PBR MN Fall Review- Infielder Evaluations


Andy Judkins
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

The PBR MN Fall Review took place on Sunday, October 20, 2019. The event was held at the West St. Paul Athletic Center in West St. Paul, MN. The event featured prospects from the 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 grad classes; and included many breakout performances from this year's participants. Players showcased their talents in front of our scouting staff and college coaches in attendance. 

There were a number of great individual performances this year at the PBR MN Fall Review event.

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Below we have listed the evaluations for players in attendance by position.


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infieldER EVALUATIONS

Nicholas Argento, RHP/1B, Wayzata, 2021
6-foot-5, 175-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player.  7.25 runner.  Squared stance with relaxed handset.  Hand load down and back with small stride.  Hands push away and create slight arm bar.  Some length to contact.  Middle approach with mainly line drive contact.  Average barrel when on time with flashes of strength.  89 mph exit velocity.  IF- Active feet and attacks ball.  Plays high and sits up in fielding position.  Makes routine play.  82 mph arm strength with good carry and accuracy.  

Quinton Ask, LHP/1B, Wayzata, 2022
5-foot-10, 165-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player.  7.72 runner.  Slightly closed balanced stance.  Leg lift start and hand load back.  Arm bar creating some length to contact.  Swing works against front foot.  Flat swing plane with short finish.  Pull approach with ground ball to fly ball contact.  Inconsistent barrel with 81 mph exit velocity.  IF- Average feet and works low to field.  Glove works and makes routine play.  72 mph arm strength with fade carry and average accuracy.

Owen Bernards, 1B/RHP, St. Paul Central, 2020
6-foot-2, 200-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player.  8.08 runner.  Squared stance with high handset.  Body load with leg lift.  Aggressive and flat swing plane.  Gap to gap approach with line drive and fly ball contact.  Average contact and flashed pop in barrel.  87 mph exit velocity.  IF- Slower feet to ball.  Fields high with average hands. 73 mph arm strength with average carry and good accuracy.

Carson Blasing, 3B, Farmington, 2020
6-foot, 180-pound left-handed hitting third baseman.  7.53 runner.  Relaxed hands with weight slightly back.  Small stride and hands push back.  Arm bar at times.  Hands work well to contact.  Average swing plane.  Gap to gap approach with line drive contact.  Consistent contact with some pop in barrel.  87 mph exit velocity.  IF- Active feet and moves well to field.  Funnels with good glove.  Quick arm action.  84 mph arm strength with good carry and accuracy. 

Patrick Brey, 3B, Robbinsdale Armstrong, 2020
6-foot, 175-pound left-handed hitting third baseman.  7.90 runner.  Upright and open stance with high handset.  Some rhythm in load to swing.  Swing plane works down and up through contact.  Better when on time.  Mid/pull approach with line drive and fly ball contact.  Average barrel with flashes of pull pop.  76 mph exit velocity.  IF- Feet work around ball to field.  Tends to field high.  Average glove and makes routine play.  73 mph arm strength with average accuracy and fade carry. 

Connor Chervany, SS, Mounds View, 2022
5-foot-9, 155-pound right-handed hitting shortstop.  7.40 runner.  Athletic stance with high handset.  Compress load and hands load into arm bar.  Barrel drags to contact.  Average hands and roll after contact.  Pull approach with ground ball to fly ball contact.  Inconsistent barrel with a flash of pull pop.  78 mph exit velocity.  IF- Aggressive and good routes to field.  Hands come out late.  Average glove.  Stands up to throw.  66 mph arm strength with good accuracy and fade carry.

Sam Cooper, SS/RHP, Minneapolis South, 2021
5-foot-10, 160-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player.  7.06 runner.  Narrow open stance.  Aggressive load and swing.  Turns through swing well.  Uses the whole field with mainly line drive contact.  Good contact with some pull pop.  80 mph exit velocity.  IF- Average feet and moves well to field.  Glove works and can play high.  Quick arm to release.  85 mph arm strength with above average carry and good accuracy.

Ethan Coyer, 3B/RHP, Farmington, 2022
6-foot, 175-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player.  7.44 runner.  Slightly open wide stance.  Body and hand load back.  Hands push into arm bar.  Barrel gets deep with some length to contact.  Lower half gets through swing.  Looks to elevate.  Pull approach with ground ball to fly ball contact.  Inconsistent contact with some pop in barrel.  83 mph exit velocity.  IF- Slower feet with more athleticism laterally.  Glove gets out late.  Makes routine play.  Arm plays.  77 mph arm strength with good carry and accuracy

Alex Crusan, 3B/RHP, Bloomington Jefferson, 2022
6-foot, 190-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player.  7.32 runner.  Balanced with lower hand start.  Some rhythm to body and hand load.  Arm bar at times.  Stays tall through swing.  Hands lead through swing.  Middle approach with mainly ground ball and line drive contact.  Average barrel with weaker contact.  84 mph exit velocity.  IF- Feet sit back to field and works around ball.  Good glove and makes routine play.  Good arm action.  79 mph arm strength with good accuracy and carry.

Charlie Dean, 2B, Hudson (WI), 2022
6-foot, 135-pound right-handed hitting second baseman.  7.35 runner.  Wider crouched stance with high handset.  Leg lift and hand load back.  Long barrel to contact with high finish.  Middle approach with line drive contact.  Average barrel with weak contact.  74 mph exit velocity.  IF- Sits back to field and plays high.  Some stiffness in hands and makes routine play.  Smoother to field laterally.  72 mph arm strength with fade carry and average accuracy. 

Sean Doggett, 2B/1B, Stillwater, 2022
6-foot, 161-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player.  7.07 runner.  Open upright stance with preloaded hands.  Strides to squared and dives into swing.  Flat swing plane with short and stiff finish.  Mid/pull approach with line drive contact.  Hard contact with flashes of pull pop.  80 mph exit velocity.  IF- Average feet and works around ball to field.  Plays high to field.  Average glove with slight stab to field.  76 mph arm strength with average carry and accuracy.  Feet move well around bag at first.  Makes plays and looks comfortable. 

Braden Ebeling, SS/RHP, Bloomington Jefferson, 2023
5-foot-7, 128-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player.  7.34 runner.  Balanced stance with high handset.  Body load start.  Works against front foot and can lose balance.  Pushes barrel to contact.  Uses the whole field with ground ball to fly ball contact.  Weaker contact with 77 mph exit velocity.  IF- Good feet and moves well laterally.  Gloves works and plays through ball.  75 mph arm strength with average carry and accuracy.

Reilly Gapinski, OF/SS, Apple Valley, 2021
5-foot-10, 165-pound right-handed hitting outfielder.  7.50 runner.  Open balanced stance.  Simple stride and hand load.  Aggressive swing.  Lower half gets through swing.  Middle approach with line drive contact.  Average barrel contact with 81 mph exit velocity.  OF- Raw actions.  Stays low to field.  Average glove and fields through ball.  72 mph arm strength with fade carry.  IF- Stiff actions.  Tends to sit back.  Glove is stiff.  66 mph arm strength with below average carry and average accuracy. 

Drew Giel, OF/2B, North St. Paul, 2020
5-foot-11, 150-pound right-handed hitting outfielder.  7.35 runner.  Slightly crouched open stance.  Leg lift trigger.  Hands load back and slight arm bar.  Barrel is flat through zone with a short finish.  Uses the whole field with groundball to fly ball contact.  Inconsistent barrel with weaker contact.  78 mph exit velocity.  OF- Sits back to field.  Stays behind through release.  Slinger arm action.  Glove is stiff.  73 mph arm strength with average accuracy and fade carry.  IF- Sits back and fields high.  Cleaner when moving laterally.  Glove has some stiffness.  Quicker release.  72 mph arm strength with good accuracy and fade carry. 

Isaac Hanson, SS/RHP, Brainerd, 2023
5-foot-8, 145-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.26 runner.  Slightly open narrow stance.  Strides to start with hand load.  Aggressive swing.  Lifts barrel to contact and can get length.  Short and quick finish.  Middle approach with ground ball and line drive contact.  Average contact and barrel with 75 mph exit velocity.  IF- Young.  Sits with routine ball.  Shows some athleticism when moving laterally.  Average glove can be out late.  70 mph arm strength with average accuracy and fade carry. 

Josh Hatano, SS/RHP, Park, 2022
5-foot-11, 150-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player.  7.32 runner.  Balanced stance with low handset.  Small leg lift and hands push back.  Arm bar at times.  Turns through swing well with good swing plane.  Middle approach with mainly line drive and fly ball contact.  Average contact with some pop in barrel.  82 mph exit velocity.  IF- Average feet.  Glove works and fields ball deep.  Better actions laterally.  77 mph arm strength with average carry and good accuracy.

Nicholas Hubbard, 1B/RHP, Robbinsdale Armstrong, 2021
5-foot-10, 210-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player.  8.08 runner.  Open stance with high handset.  Leg lift trigger and some rhythm in hands.  Throws hands through swing and rolls after contact.  Tends to lose balance.  Uses the whole field with ground ball to fly ball contact.  Inconsistent barrel with 82 mph exit velocity.  IF- Active feet and sits high to field.  Average glove and makes routine play.  Looks comfortable at 1B.  Makes plays and average feet around bag.  70 mph arm strength with good accuracy and fade carry.

Kole Krier, 3B/RHP, Maple Grove, 2021
6-foot-1, 185-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player.  The 71st ranked player in the 2021 MN class. 7.19 runner.  Upright and open stance.  Knee to knee and small hand load.  Spins through swing.  Hands work first and work up to contact.  Short and stiff finish.  Middle approach with line drive contact.  Average contact with 85 mph exit velocity.  IF- Average actions.  Sits back to work around ball.  Good glove and fields through ball.  81 mph arm strength with good carry and accuracy.

Andrew Linn, RHP/1B, Fargo Davies (ND), 2020
6-foot-2, 195-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player.  7.51 runner.  Balanced and slightly open stance.  Toe tap trigger with hand load.  Gets to front foot and swing plane works down to contact.  Average extension through contact.  Middle approach with groundball and line drive contact.  Good barrel contact with 84 mph exit velocity.  IF- Good feet and moves well around bag.  Good glove and fields through ball.  78 mph arm strength with good carry and average accuracy. 

Jacob Marx, 3B/OF, Champlin Park, 2020
6-foot-2, 170-pound right-handed hitting infielder.  7.69 runner.  Wider open stance with high handset.  Compress load down and back.  Arm bar at times with some length to contact.  Hips spin through swing.  Pushes barrel through contact with a short and stiff finish.  Middle approach with ground ball to fly ball contact.  Inconsistent barrel contact with 85 mph exit velocity.  OF- Heavy feet and stays behind ball into throw.  Average glove.  82 mph arm strength with good accuracy and average carry.  IF- Slow feet and off center to field.  Average glove and makes routine play.  79 mph arm strength with average carry and accuracy. 

Wyatt McCabe, SS/OF, Watertown-Mayer, 2023
5-foot-8, 140-pound right-handed hitting outfielder.  7.56 runner.  Squared balanced stance.  Some rhythm in load.  Leg lift trigger.  Hands work inside out and rolls wrists after contact.  Mid/opp approach with line drive contact.  Average contact with inconsistent barrel control at times.  75 mph exit velocity.  OF- Active feet and good routes to baseball.  Glove is stiff and makes routine play.  75 mph arm strength with average carry and accuracy.  IF- Active feet and sits back to field.  Average first step.  Glove is stiff and makes routine play.  70 mph arm strength. 

Jacob Meiners, 2B/RHP, Owatonna, 2021
5-foot-9, 165-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player.  7.97 runner.  Slightly open with high handset.  Compress load.  Choppy rhythm.  Swing plane works down to contact with low finish.  Mid/pull approach with ground ball contact.  Inconsistent barrel with 73 mph exit velocity.  IF- Heavy feet and sits back to field.  Glove is stiff.  74 mph arm strength with good accuracy and fade carry.

Max Meyer, RHP/SS, South St. Paul, 2021
6-foot, 155-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player.  7.03 runner.  Upright and slightly open.  Long leg lift with hand load.  Sits over back leg through swing.  Short and stiff finish.  Swing works in and out of zone.  Uses the whole field with ground ball to fly ball contact.  Inconsistent barrel with 76 mph exit velocity.  IF- Feet sit back to field.  Glove comes out late and fields ball deep.  Longer arm action.  74 mph arm strength with good accuracy and average carry.

Hayden Olson, 1B/LHP, St. Michael-Albertville, 2022
5-foot-11, 155-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player.  7.19 runner.  Balance stance.  Knee to knee trigger and small hand load.  Short to ball with flat swing plane.  Mid/pull approach with line drive contact.  Consistent contact with good barrel contact.  85 mph exit velocity.  IF- Good feet and moves well around bag.  Fields through ball and sure hands.  74 mph arm strength with good carry and accuracy. 

Evan Oxentenko, 2B, Rochester Lourdes, 2021
5-foot-8, 147-pound right-handed hitting second baseman.  7.18 runner.  High handset with slightly open stance.  Long slow leg lift.  Inconsistent load.  Swing plane works down to contact.  Middle approach with ground ball and line drive contact.  Average barrel with inconsistent contact.  89 mph exit velocity.  IF- Average feet and works around ball to field.  Stays below ball to field with good glove.  Sure hands.  82 mph arm strength with good carry and accuracy. 

Xander Paar, SS/OF, Coon Rapids, 2020
5-foot-9, 165-pound right-handed hitting outfielder.  7.27 runner.  Shoulder width stance with relaxed hands.  Leg lift and hand load with rhythm.  Lower half gets through swing.  Swing is loose with some length.  Looks to elevate.  Uses the whole field with line drive and fly ball contact.  Good contact with flashes of pop in barrel.  85 mph exit velocity.  OF- Good feet and routes to field.  Average glove and fields through ball.  Some time to release.  77 mph arm strength with good accuracy and fade carry.  IF- Active feet and works around ball to field.  Good glove, fields in front and funnels in.  74 mph arm strength with average carry and accuracy. 

Noah Pinette, SS/RHP, Bloomington Jefferson, 2021
5-foot-10, 135-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player.  7.02 runner.  Balanced stance.  Shoulder load and stride.  Barrel works down and up through zone.  Short and stiff finish.  Middle approach with mainly ground ball contact.  Inconsistent barrel contact with 78 mph exit velocity.  IF- Average feet.  Fields ball high and makes routine play.  75 mph arm strength with fade carry and average accuracy. 

Gregory Ryun, RHP/SS, Chanhassen, 2020
6-foot-1, 170-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player.  7.33 runner.  Wider and slightly open stance.  Lower handset.  Toe tap trigger with shoulder load.  Gets to front foot.  Flat swing plane through zone.  Middle approach with ground ball and line drive contact.  Average contact with 82 mph exit velocity.  IF- Active feet and sits back to field.  Moves more athletically laterally.  Average glove.  83 mph arm strength with good carry and average accuracy to bag.

Matthew Sauer, C/3B, Benilde St. Margaret’s, 2020
5-foot-11, 165-pound right-handed hitting catcher.  7.51 runner.  Slightly open balance stance.  Dives into swing with long hand load.  Stays upright through swing and tends to spin through contact.  Mid/pull approach with line drive and fly ball contact.  Average barrel contact with 76 mph exit velocity.  C- Open stance.  Shows flexibility behind the plate.  Sits low with high chest.  Tends to bounce with off-speed.  Average exchange with long footwork on throws.  2.14-2.22 pop times.  75 mph arm strength.  IF- Active feet.  Average glove and can show some stiffness.  Makes routine play.  Some push to release.  75 mph arm strength with good accuracy and average carry. 

Zach Schultz, 2B, Shakopee, 2020
5-foot-10, 165-pound right-handed hitting second baseman.  6.80 runner.  Balanced stance.  Small leg lift and simple load.  Body gets through swing.  Good swing plane through contact.  Gap to gap approach with consistent contact.  Good barrel with hard contact.  90 mph exit velocity.  IF- Average feet.  Shows more athleticism laterally.  Average glove with sure hands.  77 mph arm strength with average carry and good accuracy.  A solid bat late in 2020 class.

Trenton Smith, 1B/OF, Cannon Falls, 2022
6-foot-1, 165-pound right-handed hitting first baseman.  7.82 runner.  Balanced stance and high handset.  Leg lift to start. Swing plane works down through contact with short stiff finish.  Middle approach with ground ball to fly ball contact.  Inconsistent barrel with 69 mph exit velocity.  OF- Slow and heavy feet.  Stays low to field.  Average glove and makes routine play.  Longer arm action.  64 mph arm strength with good accuracy.  IF- Sits back to field with some squat.  Average glove.  65 mph arm strength with fade carry and average accuracy.  

Nathaniel Tillman, RHP/3B, Anoka, 2020
5-foot-11, 185-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player.  7.18 runner.  Wide base with good balance.  Small leg lift with shoulder load.  Barrel works down and lifts through zone.  Middle approach with line drive and fly ball contact.  Average contact and barrel with 83 mph exit velocity.  IF- Feet attack ball.  Glove is loose and makes routine play.  79 mph arm strength with good accuracy and average carry. 

Ben Trucke, 3B, Watertown-Mayer, 2023
5-foot-11, 160-pound right-handed hitting third baseman.  7.91 runner.  Slightly open balanced stance.  Some rhythm in slower tempo load.  Leg lift trigger.  Good hands and some stiffness in finish.  Uses the whole field with line drive contact.  Consistent barrel contact.  82 mph exit velocity.  IF- Active feet and works around ball to field.  Takes extra step to release.   Fields high with average glove.  74 mph arm strength with average carry and good accuracy. 

Zachary White, C/IF, Coon Rapids, 2022
5-foot-11, 200-pound right-handed hitting catcher.  7.16 runner.  Narrow open stance and high handset.  Strides to square.  Aggressive swing with some stiffness.   Looks to elevate baseball.  Middle approach with mainly line drive contact.  Average barrel with 74 mph exit velocity.  C- Strong presence.  Shows some athleticism.  Good glove and works zone.  Keeps ball in front.  Longer exchange and footwork.  2.18-2.33 pop times.  Throws from a lower arm slot.  72 mph arm strength.  IF- Average feet and will sit back to field.  Some squat in field position.  Glove makes routine play.  76 mph arm strength with some push release.