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On the Hunt: Top 10 Risers From the Future Games (2020's)

Shooter Hunt

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The PBR Future Games provided the young 2020’s of the event a chance to break out on a national stage...and they did. There were many stars at the Future Games in the 2020 class both at the plate and on the mound. Power hitters, athletic fielders, and frontline starters were all well represented. On the Hunt highlights ten of the top risers from the event in the 2020 class including five potential two-way players, two power hitting first basemen, two outfielders, and a middle infielder.


Tre' Morgan 1B / OF / Brother Martin , LA / 2020

Morgan’s physicality stood out during the workout day at the Future Games, but it was his performance the rest of the week that put him over the top as one of the biggest risers of the event. The strong, athletic left-handed hitter pounded baseballs, and looked like one of the more elite prospects in any class. He’s solidly put together at 6-foot, 180-pounds, and shows some present strength, but looks like he will fill out a considerable amount more in the future. While he was more pull happy during the first day’s batting practice round, he laced balls to all fields throughout games the next few days while facing several very good arms. He is balanced at the plate in a slight crouch, and takes pitches without being fooled. The ball screamed off his bat a few times as his barrel lagged in the zone. Morgan shows excellent plate coverage, and is going to have a chance to hit for much more power in the future although he does already show some to the pull side. Interesting to note: Morgan was athletic around the bag at first base showing off a strong arm, and with his 6.92 60-yard dash, could have a chance to also play the corner outfield positions.

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Briar Stinson OF / 3B / Rushville-Industry, IL / 2020

The raw strength of Stinson was on full display throughout the Future Games. The right-handed hitting outfielder blasted two doubles on the first day of game action against a stacked pitching staff from Minnesota/Iowa. His hands are some of the quickest in the class, and his strong forearms and leverage gained from his long, 6-foot-2, 185-pound frame allows him to drive balls, deep, to both gaps. Stinson’s twitchy swing produced some of the loudest contact at the Future Games, and his athletic, proportionally strong frame looks like it will add even more strength in coming years. He ran a 6.78 60-yard dash, a looks like a wide receiver when roaming the outfield where he also shows of a strong, 89 mph, throwing arm. His balance and rhythm at the plate lead me to believe that he has a chance to be one of the elite hitters in the class.

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Max Carlson RHP / OF / Burnsville, MN / 2020

Max Carlson MN- While fellow Minnesota 2020 teammate, Mac Horvath, took home MVP honors at the event, Carlson was right up there as one of the top players overall. He has an electric arm that allowed him to run his fastball up to 91 mph from a ¾ slot. The brother of 2017 2nd round draft pick, Sam Carlson, Max has the stuff and bloodlines that lead me to believe he will end up being one of the elite arms in the 2020 class. He is certainly on his way after his performance at the Future Games. Along with a plus fastball that shows arm side run while jumping on hitters, Carlson has advanced feel for an above average changeup that he throws with fastball hand speed at 73-77. The pitch dives down to his arm side when at its best, and he shows confidence in varying the speeds on it. At times, he gets under his 73-75 curveball, but with his lower slot, I see a firm, wipeout slider in his future. Overall, Carlson has cemented himself as one of the most sought after arms in the 2020 class by college recruiters.

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