TPG East: Primary OF Breakdown


John Nolan
Virginia Scouting Director & Managing Editor

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Tuesday afternoon, nearly 50 players from all corners of DC, and Virginia, Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia for the Top Prospect Games East event. Today, we continue our detailed breakdown of the event with the outfielders:

***Position players will be broken down at their listed primary defensive position***

 


 

Jake Armstrong OF / 3B / Princess Anne , VA / 2024

Armstrong is 5-10 with a lankier 150 pound athletic frame that has plenty of projection and room to add strength left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, short stride on line, short smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, showed a good approach working gap to gap, exit velocity was 82. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with above average hands, quick clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 76. Ran a 7.18 60 yard dash.

 

Brayden Bachman OF / RHP / Atlantic Shores, VA / 2025

Bachman is 5-9 with an athletic 165 pound frame that has some strength present already. He hits from the right side from an open balanced athletic stance, big leg kick stride on line, loads down and back. 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 path with some strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a good approach working gap to gap, already has some power present with more to come, exit velocity was 94. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with above average hands, quick clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short loose arm action, position velocity was 76. Showed versatility working out in the infield as well. Ran a 7.25 60 yard dash.

 

Phillip Chandler OF / 2B / Thomas Dale, VA / 2023

Chandler is 5-9 with an athletic 152 pound frame that has some strength present and room to add more. He hits from the right side from a taller open athletic stance, strides on line, short load back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, level line drive swing path with some strength at contact, showed a good approach working gap to gap, shows some gap power present, exit velocity was 86. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with average hands, clean exchange, throws from a three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 73. Showed versatility working out in the infield as well. Ran a 7.18 60 yard dash.

 

Nathan Chen OF / Freedom (South Riding), VA / 2022

Chen is 5-10 with an athletic 175 pound frame that has strength present already. He hits from the right side from a balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, short smooth load back. Hips rotate completely with violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, very short to the ball with some quickness in his hands, slightly uphill swing path with some strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a good approach working gap to gap, shows gap power to all fields, generates some loft in the middle of the field, exit velocity was 92. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with above average hands, clean exchange, throws from a three-quarters arm slot, short loose arm action, position velocity was 78. Ran a 6.83 60 yard dash.

 

Travis Dunnavant OF / SS / Ocean Lakes, VA / 2022

Dunnavant is 6-1 with a lankier athletic 175 pound frame that has some strength present and room to add more. He hits from the right side from a taller balanced athletic stance, strides 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 to the ball, uphill swing path with some strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a pull approach, generates loft and carry and some power that way, exit velocity was 84. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with average hands, clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, long arm action, position velocity was 74. Ran a 6.79 60 yard dash.

 

Zach Horn LHP / OF / Brooke Point, VA / 2023

Horn has since committed to James Madison and is 6-3 with a lankier athletic 188 pound frame that has some strength present and a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a taller relaxed balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, smooth load back to a wrap. Hips rotate completely with violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, uphill swing path with strength at contact and some extension through the ball, showed a good approach using the whole field, shows some power to all fields with potential to add more as he fills out, exit velocity was 94. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with above average hands, quick clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, long loose quick arm action, position velocity was 86. Ran a 6.83 60 yard dash.

 

Austin Jones OF / 2B / Hickory , VA / 2023

Jones is 5-9 with an athletic 150 pound frame that has some strength present in the lower half some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, short smooth load back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, uphill swing path with some strength at contact and some extension through the ball, showed a pull approach with the ability to use the whole field, has some power to his pull side, exit velocity was 90. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with above average hands, quick clean exchange, throws from a lower three-quarters arm slot, shorter loose arm action, position velocity was 77. Ran a 6.88 60 yard dash.

 

Deiondre Seigla OF / 2B / Rustburg , VA / 2024

Siegla is 5-7 with a lanky 115 pound frame that has a lot of room to add strength. He hits from the right side from a  taller slightly open athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, goes straight to the ball, level line drive swing path with some extension through the ball, showed a good approach using the whole field, exit velocity was 81. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with average hands, clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, long arm action, position velocity was 71. Ran a 7.24 60 yard dash.

 

Justin Smith OF / RHP / Walsingham Academy, VA / 2023

Smith is 6-0 with a lankier athletic 172 pound frame that has some strength present and room to add more. He hits from the right side from a taller slightly open relaxed stance, strides on line, smooth load down. Hips rotate completely and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, goes straight to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path with some strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a good approach using the whole field, has some power present, exit velocity was 94. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and aggressively fields through it with above average hands, quick clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short loose quick arm action, position velocity was 85. Ran a 7.24 60 yard dash.

 

Jordan Tyler RHP / OF / Grassfield , VA / 2022

Tyler has since committed to Paul D Camp CC and is 6-4 with a lankier athletic 190 pound frame that has plenty of room to add strength. He hits from the right side from a taller balanced athletic stance, short stride on line, loads back to a slight bar. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, uphill swing path with strength at contact and some extension through the ball, showed a primarily pull approach with the ability to use the whole field, has power present especially to pull side, exit velocity was 93. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with average hands, clean exchange, throws from a lower three-quarters arm slot, long arm action, position velocity was 79. Showed versatility working out in the infield. Ran a 7.31 60 yard dash.

 

Nicholas Valentin OF / Maury , VA / 2022

Valentin is 6-1 with a lankier athletic 187 pound frame that has some strength present and plenty of room to add more. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, short stride on line, loads in place to a wrap. Hips rotate 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 with strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap, has easy power present in the gaps, ball carries there off his bat, exit velocity was 97. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with above average hands, clean exchange, throws from a higher three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 76. Ran a 6.86 60 yard dash.

 

Bryce Vick LHP / OF / James River (Midlothian), VA / 2022

Vick is 5-10 with an athletic 170 pound frame that has strength present. He hits from the left side from a leaned back balanced athletic stance, two tap stride in place, loads in place. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path with some strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap, swing generates some power in the gaps, ball carries there off his bat, exit velocity was 90. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with above average hands, clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 75. Ran a 7.63 60 yard dash.