Future Games Team Mid-Atlantic Analysis Pt. 3

Jerry Shank
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The PBR Future Games took Place from August 1-4 at Grand Park Indiana, just north of Indianapolis. This premier event of the summer brought over 500 of the top uncommitted 2020 and 2021 grads across the PBR network to perform in front of 253 college and professional scouts from across the country. Today we begin to breakdown Team Mid-Atlantic with full player analysis.


Team Mid-Atlantic Player Analysis Part 3

Joshua Moylan 1B / 3B / Archbishop Spalding, MD / 2020

Imposing frame with room to add to it at 6-foot-4, 220-pounds. An athletic, power hitting first baseman who will provide a dangerous bat in the middle of a lineup. Hits from a slightly crouched and open athletic set up. Higher leg kick load to hitting position slightly closed. Hands are direct to the ball with long uphill finish wanting to elevate the baseball.  Good lower half with hip explosion. Shows nice balance and rhythm at the plate with a seemingly effortless swing. Generates pull side pop naturally now and should evolve to all fields. Exit velocity was 89 mph with a wooden bat.  Athletic around the bag at first. Clean hands and footwork, knows the position and plays it at a high level. A top bat in the region and one to follow down the road.






Lew Rice C / 3B / Collegiate , VA / 2020

Solid frame at 6-foot, 175-pounds. Ran a 7.07 60-yard dash. Hits from a slightly open set. Smooth load with leg kick to hitting position. Hands are direct to the ball with fast bat speed and level through contact. Gets some uphill in swing as well. Nice lower half involvement. Shows pop to the pull side, strongest when working the middle of the field. Nice rhythm at the plate. Exit velocity of 90 mph. Versatile defender. Catcher is primary and shows strong receiving skills behind the dish. Quiet receiver with clean exchange and release on pops. Velocity on throws was up to 73 mph with a lowest pop time at 2.08. Showed ability to comfortably play third base as well as corner outfield in game, could handle either as well. Made adjustments throughout the event and leveled a swing that had gotten too uphill in first two games and had his best at bats in game three of the event, showing his potential as an offensive presence.







Thomas Trinca OF / 1B / Centreville , VA / 2020

Athletic, projectable frame at 6-foot-1, 170-pounds. Ran a 6.85 60-yard dash. Hits from a wider, slightly open set up at the plate. Weight shift back to hitting position with slight arm bar. Level swing path at the plate with fast bat speed. Shows a nice ability to get barrel to the ball. Has some looseness in his hands and very good hand eye in game. Good balance at the plate and some rhythm. Exit velocity of 93 mph.  From the outfield has good feet and clean hands with a quick and whippy arm action from the outfield Throws showed carry on them up to 89 mph. A riser from the event, Trinca went 6-for-7 with two walks at the plate with his lone out being a 12-pitch at bat that ended in a scorched line-out to center. Trinca showed great in game balance at the plate and found barrel in numerous at bats. Showed plenty of hitterish tendencies








Andrew Ward LHP / OF / Fluvanna, VA / 2020

Durable frame with room to shape at 6-foot-2, 230-pounds. Compact controlled build up style delivery. Average leg kick while working down to out gliding downhill. Get some hip load with weight back and gets nice lower half involvement working down-hill and some backside drive. Has a longer arm action with slight pause after break. Whippy, fast arm speed throwing from a high three quarter. Fastball shows natural run to the pitch up to 88 mph. Breaking ball has depth on the pitch with a bigger 1/7 action. Good pitch that hitters struggled handling. Change up showed later dive on the pitch and looks to have potential as a solid third pitch. Did not throw in game, only in warm ups. Ward had one of the more impressive outings for Team Mid-Atlantic during the Future Games, controlling a Florida lineup for his two innings on the bump. One of the high risers of the event from the team.  






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