02/26/2023 - National Showcase - Lexington, SC Preston is a tall, lean C/OF who has a promising future on the diamond. Behind the plate he shows a squared setup and tracks the ball well with soft glove. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. Receiving/blocking skills show as quality tools that will play well. Pop times showed in the 2.25 range with carry (81 mph velocity) on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. In the OF, defensive abilities are well above average as he takes proper routes/angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. At the plate, he continues to shine through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (82 mph velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He makes consistent contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. Lower half works well through the swing with an aggressive hip turn. Preston has a lot of potential and will get looks from collegiate coaches as he continues to progress his game.