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Nashville Rising Stars ID: Outfielder Reports

Hunter Martin
TN Scouting Director


NASHVILLE, TN - The Prep Baseball Tennessee Nashville Rising Stars ID was held on Sunday, April 7th at Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, 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.

Continuing our post-event coverage for this event, we take a look at the scouting reports from the Nashville Rising Stars ID.

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McClain Ridler, Summit High School (TN), 2028
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 6-1, 160-pounds. Very athletic frame with proportionate limbs, very high potential for what he becomes physically.
Hit: LHH. Tall stance with his feet slightly open, his hands begin above his shoulder. A toe tap loads his back leg further as his bat tips 45 degrees towards the pitcher. Great separation at footplant before the swing launches. Lived in the right center gap with line drives, very smooth bar path that matches the plane of the ball well.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, averaged 78.9 mph. 306' max distance.
Arm: LH. OF-81 mph. Strong accurate throws the home with much more arm wise coming.
Defense: Attacks the ball and fields it smoothly off of his right foot. Easily gets to balls with smooth footwork.
ATH: 7.72 runner in the 60.

Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-9, 130-pounds. Smaller lean frame that should continue to develop both height and weight wise.
Hit: RHH. Starts with a shoulder width stance with his hands at his rear shoulder. Small inward rotation of the shoulders and a leg lift starts the swing. Shoulders rotate fully as the back leg drives into the front leg. Sprayed line drives all across the field with an even swing, slight tendency to drop the barrel. Should develop more strength and barrel control in the coming years.
Power: 86 max exit velocity, averaged 79.0 mph. 306' max distance.
Arm: RH. OF-80 mph. Strong accurate throws with whippy action in a high ¾ slot.
Defense: Gets to all balls easily, presents his glove early with a good footwork breakdown before fielding off of his left foot.
ATH: 7.80 runner in the 60.

Chance Campbell, SAINT ALBANS HIGH SCHOOL (WV), 2028
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Athletic frame with broad shoulders, fairly lean with lots of growing still to do.
Hit: RHH. Feet behind just past shoulder width with a slightly open stance. His hands are just above the right shoulder. He has a small store forward back to an even stance. Body comes through the swing with a linear motion. Quick turn of the bat behind the body allows him to adjust very well to pitch height. Peppered line drives to the pullside and up the middle.
Power: 84 max exit velocity, averaged 73.9 mph. 309' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-77 mph. OF-79 mph. Longer action behind him with very good strength for age. Lots more velo in the gas tank.
Defense: Displays glove early, with some late flipping of the glove. Moves to balls on both sides smooth and easily in both the infield and outfield.
ATH: 7.66 runner in the 60.

Jesse Owens, Davidson Academy (TN), 2028
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 155-pounds. Taller frame that is still very lean that will develop size and strength extremely well.
Hit: RHH. Wider stance with knees slightly bent and very balanced. His hands begin just above his rear shoulder. Small leg lift pushes his hands into a loaded position. Great position at footplant with great upper and lower separation. Shows feel for back leg throughout the swing. Peppered balls into the left center gap with line drives, occasionally getting under one to deep left field. He has lots more gas in the tank coming soon.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, averaged 76.3 mph. 308' max distance.
Arm: RH. OF-79 mph. Above average arm strength for age with good accuracy towards home, lots more to come in terms of velocity.
Defense: Has smooth footwork to the ball, breaking down to field the ground ball like an INF. Carries good momentum through the ball towards home.
ATH: 7.73 runner in the 60.

Will Sloane, Green Hill High School (TN), 2028
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds. Very athletic and physical frame, that should continue to fill out both height and weight wise.
Hit: RHH. Wide stance with knees bent in equal balance, hands begin above his rear shoulder with the barrel tipped towards the pitcher. Small leg lift activates the back side and hands before launch. Matches the path of the ball extremely well creating natural launch, easy bat speed produced some of the highest distances of the day. Swing has gap to gap ability that will do good for him going forward.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 75.1 mph. 320' max distance.
Arm: RH. OF-79 mph. Longer ¾ arm slot with very strong throws. that will continue to grow in strength.
Defense: Very easy transition from throwing to fielding with his footwork, carries momentum very well.
ATH: 7.54 runner in the 60.

Bryce Terrill, Lincoln County (TN), 2029
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-6, 139-pounds. Still on the younger side but has shown solid growth in the past year. Look for him to continue to develop in the next year.
Hit: RHH. Simple setup with his feet slightly past shoulder width. Loads into his back leg with a toe tap before the swing goes. Ends with a balanced finish. Still developing physically and appears unsure what to do with longer limbs. Great base of a swing with a clean bat path that will clean up nicely as he develops further.
Power: 68 max exit velocity, averaged 55.8 mph. 189' max distance.
Arm: RH. C-55 mph. OF-76 mph. On target rhows mostly utilizing the turf, look for lots of development in the coming years
Defense: 2.27-2.70 pop times. Good footwork out of a crouch on throwdays, should develop more speed and explosiveness with age. Soft hands when receiving that should only get better.
ATH: 8.57 runner in the 60.

Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Long and lean with an athletic look to him, lots of room to continue to grow and add size and strength.
Hit: RHH. Slightly wider than shoulder width stance with his weight favoring his back leg 60/40. Hands begin raised slightly above his rear shoulder. Small leg kick and load of the hands starts the swing, at footplant he is in a good launch position for the swing to start. Rotates very well as the back leg drives, causing the back leg to come up slightly into a balance finish. worked towards the middle of the field and the left field gaps, has a tendency to drop the barrel and get under it. Look for more barrel control and speed from his swing in the coming years.
Power: 80 max exit velocity, averaged 69.7 mph. 266' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-73 mph. OF-75 mph. Showed the ability to throw from different slots, mainly working from a ¾ slot. Accurate throws from the still developing arm.
Defense: Mostly passive when fielding, never super aggressive towards the ball preferring to let it come to him. Better feel for the glove with solid footwork.
ATH: 8.31 runner in the 60.

Daylon Gardner, N/A (TN), 2028
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-10, 157-pounds. Uber athletic frame was a muscular build. ++ Runner with a frame that will hold more strength excellently.
Hit: RHH. Athletic stance with wider than shoulder width setup. His hands begin above his rear shoulder at head height. He loads the back leg with a stride before the backside drives through the front leg at launch. Has a quick bat through the zone, matches the plane of the ball well. Has a tendency to spin off and top spin balls, much better contact when he stays in his backside and backspins the ball.
Power: 87 max exit velocity, averaged 76.9 mph. 285' max distance.
Arm: RH. OF-75 mph. Short arm action bordering on short armed. Firm and accurate throws to home from the outfield.
Defense: Glides to balls in the outfield, gains good momentum on ground balls. Footwork is raw at time although his speed makes up for it.
ATH: 6.59 runner in the 60.

Skyler Lester, Riverdale (TN), 2028
Positional Profile: C/SS
Body: 5-5, 130-pounds. Smaller frame at present with athletic movements at the plate. Has lots of development physically to come in the coming years.
Hit: RHH. Slightly wider than shoulder width with his feet, his hands are extended past the body. Small stride launches the swing with little weight shift before the swing goes. predominantly very flat bat through the zone, will occasionally turn the barrel deeper behind him and match the plane of the ball. Inconsistent with his timing and path causes varied contact of the ball.
Power: 80 max exit velocity, averaged 59.3 mph. 153' max distance.
Arm: RH. OF-73 mph. On target accurate throws from a raw still developing arm
Defense: Gets to the ball smooth and easily. Breaking down to field the ball like an infielder, causing him to lose momentum towards home.
ATH: 7.80 runner in the 60.

Merrett Wilson, N/A (TN), 2029
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-6, 140-pounds. Still developing frame that is very lean at present but points toward more size and strength.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance with feet just past shoulder width apart. Hands begin above should with bat pointed down. Hands lift into a loaded position with a small leg lift. Lands in a good position at foot plant prior to the swing launching. has a slightly downward bat path that produces lots of ground balls and some backspun line drives.
Power: 82 max exit velocity, averaged 74.3 mph. 280' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-62 mph. OF-65 mph. Quick release with a stiff at times ¾ release slot.
Defense: Moves well in both the infield and the outfield, is confident with his glove in both positions.
ATH: 7.61 runner in the 60.


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