Tournaments | Story | 7/29/2021

17u East WWBA Scout Notes: Days 3-4

Colton Olinger         Perfect Game Staff        
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17u East WWBA Scout Notes: Days 1-2

Devin Culberson (2022, Gulfport, Miss.) will make an impact at the next level as a strong athlete with some barrel feel. He found the barrel consistently over the final day of the tournament, showcasing some of the power upside along with other skills that can effective the game. At the plate the strength and barrel accuracy stood out most as he drove a ball to the track in an early at-bat but would follow that up with two hits later in the day on breaking balls. On the bases his speed can change the game with extra 90s. He was able to do so on one instance where he turned an overthrow to second on a single into two extra bases, getting himself all the way to third with speed and good technique. The speed plays in the grass as well where he can really go get the ball, covering a lot of ground in some big gaps this weekend at the Hoover Sports Complex.

Joe Scarborough (2022, Pascagoula, Miss.) showcased his ability to impact the game on both sides of the ball. Behind the plate he stood out with a strong accurate arm going 3-for-3 on would-be basestealers for the weekend. At the plate the left-handed swing may have made the loudest statement of the weekend with quick fluidity to the bat path and power that projects very nicely for the uncommitted left-handed bat. In his first PG event it took a second for the bat to come alive but when it did he found some loud barrels driving the ball pull side with hard contact. His approach stays pretty balanced with good pitch recognition on the breaking ball with the quick hands and loose wrist get the bat head out so fast most of his best contact is to the pull side.

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