Prep Baseball Report

MN Preseason Underclass: Outfield Evaluations

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By Rob Allison
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

Prep Baseball Report's MN Preseason Underclass event took place on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The event was held at the Vadnais Sports Center in Vadnais Heights, MN. The event featured prospects from the 2018 and 2019 classes from Minnesota and South Dakota who showcased their talents in front of our scouting staff.

There were a number of great individual performances this year at the MN Preseason Underclass. Also of note is the fact that official high school practices didn't start in Minnesota until the Monday after the event. Look for many of these player's numbers to continue to improve as they start playing and working into mid-season form.

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Below we have listed the outfield prospects in alphabetical order.


top outfield Prospects

Brock Anderson, LHP/OF, Alexandria, 2018
6-foot, 190-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. #110 ranked in 2018 PBR Overall. Mature build with strong lower half. 7.09 runner. Easy leg kick trigger, strides to square, quiet head to contact, flashes pop in bat with good hitting ability, mid/pull approach with 89 mph exit velocity off tee. Above avg. feet and actions. Fields with ease. Clean arm action with well above avg. carry and accuracy to target at 88 mph.

Tony Barreca, C/OF, North Scott, 2018
5-foot-10, 165-pound right-handed hitting catcher/outfielder. 7.12 runner. Compact lean frame. Solid strength. Front heel turn trigger. Consistent solid contact. Mid/pull approach. 86 mph exit velocity. Flexible low set-up behind plate. Short exchanges, quick release, good direction to target, accurate arm with carry. 72 mph arm strength with 2.00 pop time. Above avg. carry on throws to catcher from outfield. Aggressive routes with fielding ability. Ability to play OF and get out from behind the dish everyday and keep bat in line-up.

Otto Grimm, OF, Bemidji, 2018
6-foot-3, 170-pound left-handed hitting outfielder. Lean athletic frame. Wiry strength. 7.2 runner. Talented Northern MN product with raw mechanics. Open stance, slashy line drive swing plane, creates bat speed, flashes above avg. pop to pull side. 87 mph exit velocity. Athletic in OF. Quick arm producing 86 mph arm strength. Above avg. carry and accuracy to target. Strong Follow in 2018 class.

Aidan Maldonado, RHP/OF, Rosemount, 2018
6-foot, 160-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. #279 in 2018 PBR overall. Lean live body. Square stance, leg kick trigger, hover to stride, creates whippy bat speed, clean path, aggressive swinger with mid/pull approach. 82 mph exit velocity. Athletic actions, moves with ease, long arm action, well above avg. carry on throws. 88 mph arm strength. 7.43 runner.

Noah Thomas, OF, East Ridge, 2018
5-foot-8, 145-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. Small frame. 6.84 runner. Lead-off type hitter. Consistent solid contact, loose hands, stays on top of baseball, uses opposite field, middle/away approach. 79 mph exit velocity. Aggressive routes, clean arm, quick/athletic enough to play centerfield, accurate arm to target, 73 mph arm strength.

outfield Prospects

Tommy Deters, OF, Orono, 2018
5-foot-11, 170-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. 7.18 runner. Solid frame with present strength. Square athletic stance, drops hands in stride, uphill path to contact, 81 mph exit velocity. Pie arm action in OF. Solid carry and accuracy to target. Limited momentum on throws. 81 mph arm strength.

Andrew Gustafson, RHP/OF, Tartan, 2019
5-foot-11, 160-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.4 runner. Crouched stance, balanced stride, lift at contact, flashes pop in bat, pull approach, 81 mph exit velocity. Clean arm action, solid carry on throws, accurate to target. 75 mph arm strength.

Luke Kost, OF/LHP, Farmington, 2019
5-foot-10, 120-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.4 runner. Skinny frame. Square stance, stiff straight legs at contact, spray hitter, 67 mph exit velocity. Appropriate routes to ball, ability to field, short arm action, elevated throws, 62 mph arm strength.

Noah Matousek, RHP/OF, Eden Prairie, 2018
5-foot-11, 190-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. Square stance, longer stride, short to contact, flashes solid pop in bat, good extension after contact. Mid/pull approach with 78 mph exit velocity.  Avg. actions, fields on side occasionally, clean arm action with accuracy to target. 77 mph arm strength.

Tyler Milford, OF/LHP, New Prague, 2018
5-foot-9, 155-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.12 runner. Athletic frame. Athletic actions in OF, light on his feet, good direction to target, clean arm action from high ¾ slot, plays easy and fluid. 71 mph arm strength. Square stance, leg kick trigger, hands close to chest, still hands. Gap to gap approach with 83 mph exit velocity.

Tyler O’Brien, OF, Belle Plaine, 2018
5-foot-9, 147-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. 7.19 runner. Leg kick trigger, loses posture through swing, uphill plane, mid/away approach, 78 mph exit velocity. Athletic fielding actions, solid glove, loses direction to target, long release, 77 mph arm strength.

Bryce Peterson, OF/LHP, Coon Rapids, 2018
5-foot-11, 160-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.5 runner. Open stance, balanced stride to square, mid/away approach, aggressive swings. 79 mph exit velocity. Avg. actions, short arm action, cut-action on throws, accurate to target. 71 mph arm strength.

Leo Pfarr, LHP/OF, DeLaSalle, 2018
5-foot-10, 150-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.65 runner. Square stance, balanced stride, flat rotational swing path, solid bat speed, 86 mph exit velocity off tee. Moves well in OF, uses momentum on throws, good direction/routes to target, clean arm action. 84 mph arm strength with accuracy and carry.

Soren Roe, OF, Blake, 2018
6-foot, 165-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. 7.16 runner with projectable athletic build. Solid set-up, short pat through zone, cut-off finish, pull approach, flashes pull pop. 83 mph exit velocity. Solid actions, short arm action, length to release, avg. momentum on throws. Accurate to target with avg. carry at 73 mph.

Reese Vold, RHP/OF, Black River Falls (WI), 2018
5-foot-11, 150-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.12 runner. Double tap trigger, longer stride, flat bat path, uses middle of field, 80 mph exit velocity. Long ¾ arm action, fields on side occasionally, elevated throws to target, 74 mph arm strength.


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