Prep Baseball Report

Preseason All-State: Top Tools

By John Cackowski
State Director

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


+ Most Projectable Arm 2016: Taylor Dye, RHP, Columbine

+ Most Projectable Arm 2017: Liam Eddy, RHP, Brighton

+ Best Left Handed Pitcher Only 2016: Zach Sundine, LHP, Grandview

+ Best Left Handed Pitcher Only 2017: Javier Rodriguez, LHP, Douglas County

+ Best Power Fastball:  Caleb Sloan, RHP, Regis Jesuit

+ Best Three-Pitch Mix 2016: Grant Schroeder, RHP, Grandview

+ Best Three-Pitch Mix 2017: Drake Davis, RHP, Ralston Valley

+ Best Breaking Ball: Alex Clouthier, LHP, Mountain Vista

+ Best Changeup: Padraic Walsh, RHP, Smokey Hill

+ Best Two-Way Talent 2016: Jermone Bohannon, LHP, Cherokee Trail

+ Best Two-Way Talent 2017: Carter Akerfelds, 3B/RHP, Dakota Ridge, and Connor Nantkes, LHP/1B, Cherokee Trail

+ Most Raw Power 2016: Ryan Sullivan, 1B, Cherokee Trail

+ Most Raw Power 2017: Michael Morris, MIF, Cherokee Trail

+ Best Hitting Approach 2016: Bailey Collins, OF, Dakota Ridge

+ Best Hitting Approach 2017: Morgan McIntosh, 3B, Highlands Ranch

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

+ Best Catcher Throw-downs 2016: Maverick Handley, C, Mullen

+ Best Catcher Throw-downs 2017: Casey Opitz, C, Heritage

+ Most Projectable Catcher: Tyson Hays, C, Grandview

+ Best Swing 2016: Zane Phelps, 1B/3B, Bayfield

+ Best Swing 2017: Jack Winkler, SS, Chatfield

+ Best Switch Hitter 2016: Tommy Gillman, SS, Columbine

+ Best Switch Hitter 2017: Casey Opitz, SS/C, Chatfield

+ Best Runner: Mike Griebel, OF, Columbine

+ Most Versatile 2016: Kelton McCoy, C/1B/RHP, Bayfield

+ Most Versatile 2017: Mason Speirs, C/3B/RHP, Broomfield

+ Most Athletic: Tanner Johnson, OF, Chatfield

+ Most Complete Player 2016: Quin Cotton, OF, Regis Jesuit

+ Most Complete Player 2017: Eric Cox, OF, Cherokee Trail

+ Best Defensive Infielder: Tommy Gillman, SS, Columbine

+ Best Defensive Outfielder: Sean Kelsen, OF/LHP, Douglas County

+ Most Fundamental Player 2016: Jacob Demers, MIF, Brighton

+ Most Fundamental Player 2017: Kalen Hammer, 2B, Rocky Mountain and Jimmy Holinger, SS, Regis Jesuit

+ Flying Under the Radar 2016: Ben Meraz, OF, Prairie View

+ Flying Under the Radar 2017: Brock Downing, C/OF Ralston Valley

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

+ Best 2017 Prospect: Caleb Sloan, RHP, Regis Jesuit