Maryland Freshmen Free Showcase: Outfield Analysis


Kyle Campbell & Jamie Naill Jr.
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Over 40 players from across the Old Line State, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia and D.C., participated in this year's Freshman Free Showcase at the Maryland Sportsplex. Players were put through a pro-style workout and threw bullpens in front of our PBR Maryland staff with TrackMan and Blast on hand to capture additional data throughout the event. Below are evaluations on the four outfielders at the event. 

 

OUTFIELDERS

(Listed Alphabetically)

Nicholas Dolbin OF / RHP / Arundel , MD / 2024

Body: 5’10’’, 153 pounds. Athletic body type.
Hit: LHH. Hits from a tall, balanced stance at the plate. Quick, rhythmic back load with solid hand separation and some quick twitch actions. Quick, repeatable stride and closes himself off slightly. Hands are direct to contact with an uphill finish and stay inside the ball well. Shows some barrel control with a solid middle of the field line drive approach. 
Power: 80mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. 
Arm: RH. OF - 74mph. Throws with longer arm action from an over the top slot. 
Defense: Plays through the ball with quick, active feet. Fields the ball out in front on the outside of the foot and gathers at the chest. Quick transfers with a shorter crow-hop. 
Run: 7.77 60-Yard Time.


Adam Niman OF / LHP / Bethesda-Chevy Chase, MD / 2024

Body: 5’11’’, 160 pounds. Athletic body type.
Hit: LHH. Hits from a balanced, slightly open stance at the plate. Quick back load with some hand separation and a short, quick stride. Hands are quick to contact with an uphill swing path. Smooth middle of the field approach with strength shown to the gaps and alleys.  
Power: 84 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Some gap-to-gap pop present. 
Arm: LH. OF - 71 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Plays through the ball well with active feet. Fields the ball out in front mostly to the backhand side with clean transfers and a slight crow-hop. 
Run: 6.83 60-Yard Time.


Jake Plainte OF / LHP / Good Counsel High School, MD / 2024

Body: 5’11’’, 150 pounds. Strong, athletic frame. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, upright, square stance at the plate. Slight hand rhythm with a smooth back load and really nice hand separation. Small stride, attacking the ball with intent and gets through the ball really well with solid extension through and past contact. Fast bat speed through contact with an uphill swing path and some lower half involvement. Really solid middle to pull side approach. 
Power: 84 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Occasional pop to the pull side with more projected as strength develops. 
Arm: LH. OF - 76 mph. Throws with longer arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Plays through the ball well with quick, active feet. Fields the ball out in front mostly to the middle of the body with quick transfers and a slight crow-hop into accurate throws. 
Run: 7.56 60-Yard Time.


Sawyer Wickstrom OF / RHP / Centennial , MD / 2024

Body: 5’10’’, 155 pounds. Athletic, wiry frame. 
Hit: Switch. Hits from a balanced, upright, square stance from both sides of the plate. Slight hand wiggle into a smooth back load and some hand separation. Slight leg kick load with hands direct to contact and a level swing path. Stays behind the ball well from and keeps his hands inside with some barrel control from both sides of the plate. Strong whole field line drive approach from the right side and a more pull side approach from the left.   
Power: 89mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Present pull side pop from both sides of the plate with more projected as he grows into his body. 
Arm: RH. OF - 82 mph. Throws with longer arm action from an over the top slot. 
Defense: Fields the ball with active feet from an athletic base mostly to the middle of the body. Keeps momentum towards the target well with a slight crow-hop and clean exchanges. 
Run: 7.24 60-Yard Time.

 

 

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