DP Scout Day: Brookland-Cayce Bearcats

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Hucks-stride.JPGBy: David List-January 13, 2009

Diamond Prospects stopped in at Brookland-Cayce, during class on Tuesday, to see what the Bearcats would bring to the table a year after being crowned 3A state champions. There are eight vacancies to fill by Coach Brian Hucks (left), as graduation took a toll on the starting line-up from last year. hall.james.jpgSeveral players looked poised to jump into the roles vacated by last year’s seniors. At the front of the list are seniors James Hall (right) and Matt Martin, followed closely by some underclassmen in Kenyatta Castleberry and Michael Gilroy.  

This group will head into the season with some big shoes to fill, but ultimately is was evident that these players believe they can make another run at the title in 2009. 


60’s

 Name  Grade  Time
 Matt Martin 12  7.47
 Garrett Williams 11  7.22
 Foster Stephens 11  6.88 
 Zach Lambert 11  8.09
 Alex Nettles 12   7.34 
 Austin Harris 12   7.48
 James Hall 12   7.04
 Brandon Sizemore 10   7.33
 Zack Warner 10   7.62
 TJ Hoard 10  7.59
 Kenyatta Castleberry 11   7.18
 Tanner Petrey 10  7.56
 Michael Gilroy 10   7.54
 Ashley Corley 12   7.84
 Nick Horton 11   7.28
 Jeremy Brazzell 12   7.34
 Zack Lawson 10   7.18
 Chad Blackwell 11   7.44
 Cole Jacobs  8.69

Catchers-Pop Times

 Name  Grade  Time
 Zach Lawson  10  2.00-2.11
 Zach Lambert  11  2.22-2.34
 Austin Harris  12  1.89-1.99

Top Outfield Arms

 Rank  Name  Grade
 1   James Hall  12
 2  Jeremy Brazzell  12
 3  Foster Stephens  11
 4  Michael Gilroy  10
 5  Alex Nettles  12

Top Infield Arms

 Rank  Name  Grade
 1  Garrett Williams  11
 2  Kenyatta Castleberry  11
 3  Matt Martin  12
 4  Nick Horton  11
 5  Brandon Sizemore  10

Top Infield Actions

 Rank  Name  Grade
 1  Kenyatta Castleberry  11
 2  Matt Martin  12
 3  Brandon Sizemore  10
 4  TJ Hoard  10
 5  Garrett Williams  11

Top BP Round/Swing

 Rank  Name  Grade
 1  James Hall  12
 2  Matt Martin  12
 3  Kenyatta Castleberry  11
 4  Foster Stephens  11
 5  Austin Harris  12
 6  Zach Warner  10
 7  Michael Gilroy  10
 8  Nick Horton  11
 9  Jeremy Brazzell  12
 10  Ashley Corley  12

Bullpens  

 Name  Grade  R/L  FB  CB  CH  Notes
 James Hall  12  R  84-86  67-68  74-75  Slider 78 with a late jump
 Jeremy Brazzell  12  R  82-84  68-70  73  CB has depth
 Alex Nettles  12  R  78-81  66-67  —  Keeps the ball down and hits spots well
 Michael Gilroy  10  L  80-84  66  73  Excellent arm-side run on fastball
 Garrett Williams  11  R  78-79  71  73  Submarine pitcher. Good frisby CB when located
 Nick Horton  11  R 77-78   58-59  68  Good command of all pitches

DP Note: All velocity readings were recorded with a Stalker radar gun out of the stretch.

Top Prospects

 Rank  Name  Grade  Position
 1  James Hall  12  P/OF
 2  Michael Gilroy  10  P/OF
 3  Kenyatta Castleberry  11  SS/2B
 4  Jeremy Brazzell  12  P/OF
 5  Matt Martin  12  SS/2B

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