'Incredible Experience' For New England Trio At Super 60


Bruce Hefflinger and Dylan Hefflinger
PBR New England Senior Writer and Editor in Chief/NW Scout

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‘Incredible Experience’ For New England Trio At Super 60

MCCOOK, Ill. - “Super fun.” “Incredible experience.” “Great event.”

That is how Zach Johnston, Ben Brutti and Ryan Daniels assessed the Super 60 that each had the opportunity to attend.

The highly-regarded seniors from New England did their part in turning heads while trying to get attention from the approximately 100 pro scouts in attendance.

Shooter Hunt, vice president of scouting for PBR, certainly took notice.

“Zach Johnston was one of my favorite arms,” Hunt explained. “While the velocity was not as high as some of his peers, he demonstrated a clear starters' profile with a loose arm and feel for three pitches. “A re-class up a year, his value is likely higher than many others, and it was easy to dream on him making significant jumps in coming years.

“Brutti was an eye-opening act,” Hunt continued. “He pounded the zone with three pitches from a vicious low 3/4 slot. Up to 96 mile per hour late, he provided what is likely an uncomfortable at-bat, especially given the ability to land a sweeping slider and power changeup. The frame still shows signs of future development, and there is the chance he continues as a starter moving forward.”

Daniels also shined in the eyes of Hunt.

“Ryan Daniels is going to flat out hit,” Hunt noted. “He looked even more fluid from the left side than in my summer look, which was also outstanding. His 6.6 60-yard dash time was a surprise for me, and only helps boost the idea of his athleticism and future potential.”

The top-ranked 2022 shortstop in New England and a Connecticut commit, Daniels was pleased with how the day went.

“I thought the Super 60 was a great event, drawing a lot of attention due to the high-level players that attend” related the St. Paul Catholic (Ct) High School senior, who had an exit velo of 97 and infield velo of 86. “I really liked the set up and the rotation of things. There wasn’t much standing around at the event and it had great flow to it.

“The highlights for me were being able to show my skills on the 60, in BP, and fielding. Another highlight was getting to catch up with some buddies that I played with all summer at Area Code and East Coast Pro.”

Brutti, a South Florida commit, was honored to be part of the 20th annual event.

“The Super 60 was an incredible experience,” the South Kingstown (R.I.) High school senior said. “It was an amazing atmosphere being surrounded by the top players in the country and so many scouts. There was so much energy! It was great meeting new people and catching up with teammates from this past summer that live in other states.

“The event was great from the moment we checked in until the end, but the highlight for me was the opportunity to pitch in front of 100 scouts.”

Johnston, a Wake Forest commit and a senior at Greely High School in Maine, had high praise for the showcase.

“The Super 60 event was great and a super fun and good experience,” the 42nd-rated 2022 left-handed pitcher in the nation said. “The highlight for me was meeting people from all around the country and getting the opportunity to meet people that could have an impact on my future.”

It was also a learning experience for each.

“I think my nerves really got to me, so one thing I will take from this is making sure my nerves don’t get the best of me and sticking to who I am,” pointed out Johnston, a 6-5 185-pounder. “Performing in front of scouts was great and nerve-racking, which I think is good for trying to get out of your comfort zone. It was just a great experience.”

Brutti, a 6-3 200-pounder with a repertoire of sinker, slider and changeup, loved every part of it.

“Pitching in that environment I learned to enjoy the moment, focus on my catcher and execute each pitch to the best of my ability,” the fifth-ranked 2022 RHP in New England said. “I worked really hard this offseason in the gym and with improving my pitching mechanics, and was so excited to have the opportunity to put that all together and pitch in front of so many scouts. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had. Thank you PBR for such a great experience!”

Daniels, the 70th-rated senior shortstop in the nation, enjoyed showing his all-around game.

“From my performance I tried to show my speed and my hitting and what it can be in the future,” the 6-0 190-pounder explained. “I was aggressive and smooth in the field and I look forward to translating my ‘tools’ to the field this spring.

“It was awesome playing in front of all of the scouts,” Daniels added. “It was great to see them come out to watch all of us. It’s a bit nerve-racking at first, but you settle down. I’ve done it before on the big stages like Area Code, and it’s really an honor to get the chance to play in front of MLB scouts.”

It is also enjoyable to have the chance to touch base with them, even if for just a short time.

“I caught up with some of the scouts from my area and that I have known for a good amount of time now,” Daniels said. “It is always great to hear what they’ve been up to and their plans to watch you and follow up in the future.”

Brutti was happy to have scouts take notice.

“Since the event I’ve had a good amount of teams reach out,” Brutti related. “It has been very exciting.”

Johnston feels the same way.

“Getting the chance to talk to some scouts was great because they gave some great advice on what to work on and what they look for in players,” Johnston said. “Overall, I thought the event was great and a super fun way to start my senior season.”

As Daniels said, “Great players, great atmosphere, great experience.”

Who Attended?

Name Position Class High School
Commitment
Ben Brutti
RHP 2022 South Kingstown
South Florida
Ryan Daniels SS
2022
St. Paul Catholic
Connecticut
Zachary Johnston LHP
2022 Greely
Wake Forest

A Closer Look At The Prospect

Ben Brutti

 

Ben Brutti

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: South Kingstown
    State: RI
  • Summer Team: NEB Rays
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
91
Max FB
(09/17/21)
89 - 90
FB
(07/28/20)
73 - 76
CB
(07/15/21)
83 - 84
CH
(02/06/22)
81 - 82
SL
(02/06/22)
Pitching
CH
83 - 84
SL
81 - 82
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
88 - 90
CH
77 - 78
SL
77 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
85 - 90
CB
73 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
89 - 90
SL
78 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
83 - 84
CB
73 - 74
CH
78 - 79
Position
8.40
60-yard
79
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo
Trackman - Fastball
94.1
Velocity (max)
(02/06/22)
91.6 - 93.9
Velo Range
(02/06/22)
90.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/06/22)
2303
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/20)
2143
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/06/22)
15.5
IVB (max)
(07/28/20)
11.1
IVB (avg)
(07/28/20)
19.6
HM (max)
(02/06/22)
17.2
HM (avg)
(02/06/22)
6.3
Extension (avg)
(07/28/20)
5.1
Release Ht (avg)
(07/28/20)
26
Spin Score (max)
(07/28/20)
47
Zone %
(07/28/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
94.1
Velo Range
91.6 - 93.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
90.5
Spin Rate (max)
2237
Spin Rate (avg)
2143
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
90.1
Velo Range
87.2 - 89.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
87.9
Spin Rate (max)
2303
Spin Rate (avg)
2139
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
81.8
Velocity (max)
(02/06/22)
80.7 - 81.8
Velo Range
(02/06/22)
78.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/06/22)
2416
Spin Rate (max)
(02/06/22)
2373
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/06/22)
-2.7
IVB (max)
(02/06/22)
1.1
IVB (avg)
(07/28/20)
-18.5
HM (max)
(02/06/22)
-12.6
HM (avg)
(02/06/22)
5.8
Extension (avg)
(07/28/20)
5.1
Release Ht (avg)
(07/28/20)
30
Spin Score (max)
(02/06/22)
44
Zone %
(07/28/20)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
81.8
Velo Range
80.7 - 81.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
78.2
Spin Rate (max)
2416
Spin Rate (avg)
2373
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
80.2
Velo Range
76.4 - 79.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
76.7
Spin Rate (max)
2002
Spin Rate (avg)
1868
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
84.2
Velocity (max)
(02/06/22)
82.6 - 84.1
Velo Range
(02/06/22)
83.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/20)
1522
Spin Rate (max)
(02/06/22)
1488
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/28/20)
8.8
IVB (max)
(02/06/22)
3.8
IVB (avg)
(02/06/22)
17.9
HM (max)
(02/06/22)
16.9
HM (avg)
(02/06/22)
6.4
Extension (avg)
(07/28/20)
5.4
Release Ht (avg)
(07/28/20)
18
Spin Score (max)
(02/06/22)
100
Zone %
(07/28/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
84.2
Velo Range
82.6 - 84.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
81
Spin Rate (max)
1522
Spin Rate (avg)
1486
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
83.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.4
Spin Rate (max)
1488
Spin Rate (avg)
1488
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Sinker
94.1
Velocity (max)
(02/06/22)
91.6 - 93.9
Velo Range
(02/06/22)
90.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/06/22)
2237
Spin Rate (max)
(02/06/22)
2142
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/06/22)
-0.5
IVB (max)
(02/06/22)
2.9
IVB (avg)
(02/06/22)
19.6
HM (max)
(02/06/22)
17.2
HM (avg)
(02/06/22)
5.3
Extension (avg)
(02/06/22)
4.9
Release Ht (avg)
(02/06/22)
23
Spin Score (max)
(02/06/22)
44
Zone %
(02/06/22)
Trackman - Sinker
Velocity (max)
94.1
Velo Range
91.6 - 93.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
90.5
Spin Rate (max)
2237
Spin Rate (avg)
2142
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
93
Hop+
(02/06/22)
46
Rise+
(02/06/22)
135
Sink+
(02/06/22)
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Slider
84
Hammer+
(02/06/22)
116
Sweep+
(02/06/22)
Pitch Scores - Slider
Hammer+
Sweep+

Swift

Swift
1.46
RSi (max)
(02/06/22)
0.67
RSi (avg)
(02/06/22)
1892
Jump Power (max)
(02/06/22)
29.1
Jump Height (max)
(02/06/22)
29.1
Jump Height (avg)
(02/06/22)
Swift
RSi (max)
1.46
RSi (avg)
0.67
Jump Power (max)
1892
Jump Height (max)
29.1
Jump Height (avg)
29.1

Super 60 Performance



Ryan Daniels


Ryan Daniels

Class of 2022 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: St. Paul Catholic High School
    State: CT
  • Summer Team: Ct Clubhouse
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
6.64
60-yard
(02/06/22)
86
INF Velo
(02/06/22)
97
Exit Velo
(02/06/22)
Position
60-yard
6.64
INF Velo
86
Exit Velo
97
Position
60-yard
6.99
INF Velo
85
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
6.72
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
95
Position
60-yard
7.15
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo
83
Trackman - Hitting
97.3
Exit Velocity (max)
(02/06/22)
89.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/12/22)
282
Distance (avg)
(02/06/22)
378
Distance (max)
(02/16/21)
64
Hard Hit %
(02/16/21)
80
Sweet Spot %
(02/06/22)
50
Line Drive %
(02/16/21)
57.1
Fly Ball %
(07/28/20)
36
Ground Ball %
(02/12/22)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
97.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
89.8
Distance (avg)
205
Distance (max)
355
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
97.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
87.8
Distance (avg)
282
Distance (max)
336
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
95.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
89.6
Distance (avg)
248
Distance (max)
378
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
87.3
Distance (avg)
267
Distance (max)
356
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
25.7
Hand Speed (max)
(02/16/21)
23.7
Hand Speed (avg)
(02/16/21)
79.3
Bat Speed (max)
(02/16/21)
73.7
Bat Speed (avg)
(02/06/22)
16.1
Rot. Acc (max)
(02/12/22)
12.1
Rot. Acc (avg)
(02/12/22)
74
On Plane Eff (avg)
(02/12/22)
81
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(02/06/22)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.3
Hand Speed (avg)
21.3
Bat Speed (max)
68.5
Bat Speed (avg)
66.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.2
Hand Speed (avg)
22.5
Bat Speed (max)
76
Bat Speed (avg)
73.7
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
25.7
Hand Speed (avg)
23.7
Bat Speed (max)
79.3
Bat Speed (avg)
72.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
75.27
Edge Score
(02/06/22)
Visual Skills
Edge Score
75.27

Swift

Swift
1.76
10-yd
(02/06/22)
3.87
30-yd
(02/06/22)
6.74
60-yd
(02/06/22)
21.4
Run speed (max)
(02/06/22)
8.9
Run Speed (avg)
(02/06/22)
2.35
RSi (max)
(02/06/22)
1.10
RSi (avg)
(02/06/22)
2003
Jump Power (max)
(02/06/22)
31.5
Jump Height (max)
(02/06/22)
30.5
Jump Height (avg)
(02/06/22)
Swift
10-yd
1.76
30-yd
3.87
60-yd
6.74
Run speed (max)
21.4
Run Speed (avg)
8.9
RSi (max)
2.35
RSi (avg)
1.1
Jump Power (max)
2003
Jump Height (max)
31.5
Jump Height (avg)
30.5

Super 60 Performance



Zachary Johnston

 

Zachary Johnston

Class of 2022 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: LHP
  • High School: Greely
    State: ME
  • Summer Team: Maine lightning
  • Height: 6-5
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(02/06/22)
87 - 88
FB
(02/06/22)
80 - 81
CH
(02/06/22)
74 - 76
SL
(02/06/22)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
87 - 88
CH
80 - 81
SL
74 - 76
Trackman - Fastball
88.5
Velocity (max)
(02/06/22)
87.1 - 88.2
Velo Range
(02/06/22)
85.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/06/22)
2422
Spin Rate (max)
(02/06/22)
2333
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/06/22)
18.6
IVB (max)
(02/06/22)
16.9
IVB (avg)
(02/06/22)
-14.2
HM (max)
(02/06/22)
-11.2
HM (avg)
(02/06/22)
5.4
Extension (avg)
(02/06/22)
5.2
Release Ht (avg)
(02/06/22)
28
Spin Score (max)
(02/06/22)
11
Zone %
(02/06/22)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.5
Velo Range
87.1 - 88.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
85.6
Spin Rate (max)
2422
Spin Rate (avg)
2333
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
76.2
Velocity (max)
(02/06/22)
74.2 - 75.7
Velo Range
(02/06/22)
72.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/06/22)
2269
Spin Rate (max)
(02/06/22)
2221
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/06/22)
-0.4
IVB (max)
(02/06/22)
2.4
IVB (avg)
(02/06/22)
12.8
HM (max)
(02/06/22)
7.8
HM (avg)
(02/06/22)
4.9
Extension (avg)
(02/06/22)
5.3
Release Ht (avg)
(02/06/22)
31
Spin Score (max)
(02/06/22)
43
Zone %
(02/06/22)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
76.2
Velo Range
74.2 - 75.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.8
Spin Rate (max)
2269
Spin Rate (avg)
2221
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
81.1
Velocity (max)
(02/06/22)
79.7 - 80.6
Velo Range
(02/06/22)
78.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/06/22)
1913
Spin Rate (max)
(02/06/22)
1766
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/06/22)
17.4
IVB (max)
(02/06/22)
11.7
IVB (avg)
(02/06/22)
-16.9
HM (max)
(02/06/22)
-15.0
HM (avg)
(02/06/22)
5.7
Extension (avg)
(02/06/22)
4.9
Release Ht (avg)
(02/06/22)
24
Spin Score (max)
(02/06/22)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
81.1
Velo Range
79.7 - 80.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
78.8
Spin Rate (max)
1913
Spin Rate (avg)
1766
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
98
Hop+
(02/06/22)
75
Rise+
(02/06/22)
75
Sink+
(02/06/22)
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Slider
69
Hammer+
(02/06/22)
88
Sweep+
(02/06/22)
Pitch Scores - Slider
Hammer+
Sweep+

Swift

Swift
2.18
RSi (max)
(02/06/22)
0.92
RSi (avg)
(02/06/22)
1803
Jump Power (max)
(02/06/22)
29.6
Jump Height (max)
(02/06/22)
29.1
Jump Height (avg)
(02/06/22)
Swift
RSi (max)
2.18
RSi (avg)
0.92
Jump Power (max)
1803
Jump Height (max)
29.6
Jump Height (avg)
29.1

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