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 -Red Bank Invitational: Prospect Info-

Mikah Conner - 2023, Westwood HS, INF, Uncommitted: Quite the surprise we found on the campus of White Knoll HS on Saturday evening. Initially, Conner caught the eye due to his solid footwork, actions and confident throw across the field. When jogging off the field we noticed the youthful face and had to do some more digging on who this young man was. Immediately after, Conner smoked a ball to right-centerfield. Even though he is a freshman, he plays the game carefree and relaxed. Struggles will obviously come for the freshman, but all signs point to him not letting that wear him down. Cannot and no need to tag this kid at moment but definitely one worth following from this point forward!

KingSkylar bases20Skylar King - 2022, Brookland-Cayce HS, OF/LHP, Uncommitted: Caught our first glimpse of King last spring on the campus of Blythewood HS for a DP Scrimmage and since then King has been a player of interest. King is a three-sport guy who just returned to the diamond a few weeks ago. Lefty hitter and thrower that has an idea with the bat and arm strength as well. In the field, he glides from left-center to right with no issues and was witnessed chasing a ball down in the gap with ease. In the box, no velocity overwhelms him can get out of the box with a purpose. Small glimpse of King on the mound as well as he touched 83 MPH on a brutal night to toe the rubber. Breaking ball is inconsistent right now, but with his limited time back on the field, it will come. In all, King seems to have the “it” factor when he steps between the lines. Not going to play too high or low but will piece together solid AB’s, do his job on the bump and patrol the grass with the best of them. Also heard he is not too shabby on the gridiron either.

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BJ Williams – 2020, Westwood HS, RHP, Eastern Kentucky signee: Easy to see why there is some chatter about this lean and loose 6-5/175 prospect. We rolled up during the third inning of Williams game and saw everything we needed in the 1.5 innings of work. FB sat 84-86 and CB showed depth at 73 MPH. Williams has a calm and collected demeanor to him that is very attractive when projecting him out. Very business-like on the mound with a quiet confidence to him. There have been some similar attributes compared to CJ Edwards. A total wild card here and we can’t wait to see what the finished product looks like in the coming years. {Video} 

ThomasHayden throw20Hayden Thomas – 2023, Brookland-Cayce HS, LHP, Uncommitted: What a difference a year makes. Last year at this same event we saw this timid eighth grader toe the rubber and it didn’t go so well for him, but we saw the potential. Thomas has gained a ton of experience over the past year and we are looking at a promising top tier D1 arm now. There are still some things to work on, but this is a freshman we are talking about. Tonight’s outing was impressive. Bulldog-type mentality with three pitches he can throw in any count - and did. The young lefty beams with confidence and shows command of the entire field when he is at work. FB sat 81-83 MPH on this evening. CB (69-71) projects as a big bender and he already possesses a swing-and-miss CH (70-74). If any jump is made over the course of this year, don’t be surprised to see early offers start flowing in.

GodinDalton throw20Dalton Gobin – 2022, Cane Bay HS, RHP, Uncommitted: Gobin is a prime example of the radar not reflecting what his arm speed is currently. It just has not translated over to numbers on the gun yet. FB sat 82-83 topping 84 MPH but the arm speed showed us a mid to upper-80’s guy before too long. To go along with a quick arm, Gobin also flashed a sharp slider at 72-74 MPH and a CH at 75-76 MPH. This should be a huge year for the sophomore as innings stack up. Could bust onto the scene come summertime. 

Alex Lyon – 2021, White Knoll HS, RHP, Uncommitted: Side arm guys with command are hard to find on the prep level but Lyon jumped on that page this weekend. The junior throws slightly lower than the side arm slot but shows complete command of the bottom half of the zone and both sides of the plate. Infielders better be on their toes when he is on the bump b/c it is ground ball after ground ball all day. FB sat 77-78 MPH and he flashes a slurve from same slot at 66-68 MPH. Lyon pitches with solid pace and never breaks his routine. If a velocity jump is made and he continues to pound the lower half of the zone like he did tonight, this a solid add to some colleges’ bullpen. 

-Notables-

DunlapKameron pg19Kameron Dunlap - 2020, White Knoll HS, LHP/OF, South Carolina signee: Dunlap is the obvious leader of the Timberwolves club. He keeps the dugout loose and was a terror on the basepaths all weekend. In the first five contests, he has swiped five bags. Smoked a ball Friday night to straight away center. Dunlap will continue to grab everyone’s attention with his gifted left wing that has ran fastballs up to 92 MPH. Athletic southpaws with quick arms catches the attention of all scouts! {Video}

Stephen West - 2021, James Island HS, RHP, Uncommitted: Tough start to the 2020 season for Mr. West as he struggled mightily in his start. Fastball was up to 82 MPH but with a pitch of promise in the breaking ball. Dropped it an 67-70 MPH but it does show shape. Along with his personal struggles with command, his defense struggled behind him as well. Give West credit for keeping his composure on this night.

Reign Lybrand - 2021, White Knoll HS, 1B, Uncommitted: Not many around play the game with as much passion as Mr. Lybrand. Nice hustle play out of the box that looked to be a 'can of corn' to centerfield and he ended up standing on second base. He takes healthy, uppercut hacks in the dish and it paid off with a ball deposited over the rightfield fence on Friday night in blustery conditions.

Gabe White - 2021, Cane Bay HS, INF, Uncommitted: One of the Cobra players that stuck out on the diamond on Saturday night. Arm strength was present, and actions check out as well. Didn’t square a ball up against the opposition but showed the ability to battle off some tough pitches. White has the ability to play second base as well.

Brycen Johnson -2021, Brookland-Cayce HS, C, Uncommitted: Got a glimpse of Johnson on two separate occasions this weekend and when watching, we continue to be more and more intrigued. Very active behind the dish and registered a best POP time of 2.12. Also spun on a couple heaters including one for a double. Another name unknown going into the weekend came away with the “follow” tag.

Eddie Olmeda - 2020, Westwood HS, OF, USC-Lancaster signee: Small snapshot of Olmeda after his first view at Pro Day in January. Strong physical kid that showed the ability to take healthy hacks on fastballs. Arm strength and footspeed checks out as well. One of the diamonds in the rough that could really blossom at the college level with more experience. {Video}  

Other Notables: Adam Krissinger (2020, Brookland-Cayce HS, USC-Aiken, RHP), Michael Love (2021, Lakewood HS, OF), Kristofer Blanco (2020, Cane Bay HS, Coker, INF/OF), Jordan Wise (2022, Brookland-Cayce HS, UTL), Dylan Johnson (2021, White Knoll HS, C), Micah Shivers (2021, Brookland-Cayce HS, 2B), Andon Dodds (2021, White Knoll HS, UTL), Ryan Williamson (2022, Brookland-Cayce HS, MIF), Jackson Thomas (2023, Brookland-Cayce HS, 3B)