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Knoxville Rising Stars ID: Pitcher Reports

Hunter Martin
TN Scouting Director


KNOXVILLE, TN - The Prep Baseball Tennessee Knoxville Rising Stars ID was held on Sunday, March 24th at Knoxville Catholic HS in Knoxville, TN. This event was an open event that consisted of players from the 2028-2029 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 at the event.

Finishing our post-event coverage for this event, we take a look at the scouting reports from the event. Lastly, we will look at the scouting reports on all pitchers who attedned the Knoxville Rising Stars ID.

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Eli Blevins, Marion County (TN), 2028
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-8, 132-pounds. Short and leaner with plenty of room for added length and mass.
Delivery: Clean windup that creates easy leverage down the slope. Calm actions with leg lift that creates drift with handbrake. Can get arm dominant with throw as he stays high with his backside. Creates solid shoulder/hip separation with a higher arm slot and finishes well over his front side.
Arm Action: RH. High ¾ arm slot that has present scalp supination. Shows the ball early and repeats action consistently.
FB: T70, 67-69 mph. Spotty with control while living up in the one. Fastball carried devent life with some arm-side tunneling out of hand. Will need to work to locate it away from right-handers before he developes the arm speed to fit it inside. T1809, 1620 average rpm.
SL: 54-57 mph. Best overall secondary weapon in terms of potential and feel for release point. Was able to locate it in zone with horizontal plane sweep and carry. Will need to develop more spin on offering as he matures. T1561, 1512 average rpm.
CH: 58-60 mph. Fading arm-side action after pronation with feel for working inside the ball. Tumbling action with spotty control that should continue to develop as he matures. T1266, 1222 average rpm.
ATH: 8.20 runner in the 60. 8.20 in the30 yard split.

Bennett Goforth, Whitwell High School (TN), 2028
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-8, 130-pounds. Proportional build with high waisted attributes and strong calves. Should continue to fill out as he matures.
Delivery: Clean windup with slow and controlled levers as he moves down the mound. High leg left that stays strong over his feet with coiling and east uncoiling down the slope.
Arm Action: RH. Easy arm action that has some smoothness to it with a 3/4 arm slot. Stays on pitches well with late release.
FB: Jumps out of hand decently pounding the upper half of the strike-zone. Will work well to the outside half of the plate.
CB: Showed feel for both release point and arm speed intent hiding the ball well out of hand for late release. Was able to locate in zone for strikes as a get ahead pitch, while also breaking it off the plate short for put away potential.
CH: 62-64 mph. Spotty with control but showed feel for pronation and staying inside the pitch. Decent fading action to arm side with feel. T1513, 1431 average rpm.
ATH: 8.02 runner in the 60. 8.02 in the30 yard split.

Fisher Green, Halls High School (TN), 2028
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds. Slim and proportional build that should continue to fill out as he matures.
Delivery: Body works well down the mound. Aggressive hip turn over as he strides down the mound, while already showing the ability to hold himself closed for longer duration before foot plant. Finishes well over his front half with easy recoiling.
Arm Action: RH. Arm stays short and connected to his body. Quick and easy action from a low 3/4 arm slot.
FB: Firm fastball that carried both hop and arm-side run. Legit weapon at this stage of his development that should rack up in-zone misses, as well as being a put away pitch up in the zone for chases.
SL: 73-75 mph. Showed feel for both release point and arm speed intent hiding the ball well out of hand for late release. Was able to locate in zone for strikes as a get ahead pitch, while also breaking it off the plate short for put away potential. Firm pitch that will need to continue adding additional horizontal plane sweep that should come as he matures. T2264, 2223 average rpm.
CH: 74-76 mph. Quality pitch that worked well down in the zone with arm-side run and tumbling action. Fastball arm speed and intent. T1684, 1666 average rpm.
ATH: 7.21 runner in the 60. 7.21 in the30 yard split.

Brayden Jones, Knox Halls (TN), 2028
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 5-9, 125-pounds. High leverage waist with a slim build that will add mass as he matures.
Delivery: Shorter leg lift with some drift down the mound as he pushes off the rubber. Longer stride that does cause him to miss arm side and pullm himself off towards 3rd base. More in the tank and arm as he matures and gets stronger.
Arm Action: RH. Repeatable arm action with short elbow from ball out of hand. Can get behind body at times and play catch up. Finishes 3rd base/arm-side with path.
FB: Fastball works up and in to right-handed hitters. Fastball has some carry to glove-side when he finishes with pronation.
SL: 62-64 mph. Slider carries natural horizontal sweep that should be a swing and miss offering at the high school level. T2179, 2093 average rpm.
CH: 69-69 mph. Still developing as it shows more of a slower fastball shape. Kills spin, which is good but lacks horizontal arm-side run. Will need to use it as a strike pitch getting ahead. T1393, 1366 average rpm.
ATH: 7.65 runner in the 60. 7.65 in the30 yard split.

Bryce McCarty, Halls High School (TN), 2028
Positional Profile: 3B/2B
Body: 5-8, 165-pounds. Present build with developed mass present in the lower half.
Delivery: Starts offset with feet facing 3rd base for controlled and repeatable actions down the mound. Strong lower half with some tilt back as he strides down the mound with his leg lift. Does a good job of getting over his front side with his finish.
Arm Action: RH. Easy and fast arm from a 3/4 arm slot. Stays short with arm action and can continue to get more layback, which should come in time.
FB: Arm side run to the pitch that pounded the zone for strikes.
CB: Showed the ability to locate in zone, while also having feel for his release point to break pitch off short of the plate that should get quality swing and miss from chases at the high school level. Depth to the pitch with some horizontal plane sweep.
CH: 65-66 mph. Slower fastball at this stage of the pitch. Worked well tunneling off fastball with same arm speed and intent. Killed a little bit of spin but was spotty with control and lacked pronation for arm-side run. T1548, 1520 average rpm.
ATH: 7.82 runner in the 60. 7.82 in the30 yard split.

Zane Miller, Kings Academy (TN), 2029
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 5-9, 138-pounds.
Delivery: Works off 3rd base side with gradual build-up to delivery in calm actions down the slope. Strides well down the mound and opens his hips up nicely, which should lead to more velocity in the future.
Arm Action: LH. Longer arm swing with a high 3/4 release.
FB: 67-70 mph. Good life through the zone, plays best at the top of the zone with carry and arm side run that should be able to live up and away from righties. T1712, 1613 average rpm.
SL: 59-61 mph. Big horizontal break with some depth. Should rack up in-zone misses. T1466, 1380 average rpm.
CH: 64-66 mph. Plays well of FB with lade pronation and fade that has a tumbling effect. T1210, 1147 average rpm.
ATH: 8.71 runner in the 60. 8.71 in the30 yard split.

Brody Threet, Livingston Academy (TN), 2029
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-7, 150-pounds. Well developed lower half with present muscle. Should continue to fill out and lenthen as he matures.
Delivery: Strong lower half that stays connected with his upper half. Repeatable leg lift with timing, while also subtle drift down the slope. Stays high with his shoulders with comfortable stacking while finishing with a strong block leg and an easy follow through on his arm over his front side.
Arm Action: RH. Fast arm with connection that creates shoulder/hip separation in a clean action from a ¾ slot.
CB: Good feel for release point with 12/6 spin that should offer both in-zone swing and misses, as well as chasing potential down in the zone.
CH: 64-65 mph. Spotty control at times with offering but showed feel for his release point and staying inside the pitch. Deent arm-side run with tumbling action that should continue to get better as he matures. T1611, 1547 average rpm.
ATH: 7.76 runner in the 60. 7.76 in the30 yard split.

Elijah Wenger, Maryville High School (TN), 2028
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 136-pounds. Lean build that should continue to add mass as he matures.
Delivery: Starts 1st base side with athletic stride down the mound with some cross-fire action down the slope. Repeats delivery really well. Could block better as he falls forward and can spin off his pitches at times.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm-action hiding the ball well out of hand.
FB: Fastball works well in the lower half of the zone, while playing to both sides of the plate. Longer arm path that works from a high 3/4 slot.
SL: 56-60 mph. Slider carries some depth and tunnled horizontal spin out of hand that should offer both swing in zone with put away potential. T1979, 1874 average rpm.
CH: 65-67 mph. Still developing pitch as it shows hoppy out of hand, while carrying higher spin. Occasional cut but does a good job of keeping arm speed the same as FB. T1533, 1459 average rpm.
ATH: 7.50 runner in the 60. 7.50 in the30 yard split.


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