PBR Scout Day: Dry Pond Baseball - 2022 & 2023 Analysis


Matt Payne
North Carolina Director of Scouting

Organizational Scout Days allow teams from across North Carolina to showcase their players for PBR Scouts and the over 800 college coaches and universities that subscribe.  On Wednesday September 11th, Dry Pond took over 25 players from their organization through a full pro-style workout for Prep Baseball Report.

Position players went through a full workout, running a 60, working out at their defensive position, and going through a full offensive evaluation with an exit velocity testing station.  Pitchers threw a controlled bullpen, allowing PBR scouts to see the mechanical setup, arm speed, arm action, and stuff.  PBR scouts were able to document analytical statistics while also beginning to put together full player evaluations.  Each player will also have a video from the workout added to their PBR Profile in the coming weeks.

Below are the evaluations of the 2022 and 2023 player in the Dry Pond program.  Inside the evaluation is a look at their performance from the day.  A video from the workout can be seen in each player's PBR Profile.

 

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and statistical information from the PBR Scout Day with Dry Pond Baseball.

 

Dry Pond Scout Day - 2020 & 2021 PItchers

 

 

 

Logan Agosta C / SS / East Gaston, NC / 2022

 

5 foot 7, 115-pound frame with room for maturation ahead.  Hits from the right side with a balanced setup.  Simple load with a short stride and quiet hands. Some quickness to his hands with a gap to gap approach.  Barrel works slightly uphill at the front of the zone. Exit velocity recorded at 75 mph and should improve with added strength.  Fluid actions on the infield with average hands.  Funnels to the belt after catch with some accuracy to his throws to first base topping at 76 mph.  Pop times ranged from 2.05-2.16 with quick feet and a quick exchange across his chest.  Uses a short arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot with his arm topping at 73 mph to second base.  Receives with average hands with his knees close together with hip mobility.  Recorded a 7.60 in the 60.

 

 

Parker Agosta OF / SS / East Gaston, NC / 2022

 

5 foot 7, 115-pound frame with room for maturation ahead.  Balanced setup with some bat waggle from the right side of the plate.  Hands work down and back during his load with a short stride.  Gap to gap approach with some feel for his barrel.  Keeps his barrel through the ball out front.  Exit velocity recorded at 79 mph and should improve with added strength.  Plays through balls in the outfield with fluid feet and average hands.  Clean transfers with a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Accurate arm that topped at 79 mph.  Recorded a 7.55 in the 60.

 

 

Gavin Blackwood C / OF / Highland School of Technological , NC / 2023

 

6 foot, 160-pound frame with room to add strength.  Hits from the right side with a balanced setup.  Little to no stride during the load with quiet hands.  Looks to stay in the middle of the field.  Barrel works down to the ball with a high two hand finish.  Some stiffness in the hands cause the barrel to get out of the zone to quickly.  Exit velocity recorded at 78 mph and should improve with added strength.  Higher setup behind the plate with his feet gaining ground on his throws to second base.  Long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot with his arm topping at 66 mph.  Some feel for the second base bag with pop times ranging from 2.37-2.44.  Lower setup when receiving during bullpens with average hands.  Recorded a 7.39 in the 60. 

 

 

Garrett Brouwer C / RHP / Southlake Christian, NC / 2022

 

5 foot 10, 125-pound frame with room for maturation ahead.  Upright setup from the right side with his barrel starting in a vertical position.  Short stride during the load with his hands working slightly back.  Barrel works long to the ball at times with a slightly uphill path using a two-hand finish.  Exit velocity recorded at 70 mph and should improve with added strength.  Stands up out of his crouch, transferring above his back shoulder with a short arm action, throwing from an over the top slot. Arm topped at 66 mph to second base.  Pop times ranged from 2.50-2.54.  Loose hips creating a low target while receiving during bullpens.  Hand strength should come as the body matures.  Recorded an 8.32 in the 60.

 

 

Mikey Polito OF / 2B / Southlake Christian, NC / 2022

 

5 foot 6, 140-pound build.  Offensively he works from the right side.  Has some bat waggle during the setup, while sitting into his legs.  Sinks into his back leg during his load with his hands remaining around his back shoulder.  Barrel works short to the ball looking to stay in the middle of the field.  Level bat path with average bat speed.  Exit velocity recorded at 74 mph.  Plays through balls in the outfield with average hands.  Long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Accurate arm that topped at 65 mph.  Recorded a 7.77 in the 60.

 

 

Gavin Raab LHP / 1B / Mooresville , NC / 2022

 

6 foot 3, 170-pound frame with room to add strength.  Starts his delivery with a quick side-step with his hands working up near his face.  Hands stay high during his leg lift that works up to the bottom of his chest.  Sinks into his back leg as the hands break with his shoulders pointed up hill.  In line to the plate with a square toe landing.  Arm works down out of the glove before getting to a high ¾ release with some head lean to the third base side.  Filled the zone up with his fastball that worked at 71-73 mph.  Showed some feel for his curveball with 1/7 shape and gradual break at 59-62 mph. 
Hits from the left side using a narrow base with his barrel starting flat above his back shoulder.  Loads with a long stride and his barrel going to a more upright position.  Line drive approach with his barrel working short to the ball.  Some stiffness in the hands but shows feel for his barrel.  Exit velocity recorded at 74 mph.  Active feet around the bag at first base with relaxed hands.  Accurate arm that topped at 73 mph.  Recorded a 7.72 in the 60.

 

 

Landon Reeves SS / 2B / North Lincoln , NC / 2022

 

5 foot 9, 145-pound build.  Offensively he works from the right side with an athletic setup.  Uses a small leg kick during his load with his hands staying around his back shoulder.  Works mostly middle to his pull side.  Barrel can get in and out of the zone to quickly at times.  Exit velocity recorded at 76 mph and should improve as the body matures.  Solid actions on the infield playing with quick feet and relaxed hands.  Funnels to the belt after catch with clean transfers and feel for different arm slots.  Accurate arm across the diamond that topped at 80 mph.  Recorded a 7.93 in the 60.

 

 

Justin Smith SS / RHP / Southpoint , NC / 2022

 

5 foot 10, 145-pound frame with room to add strength.  Tall setup from the right side, starting with his bat resting on his back shoulder.  Knee to knee load with a long stride while his hands work back.  Barrel tips forward and back as he creates momentum into the ball.  Some quickness to his hands working mostly middle to his pull side.  Gets extension through the ball with average bat speed.  Exit velocity recorded at 84 mph.  Active feet on the dirt with average hands.  Funnels to the belt after catch with clean transfers.  Accurate arm across the diamond that topped at 74 mph.  Recorded a 7.31 in the 60.

 

 

Timothy Shafer OF / RHP / North Lincoln, NC / 2022

 

Lanky frame with room to fill out.  Balanced setup from the right side with his hands starting above his back shoulder.  Quick load with his weight and hands working slightly back using a short stride.  Hands stay close to his body during the swing working mostly middle to his pull side.  Exit velocity recorded at 76 mph.  Plays through balls in the outfield with average hands.  Clean transfers with a long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Accurate arm that topped at 75 mph.  Recorded a 7.33 in the 60.
Starts slanted on the rubber.  Quicker tempo to his delivery starting with a side-step, going into a tucked leg kick that works up to his chest.  Kicks down and out, working in line to the plate with a square toe landing.  Long arm swing, working to a high ¾ release.  Fastball ranged from 72-76 mph, topping at 77 mph.  Could see his fastball play up as he learns to accelerate his hand more through release.  Slider is tight with 11/5 action at 65-68 mph.  Gets a sweeping action at times with solid break.  Stayed around the zone with both pitches. 

 

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