Prep Baseball Report

Future/Junior Future Games Trials: Quick Hits

Austin Sharp
Director of Scouting

On Tuesday, we hosted the 2020 Future/Junior Future Games Trials at Top Gun Baseball Field in Birmingham, Alabama. There was no shortage of talent, as we saw many talented players in all grad years from all over the state of Alabama. There were some impressive young position players and quality arms that showcased their skills. 

Over the next week, keep an eye out for more event-related content that will be released on our website and on our social media accounts. Today, we want to go back and highlight some of the top performers from yesterday's event. Tomorrow, we release the top statistical leaders in each category from the event and will roll out position-by-position reports on the players from the event over the next week. But for today, let's take a look at some of the Quick Hits from the Future/Junior Future Games Trials.


'22 OF/2B Owen Beaverstock, St. Paul's Episcopal

From a statistical standpoint, Beaverstock was close to the top of most offensive and defensive categories. At the plate, he showed a quick bat with juice to all fields. Most balls were barreled into the RCF gap during his round of BP. 92 mph exit velo off a tee. Moves well in the OF with above average arm strength at 87 mph. 6.72 runner at the event.

'22 RHP/1B Kaleb Heatherly, Cullman

One of the more physically imposing players at the event. Listed at 6-foot-6, 240 pounds. Offensively, he was very consistent at finding the barrel and mashing balls into the gaps. Posted some very high Blast Motion statistics with our sensor. 96 mph exit velo off a tee. 7.16 runner. On the mound, it's a pretty clean delivery. Fastball was consistently 81-82 mph. Really commanded the pitch in the zone and to his glove side. Breaking ball was 69-71 mph with tight spin. Changeup was a solid 3rd offering at 75-76 mph. Showed potential at both positions.

'22 OF/C Brodie Holcomb, Thompson

An athletic '22 player that performed very well at yesterday's event. From the left side, he showed a gap to gap approach with consistent line drives during BP. 88 mph exit velo off a tee. Solid defensively in the outfield that moves well. 81 mph OF velo. 6.88 runner at the event.

'22 RHP/OF JT McArdle, Opelika

A quality arm on the mound that showed some potential with a solid 3-pitch mix. Fastball played 82-83 mph and topped at 84 mph a couple of times with some arm side run to it. Above average secondary arsenal that featured a slider that was 72-73 mph. Deceptive pitch that works well of the fastball. Changeup was 74-75 mph.

'23 SS/RHP Jaxon Milam, Russell County

One of the top players in the '23 class in Alabama, Milam showed promise with the bat and the arm on the mound. Smooth swing from the left side with some natural loft and pop. Will continue to progress as he gets stronger. 86 mph exit velo off a tee. 81-82 mph with the fastball on the mound. Showed a slower breaking ball at 60-61 mph and a changeup at 70-71 mph.

'22 RHP/OF Austin Morris, Mortimer Jordan

One of the top arms from the bullpen session of the event. Morris stands at 6-foot-4, 182 pounds that allows projection. Fastball was 85-86 mph and topped at 87 mph with some arm side run. Shows some deception with the delivery with a funky arm slot. Breaking ball showed 11/5 action at 70-71 mph. Changeup played 65-66 mph.

'22 OF/RHP Tyler Morrison, Jasper

Another dual guy that impressed at the plate and on the mound. At the plate, he showed a short, compact swing from the right side with pull side pop during his round of BP. 88 mph exit velo off a tee. Strong arm from the outfield at 93 mph. 7.16 runner. On the bump, he showed that live arm with a fastball that worked 84-85 mph consistently. Changeup was 70-71 mph with fade to the arm side.

'22 OF/RHP Evan Pope, Auburn

Really impressed with how this '22 swung the bat during BP yesterday. Strong frame that produces some juice to the pull side. Seemed to have a knack for finding the barrel and hitting line drives. 91 mph exit velo off a tee. 87 mph from the outfield. Even jumped on the mound and worked 83-84 mph while topping out at 85 mph. Breaking ball showed 11/5 action and depth at 70-71 mph. Changeup offerings were 71-72 mph.

'22 SS/RHP Mason Swinney, Phil Campbell

Got to see Swinney for the first time a couple of weeks ago after a strong spring and walked away very impressed with the upside. At his first PBR event, Swinney continued to show why he is such a strong 2-way player. Looked comfortable during his BP round with line drives to pull side and up the middle. 86 mph exit velo off a tee. Solid defender up the middle with above average arm strength at 86 mph. Have seen the fastball up the 85 mph a couple weeks ago.



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