TPG III: Infielder Breakdown


John Nolan
Virginia Scouting Director & Managing Editor

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In late-July, over 30 players took part in our Top Prospect Games III showcase at Bryant & Stratton College in Virginia Beach. Today, we conclude our detailed breakdown of that event with the primary infielders:

 

 

 

Connor Balcom SS / RHP / Patriot , VA / 2023

Balcom is 5-10 with a lanky frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, short stride on line, smooth load back. Hips rotate and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, goes straight to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing, showed a good approach working gap to gap, exit velocity was 80. 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 high three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 69. Ran a 7.45 60 yard dash.

 

 

Gavin Brunsman 3B / 2B / Bishop Ireton, VA / 2022

Brunsman is 6-2 with a lankier athletic frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a relaxed open athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, smooth load 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, slightly uphill swing path with strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a good approach using whole field, power is present to all fields, exit velocity was 97. In the infield, good feet, 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, position velocity was 81. Ran a 7.06 60 yard dash. 

 

 

Jabril Bullock 2B / SS / Varina, VA / 2022

Bullock is 5-8 with an athletic frame that has a lot of 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 good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, uphill swing path, showed a good approach working gap to gap, some doubles power present, exit velocity was 87. In the infield, gets body behind the ball and fields with average hands, works through ball to a clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 73. Ran a 7.22 60 yard dash. 

 

 

Finn Cousins RHP / SS / Gonzaga , VA / 2021

Cousins is 5-10 with an athletic frame that has some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open leaned back athletic stance, two tap stride on line, short load back. Hips rotate completely and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, level line drive swing path, showed a good approach working gap to gap, feel for the barrel, exit velocity was 80. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with above average hands, works through ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 78. Ran a 7.31 60 yard dash. 

 

 

Brian Ferreira RHP / 3B / Huntingtown, MD / 2021

Ferreira is 5-10 with an athletic frame that has some strength present in the lower half and some projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a taller open relaxed 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, short and quick to the ball, level line drive swing path with some strength at contact, showed a pull approach with some power present that way, exit velocity was 90. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with average hands, works through ball to a clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 75.

 

 

Jack Gross 3B / 2B / Norfolk Academy , VA / 2023

Gross is 5-11 with an athletic frame that has some strength present in the lower half and a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a relaxed balanced stance, strides on line, smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate 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 primarily a pull approach with the ability to use the whole field, some gap power present, exit velocity was 87. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with average hands and a wider base, works through ball to a clean exchange, throws from a lower three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 73. Ran a 7.49 60 yard dash.

 

 

Zach Horn LHP / 1B / Brooke Point, VA / 2023

Horn is 6-2 with a lanky athletic frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a taller leaned back open athletic stance, leg kick stride on line, smooth load back to a slight wrap, has some rhythm. Hips rotate completely with violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, uphill swing path with strength at contact and extension through the ball, some whip in his bat, showed a pull approach with some power present and potential to add more, exit velocity was 93. In the infield, gets behind the ball and fields with average hands and a wider base, works through ball to a clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 77. Ran a 7.41 60 yard dash. 

 

 

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

Mazell is 6-3 with a strong athletic frame that has some projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a relaxed slightly open athletic stance, strides on line, short smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, uphill swing path with strength at contact, showed a pull approach with some power present, natural loft that way as well, potential to add more pop as he develops, exit velocity was 87. In the infield, gets behind the ball and fields with average hands and a wider base, works through ball to a clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 73. Ran a 7.22 60 yard dash.

 

 

Dylan Northup 3B / RHP / First Colonial, VA / 2022

Northup is 5-11 with a lanky frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from an open athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, smooth load back to a bar. Hips rotate completely and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, goes straight to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, showed a pull approach with ability to use the whole field, some doubles power present, exit velocity was 86. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with above average hands and a wider base, works through ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 71. 

 

 

Anthony Oporto SS / RHP / Indian River, VA / 2021

Oporto is 5-11 with a lankier frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open athletic stance, short stride on line, 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, showed a good approach working gap to gap, exit velocity was 81. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with above average hands and a good wide base, clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 77. 

 

 

Drew Proctor 1B / 3B / First Colonial, VA / 2021

Proctor is 6-0 with a strong frame that has some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open athletic stance, big leg kick stride on line, short smooth load back. Hips rotate completely and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill swing path, strength at contact with extension through the ball, showed a pull approach with some natural loft and power present, exit velocity was 93. In the infield, gets behind the ball and fields with above average hands and a wider base, clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 70. 

 

 

Terrence Rhodes SS / RHP / Benedictine, VA / 2023

Rhodes is 5-6 with a lankier frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a slightly open taller athletic stance, leg kick stride on line, short smooth load back. Hips rotate completely with violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, some extension through contact, showed a good approach using the whole field, ball carries some in the gaps, exit velocity was 84. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with above average hands and a wider base, works through the ball to a clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 85. Ran a 7.57 60 yard dash.

 

 

JD (James) Robinson SS / 2B / Woodgrove, VA / 2021

Robinson has committed to Virginia Wesleyan and is 6-3 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, 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, short and quick to the ball, slightly uphill swing path, strength at contact with some extension through the ball, showed a good approach using the whole field, some power to the pull side, exit velocity was 92. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with average hands and a wider base, works through the ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 74. Ran a 7.47 60 yard dash.

 

 

Evan Schick SS / RHP / Lake Braddock, VA / 2023

Schick is 5-10 with a athletic frame that has plenty of 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 to a wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, goes straight to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, some strength at contact, showed a good approach using the whole field, exit velocity was 84. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with above average hands and a wider base, works through the ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 73.

 

 

Payton Shipman RHP / SS / Isle of Wight Academy, VA / 2023

Shipman is 6-0 with an athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, loads back to a slight bar. Hips rotate completely and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, slightly uphill swing path, some strength at contact with extension through the ball, showed a good approach working gap to gap, exit velocity was 93. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with above average hands and a good wide base, works through the ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a sidearm slot, position velocity was 78. Ran a 7.38 60 yard dash.