of plate and back foot righties. Change-up was 71-72 with good armspeed and some late sink to it.

 

 

Tyler Sparrer C / 1B / Auburn, VA / 2022

Sparrer is 6-1 with a strong athletic frame that has some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced relaxed stance, strides on line, smooth load back, has some rhythm. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing with a lot of strength at contact point and some extension through the ball, showed a pull preference with the ability to use the whole field, natural loft in his swing and some power present to all fields, exit velocity was 88. Behind the plate, clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 74 and pop times 1.99-2.12. Showed some accuracy on his throws. 

 

 

Sully Tibbs 3B / 2B / Jefferson Forest, VA / 2022

Tibbs is 6-2 with a lankier athletic frame that has some strength present and plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open taller balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, smooth load back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing, strong contact point with some extension through the ball, easy effort batspeed, showed a pull preference with the ability to work gap to gap, some power present and room to add more, exit velocity was 88. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a good wide base and soft hands, works through ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short arm action position velocity was 77. Ran a 6.94 60 yard dash.

 

 

Laken Tignor OF / OF / Miller School, VA / 2022

Tignor is 5-11 with an athletic frame that has strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, smooth load back. Hips rotate with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, strong contact point and some extension through the ball, showed a primarily pull approach with the ability to work gap to gap, some power present to his pull side, exit velocity was 90. In the outfield, quick feet, gets behind ball and fields through it aggressively with soft hands, quick clean exchange, throws from a three-quarters arm slot with a short arm action, position velocity was 83. Ran a 7.09 60 yard dash.

 

 

Quincy Via OF / Lake Braddock, VA / 2022

Via is 6-3 with a lankier athletic frame that has strength present in the lower half and a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a wider slightly open balanced athletic stance, short stride on line, short smooth load back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, strong at contact point, showed a good approach using the whole field, gap power present to all fields with a chance to grow into more, exit velocity was 90. In the outfield, gets behind ball and fields through it with above average hands, quick clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a very short arm action, position velocity was 70. Ran a 6.6760 yard dash.

 

 

Hayden Wasson LHP / 1B / Powhatan, VA / 2022

Wasson is a High Point commit and is 6-2 with an athletic frame that has strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a slightly open taller balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, smooth load back. Hips rotate completely with violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, uphill swing path, some strength at contact point with extension through the ball, showed a good approach using the whole field, gap power to all fields with some more to pull side, exit velocity was 88. In the infield, gets body behind the ball and fields with a wider base and above average hands, works through ball to a clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action position velocity was 72. Ran a 7.63 60 yard dash. On the mound, he throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, shorter loose arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Shoulders are slightly uphill and slightly closed, lands slightly open with a fall off finish. Fastball was 78-80, touch 81, with downward plane and some late armside run with a bit of depth to it. Curveball had good armspeed and was 68-70 with sharp 1/7 break to it.

 

 

Gavin Whitehurst 1B / OF / Greenbrier Christian, VA / 2022

Whitehurst is 6-0 with a strong athletic frame that has some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open tall balanced relaxed stance, big leg kick stride on line, smooth load down to a wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing, strong contact point with extension through the ball, showed a pull preference with the ability to work both gaps, some power present, exit velocity was 87. In the infield, gets behind the ball and fields with a wider base and above average hands, works through ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action position velocity was 71.

 

 

Niko Wiles OF / RHP / New Kent , VA / 2022

Wiles is 6-1 with an athletic frame that has strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a balanced athletic stance, big leg kick stride on line, smooth load down and back. Hips rotate completely with some violence. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, uphill swing path, strong contact point and some extension through the ball, showed a primarily pull approach with the ability to use the rest of the field, some power present to his pull side, exit velocity was 88. In the outfield, gets behind ball and fields it with above average hands, clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a longer arm action, position velocity was 80.