Preseason All-State Showcase Top Tools





By Jeff Markle
Assistant State Director

Yesterday we posted the Statistical Breakdown from this past Sunday’s Preseason All-State Showcase, 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, No. 6 2016 and No. 175 Overall

+ Most Projectable LHP Arm: Brice Johnson, Pine Creek, LHP, No 11. 2016

+ Best Power Fastball:  Paul Tillotson, Lewis Palmer, RHP, No 4 2016 and No. 69 Overall

+ Most Movement on Fastball:  Nate Sweeney, Cherry Creek, RHP, No. 15 2016

+ Best Breaking Ball:  Matt Burkart, Eaton, RHP, No. 7 2016 and Dalton Lind, Eaton, RHP No. 21 2016

+ Best Changeup: Billy Moreland, Heritage, SS/RHP, No. 31 2016 & Dylan Nelson, D’Evelyn, 1B/RHP, 2016

+ Best Three-Pitch Mix: Paul Tillotson, Lewis Palmer, RHP, 2016

+ Best Two-Way Talent:  Austin Gussman, Horizon, LHP/OF, 2016

+ Best Hands in the Field: Aaron Dammel, Highlands Ranch, MIF/OF, No. 19 2016

+ Most Raw Power: Brandon Maes, Pueblo South, C/3B, No. 24 2016

+ Best Hitting Approach: Conner Reynolds, Brighton, SS/2B, No 31 2015

+ Most Raw Talent:  Morgan Beauman, Brighton, RHP, 2015

+ Best Behind the Plate:  Maverick Handley, Mullen, C, 2016

+ Most Projectable Catchers: Maverick Handley, Mullen, C, 2016 & Chris Diehl, Rocky Mountain, C, 2016

+ Most Tools: Tommy Gillman, Columbine, SS/2B, No. 12 2016

 + Best Swing: Jake Eissler, ThunderRidge, RHP/3B, No. 3 2016 and No. 67 overall

 + Best Runner: Kyle Winkler, Chatfield, 3B/SS, No. 12 2015

 + Best Overall Athlete: Kyle Winkler, Chatfield, 3B/SS, 2015

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

 + Most Versatile Player: Marc Mumper, Mountain Vista, SS/2B, No. 8 2015 and No. 307 overall

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