Colorado Top Prospect Games Corner Infield Analysis


PBR Colorado Staff



The Top Prospect Games took place August 4th and 5th at Historic Cherry Creek High School.  89 prospects were on hand for the two day event that included individual evaluations and games.  Players from the 2020-2021 classes and some select 2022 were on hand and did not disappoint during this event.

Best of the Best

Zach Herrick RHP / SS / Cherry Creek , CO / 2021

5-foot-10, 170-pound right hand hitting 3B/RHP who ran a 7.30 60. Right-handed hitter, Open stance, big leg kick trigger, solid balance. Short loose path, hands create bat speed, projectable traits at the plate. 85 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively projects as a corner infielder, hands played, tall actions at times. Arm played short, 78 mph across the diamond. On the mound he gets to balanced and falls to the plate.  Will benefit from a stronger lower leg drive.  Delivery is from a high ¾ arm slot.  Fastball was 78-80 mph with good location in and out.  He added a 70-72 mph Curve with late 11/5 break.  This was a good secondary pitch thrown at near fastball arm speed.

 

 

 

Joel Anderson 3B / OF / Rocky Mountain , CO / 2021

5-foot-9,195-pound right hand hitting 3B/RHP who ran a 7.25 60. Explosive swing at the plate with a big leg kick and slow load to the back side.  Weight and hands fire through the zone and create an 85 mph exit velocity.  In the field he is solid and makes the routine play every time.  Moves well to his back hand and delivers an accurate 79 mph ball across the diamond.  On the mound his motion is repeatable.  Arm is a high ¾ slot and arm speed stays consistent on all pitches.  Fastball was 77-79 mph with late run and he mixed in a 67-69 mph curve with tight spin and 11/5 break.

 

 

 

Zachery Pettofrezzo RHP / 3B / Poudre, CO / 2020

6-foot-1, 165-pound right hand hitting 3B/RHP who ran a 7.25 60. Balanced at the plate with quick twitch and fast hands.  Weight and hands fire through the zone.  Swing path is uphill and build for pull power.  Exit velocity was 91 mph and he impressed with several hard hit balls to left field during the live round. Defensively he moves well and has smooth actions.  Arm is over the top and played at 81 mph. Tall and fall delivery, directionally in line, square to home, athletic in extension and finish. Fluid, clean arm action, can get long. Fastball was straight, slight run, ranged 78-81 mph. Curveball had 12/6 shape, breaks early out of the hand, 64-66 mph.

 

 

 

Conner Cummiskey RHP / 3B / Heritage High School, CO / 2020

5-foot-11, 165-pound right hand hitting 3B/RHP who ran a 6.90 60. At the plate he hits from an open stance with a slow load on the pitch.  Good lower leg drive on the swing.  Hands come through the zone and create good whip.  Exit velocity was 90 mph.   In the field he showed good athletic actions and instincts.  He has soft hands and a good glove to hand transfer.  Arm velocity was 82 mph with accuracy. On the mound, delivery is repeatable.  From balance he drives hard to the plate.  Arm is quick and over the top.  Fastball lived 82-83 mph with arm side run.  He mixed in a 69-70 mph curve with tight spin and 11/5 break.  

 

 

 

Nathan Gutierrez LHP / 1B / Douglas County, CO / 2021

6-foot-150-pound left hand hitting 1B/LHP who ran a 7.50 60. Balanced stance at the plate with repeatable traits.  Slow load to the back side with a high leg kick.  Swing is level through the ball and he showed a good ability to turn on pitches and drive balls to right field.  Exit velocity was 83 mph.  Defensively he continues to grow at first base.  Shows good feet and a quick glove to hand transfer.  Arm is ¾ and played at 79 mph.  Tall and fall from the mound.  Plant foot lands short and he drives hard over his front side.  Arm stays consistent on all pitches and he delivers from high ¾ arm slot.  Fastball sat 79-80 mph with strong arm side run.  He mixed in a 65-67 mph curve with sweeping 2/7 break.

 

 

 

Braden Thomson 1B / OF / Arvada West , CO / 2020

6-foot-0, 170-pound right hand hitting 1B/OF who ran a 7.35 60. Balanced approach at the plate, hands start high with a short stride to the ball.  Hips and hands fire as one through the zone.  Swing path is slightly uphill.  Exit velocity was 87 mph from the tee.  Multi-positional in the field, at first base he shows good instincts and feet around the bag.  Soft hands while digging balls.  Arm played at 72 mph across the diamond.  In the outfield he anticipates well and gets a good jump.  Fields clean through the ball and throws over the top.  Arm was 77 mph with accuracy.

 

 

 


Best of the Rest: Listed Alphabetically

Nate Bach 3B / 1B / Boulder High School, CO / 2020

6-foot-1, 170-pound right hand hitting 3B/1B who ran a 7.65 60. At the plate he stands open with a long stride to come square.  Lower half is solid through the zone creating good pull side power.  Swing is long with extension out front.  Exit velocity was 89 mph. In the field he comes through the ball and stays square on his delivery.  Arm is accurate to the bag.  Arm velocity was 76 mph. On the mound he gets to balanced and falls to the plate.  Will benefit from a strong lower leg drive.  Delivery is from a high ¾ arm slot.  Fastball was 77 mph with good location in and out.  He added a 63-65 mph Curve with sweeping break.

 

 

 

Reese Chapman 3B / OF / Grandview, CO / 2022

5-foot-10, 160-pound left hand hitting 3B/OF who ran a 7.70 60. Impressive looking 2022 graduate.  Has many developed skills for his age.  Quick lift and place and load on the swing.  Shows control to all fields.  During game play he hit two balls hard to the left center gap.  Exit velocity was 81 mph.  Defensively he shows good instincts and anticipation.  Quick glove to hand transfer and delivers an accurate 76 mph ball.

 

 

 

Cale Claridge 1B / OF / Legacy High School, CO / 2021

6-foot-2, 185-pound left hand hitting 1B/LHP who ran a 7.51 60. Tall lefty at the plate with a simple approach.  Short stride and quick load allows him to fire his hands through the zone.  Good extension out front with an uphill swing path.  Exit velocity was 85 mph.  At first he has good feet around the bag and soft hands to handle balls in the dirt.  Arm is from a high ¾ arm slot and was 80 mph across the diamond. On the mound he stands tall and gets balanced.  Strong lower leg drive to the plate and stays in-line on his delivery.  Arm speed stays consistent on all pitches.  Fastball was 81 mph with command down in the zone.  He added a 64-65 mph Curve with 2/7 break.

 

 

 

Jack Michalek 3B / 1B / Regis Jesuit, CO / 2020

5-foot-10, 155-pound right hand hitting 3B/C who ran a 7.45 60. Simple set up at the plate.  Short stride and load on the pitch.  Swing is level with good whip through the zone.  Hit several balls hard both in the live round and in game action.  Exit velocity was 87 mph from the tee.  In the field he shows quick actions on balls left and right.  Sift hands and a quick transfer allows him to make all plays.  Arm was 77 mph across the diamond.

 

 

 

Joseph Milone 1B / OF / Highlands Ranch , CO / 2020

5-foot-10, 170-pound left hand hitting 1B/OF. Balanced stance at the plate with a short stride and quick load.  Short compact swing allows him to turn on the ball.  Did show the ability to go the opposite was in game play.  Exit velocity was 77 mph.  In the field he handles himself well at first base.  Showed good feet and a quick glove to hand transfer on throws to second.  Arm played at 65 mph.

 

 

 

Cooper Narenkivicius OF / 1B / Palisade, CO / 2021

5-foot-10, 150-pound right hand hitting 1B/RHP who ran a 7.0 60. At the plate he hits from a balanced stance with a slow load and double toe tap on the pitch.  Good lower leg drive on the swing.  Hands come through the zone on an uphill path.  Exit velocity was 79 mph.  In the field he showed good athletic actions and instincts.  He has soft hands and a good glove to hand transfer.  Arm Velocity was 71 mph. On the mound he gets to balanced and falls to the plate.  Will benefit from a strong lower leg drive.  Lands in-line with the plate and extends out front. Delivery is from a high ¾ arm slot.  Fastball was 70-73 mph with good location in.  He added a 58-61 mph Curve with sweeping break.

 

 

 

Chase Olivier 3B / RHP / Highlands Ranch, CO / 2020

6-foot-1, 170-pound right hand hitting 3B/RHP who ran a 7.51 60. Balanced at the plate.  Uses a big leg trigger to load back and explode through the zone.  Swing is uphill and hands whip through creating a 90 mph exit velocity. Defensively he plays solid at 3rd base.  Anticipates well up the line and showed a quick glove to hand transfer.  Arm was accurate and played at 71 mph

 

 

Nick Perri 3B / 1B / Mullen, CO / 2020

6-foot-0, 180-pound right hand hitting 3B/1B who ran a 7.50 60. Wide athletic stance at the plate.  Hands load quickly and create separation.  Swing is level through the zone with good whip.  Solid base and leg drive create an 84 mph exit velocity.  In the field looks very natural at the corners.  Shows good foot work and awareness around the bag.  Arm is short and from a high ¾ slot.  Arm played at 75 mph.

 

 

 

Hunter Rabourn 3B / C / Natrona county high school, WY / 2021

5-foot-8, 160-pound right hand hitting 3B/C. Balanced at the plate with a quick lift and place stride.  Swing is level and hands sweep through the zone.  Showed good bat control during the live round hitting several balls the opposite way.  Exit velocity was 71 mph.  Defensively, positions himself well, squares up on the ball and delivers from a high ¾ arm slot.  Arm played at 68 mph.

 

 

 

Conner Snell 3B / RHP / Windsor, CO / 2020

6-foot-0, 155-pound right hand hitting 3B/RHP who ran a 7.50 60. Balanced at the plate with a quick stride and load to the back side.  Front side flies open and weight fires through the zone.  Swing is uphill with good extension.  Exit velocity was 72 mph. Athletic at third base and anticipates well.  Squares up and shows a quick glove to hand transfer.  Arm was accurate at 68 mph. Tall and fall motion to the plate.  Lands in-line but falls off hard to the first base side after delivery.  Arm is over the top and his fastball was 72-74 and he controlled the inner 1/3rd.  Curve ball showed sweeping 11/5 break and sat 60-62.

 

 

 

Ty Stotts RHP / 1B / Valley, CO / 2021

6-foot-5, 230-pound right hand hitting 1B/RHP who ran a 7.60 60.  Stand tall at the plate.  Uses a slow load and double tap stride for timing.  Swing is long and uphill with good extension at contact.  Lower half drives through the zone.  Exit velocity was 90 mph and the ball carries well off his bat. Defensively he has good instincts and showed soft hands at first base.  Arm is high ¾ and played across the diamond at 75 mph. On the mound he stands tall, get to balance and falls to the plate.  Delivery stays in-line and he throws from a high ¾ slot.  Arm speed stays consistent on pitches.  Fastball was straight from the hand and sat 73-76 mph.  Curve was 63-66 mph and flashed late 11/5 break in the zone.