Impact Spotlight: Three 2019 MIF with Quick Twitch

Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

The Impact Spotlight continues to highlight uncommitted players that may make an impact at the next level.  Each player spotlighted has attended a PBR event, securing a full PBR profile with an evaluation, statistics, and a video.  Players attending PBR events are able to connect with over 800+ college coaches and pro scouts that subscribe to PBR.  Inside the Impact Spotlight, each player will have evaluations and video available.

This week we continue our look around the infield with three uncommitted shortstops.  Grayson Preslar (Anson HS, 2019), Greyson LaSpaluto (Apex Friendship HS, 2019), and Kenshawn Dixon (North Lenoir HS, 2019) have each run a sub 7.00 sixty for Prep Baseball Report while flashing an ability to catch the baseball.  Each is ranked inside the Top 105 in the most recent update to the 2019 NC Rankings. 

Preslar stands 5-foot-11, 175 pounds.  Attending his first PBR event in August of 2016, the switch hitter flashed an ability to find the barrel while turning in a 6.91 sixty.  The quickness plays on the infield where there is good rhythm between the feet and hands, allowing the ball to funnel easily to a transition and high-3/4 slot.  Offensively, there is good rhythm from both sides where the top exit velocity came from the left side at 85 mph off the barrel. 

LaSpaluto still has a lot of maturation left in his 5-foot-9, 150 pound frame.  Quickness is evident as he ran a 6.97 sixty on the laser timer at the PBR Top Underclass Games in August of 2017.  The quickness does transition to the field.   Clean and active with his feet, allowing the hands to work with softness, funneling the ball to the midsection consistently.  The arm does have some carry already and should continue to improve as he continues to get stronger.  From the right side of the plate, LaSpaluto has bat speed and should see continued improvement as the ball jumps off the barrel with an increased strength level. 

Dixon is an electric athlete built inside a 5-foot-6, 145 pound frame.  In every aspect of his day at the PBR Top Underclass Games, there was evidence of quick twitch and speed.  The sixty came in at 6.87 on the laser timer.  From the left side the bat has quickness through the zone.  Defensively, there is range and a good first step that should allow the arm time to continue to develop.

Below is a comprehensive look at each player with their evaluations, stats, and a video from a PBR workout.

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