DP Scout Day: Airport Eagles

By: David List – February 9, 2009

Diamond Prospects rolled into Airport High School to see what the Eagles would bring to the table for their 2009 campaign. Coach John Johnson will field a very young team this year, in a tough 3A region, with only three seniors on the roster. Regardless, hopes are high for this Airport team, behind the arm of Derek Cushman.

60’s

 Name  Grade  Time
 Chris Baldwin 12 7.00
 Tyler Sturkie 12 7.22 
 Brandon Meadows  11  7.68
 Derek Cushman 11  7.15 
 W.T. Murden 11  6.85 
 Lucas Knight 11  7.19 
 Jordan Williams 10  7.41 
 Zach Hawley 11  7.49 
 Marshal Taylor 11  — 
 Josh Tucker 12  7.37 
 Preston Whitaker 7.66 
 Eric Wilkes 10  7.11 
 Justin Shannon 11  7.81 
 Dylan Parker 11  7.53 
 Stuart Pound 11  7.41 
 Ryan Sturkie 10  7.41 
 Zach Shirley 10  8.03 
 Caleb Rivers 10  7.45 
 Casey Parker 7.41 
 Austin Hawley 8.25 
 Forest Arnold 8.40 
 Philip Walker 10  7.35 

Catchers-Pop Times

 Name  Grade  Time
 Zach Hawley 11 2.15-2.28 
 Casey Parker 8 2.25-2.31 
 Jordan Williams 10 2.06-2.15 
 Lucas Knight 11  2.06-2.09

Top Outfield Arms

 Rank  Name  Grade
 1  Derek Cushman  11
 2  Zach Hawley  11
 3  Chris Baldwin  12
 4  Eric Wilkes  10

Top Infield Arms

 Rank  Name  Grade
 1  Tyler Sturkie  12
 2  Lucas Knight  11
 3  Stuart Pound   11
 4  WT Murden  11
 5  Dylan Parker  11

Top Infield Actions

 Rank  Name  Grade
 1  Lucas Knight  11
 2  Tyler Sturkie  12
 3  Stuart Pound  11
 4  Dylan Parker  11

Top BP Round/Swing

 Rank  Name  Grade
 1  Lucas Knight  11
 2  Eric Wilkes  10
 3  Zach Hawley  11
 4  Jordan Williams  10
 5  WT Murden  11
 6  Chris Baldwin  12
 7  Tyler Sturkie  12
 8  Stuart Pound  11
 9  Dylan Parker  11

Bullpens

 Name  Grade  R/L  FB  CB  CH  Notes
 Chris Baldwin  12  R  75-77  64    
 Brandon Meadows  11  R  75-76  56    
 Derek Cushman  11  R  81-83  68  75  
 WT Murden  11  R  78-80  69-70  spl 70  
 Zach Hawley  11  R  75-78  65-67    
 Stuart Pound  11  R  79-80  65-67    
 Zach Shirley  10  R  67-69  56    
 Caleb Rivers  10  R  75-76  58    
 Austin Hawley  7  R  70  61    

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

Top Prospects

 Rank  Name  Grade  Position
 1  Derek Cushman  11  P
 2  Eric Wilkes  10  OF
 3  Lucas Knight  11  INF
 4  Tyler Sturkie  12  INF
 5  WT Murden  11  INF

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