Prep Baseball Report

TOS Notebook: First Workout Day

By Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

CARY, NC—The USA Baseball Tournament of Stars kicked off Tuesday with the six teams running through a workout with the 60-yard dash, batting practice and infield/outfield. Games will take place Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday with another workout day on Friday.

USA Baseball will provide 60 times and we’ll pass them along them when we get them. Here are the rotations for Wednesday’s games:

Brave vs. Stars
LHP D.L. Hall (Houston County HS, GA)
LHP Brian Gursky (St. Joseph Catholic HS, IN)
LHP Bryce Hutchinson (Spruce Creek HS, FL)
RHP Jordon Adell (Ballard HS, KY)

LHP Nick Pratto (Huntington Beach HS, CA)
RHP Jon Stroman (La Cueva HS, NM)
LHP Richard Gilbert (San Antonio Johnson HS, TX)
LHP Sam Weatherly (Howell HS, MI)

Stripes vs. United
RHP Blake Beers (Loyola HS, CA)
LHP Reid Detmers (Nokomis HS, IL)
RHP Chandler Ferguson (Lafayette Jefferson HS, IN)
RHP Chad Bryant (Thomasville HS, AL)

LHP Hunter Milligan (Greenbrier HS, AR)
RHP Tanner Burns (Decatur HS, AL)
RHP Altoon Coleman (Winter Springs HS, FL)
RHP Hagen Danner (Huntington Beach HS, CA)

Free vs. Pride
RHP Shane Baz (Concordia Lutheran HS, TX)
RHP Blayne Enlow (St. Amant HS, LA)
RHP Hans Crouse (Dana Hills HS, CA)
LHP Daniel Cabrera (John Curtis HS, LA)

RHP Brady Corrigan (Plainfield North HS, IL)
RHP Hunter Greene (Notre Dame HS, CA)
LHP Cole Maye (William A. Hough HS, NC)
LHP Jordan Butler (Alonso HS, FL)
RHP Zach Deloach (Hebron HS, TX)

Here are some highlights from the workout, separated out by team…

BRAVE: Looking at the roster, the first name to jump out for the Brave is OF/RHP Jordon Adell (Ballard HS, KY). With his lean and athletic 6-foot-3, 198-pound frame, the Louisville recruit certainly looks the part. His BP session was inconsistent, as his timing was off and he got jammed some. But when his timing was on, the ball jumped. He has some length to his swing, but flashed solid bat speed and flashed power to his pull side. At least five balls left the yard in his four rounds…2018 OF/LHP Mike Siani (William Penn Charter HS, PA) turned some heads with his arm strength. It’s above average and he got good carry to his throws from the outfield. They maintained a low trajectory and were on target. At the plate, he had a pull approach, with an upper cut swing and showed average raw power…SS Mark Vientos (Flanagan HS, FL) is squarely on the prospect radar as one of the top position players in the country and did nothing to dissuade that notion today. He showed a strong arm with carry on defense and then bat speed in BP as the ball was flying off his barrel to left and left-center field.

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