For all Red Flag Tournaments all entry gates and merchandise kiosks are now cashless. All purchases can be made by Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover. Thank you.
Tournaments | Story | 6/16/2019

PG GA Super25: Day 1 Scout Notes

Drew Wesolowski         Matthew Arietta         Jacob Jordan         Jacob Martin         Brian Treadway         Colton Olinger        
Photo: Corbin Shaw (Perfect Game)

Anthony Westbrook (2020, Parrish, Fla.) continues to prove to be one of the top uncommitted catchers in his class. He showed a medium frame with a lean, athletic look with room to fill. The smooth swinging lefty is normally known for his work behind the plate, but his bat is starting to show in a big way. Westbrook starts with a slightly spread out stance while balanced with high hands before working into creating separation. He showed a linear swing path and proved he could drive the baseball to all parts of the park. In this morning’s pool play game, he drove one single to rightfield at 95 mph exit velo and drove another to leftfield at 94 mph, which was shown by Trackman. When he gets extended, he shows serious pop. As noted previously, he is a huge asset behind the dish. He sets up comfortably behind the plate and helps his pitchers steal strikes on the corners with soft hands. With his arm strength, he was rarely tested by opposing teams. Keep an eye on him with Beast Mode Prime as the summer progresses as he will be a very interesting follow.

Ryan Sonnier (2020, Lawrenceville, Ga.) is another prospect from the Beast Mode Prime ball club who is continuing to make a name for himself. He showed to be very long and lanky with plenty of room to fill out down the road. The Florida A&M commit flashed some leather in the outfield during the first couple of days action. He showed mature instincts with a quick first step while making a couple great catches saving his team from dropping a couple of runs. He made a play to his glove side down the line in right field that he was fully extended for. Not only did he show to be great defensively, but he got it done at the plate as well. The wiry righthanded hitter showed a slightly spread out stance with simple mechanics. With a quick toe-tap and go, he showed a linear swing path then relied on speed to get it done. He drove a single to right field that came off the bat at 98 mph exit velo via Trackman. With his athleticism and mature instincts, he will be an interesting prospect to follow along with as the year rolls on.

Mitchell Heer (2021, Acworth, Ga.) showed to be a dominate force on the bump today for the East Cobb Sun Devils. He showcased a wiry, strong frame with an athletic build and plenty of room to fill out down the road. The projectable righthanded pitcher flashed some brilliance on the mound today while picking up a win for his team in pool play. He showed a fluid, easy motion with repeatable actions. While staying on plane to the plate, he had a true three-quarters arm slot. Heer showed a mature mound presence as well while pounding the lower half of the zone getting plenty of swings and misses. He ended up with the win in a complete game while tallying up 10 strikeouts and giving up only two hits. His fastball showed great life down in the zone with some arm side run and sink at 83-86. His off-speed arsenal consisted of a nice changeup in the mid- to upper-70s with late break and a big 11-5 curveball with tight spin.

Caleb Baynham (2021, Warrenville, S.C.) is another uncommitted prospect who made a big impact for his team, Game On Stealth, in pool play. The righthanded pitcher showed a larger frame with a stocky, mature build. He flashed some serious lower body strength while driving toward the plate working downhill. He utilized a high three-quarters arm slot that proved to be hard to pick up out of the hand for opposing batters. With his fluid actions, this projectable righty filled up the zone while working in and out with both pitches. He went 3 2/3 innings while striking out six batters. His fastball showed slight arm-side run with sink as well sitting at 81-84 mph. He also showed a big slurvy curveball in the mid- to upper-60s with good bite.

-Drew Wesolowski

Cameron Brock (2021, Fairhope, Ala.) is a 5-foot-11, 150-pound shortstop who has a lean, wiry frame in his current build with room to fill. Brock, an incoming junior at Fairhope High School, performed very well on Saturday at Brook Run as he went 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and three steals. Brock, a righthanded bat, is balanced and has a clean, quick stroke through the zone with feel for the barrel. He made a lot of hard contact throughout the morning displaying good hand-eye coordination and a natural feel for hitting. Brock looks very comfortable at the plate, regardless of the situation. Brock’s current power is to the gaps, yet with strength development and growth he might develop more lift down the road. Brock moves very well for his size and athletic stature. He has a quick first step out of the box as well as on the bases, showing to be very light on his feet. At shortstop Brock’s speed translates and in turn he showed the ability to cover a lot of ground at shortstop. He moves well laterally and seems to see the ball off the bat well. Glove works at short, as he showed the consistent ability to work through balls hit his wayand throw hard consistent throws across the diamond with a quick release and carry through the bag.

Tyler Franks (2021, Dublin, Ga.) is a 6-foot-5, 210-pound lefthanded pitcher who took the ball Friday afternoon for Game-On Stealth 16U and hit fourth in the club’s order. On the mound, Franks was a dominating presence for the first two innings as he was pulled to preserve his inning limit. Over his two innings of work he recorded all outs via the strikeout, walked two, and let up an unearned run, receiving the win as well. Tyler used a slow-tempo, balanced windup from the first base side of the rubber. He has clean mechanics and showed good rhythm and timing throughout his windup as well, consistently having his arm on time through release. Arm worked well, and he consistently used a high three-quarters slot which added deception as he went. Upon release, he uses a quick arm-action which almost appears max-effort, and really extends down the mound, and over his front side. Franks pounded the zone with a fastball, changeup mix. Fastball was 84-87 with arm side run which was seen to be heavy at times. Changeup was around 80-81 mph with some arm-side fade. Franks located his pitches for strikes most of the time and really filled up the zone showing good control of his repertoire. Impressive outing by the incoming junior, who also helped himself at the plate going 1-for-3 with a single and a steal on the afternoon. Very projectable southpaw with a bright future in the game.

Brycen Hammonds (2021, Madison, Ala.) is a 5-foot-6, 130-pound centerfielder from Bob Jones High School in his hometown. At the plate, Hammonds appears balanced, and showed confidence with his slightly open stance with low hand set. He has a quick toe-tap trigger and loads his weight well on his backside. Brycen showed good hand-eye coordination and barrel control all game long going 2-for-3 with two singles to the gaps. Power is more to the gaps at this point, yet he profiles more as a top of the order table-setter with speed on the bases. Hammonds moves well all over the field and showcased MLB average home-to-first times (4.3 seconds) this afternoon. In the outfield, Hammonds plays with confidence and seems comfortable, as he got nice initial breaks on plays his way, with enough glove skill to make all plays hit his way as well. Currently a very raw prospect, Hammonds shows a lot of confidence and baseball acumen to accurately project growth. Exciting player to monitor moving forward.

Ashton Long (2021, Suwanee, Ga.) is a 6-foot-4, 200-pound first baseman from North Gwinnett High School in his hometown. An incoming junior in the fall, Long, has very good size and strength in his current state. Long hits from the right side at the plate and showed that when he’s in the box he wants to hit. He shows no fear at the plate, and regularly attacks the ball with good bat speed through the strike zone. Very rarely was he seen to be cheated at the plate this afternoon. Showcased power to the gaps, yet current build, bat speed, and mechanics all indicate that there is more there. Moves well for size and showed the ability to get out of the box well on a standup double this morning. Fields his position well at first and receives throws athletically and with a smooth glove around the bag. Seems to have natural instincts at first base. Lastly, you notice right away that Long really plays hard and hustles throughout the game. Good ballplayer who plays with confidence and encourages his teammates to do the same.

Tyler McLoughlin (2020, Milton, Ga.) is a 6-foot-3, 215-pound first baseman from Milton High School in his hometown. Currently the cleanup hitter for Georgia Jackets 16U National, McLoughlin lived up to the hype this afternoon, spraying hard contact to all fields in each of his three at-bats on the day. McLoughlin ended with a 2-for-3 stat line with two singles to the pull side, and a fly out to deep right. Tyler shows confidence in his current skill set, which can be attributed to his balanced, no-fear approach at the plate. A very confident hitter, Tyler consistently was on-time and on-plane and showcased a short, compact swing with quick wrists, and a strong use of his lower half. McLoughlin moves well for his size, yet it’s not his game. In the field, he has a soft glove around the bag at first and showed athleticism fielding through balls as well.

Tyler Neely (2021, Union City, Ga.) is a 5-foot-11, 180-pound outfielder from Woodward Academy. An incoming junior in the fall, Neely showcases good size and strength in his current state. Neely has a very athletic appearance on the field and showcased plenty of tools Saturday morning at Brook Run. At the plate, Neely, a lefthanded bat, went 2-for-3 in the contest, with a double deep to the pull-side gap and a single up the middle. He has quick wrists, good barrel control, and a patient eye that doesn’t let him get cheated in the box. Tyler is a smart hitter who stays balanced and is very quick through the ball with gap-to-gap power currently. Neely displays excellent athleticism and moved well all over the field this morning with consistent smooth actions. Tyler’s glove works currently, and he makes all plays hit his way with good body control and aggression. Appears confident in all phases of the game. Speed translates all over the field and on the bases and he displayed his speed throughout the game Saturday running down fly balls, legging out a double, and swiping two bases on the day. Makes a real difference with his feet and causes the defense to notice. Showed that he is well schooled and knows the game. Solid competitor type ballplayer with tremendous up-side.

J.D. Price (2021, Knoxville, Tenn.) is a 6-foot-3, 185-pound two-way athlete from Christian Academy Knoxville, in his hometown. Price got the start for his club, Pro Hitting Prospects, and went six innings, scattering four hits and striking out 10 of his opponents on the afternoon. On the mound, Price uses a full windup from the first base side of the rubber. He has a slow, even-tempo pace and really loads well on his backside before extending down the mound. Price’s arm works well and displayed good arm-action with long, unrestricted movement, and a small show in back. He consistently releases from a low three-quarters slot which added deception to his two-pitch mix. Price mixed his pitches well to both dexterities and showcased a fastball which was 80-83 mph with riding life and occasional cut when down in the zone, and a mid-60s curve with depth and feel. Price is very confident on the mound and was all business as he battled for his team. Solid competitor with more to come as he matures. Showed ability to field his position as well. Good overall athlete with a very high ceiling.

Aaron Turner (2021, Johns Creek, Ga.) is a is a lefthanded hitting centerfielder from Johns Creek High School in his hometown. An incoming junior in the fall, Turner appears to be the straw that stirs the drink for the Georgia Jackets 16U National as he leads things off in their order and understands his role very well. At the plate, Turner has a quick trigger, and while paired with a good eye and quick wrists he showed above average hitability today as he appears to be a very tough out. Turner consistently used his keen hand-eye coordination to hunt fastballs and when he got them, he barreled them up for hard contact all afternoon on his way to a 3-for-3 day with a run scored and three stolen bases. Speed is definitely a carry tool for Turner as he moves well out of the box, on the bases and in the outfield showing the ability to cover a lot of ground, making all plays hit his way. Really smart player with good instincts. Plays with aggression in all phases of the game and is fun to watch. Played the game the right way this afternoon. Very high upside individual with a bright future moving forward.

-Matt Arietta

Maryland commit Jacob Orr (2021, Frederick, Md.) is a middle infielder with a 5-foot-8, 165-pound frame and a natural ability to hit. The righthanded hitter starts with a slightly open stance and high hands. He uses a small leg trigger for timing and loads his hands back to start the swing. Swing is short and compact on a level plane while keeping his hands inside the ball. He typically produces line drives on the barrel of the bat to all fields. He displays mature hitting mechanics with an advanced ability to hit. Playing both second base and shortstop, the middle infielder showcases mature mechanics defensively as well. He moves well laterally, has a smooth glove, good hands, and makes quick transfers. His advanced footwork and decent arm strength consistently result in accurate throws to first base.

North Carolina commit Owen Flynn (2021, Windermere, Fla.) showcased an electric arm while pitching in relief for Tri State Arsenal Scout Team. The righthanded pitcher has a lanky, yet projectable 6-foot-3, 175-pound frame with room to fill out. In the windup, he takes a small lead step and transitions into a high leg kick. His leg-kick out of the stretch is abbreviated. He strides towards the plate after his leg lift goes up and nearly all the way back down to the ground. A good amount of force is generated from his powerful base. He has live arm action from a high three-quarters arm slot. His pitch repertoire includes an electric and intimidating fastball that averaged 89 mph and touched 91 mph. He also spins an incredibly effective 12-to-6 curveball that has heavy break. The spin rates on both the fastball and curveball are around 2250 rpm, meaning both pitches look similar to hitters on the way to the plate.

Roy "Bubba" Chandler (2021, Bogart, Ga.) is a righthanded pitcher and shortstop with an athletic 6-foot-2, 185-pound frame. On the mound, he threw three innings with six strikeouts, one hit allowed, and no runs scored. He throws across his body from a three-quarters arm slot. Showcasing decent arm action and good power from his athletic base, his stride finishes towards the righthanded batter’s box. His fastball sat from 82-85 mph and touched 87 mph a couple of times. Despite the mid-80s heat, the fastball played firm and looked deceptively quick. He also showed a good 11-to-5 curveball that could be thrown for a strike or as a swing-and-miss pitch. At the plate, the switch-hitter had repeatable mechanics from both sides. He displayed quick hands and a compact swing on a level plane. He controlled the barrel well and consistently made loud contact. From the left side, he went 2-for-3 with two singles. Batting righthanded, he went 1-for-3 with a hard-hit home run over the left field fence. Playing shortstop, the fast-twitch player showed smooth mechanics with good hands, quick transfers, and a good amount of range.

Treylen White (2021, Moore, S.C.) showed a large 6-foot-2, 210-pound frame with an athletic and strong build. The switch-hitting outfielder displayed a selectively aggressive approach, showing mature plate discipline and powerful swings when thrown in his hitting zone. His stance starts standing nearly straight up with a slightly open base and a high back elbow. The swing gets good extension as he typically hits the ball out front to the pull side. He makes hard contact consistently but still has extra power remaining from his frame and strength. The left fielder throws righthanded and fields the corner outfield well. In his limited defensive action, he took efficient routes to fly balls, looked smooth fielding ground balls, and made quick transfers on throws to the infield.

-Jake Martin

Ethan Gay (2020, Albany, Ga.) had a solid day Friday, going 2-for-3 with a double and run scored. Gray flashed pull side power from the left handed batter’s box with a hard line drive to the right field wall. The first baseman moves well for his size, he jogged into second base with ease. He also showed his ability to beat the shift by hitting a hard line drive directly over second base against a right field shift. With a 6-foot-1, 210-pound frame, the uncommitted 17-year-old still has plenty of room for added muscle. He also played well in the field, making all his plays and picking the ball well at first.

Matthew Mebane (2021, Hilton Head, S.C.) had a standout day at the plate for Game on Prospects 17U. He went 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBI. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder generates easy power with the bat. The right handed hitter’s triple one-hopped the wall in right-center. The uncommitted 17-year-old also moved pretty well for his size while showcasing sound defense at third base and a strong arm. Mebane projects well in all facets of his game. His swing is smooth and fluid as he keeps the barrel down through the zone.

Nick Tarantino (2020, Milton, Ga.) showed real promise on Saturday. At the plate, he went 2-for-2 with a double and a walk. He stands in the box with a wide base and open stance, standing virtually straight up. The uncommitted 17-year-old flashed quick hands and pop off of his bat all afternoon. With a long and lanky 6-foot-2, 195-pound frame, Tarantino has plenty of room to add muscle. He showed a strong arm behind the plate and is a pure athlete.

Gabriel (Gabe) Howard (2020, Lilburn, Ga.) did all the right things on Saturday. The second baseman showed outstanding skill on defense, and speed on the base paths. At second, Howard flashed soft hands, quick transfers, and a sure-fire glove with present arm strength and accurate throws. He threw out a runner at home as the cut off for the right fielder. Wiry and athletic at 5-foot-11, 160 pounds, the uncommitted prospect has plenty of room to add weight and muscle. At the plate, he went 2-for-2 with two infield singles.

Pirmin Brechbuhl (2020, Duluth, Ga.) was extremely impressive offensively on Saturday for the Ninth Inning Royals 17U Edwards. He went 3-for-3 with a home run, two doubles, and six RBI with two runs scored. The primary outfielder batted fifth as an extra hitter and did not take the field on defense. The uncommitted 17-year-old showed power to all fields, with each of his doubles going down the left field and right field lines, and he also hit a big three run home run to left field. He stands in the box with an open athletic stance on a slightly wider than shoulder’s width base. While utilizing a toe tap for timing and keeping his weight back, he starts his swing with a small hand load and fires quick hands to get fully extended down through zone. At 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, he shows present strength with a muscular build and moves very well. Highly projectable ball player.

-Jacob Jordan

Marshall Toole (2021, Decatur, Ga.) is a 5-foot-10, 165-pound catcher and outfielder. Toole’s a lefthanded batter at the plate and plays each play hard. Even on routine outs, he would sprint out of the box and go till he was out. He would keep his hands chest high. On his load, he would put all of his weight on his back foot before transitioning weight. In right field, he showed good instincts and had a good read on balls hit towards him. Anything hit in his general area, he had the jump and speed to run everything down.

Anthony Turner (2021, Suwanee, Ga.) is a 6-foot-2, 180-pound lefthanded pitcher. Starting the game on the rubber for Ozone Warriors 16u, Turner delivered a strong performance, keeping his team in the game. The southpaw has a slower delivery to the plate with a big slow leg kick that seems to drift towards the plate. The Suwanee native pitches for contact and does a good job of that, allowing soft hits that his defense was able to handle easily. He carries a low-80s fastball with a big looping 12-to-6 curve that drops in around the mid- to lower-60s. He does a good job keeping hitters off balance and working around trouble, working through 5 1/3 innings of one-hit ball while giving up one run.

-Brian Treadway

Breon Horne (2021, College Park, Ga.) showcased good barrel-to-ball skills with the ability to spray the ball all over the yard. At the plate he has a slow heart beat and uses his compact swing to let the ball travel and drive it where it is pitched. He starts with a slight crouch in his open righthanded stance and uses a high leg kick trigger before transferring his weight forward through his swing. His hands work nicely to the inside part of the ball with a level finish allowing him to stay though the zone and drive balls on a line. With a lean athletic frame, he projects well to add more power at the plate as he continues to fill out and create more extension through his swing.

Tyler Neely (2021, Union City, Ga.) possesses a very strong, physical frame at 5-foot-11, 180 pounds with room to continue to add more strength. At the plate, his lefthanded swing showed pull side power. His open stance and high hand set are triggered by a quiet stride. He works well to the inside part of the baseball creating a very true flight path to the pull side with lots of backspins and carry. His ability to stay short to the ball with a quick compact swing and high finish project well for gap to gap power as he continues to mature. Once the swing was over Neely displayed great speed going for extra bases on both of his hits on the day.

Kiobel Lugo (2020, Boston, Mass.) starts at the plate with an upright balanced stance with a high hand set. He uses a quiet stride and small hand load to create good separation pre swing. His quiet approach and good feel for the strike zone allowed him to work counts in his favor. He displayed a line drive-type swing with some pull side power. His ability to stay short to the ball and good extension allow for him to still have high contact rates even against higher velocity pitching. Defensively at third base he showed good range to his glove side with his ability to cut the ball off in the five six-hole. He works well through the ball with his feet allowing him to get in target and make a strong accurate throw. He projects well to continue to add power and speed as he continues to fill out his strong athletic 5-foot-11, 170-pound frame.

Corbin Shaw (2020, Conyers, Ga.) continued to show his great barrel-to-ball skills with loud contact in all three of his at-bats. He starts with an upright balanced stance and uses a low leg kick trigger to get his weight shifted to his backside. His direct swing path produces good power to all fields with a long high finish helping to create back spin and carry on his ball. He uses his big strong frame well through his swing generating plenty of power through his lower half. It will be interesting to watch the uncommitted power hitting corner infielder continue to mature as he adds more strength to his 6-foot-2, 200-pound frame.

Carson Beavers (2020, Blue Ridge, Ga.) displayed a fastball sitting 86-88 mph and topping out at 90 mph with good arm side life from a three-quarter arm slot. His high leg kick allows him to generate plenty of power on his backside before driving down the mound while keeping good direction to the plate. His quick short arm action creates good deception on his lively fastballs he is able to locate it to all four quadrants of the zone. With his breaking ball he showed a good slider sitting 76-78 mph with late sweeping action. His good command of these two offerings allowed for Beavers to go two scoreless innings in relief while giving up no hits. His 6-foot ,165-pound frame projects well to add more velocity as he continues to mature and fill out.

-Colton Olinger
 Give us your feedback
Copyright 1994-2019 by Perfect Game. All rights reserved. No portion of this information may be reprinted or reproduced without the written consent of Perfect Game.