Chistopher Chatfield (2015, Spoto) impressed in both the workout and batting practice Tuesday morning. Chatfield, a quick twitch athlete, showed a quick swing and got the bat through the zone, hitting the ball hard to all fields.
Mitchell Hansen (2015, Plano) took a very good round of BP, driving the ball regularly to the fence. He has a quick left-handed bat and saw the ball jump off his bat each time he made contact, especially to deep right field.
Brendan Illies (2015; Edgewood, WA) had a nice showing this morning, putting his hit tool on display. Illies got good extension out front on his swings and showed the ability to power the ball to all fields.
Jeremy Eierman (2015; Warsaw, MO) is the younger brother of Rays draft pick Johnny Eierman, and Jeremy is a very good prospect in his own right. Eierman has a strong build, kept his hands in on swings and hit the ball with some force. With a couple minor adjustments, a lot of power at the plate should follow.
Tyler Williams (2015; Peoria, AZ) is a highly athletic player, patrolling the outfield for Kellis High School in Arizona. Williams is the type of player scouts like to dream on has he is highly projectable and drove the ball regularly with in his hitting session this morning. Once he starts to use lower half in his swing, the sky could be the limit for him.
Chris Botsoe (2015, Hinsdale Central), a Louisville commit, generated some good bat speed which resulted in hard line drives to the outfield. He has an easy swing and rotates his hips well, helping produce those line drives.
Robert Evans (2015; Frisco, TX) put two of his final batting practice swings over the right field fence, giving him the most home runs hit in batting practice today. When the ball came in, he uncoiled from his load turning his hips and getting his bat through the zone, resulting in hard hit baseballs.
Christopher Cullen (2015; Cumming, GA) has a highly projectable frame and will be able to drive the ball even farther once he starts to fill out. This morning, Cullen continuously made hard contact and showed present gap-to-gap power.
David Posas (2015; Valdosta, GA) batted from both sides of the plate this morning, but it was his swings from the left side that made an impression. Posas showed very good bad speed from the left side and a strong lower half, ending in some hard hit balls to the outfield.
Nicholas Shumpert (2015, Highlands Ranch) took one of the more impressive rounds at the Metrodome this morning, spraying hard hit balls to all fields. Shumpert showed some opposite field power, getting the barrel of the bat through the zone and going with the pitch.
O'Neal Lochridge ( 2015, St Thomas More) grabbed the attention of all in attendance when the ball cracked off his bat during his round. Lochridge has a lot of power in his swing and drove the baseball with ease to deep left field, turning his hips and whipping his bat through the zone.
Josh Naylor (2015, St. Joan of Arc) brought all his talent to Minnesota, showing well in the outfield, first base, and especially in the batter's box. Naylor let everybody see his left-handed power, driving the ball with force to his pull-side (right field) and hitting the event's first homerun halfway up the right field bleachers. The ball jumped off his bat and it's easy to see more power in the future.
Michael Hickman (2015, Seven Lakes) is a left-handed hitting catcher, with a strong, mature frame. His swing is as impressive as his frame, getting the bat through the zone, resulting in hard, loud contact.
Grant Sloan (2015, Zionsville Community) is physically imposing standing 6-foot-4 with room to fill. Sloan generated some very good bat speed, hitting the ball hard to all fields and displayed gap-to-gap power. As he adds on to his frame, he should seen an increase in his power as well.
Johnathan India (2015; Coral Springs, FL) had a real easy swing during his round, showing some extention out front in his swing and the ability to drive the ball. He uses his lower half well and will see his power continue to increase over the next couple of years.
Seth Beer (2016; Suwanee, GA) is a highly projectable left-handed bat and one of only three 2016 graduates participating in the event. A left-handed batter, Beer has a very fast bat, whipping the barrel head through the zone, and as a result the ball jumped off his bat.
Michael Curry (2015; Murphy, GA) had a very good workout, both behind the plate and at it. When he stepped into the batter's box, Curry pulled his hands through the zone with good bat speed, with the ball jumping off his bat hard.
Julian Infante (2015; Miami, FL) is very athletic and showed well all morning, in drills and batting practice. Infante made hard contact repeatedly, showing present strength, spraying line drives to all parts of the field.
Zack Kone (2015; Boca Raton, FL) is commited to Duke University and plays his summer ball for South Florida Elite. A very good defensive shortstop, Kone took a very impressive round of BP this morning, making hard contact throughout his session.
Joshua Stowers (2015; Westchester, IL) looked the part of a prototypical lead off hitter, being a quick twitch type player, with a short, simple swing. He has good bat speed and a loose swing and could see some pop develop in his bat in the near future.
Blake Brewster (2015; Moore, OK) is an outfielder from Moore High School and is currently committed to the University of Oklahoma. He gets his bat quickly through the zone, hitting multiple line drives to the outfield during batting practice this morning.
Wyatt Cross (2015; Broomfield, CO) has a bring frame and although he showed some present power, it's safe to say more will be coming in the future. Cross showed some very good bat speed, hitting the ball hard to his pull side (right field).
Jimmy Herron (2015; Harleysville, PA) showed well all day on the first day of the event, both in the box and in the field. Herron is one of the those left-handed throwing, right-handed hitting players. At the plate, Herron showed a quick, short swing and the ability to drive the ball to the outfield.
Ramon Alejo (2015; Orlando, FL) is a lead off type hitter who has committed to Mississippi. A simple approach at the plate, Alejo showed a short, compact swing and was quick to the ball. He's a contact hitter with a good feel for the bat when he's in the box.
Brendan Rodgers (2015; Longwood, FL) displayed a quick bat and generated some good bat speed this morning, resulting in some hard hit balls pull-side (left field).
Brandon Perez (2015; Ladera Ranch, CA) has started at shortstop for Mater Dei since his freshman year and has committed to the University of Oregon. In his batting session this morning, Perez showed good bat speed from the right side, driving the ball, thanks to his line-drive swing plane, to all parts of the field.
Bryan Scheker (2015; Clermont, FL) has a strong frame and plently of athleticism to complement. Based off of the swings he took this morning and some added projection, it's not hard to imagine Scheker becoming a big power hitter in the years to come.
Nicholas Browne (2015; Voorhees, NJ) put his bat speed on display this morning and the results came with it. A tall projectable frame, Browne was quick to the ball with a short swing and plenty of power in batting practice. He has some opposite field power currently and it should continue to develop with more repetitions.
Jahmai Jones (2015; Roswell, GA) showed an easy swing with strength behind it, driving the ball to left-field and left-center field. Jones got good extension on his swings and consistently saw the ball jump hard off his bat this morning.
David Villar (2015; Pembroke Pines, FL) has a good approach and simple swing at the plate, getting his hands through the zone, barreling up the ball with nearly every swing. His hits found gap and Villar has an opposite field approach too.
Chase Whetsel (2015; Corpus Christi, TX), a University of Texas commit, showed a fluid swing, with good bat speed, and as a result, the ball jumped off the bat.
Shane Nobiensky (2015; La Mesa, CA) is a switch hitting catcher from Helix High School in California. From the left side, Nobiensky showed a line drive swing, making good contact thanks to his bat speed he generates. From the right side, he was a little less polished, but still showed line drive contact in the pitches he saw.