2014 Under Armour Futures South – Top Tools


OF Tucker Maxwell
(Georgia commit)
OF Nick Wilhite
(Georgia Tech commit)
SS Austin Wilhite
(Georgia Tech commit)
OF Bradford Jenkins

TOP RUNNING TIMES
60 Yards Name Bio
6.70 Tucker Maxwell OF – 6-0/180 – L/L – 2016 – Lambert HS – GA
6.78 Nick Wilhite OF – 5-9/163 – L/L – 2016 – Buford HS – GA
6.79 Austin Wilhite SS – 5-9/160 – R/R – 2016 – Buford HS – GA
6.90 Bradford Jenkins OF – 5-10/170 – R/R – 2016 – Union Grove HS – GA
7.00 Will Benson OF/1B – 6-4/220 – L/L – 2016 – The Westminster Schools – GA
7.00 Joshua Lowe 3B/RHP – 6-3/190 – L/R – 2016 – Pope HS – GA
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TOP HITTING ABILITY
Name Bio Remarks
Daniel Seres C/OF – 5-11/184 – R/R – 2016 – Sequoyah HS – GA Balanced & simple approach – full move thru the zone – impressive bat speed and muzzle velocity
Tucker Maxwell OF – 6-0/180 – L/L – 2016 – Lambert HS – GA Loose swing with ability to accelerate barrel thru zone – full stroke with extension out front thru contact
Cage Cox C – 5-10/180 – L/R – 2016 – Cairo HS – GA Excellent hand-eye translated to barrel accuracy – coordinated stroke – rotated core to deliver barrel – consistently squared balls up – line drive gap to gap approach –
Cash Case SS – 6-1/186 – S/R – 2017 – Montverde Academy – FL Capable switch hitter – his hands work from both sides and he has advanced feel for hitting – Has better bat speed and a fuller move from the left side of the plate & appears to have a higher ceiling this way – though his right handed stroke is simple and steady & seemingly built for consistent line drive contact
Tyler Daughtry SS – 5-10/175 – L/R – 2016 – Veterans HS – GA Aggressive approach with excellent bat speed – full move thru the zone – has leverage to pull side – ball got off bat with excellent life
Joshua Lowe 3B/RHP – 6-3/190 – L/R – 2016 – Pope HS – GA Short path to contact – nearly inside out but worked well for him – approach and stroke seem built for hard contact up the middle and the other way – line drives thru oppo gap
Xzavion Curry SS – 5-11/185 – R/R – 2016 – Mays HS – GA Strong wrists/forearms allow him to take full advantage of excellent hand-eye coordination – short and quick stroke – consistently got barrel to contact and generated backspin
Nick Wilhite OF – 5-9/163 – L/L – 2016 – Buford HS – GA Able to whip barrel thru the zone – line drive approach to big part of ballpark – ball left barrel with good life
Austin Wilhite SS – 5-9/160 – R/R – 2016 – Buford HS – GA Has hand-eye coordination and barrel accuracy – short path bordering on inside out – line drive spray approach – advanced feel for hitting
Tervont Johnson SS/OF – 6-0/165 – L/R – 2016 – Mays HS – GA Quick hands to contact – his best moves are impressive – loose on good path with bat speed – if he can get lower half and core under control he stands to make a big jump

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C Daniel Seres OF Livingston Morris 1B Jaquez Williams OF/1B Will Benson

TOP RAW POWER
Name Bio Remarks
Livingston Morris OF – 6-4/215 – R/R – 2016 – Etowah HS – GA Impressive muzzle velocity – looked like he was hitting a different ball than everyone else – on cold day with wind blowing hard in he was able to drive balls thru the wind – attacks ball with combo of speed and strength
Jaquez Williams 1B – 6-3/225 – L/R – 2016 – East Coweta HS – GA Resembles Ryan Howard (Philadelphia Phillies 1B) both physically and with stroke / tools – excellent strength thru contact – ball got off wood bat with ease – future big power
Will Benson OF/1B – 6-4/220 – L/L – 2016 – The Westminster Schools – GA Comparable to a young Jason Heyward (Atlanta Braves OF) – there is some stiffness to his stroke but he is very strong thru contact and the ball reacts very well off his bat – has idea with route to contact – his best moves are impressive – high ceiling
Alex Vanderstok 3B/RHP – 6-1/180 – R/R – 2016 – West Forsythe HS – NC Unique path and swing angle – gets barrel outside and around but has ability to create backspin – excellent muzzle velocity – combines excellent bat speed with leverage to naturally drive the ball
Daniel Seres C/OF – 5-11/184 – R/R – 2016 – Sequoyah HS – GA Made a lot of hard contact – combined bat speed and strength thru contact to consistently drive the ball – probably more power frequency than pure raw power – but he can impact the ball enough to easily drive it out of the ballpark
Cole Jackson C – 6-2/215 – R/R – 2016 – Sandy Creek HS – GA Once hands got moving forward they worked with speed and strength – aggressive and full move – ball got off barrel with life and had backspin for carry thru OF

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TOP ARM STRENGTH
Name Bio Remarks
Will Benson OF/1B – 6-4/220 – L/L – 2016 – The Westminster Schools – GA 91 mph – overpowers ball on release – flight and arrival aren't the same as exit from hand – potential for wow arm with looser and more controlled stroke
Xzavion Curry SS – 5-11/185 – R/R – 2016 – Mays HS – GA 90 mph – generated velocity on exit and easy carry across the infield from compact arm stroke – doesn't need feet set under him to make strong throws – usable arm strength
Livingston Morris OF – 6-4/215 – R/R – 2016 – Etowah HS – GA 90 mph – powerful arm stroke – after leaving on strong angle throws carried a long way and held life thru target – ball didn't appear to lose much (if any) life along flight to target
Joshua Lowe 3B/RHP – 6-3/190 – L/R – 2016 – Pope HS – GA 89 mph – spun ball well – throws left hand with life after easy stroke – carried well across infield
Alex Vanderstok 3B/RHP – 6-1/180 – R/R – 2016 – West Forsythe HS – NC 89 mph – loose arm – good stroke resulted in lively exit and strong carry across infield
Jecorrah Arnold SS/OF – 6-0/165 – R/R – 2017 – Clarke Central HS – GA 87 mph – was able to drive throws across the infield on a strong line when needed – also showed ability to make off throws moving to his glove side
Cole Jackson C – 6-2/215 – R/R – 2016 – Sandy Creek HS – GA 87 mph – even with compact arm stroke and ultra quick release he was able to drive throws on a downward angle and thru bag
Tucker Maxwell OF – 6-0/180 – L/L – 2016 – Lambert HS – GA 85 mph – throws left hand on strong line – stayed down and tracked on line – arriving life better than life on exit from hand
Daniel Seres C/OF – 5-11/184 – R/R – 2016 – Sequoyah HS – GA 83 mph – compact arm stroke from OF and behind plate – throws maintained strong line thru target – especially from behind plate – highly functional arm – played well above velo
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SS/2B William Holland SS Tyler Daughtry
(Florida State commit)
3B/RHP Alex Vanderstok  SS Xzavion Curry
 

TOP FIELDING ABILITY
Name Bio Remarks
William Holland SS/2B – 5-10/168 – R/R – 2016 – Collins Hill HS – GA Exciting defender in the infield – supremely athletic and borderline acrobatic actions – excellent hands and body control – quick and easy first step – maintained control of his body to make everything look simple and easy – seems to have a shot to stay at SS – versatile enough to standout at 3B and 2B as well
Tucker Maxwell OF – 6-0/180 – L/L – 2016 – Lambert HS – GA Moved with quickness and ease – efficient with first step – accelerated quickly – has straight line speed to cover ground – potential to stick in CF with more arm than required for the position
Bradford Jenkins OF – 5-10/170 – R/R – 2016 – Union Grove HS – GA Easy and fluid actions – maintained body control and worked thru the ball well – efficient with routes and angles and has playable speed to cover ground
Alex Vanderstok 3B/RHP – 6-1/180 – R/R – 2016 – West Forsythe HS – NC Appears to have a nose for the ball – moved feet well and kept body in ideal positions to make plays – hands worked soft out front – spun the ball easily across the infield with plus arm in reserve
Tyler Daughtry SS – 5-10/175 – L/R – 2016 – Veterans HS – GA Excellent hands were enhanced by angles – instinctually positioned body and worked thru play with momentum to target – efficient and direct with actions yet fluid and athletic
Nick Wilhite OF – 5-9/163 – L/L – 2016 – Buford HS – GA Athletic actions – naturally able to move quickly without much effort – kept body in idea positions to make plays – spun ball very well across the infield
Matt Cole SS/RHP – 6-2/148 – R/R – 2016 – Kennesaw Mountain HS – GA Even at less than 100% physically his defensive skills were apparent – natural and fluid actions with body control to make plays off balance and on the run – quick release on throws across the infield – crisp double play work – well rounded defender

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TOP POP TIMES
Time Name Bio Remarks
1.87 Cole Jackson C – 6-2/215 – R/R – 2016 – Sandy Creek HS – GA Workout times consistently sub 1.9 – anticipates and works body / feet to left – ultra quick exchange – strong arm
1.95 Daniel Seres C/OF – 5-11/184 – R/R – 2016 – Sequoyah HS – GA Simple and easy release – athletically coordinated – compact arm stroke – throws had strength thru the bag – consistently around 2.0 with low of 1.95
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TOP FASTBALLS
Velo Name Bio Remarks
93 Alex Speas RHP – 6-3/185 – R/R – 2016 – McEachern HS – GA Sat 90-91 – touched 93 – electric arm and FB exit – pitch had plane and jumped on hitters – had control but not command
91 Tony Locey RHP – 6-2/210 – R/R – 2016 – Hardaway HS – GA Sat 89-90 – touched 91 – heavy FB worked in the bottom of the zone – aggressive and effectively wild – had control but many hitters clearly had hints of fear
89 Zachary Strickland RHP – 6-1/185 – R/R – 2016 – Ware County HS – GA In 86-87 range had late natural cut action – straighter in 88-89 range – around plate – drove FB downhill well from short arm stroke
89 Joshua Lowe RHP/3B – 6-3/190 – L/R – 2016 – Pope HS – GA Filled up zone early with 88-89 – occasional late arm side run – showed signs of command and ability to work both sides of plate – advanced feel for pitch
88 Trevor Hillhouse LHP – 6-6/195 – L/L – 2016 – Woodstock HS – GA Sat around 86 with tailing arm side life – touched 88 – stayed tall and used leverage to drive pitches downhill – good combination of plane and life – low effort arm stroke made FB jump on hitters – clean delivery and mechanics allow for command
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RHP Alex Speas RHP Tony Locey RHP Zachary Strickland LHP Trevor Hillhouse
RHP Alex Speas RHP Tony Locey
 
RHP Zachary Strickland
 
LHP Trevor Hillhouse
(Kennesaw State commit) 

TOP BREAKING BALLS
Velo Name Bio Remarks
80 Joshua Lowe RHP/3B – 6-3/190 – L/R – 2016 – Pope HS – GA Makings of quality slider – had fastball look and plane for a long time – clear shape and depth not there yet but has potential to be plus pitch
77 Zachary Strickland RHP – 6-1/185 – R/R – 2016 – Ware County HS – GA Spun rarely seen mid-to-upper 70s curve with 11-5 shape – held almost like SL and was very aggressive thru release – flashed depth – projectable pitch that also allows for projection on his FB
75 Alex Speas RHP – 6-3/185 – R/R – 2016 – McEachern HS – GA Arm speed and looseness in hand/wrist allowed him to spin the pitch very well – had good shape in 74-75 mph range – could see exploding depth if he wanted to really drive it
75 Trevor Hillhouse LHP – 6-6/195 – L/L – 2016 – Woodstock HS – GA Got arm up and drove pitch down from hand on similar plane to FB – had two-plane action in 74-75 mph range – quality is in effectiveness over pure action
74 Tony Locey RHP – 6-2/210 – R/R – 2016 – Hardaway HS – GA Had action and depth consistent with pitch of higher velocity – late action down and especially across zone – very good feel for the pitch – 10 to 4 shape with makings of power – on warmer night could see acceleration in break
66 Matt Cole RHP – 6-2/148 – R/R – 2016 – Kennesaw Mountain HS – GA Showed command and advanced feel for pitch – added and subtracted with it – used early in count for get-me-over and late in count for put-away – used to RHH (down and out of zone) and LHH (back door) – most commonly in 65-66 range with 11-5 shape – from same stroke and slot as FB and CH

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TOP CHANGEUPS
Velo Name Bio Remarks
82 Alex Speas RHP – 6-3/185 – R/R – 2016 – McEachern HS – GA Showed good feel for the pitch along with ability to maintain arm speed and looseness in wrist for natural release – only saw a couple at 80-82 mph
78 Tony Locey RHP – 6-2/210 – R/R – 2016 – Hardaway HS – GA Technically a Splitter – more of a changeup with some tumble now – but…with fastball arm speed and more velocity it stands to gain depth – projectable third pitch for him
72 Trevor Hillhouse LHP – 6-6/195 – L/L – 2016 – Woodstock HS – GA Arm stroke and arm speed do not vary from FB or CB – excellent natural feel for the ball – had fading arm side life in low 70s
71 Matt Cole RHP – 6-2/148 – R/R – 2016 – Kennesaw Mountain HS – GA Could pretty much repeat the remarks from breaking ball above – showed command and advanced feel for the pitch – added and subtracted – used for strikes and for outs – turned over for arm side life and some sink mostly in the low 70s

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RHP/3B Joshua Lowe
(Florida State commit)
RHP Matt Cole

BEST FEEL FOR PITCHING
Name Bio Remarks
Matt Cole RHP – 6-2/148 – R/R – 2016 – Kennesaw Mountain HS – GA Attacked strike zone and showed advanced feel for his three pitch mix – added and subtracted with all three pitches – showed signs of command with all three pitches – hitters were utterly off balance and had no idea what to expect in any count – made many talented hitters look foolish
Trevor Hillhouse LHP – 6-6/195 – L/L – 2016 – Woodstock HS – GA Little to no variance in delivery and arm stroke from fastball thru secondary pitches – strike thrower with three pitches – low effort & clean delivery allow for repeatable release point – when stuff catches up to natural feel he can be lights out
Joshua Lowe RHP/3B – 6-3/190 – L/R – 2016 – Pope HS – GA Showed ability to pitch with his fastball – moved it and out and cut it some – secondary stuff not as far along but positive indicators are present
Zachary Strickland RHP – 6-1/185 – R/R – 2016 – Ware County HS – GA Three usable pitches – all mostly around the plate but just wild enough to create doubt in hitter's minds – all pitches are firm and have good plane – not easy for hitters to diagnose

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