Day 1 at Tournament of Stars

The summer showcase circuit is upon us! USA Baseball’s Tournament of Stars kicked off on Tuesday with its Evaluation Day. Games start tomorrow, so today was reserved for workouts. 60-yard dashes, infield/outfield, batting practice, that sort of thing.

Much as I wish I could be in North Carolina for the TOS, I’m not. But I will be talking to people who are there. Not a ton to report from the eval day — there will be more once games get going (keep in mind that USA Baseball uses this to determine their 18 and under National Team). But there was the 60-yard dash times…

Here are the top 10 times overall. A total of 70 players ran it at least once, with most running it twice. There are some repeats — these are just the top 10 times overall:

Name Pos City ST School Time
Blake Perkins OF Litchfield Park AZ Verrado 6.43
Reggie Pruitt OF Kennesaw GA Kennesaw Mountain 6.49
Nick Madrigal IF Elk Grove CA Elk Grove 6.5
Tyler Williams OF Peoria AZ Raymond S. Kellis 6.53
Tyler Williams OF Peoria AZ Raymond S. Kellis 6.57
Reggie Pruitt OF Kennesaw GA Kennesaw Mountain 6.6
Trenton Clark OF Fort Worth TX Richland 6.62
Chad Smith OF Snellville GA South Gwinnett 6.63
Nick Madrigal IF Elk Grove CA Elk Grove 6.63
Nicholas Shumpert IF Lone Tree CO Highlands Ranch 6.66

A couple of other early impressions: Chris Betts and Brandt Stallings did well during BP; Nick Madrigal (listed above) looked sharp in the middle infield and Nick Dalesandro impressed as an OF/C who showed good arm strength and excellent athleticism (he ran a 6.7 in the 60).

More to come.

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