Underclass Invitational Outfield Analysis





By Jeff Markle
Assistant State Director
The Prep Baseball Report’s Underclass Invitational took place January 31st at Slammers South. 63 prospects showed up and strutted their stuff in a pro-style workout. Over the next several days the PBR Scouting staff will roll out position-by-position rankings of the event.  

Click Here to view complete statistics from the event in PDF format.

We also broke down the Top Tools of the event. Click Here to view the Top Tools based on various commonly used scouting criteria for analyzing prospects.

We continue our break down of the Underclass Invitational by looking at the outfield position.

Outfield Analysis: Best of the Best

Tanner O’Tremba, OF/RHP, Cherry Creek High School (2018)
A 6-foot-0, 210-pound right hand hitter who ran a 4.18 home to first, 4th fastest of the showcase.  At the plate he hits from a slightly open stance with a small stride to come square.  O'Tremba showcased the most complete swing at the UCI. He shows quick hands to the ball and good hip rotation at contact.  He registered a showcase best 95 MPH exit velocity.  In the field he is smooth through the ball and has a good over the top delivery.  He had an 81 MPH arm velocity. O'Tremba is one of the top players to follow in the 2018 class.

Jeremy Onken, OF/RHP, Pine Creek High School (2018)
A 6-foot-2, 190-pound right hand hitter who ran a 4.53 home to first. This was our first look at Onken and we came away impressed.  At the plate he hits from a balanced stance with a slight bat wrap on his load.  He fires his hands and hips through the zone and registered an 88 MPH exit velocity.  He shows good power to the pull side.  In the field he is quick to the ball with a quick release.  He showcased an 86 MPH arm from the outfield.  On the mound he rounded out a very good day.  He is a sink and drive pitcher and lands in-line with home plate.  He delivers over the top and showcased an 84 MPH fastball with good command of the inside part of the plate.  He added a 73 MPH curve with sharp 11/5 break and a 75 MPH change that stayed down in the zone.

Outfield Analysis: Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Ben Brady, OF/RHP, Discovery Canyon High School (2018)
A 6-foot-0, 175-pound left hand hitter who ran a 4.61 home to first.  At the plate he hits from a balanced stance with a slight toe tap for timing.  He has a slight upward swing path and finished high with god extension at contact.  He had an 80 MPH exit velocity.  In the field he is quick to the ball with a short release. He had an arm velocity of 82 MPH.  On the mound he just gets to balance before driving to the plate.  He lands in-line with the plate but falls off after his delivery.  He showcased a 74 MPH fastball and added a 58 MPH curve and 70 MPH change.  He had good command of all three pitches. 

Trevor Erickson, OF/SS, Centaurus High School (2019)
A 5-foot-8, 135-pound right hand hitter who ran a 4.7 home to first.  At the plate he hits from a wide stance with a high leg kick for timing.  Hands stay low in the zone and create an upward swing path with a 78 MPH exit velocity.  In the field he has a long arm with an over the top release.  He had an arm velocity of 73 MPH and showed smooth actions fielding through the ball. 

Tyler Gayle, OF, Regis Jesuit High School (2018)
A 6-foot-0, 165-pound right hand hitter who ran a 4.22 home to first.  At the plate he hits from a narrow stance with a long stride on the pitch.  He hits against a firm front side and has quick hands to the ball that produce an 84 MPH exit velocity.  In the field he fields through the ball with a small crow-hop.  He has a long over the top arm with an arm velocity of 77 MPH. We are intrigued with Gayle's tools. We will be following his progress.

Garrett Grant, OF/RHP, ThunderRidge High School (2018)
A 5-foot-9, 145-pound right hand hitter who ran a 4.23 home to first.  At the plate he hits from a balanced stance with a medium leg kick for timing.  He shows quick hands and hips throw the zone and hits off a firm front side.  His exit velocity was 81 MPH.  In the field he has a plus arm at 85 MPH with smooth actions through the ball.  On the mound he has good balance and closes off slightly to the hitter.  Good leg drive to the plate and he releases from a high ¾ arm slot.  He showed good command of an 80 MPH fastball and was able to mix a 68 MPH curve with 11/5 break and a 74 MPH change into the zone. Grant is a very versatile player and will be able to a lot of things for a varsity team someday.

Isaac Kron, OF/LHP, Cherry Creek High School (2018)
A 5-foot-10, 160-pound left hand hitter who ran a 4.52 home to first.   At the plate he hits from a balanced stance with a high leg kick for timing.  He transfers his weight through the zone at contact and hits off his front side. Kron has opposite field tendencies. Kron lets the ball get deep, and he keeps his hands inside. Shows good discipline at the plate. He registered a 76 MPH exit velocity.   In the field he is aggressive through the ball with a long over the top arm.  He registered an 80 MPH arm velocity at this event. 

Liam Mann, OF/RHP, Chatfield High School (2018)
A 6-foot-2, 168-pound right handed hitter who ran a 4.23 home to first.   At the plate he hits from a slightly crouched wide stance.  He adds a long stride for timing.  He shows good transfer through the ball and does a nice job keeping the bat through the hitting zone.  He registered a 78 MPH exit velocity.  On the mound he continues to improve with each showcase.  He has a high leg kick and lands in-line with the plate.  He delivers from a high ¾ arm slot and does a nice job keeping the same arm speed on all three pitches.  He showed a 76 MPH fastball with good command of both sides of the plate and added a 60 MPH curve with 11/5 break and a 63 MPH change that lived down in the zone.  In the field he is smooth through the ball with a long delivery to the base.  He showcased a 77 MPH arm from the outfield. 

Ryan Nourse, OF/RHP, Arapahoe High School (2018)
A 6-foot-1, 161-pound right hand hitter who ran a 4.5 home to first.  At the plate he is balanced with a short stride for timing.  He fires his hips and hands through the zone and registered an 87 MPH exit velocity.  In the field he showed good mechanics and got rid of the ball quickly, he had an 81 MPH arm velocity.  On the mound he showcased a 77 MPH fastball with good command of the outer 1/3rd of the plate.  He added a 67 MPH curve with 11/5 break and a 69 MPH change. Nourse showed he's versatile with tools.

Calvin Schonebaum, OF/LHP, Valor Christian High School (2018)
A 5-foot-10, 146-pound left hand hitter who ran a 4.6 home to first.  At the plate he hits from an open stance with a quick stride to come square.  He hits against a firm front side with a slight uphill swing path.  He registered an 81 MPH exit velocity.  In the field he is smooth through the ball and throws from a high ¾ arm slot with a slight tail.  He has a 74 MPH arm velocity.  On the mound he has a quick motion and lands slightly closed.  He throws from a high ¾ arm slot and comes across his body.  He showcased a 70 MPH fastball with good command of the outer 1/3rd of the plate.  He added a 60 MPH curve with late break to the right hand hitter and a 69 MPH change. 

Harris Williams, OF/C, Denver North High School (2018)
A 5-foot-8, 155-pound left hand hitter who ran the second fastest home to first of the UCI at 4.12.  At the plate he hits from a balanced stance with a lift and place stride for timing.  Hips rotate through the zone and he shows quick hands to the pitch.  He registered an 83 MPH exit velocity.  In the field he is smooth through the ball with an over the top delivery.  He showcased a 79 MPH arm velocity. We liked Williams athletic ability, and could be a sleeper in the Colorado 2018 class.

 

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