PBR MN Winter Open- Mankato: Outfielder Evaluations


Andy Judkins
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

The PBR MN Winter Open- Mankato event took place on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The event was held at the new Maverick All-Sports Dome in Mankato, MN. The event featured prospects from the 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 grad classes; and included many breakout performances from this year's participants. Players showcased their talents in front of our scouting staff and college coaches in attendance. 

There were a number of great individual performances this year at the PBR MN Winter Open- Mankato event.

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Below we have listed the evaluations for players in attendance by position.


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OUTFIELDER EVALUATIONS

Ryan Bell, Northfield, 2021
Position Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 150lbs
Defense: Average feet with slow first step.  Glove is stiff to field.
Arm: RH, 79 mph arm strength with sinking carry and average accuracy
Hit: RHH, Balanced stance with toe tap trigger.  Longer swing to contact with arm bar.  Middle approach with ground to fly ball contact.  Inconsistent barrel.
Power: 74 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.62 – 60 

Wesley Brand, East Ridge, 2020
Position Profile:
LHP/OF
Body: 5-10, 180lbs
Defense: Average feet and glove. Makes routine play.
Arm: LH, 86 mph arm strength with good carry and accuracy.
Hit: RHH, Body load and toe tap.  Bigger swing.  Middle approach with ground ball and line drive contact.  Flashes strength in barrel.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.40 - 60

Luke Casanova, Eagan, 2020
Position Profile:
OF
Body: 6-0, 185lbs.  Present strength
Defense: Longer feet.  Stiff glove and flips out to field.
Arm: Rh, 76 mph arm strength with average accuracy and fade carry
Hit: RHH, Crouched stance with leg lift.  Small shoulder load.  Mid/pull approach with ground ball and line drive contact.  Average barrel contact.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.25 - 60 

Jake Eben, Marshall, 2022
Position Profile:
OF
Body: 5-10, 160lbs
Defense: Glove is stiff.  Feet arm long to field and through release.
Arm: RH, 72 mph arm strength with fade carry and below average accuracy
Hit: RHH, Upright and open.  Hitch in load.  Swing plane works down to contact.  Stiff with short finish.  Middle approach with inconsistent barrel.
Power: 66 mph exit velocity
Run: 8.33 - 60 

Klayton Hawkins, Wabasha-Kellogg, 2021
Position Profile:
OF
Body: 5-9, 160lbs
Defense: Active feet and long to release.  Average glove to field.
Arm: RH, 81 mph arm strength with average carry and accuracy
Hit: LHH, Open and upright.  Leg lift and hands drop to load.  Sits on backside through swing.  Barrel comes around contact.  Ground ball to fly ball contact.  Pull approach with inconsistent barrel.
Power: 83 mph arm strength
Run: 6.69 - 60 

Hayden Mileski, Lakeville South, 2022
Position Profile:
OF/IF
Body: 5-10, 190lbs.  Present strength
Defense: Average feet and glove in OF.  Average feet with good glove in IF
Arm: RH, OF- 81 mph arm strength, average carry and inconsistent accuracy.  IF- 79 mph arm strength
Hit: LHH, Shoulder width and high handset.  Hand load back and stride.  Swing works down to contact with slight stiffness.  Mid/oppo approach with mainly fly ball contact.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.00 - 60 

Michael Murray, Centennial, 2022 
Position Profile:
OF/3B
Body: 6-0, 211lbs
Defense: Inconsistent feet and glove in OF.  Sits back to field with stiff glove in IF.
Arm: RH, OF- 76 mph arm strength average accuracy and fade carry. IF- 70 mph arm strength
Hit: RHH, Shoulder with slightly open stance.  Inside out swing plane with short finish.  Mid/opp with line drive and fly ball contact.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.53 - 60

Connor Nuebeck, Marshall, 2022 
Position Profile:
OF
Body: 6-2, 180lbs.  Projectable.
Defense: Average feet to field and long through release.  Glove can be stiff, makes routine play
Arm: LH, 69 mph arm strength with fade carry and average accuracy. Some push to release.
Hit: LHH, Weight started slightly back.  Hitch in load.  Easy swing.  Middle approach with ground ball and line drive contact.  Average barrel contact.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.50 – 60

Keegan O’Brien, Blue Earth, 2021 
Position Profile:
OF/RHP
Body: 5-10, 150lbs
Defense: Active feet and work through throw.  Average glove and makes routine play.
Arm: RH, 76 mph arm strength with average carry and accuracy.
Hit: RHH, Open stance with high handset.  Knee to knee trigger.  Hands drop and barrel flattens out.  Ground ball and line drive contact with mid/pull approach.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.40 - 60

Beau Rabey, Prior Lake, 2021 
Position Profile:
OF/IF
Body: 5-9, 160lbs
Defense: OF- Attacks ball and fields through.  IF- Good glove and feet.  Moves well to field.
Arm: RH, 82 mph arm strength with good carry and accuracy.  76 mph arm strength with good carry and accuracy.  Short arm action
Hit: RHH, Slightly open relaxed stance.  Swing can get long.  Middle approach with line drive and fly ball contact.  Average barrel contact.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.47 - 60

Luke Shepard, New Prague, 2022 
Position Profile:
OF
Body: 6-0, 155lbs
Defense: Sits back and fields to middle of body.  Glove is stiff
Arm: RH, 75 mph arm strength with fade carry and average accuracy. Long arm action
Hit: RHH, Balanced stance, hand load back.  Arm bar at times.  Swing plane is down to contact.  Middle approach with ground ball and line drive contact.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.27 - 60

Eddie Sirek, New Prague, 2022
Position Profile:
OF
Body: 5-8, 155lbs
Defense: Average feet with clean glove.  Makes routine play.
Arm: LH, 75 mph arm strength with average carry and accuracy.
Hit: LHH, Open with wide base.  Shoulder load.  Flat swing plane and collapse to back side.  Line drive and fly ball contact.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity
Run: 6.96 - 60

Jacob Slipka, Centennial, 2022 
Position Profile
: LHP/OF
Body: 5-10, 165lbs
Defense: Average glove and feet can be long through release
Arm: LH, 80 mph arm strength.  Above average carry and average accuracy. Some sling to arm action
Hit: LHH, Upright and open.  Dives into plate.  Slight push to barrel.  Mid/oppo approach with line drive contact.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.21 - 60

Brett Stuessel, Sparta, (WI), 2021 
Position Profile:
OF
Body: 6-0, 180lbs Lean frame
Defense: Average feet to field and long through release.  Average glove to field.
Arm: LH, 82 mph arm strength with average carry and inconsistent accuracy.  Shorter arm action.
Hit: LHH, Balanced stance.  Leg lift trigger in stride.  Flatter swing plane with short finish. Mid/pull approach with ground ball and line drive contact.  Average barrel contact.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.34 - 60

Blace Tomberlin, Greenway, 2020 
Position Profile:
OF
Body: 6-0, 175lbs. Athletic build
Defense: Aggressive to field.  Glove is stiff.
Arm: RH, 76 mph arm strength with fade carry.  Long arm action with push to release
Hit: S, LHH- Balanced with small stride.  Flat swing plane with short finish.  Mid/opp with GB contact. RHH- Similar to left side.  Middle approach with weaker ground ball contact.
Power: 73 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.08 - 60

Lucas Vesey, Jackson County Central, 2022 
Position Profile:
OF
Body: 5-9, 155lbs
Defense: Aggressive to field.  Overall raw mechanically.
Arm: RH, 65 mph arm strength with fade carry and average accuracy. Stiffness in arm action
Hit: RHH, Balanced stance.  Longer load.  Inconsistent barrel and contact
Power: 69 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.47 - 60

Dahltyn Virnig, Eastview, 2022 
Position Profile:
OF/SS
Body: 5-9, 165lbs
Defense: Active feet.  Glove is stiff and comes out late to field in OF. Works around to field.  Stays low with high glove to funnel.
Arm: RH, 80 mph arm strength fade carry and average accuracy from OF. 69 mph arm strength with below average carry and good accuracy
Hit: RHH, Open with high handset.  Leg lift and hand load.  Slight arm bar.  Aggressive swing.  Middle approach with ground ball and line drive contact.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity
Run: 7.58 -60