Our 3rd Annual Invite-Only Pro Day was a huge success as South Carolina's most decorated talent converged on Brookland-Cayce High School on Sunday morning. As a result, quite a few very important baseball evaluators were on hand. Over 50 scouts and coaches were in attendance including representatives from 24 MLB clubs, the Scouting Bureau, several agents and quite a few cross-checkers set the scene for a perfect day to kickoff the 2009 baseball season...It was, indeed, the place to be on January 25th!
The weather forecast was dead-on, 43 degrees and overcast...but at least it was dry! The temps played a role in the 60 times and bullpen velocities but we still registered 15 sub-7.0/60's and 30 pitchers worked between the mid-80's and 90, led by TL Hanna's Brooks Hall.
During batting practice, line drives were flying all over the yard and shots were banging off of the school, landing on the roof from center to right and baseball's were raining all over the BC tennis courts beyond leftfield. Perhaps the most impressive rounds were turned in by Hall (left) who was locked in and launched his share of dingers to left while Wando's Daniel Aldrich lofted towering shots to right.
A number of guys really boosted their stock with stellar performances including Bamberg-Ehrhardt's Zach Godley, Chesnee's Brandon Henderson, Spartanburg's Brandon Landrie and Byrnes' Daniel Gossett (right)...just to name a few. It was truly a talent-filled roster and a very productive day for future prospects as DP and quite a few scouts came away with valuable information on South Carolina's premier players.
To view all of the 60 times, peak velocities, pop times and much, much more...click here.
DP Note: We'd like to formally thank Brian Hucks, Cindy Westmoreland and Brookland-Cayce High School for allowing us to invade their facility on Sunday, the Bearcat clan served as great hosts and we appreciate their having us...Also, a big DP high-five to the dozens of scouts and coaches that made the trip to Columbia on Sunday, you guys are an integral component toward a successful event.