Prep Baseball Report

Colorado Year In Review: 5th Most Viewed Story in 2015

By John Cackowski 
State Director

We're looking back at the Top 15 most viewed stories on our website from the year of 2015. Our 5th most viewed story in 2015 was our Junior Sunbelt Tryouts Top Tools story on 5-5-15 with 1,239 total views.

On Thursday 1/15/15 at the Colorado Dugout Club Coaching Clinic PBR Colorado and the Colorado Dugout Club announced an exciting partnership. PBR Colorado became the new sponsor of the Junior Sunbelt Classic Team. Most of the top players on the Junior Sunbelt team last year are now ranked among the top in their respective class. The tryout was exclusively for the current 2016 Class.

This nationally recognized tournament began in 1977.  Over the years players like Randy Johnson, Troy Aikman, and Johnny Damon have played in the Sunbelt.  Teams from Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, Arizona, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Canada now participate.  This will be one of the most competitive 10 games you have played as a high school baseball player.  Aside from baseball, players get to live with host families for 1 week which will be a tremendous experience. 

Below is the Junior Sunbelt Tryouts Top Tools Story from 5-5-15

By John Cackowski
Assistant State Director

Yesterday we posted the Statistical Breakdown from this past Sunday’s Junior Sunbelt Tryout, which you can view HERE.

In the coming weeks, we will be adding and updating profiles for each of the players in attendance, including complete analysis and video.

In addition to posting the statistics, player analysis, and videos, we are going to drill down even more taking a look at the top performers using 20 commonly used criteria for analyzing prospects:

Top Tools Breakdown

+ Most Projectable RHP Arm: Preston Snavely, Fort Collins, RHP, 2016

+ Most Projectable LHP Arm: Brice Johnson, Pine Creek, LHP, 2016

+ Best Power Fastball: Dalton Lind, Eaton, RHP, 2016

+ Most Movement on Fastball: Jake Greenwalt, RHP/SS, 2016

+ Best Breaking Ball:  Matt Burkart, Eaton, RHP, 2016 and Dalton Lind, Eaton,RHP, 2016

+ Best Changeup: Nick Spiliotis, Regis Jesuit, RHP/1B, 2016

+ Best Three-Pitch Mix: Austin Alarid, Rocky Mountain, LHP, 2016
 Aaron Hammann, RHP, Chaparral, 2016

+ Best Two-Way Talent:  Matt Burkart, Eaton, RHP, 2016

+ Best Hands in the Field: Aaron Dammel, Highlands Ranch, MIF/OF, No. 22 2016

+ Most Raw Power: Bailey Hansen, Air Academy, OF, 2016

+ Best Hitting Approach: Tommy Gillman, Columbine, SS, 2016

+ Most Raw Talent:  Zane Phelps, Bayfield, 3B, 2016

+ Best Behind The Plate: Riley Gregory, Pine Creek, C, 2016

+ Most Projectable Catcher: Kelton McCoy, Bayfield, C, 2016

+ Most Tools: Quin Cotton, Regis Jesuit, OF, 2016

+ Best Swing: Jake Eissler, ThunderRidge, 3B/RHP, 2016

+ Best Runner: Tanner Robinson, Pomona, OF, 2016

+ Best Overall Athlete: Quin Cotton, Regis Jesuit, OF, 2016

+ Most Projectable 2016 Prospect: Nick Morris, Grandview, RHP, 2016

+ Most Versatile Player: Cole McKissock, Air Academy,SS/3B, 2016

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