PBR MN Prospect ID- Hopkins: Top Prospects


Andy Judkins
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

The PBR MN Prospect ID- Hopkins event took place on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The event was held at Hopkins High School in Minnetonka, MN. The event featured prospects from the 2021 and 2022 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. Thank you to the players, parents, my staff; along with the staff at Hopkins High School for such a great event.

There were a number of great individual performances this year at the PBR MN Prospect ID- Hopkins event.

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Below we have listed our evaluations for the players in attendance at the event; broken up by position.


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Top prospects (ALPA)

Colten Becker OF / LHP / South St. Paul, MN / 2021

5-foot-9, 175-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player.  6.84 runner.  Open stance with high handset.  Leg lift and stride to square.  Hand load down with some rhythm.  Some stiffness in swing with short finish.  Slight uphill swing plane.  Mid/pull approach with mainly fly ball contact.  Average contact and flashed pop in barrel.  87 mph exit velocity.  OF- Athletically moves to ball and good feet to field.  Clean glove and fields through.  Shorter arm action.  80 mph arm strength with average accuracy and fade carry.  On mound- Simple step into balance position.  Good tempo through delivery.  Lands across body down mound.  Throws from a high ¾ arm slot.  Fastball is straight thrown at 76-77 mph topping at 78 mph.  Curveball has 12/6 break with loose spin at 65-66 mph.  Change-up has fade action thrown with good arm speed at 69-72 mph.  Interesting follow bat in 2021 class.


Alex Call LHP / 1B / Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (KMS), MN / 2022

6-foot-3, 175-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player.  2019 Future Games Participant.  7.20 runner.  Open and balanced stance.  Small hand load and strides to square.  Flat swing plane and slightly uphill at times.  Mid/pull approach with line drive contact.  Solid consistent contact with some strength in barrel.  80 mph exit velocity.  OF- Good feet and stays behind ball through throw.  Average glove.  Good arm action.  88 mph arm strength with above average carry and accuracy.  On mound- Projectable athletic frame.  Simple and repeatable delivery.  Good balance and direction down mound.  Lands slightly across body.  Throws from a ¾ arm slot with easy clean arm action.  Fastball has varying life at 83-84 mph topping at 85 mph.  Curveball has 1/7 break with above average depth and lands for strikes at 65-68 mph.  Change-up has varying action at 73-77 mph.  Strong follow in 2022 class on mound. 


Jarod Cook 3B / RHP / Chanhassen, MN / 2021

5-foot-10, 202-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player.  6.96 runner.  Upright and balanced stance.  Leg lift and hand load back.  Arm bar creating some length to contact.  Good swing plane.  Gap to gap approach with line drive and fly ball contact.  Consistent contact and showed strength in barrel.  90 mph exit velocity.  IF- Sits back and works around baseball.  Good glove and funnels to field.  Longer arm action.  78 mph arm strength with good carry and average accuracy.  On mound- Threw from stretch.  Gets to balance point and has good direction down mound.  Shows good balance.  Throws from a ¾ arm slot with good extension at times out in front.  Long and clean arm action.  Fastball is 79-80 mph with varying action.  Curveball lands for strikes with 11/5 break and solid depth at 65-68 mph.  Change-up is straight at 69-71 mph.  Interesting bat in 2021 class.


Jaecan Fratzke OF / RHP / Rochester Century, MN / 2021

5-foot-11, 160-pound right-handed hitting outfielder.  6.48 runner.  Athletic frame.  Open stance with weight started slightly back.  Pre-loaded hands and knee to knee trigger.  Stiff hands through swing.  Flat swing plane.  Mid/pull approach with ground ball and line drive contact.  Consistent solid contact with average barrel.  85 mph exit velocity.  OF- Athletic and aggressive feet.  Average glove and fields ball clean.  81 mph arm strength with good accuracy and average carry. 


Braxton Greenburg OF / SS / Champlin Park, MN / 2021

6-foot-3, 155-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. 6.75 runner.  Long athletic frame.  Open and upright stance.  Leg kick start and hand load back.  Aggressive swing.  Lower half gets through swing well.  Good swing plane.  Mid/pull approach with mainly line drive and fly ball contact.  Average contact and flashed pop in barrel.  85 mph exit velocity.  OF- Attacks ball and longer footwork to release.  Average glove and makes routine play.  Longer arm action.  90 mph arm strength with above average carry and average accuracy.  Projectable follow in 2021 class.


Carter Hanson LHP / OF / Bloomington Jefferson, MN / 2021

6-foot-2, 183-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player.  7.10 runner.  Good athletic frame.  Balanced open stance.  Leg lift trigger and hand load down.  Some lift to swing through contact.  Mid/pull approach with line drive and fly ball contact.  Consistent and hard contact and flashed pop in barrel.  86 mph exit velocity.  OF- Athletically moves to ball with good feet.  Clean glove and fields through ball.  80 mph arm strength with good carry and average accuracy.  On mound- Projectable athletic presence.  Simple step into balance point.  Good tempo and balance through delivery.  Lands slightly across body down mound.  Throws from a ¾ arm slot.  Fastball is straight with arm side run at times thrown at 77-79 mph and topping at 80 mph.  Curveball has 1/7 break with average spin at 66-67 mph.  Change-up has good fade action thrown at 72-75 mph. 


Josh Hawksford SS / 3B / Woodbury, MN / 2021

6-foot-1, 185-pound right-handed hitting shortstop.  7.07 runner.  Open and upright stance.  Small leg lift and strides to square.  Compress and hand load back.  Flashed some bat speed with present strength.  Pushes barrel through zone.  Mid/pull approach with line drive and fly ball contact.  Consistent contact and flashed pop in barrel.  85 mph exit velocity.  IF- Active feet and moves well to ball.  Good glove and fields ball clean.  77 mph arm strength with above average carry and good accuracy.  Follow in 2021 class.


Jakob Ince 2B / OF / Aitkin, MN / 2021

5-foot-8, 145-pound left-handed hitting second baseman.  7.10 runner.  Slightly open athletic stance.  Pre-loaded hands and toe tap trigger.  Good swing plane.  Mid/pull approach with line drive and fly ball contact.  Consistent and solid contact with pop in barrel.  83 mph exit velocity.  IF- Moves athletically to field.  Good glove and fields ball clean.  Stays low to field and out in front.  75 mph arm strength with good accuracy and average carry.  Interesting follow in 2021 class.


Sam Malec RHP / SS / Woodbury, MN / 2021

5-foot-11, 147-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player.  6.93 runner.  Slightly open balanced stance.  Toe tap trigger.  Strides to square and hand load back.  Pushes barrel through zone.  Slightly uphill swing plane.  Uses the whole field with line drive contact.  Consistent and solid contact with 82 mph exit velocity.  IF- Moves athletically.  Works around ball to field.  Average glove and fields ball out in front.  Makes routine play.  Releases from lower slot.  80 mph arm strength with good carry and accuracy.  On mound- Rocker step into turn and go down mound.  Sidewind body movement.  Good direction down mound and falls glove side.  Throws from a low ¾ arm slot with good arm action.  Fastball has life with run and sink thrown at 85-87 mph.  Slider has sharp and late break at 80-82 mph.  Change-up has good fade action thrown at 74-77 mph.  Follow in 2021 class.


Jaiden Mollett RHP / 1B / Chaska, MN / 2021

6-foot-1, 195-pound right-handed pitcher.  Bigger rocker step into balance position.  Quicker tempo delivery.  Good balance and direction down mound.  Lands at times slightly across body.  Throws from a ¾ arm slot with some effort.  Fastball has slight downhill action with cut at 84-86 mph.  Curveball has tight 11/5 break with average shape thrown at 65-69 mph.  Change-up has good down action for strike at bottom of zone at 76-79 mph. 


Nathan Rosenberg C / 1B / Chaska, MN / 2021

6-foot-1, 196-pound right-handed hitting catcher.  7.15 runner.  Slightly open and upright stance.  Small leg lift and hand load back.  Some rhythm in load. Present strength.  Aggressive swing and solid swing plane.  Mid/pull approach with mainly line drive and fly ball contact.  Consistent contact and flashed pop in barrel.  87 mph exit velocity.  C- Big frame and balanced setup. Works low to high.  Good glove and holds pitches.  Average movements to block.  Clean exchange and longer footwork.  Short arm action with 74 mph arm strength.  Average carry and accuracy on throws.  Follow in 2021 class.


Austin Shingledecker LHP / OF / Rogers, MN / 2021

5-foot-11, 160-pound left-handed pitcher.  Rocker step into balance position.  Starts to drop down mound with good direction.  Lands slightly across body creating different angle to plate.  Sling type arm action from a lower ¾ arm slot.  Fastball has sneaky life and run action thrown at 79-81 mph topping at 82 mph.  Curveball is 61-62 mph with 2/8 break and side spin at bottom of zone.  Tends to drop release point to throw.  Change-up is stiff with slight cut tat 60-64 mph. 


Mason Trocke OF / 2B / Apple Valley, MN / 2021

5-foot-11, 180-pound left-handed hitting outfielder.  6.81 runner.  Slightly open wide stance.  Small stride and hand load.  Slight uphill swing plane.  Mid/pull approach with line drive and fly ball contact.  Average contact and flashed pop in barrel.  86 mph exit velocity.  OF- Shows some athleticism.  Aggressive feet and attacks ball.  Average glove.  Longer arm action.  77 mph arm strength with average carry and accuracy.  


Joe Vos OF / LHP / Duluth East, MN / 2021

6-foot, 165-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player.  6.91 runner.  Open balanced stance with high handset.  Leg lift trigger and small hand load.  Rhythm in load.  Good swing plane.  Mid/pull approach with line drive contact.  Consistent hard contact and flashed pop in barrel.  87 mph exit velocity.  OF- Athletically moves to ball.  Good feet.  Clean glove and fields through ball.  85 mph arm strength with above average carry and good accuracy to bag.  On mound- Athletic frame.  Simple and easy delivery.  Good tempo and direction down mound.  Throws from a ¾ arm slot with good extension at times out front.  Fastball has some life and jumps out of hand thrown at 80-81 mph topping at 82 mph.  Curveball has sharp 1/7 late break at 69-72 mph.  Change-up is 77-78 mph with fade action.  Follow in 2021 class.  


Zachary Zaetta SS / 2B / Minnetonka, MN / 2021

5-foot-10, 165-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player.  6.58 runner.  Balanced upright stance.  Leg lift and hand load back.  Some rhythm in load. Good swing plane and flashes bat speed.  Mid/pull approach with line drive and fly ball contact.  Consistent contact and flashes pop in barrel.  85 mph exit velocity.  IF- Athletic feet and moves well to field.  Good glove and stays below ball.  Makes routine plays.  82 mph arm strength with god carry and accuracy.  On mound- Simple and repeatable delivery.  Quicker tempo.  Good balance and direction.  Lands own mound with shorter stride.  Throws from a ¾ arm slot.  Fastball is 81-82 mph topping at 83 mph with some life.  Slider has small tight break for strikes thrown at 73-75 mph.  Change-up is firm with down action at 70-73 mph.  Follow in 2021 class.