DP Scout Day: Carolina Forest Panthers

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By: Dominick Duggan – November 21, 2011

orlandochris-power10.jpgWith Thanksgiving on the horizon and Carolina Forest High School wrapping up it’s fall season, Diamond Prospects was there to catch a glimpse of what the Panthers will have to offer when the spring season arrives in 2012. Despite a bit of soggy conditions, you could not ask for a better day from Mother Nature in mid-November with 75 degrees and clear skies. 

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knaberich-balance10.jpgPitching will most definitely be the cornerstone for Head Coach Jack Jolly’s team this season, which is why he decided to shut down the majority of his staff on this particular afternoon. grayrobert-power10.jpgThere is no doubt that he will make every effort to protect the Panthers most coveted asset; a pitching staff that is full of experience and headlined by seniors Erich Knab (left), Robert Gray (right) and Chris Orlando (top). With most of the pitching staff in a resting mode and a handful of upper-classmen absent from the workout, today really gave us an opportunity to see how deep the 2012 Panthers will be, also a snapshot of the program’s future.

60’s

 Name  Grade  Time
 Joshua Fryar  12  7.36
 Robert Gray  12  7.51
 Erich Knab  12  7.01
 Tyler Kochan  12  7.44
 Chris Orlando  12  7.00
 Joshua Abercrombie  11  7.71
 Dillon Blunier  11  7.30
 Cullen Marcis  11  7.27
 Justin Nunes  11  7.83
 Tyler Wyeth  11  7.71
 Ryan Flynn  10  7.24
 Robert Jolly  10  7.65
 Austin Kelly  10  8.60
 Camren Schildt  10  7.40
 Logan White  10  7.83
 Joey Dwulet  9  8.31
 Noah McKeaige  9  8.60
 Cameron Cauble  9  7.38
 Sloan Drummonds  9  7.25
 Drew Dyar  9  9.90
 Bryan Forbes  9   10.30
 Andrew Brong  9  8.50

DP Note: 60’s were run on a soft/wet track.

Catchers-Pop Times

 Name  Grade  Time
 Robert Jolly  10  2.01
 Joey Dwulet  9  2.47
 Drew Dyar  9  2.44

Outfield-Top Arms

 Rank  Name  Grade
 1  Erich Knab  12
 2  Robert Gray  12
 3  Chris Orlando  12
 4  Camren Schildt  10
 5  Cullen Marcis  11

Infield-Top Arms

 Rank  Name  Grade
 1  Tyler Wyeth  11
 2  Joshua Fryar  12
 3  Justin Nunes  11
 4  Logan White  10
 5  Cameron Cauble  9

Infield-Top Actions

 Rank  Name  Grade
 1  Joshua Fryar  12
 2  Justin Nunes  11
 3  Tyler Wyeth  11
 4  Logan White  10
 5  Andrew Brong  9

Hitters-Top BP Rounds/Swings

 Rank  Name  Grade
 1  Tyler Wyeth  11
 2  Joshua Fryar  12
 3  Chris Orlando  12
 4  Erich Knab  12
 5  Robert Gray  12
 6  Robert Jolly  10
 7  Cullen Marcis  11
 8  Tyler Kochan  12
 9  Justin Nunes  11
 10  Joey Dwulet  9

Pitchers-Bullpens

 Name  Grade  R/L  FB  CB/SL  CH
 Cullen Marcis  11  R  74-75  61-64  56-60 
 Tyler Wyeth  11  R  80-83  69-71  67-70
 Sloan Drummonds  9  R  67-69        —  55-59

DP Note: All velocity readings were recorded with a Stalker radar gun.

Top Prospects

 Rank  Name  Grade  Position
 1  Erich Knab  12  P/OF 
 2  Christopher Orlando  12  P/OF
 3  Robert Gray  12  P/OF
 4  Joshua Fryar  12  2B/SS
 5  Robert Jolly  10  C
 6  Tyler Wyeth  11  P/1B

DP Note: Prospect Rankings are based on the player’s current ability level combined with how he projects at the next level.