Prep Baseball Report

Border Battle: Kansas Player Analysis

Shon Plack/Rob Allison
Prep Baseball Repor - Missoui/Kansas/Iowa/Nebraska

On Sunday, August 14, Prep Baseball Report-Iowa/Nebraska held the Border Battle in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  Below is a look at the performances from Kansas players that participated. 

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Scott Duensing, LHP, Blue Valley Northwest, 2018
5-foot-10, 140-pound left-handed pitcher that threw two scoreless innings during game play. #18 ranked player in the 2018 class for Kansas. Athletic repeatable mechanics, clean long arm action on the backside with a buggy whip effect. Throws across his body creating difficult angle for hitters. Fastball sat in the 73-75 mph range with arm side run. Consistently around the strike zone.  Also showed 64-67 mph breaking ball with good tilt across two planes.

Jayton Haggard, SS/RHP, Marysville, 2017
6-foot-2, 165-pound right-handed hitting middle infielder. 6.89 runner with tall projectable frame. Open stance. Simple swing. Repeats well. Even with high back elbow; bat path is clean and long through contact. 85 mph exit velocity off tee. In the infield, active feet, funnels through the body to a quick ¾ accurate release at 80 mph. On the mound, topped out at 85 mph with his fastball. Drop and drive off his backside. Arm breaks clean from the backside with an athletic follow through out front.

Traice Hartter, C, Topeka Seaman, 2017
5-foot-9, 165-pound shortstop and #72 ranked player in the state of Kansas ran a 7.1 60 yard sprint. Compact stocky build. At the plate, open stance, stays tall, compact, uphill swing path, solid contact to all fields. Posted an exit velocity of 87 mph off a tee. Behind the plate threw in the 1.87-2.02 range to 2nd base. In the infield, has active feet and plays through the ball. Exit glove tap at transfer, topped out at 86 mph across the infield.

Devon Lujan, 1B/RHP, Olathe East, 2018
6-foot-3, 205 pound two way player ran a 7.97 60 yard sprint. Posted a 90mph exit velocity off a tee. Strong physical build. At the plate, put together one of the top rounds of batting practice on the day. Square stance, high hands, short stride triggers uphill swing plane. Showed power to his pull side and the ability to elevate the baseball. In the field, has active feet and playable hands at 1st base.  Topped out across the infield at 78 mph. On the mound, fastball sat in the 77-79 mph range. Long arm action on the backside and out front. Front side opens early and loses leverage off his backside. Breaking ball and changeup were thrown from strikes.

Jonathan McIntyre, RHP, Maize, 2017
6-foot-3, 175-pound right-handed pitcher topped out at 87 mph with his fastball. #45 ranked player in the state of Kansas. Athletic durable frame, should continue to develop. 85-87 mph fastball runs to his arm side. Dominate when controlled down in the strike zone.  70-73 mph breaking ball has potential to be an above average pitch when released out front with good arm speed. 11/7 shape with tight spin.

Dylan Nedved, 3B, Shawnee Mission Northwest, 2017
6-foot-2, 175-pound infielder ran a 7.15 60 yard sprint. At the plate, slightly open stance. Toe tap triggers compact line drive swing plane. Pull side approach. Posted an exit velocity of 88 mph off a tee. In the infield, works through the ball. Fields it out front to a high ¾ arm action. Topped out at 82 mph across to first base.

Kade Wallace, 2B/C, Clay Center, 2017
The #71 ranked player in the state of Kansas. 5-foot-11, 170-pound right-handed hitter ran a 7.37 60 yard sprint. At the plate, tall stance, small toe tap trigger, line drive swing plane. Posted an exit velocity of 81 mph off a tee. Behind the plate threw in the 2.02-2.1 range. Quick catch and release online to 2nd. In the infield, works through the ball with an extra hop at release, high ¾ arm action. Topped out at 80 mph accurately across the infield.

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