Prep Baseball Report

Kansas Most Viewed Profiles 2016: Players 16-20

Shon Plack
Kansas Scouting Director 

In a similar "End of the Year" countdown to the Most Read Stories of 2016, we will take a look at the top twenty most viewed Kansas Player Profiles of 2016.  Here is number twenty to number sixteen.  Check back in tomorrow for number fifteen to eleven. 

20. Braden Minor, RHP, Goddard Eisenhower (Oklahoma)

Minor, an Oklahoma recruit, represented Team Kansas at the 2014 Future Games and threw at the PBR Super 60 last February.  The 6-foot 185-pound righty controlled, repeatable delivery and throws from a high ¾ slot with an easy arm allowing his fastball to get up on hitters quicker than they think. He worked mostly in the 86-89 mph range with his fastball, flashes a 75-76 mph curveball with 12/6 bite and a change up at 75-77 mph. 

19. Brady Garrison, C, Mill Valley, 2017 (Neosho County) 

Garrison, a Neosho County recruit, is a 6-foot-1 225-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas’ 2017 class from Mill Valley.  He ran a 4.14 home-to-first, and has an exit velo of 93 mph. At the plate, thin set up, toe touch, aggressive swing, power bat, swing produced consistent hard line drives to middle and pull side.  Behind the plate, pop times between 1.95-2.08-seconds, 77 mph positional velo, most throws were on the money, over the top release, quick catch and throw with momentum.

18. William Dennis, LHP, Blue Valley Northwest, 2018

Dennis 6-foot-4, 200-pound left-handed hitter, upside frame, long levers, projects well. Arm plays from a high ¾ slot, gets extension. Fastball touched 86 mph, sat 82-86 mph. Curveball has depth with swing and miss potential, 70-73 mph, got two swinging strikeouts in his outing at the PBR Future Games. 

17. Aaron Funk, RHP, Lawrence Free State, 2017 

Funk is a right-handed pitcher that attends Lawrence Free State HS in Kansas. Class of 2017. Projectable 6-foot-5, 201-pound frame. Tall, projectable right-hander. Up-tempo delivery, works to a tall balance point. Works uphill a bit and strides slightly open resulting in falling off to the first-base side. Fastball with running action, 84-89 mph, has touched the low 90's. Breaking Ball with 11/5 shape, at times sharp, 70-75 mph. Change-up 78-79 mph. Needs to iron some things out, but when he does he could rapidly move into the upper tier of class of 2017 right-handed pitching prospects in the MO-KAN area very rapidly.

16. Jackson Cobb, C, Topeka Seaman, 2018 (Kansas)

Cobb, a Kansas commit, is a physical 6-foot-3 190-pound left-handed hitting catcher in Kansas 2018 class. Cobb ran a 7.14 60 and 4.43 home-to-first. At the plat, Cobb starts in a tall/balanced stance, smooth rhythm, slight dive with stride, level path to extension, middle to pull side line drives during batting practice, 88 mph, top left-handed exit velo of the event, singled to right during game action.  Behind the plate, pop times between 1.96 and 2.14, short over the top release, quick footwork working with clean exchange, most throws at the bag at second base, event high of 74 mph positional velo for catchers.