2.21 Winter ID Showcase: Pitcher Analysis



Shon Plack
MIssouri Scouting Director

On Saturday, February 21, Prep Baseball Report-Missouri held the Winter ID Showcase at Prodigy Baseball Academy in Parkville, Missouri.  Over 60 players from the 2018 to 2015 classes participated in the event from Missouri and Kansas.  Today we break down the outfielders.

CLICK HERE, to see in the Instant Analysis for the Winter ID Showcase. 

We will be updating the Missouri and Kansas player rankings in all classes over the next few weeks. Here is a look at the pitching prospects for each class in alphabetical order.

2015 Pitching Prospects

Tyson Banowetz, RHP, Andover (KS), 2015
Banowetz is a 6-foot-1 175-pound right-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2015 class. Tyson has a high three-quarters arm slot, with slinging-type arm action, mostly 81-83 mph with fastball, touched 85 mph once, fastball has late run.  Curveball at 65-70 mph, 10-to-5 shape, late action, change-up at 68-75 mph, slight arm-side release, throws with some effort, works in-line to the plate, level shoulders, athletic finish.

2016 Pitching Prospects

Aaron Ashby, LHP, Park Hill (MO), 2016
Ashby is a 6-foot 175-pound left-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2016 class. Ashby posted the highest left-handed fastball velo at the event at 84 mph, which is an increase since his last event.  Ashby has an over-the-top release, throws with regular effort, and has smooth rhythm during his delivery.  He stays in line towards the target, lands square, and has an athletic finish.  He worked at 83-84 mph with his fastball, slight run, has a 1-to-7 curveball, late action, down in zone, 66-69 mph change-up, straight. 

Branden Bennett, RHP, Troy Buchanan (MO), 2016
Bennett is a 6-foot 170-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2016 class. Bennett has quick arm speed, with loose arm action and throws with regular effort.  He releases with a high three-quarters slot, lands slightly closed, works the bottom of the zone with all pitches, fastball at 81-83 mph with fastball, curveball was best pitch, 11-to-5 shape, late action, tight spin, 71-74 mph, throws for strike, change up at 72-74 mph, some sink.

Chris Bolte, RHP, Park Hill (MO), 2016
Bolte is a 6-foot-2 185-pound right-handed pitcher from Park Hill HS in Missouri.  Bolte throws with mostly a high-three quarters release, but will change slot, throws with regular effort, stays in-line, clean arm action, throws fastball at 78-81 mph, some run, curveball has 11-to-5 shape, gradual late action, 60-64 mph, change-up has arm side sink, at 63-65 mph.

Reid Briney, Blue Valley Southwest (KS), 2016
Briney is a 5-foot-9 200-pound right-handed pitcher in the 216 class from Blue Valley Southwest in Kansas.  Briney was 80-81 mph with fastball, two-seam has late run, 82 mph, 12-to-5 curveball 67-69 mph, sharp/late break, swing and miss change-up, late sink, near fastball arm speed 74-76 mph.  Briney has over-the-top release, and throws with regular effort, quick arm speed, athletic finish, shows command of zone with all pitches.

Reid Browning, RHP, Washburn Rural (KS), 2016
Browning is a 6-foot-7 180-pound right-handed pitcher from Washburn Rural in Kansas’ 2016 class.  Browning has clean/loose arm action, over-the-top release, throws with regular effort, stays level with shoulders, smooth rhythm, 80-83 mph with fastball, gets on top with curveball, 12-to-6 action, sharp break, 67-72 mph, change-up at near fastball arm speed, slight sink, 75-79 mph, projectable arm action and frame. 

Conner Creekmore, LHP, Staley (MO), 2016
Creekmore is a 6-foot 140-pound left-handed pitcher from Staley HS in Missouri’s 2016 class.  Creekmore works from a three-quarters arm slot, regular effort, straight fastball, 75-77 mph, 2-to-8 shaped curveball, 64-70 mph, change-up at near fastball arm speed, 69-71 mph, bottom of zone, slight sink, showed command of strike zone with three types of pitches.

Seth Davis, LHP, Maize South (KS), 2016
Davis is a 5-foot-9 145-pound left-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2016 class from Maize South HS.  Davis is a strike thrower with an over-the-top release, body control in his delivery, smooth rhythm, throws with regular effort, 76-78 mph fastball, slight run, curveball has 12-to-6 shape, down in zone, 67-68 mph, change-up at 68-70 mph, fastball arm speed

Sam Derks, RHP, Lee’s Summit (MO), 2016
Derks is a 6-foot-3 230-pound right-handed pitcher from Lee’s Summit HS in Missouri. Derks fastball ranges from 75-80 mph, two-seam has late run releases from a high three-quarters slot, throws with regular effort, stays in line down the mound, 12-to-6 curveball, 73-71 mph, change-up at 74-75 mph, fastball arm speed.

Connor Freund, RHP, Sedgwick (KS), 2016
Freund is a 6-foot 150-pound right-handed pitcher from Sedgwick HS, in Kansas’ 2016 class, Freund throws with a controlled tempo, high three-quarters release, and body control.  His fastball has cutting action at 77-80 mph, 11-to-5 breaking ball, gradual break, 65-68 mph, straight change-up, 68-72 mph.

Matt Gastner, RHP, Liberty (MO), 2016
Gastner is a 6-foot-3 190-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2016 class from Liberty HS.  Gastner is aggressive down the mound, throws with some effort, tall and fall type delivery, 78-81 mph fastball, occasional run, 11-to-5 shape curveball, 69-71 mph, sinking change-up at 74-75 mph, down in zone, near fastball arm speed.

Z. Hunter Giffin, RHP, Sedgwick (KS), 2016
Giffin is a 6-foot-1 200-pound right-handed pitcher from Sedgwick HS.  Giiffin showed command of the zone with three pitches, high three-quarters release, long arm circle, level shoulders, stays in-line, works fastball at 77-79 mph with slight run, throws 11-to-5 breaking ball, late action, 64-67 mph, change-up is 71-73 mph, occasional arm side release.

Brayden Jensen, RHP, Truman (MO), 2016
Jensen is a 6-foot-2 170-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2016 class from Truman HS.  Jensen impressed with loose arm action, repeatable three-quarters release, and projectable frame.  Fastball has life with late run, touching 84 mph twice and working 80-82 mph.  Tight 10-to-4 breaking ball with late action, 66-68, throws for a strike, change-up has arm-side sink, down in zone, 68-71 mph. 

Chris Kaufman, RHP, Park Hill (MO), 2016
Kaufman is a 5-foot-10 160-pound right-handed pitcher from Park Hill HS, in 2016 class.  Kaufman has a slender frame with loose arm action.  Throws from a high-three quarters arm slot with regular effort.  He showed the ability to throw strikes with three pitches, with body control during delivery.  Fastball at 77-79 mph, slight run, throws 11-to-5 curveball at 64-66 mph, slider at 67-68 mph, both breaking pitches have late action, slider is thrown for a strike.

Ben Klebba, RHP, Linn (MO), 2016
Klebba is a 6-foot-3 183-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2016 class from Linn HS.  Klebba has a projectable lean frame, high three-quarters release, smooth tempo in delivery, repeats mechanics, long stride, 72-74 mph fastball, 11-to-5 curveball, late ation, 60-61 mph, throws for a strike, works change-up down in zone, 64-67 mph.

Alec Koehn, RHP, Dodge City (KS), 2016
Koehn is a 6-foot-1 180-pound right-handed pitcher in the Kansas 2016 class from Dodge City HS.  Koehn worked in the strike zone with three pitches, fastball at 77-78 mph, 10-to-4 slider, tight/late action, 69-71 mph, change-up has arm-side sink, 67-69 mph, high three-quarters slinging type arm action, throws with some effort, stays in-line down the mound, lands square, athletic finish. 

Michael (Anthony) Moore, RHP, Raytown (MO), 2016
Moore is a 5-foot-10 200-pound right-handed pitcher in the 2016 class from Raytown HS in Missouri.  Moore throws with some effort, over-the-top release, stays in-line down the mound, fastball at 78-80 mph, throws two-seam at 76-77 mph, slight run, 11-to-5 curveball at 67-71 mph, throws for strike, change-up at 75-76 mph, late sink, down in zone. 

Austin Muich, RHP, Pacific (MO), 2016
Muich is a 6-foot-1 178-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2016 class from Pacific HS.  Muich posted the top velo of the event at 89 mph, worked at 84-86 mph, fastball has hard run, throws 10-to-4 slider for strike, 69-70 mph, late action, change-up has swing and miss sinking action, 77-78 mph.  Releases from three-quarters slot, slinging type arm action, throws with some effort and deception, controls body throughout delivery. 

Jason Needham, RHP, Staley (MO), 2016
Needham is a 5-foot-8 190-pound right-handed pitcher from Staley in the 2016 class.  Needham’s fastball showed run coming from an over-the-top release at 73-75 mph.  He throws his curveball for a strike with 11-to-5 shape and near fastball arm speed.  Curveball ranges from 64-65 mph, change-up has slight sink at 64-67 mph. He stays in-line down the mound with level shoulders, drop and drive type delivery, quick arm speed. 

Jack Nielsen, RHP, Mill Valley (KS), 2016
Nielsen is a 6-foot 195-pound right-handed pitcher from Kansas’ 2016 class and Mill Valley HS, works from high-three quarters arm slot, long arm circle, smooth rhythm, throws fastball for strikes at 81-84 mph, showed a two-seam with slight run, 11-to-5 shaped breaking ball, late action, 65-67 mph, change-up at 65-67 mph. Strong/projectable build.

Van Oswald, RHP, Truman (MO), 2016
Oswald is a 5-foot-10 180-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2016 class from Truman HS.  Oswald sits 81-83 mph with his fastball, touching 85 mph, throws slider and curveball, curveball has 12-to-6 shape at 64 mph, slider has 10-to-4 shape at 75-76 mph, throws for a strike, change-up has sink , works to bottom of zone, 69-73 mph, also showed a splitter at 73 mph, has body control in delivery, throws with some effort, loose arm action, arm works.

Ben Pautler, RHP, Rockurst (MO), 2016
Pautler is a is a 6-foot-3 180-pound right-handed pitcher from Rockhurst HS in the 2016 class.  Pautler throws a heavy fastball at 77-80 mph, some sink, throws for strike, breaking ball has late break, 11-to-5 shape, 67-68 mph, throws for a strike, change-up thrown at near fastball arm speed, 71-74 mph, bottom of strike zone, long-legged frame, over-the-top release, stays in-line, throws with some effort.

Dylan Powell, LHP, Belle Plaine (KS), 2016
Powell is a 6-foot 165-pound left-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2016 class from Belle Plaine HS.  Powell has a clean/easy arm action, controlled tempo during delivery, stays in-line, athletic finish, over-the-top release, fastball at 75-78 mph, has two-seam with slight run, 12-to-6 curveball, down in zone, 67-70 mph, chang up at 64-71 mph. 

Alex Riedel, RHP, St. Thomas Aquinas (KS), 2016
Riedel is a 6-foot-2 170-pound right-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2016 class from St. Thomas Aquinas HS.  Riedel is a strike thrower with three pitches, over-the-top release, quick arm speed, throws with some effort, aggressive down the mound, fastball at 78-79 mph, some with run, 12-to-6 curveball, late action, 58-61 mph, change-up at 65-67 mph, near fastball arm speed.

Cole Shaver, RHP, Ozark (MO), 2016
Shaver is a 6-foot-1 195-pound right-handed pitcher in the 2016 class from Ozark HS.  Shaver has a controlled tempo during delivery, works in-line down the mound, over-the-top release, athletic finish, fastball at 73-76 mph, 12-to-6 breaking ball, late action, bottom of zone, change up at 67-68 mph, slight run.

Jacob Zahn, LHP, Logan-Rogersville (MO), 2016
Zahn is a 5-foot-11 145-pound left-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2016 class from Logan-Rogersville HS.  Zahn has slight run to fastball, sitting 75-79 mph, touching 80 and 81 on last two pitches of bullpen, fastball showed slight run, 2-to-8 shaped curveball, 68-69 mph, throws for a strike, throws with some effort, hides ball well, throws with some deception in tempo and direction, athletic finish.

2017 Pitching Prospects

Logan Bexten, RHP, Fatima (MO), 2017
Bexten is a 5-foot-9 165-pound right-handed pitcher from Fatima HS in Missouri.  Bexten has a clean arm action, fluid tempo in delivery, throws with regular effort, throws strikes with all pitches, consistent down in zone, repeatable mechanics, fastball has late run, 75-77 mph, 10-to-4 shape breaking ball, 63-64 mph, sharp action, change-up at 68-69 mph, arm-side sink, works batters knees.

Wyatt Farkas, RHP, Staley (MO), 2017
Farkas is a 6-foot-2 180-pound right-handed pitcher in the 201 class from Staley HS in Missouri.  Farkas has a lean frame, repeatable delivery, over-the-top release, body stays under control, fastball at 70-72 mph, 12-to-6 curveball, 61-63 mph, late action, change-up has slight arm side release 62-64 mph.

Evan Glaze, LHP, Lexington (MO), 2017
Glaze is a 6-foot-1 170-pound left-handed pitcher in the 2017 class from Lexington HS in Missouri.  Glaze worked both sides of the plate with fastball at 78-81 mph, has some deception in delivery, works across body, high three-quarters slot, breaking ball has 2-to-8 shape, slurve-ish action, change-up at 67-71 mph, down in zone, delivery has some effort, smooth rhythm, controlled body.

Dalton (Petey) Hill, RHP, Lee’s Summit (MO), 2017
Hill is a 6-foot-2 175-pound right-handed pitcher from Lee’s Summit HS (MO) in the 2017 class.  Hill throws with over-the-top release, quick arm speed, throws strikes and has repeatable delivery.  Fastball ranged from 79-82 mph, with slight run. 12-to-6 breaking ball, 66-67 mph, late/sharp action, change-up is a good pitch, 70-72 mph, fastball arm speed, arm side sink, throws for strike.

Luke Killman, RHP, Blue Valley (KS), 2017
Killman is a 6-foot 150-pound right-handed pitcher in the 2017 class from Blue Valley HS in Kansas.  Killman has over-the-top release, throws with regular effort, good body control, throws strikes, fastball 71-73 mph, some run, 12-to-6 shape breaking ball, near fastball arm speed, 56-58 mph, 60-65 mph change-up.

Jaxon Passino, RHP, Rockwood Summit (MO), 2017
Passino is a 5-foot-10 170-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2017 class from Rockwood Summit HS.  Passino has a clean/repeatable delivery, smooth rhythm, loose arm action,  works fastball at 80-81 mph, slight run, 12-to-6 curveball, throws for a strike, 65-69 mph, change-up at near fastball arm speed, arm side sink, 70-72 mph, athletic/projectable build.

Jack Sailer, RHP, Blue Valley Southwest (KS), 2017
Sailer is a 5-foot-11 190-pound right-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2017 class from Blue Valley Southwest HS. Sailer has movement on all pitches, works from three-quarters release, throws slightly across body, runs fastball in on RHH, 74-78 mph, throws 11-to-5 slider for a strike, 70-74 mph, hard action, change-up 63-65 mph, fastball arm speed, some sink.

Vincent Vega, RHP, Shawnee Mission North (KS), 2017
Vega is a 5-foot-8 160-pound right-handed pitcher in the 2017 Kansas class from Shawnee Mission North HS.  Vega works both sides of the plate with a fastball ranging from 75-76 mph, throws for a strike, curveball at 62-63 mph, 12-to-6 plane, down in zone, change-up at 72-73 mph, throws for a strike, slight sink, tall and fall type delivery, stays in-line down mound, athletic finish.

Vincent Vilott, LHP, Olathe South (KS), 2017
Vilott is a 6-foot-2 180-pound left-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2017 class from Olathe South HS.  Vilott has a simple delivery, stays under control, high-three quarters arm slot, remains tall at balance, fastball velo at 77-79 mph, 1-to-7 shaped breaking pitch, late action, 67-70 mph, change-up at 70-71 mph, down in zone.

2018 Pitching Prospects

William Dennis, LHP, Blue Valley Northwest (KS), 2018
Dennis is a wide-shouldered 6-foot-3 188-pound left-handed pitcher from Blue Valley Northwest HS in Kansas’ 2018 class.  Dennis had one of the top LHP fastball velos of the event at 82 mph, loose arm action, body is controlled during delivery, repeatable mechanics, over-the-top release, shoulders level down the mound, 78-81 mph fastball, throws for strikes, 1-to-7 shaped curveball, change-up at 61-66 mph, slight sink.

Matt Duley, RHP, Joplin (MO), 2018
Duley is a 6-foot 170-pound right-handed pitcher from Joplin HS.  Duley has a clean/repeatable delivery, throws strikes, arm works, over-the-top release, delivery has smooth rhythm, throws with some effort, 78-80 mph fastball, fastball has run, 12-to-6 curveball, works down in zone, 63-66 mph, change-up at 70-71 mph, straight, near fastball arm speed.

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