Prep Baseball Report

Top Uncommitted 2016 Outfielders

By John Cackowski
State Director

This week we have looked at some of the top 2016 players, and catchers who are still uncommitted. Today we look at the top uncommitted Outfielders.

Bailey Collins, OF, Dakota Ridge, 2016
Currently ranked No. 19 in the 2016 class. 5-foot-11, 180 pound, left-handed hitting outfielder. Collins recently made the Junior Sunbelt Team Colorado Roster, and  Collins had a heck of a tournament. At one point got 6 straight hits which included 2 triples, one was a walk off to beat Oklahoma blue by ten runs. Has gap to gap line drive power. During the tryout Collins was 79 from the outfield from a long arm action and max effort but increased velocity from last event we saw him in March.  Possesses a strong athletic frame.  Defensively, showcased good hands with fluid feet.  Plays through the baseball well. Has great range in the outfield. Had a 7.06 60 time.  At the plate starts in an athletic setup.  Load is smooth and uses a short stride.  Bat speed is explosive with gap to gap power. Lower half had good transition and is also explosive. Has opposite field power.  Had an exit velocity of 87 MPH, but we have had him at 88 mph before.  Consistently gets to extension.  

Easton Dolan, OF, Rocky Mountain 2016
Currently ranked No. 31 in the 2016 class. 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, bats and throws right. Dolan is a strong athletic outfielder. At the Junior Sunbelt Classic Tryouts Dolan had one of the top 60 times at 6.89. Dolan also showed good bat speed with an 89 mph exit velo off the tee. Dolan has a slight uphill swing that produces gap to gap power. Dolan has good enough arm strength from the outfield throwing 80 mph to third. Look for Dolan to be a fixture in the Lobos lineup in 2016

Kadin Breeze, OF, Rocky Mountain, 2016
Currently ranked No. 33 in the 2016 class. 6-foot-1, 165 pound, switch hitting OF/RHP. Breeze showed a strong arm from the outfield throwing 85 mph. with good carry. Attacks the ball aggressively in outfield and plays through the ball well. At the plate stands tall and uses a balanced stance with slight leg kick from both sides. Has a good approach with fast bat speed. Lower half appears better from the left side then the right. Has nice rhythm with good extension with  line drive power that produces 81 mph exit velocity from both sides. Ran a 7.33 60 time. On the mound has a high 3/4 arm slot and simple delivery with an athletic finish. Fastball sat at 79 to 80 mph. Good mechanics bring him to the strike zone consistently. Curve ball had 10/4 tilt with late break. Change up was 73-74 mph and was thrown as same arm speed as fastball.

Ryan Vottiero, OF, Regis Jesuit, 2016
Currently ranked No. 34 in the 2016 class. Vottiero could be the pesky leadoff hitter for many programs.  Vottiero has a solid spring hitting .311 in the tough 5A Continental League and is having a strong summer. 5-foot-6, 160-pound, left-handed hitting outfielder.  OF positional velocity of 76 MPH, over-the-top release, max effort on throws, accurate arm, works behind ball, quick exchange. At the plate, 82 MPH exit velocity, athletic stance, slightly open, level path to extension, consistent line drives to middle during BP.  3.9 home to first in doors swinging off a tee. 

Tanner Johnson, OF/RHP, Chatfield, 2016
Currently ranked 36 in the 2016 class. 5-foot-11, 155-pound, right-handed hitting outfielder.  Last time we saw Tanner he threw 85 mph at our Preseason All-State Event. 90 mph from right field. Throws were somewhat accurate but shows a very strong arm from right. At the plate he was consistent gap to gap with an 84 mph exit velocity off a pitcher. On the mound fastball was 84 mph with long/loose arm action, high ¾ arm slot with good command of both sides of the plate.  Drops arm slot to more 3/4 on off speed pitches. Curveball was 72-73 mph with 10/6 gradual break.

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