Top Prospect Showcase-North: Outfielder Analysis





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By Sammy Serrano

Director of Scouting

On Tuesday, June 23, Prep Baseball Report Virginia/DC hosted the Top Prospect Showcase-North at Patriot HS in Nokesville, VA.  Uncommitted 2016 graduates showcased their skills for various colleges and the PBR staff. Here is the analysis of the outfielders that attended the event...

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TOp Prospect Showcase-north:  outfielder analysis

Caleb Barnes, OF/LHP, Briar Woods, 2016
hit from a balance athletic stance. Minimal load back. Short stride with excellent balance. Stayed behind the ball very well. Heading advanced approach at the plate. Bat past was short and level. Had very good extension. Had a line drive stroke that was gaffe the gap. Had an explosive lower half  and had strong hands. Had an exit velocity of 85 mph. In the outfield,  through from a high three-quarter arm slot with a long loose arm action. throws were accurate with average Carrie.  Worked through the ball with athleticism. Footwork was fluid and exchanges were quick. Showed sturdy hands in the outfield. Attack the ball very well into proper angles. Had a positional velocity of 77 mph.

Aaron Boyd, OF, Annandale, 2016
Hit from an athletic stance that was tall.  Simple load that was straight back. Stayed on line.  Stride was short.  Utilized an inward turn.  Balance was maintained throughout swing.  Had a short bat path that was slightly uphill.  Had extension.  Exit Velocity was 86 mph. From the outfield, he threw from a high ¾ arm slot with la long arm action that was loose at times. Throws had some carry.  Positional Velocity was 81 mph.  Played through the ball. Showed average hands and actions.  Footwork has improved since last evaluation.  Projectable athlete.

Tobias Collier, OF, William Monroe, 2016
Hit from an athletic stance that was tall.  Smooth load back.  Had a slight leg kick with a short stride.  Had very good balance with an explosive lower half.  Took a good approach during the round with fluid rhythm.  Strong hands.  Attacked the ball.  Showed a short bat path that was uphill at times.  Had extension.  Gap-to-gap swing.  Had an exit velocity of 80 mph.  In the outfield, threw from a ¾ arm slot.  Throws had average carry and were accurate at times.  Footwork and exchanges were methodical.  Had a positional velocity of 75 mph.

Nate Contrino, OF, Lake Braddock, 2016

Hit from a balanced/athletic stance with slight bend in the knees.  Smooth load back. Short stride that is on line. Excellent balance with good use of the lower half.  Took an advanced approach during the round with fluid rhythm.  Had a short bat path that was slightly uphill with extension.  Line drive stroke that was gap-to-gap.  Had an exit velocity of 82 mph.  In the outfield, threw from a high ¾ to over the top arm slot with a long loose arm action.  Throws were accurate and had average carry.  Had a positional velocity of 76 mph.  Showed average hands.  Footwork and exchanges were very methodical.  Plays through the ball.  Could speed up his approach to the ball.

Austin Gerber, OF/RHP, Patriot, 2016
Hit from a balanced stance with a slight knee bend and high hands. Small load back.  Short stride with a slight leg kick.  Maintained good balance throughout the swing with a good lower half.  Had an advanced approach during the round with fluid rhythm.  Sometimes late getting foot down.  Short, level bat path with extension.  Had an exit velocity of 86 mph.  In the outfield, threw from a high ¾ arm slot with long loose arm action.  Throws were accurate and had carry. Footwork was fluid and exchanges were clean/quick.  Plays through the ball.  Understands the position.  Had a positional velocity of 80 mph.

Jacob Hand, OF, Briar Woods, 2016
Hit from a balanced/athletic stance with slightly bent knees.  Had a smooth load back with a slight arm bar/wrap.  Took a short stride that was on line.  Had an explosive lower half and had excellent balance throughout the swing.Took a good approach during the round with a simple rhythm.  Had a short, level bat path.  Got through the baseball.  Gap-to-gap swing.  Has power potential.  Strong hands and body.  Exit velocity was 83 mph. In the outfield, he threw from a high ¾ arm slot with a long and loose arm action. Throws were accurate and had carry.  Hands were average with clean exchanges.  Footwork was quick and fluid.  Exchanges were quick and clean.  Plus athlete who plays through the ball very well.  Had a positional velocity of 82 mph.

Ben Marotske, OF, C.D. Hylton, 2016
Set ups mimic one another from both the right and left side. He starts from a tall balanced stance with very high hands. In both stances, exhibits a lot of rhythm and balance. From the left side, he gets through the baseball with a more natural finish and has a more violent stroke. From the right side, Marotske sprays the ball to the opposite field. In the outfield, throws from a high ¾ arm slot with a long and loose arm action.  Throws were accurate and had carry.  Hands were soft.  Footwork and exchanges were clean and quick.  Great athlete that plays through the ball and can run them down when needed.  Had a positional velocity of 77 mph.

Eric Seeley, OF, Forest Park, 2016

Hit from a balanced/athletic stance with slight bend in the knees.  Smooth load back that was minimal.  Rhythm was stiff.  Short stride that stayed on line and balanced.  Lower half stayed engaged throughout swing.  Stayed behind the ball well.  Good approach during the round.  Bat path was short and level.  Line drive stroke that has the ability to spray the field.  Had an exit velocity of 77 mph.  In the outfield, threw from a over the top arm slot with a long arm action that was stiff at times.  Throws were accurate.  Displayed soft hands and fluid footwork that played through the ball.  Footwork and exchanges were very deliberate.  Had a positional velocity of 66 mph.

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