Kansas Fall Prospect Games: Pitching Reports


Scott Hood
OK/MO/KS Assistant Scouting Director

 

Tyner Horn, Eisenhower (KS), 2023 Wichita State Commit
 Positional Profile: RHP/3B
 Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. Athletic and wiry build with present strength and room for more in the future
 Delivery: Short and simple footwork around the rubber working to a high balance point.  Smooth and deliberate tempo and pace to the delivery.  Gets a strong weight stack onto the back leg with slight drift forward.  Gets good push off the rubber with explosive hand speed.   Maintains balance and athleticism throughout the delivery. 
 Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot with a clean arm action and aggressive arm swing.
 FB: T87.56, 83.03-87.56 mph. Will show good tilting action and riding life when at the top of the zone with mostly straight shape. T2334, 2131 average rpm.
 CB: 74.07-75.90 mph. Short and tight shape with strong spin.  Late depth. T2584, 2414 average rpm.

TJ Coats, Blue Valley Southwest (KS), 2023
 Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
 Body: 6-1, 195-pounds. Physical and mature frame with present strength
 Delivery: Quick drop step footwork around the rubber into an easy pivot foot.  Works to a mid high balance point with weight slightly leaning forward at the top of the delivery.  Works from the middle of the rubber and strides directionally down the center of the mound with good momentum headed to the plate.  Long stride with good extension with body rotating hard off the plant leg.
 Arm Action: RH.
FB: T86.57, 83.11-85.94 mph. Good driving action with command to the glove side. T2166, 2054 average rpm.
SL: 70.77-74.33 mph. Feel for spin with heavy east-west shape. T2191, 2064 average rpm.

Brooks Jones, Lawrence (KS), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-3, 205-pounds. Advanced and athletic frame with present strength and projectable build
Delivery: Short and simple footwork around the rubber working to a mid height balance point and maintaining upright posture throughout the delivery.  Strong weight stack onto a firm back leg with short push off the rubber.  Long stride with good extension and good lay back on the shoulder.  Well-balanced an athletic delivery.
Arm Action: LH. High 3/4 arm slot with a clean arm action.
FB: T85.79, 82.72-85.11 mph. Good arm side running action with command to the arm side. T2133, 1920 average rpm.
SL: 72.70-75.51 mph. Developing pitch with some early shape and some late depth at times. T2042, 1974 average rpm.
CH: 78.37-80.74 mph. Good fading action with fastball hand speed. T1806, 1712 average rpm.

Jack Kreisman, Blue Valley Northwest (KS), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. Athletic and proportional build with room for added strength and size in the future
Delivery: Short and simple footwork around the rubber working to a mid height balance point.  Smooth and deliberate pace and rhythm to the delivery.  Maintains athleticism throughout the delivery.  Quick weight stack onto the back leg with good push off the rubber into a firm plant leg. 
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot with a clean arm action and release.
FB: T84.13, 81.17-83.41 mph. Riding life through the zone with some arm side run.  T2256, 2018 average rpm.
SL: 73.82-76.20 mph. Early break with some east/west shape and feel for landing in the zone.  T2030, 1837 average rpm.
CH: 73.81-76.71 mph. Plus pitch with very good fading action and sell.  Swing and miss type change up and can go to both RHH and LHH. T1443, 1390 average rpm.

Russell Lucas III, Shawnee Mission Northwest (KS), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-9, 185-pounds. Stocky build with strength in the lower half
Delivery: Short and simple footwork around the rubber working to a high balance point and slightly crouched posture.  Coiled hips and shoulders at the top of the delivery.  Strong weight stack onto the back leg with short push off the rubber.  Works from the far first base side of the rubber and strides directionally slightly open down the slope.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot with a clean arm action.
FB: T82.51, 78.53-81.40 mph. Heavy arm side run and sinking action. T2169, 1962 average rpm.
SL: 72.07-74.05 mph. Short and early break with some east/west action. T2132, 1931 average rpm.

Kade Sheldon, Derby  (KS), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-1, 190-pounds. Athletic and physical build with present strength
Delivery: Big rocker style delivery working to a high balance point.  Heavy weight lean back at the top of the balance point with stall out at the top of the delivery.  Full weight stack on the back leg with short push off the rubber.  Works from the middle of the rubber and strides directionally down the center of the mound into a firm plant leg.
Arm Action: RH. Over the top arm slot with a long arm action.
FB: T80.44, 77.61-79.99 mph. Good tilting action with some sink. T1736, 1643 average rpm.
CB: 70.60-73.32 mph. Short shape with tight downward breaking action. T1613, 1603 average rpm.
SL: 71.62-73.51 mph. More east/west shape with loose spin. T1673, 1618 average rpm.
CH: 69.1-71.6 mph. Fastball hand speed with slight depth. T1516, 1516 average rpm.

Bryce Hanson, Blue Valley West (KS), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/
Body: 6-4, 175-pounds. Long levered and lean frame with room for added strength and size in the future
Delivery: Smooth rocker style delivery working to a mid height balance point.  Easy pivot turn into a full stacked back leg.  Tall and fall style delivery motion down the slope with good balance throughout the delivery.  Short coil of the hips and shoulders at the the top of the delivery with hands breaking from the glove as the lead leg works down the slope.  Works from the middle of the rubber and strides slightly closed to the third base side creating tough angles on hitters.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot with a short arm action and release across the chest.
FB: T79.44, 74.75-77.89 mph. Heavy arm side run and sinking action. T1826, 1671 average rpm.
CB: 61.01-64.75 mph. Slurvy shape with more east/west action. T1865, 1747 average rpm.
SL: 63.33-66.06 mph.  T1854, 1788 average rpm.
CH: 66.04-67.87 mph. Kills the spin efficiently with good hand speed and fading action. T1109, 1017 average rpm.

Charlie Bogan, Saint Thomas Aquinas (KS), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-9, 135-pounds. Lean and developing build with room for added strength and size in the future
Delivery: Slow and methodical rocker style delivery working to a mid height balance point.  Works from the middle of the rubber and strides directionally down the center of the mound with a shorter stride into a firm plant leg.  Hand breaks from the glove quickly as the lead leg works down the slope.  Stays stacked and maintains posture throughout the delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Over the top arm slot with a short and clean arm action.
FB: T79.16, 73.45-79.00 mph. Slight arm side run and tilting action. T1974, 1841 average rpm.
CB: 66.06-68.79 mph. 12/6 shape with really good spin and makings of a plus pitch. T2570, 2451 average rpm.
CH: 66.40-68.16 mph. Some downward fading action with good sell. T1425, 1368 average rpm.

Jacob Bittner, Saint Thomas Aquinas (KS), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. Proportional build with present athleticism
Delivery: Short and simple footwork around the rubber working to a high balance point.  Hands break from the glove at the top of the delivery.  Full weight stack onto the back leg with a tall and fall style motion down the mound.  Gets good extension down the mound into a firm plant leg.  Maintains balance throughout the delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Over the top arm slot with short arm action.
FB: T79.13, 75.48-78.21 mph. Arm side run and sinking action. T1919, 1779 average rpm.
CB: 66.13-68.22 mph. Slurvy shape with short depth. T1977, 1881 average rpm.

Seth Dandridge, Blue Valley Southwest  (KS), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Athletic build with some present strength
Delivery: Rocker style delivery with back foot working back to the third base side of the rubber before the leg lift.  Works to a mid height balance point with slight coil of the hips and shoulders.  Strong weight stack onto the back leg with a drop and drive motion down the slope.  Gets good extension down the mound.  Maintains athleticism throughout the delivery.
Arm Action: LH.
FB: T78.17, 75.41-77.50 mph. Arm side run and sinking action. T1930, 1770 average rpm.
CB: 59.88-63.56 mph. Short 1/7 shape with tight spin and ability to land in the zone. T2110, 2052 average rpm.
CH: 66.56-68.09 mph. Kills the spin efficiently with some downward fading action. T1478, 1394 average rpm.

Carter Beach, Blue Valley Northwest (KS), 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 5-10, 130-pounds. Lean and developing build with room for added strength and size in the future
Delivery: Short and simple footwork around the rubber into a quick pivot foot.  Slow and deliberate pace and rhythm to the delivery working to a high balance point.  Weight leans hard onto the back leg with shoulders and hips working slightly closed.  Long stride down the mound with good extension.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot with a short arm action and recoil finish.
FB: T77.74, 73.98-77.25 mph. Will show heavy arm side running action at times. T2126, 1887 average rpm.
CB: 66.15-67.67 mph. Tight shape and spin with good downward depth late. T2534, 2243 average rpm.
CH: 68.00-71.8 mph. Fading action to the arm side with good hand speed and sell. T1214, 1214 average rpm.

Keaton Vogelsberg, Blue Valley Northwest (KS), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds. Lean and developing build with room for added strength and size in the future
Delivery: Works exclusively out of the stretch.  Works to a mid height balance point with smooth rhythm and good balance.  Slight sink into the back leg with short push off the rubber.  Short front glove side action with hands breaking from the glove at the top of the zone.  Does a good job of repeating mechanics.  Simple overall mechanics with easy rhythm.  Works from the middle of the rubber and strides directionally down the center of the mound.
Arm Action: RH. Over the top arm slot with a short arm action.
FB: T76.95, 74.74-76.31 mph. Driving action with some downward tilt. T2009, 1832 average rpm.
CB: 65.46-67.45 mph. Loose spin with big shape and late depth. T1679, 1522 average rpm.
CH: 68.53-70.51 mph. Kills the spin efficiently with fastball hand speed. T1371, 1351 average rpm.

AJ Kreutzer, Oskaloosa  (KS), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds. Long levered and projectable build with room for added strength and size in the future
Delivery: Works exclusively out of the stretch.  Works to a high balance point with good posture and full weight stack onto the back leg.  Drop and drive approach down the slope with short push off the rubber and good extension.  Hands break from the glove at the top of the delivery.  Short stride down the slope into a slightly bent plant leg. 
Arm Action: LH.
FB: T76.49, 72.41-75.07 mph. Heavy sinking action and arm side run. T1556, 1377 average rpm.
CB: 66.00-66.00 mph. Loose spin and loopy shape T1472, 1472 average rpm.
CH: 67.47-70.15 mph. Gets good downward fading action with fastball hand speed. T1107, 989 average rpm.

Owen Reinert, Blue Valley (KS), 2023
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Proportional build with room for added strength and size in the future
Delivery: Rocker style delivery with the feet working to a mid height balance point and up tempo pace and rhythm.  Short front side glove action.  Full weight stack onto the back leg with weight leaning slightly forward and short push off the rubber.  Works from the center of the rubber and strides directionally down the center of the mound.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot with a short and quick arm action and release.
FB: T76.25, 75.34-76.04 mph. Strong vertical break numbers with some slight arm side run. T2094, 1991 average rpm.
CB: 65.85-67.45 mph. Short and tight shape with good spin and late downward depth. T2235, 2104 average rpm.
CH: 71.40-71.40 mph. Shows some slight arm side fading action. T1566, 1566 average rpm.

Jayden Good, Gardner-Edgerton (KS), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds. Lean and developing build with room for added strength and size in the future
Delivery: Short rocker style delivery with a smooth pace and tempo.  Works to a balanced mid height balance point with weight fully stacked onto the back leg.  Hands work high up on the chest and break from the glove at the top of the delivery.  Works from the middle of the rubber and strides directionally down the center of the mound with good momentum headed towards the plate.
Arm Action: . High 3/4 arm slot with short arm action and clean release.
FB: T76.12, 71.76-76.12 mph. Shows some arm side run and some life through the top of the zone. T1892, 1688 average rpm.
SL: 66.39-68.45 mph. Slurvy shape with developing spin. T1871, 1842 average rpm.
CH: 70.07-71.13 mph. Kills the spin effectively with fastball hand speed. T1272, 1203 average rpm.

Gunnar Lewis, Hesston (KS), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds. Lean and developing build with room for added strength and size in the future
Delivery: Short rocker style delivery with deliberate tempo and pace.  Works to a low balance point with slight stall out at the top of the delivery.  Hands break at the top of the delivery.  Tall and fall style motion down the mound into a firm plant leg.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot with a shorter and slightly stiff arm action.
FB: T71.05, 67.02-71.05 mph. Short arm side run and sinking action. T1761, 1665 average rpm.
CB: 56.58-59.18 mph. Loopy shape with developing spin. T1509, 1474 average rpm.
CH: 64.16-64.50 mph. Kills the spin effectively with fastball hand speed. T1247, 1238 average rpm.

 

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