Top Prospect Games: Outfield Analysis



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By John Nolan
Virginia Assistant Director and Content Manager

Today we continue our analysis by position of the players who participated in the Virginia/DC Top Prospect Games on June 27. Hosted by Liberty University, over 50 players from across the state performed in front of the PBR scouting staff as well as colleges from around the region. Earlier this week, we began our breakdown with the catchers. Today, we take a look at the outfielders who took part in the event.

In the coming weeks we will continue our analysis with infielders and pitchers.

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Nick Brown 2018 Archbishop Curley (MD)
Brown is 6-2 and has a strong, athletic frame. He hits from the right side from a balanced stance. Short leg kick stride on line, smooth load back, some hip explosion, good balance to swing. Works uphill through ball with extension, pull approach with some power potential, exit velocity was 90. In outfield gets behind the ball, clean footwork, above average hands, clean transfer. Throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a short arm action, outfield velocity was 83, throws had some accuracy.

Nick Burch 2019 Leonardtown (MD)
Burch is 5-11 with a lankier athletic frame. Hits from the right side from an upright open stance. Short stride on line, smooth load back, good rhythm. Explosive hips with some balance to swing. Mostly level line drive swing, elevates to pull side extending through ball, exit velocity was 83. In the outfield, good footwork, gets behind ball and plays through it well, above average hands. Throws from high three-quarters arm slot, short loose arm action, outfield velocity was 77. Ran a 4.32 home to first.

Luke Burner 2019 Highland School
Burner is 5-10 with an athletic frame, hits from the left side from a slightly open athletic stance. Leg kick stride and smooth load back, good rhythm, explosive lower half and good balance to swing. Quick to ball, level swing to middle of field, works uphill when pulling, extension. Line drive swing, uses whole field, good approach, exit velocity was 79. In the outfield, good footwork, gets behind ball, fields with soft hands while playing through. Quick, clean exchange, throws from high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, outfield velocity was 78.

Timothy Glavin 2018 Wilmington Christian (DE)
Glavin is 6-1 with an athletic frame, hits from the right side from an athletic stance. Strides on line, smooth load back, explosive lower half and some balance to swing. Quick to ball, works slightly uphill, slight pull approach with extension through ball, power potential to pull side, exit velocity was 88. In the outfield, clean footwork, gets behind ball, plays through it with average hands, clean exchange. Throws from a lower three-quarters arm slot with some accuracy, outfield velocity was 76.

Kyle Horton 2018 Liberty Christian (South Carolina)
Horton is 6-0 with a lankier projectable frame that he can add to, hits from the right side from a crouched, athletic stance. Short leg kick stride and smooth load back, good rhythm to swing, explosive lower half and some balance to swing. Short to ball with quick hands, works uphill to pull side with extension through ball, stays more level when using the rest of the field. Compact line drive swing when gap to gap, exit velocity was 80. In the outfield, he has quick feet and clean footwork, gets behind the ball, above average hands, clean exchange. Very real speed tool, ran a 3.83 home to first on a drag bunt. On the mound, throws from a higher three-quarters arm slot, quick loose arm, ball has carry and some accuracy, outfield velocity was 91.

Brody Mack 2019 Potomac
Mack is 5-11 with an athletic frame that he can still add weight to as he gets stronger. He hits from the left side from an upright balanced stance, short stride on line and a smooth load back, good rhythm to the swing, some hip explosion and good balance to swing. Works straight to ball, comes through it slightly uphill, pull preference to swing but stays level to drive balls the other way, exit velocity was 80. In the outfield, good footwork, gets behind the ball well with above average hands and plays through it to a clean, quick exchange. Throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a short, loose arm action, throws had some accuracy and outfield velocity was 82. Home to first was 4.44.

Scooter Ray 2018 Manchester
Ray is 6-2 with an athletic frame that he can add to. He hits from the right side from a balanced athletic stance, big leg kick stride and a smooth load down, good rhythm to swing. Explosive lower half and some balance to his swing. Very short to the ball with quick hands, extends through it well, works slightly uphill and has a bit of a pull approach to his line drive swing, exit velocity was 94. In the outfield, clean footwork, gets behind ball well and plays through it, above average hands. Clean exchange, short arm action from a three-quarters arm slot, outfield velocity was 83.

Tomas Sanchez 2018 Dinwiddie
Sanchez is 6-2 with an athletic frame and a stronger lower half, he hits from the right side with an open athletic stance. Short stride on line and minimal load back, good rhythm to swing. Explosive lower half and good balance to swing. Very short to ball, quick hands and a quick bat. Level line drive swing, pull tendency, has some power to pull side, exit velocity was 87. In the outfield, quick clean footwork, gets behind ball and plays through it, above average hands. Clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a short, loose arm action, ball has some carry and accuracy, outfield velocity was 90. Home to first time was 4.12.

Callaway Sigler 2018 Benedictine (James Madison)
Sigler is 6-0 tall with a projectable athletic frame. He hits from the right side from an athletic stance, short stride on line, smooth load down and back, good rhythm. Explosive lower half and good balance to his swing. Very quick to ball, level swing that gets uphill sometimes, good extension through the ball with a quick bat, line drive swing with power potential, exit velocity was 89. In the outfield, good footwork, gets behind the ball well and plays through it, has above average hands. Quick, clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, long loose arm action, some accuracy to his throws, outfield velocity was 81. Home to first time was 4.45

Aidan Willard 2019 Briar Woods
Willard is 5-11 and has a lankier athletic frame, he hits from the left side with an athletic stance. Short leg kick stride, smooth load back with a slight wrap, good rhythm to his swing. Some hip explosion, good balance during his swing. Gets to the ball quickly, level swing, gets uphill a bit to pull side, line drive hitter with some gap power potential, exit velocity was 84. Good approach, used whole field. In the outfield, good feet, plays the ball off to a side, above average hands. Clean exchange, throws from a three-quarters arm slot with a loose arm action, outfield velocity was 80. Home to first time was 4.32.

 

 


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