Updated Colorado 2021 Rankings


John Cackowski and PBR Colorado Staff

It's been since last fall that we updated our 2021 rankings. After a sold-out Underclass Invitational event, the Junior Sunbelt tryouts, and scouting numerous games this spring as the regular season is wrapping up, we’re all set to reevaluate and update the class rankings, and we’ll start by taking a closer look today at the top-10 prospects in Colorado’s 2021 class.

Thought the weather has been challenging in Colorado this spring,  we’re due for an update.

With that, let’s look at the revamped top-10 prospects.

 

 

Remaining at No. 1 is RHP Cale Lansville. The LSU commit has been impressive on the mound this spring. Loaded with a fastball that can get up to 93 mph, Lansville has been very consistent for the Grizzlies this spring. So far on the season he has pitched 34 innings, carrying a 2.42 ERA while striking out 47 batters, and only giving up 27 hits. The  6-foot, 180 pounds. Lansville was dominating in a game against Regis Jesuit earlier in the spring. His only mistake was getting a changeup up that barely cleared the right field wall for a HR. Fastball lived 89-90 touching 91 three times, and 92 once. His secondary pitches which consists of a curveball, it was thrown at 76-77 mph with tight spin and 11/5 shape with more slurve type action but effective. The pitch was either taken or a swing and miss pitch the whole game. Threw 5 innings giving up 4 hits (two infield singles), 1 ER while striking out 9. Seven of his first nine outs were strikeouts. What is impressive about Lansville is the command of not only the fastball, but also his secondary pitches for his age. Still in the medium frame range, you can tell how much work he has put in outside of baseball since last spring, which is indicative to his fastball velocity jumping 4 mph. Lansville has an athletic delivery with impressive leg drive towards the mound.  Arm delivery is compact, and hand is on top of the baseball at a 3/4 arm slot with good reach towards the plate making the fastball play with late life, and two-seamer has late arm side run. Hips are quick and free. Works through balance point well. Change is thrown at same arm speed, and today was 79-80 mph, and will be an effective second out pitch. With his exceptional work ethic, don't be surprised to see another velo jump in a year to mid 90 to possible upper 90's. 

 

Lansville vs. Regis Jesuit  4-10-19

 

Oklahoma commit catcher Landon Boyd (Legend HS) stays at No. 2. Sturdily built at 5-foot-11, 185-pounds with strong wrists and forearms, Boyd has a simple approach at the plate with his hands separating straight back in conjunction with a short stride before allowing his quick hands to whip the barrel through the zone on a flat plane. Impressed with his ability to work gap to gap from both sides of the plate, and there is likely much more power on the way. Behind the dish, he presents a wide target with loose hips to go along with solid hands. His footwork is controlled and clean on throws to second base with accurate throws. Overall, Boyd’s knack for finding the barrel as a switch-hitting catcher will likely give him an opportunity to get his named called in the amateur draft someday. 

 

Landon Boyd, Future Games 2018

 

Moving up to No. 3 is uncommitted RHP Greysen Carter (Fairview HS). 6-foot-2, 185-pound switch hitting RHP/OF. Carter has really polished up his game this spring and has been a force for the Knights on the mound this spring. Carter has thrown 38 innings carrying a 2.72 ERA while striking out 67 batters.  Arm plays in the lower 90's with good extension on the release which overpowers hitters.  He mixes in a 64-66 mph curve with tight spin and 11/5 break. When learns to control the strike zone more, watch out. 

 

Greysen Carter, Colorado Top Prospect Games 2018

 

Left-handed pitcher Ryan Ure out of Eaton debuts in the top 10 at No. 4. At 6-foot-5, 195 pounds, Ure possesses a fastball that lives between 83-85 mph. Equally proportioned, Ure has a large frame and broad shoulders showing durability on the mound.  Ure's arm action is clean and his arm works quick from high 3/4. Motion is effortless towards plate. Balance is controlled through motion, lands slightly closed with good extension towards the hitter, slight fall off towards 3rd. Has better command of strike zone on arm-side, but pitches to both sides. Mixes in a 75 mph change with late fade at same arm speed as fastball, and curve has 11/5 shape at 70-71 mph. 

 

Moving up to No. 5 is uncommitted RHP Alec Willis. The 6-foot-3, 190 pound already with the big frame, has more room to grow. Willis comes from a high 3/4 slot with good arm side run. Fastball touches 88, lives and lives 86-87. Square to the plate and inline. Can come across body which creates the asr. Above average curve is 68 to 70 thrown at same arm speed as fastball. Change is 70-72 with gradual fade. Ball has late sinking action proving it hard to be barreled. Another arm to follow in this good 2021 Colorado class. 

 

Alec Willis vs. Mountain Vista 4-20-19

 

Moving from up to No. 6 from No. 10 is uncommitted OF Adam Moser (Fairview) 6-foot-1, 188 pounds. Bats and throws right. At the plate sets up in a balanced stance, with soft short stride, and slow load back with good separation and rhythm. Moser generates gap to gap power with above average bat speed and strength which generated an event best 93 mph exit velocity off a tee. Good hand eye coordination and barrel control. Bat bath is level with good extension. Has a tendency to dive over plate which could hinder ability to get to inside pitch, however in this round Moser the gap to gap power potential by barreling every pitch. In the field had the top arm velo from the outfield group throwing 84 mph.  Recently ran a 6.6 60 time at the Junior Sunbelt Tryouts. 



Adam Moser, Junior Sunbelt Tryouts

 

 

After seeing his fastball increase about 8 mph over the last year, RHP Evan Magill moves into the top 10 coming in at No. 7. Uncommitted. 6-foot-1, 200 pounds. Came to Preseason All-State as a make up for a schedule conflict during Underclass invitational, and did not disappoint. Has a compact delivery, slight coil in balance point, square shoulder delivery landing inline. Pounded the strike zone with all three pitches. Fastball with arm side run at 85-86 mph touching 88 on last pitch which was top at event. Change had some late sink thrown at same arm speed as fastball at 77-78. Riser in the state of Colorado. D-1 pitcher at next level. 

 

 

Evan Magill 3-10-19



Rounding out the top 10 are RHP Radek Birkholz of Valor Christian, SS Alex Champagne of Heritage, and catcher J.D. Jones of Fairview. 

 

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