PBR Evaluation & Measurables Showcase Analysis: Class of 2020

By Greg Williams
Pennsylvania / West Virginia Director of Scouting

The fall/winter schedule of PBR events made the move indoors on October 8th with the PBR Evaluation and Measurables Showcase beginning a series of seven events that will be held over the next five months at Keystone State Baseball Academy in Manheim. Today we begin our analysis of the prospects from three states that participated by looking at the Class of 2020.

FINAL MEASURABLES for all prospects in attendance

Class of 2020

Cole Rupp, SS/2B, Coatesville Area
Cole Rupp5-foot-9, 150-pound right-handed hitter starts from an open stance and utilizes a toe-tap stride to initiate his swing. Demonstrated quick hands and a strong lower half with the ability to stay behind the baseball. Displayed a solid feel for the barrel and a bat exit velocity of 80 mph. Rupp ran a 7.01 60-yard dash and showcased confidence in his glove hand while playing through the baseball routinely. Showed athletic actions in making the slow roller play and accurate 75 mph arm strength across the diamond.

Matt Turner, C/1B, Downingtown West
Matt TurnerSolidly built 5-foot-10, 185-pound right-handed hitter starts from a slightly open stance with a high hands load. Utilizes a leg lift stride with some drift to the baseball that inhibits his ability to turn on the inner half of the strike zone at times. Displayed solid barrel whip, 82 mph bat exit velocity, and solid gap-to-gap feel for the barrel. Ran a 7.64 60-yard dash and flashed 70 mph arm strength out of the crouch with pop times of 2.25-2.31. Above average defensive skill set for a player his age and projectable frame makes Turner a catcher to follow in this class.