Top Prospect Games: Outfield Analysis


Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director


The third annual invite-only Top Prospect Games took place on June 8th at LakePoint Sports in Emerson, GA. The event featured over 50 uncommitted 2022s. Prospects participated in a pro-style workout followed by simulated game play. We have already done a thorough inspection of the statistics collected from the event that can be viewed HERE.

Today, we will continue the player analysis from the event with a look at the outfielders. Keep reading to view reports on the top-5 outfield prospects in attendance, plus reports on the rest of the outfielders, listed alphabetically.

Top Outfield Prospects

Taylor Shultz, Allatoona (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-8, 160-pounds. Lean athlete, muscular lower half.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, keeps it simple, hands load back smoothly, short stride, balanced throughout. Compact swing, short to the zone, level through, line drive type hitter, can spray the ball to all fields, consistently barrels the ball.
Power: 85.72 max exit velocity, averaged 73.65 mph. 283.00’ max distance.
Arm: RH.INF - 86.00 mph. OF - 85.00 mph. OF: Arm works shortand clean on the back-side, quick arm speed, high 3/4 slot. INF: Arm works short and quick to a low 3/4 slot, throws carry.
Defense: OF: Plays through the ball athletically, fluid footwork, clean on exchanges. INF: Fields athletically out front, quick footwork, good range to both sides, soft glove, quick exchanges. Smooth actions throughout.
Run: 6.77 runner in the 60. Clean gait, quick feet.

Jabari Daniely, Parkview (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-3, 210-pounds. Tall physical frame, broad shoulders, tree trunk legs.
Hit: RHH. Balanced base, short stride and load, minimal movements.  Short swing path, drops hand before swing, finishes high, works up the middle, staying left-center to right-center, drives the ball with force.
Power: 95.83 max exit velocity, averaged 86.00 mph. 343.00’ max distance. Power Potential
Arm: RH. INF - 85.00 mph. OF - 88.00 mph. OF: Long, over-the-top arm, stays closed, with carry. INF: Short, over-the-top arm slot, drops to 3/4 on forehands. Accurate from both positions
Defense: OF: clean footwork, works through the ball, shuffles into closed throwing position. INF:  Wide-based, presents glove early, clean footwork with quick exchanges.
Run: 7.62 runner in the 60.

Joseph Glozier, McIntosh (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-8, 155-pounds. Athletic frame
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, smooth load, short stride, steps in towards plate, no wasted movements Long swing path, whippy barrel, quick hands, elevates baseball well, good separation, gap to gap approach
Power: 91.08 max exit velocity, averaged 82.04 mph. 324.00’ max distance. Power Potential
Arm: RH. INF - 85.00 mph. OF - 85.00 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, carries well
Defense: OF: clean, quiet footwork, clean exchanges with a big crow-hop. IF: soft hands, feel for glove hand, moves through ball proficiently, athletic movements all-around
Run: 6.96 runner in the 60.

Dawson Campbell, Pope (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-10, 185-pounds. Athletic build with strength throughout.
Hit: LHH. Tall, slightly open setup, hands drop and coacks barrel on load, leg kick timing trigger, good balance, repeats. Swing works short to the zone and uphill through, quick hands, wings with aggressive intent, line drive type hitter, can use the entire field.
Power: 87.73 max exit velocity, averaged 82.17 mph. 321.00’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 85.00 mph. Arm works short and quick to an over-the-top slot, throws carry with accuracy.
Defense: Athletic fielder, plays through the ball, quick and clean footwork, fields out front, clean exchanges.
Run: 6.89 runner in the 60. Clean gait.

Ace Williamson, Carrollton (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 6-3, 180-pounds. Athletic, projectable build.
Hit: LHH. Tall, open setup, hands load back and drop, long stride, keeps weight on back-side through finish. Swing path is short to the zone, level through, pull-side hitter, mostly line drive, at-timed can elevate and drive.
Power: 92.39 max exit velocity, averaged 87.12 mph. 348.00’ max distance.
Arm: RH.INF - 85.00 mph. OF - 84.00 mph. OF: Arm works short to a 3/4 slot, throws carry. INF: Arm action is short to a 3/4 slot, throws carry.
Defense: OF: Moves athletically with clean footwork, fields out front, long exchanges. INF: Fields out front, good feel for glove, clean exchanges, shuffles through throws, quick feet, good range.
Run: 6.69 runner in the 60.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Cooper Craig, Whitefield Academy (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Medium frame, proportional build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced base, transfers weight from back side to front (rocking action). Short load, hands stay in the same position.  Short swing path, flat swing through zone, working middle of the field, finishes tall.
Power: 89.61 max exit velocity, averaged 83.14 mph. 297.00’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 84.00 mph. Short whippy arm, follows through on throws, with accuracy.
Defense: Stays behind the ball, small crow hop, gaining ground on throws, long exchange, fields ball on glove side of his body.
Run: 7.11 runner in the 60. 

Joe  Fisher, Cherokee (GA), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 5-11, 187-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Tall even base, post up on back side, using small leg kick as timing, high back elbow, creates separation with hands right before leg strike.  Swing works short and uphill through the zone, gap-to-gap type hitter, looks to elevate the ball, whippy bat speed.
Power: 93.20 max exit velocity, averaged 86.30 mph. 288.00’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 82.00 mph. Short arm action to a high 3/4 slot, some casting, kept throws low, used one hop.
Defense: Plays through the ball, fields out front, clean, fluid footwork, clean on exchanges.
Run: 7.08 runner in the 60. 

Tyler Goddard, Cherokee (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Strong build.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, hands start high and load back smoothly, short stride, good balance throughout. Swing path is short to the zone, mostly level through, quick hand and bat speed, creates hard line drive contact to all fields.
Power: 91.88 max exit velocity, averaged 86.00 mph. 312.00’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 87.00 mph. Long arm action to a 3/4 slot, low elbow, throws carry
Defense: Plays through the ball, clean footwork, shuffles into throws, clean with exchanges.
Run: 7.24 runner in the 60. 

Evan Matela, Milton (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Lean, lanky frame, athletic.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, weight on back-side, short toe-tap stride, hands cock on load, finishes on front leg. Short swing path to the zone, level through, gets extended, quick hand and bat speed, line drive type hitter, uses the entire field.
Power: 92.55 max exit velocity, averaged 84.10 mph. 287.00’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 85.00 mph. Long, loose arm action to a high 3/4 slot, quick hand speed, throws carry.
Defense: Fields out front athletically with fluid footwork, shuffles into throws, clean on exchanges.
Run: 6.91 runner in the 60. 

Matthew McCaffrey, Blessed Trinity (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Lean, athletically built.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, weight on back leg, hands load back smoothly, short leg lift stride, stride leg opens on strike. Swing works short to the zone, level through, rotational, quick hand/bat speed, lets the ball travel, line drive type hitter.
Power: 89.27 max exit velocity, averaged 81.71 mph. 312.00’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 86.00 mph. Long, quick arm action, 3/4 slot, throws carry.
Defense: Plays through the ball with short, quick footwork, fields out front, clean on exchanges.
Run: 6.86 runner in the 60. Quick feet.

Paul Ramseur, Pace Academy (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Lean, muscular build, athletic.
Hit: LHH. Open setup, hands start near ear, drop and deepen on load, leg kick timing trigger. Swing works short to the zone, somewhat uphill through, middle/pull hitter, creates mostly line drive contact, flashed pull-side power.
Power: 90.34 max exit velocity, averaged 79.55 mph. 327.00’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 83.00 mph. Long arm action, short stab on back-side, high 3/4 slot, easy effort.
Defense: Plays through the ball with short, choppy steps, fields out front, clean on exchanges.
Run: 6.92 runner in the 60. 

Tae Stroud, Eagles Landing Christian (GA), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds. Strong build, muscular.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup, hands load back into an arm bar, long toe-tap stride, good balance. Swing works long to the zone, gets extended with an uphill finish, looks to elevate with power.
Power: 95.14 max exit velocity, averaged 81.04 mph. 340.00’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 76.00 mph. Arm works short to a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Plays through the ball, quick feet, short footwork, clean on exchanges.
Run: 7.03 runner in the 60. 

Nick Walker, Dutchtown (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/OF
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. Lean athlete, quick twitch, muscular.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, hands start back and deepen on load, leg kick timing trigger, good balance. Long barrel path to the zone, level through, gets extended and can drive the ball middle/pull with force.
Power: 90.16 max exit velocity, averaged 82.79 mph. 281.00’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 85.00 mph. Long arm action to an over-the-top slot, quick arm speed, throws carry.
Defense: Plays through the ball with smooth footwork, fields out front, clean exchanges, shuffles through throws.
Run: 7.01 runner in the 60. Clean, long strider.

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