Prep Baseball Report

PBR All Colorado Team: Corners


By John Cackowski
State Director

PBR Colorado will be presenting the the PBR All-Colorado Team over the course of the next week. Players chosen for the PBR All-Colorado Team are players that not only performed well during the season, helped their team have success on the field, but also were seen in front of the PBR Colorado scouting staff in the form of a past PBR Colorado events or a game. We kicked off the PBR All-Colorado team with the Outfielders, and Catcher/Designated Hitter. Today we cover the corners.

Ryan Sullivan, 1B, Cherokee Trail, 2016
Sullivan, our choice as 5A player of the year, was a huge presence at the plate for the 5A State champion Cougars this season. The Iowa Western CC commit hit .506 with 12 doubles, 4 homeruns, and 32 RBI's. A 6-foot-6, 220-pound right hand hitting 1B/RHP is tall and athletic at the plate.  Hits from a balanced stance with a short stride and quick hand load.  Gets good extension through the zone and shows good pull power.  Lower half drives through the zone and he hits off a firm front side.  He showcased a 100 MPH exit velocity.  In the field he shows good range in the hole and a quick transfer when turning a double play.  He throws from a high ¾ arm slot and delivered a 77 MPH ball across the diamond.  Identified with the most raw power 2016 at this event.

Luke Ziegler, 3B/RHP, Valor Christian, 2018

The Pepperdine commit was an instrumental part for Valor Christian first 4A State Championship. Ziegler who played 3rd and also was dominating on the mound, hit .409 with 10 doubles and 28 RBI's. Ziegler also made his mark on the mound going 6 and 1 in 49 innings posting a 2.11 ERA striking out 48 batters. A 6-foot-2, 175-pound right handed hitter at the plate he stands tall and balanced.  He has a short stride and hands keep the bat in the zone for an extended period.  He hits off a firm front side with an exit velocity of 87 MPH.  In the field he shows smooth actions and a quick release.  He is accurate with an 85 MPH arm across the diamond.  On the mound he stands tall and falls to the plate.  He lands slightly closed and throws from a high ¾ arm slot.  He showed good command of all three pitches.  He features a 85 MPH fastball with late movement, a 64 MPH curve with 11/5 break and a 75 MPH change that lived down in the zone.

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