Prep Baseball Report

Top 10 Prospects at Colorado Fall Prospect Games

By John Cackowski
State Director

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The other day we wrapped up our positional analysis of each position from the Colorado Prospect Games starting with the outfielderscornerscatchersmiddle infielders. and finished with the pitchers.  Today we cover the Top 10 prospects that came out of the event. 

1. Cole Winn, RHP, Silver Creek, 2018 (Notre Dame)
6-foot-2, 180 pounds. Winn is one of the top pitchers in his age class in the country. Arm is flat out electric. In two innings of work struck out all 6 batters. Fastball was 90-91 mph, but he has touched 93 before. Has a wipeout slider with late depth at 76-77 mph. Solid change at same arm speed that lives at 81-82 mph. Winn over the last year has impressed many scouts across the country, and recently impressed at Jupiter playing for the Houston Astros Scout team where he struck out 8 in 3 innings. To read about that click here. Winn is positioning himself to be a potential high draft pick after he graduates high school 

2. Riley Corneilo, SS/RHP, Pine Creek, 2019 (Texas Christian)
6-Foot-2, 160 pounds. Bats and throws right. Tall balanced stance. Hands start a little lower then last time we saw him. Generates good bat speed by swinging down to the ball, and has slightly uphill path. Good extension through finish. Good rotation on lower half. Gap to gap power. 89 mph exit velo off the tee. Ran a 7.2 60 time. Arm is electric at both short and on the mound. At short glove to hand separation works good. Tall lanky short stop with good range to both glove hand and back hand sides. 88 mph across diamond with accuracy. On mound Cornelio has athletic frame, and arm works great. In two innings struck out 6. Delivery is very simple and explodes to the mound. Very good leg drive. Fastball sat 87-88 and will easily increase with age. Could project to be mid 90's going into college especially since he's only 160 pounds. One of the top prospects in the country in the 2019 class.

3. Mitchell Morales, LHP/OF, Broomfield, 2019
Morales has so much projectablity don't be surprised if by the time it's all over he is competing with Riley Cornelio with that top spot. 6-foot, 155 pounds, Morales has a lankly frame that you can see has multiple more inches to grow. Fastball was 83 mph but is on you quick. Batters couldn't do much against him. Arm is loose and easy. To see video from this weekend click here. At the plate stands tall, narrow stance, has backwards toe-tap stride, and has quick hands to the ball. Sprays the ball all over the field. Registered a 82 mph exit velocity. Could speed up actions in outfield, but has a strong arm at 82 mph. Ran a 7.30 60

4. Jordan Medina, RHP/C, Highlands Ranch, 2018
6-foot-1, 190 pounds. Bats and throws right. Medina can be a No. 1 catcher, and a No. 1 pitcher for any varsity team in 2017. On the mound show a lot of potential to be a D-1 pitcher. In the past when we have seen Medina he has had a hard time throwing strikes but in this outing went 2 innings and was in the strike zone and had a very solid outing. Strong leg drive in-line towards plate. Hides ball well in back side and brings 86-87 mph fastball from high 3/4 arm slot. Curveball has tight spin sitting bewteen 68-70 mph. Good arm speed. Change sits 75-75 mph from same arm speed. Fastball projects to be 90+ senior year. At the plate has a lot of movement to be ready to hit. Has very good bat speed with a 93 mph exit velo. Timing hitter. Has plus power with pull tendencies. Behind the plate has very little movement when framing. Depends on strong arm down to 2nd at 80 mph. Pop-time lives 1.99-2.03. Improving speed with 7.29 60. A lot of tools to help at next level.

5. Lucas Quezada, RHP, Denver School of the Arts, 2020
Quezada has the same leg drive and extension that has become the norm for the recent string of power arms coming out of Colorado.  He drives off his backside and gets down the mound where he almost appears to touch the catcher’s mitt from a 3/4 slot.  His fastball was recently up to 87, but sat more in the 82-84 range, and although he is still raw in some aspects (only a freshman), he shows big upside potential with a quick arm and short arm swing. The ball really seems to jump on hitters, and he is able to counter a firm fastball with a developing 64-66 curveball.  Interestingly enough, Quezada’s current high school does not have a baseball team, so college recruiters will have to wait until PBR Colorado’s Underclass Inviational or search him out on the summer circuit.

6. Zachary Macosko, RHP/OF, Broomfield, 2019
6-foot, 170 pounds. Really good athlete. One of the best athletes at event. Really like his loose arm. Shows a ton of confidence, and has some swagger on the mound. Takes the ball and just throws. Comes at different arm angles as well. High and mid 3/4, and also will drop down. Has to be careful not to drop elbow. Fastball was 78-80, but hitters could not square up at all. Curveball was 60-63. Has a quick pace and attacks hitters. At the plate stands tall. Has a lot of pre-pitch movement. Rocks back, toe tap, then leg kick, hands start a little low, then gets everything on time. Very good athlete who is making himself have to be a better athlete to hit. You can see the strength potential. Bat speed is very good through zone. Has pull tendencies. Generated 87 mph exit velo off tee. Attacks ball in outfield and shows good range. Ran a 6.9 60. Athlete to follow. 

7. Mason Speirs, C/3B, Broomfield, 2017 
5-foot-11, 202 pounds. Bats and throws right.  Currently one of the top uncommitted catchers in the state. Hands are loose in load and swing path is short to the ball with good bat speed. Goes gap to gap. Generated a 90 mph exit velo off a tee, and there is more room to improve if lower half gets a little more involved. Was the best defensive catcher at event. Made framing and blocking look easy, and was 1.83 off pitcher in between innings down to 2nd. 82 mph down to 2nd. Back picked a runner off 1st from knees during games. Solid catching prospect. 

8. Kian Manmano, RHP/OF, Legend, 2019
6-foot, 150 pounds. Bats and throws right. Alot of tools and a player that needs to be followed. On the mound gets very good extension to the plate with good leg drive. Square and in-line to the plate. Nice loose arm that hides ball well. Fastball was 79-81 but seems faster. Arm speed is same as fastball at 68-70 mph with 11/5 late depth. At the plate has a balanced athletic stance. Short stride, and loads back. Swing is short to the ball with good bat speed. Generated a 85 mph exit velo off a tee. Line drive power. On a triple he hit was 12.16 to 3rd. In the outfield had top arm velocity at event at 84 mph. Ran a 7 flat 60 time. Player to follow.

9. Grant Wilkinson, 3B/OF, Pine Creek, 2019
6-foot-1, 160 pounds. Bats and throws right. Really came away liking his tools. At the plate has a tall balanced stance. Generates good bat speed through the hitting zone. Just needs to keep hands inside of ball a little more at times. Lower and upper half work well together. Swing is slightly uphill with good extension. Tends to want to pull ball at times. Generated a 78 mph exit velocity off the tee. Came impressed with defensive play. Had some real nice backhands at 3B during the weekend. Shows good range to go to hole at 3B as well. Was 80 mph across the diamond. Also ran a 7.07 60 time. Strong skill set. 

10. Jaden Boles, RHP, Discovery Canyon, 2018
6-foot-3, 160 pounds. Boles impressed at event. Like his projectable frame. Quick delivery to plate which is in-line then falls to first base side. Good extension out towards plate. Good leg drive, and arm works well and is on time. High 3/4 arm slot and wraps back on delivery. Fastball was 81-83. With added weight and strength easily projects to upper 80's. Curveball was 68-69 with late depth. Attacked hitters, and was in the strike zone. Solid looking pitcher with a lot of upside.