Prep Baseball Report

Unsigned Senior Games Corners Analysis

By Jeff Markle
Assistant State Director 

The Prep Baseball Report’s Unsigned Senior Games took place on August 15th and 16th at ThunderRidge High School.  42 Unsigned Seniors played two games and showcased their talents for the Prep Baseball Report staff.  Over the course of the next week we will feature players by positions.  Continuing our coverage is the corners position.

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Corners Analysis:  Best of the Best

Cade Crader, RHP/1B, Grandview High School, 2016
Crader is a 6-foot-3, 205-pound, two way player who impressed in day 2 of the event.  On the mound, he stands tall and gets good extension out front.  His arm comes from a high ¾ angle and he does a nice job of keeping the same arm speed for all three pitches.  At the USG, he displayed an 80-83 MPH fastball, 69-71 curve and a 73-74 change.  All three pitches were located on both sides of the plate.  In the field he showed good feet at first base and soft hands on balls in the dirt.  He delivered a 74 MPH throw to second while turning two.  At the plate he stats wide and has a slight stride for timing.  Good hip rotation generates an 83 MPH exit velocity off the pitch.  He hit several hard balls into the gaps during BP.  He ran a 7.7 60.

Parker Eischen, 1B/OF, Ponderosa High School, 2016
A 6-foot-1, 185-pound left-handed hitting first baseman.  Eischen ran a 7.0 60 which was the second fastest time of the event.  In the field he showed good coverage on balls in the hole and quick feet getting off the base to turn two.  His arm velocity was 74 MPH and he delivered several balls right on the bag.  At the plate, he starts with an open stance; a high leg kick brings him to square.  He has lower leg drive and recorded an 85 MPH exit velocity off the pitch.  He finishes on his front side and showed good bat control to all fields. 

Ryan Sullivan, 1B/RHP, Cherokee Trail High School, 2016
The 6-foot-5, 210-pound, first baseman had a good USG weekend.  At the plate he collected several extra base hits on balls into the right center gap.  He hits from a slightly open stance and a short stride.  Good lower leg movement and long arms produced an 88 MPH exit velocity off the pitch.  An upward swing path generates a ball with good carry.  In the field he moves well on his frame, he covers a lot of ground in the hole and showed above average feet coming off the bag.  His arm velocity was 74 MPH and he ran a 7.58 60.

Best of the Rest:  Listed Alphabetically

Anthony Cauble, RHP/3B, Mountain Range High School, 2016
A 6-foot-0, 150-pound, right-handed hitting two way player.  Ran a 7.08 60 at the USG, tied for the third fastest.  At the plate he hits from a wide 60/40 stance.  A long stride and quick hip turn produced a 65 MPH exit velocity off the pitch.  He did display good power to the left side and does a nice job of keeping his hands inside the ball.  In the field he displayed good actions, nice transition from glove to throwing window and threw an accurate ball across the field.  His arm velocity was 73 MPH.  On the mound, he works quickly both between pitches and in his motion.  He lands in line with the plate and comes over the top with his arm angle.  His fastball was 73-76 at the USG and he threw a 64-66 MPH curve with sweeping movement.

Adam Neider, 1B/OF, Grandview High School, 2016
6-foot-2, 180-pound left-hand hitting two way player.  At the plate he starts slightly open with a long stride for timing.  Long arms keep the bat all the way through the hitting zone; a slight upward plane produced several balls with good carry.  His exit velocity was 89 MPH off the pitch.  In the field, he showed good feet and good range, he gets the ball out quickly and had an 83 MPH arm velocity.  He ran a 7.41 60.  

Jacob Pekol, RHP/3B, Legend High School, 2016
A 6-foot-2, 190-pound, two way player who hits from a balanced stance on the right side.  A short stride and small hand load has him in good launch position.  His exit velocity was 84 MPH off the pitch and a slight upward swing path produced balls with good carry to the gaps.  In the field he shows good feet at third base, cuts the ball off in the hole well and had a 78 MPH arm velocity.  On the mound, he stays in line with the plate and throws off a stiff front side.  He showed good command of both sides of the plate and displayed a fastball that was 80-82 MPH.  He also threw a 66-69 MPH curve that had good late movement.  He ran a 7.42 60. 


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