Preseason All-State East: Outfielder Breakdown


John Nolan
Virginia Scouting Director & Managing Editor

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In early March, over 80 players from all corners of Virginia descended on Coastal Sports Center in Norfolk, Virginia for the PreSeason All-State Showcase East. We continue our detailed breakdown of the event with the outfielders:

***Players are being featured at their primary positions***

Robbie Beckner OF / 2B / Camden, NC / 2024

Beckner is 5-10 with a lankier athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, strides on line, loads down and back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, goes straight to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, gets some extension through the ball, showed a good approach working gap to gap, chance to grow into some gap power, exit velocity was 87. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with above average hands, clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 73. Showed versatility working out in the infield as well. Ran a 7.31 60 yard dash.

 

 

 

Ethan Blakeney OF / RHP / Bayside , VA / 2023

Blakeney is 6-0 with an athletic frame that has some strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, short stride on line, short smooth load back. Hips rotate completely and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, uphill line drive swing path, some strength at contact and gets some extension through the ball, showed a good approach working gap to gap, ball jumps off bat in the alleys, some power present with more in the tank, exit velocity was 90. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with above average hands, quick clean exchange, throws from a lower three-quarters arm slot, short quick arm action, position velocity was 90. Showed versatility working out in the infield as well. Ran a 6.94 60 yard dash.

 

 

Bryce Burchette RHP / OF / Nansemond River , VA / 2023

Burchette is 5-11 with an athletic frame that has strength present and some projection left. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, short stride on line, loads down and back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, some strength at contact, showed a good approach working gap to gap, some doubles power present, exit velocity was 86. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields it with above average hands, works through exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, long arm action, position velocity was 80.

 

 

Elijah Coston OF / LHP / Thomas Dale , VA / 2023

Coston is 6-0 with a lankier athletic frame that has a lot of projection left. He hits from the left side from a slightly open leaned back athletic stance, strides on line, short load back to a wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, some strength at contact with extension through the ball, some whip in his bat, showed a good approach working predominantly gap to gap, some extra base power present to all fields with some more in the tank to his pull side, exit velocity was 89. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with above average hands, quick clean exchange, throws from a three-quarters arm slot, short loose quick arm action, position velocity was 85. Showed versatility taking balls in the infield as well. Ran a 7.36 60 yard dash.

 

 

Matthew Drumgold OF / OF / Potomac, VA / 2022

Drumgold is 6-0 with a lankier athletic frame that has some strength present and plenty of projection left. He hits from the left side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, short smooth load back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and fast to the ball, uphill swing path, strength at contact with extension through the ball, showed a predominantly pull approach with some natural loft built in and power that way with extra base power present to all fields, exit velocity was 93. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with above average hands, clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, very short loose arm action, position velocity was 84. Showed versatility taking balls in the infield as well. Ran a 6.98 60 yard dash.

 

 

Jacob Genzler OF / RHP / First Colonial, VA / 2022

Genzler is 6-3 with a lankier athletic frame that has plenty of projection left. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, strides on line, smooth load down and back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, goes straight to the ball, slightly uphill swing path, some strength at contact with extension through the ball, long levers, showed a good approach predominantly working the middle of the field, natural loft built in and some power to all fields with more in the tank, exit velocity was 91. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with average hands, clean exchange, throws from a lower three-quarters arm slot, long loose arm action, position velocity was 87. Ran a 7.46 60 yard dash.

 

 

Andrew Hart OF / LHP / Cape Henry, VA / 2024

Hart is 5-9 with a lankier athletic frame that has plenty of projection left. He is a switch hitter. From the left side, hits from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, short stride on line, short smooth load back. Hips rotate with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, some strength at contact, showed a slight pull with some extra base power present. From the right side, hits from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, smooth load up and back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, some strength at contact, showed a good approach working gap to gap with easy extra base power present. Best exit velocity was 89. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it aggressively with above average hands, clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 81. Ran a 6.89 60 yard dash.

 

 

Kaden Hilburger OF / RHP / Tabb, VA / 2022

Hilburger is 6-0 with an athletic frame that has plenty of projection left. He is a switch hitter. From the left side, hits from an open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, short smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, strength at contact with extension through the ball, showed a slight pull approach with extra base power present in the alleys and more to come. From the right side, hits from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, strength at contact with some extension through the ball, showed a good approach working gap to gap with easy extra base power present. Best exit velocity was 95. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with above average hands, clean exchange, throws from a three-quarters arm slot, short loose quick arm action, position velocity was 92. Showed versatility working out in the infield as well. Ran a 6.79 60 yard dash.

 

 

Mike Keough LHP / OF / Great Bridge, VA / 2023

Keough is 5-9 with a lankier athletic frame that has plenty of projection left. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, smooth load back. Hips rotate and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, goes straight to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, showed a good approach working the middle of the field, exit velocity was 82. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with average hands, clean exchange, throws from a lower three-quarters arm slot, long arm action, position velocity was 70. Ran a 7.31 60 yard dash.

 

 

Neo Klemish OF / RHP / Grafton, VA / 2022

Klemish is 5-8 with a lankier athletic frame that has some strength present and some projection left. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, short smooth load down and back. Hips rotate completely with violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path with some strength at contact, showed a good approach working gap to gap, some power present in the middle of the field with potential for more to his pull side, exit velocity was 90. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields with average hands, clean exchange, throws from a lower three-quarters arm slot, short loose arm action, position velocity was 82. Ran a 7.14 60 yard dash.

 

 

Dustin Moon OF / 3B / Isle of Wight Academy, VA / 2022

Moon is 6-0 with a lankier athletic frame that has a lot of projection left. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, short stride on line, smooth load back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path with some strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a good approach working gap to gap, some doubles power present in the alleys with potential for more as he fills out, exit velocity was 87. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with above average hands, quick clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short loose arm action, position velocity was 80. Ran a 6.90 60 yard dash.

 

 

Jack Pearman OF / 1B / Kempsville , VA / 2023

Pearman is 6-1 with an athletic frame that has some strength present and some projection left. He hits from the right side from a slightly open wider athletic stance, short stride on line, loads up and back. Hips rotate completely and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, goes straight to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path with some strength at contact, showed a good approach working gap to gap, some doubles power present in the alleys, exit velocity was 86. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with average hands, clean exchange, throws from a higher three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 79. Ran a 7.54 60 yard dash.

 

 

Owen Pierce OF / RHP / Chantilly, VA / 2022

Pierce is 6-0 with an athletic frame that has strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, short stride on line, short smooth load back. Hips rotate completely with violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick bat, short and fast to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path with a lot of strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a good approach working gap to gap, generates natural loft to all fields, easy extra base power to all fields with more still in the tank, exit velocity was 95. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with above average hands, quick clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, long loose quick arm action, position velocity was 89. Ran a 6.68 60 yard dash.

 

 

Campbell Plishker RHP / OF / T.C. Williams, VA / 2022

Plishker is 6-0 with an athletic frame that has strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, loads down and back. Hips rotate with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill swing path with some extension through the ball, showed a good approach working gap to gap, generates some natural loft in the gaps, some extra base power present, exit velocity was 84. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with average hands, quick clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, long loose arm action, position velocity was 84.

 

 

Garrett Robertson OF / Chantilly, VA / 2023

Robertson is 6-3 with a lankier athletic frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a taller open relaxed athletic stance, strides on line, short smooth load back to a wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, uphill swing path with some strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a good approach working gap to gap, generates natural loft and has extra base power present in the middle of the field with potential for more in the future, exit velocity was 92. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it aggressively with soft hands, quick clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 74. Ran a 6.94 60 yard dash.

 

 

Jackson Runyon RHP / OF / Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, VA / 2024

Runyon is 6-0 with a lankier athletic frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, leg kick stride on line, smooth load down and back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, goes straight to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path with some strength at contact, showed a good approach working gap to gap, some extra base power present with the potential for more, exit velocity was 86. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with average hands, clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short quick arm action, position velocity was 82. Ran a 7.59 60 yard dash.

 

 

Kenneth Schaedel OF / 3B / Cape Henry, VA / 2022

Schaedel is 6-3 with an athletic frame that has strength present and plenty of projection left to it. He is a switch hitter. From the left side, hits from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, short stride on line, short smooth load back to a wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, very quick to the ball, uphill swing path, very strong at contact with extension through the ball, showed a slight pull approach with easy power present. From the right side, hits from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, very quick to the ball, slightly uphill swing path, strong at contact with some extension through the ball, predominantly pull approach with easy power present to all fields. Best exit velocity was 100. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with soft hands, clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, long loose lightning quick arm action, position velocity was 92. Showed versatility working out in the infield as well. Ran a 6.90 60 yard dash.

 

 

Jameson Spence OF / RHP / Nansemond Suffolk, VA / 2022

Spence is 5-8 with a lankier athletic frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, heel lift stride in place, smooth load up and back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path with strength at contact and some whip in his bat, showed a good approach working gap to gap, extra base power present with the potential for more, exit velocity was 91. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with above average hands, quick clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short loose arm action, position velocity was 78. Ran a 6.77 60 yard dash.

 

 

Dean Winters LHP / OF / Patriot, VA / 2023

Winters is 6-0 with an athletic frame that has some strength present and projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, short stride on line, short smooth load back. Hips rotate completely with violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, level line drive swing path with strength at contact and extension through the ball, showed a good approach working gap to gap, extra base power present with the potential for more as he develops, exit velocity was 87. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with above average hands, quick clean exchange, throws from a lower three-quarters arm slot, short loose very quick arm action, position velocity was 87. Ran a 7.39 60 yard dash.