Diamondskills Summer All American Camp: Outfield Analysis


Jason Burton & Jerry Shank
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The Diamondskills Summer All-American Camp was held on July 16-17 2019 at St. John's College. Over 50 players from around the region performed in front of over 30 colleges and the PBR Scouting Staff.

Statistics

Catcher
Middle Infield
Corner Infield

Today we continue our player evaluations from the event and break down the outfielders that were in attendance.

Top Performers

Anthony Farmakides OF McLean 2020
Farmakides has a strong athletic frame and flashed some of his athleticism to start the day with a 6.85 60 time. Hits with an open athletic stance from the right side, small stride landing back on line, and loads into back leg and hip before firing forward. Hands are quiet in the load and get into a strong hitting position at foot strike. Level path with a slightly uphill finish and worked gap to gap with some power in his BP rounds. Exit velocity was 87 mph. Active feet through the catch in the outfield, exchanged to a loose full arm circle, and throws from a higher three-quarter arm slot at 80 mph.

Corey Hatcher OF St. John’s College 2022
Athletic frame at 5-foot-7, 140-pounds. Ran an easy 6.88 60 that should continue to improve. Hits from the right side with an athletic square stance and finishes on line after a direct pick up and put down to stride. Hands have small load up and back, are short and direct to the ball, and stay showed ability to pull hands inside. Flashed some developing pop to the pull side, but mainly stayed with a gap to gap line drive approach. Defensively, Hatcher was under control on approach, solid glove presentation, centered exchange, and throws from a high three-quarter arm slot at 77 mph. Throws were pretty consistently in line and around the base.

David (DM) Jefferson OF St. John’s College 2021
Strong athletic frame at 5-foot-11, 190-pounds. Posted a 6.60 60 time. Athletic slightly open stance from the right side, toe tap to stride landing on line, and hands are back in a strong hitting position at stride. Barrel gets on plane early, speed and strength getting through the zone, and gets solid extension on contact. Pull side tendency, but has shown ability to hit with power to all fields. In the outfield Jefferson is under control on approach, steps through with a slight crow hop, and has a fluid longer arm action. Throws from a high three-quarter arm slot at 81 mph. Strong physical player that should continue to develop an already elite skill set.

Best of the Rest (In Alphabetical Order)

Cameron Kennedy OF St. John’s College 2022
Thin athletic frame at 5-foot-7, 145-pounds. Hits from the right side with an open athletic stance, hands show some rhythm in the load, and foot lands on line after a small toe tap stride. Hands are short to the ball, level bat path, and swing has pull side tendency. Exit velocity was 75 mph. From the outfield Kennedy had short quick steps on approach, glove presented out front, and had a clean exchange to a longer arm action. Threw from a three-quarter arm slot at 71 mph from the outfield. Infield velocity was 63 mph across.

Theo Pollack OF St. John’s College 2021
Projectable athletic frame at 5-foot-11, 150-pounds. Slightly upright open stance hitting from the right side. Direct stride in and lands slightly closed with a more narrow base. Hands are short to the ball and showed some quickness through the zone working gap to gap with some line drive tendency. Exit velocity was 78 mph. Ran a 7.47 60. 

Nick Ryan RHP/OF St. John’s College 2022
Thin athletic frame at 5-foot-9, 140-pounds. Wider upright stance from the right side that starts slightly open. Small stride landing on line, hands load back to a slight arm bar, and had a level path through the zone. Barrel was quick in and out of the zone and showed some pull side tendency. In the outfield Ryan worked through the ball, showed solid glove presentation, and had a longer arm swing into a low three-quarter arm slot. Outfield velocity was 75 mph. 60 time was 7.84. 

Earl Skrine OF St. John’s College 2021
Projectable athletic frame standing 5-foot-10, 160-pounds. Skrine hits from the right side with a slightly wider athletic base and a small pick up and stride landing slightly open. Hands have some rhythm in the load, barrel gets on plane early, and a slightly uphill path with some strength and quickness through the zone. Swing worked gap to gap with some line drive tendency and an exit velocity of 79 mph. Active feet on approach, worked through the ball well, and showed solid glove presentation to catch. Full arm circle, three-quarter arm slot, and throws were low and on line at 81 mph from the outfield.

Griffin Smallwood OF/LHP St. John’s College 2021
Solid athletic frame at 6-foot, 175-pounds. At the plate hits from an athletic on line stance, uses a simple toe tap stride landing on line, and hands load back to a strong hitting position. Short to the ball, hand speed getting through, and a slightly uphill path with extension through the ball. Used the whole field and showed some gap to gap power potential. Exit velocity was 80 mph. Defensively gets behind and works through the ball, solid glove presentation, and steps through to throw. Shortened arm action and throws from a three-quarter arm slot at 72 mph from the outfield. 60 time was 7.41.

Alexander Wojie RHP/OF St. John’s College 2020
Athletic frame at 6-foot, 170-pounds. Direct stride landing on line, hands make minimal load, and hands are short and quick to the ball. Level path at the plate and used the whole field during his rounds. Exit velocity was 82 mph. Short choppy steps on approach in the outfield, solid glove presentation, and a clean exchange to throw. Full arm circle and throws from a three-quarter arm slot at 85 mph displaying plenty of arm strength. 60 time was 7.22.

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