Fall Review: Infield Analysis
November 24, 2015
By Jerry Shank
Maryland Scouting Director
The 2015 Prep Baseball Report Maryland Fall Review took place over the month of October covering the PBR Maryland area of coverage. 50 prospects from Delaware and Maryland area in the 2016-2019 class put their ability on display in front of the PBR scouting staff.
Over the course of the week we will be releasing the positional analysis articles with scouting reports on each player and identifying the top performers. We shall identify top performers along with a younger talent (2018 and younger) as a Future Watch if applicable.
Today we look at the Infielders that participated in the event.
Damond Nixon 1B/3B Archbishop Curley 2016
Imposing frame at 6-foot-2, 210-pounds. Switch hitting corner infielder with some power potential. From the left side, hits from a slightly open setup with smooth load and short stride to balance. Shows hips explosion and could get more as he increases lower half involvement. Creates quick bat speed and shows pull side power. Right-handed, hits from slightly open setup. More gap-to-gap type hitter with power potential. Creates quick bat speed with shorter path. Gets uphill at times from both sides of plate. Exit velocity right handed is 93 mph and left handed is 92 mph. Has fluid actions from the corner spot. Sound footwork with a clean exchange. Has a longer arm action throwing from a high three-quarter arm angle. Infield velocity of 78 mph. Ran a 7.55 60-yard dash.
Ian Heffley 3B/SS Einstein 2016
Long frame with room to fill out at 6-foot, 150-pounds. Ran a 7.45 60-yard dash. Hits from an athletic setup. Smooth load with double tap and short stride. Short path to the ball with some extension through contact. Has some bat speed and is a gap-to-gap type hitter. Exit velocity of 84 mph. Nice foundation at the plate that should get better with strength. Sound footwork from the infield. Soft hands with a clean exchange to a short arm action. Throws from a ¾ slot with a velocity of 73 mph.
Jared Carr SS/2B Saint James 2017
Small frame with room to fill out at 5-foot-9, 150-pounds. Runs a 7.20 60-yard dash. Hits from a balanced set up. Smooth load with short leg kick. Short bat path with quick bat speed. Gap-to-gap type hitter. Good balance throughout swing and gets some lower half involvement. Exit velocity of 80 mph. Active feet at shortstop. Sound footwork with clean exchange. Funnel style fielder. Has short arm action throwing from a three-quarter arm angle. Position velocity of 80 mph.
Ryan Teaman SS/OF Mardela 2019
Projectable frame at 5-foot-8 125-pounds. Ran a 8.13 60-yard dash. Hits from an athletic setup small load with short stride. Level swing path with average bat speed and potential as he increases his strength. Nice lower half that gets a bit on his back foot. Good rhythm throughout the swing. Nice offensive foundation. Exit velocity of 75 mph. Has a short arm action throwing from a ¾ arm angle. Active feet and sound footwork. Sound hands and exchange. Fundamentally sound. Throws across diamond at 70 mph. Interesting foundation in the player and will be one to keep an eye on as he matures and develops.
Ben Ashby OF/SS Cape Henlopen (DE) 2018
Athletic frame at 6-foot, 175-pounds. Shows quickness with a 7.19 60-yard dash. Hits from slightly open setup. Quick load with some rhythm. Short leg kick with inward front knee turn. Has a short swing path that gets uphill at times. Gets a little lower half explosion with potential for more extension through contact. Shows balance throughout swing. Pull type hitter with 79 mph exit velocity. Has active feet from the outfield. Works thru the ball well. Sound hands with a clean exchange. Long arm action throwing from a high three-quarter arm angle. Throws had average carry at 76 mph and should increase as he matures. Active feet from infield with clean exchange. Shorter and quicker arm action from three quarter arm angle. 70 mph infield velocity.
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Zachary Crampton SS Saint James 2019
Athletic frame at 5-foot-10 160-pounds. Ran a 7.70 60-yard dash. Hits from a balanced setup. Smooth load with a leg kick. Level bat path with average bat speed. Nice hip rotation, gets a little stacked on back foot. Gets lower half involved. Nice balance and rhythm throughout swing. Exit velocity of 74 mph. Clean actions from the infield. Quick transfer to a short arm action throwing from a ¾ arm angle. Infield velocity of 73 mph. Interesting 2019 to monitor development with a nice foundation at a young age.
Lawrence (Tre) Davis OF/2B Saint James 2018
Compact frame with room to build at 5-foot-9, 145-pounds. Ran a 7.07 60-yard dash. Hits from a slightly open setup. Higher leg kick to balance with a level bat path. Gets lower half involved in swing exit velocity of 69 mph. Has active feet from the infield. Sound exchange to a short arm action throwing from a ¾ arm angle. Infield velocity of 70 mph. Plays thru the ball well in the outfield with a longer arm action. Outfield velocity of 74 mph.
Ryan Downes 1B St. Maria Goretti 2017
Big frame at 6-foot-1, 230-pounds. Ran a 8.01 60-yard dash. Hits from a slightly open, athletic setup. Lands square at footstrike. Level swing path with fast bat speed through the zone. As he gets consistent lower half could get even more pop. Okay balance throughout swing and nice extension through contact. Gap-to-gap type hitter with power to pull side. Exit velocity of 95 mph. Average hands with clean exchange at 1B. Longer arm action throwing from a high ¾ arm angle. Throws had some carry at 79 mph. Plays thru ball well. Interesting skill set.
Seamus Murray 1B/3B St. Maria Goretti 2018
Projectable frame at 6-foot, 170-pounds. Ran a 8.68 60-yard dash. Hits from a balanced set up. Smooth load and short stride. Level swing path to ball. Works middle of field. Has some balance in swing. Could get more lower half usage. Exit velocity of 69 mph. Clean hands and exchange at first base. Has short arm action throwing from high ¾ arm angle. Throws across diamond were at 69 mph.
Tyler Perry 3B/RHP Calvert Hall 2019
Frame with room to grow at 5-foot-9, 135-pounds. Runs a 7.77 60-yard dash. Hits from a balanced setup with short stride and double tap load. Short path to the ball, throws hands with some finish. Some lower half, could get more involved as gets stronger. Nice balance throughout swing. Exit velocity of 64 mph. Sound footwork from shortstop clean hands and exchange. Throws with a short arm action from a low ¾ arm slot. Plays thru ball well. Infield velocity of 72 mph. Nice foundation in the player and should continue to develop as he gets stronger.
Ethan Poore 3B/RHP Huntingtown 2019
Athletic, projectable frame at 5-foot-10, 150-pounds. Runs a 7.58 60-yard dash. Hits from a square setup. Smooth load and short stride. Level swing path with average bat speed. Gets some lower half usage. Exit velocity of 71 mph. Sound footwork, clean exchange. Longer arm action throwing from a high ¾ arm slot. Throws across the diamond at 71 mph. Nice foundation in the athlete and will be interesting to monitor growth.
Andrew Revels SS/3B Chesapeake 2017
Frame with room to fill out at 5-foot-8, 145-pounds. Ran a 7.31 60-yard dash. Hits from an athletic setup. Short stride and knee turn load. Nice rhythm in swing. Level bat path that gets uphill at times. Gap-to-gap type hitter. Exit velocity of 76 mph. Active feet from short. Nice actions with clean exchange. Short arm action throwing from a low ¾ arm slot. Infield velocity of 73 mph.
Bryant Shives SS/2B St. Maria Goretti 2018
Athletic projectable frame at 6-foot, 130-pounds. Ran a 7.45 60-yard dash. Good rhythm in swing. Hits from an athletic setup at the plate. Short stride with double tap load. Level swing path with some extension and middle approach. Nice foundation as a hitter and should continue to improve as he gets stronger. Sound actions from the field. Could keep feet bit more active. Average hands with exchange. Throws from a low ¾ arm angle. Throws across the infield at 74 mph. Interesting foundation and should continue to improve with increase in strength.
Argiri Stakias 1B/3B John Carroll 2017
Nice frame with room to fill out at 6-foot-1 165-pounds. Ran a 7.65 60-yard dash. Hits from a balanced setup with high hands. Small load with short stride. Flat swing path with some extension. Good balance throughout and gets lower half involved. Exit velocity of 82 mph. Sound footwork in the infield. Clean exchange with short arm action throwing from a ¾ arm slot. Velocity of 76 mph from infield.
Brett Swift 3B/OF James M. Bennett 2019
Solid frame at 6-foot-1, 195-pounds. Ran a 8.03 60-yard dash. Hits from an open setup at the plate. Medium stride to balance. Short swing path that gets uphill at times. Some balance throughout swing. Shows power potential at plate to pull side. Exit velocity of 84 mph. Shows active feet and nice exchange in the field. Longer arm action Throws across the diamond registered at 76 mph. Has shown improvement and will be interesting to continue to monitor the young man’s development.
Zachery Zlock 3B/2B Smyrna (DE) 2017
Solid frame at 5-foot-7 165-pounds. Ran 8.12 60-yard dash. Hits from an athletic set up with rhythm. Smooth load with leg kick. Flat path to the ball and some extension. Good lower half usage and balance. Exit velocity of 80 mph. Sound actions from third base. Throws from an over the top arm slot with average hands and clean exchange. Throws across diamond at 73 mph.
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