Huntsville/Birmingham Preseason ID: Pitcher Reports

PBR Alabama Staff

ALABAMA - The Huntsville Preseason ID and Birmingham Preseason ID were both held this week at Clutch Performance in Huntsville, AL and GeauxPlay Fitness in Birmingham, AL. These were open events that consisted of prospects from the 2023-2026 classes. These players went through extended pro-style workout that included batting practice using Trackman and Blast Motion, ran the 30 yard dash using Swift Performance, and much more. Pitchers were able to throw in simulated bullpens during the workout and were able to get numbers and metrics off of our Trackman unit, such as pitch velocity, spin rate, horizontal & vertical movement & much more. There were some players who showed up and continued to build off of prior performances, but there were also some new names who jumped onto our radar with a strong showing on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Today we wrap up our post-event coverage by taking a look at each pitcher that attended either of the events. 

Andrew Beaverson, Hazel Green (AL), 2026
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-11, 180-pounds.
Delivery: Clean mechanics, controlled delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Higher arm slot, short and quicker arm.
FB: T80.7, 78-81 mph. Down in the zone, pounds the zone. T2495, 2367 average rpm.
CB: 68-69 mph. 11/5 shape, solid feel for offspeed offerings. T2250, 2227 average rpm.
CH: 72-74 mph. Late fading action, plays down in the zone, good feel. T1882, 1752 average rpm.

Bo Belcher, Decatur  (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/LHP
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds.
Delivery: Starts from the 3B side of the rubber, controlled tempo.
Arm Action: LH. Higher 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T80.5, 80-80 mph. Pounds the lower half of the zone, some arm side action. T2068, 1954 average rpm.
CB: 69-70 mph. 1/7 shape, spike grips the breaking ball. T2031, 1902 average rpm.
CH: 71-74 mph. Tends to cut the changeup, locates well down in the zone. T1331, 1279 average rpm.

Jake Cummings, Lee-Scott Academy (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds.
Delivery: Starts from the 1B side of the mound, good tempo, easy flowing.
Arm Action: RH. Mid 3/4 arm slot. Longer arm.
FB: T80.8, 80-81 mph. Works down in the zone to both sides of the plate. T2045, 1962 average rpm.
CB: 63-65 mph. 11/5 spin, good depth. T2110, 1975 average rpm.
CH: 71-72 mph. Fading arm side action, plays down. T1252, 1193 average rpm.

Jayson Deese, Cleburne County (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-0, 190-pounds.
Delivery: Controlled delivery.
Arm Action: LH. Higher 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T77.8, 76-78 mph. Plays down in the zone. T1975, 1916 average rpm.
CB: 55-68 mph. Tends to slow the arm down, 1/7 spin. T1861, 1657 average rpm.

Brayden Eaton, Cullman (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds.
Delivery: High leg lift into the delivery, slower tempo, controlled.
Arm Action: RH. Mid 3/4 arm action.
FB: T74.9, 73-75 mph. Struggled with command at times, worked up in the zone earlier, found command down in the zone as the pen went on. T2273, 2165 average rpm.
CB: 65-70 mph. Sweeping action, plays down in the zone. T1869, 1814 average rpm.
CH: 69-69 mph. Late fading action. T1821, 1821 average rpm.

Brock Garrett, Chelsea High School (AL), 2026
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds.
Delivery: Quicker tempo in the delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Live, long and loose arm. Mid-to-lower 3/4 slot.
FB: T79.2, 78-79 mph. Arm side run when in the zone. T2161, 2048 average rpm.
CB:  71-73 mph. Sweeping spinner. T2251, 2108 average rpm.
CH:  71-73 mph. Mimics the FB, down in the zone with fade. T1999, 1933 average rpm.

Geordie Jones, Huntsville  (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds.
Delivery: Starts from the 1B side of the rubber. Up tempo delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Mid 3/4 arm action.
FB: T86.7, 83-85 mph. A bit inconsistent around the zone, fastball has life. T2454, 2287 average rpm.
CB: 70-75 mph. Tight spinner, 11/5 shape. T2568, 2511 average rpm.
SL: 74-75 mph. Similar spin to the CB. T2452, 2428 average rpm.
CH:  Late fading action, down in the zone.

Walker Lane, Lee-Scott Academy (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 6-1, 180-pounds.
Delivery: Controlled and easy down the mound. Repeats well.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action. Mid 3/4 slot.
FB: T71.4, 70-71 mph. Some arm side action, locates to both sides of the plate, down in the zone. T1454, 1359 average rpm.
CH: 66-67 mph. Occasional cut, late. T967, 915 average rpm.

Kayden McQuown, Hoover (AL), 2026
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-0, 155-pounds.
Delivery: Slower tempo delivery.
Arm Action: LH. Mid 3/4 arm action.
FB: T74.2, 71-74 mph. Tends to cut the FB, Works into RHH. T1879, 1737 average rpm.
CB: 65-67 mph. Bigger breaking 1/7 spin. T1701, 1662 average rpm.
CH: 65-68 mph. Occasional cut, solid feel for the pitch, works in the zone. T1088, 1085 average rpm.

Micah Morris, Shelby County (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-0, 155-pounds.
Delivery: Works in the lower half well, easy tempo.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm, mid 3/4 action.
FB: T84.4, 84-84 mph. In the zone, late life, jumps up on the hitter. T1931, 1836 average rpm.
CB:  mph.  T,  average rpm.
SL: 76-77 mph. Tight spinner down in the zone, swing and miss pitch. T2398, 2349 average rpm.
CH: 80-81 mph. Firm offering, Arm side action. T1679, 1584 average rpm.

Jonathan Ponder, Munford (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds.
Delivery: Starts from the 1B side of the mound.
Arm Action: RH. Mid 3/4 slot, quick arm.
FB: T80.4, 77-80 mph. Sporadic at times, late life. T2235, 2143 average rpm.
CB: 68-71 mph. Tight breaker, late depth. T2471, 2389 average rpm.
SL: 69-69 mph. Very similar to CB shape. T2173, 2134 average rpm.

Truitt Taylor, Huntsville (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-10, 130-pounds.
Delivery: Works into the lower half well.
Arm Action: RH. Mid 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T73, 71-73 mph. Arm side run down in the zone. T2037, 1960 average rpm.
CB: 60-62 mph. 11/5 spin. T2159, 2055 average rpm.
CH: 64-65 mph. Late fade, tends to slow the arm down. T1679, 1540 average rpm.

Reece Thomas, Huntsville (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 150-pounds.
Delivery: Good tempo, smooth working down the mound.
Arm Action: RH. Long and athletic arm. Higher arm slot.
FB: T76.5, 75-76 mph. Works down in the zone, sinking action. T1963, 1797 average rpm.
CB: 66-68 mph. 12/6 downward action. T1971, 1840 average rpm.
SL: 67-68 mph. Sweeping shape, plays well off the FB. T1810, 1803 average rpm.
CH: 73-74 mph. Fading action, mimics the FB. T1518, 1493 average rpm.

Austin Uptain, Athens (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds.
Delivery: Up tempo delivery, controlled.
Arm Action: RH. Quick and athletic arm, small hitch in the delivery.
FB: T89.5, 87-89 mph. Live, late life. T2464, 2322 average rpm.
CB: 74-75 mph. Hard and late break, plays well off the FB. T2316, 2145 average rpm.
SL: 74-74 mph.  T2269, 2269 average rpm.
CH: 79-81 mph. Late fading action, in the zone. Comfortable with the offspeed. T1869, 1830 average rpm.

Caleb Vallejo, Grissom (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 5-9, 179-pounds.
Delivery: Controlled, works down the mound well.
Arm Action: RH. Mid 3/4 arm slot. Short and quick arm.
FB: T74.3, 73-74 mph. Sinking action down in the zone. T1915, 1860 average rpm.
CB: 65-67 mph. Comfortable offering, solid feel in the zone. Sweeping shape. T2391, 2316 average rpm.
CH: 69-71 mph. Works down in the zone, good feel for the pitch. Fading action. T1632, 1552 average rpm.

Davis Kelley, Helena (AL), 2026
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-11, 150-pounds.
Delivery: Compact, repeats.
Arm Action: RH. Quick arm, low 3/4 slot.
FB: T77.6, 76-78 mph. Late life, works down, arm side action. T2252, 2197 average rpm.
CB:  67-68 mph. 11/5 spin. T1881, 1806 average rpm.
SL:  66-68 mph. Tighter spin, late break. T1974, 1953 average rpm.
CH:  71-72 mph. Fading action arm side. T1855, 1821  average rpm. 

John David Ray, Winfield City (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 5-10, 190-pounds.
Delivery: Hybrid delivery, controlled delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Lower 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T82.7, 81-83 mph. Arm side running action. T2226, 2187 average rpm.
CB: 67-67 mph.  T1732, 1732 average rpm.
SL: 68-69 mph. Leaves up in the zone at times, good shape. T1873, 1808 average rpm.
CH: 70-72 mph. Arm side action. T1843, 1803 average rpm.
CUT: 81-81 mph. Backs up on him at times, solid feel for the pitch.

Andrew Petrock, Pelham (AL), 2026 
Positional Profile: SS/3B 
Body: 5-8, 155-pounds. 
Delivery: Easy flowing delivery, repeats the mechanics well.
Arm Action: RH. Quick and live arm. Higher arm slot.
FB: T81.9, 81-82 mph. Pounds the zone, plays down. T2056, 1916 average rpm.
CB: 72-73 mph. 11/5 spin. T2144, 2130 average rpm.
SL: 73-73 mph. Tight spin, late break down.  T2235, 2160 average rpm.
CH: 77-77 mph. Late fading action, tunnels other offerings. T1845, 1809 average rpm.
CUT: 76-77 mph. Developing, has feel for the pitch.


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