Future/Junior Future Games Trials: Infielders


PBR Alabama Staff

The Future/Junior Future Games Trials took place this past Sunday, May 23rd, at Spain Park High School in Birmingham, AL. This event hosted a wide variety of players in different classes, ranging from 2022's-2026's at the event. All of these players aimed toward potentially earning an invite to the Future Games for 2023-2024 players, Junior Future Games for 2025-2026 players, and the Southeast Unsigned Senior Games for players in the 2022 class. All three of these events mentioned are prestigious events that are played at LakePoint Sports Complex in Emerson, GA at the end of July. 

Today, we wrap up our individual scout analysis on each player that attended the event as we look at the 22 infielders that went through the pro-style workout. Several of these players also threw a bullpen off the mound as well. Let's wrap up our coverage of the event by taking a look at the infielders.

 

infielders

Ethan Alston (2023, RHP/3B, Holtville) 

Position: RHP/3B

Body: 6-foot-3, 205-pound.

Hit: (RHH) Begins in a tall open stance with a quick load, then uses a small leg kick. Some bat speed. Pull side approach.

Power: 87 mph exit velocity, average 79.16 mph. 64.11 mph bat speed average. 22.00 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Developing hands, choppy rhythmic footwork.  Laterally, his movements were average.

Arm: 77 mph infield velocity. ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.

Speed: 7.63 (60-yard).

Pitching: Up-tempo delivery, some effort. High ¾ arm angle, short arm action.

FB: T77. 75-77 mph. (Max spin 1703;  Avg 1621). Arm side accuracy, running action.

CB: 66-67 mph. Decent control, 11/5 shape. (Max spin 1686; Avg 1667).

CH: 68-69 mph. Fading action.

 

Tucker Arrington (2024, 1B/RHP, Thompson) 

Position: 1B/RHP

Body: 5-foot-11, 195-pound physical  proportional frame.

Hit: (LHH) Began in a balanced closed stance with a quick load, then used a short stride. Explosive bat speed. Good extension on his finish, simple flat swing. Gap to gap approach.

Power: 88 mph exit velocity, average 75.13 mph. 63.44 mph bat speed average. 19.76 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Sure hands, fluid footwork. Advanced. Uses his glove out front.

Arm: 65 mph infield velocity.

Speed: 8.02 (60-yard).

Pitching: Solid. Slow-tempo delivery, easy effort. Over-the-top arm angle, quick arm speed, long arm action. Consistent balance point.

FB: T74. 70-73 mph. (Max spin 1769;  Avg 1492). Glove side accuracy, cutting action.

CB: 59-60 mph. Around the zone command, slurvey action, 11/5 shape. (Max spin 2217; Avg 2135).

 

Slade Clayton (2025, 1B/C, Opelika) 

Position: 1B/C

Body: 5-foot-11, 170-pound athletic  physical frame.

Hit: (RHH) Started in a balanced stance with a big quick load, then used a toe tap. Some bat speed. Good extension on his finish, flat swing. Line drive approach.

Power: 87 mph exit velocity, average 66.23 mph. 66.80 mph bat speed average. 20.55 mph hand speed average.

Defense: (C) Sure hands, consistent footwork, fluid exchange. 

Arm: 53 mph infield velocity. Long arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.

Speed: 8.10 (60-yard).

Pitching: Drop-and-drive delivery, some effort. Over-the-top arm angle, some arm speed, short arm action. Athletic balance point.

FB: T67. 64-66 mph. (Max spin 1592;  Avg 1491). Around the zone accuracy, cutting action.

CB: 50-53 mph. Low in the zone control, late action, 1/7 shape. (Max spin 1546; Avg 1534).

 

Bennett Edmondson (2023, SS/2B, Cullman) 

Position: SS/2B

Body: 5-foot-7, 130-pound lean  slim frame.

Hit: (RHH) Begins in a tall quiet stance with a smooth load, then uses a controlled stride. Developing bat speed. High finish, uphill swing. Pull side approach.

Power: 80 mph exit velocity, average 74.15 mph. 60.19 mph bat speed average. 16.53 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Consistent hands, consistent footwork, clean exchange. Confident. When fielding he gathers the ball out front.

Arm: 68 mph infield velocity. Consistent arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.

Speed: 8.46 (60-yard).

 

Xavier Edwards (2024, 1B/LHP, Clay-Chalkville) 

Position: 1B/LHP

Body: 5-foot-10, 170-pound sturdy frame.

Hit: (LHH) Starts in a tall stance with a controlled load, then uses a leg kick. Developing bat speed. High finish, uphill swing. Gap to gap approach.

Power: 86 mph exit velocity, average 78.16 mph. 65.85 mph bat speed average. 23.24 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Sure hands, consistent footwork, clean exchange.

Arm: 55 mph infield velocity. Long arm action.

Speed: 8.40 (60-yard).

Pitching: Slow-tempo delivery, easy effort. Over-the-top arm angle, developing arm speed, consistent arm action. Lands square, a clean finish.

FB: T71. 69-70 mph. (Max spin 1846;  Avg 1750). Arm side accuracy, running action.

CB: 60-61 mph. Around the zone command, gradual action, 12/6 shape. (Max spin 1727; Avg 1683).

CH: 66-67 mph. Low in the zone control, fading action.

SL: (Max spin 1706; Avg 1706).

 

Ryan Everly (2023, SS/RHP, Sparkman) 

Position: SS/RHP

Body: 5-foot-9, 160-pound proportional frame.

Hit: (RHH) Began in a balanced stance with a high compact load, then used a quick stride. Average bat speed. Good extension on his finish, flat swing. Base hit approach.

Power: 82 mph exit velocity, average 70.40 mph. 66.10 mph bat speed average. 20.71 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Raw hands, smooth footwork, quick exchange. Smooth. Fields the ball out front.

Arm: 80 mph infield velocity. Quick arm action, an-over-the-top slot, consistent accuracy.

Speed: 8.07 (60-yard).

Pitching: Slow-tempo delivery, easy effort. ¾ arm angle, some arm speed, loose arm action. Consistent balance point, a falling off finish.

FB: T82. 79-81 mph. (Max spin 2115;  Avg 2004). Very consistent accuracy, sinking action.

CB: 69-70 mph. Glove side control, slurvey action, tight movement. (Max spin 1948; Avg 1879).

 

Jared Hawkins (2022, 2B, Straughn) 

Position: 2B

Body: 5-foot-11, 170-pound proportional  projectable frame.

Hit: (RHH) Starts in an open wide stance with a quick load, then uses a leg kick. Efficient bat speed. High finish, uphill swing. Pull side approach.

Power: 92 mph exit velocity, average 77.89 mph. 67.08 mph bat speed average. 23.36 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Raw hands, developing footwork, natural exchange. Shows deep glove work.

Arm: 65 mph infield velocity. Short arm action, low ¾ slot.

Speed: 7.43 (60-yard).

 

Matthew Hopkinson (2026, OF/RHP, Home School) 

Position: OF/RHP

Body: 6-foot, 145-pound lean  projectable frame.

Hit: (RHH) Starts in an open athletic stance with a controlled load, then uses a toe tap. Raw bat speed. High finish, upward swing. Pull side approach.

Power: 79 mph exit velocity, average 69.15 mph. 62.71 mph bat speed average. 19.03 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Consistent hands, smooth footwork, quick exchange. Advanced.  Fielded the ball out front with athletic movement laterally.

Arm: 75 mph infield velocity. Short arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.

Speed: 7.87 (60-yard).

Pitching: Projectable. Slow-tempo delivery, easy effort. High ¾ arm angle, some arm speed, short arm action. Consistent balance point.

FB: T75. 73-75 mph. (Max spin 2158;  Avg 2079). Very consistent accuracy, slight running action.

CB: 58-60 mph. Low in the zone control, swing and miss action, 11/5 shape. (Max spin 1758; Avg 1746).

CH: 61-63 mph. Arm side control, fading action.

 

Will Keenum (2023, 1B/OF, St. Clair County) 

Position: 1B/OF

Body: 6-foot-3, 230-pound solid frame.

Hit: (RHH) Setup includes an open active stance and a slow load. Quick bat speed. Pull side approach.

Power: 92 mph exit velocity, average 78.97 mph. 64.81 mph bat speed average. 21.57 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Consistent hands, average footwork.  Movements laterally were average.

Arm: 58 mph infield velocity. Decent accuracy.

Speed: 7.71 (60-yard).

 

Bryce Masters (2025, 1B/LHP, Prattville Christian)

Position: 1B/LHP

Body: 6-foot-3, 203-pound projectable  physical frame.

Hit: (LHH) Started in a tall quiet stance with a quick load, then used a controlled stride. Efficient bat speed. Gap to gap approach.

Power: 93 mph exit velocity, average 76.83 mph. 65.60 mph bat speed average. 20.59 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Sure hands, consistent footwork. Above average.  Movements laterally were athletic.

Arm: 52 mph infield velocity. ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.

Speed: 8.55 (60-yard).

Pitching: Easy effort. ¾ arm angle, short arm action. Low balance point.

FB: T75. 74-75 mph. (Max spin 2107;  Avg 2037). Arm side accuracy, running action.

CB: 62-63 mph. Low in the zone command, slurvey action, 2/8 shape. (Max spin 1656; Avg 1620).

CH: 60-61 mph. Arm side control, running action.

 

Edward Mcleod (2025, 3B/1B, St. Pauls)

Position: 3B/1B

Body: 6-foot-1, 205-pound projectable frame.

Hit: (RHH) Sets up in a tall stance then uses a short stride. Efficient bat speed. Front foot finish, upward swing. Gap to gap approach.

Power: 89 mph exit velocity, average 79.93 mph. 62.57 mph bat speed average. 19.46 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Sure hands, consistent footwork.  Laterally, his movements were average.

Arm: 74 mph infield velocity. Quick arm action, ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.

Speed: 7.38 (60-yard).

 

Drake Meyer (2023, 2B/OF, Bob Jones)

Position: 2B/OF

Body: 5-foot-5, 140-pound.

Hit: (RHH) Starts in a balanced athletic stance with a quick load, then uses a small leg kick. Above average bat speed. Base hit approach.

Power: 82 mph exit velocity, average 73.83 mph. 68.30 mph bat speed average. 22.73 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Sure hands, quick footwork.  Movements laterally were athletic.

Arm: 65 mph infield velocity. Consistent accuracy.

Speed: 7.36 (60-yard).

 

Brady Moore (2023, 1B/3B, Clements) 

Position: 1B/3B

Body: 5-foot-11, 220-pound physical frame.

Hit: (RHH) Sets up in a tall active stance then uses a quick stride. Some bat speed. Opposite field approach.

Power: 84 mph exit velocity, average 76.40 mph. 67.10 mph bat speed average. 22.25 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Soft hands, average footwork, quick exchange.

Arm: 56 mph infield velocity. Short arm action, decent accuracy.

Speed: 7.75 (60-yard).

 

Hunter Morton (2025, RHP/1B) 

Position: RHP/1B

Body: 6-foot-2, 175-pound physical  projectable frame.

Hit: (RHH) Starts in a tall balanced stance with a quick load, then uses a short stride. Efficient bat speed. Gap to gap approach.

Power: 92 mph exit velocity, average 82.81 mph. 64.48 mph bat speed average. 21.21 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Consistent hands, developing footwork.  Movements laterally were quick.

Arm: 71 mph infield velocity. Quick arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.

Speed: 8.26 (60-yard).

Pitching: Some effort. High ¾ arm angle, compact arm action. Strong balance point, lands soft.

FB: T81. 78-80 mph. (Max spin 2050;  Avg 1932). Consistent accuracy, running action.

CB: 64-66 mph. Late action, 11/5 shape. (Max spin 2314; Avg 2314).

CH: 71-72 mph. In the zone control, fading action.

SL: (Max spin 2291; Avg 2204).

 

Gannon Pharr (2024, 2B/OF, Chelsea) 

Position: 2B/OF

Body: 5-foot-10, 150-pound proportional frame.

Hit: (RHH) Starts in a tall stance with a compact load, then uses a toe tap. Efficient bat speed. High finish, upward swing.

Power: 81 mph exit velocity, average 76.25 mph. 57.99 mph bat speed average. 18.65 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Sure hands, smooth footwork, clean exchange. Solid. Uses his glove out front.

Arm: 71 mph infield velocity. Short arm action, an-over-the-top slot, consistent accuracy.

Speed: 7.69 (60-yard).

 

Nicholas Songy (2023, 1B/RHP, St John Paul II)

Position: 1B/RHP

Body: 6-foot-1, 170-pound solid frame.

Hit: (RHH) Sets up in a tall stance with a quick stride. Some bat speed. Gap to gap approach.

Power: 89 mph exit velocity, average 75.82 mph. 66.68 mph bat speed average. 20.28 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Soft hands, average footwork, natural exchange.

Arm: 67 mph infield velocity. Decent accuracy.

Speed: 7.91 (60-yard).

 

Tyson Stein (2023, 2B, St. Clair County) 

Position: 2B/2B

Body: 5-foot-11, 165-pound lean  proportional frame.

Hit: (LHH) Started in a wide active stance with a quick load, then used a toe tap. Developing bat speed. Good extension on his finish, level swing. Opposite field approach.

Power: 81 mph exit velocity, average 73.74 mph. 58.93 mph bat speed average. 19.36 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Consistent hands, developing footwork, natural exchange. Fields the ball out front.

Arm: 72 mph infield velocity. Long arm action, ¾ slot, some accuracy.

Speed: 8.32 (60-yard).

 

Marc Stephens (2022, SS/RHP, Gulf Shores) 

Position: SS/RHP

Body: 6-foot, 180-pound athletic frame.

Hit: (RHH) Starts in a balanced quiet stance with a quick load, then uses a toe tap. Quick bat speed. Line drive approach.

Power: 90 mph exit velocity, average 82.03 mph. 67.76 mph bat speed average. 19.22 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Sure hands, athletic footwork. Advanced.

Arm: 82 mph infield velocity. Quick arm action, consistent accuracy.

Speed: 7.31 (60-yard).

 

Jake Thornton (2024, 3B/RHP, Madison County) 

Position: 3B/RHP

Body: 6-foot-1, 160-pound.

Hit: (RHH) Begins in a crouched wide stance with a quick load, then uses a toe tap. Developing bat speed.

Power: 84 mph exit velocity, average 72.54 mph. 64.41 mph bat speed average. 18.52 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Average footwork, clean exchange.  Laterally, his movements were athletic.

Arm: 74 mph infield velocity. ¾ slot, decent accuracy.

Speed: 8.33 (60-yard).

Pitching: Drop-and-drive delivery, decent effort. High ¾ arm angle, developing arm speed. Low balance point.

FB: T78. 75-77 mph. (Max spin 1629;  Avg 1549). In the zone accuracy, tailing action.

CB: 66-67 mph. Low in the zone control, slurvey action. (Max spin 1905; Avg 1817).

CH: 72-73 mph. Fading action.

 

Senam Toson (2023, 3B/RHP, Grissom)

Position: 3B/RHP

Body: 6-foot, 185-pound.

Hit: (Switch) Begins in a balanced tall stance with a controlled load, then uses a leg kick. Developing bat speed. Base hit approach.

Power: 73 mph exit velocity, average 63.85 mph.

Defense:  (IF) Developing footwork, natural exchange. Out front fielding mechanics.

Arm: Consistent arm action, high ¾ slot, decent accuracy.

 

Brady Waugh (2023, 3B/2B, Briarwood) 

Position: 3B/2B

Body: 5-foot-11, 175-pound athletic  physical frame.

Hit: (LHH) Started in an athletic balanced stance with a high load, then used a quick stride. Raw bat speed. Good extension on his finish, short simple swing. Gap to gap approach.

Power: 88 mph exit velocity, average 79.00 mph. 64.90 mph bat speed average. 21.36 mph hand speed average.

Defense: (C) Sure hands, fluid footwork, quick exchange. Solid. 

Arm: 74 mph infield velocity. Quick arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.

Speed: 7.63 (60-yard).

 

Hugh Windle (2023, SS/RHP, Springville)

Position: SS/RHP

Body: 5-foot-10, 150-pound proportional  slim frame.

Hit: (RHH) Begins in an open stance with a controlled load, then uses a small leg kick. Efficient bat speed. High finish, rotational swing. Line drive approach.

Power: 81 mph exit velocity, average 72.57 mph. 60.00 mph bat speed average. 19.48 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Twitchy hands, fluid footwork, quick exchange. Advanced.  Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were athletic.

Arm: 75 mph infield velocity. Long arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.

Speed: 7.31 (60-yard).

 

 

 

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