Prep Baseball Report

The Barn Scout Day: Pitcher's Analysis

Shon Plack
Kansas Scouting Director

On January 13, Prep Baseball Report - Kansas held the The Barn Baseball Academy Scout Day.  Seventeen players attended the event in the 2021 to 2019 classes.  

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Player profiles have been updated with profile picture, running times, velocities, and videos.  Today will take a closer look at the pitchers from the event. Players are listed in alphabetical order below.


Carl Aikman SS / RHP / Washburn Rural, KS / 2019

Aikman is a 6-foo-2 195-pound right-handed pitcher in Kansas 2019 class. Aikman comes from an over the top release, slight hip rotation at balance point, loose arm action, strong build with room to add strength, fastball at 80-83 mph, some with late run, breaking ball has 11-to-5 shape, 67-69 mph, has depth, flashes sharpness, 73-76 mph, occasional sinking action.

Connor Halbert 1B / C / Marysville, KS / 2021

Halbert is a 5-foot-7 190-pound right-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2021 class. Halbert has an over the top arm slot, controlled leg lift, in line stride, finishes in position ready to field, fastball at 61-59 mph, both sides of plate, breaking ball has 12-to-6 shape, 52-53 mph, throws change up wit near fastball arm speed, 54-56 mph, slight sink. 

Kolden Howerton C / 3B / Seaman, KS / 2021

Howerton is a 5-foot-9 155-pound right-hand pitcher in Kansas’ 2021 class. Howerton has a controlled delivery, aggressive down the mound, in line direction, over the top release, fastball at 75-77 mph, some with running action, breaking ball flashes late 12-to-6 action, downward action, 57-59 mph, change up at 63-66, near fastball arm speed, slight sink.

Jordan Jackson RHP / 3B / Washburn Rural, KS / 2019

Jackson is a 6-foot-3 190-pound right-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2019 class. Jackson has a smooth delivery, accelerates down the mound, finishes in athletic position, over the top release, fastball at 78-81 mph, some with arm side run, change up at showed a 12-to-6 breaking ball, occasionally sharp, down in zone, 65-66 mph, change up has slight arm side release, 69-71 mph, near fastball arm speed, flashed a slider at 69 mph.

Kevin Mannell C / 2B / Jeff West , KS / 2021

Mannell is a 5-foot-8 140-pound right-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2021 class. Mannell has a plenty of room to add strength on already athletic frame, high three quarters arm slot, hide ball well, simple and compact delivery, repeats, fastball at 71-73 mph, breaking ball has 12-to-6 shape, gradual break, 66-69 mph, will be a good pitch as he continues to develop, change up has slight sink at 67-70 mph, fastball arm speed.

Dylan Moon 3B / RHP / Clay Center , KS / 2019

Moon is a durable 5-foot-7 175-pound right-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2019 class. Moon has a an over the top arm slot, hide ball until release, fastball at 66-67 mph, slider at 60-63 mph, 11-to-5 action, occasional sharpness, will throw a 12-to-6 curveball at 57-58 mph,  change up 63-66 mph, works arm side.

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