Unsigned Senior Games: Infielder Breakdown


John Nolan
Virginia Scouting Director & Managing Editor

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In August, over 60 players took part in our annual Unsigned Senior Games showcase at Liberty University in Lynchburg. Today, we conclude our detailed breakdown of that event with the primary infielders:

 

 

 

John Bastiaans 1B / 2B / Frank W. Cox , VA / 2021

Bastiaans is committed to Virginia Wesleyan and is 6-1 with a lanky athletic frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the left side from an open balanced athletic stance, two-tap stride on line, smooth load down and back, good rhythm to set-up. Hips rotate completely with violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap, gets some extension through the ball and has some gap power present with the potential to add more, exit velocity was 86. 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 low three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 76. Ran a 7.58 60 yard dash.

 

 

Isaiah Bracy 2B / OF / Glen Allen, VA / 2021

Bracy is committed to Patrick Henry CC and is 5-9 with an athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a balanced athletic stance, leg kick stride on line, short load back. Hips rotate with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap, some strength at contact and gets some extension through the ball, swing sets up to pull the ball for power with gap power present to all fields, exit velocity was 90. 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 low three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 77. Good pace and rhythm to his actions. Ran a 7.27 60 yard dash.

 

 

Moses Brown V SS / RHP / Menchville , VA / 2021

Brown is committed to UNC Pembroke and is 6-1 with a lankier athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, minimal load. 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, showed a pull approach with the ability to use the whole field, strength at contact and gets some extension through the ball, power present to pull side, swing generates natural loft, exit velocity was 90. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a wider base and average hands, works through ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 84. Ran a 6.79 60 yard dash.

 

 

Hank Carpin SS / RHP / Benedictine, VA / 2021

Carpin is 5-11 with a lankier athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from an open balanced athletic stance, leg kick stride on line, short load back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, slightly uphill swing, showed a pull approach with the ability to use the whole field, strength at contact, gap power present to pull side, exit velocity was 87. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a wider base and soft hands, works through ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 81, arm is loose. Ran a 6.90 60 yard dash. 

 

 

Thomas Chandler 2B / OF / Henrico , VA / 2021

Chandler is 5-4 with a lankier athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a balanced athletic stance, leg kick stride on line, smooth load back. Hips rotate completely and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, level line drive swing, showed a good approach using the whole field, exit velocity was 78. In the infield, gets behind the ball and fields with average hands, works through ball to a clean exchange, throws from a three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 68. Showed versatility taking balls in the outfield where his velocity was 72. Ran a 7.32 60 yard dash. 

 

 

Eli Coley SS / RHP / Norfolk Christian, VA / 2021

Coley is 6-3 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, 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, showed a good approach using the whole field, strength at contact with some extension through the ball, gap power present to all fields with potential for more, exit velocity was 88. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a wider base above average hands, works through ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 82. Ran a 7.35 60 yard dash. 

 

 

Joshua Cutright 1B / Louisa County High School , VA / 2021

Cutright is 6-3 with a strong athletic frame that has some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, two tap stride on line, loads back to a wrap. Hips rotate and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing, showed a good approach using the whole field, some strength at contact, some gap power present, exit velocity was 87. In the infield, gets behind the ball and fields with average hands, clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 72.

 

 

Mariano Fernandez SS / OF / Nansemond River , VA / 2021

Fernandez is committed to Patrick Henry CC and is is 5-11 with a lankier athletic frame that has a lot 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 bar. Hips rotate completely with violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, slightly uphill swing, showed a good approach using the whole field, violent at contact with extension through the ball, gap power present to all fields with home run pop to pull side, exit velocity was 93. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a wider base and soft quick hands, works through ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 81. Ran a 6.87 60 yard dash.

 

 

Gabe Ford 1B / Poquoson, VA / 2021

Ford is committed to Bluefield and is 6-3 with a big frame that has strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, short stride on line, short 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, showed a good approach working gap to gap, strength at contact with some extension through the ball, doubles power present to all fields with some home run pop to pull side, exit velocity was 90. In the infield, gets behind 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 68.

 

 

 

 

Ben Grady SS / 3B / Nansemond Suffolk, VA / 2021

Grady is 5-9 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, short stride on line, no load. 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, showed a good approach working gap to gap, some strength at contact, some extra base power present, exit velocity was 90. 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 three-quarters arm slot.

 

 

 

Grayson Harris 2B / SS / Cosby, VA / 2021

Harris is committed to Hampden-Sydney and is 6-3 with a lankier athletic frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, short 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 swing path, showed a good approach working gap to gap, some strength at contact with extension through the ball, has gap power to all fields, exit velocity was 89. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a wider base and soft hands, works through ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a lower three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 75. Ran a 7.18 60 yard dash.

 

 

Camden Herron SS / 2B / Fort Defiance, VA / 2021

Herron is committed to Bridgewater and is 5-8 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, strides on line, short smooth load back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, uphill swing path, strong at contact point, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap, natural loft in swing, has some power to pull side, exit velocity was 86. 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 three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 76. Ran a 7.09 60 yard dash.

 

 

Elijah Jackson 2B / OF / Meadowbrook , VA / 2021

Jackson is 5-10 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, 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, goes straight to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, some extension through the ball, showed a good approach working primarily up the middle, has some extra base power to pull side, exit velocity was 91. 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 low three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 71. Ran a 7.23 60 yard dash.

 

 

Conner Johnson 2B / SS / Deep Creek , VA / 2021

Johnson is 5-7 with an athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a balanced athletic stance, short stride on line, short smooth load back. Hips rotate completely and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, level line drive swing path, some strength at contact, showed a good approach using the whole field, showed some feel for the barrel, exit velocity was 85. 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 low three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 77. Ran a 6.99 60 yard dash.

 

 

Victor Johnson, Jr. SS / 3B / Benedictine, VA / 2021

Johnson, Jr. is 5-10 with an athletic frame that has some 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 down, wraps a bit. Hips rotate completely with violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, slightly uphill swing path, gets some extension through the ball, strength translates into swing, showed a pull approach with some natural loft and power present, exit velocity was 94. 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 low three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 83. Ran a 7.50 60 yard dash.

 

 

Alex Kanipe 3B / RHP / Radford, VA / 2021

Kanipe 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 tall narrow slightly open stance, low leg kick stride 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 and quick to the ball, uphill swing path, strong at contact with some extension through the ball, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap, some real power present to his pull side, exit velocity was 98. 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, position velocity was 82. Ran a 7.19 60 yard dash.

 

 

Aaron Lautenschlager SS / RHP / Loudoun Valley, VA / 2021

Lautenschlager is committed to Randolph-Macon and is 6-0 with an athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from an open athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, smooth load up to a wrap. Hips rotate completely with violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, slightly uphill swing path, strong at contact with some extension through the ball, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap, ball carries off his bat in the gaps, doubles power to all fields, exit velocity was 90. 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, quick loose arm, position velocity was 86. Ran a 7.21 60 yard dash.

 

 

Justin Liakos SS / 2B / Western Branch, VA / 2021

Liakos is committed to Christopher Newport and is 5-10 with an athletic frame that has some strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open 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, straight and quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, some strength at contact with some extension through the ball, showed a pull approach with some power present that way, exit velocity was 92. In the infield, active feet, 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, position velocity was 74. Ran a 6.88 60 yard dash.

 

 

Harrison Madagan 1B / 3B / Millbrook , VA / 2021

Madagan is 6-0 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, short stride on line, short smooth load back, slight wrap. Hips rotate completely and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill swing path, some strength at contact, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap, has some doubles power present, exit velocity was 86. In the infield, gets behind the ball and fields with average hands, quick clean exchange, throws from a three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 76. Ran a 7.49 60 yard dash.

 

 

James McGrady SS / 3B / Greenbrier Christian Academy, VA / 2021

McGrady is committed to Western Carolina and is 6-0 with an athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from an open athletic stance, strides on line, short smooth 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, showed primarily a pull approach with some natural loft built into his swing, has some gap power present, exit velocity was 86. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a wider base and above average hands, works through the ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, quick arm, position velocity was 85. Ran a 7.45 60 yard dash.

 

 

Jayden Nixon 3B / OF / James Wood , VA / 2021

Nixon is 6-1 with a lankier athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a slightly leaned back athletic stance, strides on line, tiny load back. Hips rotate completely and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing, some strength at contact, showed good approach working primarily gap to gap, has some power present to his pull side, exit velocity was 88. In the infield, gets behind the ball and fields with a wider base and above average hands, works through the ball to clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 75. Ran a 7.21 60 yard dash.

 

 

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

Oporto is 5-11 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, short load back. Hips rotate completely and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, takes bat straight to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing, some strength at contact, showed good approach working gap to gap, has some power present in the gaps, exit velocity was 84. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a wider base and soft hands, works through the ball to quick clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 79.

 

 

Aden Payne RHP / 1B / James Wood High School, VA / 2021

Payne is 6-0 with an athletic frame that has some strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, leg kick stride on line, short load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, uphill swing path, some strength at contact with extension through the ball, showed good approach working gap to gap, power present in the gaps, swing generates natural loft, exit velocity was 86. In the infield, gets behind the ball and fields with a wider base and average hands, clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 82.

 

 

Jordan Powell 3B / 2B / Woodside , VA / 2021

Powell is 5-10 with an athletic frame that has some strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from an open athletic stance, low leg kick stride 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, some strength at contact and some extension through the ball, showed good approach working primarily gap to gap, swing generates power and loft to pull side, exit velocity was 88. In the infield, gets behind the ball and fields with a wider base and average hands, works through the ball to clean exchange, throws from a three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 71.

 

 

Camrin Sturgeon 1B / 3B / Kecoughtan , VA / 2021

Sturgeon is 6-4 with an athletic frame that has some strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open athletic stance, strides in place, short 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, slightly uphill swing path, some strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a pull approach with some natural loft and power that way, exit velocity was 91. In the infield, gets behind the ball and fields with a average hands, clean exchange, throws from a three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 78. Ran a 7.24 60 yard dash.

 

 

Noah Walker SS / 2B / Randolph Henry, VA / 2021

Walker is 5-11 with a lankier athletic frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a balanced open athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, no load. Hips rotate completely and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, some strength at contact, showed good approach working gap to gap, exit velocity was 80. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a wider base and above average hands, works through the ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 76. Ran a 7.01 60 yard dash.

 

 

Nick Worch 1B / RHP / St Mary's Ryken, MD / 2021

Worch is 6-2 with a strong frame. He hits from the right side from a tall relaxed slightly open 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, slightly uphill swing path, some strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap with some natural loft and power in the alleys, exit velocity was 88. In the infield, gets behind the ball and fields with average hands, clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 73.