Preseaon All-State Showcase: Outfield Analysis (Part One)



By Chris Fuller
Kentucky Scouting Director

 A total of 25 outfielders participated in the Preseason All-State Showcase at Champions Baseball Academy in Lexington.  In part one of our evaluations, we take a look at half of the group of outfield prospects.

Jordon Adell, R/R, RHP/OF, Ballard HS, 2017
6-foot-1, 185-pound prospect put on a show not only as an outfielder but as a pitcher as well (we’ll take a look at that in pitcher write-ups).  Adell showed athletic actions in the outfield with 87 mph arm strength.  At the plate, showed elite bat speed when he tied a PBR Kentucky record with 99 mph exit velocity off the tee.  Hits from a wide setup with minimal stride, good use of lower half, has a big arm bar which creates length in his swing but still gets through the zone consistently with plus bat speed, ran 7.06 60 yard dash, shows big power for his age and will continue to develop into elite level prospect, featured in standout OF article from the event.

Logan Banks, R/R, OF, Lexington Catholic HS, 2015
5-foot-11, 165-pound prospect with athletic build, plays through the ball well, arm shows some looseness, high ¾ slot, reached a top velocity of 80 mph with carry (83 at previous event).  At the plate, hits from a balanced setup with short stride, good balance, short and compact swing with quick hands, solid approach with the ability to make hard contact to all fields, ran 7.23 60 yard dash (has been up to 7.00 at previous event), 82 mph exit velocity (87 at previous event).

Cameron Barrett, L/R, OF, Dixie Heights HS, 2017
6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect with athletic build, plays through the ball with a two-handed approach, gets rid of the ball with a quick exchange, short arm action, high ¾ slot, reached a top velocity of 66 mph.  At the plate, the left-handed hitter hits from a balanced setup with a short stride, limited use of lower half, level swing path, line drive type hitter, runs well with a 7.04 60 yard dash, 70 mph tee exit velocity.

Cody Bridges, L/L, OF, Elizabethtown HS, 2015
6-foot-1, 155-pound prospect with lanky build and room to fill out, shows athletic outfield actions, plays through the ball well, shows a loose and athletic arm, uses long arm action through an over the top slot, reached a top velocity of 83 mph with carry (6 mph increase from fall event).  At the plate, the left-handed hitter hits from an open setup with a short stride, shows good balance, good use of lower half, short path to the ball with good hand quickness, gap-to-gap approach, had a solid round consistently squaring the baseball, ran 6.96 60 yard dash, 80 mph tee exit velocity, narrowly missed the standout outfielder list from the event.

Chase Bright, S/R, OF, Marshall County HS, 2015
5-foot-7, 135-pound prospect with smaller frame and room for additional strength, attacks and plays through the ball well, arm is loose with long arm action and over the top arm slot, reached top velocity of 74 mph.  From the right side of the pate, hits from a slightly open setup, leg kick load, short stride, uses lower half well, short path to the ball, line drive type hitter.  From the left side, hits from an open setup, short stride, longer swing path, looks more natural from the right side but has potential from the left side with continued development, ran 7.09 60 yard dash, 82 mph tee exit velocity.

Luke Brown, R/L, LHP/OF, Murray HS, 2016
5-foot-9, 140-pound prospect has a smaller build with room to fill out but already plays bigger than his current size.  Shows an athletic arm from the outfield at 85 mph with carry.  At the plate, hits from a wide base with minimal stride, generates good bat speed with a short and compact swing and consistent line drive production, ran 7.09 60 yard dash, 88 mph tee exit velocity, featured in standout OF article from the event.

Price Burge, R/R, OF, Simon Kenton HS, 2015
5-foot-9, 185-pound prospect with strong legs, two-handed approach to the ball on the ground, long arm action, high ¾ slot, reached a top velocity of 65 mph.  At the plate, hits from a balanced setup with a toe tap trigger, jerky load, swing path is short with line drive production, shows some bat speed with 82 mph tee exit velocity, ran 7.69 60 yard dash

Dillon Coffman, R/R, OF, Bullitt East HS, 2015
5-foot-8, 150-pound prospect with average build, tentative two-handed approach to ball on the ground, uses long arm action, high ¾ slot, reached a top velocity of 68 mph.  At the plate, hits from a balanced setup with a short stride, shows good balance, wraps bat in load which creates some length in swing, shows some hand quickness, gets some lower half involved, line drive type hitter, ran 7.33 60 yard dash, 83 mph tee exit velocity.

Cameron Edwards, L/L, LHP/OF, Campbell County HS, 2015
5-foot-10, 175-pound prospect with athletic build, plays through the ball well with solid outfield actions, athletic arm, over the top arm slot, reached a top velocity of 81 mph with some carry.  At the plate, the left-handed hitter hits from an open setup and squares front side with a short stride, fluid rhythm in swing, uses opposite field well, line drive type hitter, ran 7.60 60 yard dash (7.41 at previous event), showed an increase in bat speed with 84 mph tee exit velocity (+4 mph from previous event).

Nate Enslen, R/R, OF, Newport Central Catholic HS, 2015
5-foot-9, 150-pound prospect, can play through the ball better, two-handed approach to the ball on the ground, clean exchange, throws through a high ¾ slot, reached a top velocity 70 mph.  At the plate, hits from a slightly open setup, minimal stride, long swing path with opposite field tendencies, ran 7.45 60 yard dash, 74 mph tee exit velocity.

Preston Frommeyer, R/R, RHP/OF, McCracken County HS, 2014
6-foot, 170-pound prospect with athletic build, athletic outfield actions and plays through the ball well, athletic arm at 87 mph with carry.  At the plate, hits from a balanced setup with minimal stride, shows hand quickness in swing, line drive type hitter, ran 7.04 60 yard dash with 90 mph exit velocity off the tee,  featured in standout OF article from the event, has committed to Kentucky Wesleyan since the event.

Griffin Neuer, L/R, OF/RHP, Lexington Catholic HS, 2014
6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect with athletic build, plays through the ball well in the outfield, on this occasion showed 86 mph arm with carry (have seen up to 88 mph), hits from a balanced setup and uses lower half well, generates good bat speed, shows the ability to make hard contact to all fields with projectable gap-to-gap power, have seen exit velocity as high as 91 mph, ran the 2nd fastest 60 time of the event at 6.79, featured in standout OF article from the event.

Travis Weber, R/R, OF/RHP, Butler HS, 2015
5-fot-9, 170-pound prospect with athletic build, plays through the baseball well, loose and athletic arm, long arm action through an over the top slot, reached a top velocity of 78 mph but have seen up to 83 at previous event.  At the plate, hits from a balanced setup with a short stride, level swing path, line drive type hitter, has made strides in showing a shorter path to the ball from previous event, ran 7.65 60 yard dash, 84 mph tee exit velocity (2 mph increase from previous event).