Scout Day 2008: Conway Tigers


By: Austin Alexander-February 8, 2008

DoyleM-tossingback.JPGSunny skies, comfortable temps and a newly revamped playing surface at Conway High School segwayed into the evaluations of 38 players in the Tiger program. Conway is a favorite by many to contend for the Region IV-4A title, Head Coach Anthony Carroll and his troops have high expectations too.

On Friday afternoon, DP strolled in and was not blown away by the running times on a soft track but the bat of Mac Doyle (left) and arm of Colby Holmes certainly brightened up the affair…we even uncovered a diamond in the rough, seventh grader Jordan Gore. The next time we run into this club will be at the IP Classic in Georgetown, today we will crunch the numbers on the present and future of Conway baseball during the Tigers Scout Day breakdown.

60 Times

 Name  Class  60 Time
 Jeff Caskey  Sr  7.20
 Mac Doyle  Sr  7.16
 Sport Rabon  Sr  8.06
 Zach Yates  Sr  7.99
 James Floro  Sr  8.05
 Carl Blain  Sr  7.50
 Haddon Childs  Sr  8.05
 Allen Thompkins  Sr  7.19
 Ryne Hardwick  Jr  7.38
 Colby Holmes  Jr  7.38
 Bobby Watford  Jr  8.03
 Michael Frazier  Jr  7.38
 Matt Brown  Jr  7.49
 Danny Cole  Jr  7.60
 Hayden Watkins  Jr  7.89
 Justin Harrelson  Jr  7.86
 Terry Prince  So  7.62
 Josh Hardwick  So  7.60
 Cameron Perry  So  8.27
 Cannon Jordan  So  7.69
 Nicolas Greggory  So  7.53
 Eric Graham  So  7.88
 Ricky Smith  So  9.03
 Clay Altman  Fr  8.81
 Clint Richardson  Fr  –
 Cody Johnson  Fr  –
 Dixon Smith  Fr  8.38
 Michael McCants  Fr  9.58
 Cole Watson  8th  8.56
 Marcus Rogers  8th  8.08
 Trey Cooper  8th  8.17
 Tyson Larrimore  8th  7.76
 Dylan Tanner  8th  –
 Jordan Lee  8th  8.04
 Hunter Gerald  8th  8.65
 Jordan Gore  7th  9.03
 GK Young  7th  9.91
 Wilson Mishoe  7th  9.57

Catchers-Pop Times

 Name  Class  Pop Times
 Mac Doyle  Sr  2.11-2.17
 Ryne Hardwick  Jr  2.10-2.27
 Clay Altman  Fr  2.27-2.40

Top Outfield Arms

Rank  Name  Class
 1  Matt Brown  Jr
 2  Allen Thompkins  Sr
 3  Haddon Childs  Sr
 4  Justin Harrelson  Jr

Top Infield Actions 

 Rank  Name  Class
 1  Jeff Caskey  Sr
 2  Bobby Watford  Jr
 3  Ryne Hardwick  Jr
 4  Jordan Gore  7th
 5  Zach Yates  Sr

Top Infield Arms

 Rank  Name  Class
 1  Jeff Caskey  Sr
 2  Bobby Watford  Jr
 3  Zach Yates  Sr
 4  Josh Hardwick  So
 T5  Ryne Hardwick  Jr
 T5  Cannon Jordan  So

Best BP Round

 Rank  Name  Class
 1  Mac Doyle  Sr
 2  Ryne Hardwick  Jr
 3  Bobby Watford  Jr
 4  Jeff Caskey  Sr
 5  Cannon Jordan  So
 6  Colby Holmes  Jr
 7  Allen Thompkins  Sr
 8  Zach Yates  Sr
 9  Matt Brown  Jr
 10  GK Young  7th


 Name  Class  R/L  Fastball  Breaking Ball  Change-up
 Jeff Caskey  Sr  R  80-81  68  71-73 sink
 Sport Rabon  Sr  L  76-77  61-63  63
 James Floro  Sr  R  80-82  61-63  67
 Haddon Childs  Sr  R  80-81 cuts  70-71 good spin/tilt  76
 Colby Holmes  Jr  R  87  75 plus hard downer  76
 Bobby Watford  Jr  R  80-82  69-70 late break  74-76
 Matt Brown  Jr  R  82-83  65-66 solid  71
 Hayden Watkins  Jr  R  75  –  65-68
 Justin Harrelson  Jr  R  72-75  56  65
 Cameron Perry  Soph  R  69-70  61-63  67
 Clay Altman  Fr  R  73-74  63  –

Top Prospects

Rank  Name  Class  Scout notes
 1  Colby Holmes  Jr  Bonafide arm strength guy with improved secondary stuff; should come off the recruiting board soon
 2  Mac Doyle  Sr  Has discovered the opposite field gap, clearly an offensive threat; athletic catcher
 3  Jeff Caskey  Sr  Improved defensive skills at SS make his stock rise but versatility make him invaluable
 4  Bobby Watford  Jr  Solid breaking ball from the bump, good actions and arm in the middle, clutch hitter, good all-around player
 5  Matt Brown  Jr  Very solid RF arm with pop in his bat; interesting on the bump too
 6  Jordan Gore  7th  Very young, very small, very talented; if physical attributes catch up with fundamentals, he could be a good one!
 7  Ryne Hardwick  Jr  Good athlete that can play multiple positions effectively, physical maturity has ball jumping off his bat
 8  James Floro  Sr  Resent transfer from Long Island and should figure into the Tiger pitching plans; definite ‘follow’ among 2008 grads
 9  Allen Thompkins  Sr  Ran well, showcased a solid arm from the outfield and has some pop
 T10  Cannon Jordan  Soph  Left-handed hitter with some pop and has some arm strength, projects at an infield corner or in outfield
 T10  Haddon Childs  Sr  Low-80’s fastball with a good hook that should miss barrels