Prep Baseball Report

Junior Sunbelt Tryout Top Tools

By Jeff Markle
Assistant State Director

Yesterday we posted the Statistical Breakdown from this past weekends 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 commonly used criteria for analyzing prospects:


+ Most Projectable Arm: Matt Erickson, LHP, Fairview

+ Best Power Fastball:  Jalen Saiz, RHP, Mountain Vista

+ Best Three-Pitch Mix 2017: Tommy Drury, RHP, Legend

+ Best Breaking Ball: Ryan Robinson, RHP, Grandview

+ Best Changeup: Padraic Walsh, RHP, Smokey Hill

+ Best Two-Way Talent: Joey Salvato, SS/RHP, Mullen

+ Most Raw Power: Nathan Dill, RHP/1B, Fort Collins

+ Best Hitting Approach: Cole Blatchford, SS/RHP, Mountain Vista

+ Best Behind the Plate: Tyson Hays, C, Grandview

+ Best Catcher Throw-downs 2017: Sam McGill, C, Fairview

+ Most Projectable Catcher: Tyson Hays, C, Grandview

+ Best Swing: Austin Chouinard, 3B, Regis Jesuit

+ Best Runner: Logan Bistrup, SS, Pomona

+ Most Versatile 2017: Brock Downing, C/OF Ralston Valley

+ Most Athletic: Michael Morris, SS, Cherokee Trail

+ Most Complete Player: Tyler Carpenter, 1B/LHP, Fairview

+ Best Defensive Infielder: Jimmy Holinger, SS, Regis Jesuit

+ Best Defensive Outfielder: Bradon O'Conner, OF, Legacy

+ Most Fundamental Player: Kalen Hammer, 2B, Rocky Mountain 

+ Flying Under the Radar: Luke Vargas, 3B, Prairie View