Scout Day: 2007

-DP Scout Day-

January 28-Heathwood Hall

Pitchers

Name High School MPH Scout Notes
John Bolding Pickens 88 Good arm strength with plenty of upside
Kyle Deese Chapman 88 Plus change-up to complement upper 80’s fastball
Marty Gantt North Augusta 83 Quick, darting slider is a quality out-pitch
Alex Gilstrap Easley 86 High slot with flat fastball but downhill
Ben Henry Loris 86 Loose arm and easy delivery are very projectable
Cory Hopper Easley 85 Lanky right-hander with heavy sinking action
Drew Mahaffey Summerville 84 Solid three-pitch guy with command
Anthony Markham Summerville 84 Improved breaking pitch to go along with out-pitch change-up
Brandon Miller Emerald 87 Fastball/change-up guy that pounds the bottom of the zone
Richard Mounce Blythewood 89 Pure arm strength righty with improved off-speed stuff and heavy fastball
Steven Neff Lancaster 88 Good feel for three pitches and sturdy body spell pro interest
Nick Osterman Stratford 86 Sharp curveball serves as his out-pitch
James Rawls Batesburg-Leesville 87 Command issues on this day but has a loose and live arm; very projectable
Neal Strange Irmo 83 Off-speed stuff and frame could be tighter
Adam Westmoreland Brookland-Cayce 86 Much improved curveball and change-up round out arsenal of the upper-80’s southpaw
Hamilton Bennett Fort Mill 85 Locates like a champ with plus change-up and durable arm
Rob Harding Spring Valley 85 Late movement and tight slider from a low 3/4 slot
Austin Stuart North Augusta 85 Tight curveball to go with good command
Brian Harrison Hilton Head 85 Heavy fastball with a quality slider; good frame
Drew Wingo Mauldin 90 Moved from behind the plate to the rubber and sat at 88-90 with tailing action

Note: Velocity is from a Stalker Radar Gun, we have listed their peak MPH

Catchers

Name High School 60 Pop Scout Notes
Tony Micklon Sumter 7.50 2.01 Quality catch/throw guy in junior class
Rhett Stafford Cheraw 6.79 1.96 Unique blend of power and speed; has improved behind the dish
Trey Wimmer Greenwood 8.07 2.05 Quality receiver and blocks well; good power
Drew Wingo Mauldin 7.32 1.99 Plus arm strength is obvious; must improve receiving and throwing accuracy

Note: Pop time listed was their top time

Infielders

Name High School 60 Scout Notes
Taylor Black Easley 7.14 Very solid defensive performer who can do the little things at the plate and on the bases; projects as a 2B
Michael Dangerfield Berkeley 7.48 Reliable hands and good footwork in the middle; projects as a 2B
Chance Farr White Knoll 7.30 Scrappy player with good instincts; projects as a 2B
Rob Harding Spring Valley 7.80 Solid defensive 3B with good arm and actions at the corner; middle-of-the-order bat
Arturo Mogrezutt Easley 6.86 Combines speed, pop and arm strength; projects as a 3B
Larry Perry Fairfield-Central 6.78 Slick fielding infielder with 2B arm; good feet and actions
Austin Stuart North Augusta 6.94 Good enough arm to play on left-side of infield, projects as a plus 2B
Sean Sullivan AC Flora 7.16 Steady in every phase of the game; very projectable body
Brett Thomas AC Flora 8.18 Great balance, swing and pop; better defensively at 1B than given credit for
Scott Wingo Mauldin 6.97 It’s a quick discussion on who the best defensive shortstop is; handles the bat well too

Outfielders

Name High School 60 Scout Notes
Austin Ashmore Greer N/A Good swing with power to all fields; throws well; very projectable frame
Thomas Brittle Berkeley 6.97 Slashing hitter with occasional pop; throws well
Nick Cassidy Hillcrest 8.00 Some pop in his bat and showed more arm strength on this day
Patrick Dolan Summerville 7.24 Legit arm strength, ball has plenty of carry and is accurate; has juice in his bat
Konstantine Diamaduros Spartanburg 7.23 Live drive machine; doubles will become homeruns as body continues to mature
Alex Dozier Dorman 6.94 Singles hitter to all fields; good baserunner with improved throwing arm
Brian Harrison Hilton Head 7.29 Pure swing from the right side with power to both fields; good athlete with arm strength
Bennett Jordan York 7.07 Good athlete with energy; swung the wood well; solid arm
Adam Matthews White Knoll 6.78 Plus runner with average arm but gap power from a strong frame
Jarred Phillips Pickens 6.85 Runs well, has pop in his bat and shows arm strength; plays with energy
Jonathan Scott Spartanburg 6.77 Good runner with solid arm strength; un-signed guy who opened some eyes on this day
Jonathon Sharpe Conway 6.98 Linebacker body with speed and pop in his bat
Brandon Sills Lexington 6.80 Makes solid contact, can run, throws well enough to play both outfield corners; has pro body right now
Travis Witherspoon Sumter 6.98 Good balance and swing; could hit with more power as body fills out; good defensive outfielder
Nick Ferguson Lancaster 7.25 Good swing with pop in his bat; has become a better runner
Jay Rich Hillcrest 7.45 Sturdy body with good swing; sports an arm good enough for RF

-Top Prospects-

Pitchers

Rank Name High School Class Committed
1 Steven Neff Lancaster 2007 South Carolina
2 Richard Mounce Blythewood 2008 Clemson
3 Brandon Miller Emerald 2007 South Carolina

Catchers

Rank Name High School Class Committed
1 Rhett Stafford Cheraw 2007 Marshall
2 Drew Wingo Mauldin 2007 Presbyterian
3 Tony Micklon Sumter 2008 Uncommitted

Infielders

Rank Name High School Class Committed
1 Scott Wingo Mauldin 2007 South Carolina
2 Arturo Mogrezutt Easley 2007 Uncommitted
3 Brett Thomas AC Flora 2007 North Carolina

Outfielders

Rank Name High School Class Committed
1 Austin Ashmore Greer 2008 South Carolina
2 Jarred Phillips Pickens 2007 Clemson
3 Adam Matthews White Knoll 2008 South Carolina

Overall

Rank Name High School Class Committed
1 Steven Neff Lancaster 2007 South Carolina
2 Rhett Stafford Cheraw 2007 Marshall
3 Austin Ashmore Greer 2008 South Carolina
4 Richard Mounce Blythewood 2008 Clemson
5 Jarred Phillips Pickens 2007 Clemson
6 Scott Wingo Mauldin 2007 South Carolina
7 Adam Matthews White Knoll 2008 South Carolina
8 Brandon Miller Emerald 2007 South Carolina
9 Arturo Mogrezutt Easley 2007 Uncommitted
10 Brett Thomas AC Flora 2007 North Carolina

Note: Projections and rankings are based on a pro scale and Sunday’s performance, coupled with previous viewings.

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