Prep Baseball Report

Memphis Open: Infielder Reports

PBR Tennessee Staff

MEMPHIS, TN - The Memphis Open was held on Wednesday, June 28th at FedEx Park on the campus of the University of Memphis. This event was an open event that consisted of players from the 2024-2028 classes from Volunteer state. Players went through an extended pro-style workout that included batting practice using Trackman, ran the 60-yard dash using Swift Performance, and much more. Pitchers were able to get numbers and metrics on TrackMan. There were some players who showed up and continued to build off of prior performances, but there were also some new names who jumped onto our radar with a strong showing on Wednesday.

Continuing our post-event coverage for this event, we take a look back at all scouting reports from the Memphis Open. First, we start by taking a look at all infielders who attended the event.

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infielder reports

Brayden Bennett, Lewisburg (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 170-pounds. Compact frame with room for added muscle mass
Hit: RHH. Tall narrow stance, relaxed hands; small leg kick Not a lot of moving parts, slightly steep swing, wants to pull the ball. Hit lots of hard ground balls and sinking line drives 65.6 mph bat speed with 11 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 94 max exit velocity, averaged 78.5 mph. 265' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-74 mph. Throws form a low 3/4 arm slot. Makes his throws look easy, ball carries pretty good and stays true
Defense: Is patient on the ball, gloves works well, makes good glove decisions outside his body. Glove pats to time up the ball
ATH: 7.59 runner in the 60. 1.76 and 4.20 in the 10 and 30 yard splits. Fluid running actions and can work to develop a quicker get off to help his speed
 Vizual Edge: 58.88 Edge Score

Tyler Brown, Christian Brothers (TN), 2025
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-11, 185-pounds. Thick frame with muscle present, athletic body that could get taller.
Hit: RHH. Athletic square stance, high hands and back elbow; Small stride Flat swing; Not a lot of moving parts. Drops his hands, gap to gap hitter, backspins balls 62.2 mph bat speed with 17 Grams of rotational acceleration.
Power: 91 max exit velocity, averaged 80.4 mph. 330' max distance.
Arm: RH. C-77 mph. INF-77 mph. IF: Long arm action, throws from a high slot; Tendency to yank the ball C: Shorter arm action, kept throws in line with that bag
Defense: 2.12-2.18 pop times. IF:Gets his body in front of the ball, gets his feet moving towards his target. Glove pat C: Gains ground on throw downs, quick exchange. Keeps ball in front on blocks; Quick recover
ATH: 7.58 runner in the 60. 1.77 and 4.21 in the 10 and 30 yard splits.
Vizual Edge: 78.38 Edge Score

Jordan Gaskin, East Webster (MS), 2026
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 5-11, 199-pounds. Well built frame with sturdy lower half with present muscle size.
Delivery: Slower delivery, good actions. Lacks extension. Rotates around the front leg well.
Arm Action: LH. High over the top slot. Gets good backspin on the ball. Stays behind the ball well
FB: T75, 69-73 mph. FB has good carry to it. Will play up in the zone and play better than velo indicates. Show good command down in the zone as well T1843, 1567 average rpm.
CB: 65-67 mph. CB plays well with FB. Tunnels well. Big break and speed difference. Will freeze hitters T2197, 2044 average rpm.
CH: 67-68 mph. Very low spin rate on this pitch. Ball fades to the arm side. Locating to the armside will create major problems for RHH T1032, 1015 average rpm.
ATH: 8.28 runner in the 60. 1.78 and 4.44 in the 10 and 30 yard splits. High knees that is quicker than he looks

Eli Hinton, Kossuth (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-1, 187-pounds. Athletic frame with present muscle mass and ability to add more.
Hit: RHH. Wide base, starts with hands already loaded, puts foot up and down to time pitch Slightly steep swing. Hard contact to his pull side. Linedrives to middle and pullside 65.4 mph bat speed with 14 Ga€™s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 83.9 mph. 323' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-84 mph. Good arm strength, ball has carry; High 3/4 arm slot, can throw from multiple slots
Defense: Shows patience on the ball, soft hands; really works his body towards 1B.
ATH: 6.97 runner in the 60. 1.71 and 3.96 in the 10 and 30 yard splits.
Vizual Edge: 78.49 Edge Score

Landon Holmes, Hernando (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-2, 185-pounds. Tall with present muscle mass. Well built upper half.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open athletic base, starts with a flat barrel; Small stride Flat swing, can get his hands extended. Lots of hard contact to the gaps. Wants balls over the middle of the plate 67.8 mph bat speed with 10 Ga€™s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 86.8 mph. 357' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-81 mph. Shorter arm action, strong arm; Arm moves fast
Defense: Early glove presentation, glove pat; Showed the ability to work around the ball
ATH: 7.63 runner in the 60. 1.79 and 4.25 in the 10 and 30 yard splits.
Vizual Edge: 61.81 Edge Score

Jacob Matthews, Booneville (MS), 2026
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds. Strong lower half with room for added size and length.
Hit: RHH. Standard square set up, hands start by his ear, athletic small stride Simple swing, flat swing; Long swing wants to get extended out over the plate. Hits balls hard oppo and up the middle, trouble with balls in 65.3 mph bat speed with 9 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 91 max exit velocity, averaged 79.5 mph. 277' max distance.
Arm: RH. C-76 mph. INF-76 mph. INF: Long arm action, 3/4 arm slot. Good accurate throws at the ball, ball has some life to it C: Long arm action, 3/4 arm slot, ball carries well. Arm is quick
Defense: 2.10-2.21 pop times. Uses multiple glove pats to time up the baseball, works around the ball well. Keeps his legs under him to delivery a good throw C: Gains ground to delivery throw downs, good fundamental blocks
ATH: 7.42 runner in the 60. 1.74 and 4.14 in the 10 and 30 yard splits.
Vizual Edge: 79.65 Edge Score

Miller Shy, Starkville Academy (MS), 2026
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 5-9, 160-pounds. Athletic compact frame with some present muscle mass.
Hit: RHH. Athletic open stance, leg kick; High hands Flat swing, hands stay through the ball well; Hard contact up the middle and to the gaps 60.3 mph bat speed with 12 Ga€™s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 87 max exit velocity, averaged 79.4 mph. 294' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-72 mph. OF-75 mph. OF: Long arm action, ball has some carry to it, strong throws to the plate INF: Long arm action, ball carries well. Made good accurate throws to the chest of the 1B
Defense: OF: Attacks the ball, gains a lot of ground to shorten the throw. Works through the ball well on fly balls, quick exchange INF: Glove pats, mobile, showed patience on the ball, showed good hands
ATH: 7.26 runner in the 60. 1.81 and 4.14 in the 10 and 30 yard splits. Quick paced runner that syncs his arms with legs fluidly
Vizual Edge: 80.9 Edge Score

Brady Thomas, St. George's Independent (TN), 2028
Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 5-10, 205-pounds. Thicker body that may need to work on refining his athletic actions.
Hit: RHH. Crouched square stance; Big hand load, small stride Steep bat path, has some lunge in his swing. Wants to hit balls out front to the pullside. When he catches it outfront he hits it hard with loud contact 62.2 mph bat speed with 8 Ga€™s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 79 max exit velocity, averaged 64.0 mph. 234' max distance.
Arm: RH. C-63 mph. INF-63 mph. INF: Short arm action, makes good accurate throws. Arm is better than velo indicates C: Short arm action, high slot. Throws were around the bag.
Defense: 2.45-2.52 pop times. INF: Keeps the ball in front, early glove presentation. Is patient on the ball C: Gains ground on his throws, Sits high in his squat. Did a good job keeping ball around the plate on blocks
ATH: 9.38 runner in the 60. 2.02 and 5.00 in the 10 and 30 yard splits.
Vizual Edge: 64.8 Edge Score

Brett Whitten, NorthPoint Christian (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 230-pounds. Present muscle mass on his frame with room for added athleticism.
Hit: RHH. Square athletic stance, hands by his ear; Small stride, bigger gather on his backside to load Steep quick swing. Lots of hard contact middle of the field, linedrives to gaps. 74.8 mph bat speed with 25 Ga€™s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 95 max exit velocity, averaged 81.7 mph. 368' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-70 mph. Short arm action, arm moves fast. Throws form a slot high slot. Throws were around the bag
Defense: Athletic mover, hands work well. Gets his feet moving to time the ball up. Plays fast
ATH: 7.61 runner in the 60. 1.70 and 4.17 in the 10 and 30 yard splits.
Vizual Edge: 86.89 Edge Score

Houston Williams, Canton Academy (MS), 2026
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 5-8, 165-pounds. Athletic kid with room for added muscle size
Hit: RHH. Athletic square stance, flat barrel resting on his shoulder; Small stride Very rotational swing, flat swing sometimes is uphill; quick hands, has the tendency to pull off 63.1 mph bat speed with 11 Ga€™s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 87 max exit velocity, averaged 73.3 mph. 297' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-73 mph. Longer arm action, all his throws made it in the air; 3/4 arms lot, back spins the ball
Defense: Straight forward approach to the ball, moves laterally well; Quick exchange
ATH: 7.28 runner in the 60. 1.68 and 4.01 in the 10 and 30 yard splits.
Vizual Edge: 61.61 Edge Score

Callan Willis, Crockett County (TN), 2026
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Well built frame with present size and room to add.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open wide stance, small leg kick Steep swing, hits balla middle away well; Has trouble gets his hands to the inside pitch. Low line drives to RF 64.6 mph bat speed with 8 Ga€™s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 76.0 mph. 259' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-75 mph. OF-80 mph. OF: Shorter arm action, high slot; Keeps throws cuttable INF: Shorter arm action, 3/4 arm slot; Made every throw in the air
Defense: Good footwork, good feel for approaching the ball and speed of the game; Worked through fly balls well INF: Glove pats, funnels ball to chest; mobile, gloves works well
ATH: 7.35 runner in the 60. 1.74 and 4.11 in the 10 and 30 yard splits.
Vizual Edge: 71.23 Edge Score


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