PBR at The Performance Lab: Outfielders


PBR Alabama Staff

The PBR at The Performance Lab event was held on Tuesday, July 6th in Mobile, AL. Players were put through a positional workout in the morning and pitchers were able to throw extended bullpens on the mound. Today, we begin to take a look at each player in attendance as we continue our individual scout analysis from last Tuesday's event. Several other position players also pitched and their pitching notes will be included in their positional analysis. 

Thanks to all of the players, parents and The Performance Lab staff for an outstanding event as this wraps up our post event coverage.   

 

 

OUTFIELDERS

Hayden Chason: OF/OF, (2022) Daphne, AL. 5-foot-11, 165-pound proportional athletic build. At the plate, Chason clocked an exit velocity of 89 mph. (65.39 mph bat speed average). (19.22 mph hand speed average). Begins in a wide balanced stance with a compact load, then uses a quick stride. Bat speed is above average, exhibits an upward short swing plane and good extension on his finish. Up the middle approach. In the outfield, his best throws to the infield topped out at 72 mph; showed a quick exchange, and consistent footwork. When fielding he gathers the ball to the side. Showed a long arm action and an-over-the-top slot.  

Michael Daniel: OF/RHP, (2024) Auburn, AL. 6-foot, 160-pound projectable athletic build. In the box, the right-handed hitter recorded an exit velocity of 90 mph. (70.64 mph bat speed average). (20.53 mph hand speed average). Began in an open wide stance with a tight load, then used a leg kick stride. Has above average bat speed, simple upward swing plane and high finish. Gap to gap approach. In the outfield, his throws to the plate were maxed out at 85 mph; has a clean exchange, and athletic footwork. Used a short arm action with a high ¾ slot. On the mound, used a high ¾ arm angle with a consistent arm action while showing quick arm speed. Slow-tempo type pitcher who shows easy effort. Showed a tall balance point. Sat with his fastball at 80-81 mph and topped out at 83 mph; showed arm side consistent control and running late action. (Max spin 2322; Avg 2187). He shows very consistent low in the zone control and late action on his 12/6 curveball (67-68). (Max spin 2080; Avg 1978). Had fading action and command low in the zone on his changeup (73-74).

Grant Downey: OF/OF, (2023) Vestavia Hills, AL. 5-foot-10, 150-pound proportional athletic frame. Started in a balanced stance with a tight load, then used a toe tap stride. Had a short level swing plane, explosive bat speed and good extension on his finish. Gap to gap approach. Downey had an exit velocity of 88 mph. (73.23 mph bat speed average). (22.16 mph hand speed average). From the outfield, he showed the ability to throw at velocities up to 82 mph; had athletic footwork, and a clean exchange. Had a high ¾ slot and a loose arm action with consistent accuracy to the bag.  (Max spin ; Avg ).

Damien Gatson: OF/OF, (2025) Mobile Christian, AL. 5-foot-11, 175-pound athletic proportional build. At the plate, Gatson had a max exit velocity of 91 mph. Started in a balanced open stance with a high load, then used a quick stride. Bat speed is explosive, exhibits a short loose swing plane and good extension on his finish. Gap to gap approach. Smooth in the outfield, he showed the ability to make throws to the bases at 84 mph; shows athletic footwork, and a quick exchange. Showed a long arm action and an-over-the-top slot with consistent accuracy to the base.

Devon Knight: OF/3B, (2023) Noble, OK. 5-foot-7, 177-pound sturdy proportional build. In the box, Knight recorded an exit velocity of 91 mph. (63.21 mph bat speed average). (19.70 mph hand speed average). Begins in an open stance with a quick load, then uses a leg kick stride. Bat speed is efficient, exhibits an an inside-out uphill swing plane and a front foot finish. From the outfield, he displayed a position velocity of 77 mph; has a natural exchange, and fluid footwork. Had an-over-the-top slot with a long arm action.

Patch Lyman: 1B/LHP, (2022) Mountain Brook, AL. 6-foot-3, 200-pound lengthy solid build. At the plate, Lyman's 97 mph exit velocity ranks him 1st at the event. Began in an open wide stance with a quick load, then used a toe tap stride. Had a simple upward swing plane, explosive bat speed and high finish. Gap to gap approach. His best position velocity in the outfield was registered at 83 mph; has rhythmic footwork, and a lengthy exchange. Used a high ¾ slot with a long arm action.  

Claudell Mack: OF, (2022) Saraland, AL. 5-foot-9, 160-pound athletic sturdy frame. During batting practice, Mack's best exit velocity was 87 mph. (61.06 mph bat speed average). (19.96 mph hand speed average). Started in a crouched stance with a controlled load, then used a toe tap stride. Has efficient bat speed, simple upward swing plane and high finish. Opposite field approach. His best position velocity in the outfield was registered at 77 mph; had a clean exchange, and choppy footwork. Decent accuracy to the bag, used a ¾ slot with a short arm action. 

Santae McWilliams Jr.: OF/3B, (2025) Saraland, AL. 5-foot-7, 160-pound proportional athletic build. Started in a balanced stance with a smooth load, then used a leg kick stride. Bat speed was above average, displayed a rotational level swing plane and good extension on his finish. Pull side approach. Mcwilliams jr.'s best exit velocity was 89 mph. (68.39 mph bat speed average). (19.67 mph hand speed average). From the outfield, he displayed a position velocity of 72 mph; had a natural exchange, and athletic footwork. Fields the ball to the side. From a high ¾ slot, showed consistent accuracy to the bag with a short arm action.

Holden Redding: OF/RHP, (2024) Faith Academy, AL. 5-foot-11, 140-pound lean long frame. (55.73 mph bat speed average). (17.86 mph hand speed average). Started in a tall open stance with an arm bar load, then used a small leg kick stride. Has developing bat speed, an inside-out swing plane and high finish. Opposite field approach. In the outfield, his best throw of the day was clocked at 68 mph; has a natural exchange, and average footwork. Used a short arm action with a low ¾ slot.  

Jaxon Roberts: OF/RHP, (2025) Mobile Christian, AL. 5-foot-11, 160-pound long athletic frame. At the plate, Roberts recorded an exit velocity of 85 mph. (64.79 mph bat speed average). (20.04 mph hand speed average). Started in a tall athletic stance with a quick load, then used a short stride. Bat speed was above average, displayed a simple flat swing plane and a front foot finish. Up the middle approach. From the outfield, he displayed a position velocity of 83 mph; had a developing exchange, and fluid footwork. Used a high ¾ slot with a short arm action while showing decent accuracy to the bag. On the mound, had a high ¾ arm angle and quick arm speed. Up-tempo type pitcher. Showed a consistent balance point. Has an athletic finish. Produced a fastball that came in at 77-78 mph with a max of 79 mph; has glove side control and late cutting action. (Max spin 2036; Avg 1943). His 11/5 curveball (59-60) has late action and in the zone control. His changeup (67-68) has late fading action and arm side control.

Spencer Stewart: OF/2B, (2025) Baker, AL. 5-foot-5, 119-pound lean sturdy frame. At the plate, the right-handed hitter had an exit velocity of 78 mph. (56.33 mph bat speed average). (19.29 mph hand speed average). Begins in an open athletic stance with a controlled load, then uses a leg kick stride. Has developing bat speed, simple upward swing plane and high finish. Pull side approach. From the outfield, he made throws to the infield at velocities up to 73 mph; shows consistent footwork, and a quick exchange. Showed a high ¾ slot and a short arm action with consistent accuracy to the base.

J. Wyatt Tharpe: OF/RHP, (2023) Glenwood School, AL. 6-foot, 145-pound proportional athletic frame. During batting practice, the left-handed hitter recorded an exit velocity of 87 mph. Started in a tall open stance with a smooth load, then used a toe tap stride. Has explosive bat speed, simple level swing plane and good extension on his finish. Gap to gap approach. From the outfield, he showed the ability to throw at velocities up to 87 mph; had a natural exchange, and rhythmic footwork. Shows to the side glove work. Consistent accuracy to the bases, used a high ¾ slot with a quick arm action. On the mound, used a consistent arm action with a high ¾ arm angle while showing quick arm speed. Used easy effort in his delivery. Athletic balance point. Produced a fastball that came in at 81-85 mph and topped out at 86 mph; showed running action and arm side control. (Max spin 2244; Avg 2153). Had late action and very consistent command on his 11/5 curveball (73-74). (Max spin ; Avg ). Has control low in the zone and gradual action on his changeup (75-76). His sharp slider had glove side control. (Max spin 1976; Avg 1966).

Landon Tyler: RHP/OF, (2023) Ariton, AL. 6-foot-3, 175-pound long athletic build. At the plate, the right-handed hitter's 94 mph exit velocity ranks him 2nd at the event. (63.45 mph bat speed average). (21.75 mph hand speed average). Began in an open tall stance with a compact load, then used a controlled stride. Had a rotational uphill swing plane, above average bat speed and high finish. Pull side approach. Above average from the outfield, he made throws to the infield at velocities up to 86 mph; shows smooth footwork, and a quick exchange. Uses his glove to the side. Showed a long arm action and an-over-the-top slot with consistent accuracy to the base.

Jack Woods: OF/3B, (2023) Bayside, AL. 6-foot-1, 170-pound proportional solid frame. During batting practice, the right-handed hitter had an exit velocity of 85 mph. (63.17 mph bat speed average). (20.34 mph hand speed average). Starts in an open stance with a big load, then uses a toe tap stride. Bat speed was efficient, showed an upward rotational swing plane and high finish. From the outfield, his best throws to the bases were registered at 78 mph; showed a natural exchange, and consistent footwork. Had a high ¾ slot with a short arm action.  

Jordan Woullard: OF/OF, (2024) Mobile Christian, AL. 6-foot, 185-pound athletic solid frame. During batting practice, Woullard clocked an exit velocity of 92 mph. (66.11 mph bat speed average). (20.82 mph hand speed average). Began in an open tall stance with a small load, then used a toe tap stride. Has explosive bat speed, simple level swing plane and good extension on his finish. Gap to gap approach. From the outfield, he displayed a position velocity of 75 mph; shows rhythmic footwork, and a clean exchange. Used a quick arm action and a high ¾ slot.

Nicholas Cox: OF, (2024) Daphne,. 6-foot, 190-pound athletic physical build. At the plate, 's best exit velocity was 91 mph. Began in an athletic quiet stance with a tight load, then used a quick stride. Has raw bat speed, simple uphill swing plane and good extension on his finish. Gap to gap approach. From the outfield, he made throws to the infield at velocities up to 77 mph; had smooth footwork, and a clean exchange. Consistent accuracy to the bag, used a long arm action and an-over-the-top slot.

 

 

 

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