Four Borders ID Showcase: Complete Analysis



Shon Plack
Missouri/Kansas Scouting Director

On Sunday, September 27, Prep Baseball Missouri/Kansas held the Four Borders ID Showcase in Joplin, Missouri.  The event featured 22 players in Missouri and Kansas in the 2018-2016 class. 

Below is a complete analysis of each players performance, all positions are included.  Players are listed in alphabetical order and player profiles can be seen by clicking on the players name. 

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Cole Allen, LHP, Joplin (MO), 2017
Allen is a 6-foot 155-pound left-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2017 class.  Allen worked both sides of plate with fastball at 76-78 mph, some with run, controllable 64-65 mph 1-to-7 curveball, command of change-up at 70-72 mph, arm side sink.  Simple and repeatable delivery, over-the-top release, loose arm action, arm works, throws with regular effort and smooth rhythm. 

Dason Boren, RHP, Carl Junction (MO), 2017
Boren is a 5-foot-8 175-pound right-handed hitting third baseman and right-handed pitcher.  Boren ran a 7.90 60 and a 4.59 home-to-first.  At the plate, he had a 76 mph exit velo, balanced set-up, in line stride, middle to pull approach, quick hands, level path.  On the infield, 70 mph positional velo, high three-quarters release, clean exchange, quick release.  On the mound, fastball in the 74-77 mph range, 12-to-6 curveball 61-66 mph, 12-to-6 shape, bottom of zone, change-up at 67-69 mph.  Over the top release, throws with regular effort, body controlled in repeatable delivery, stays in line, athletic finish. 

Conor Craig, C, Hutchison (KS), 2017
Craig is a 5-foot-10 175-pound right-handed hitting catcher and outfielder in Kansas’ 2017 class.  He ran a 7.50 60 time and was time at 4.64 home-to-first.  He had an 82 mph exit velo.  Offensively, starts in athletic stance, small leg kick, level bat path, middle approach, consistent line drives.  Behind the plate, has a pop time between 2.31 and 2.47, 69 mph catcher velo, over the top release, fluid footwork, quick exchange, mostly accurate throws.  From the outfield, 79 mph positional velo, over the top release, long arm circle, plays through the catch.  On the infield, 81 mph positional velo, clean exchange, over the top release, mostly accurate throws.

Austin Darby, LHP, Webb City, 2016
Darby is a 5-foot-11 160-pound left-handed pitcher from Missouri’s 2016 class.  Darby threw a high number of strikes with three pitches, kept his fastball down in the zone at 75-76 mph, from a high three-quarters release.  Showed a 1-to-7 curveball at 69-71 mph, fastball arm speed, and a mostly 69-70 mph change up with arm side release.  He has a simple delivery and repeats well with rhythm and release, when he does miss it is around the strike zone.  Delivery has smooth rhythm and accelerated tempo. 

Jake Doyle, 1B/RHP, McAuley Catholic (MO), 2018
Doyle is a 6-foot-3 190-pound right-handed pitcher and right-handed hitting first baseman in Missouri’s 2018 class.  He posted an 88 mph exit velo, ran a 7.06 60 and gets down the line in 4.60-seconds.  During batting practice, he showed power to the pull gap, with loose and quick bat speed.  He has a level bat path and starts from a wide stance with a short stride. During defensive evaluations, has a 77 mph velo from shortstop and an 81 mph velo at 1B, high three-quarters release, fluid footwork, clean exchange, mostly accurate throws.  On the mound, touched 84 mph, worked at 82-83 mph, throws downhill, over-the-top release, body stays under control throughout delivery, throws with regular effort, quick arm speed, 71-74 mph curveball, 11-to-5 action, signs of being a good pitch as he matures, throws with fastball arm speed.  Change-up at 74-77 mph, some arm side release, near fastball arm speed.  Overall, Doyle is an impressive player in the 2018 class.

Dawson Fultz, C, Carthage (MO), 2017
Fultz is a 6-foot-3 208-pound right-handed hitting catcher and right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2017 class.  He ran a 8.10 60 and had an exit velo of 84 mph. At the plate, Fultz started with an open stance, landed square, controlled leg kick, hits with leverage in back leg, quick hands, level path, pull to middle approach.  Behind the plate, has pop times between 2.10 and 2.40 with 75 mph top velo,  high three-quarters release, clean exchange, fluid footwork, mostly accurate throws.  On the mound, worked 76-79 mph with fastball, high three-quarters release, smooth rhythm in delivery, stays inline, athletic finish, curveball at 66-68 mph, late 11-to-5 action, change-up at 72-73 mph, slight arm side release.

Grant Goldston, C, Fort Scott (KS), 2017
Goldston is a 6-foot-1 185-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas’ 2017 class.  Goldston also worked out on the infield and in the outfield.  He ran a 7.25 60 and ran a 4.78 home-to-first.  Behind the plate, Goldston had pop times between 2.00 and 2.08 with a top velo of 77 mph.  He has an over-the-top release, with clean transfer and quick footwork, mostly accurate throws and momentum towards target.  At the plate, Goldston had an 86 mph exit velocity, balanced set up, leg kick and takes an aggressive swing.  He has loose hands and quick/level bat path, showing power to pull gap.  In the outfield, posted an 85 mph positional velo, accurate throws, loose arm action, quick exchange and release, over the top release.  On the infield, 78 mph positional velo, fluid footwork, clean exchange, quick release, mostly accurate throws.

Trenton Harlan, C, Timberland (MO), 2018
Harlan is a 6-foot 175-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Missouri’s 2018 class.  Harlan ran a 7.98 60 and gets down the line 4.98.  Offensively, Harlan has an 84 mph exit velo, tall and balanced stance, loads lower half, level bat path to extension, line drives to mostly pull gap, balanced finish.  Behind the plate, pop times between 2.09 and 2.45, 73 mph velo as catcher, over-the-top release, quick exchange, fluid footwork, mostly accurate throws.  On the infield, 75 mph positional velo, high three-quarters release, quick exchange and release, fluid footwork, mostly accurate throws. 

Paul Hilbert, C, Joplin (MO), 2016
Hilbert is a 6-foot-3 170-pound right-handed hitting catcher, and also worked out in the outfield and infield.  He ran a 7.60 60 and a 4.80 home-to-first.  At the plate, he had an 82 mph exit velo, tall stance, early stride, quick hands, solid contact to middle of field during batting practice. Behind the plate, Hilbert had pop times in the 2.00 to 2.10 range, and a 77 mph velo from the crouch.  He has an over the top release, quick footwork and quick transfer, accurate throws.  In the outfield, had an 84 mph positional velo, over-the-top release, plays through catch with route behind the ball, mostly accurate throws.  At first base, 78 mph positional velo, accurate throws, fluid footwork and exchange, short over-the-top release. 

Gavin Huke, RHP, Carthage (MO), 2016
Huke is a 6-foot-2 150-pound right-handed pitcher and right-handed hitting outfielder in Missouri’s 2016 class.  Huke ran a 7.44 60 and was 4.62 home-to-first.  During hitting evaluations, Huke posted a 75 mph exit velo, balanced set-up, no wasted movement, slightly open to square stride, middle of the field approach.  In the outfield, 82 mph positional velo, attacks ball with quick footwork, loose over-the-top release, crow hops, plays through catch, accurate throws.  On the mound, Huke was 78-80 mph with is fastball, late run, curveball has 12-to-6 shape at 62-66 mph, change-up down in zone at 68-70 mph, slight arm side sink, throws for a strike. Conventional delivery, loose arm action, throw with regular effort, and three quarters arm slot.

Tucker Johnson, LHP, Webb City (MO), 2016
Johnson is a 5-foot-11 170-pound left-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2016 class.  Johnson was 74-76 mph with is fastball, some with late run. He has an over-the-top arm slot with a long arm circle, but hides the ball well.  He throws with regular effort and lands inline with his target, finishes towards third base line.  Curveball has 1-to-7 shape, 60-62 mph, slider at 58-59 mph.  Change up has slight sink at 60-63 mph. 

Tanner Jones, SS, Webb City (MO), 2017
Jones is a 6-foot 154-pound right-handed hitting middle infielder in Missouri’s 2017 class.  Jones ran a 7.27 60 and had an exit velo 81 mph.  He ran a 4.54 home-to-first. At the plate, starts from an open stance, short stride, some hand load, level bat path, uses whole field with a line drive approach.  On the infield, has a 68 mph positional velo, short high three-quarters release, mostly accurate throws, fluid footwork, clean exchange, quick release. 

Tyler McGrew, RHP/3B, Joplin (MO), 2016
McGrew is a 6-foot 185-pound right-handed pitcher and right-handed hitting third baseman.  McGrew runs a 7.59 60 and runs a 4.51 home-to-first.  Offensively, he posted an 82 mph exit velo, starts in a wide stance, minimal stride, level path to extension, quick hands, swing produced line drives to pull side during batting practice.  On the infield, 77 mph positional velo, accurate throws, high three-quarters release, clean exchange, fluid footwork.  On the mound, quick tempo in delivery, strikes with fastball and change-up, fastball worked downhill at 79-82 mph, slight run late, curveball had 11-to-5 shape at 62-65 mph, controllable change-up at 74-75 mph, arm side sink, good pitch. 

Nathan Mark, SS, St. Thomas Aquinas (KS), 2017
Mark is a 6-foot-1 175-pound right-handed hitting shortstop, third baseman and right-handed pitcher. Mark ran a 7.34 60 and a 4.52 home-to-first.  During batting practice, Mark posted an 87 mph exit velo, starts in a balanced stance, loads into back leg, loose hands, level path to extension, gap-to-gap approach, solid contact.  On the infield, 77 mph positional velo, accurate throws, fluid footwork, quick exchange, over the top release, plays through the ball.  On the mound, worked both sides of the plate with fastball at 79-81 mph, some had late cutting action. Curveball has 12-to-6 action 66-69 mph, command of change-up at 70-73 mph, late sink.  Threw a high percentage of strikes with three pitches, simple delivery, high leg tuck at balance, accelerates down mound, slightly across body. 

Luke Patrie, C, Olathe North (KS), 2017
Patrie is a 6-foot-3 200-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas’ 2017 class.  Patrie ran a 7.28 60 and was 4.66 down the line.  During hitting evaluations, Patrie had an exit velo of 83 mph, starting in balanced position, loads in lower half, with early stride, showed pop to both gaps, consistent quality contact.  Behind the plate, Patrie had pop times of 1.94 to 2.03, accurate throws, over-the-top release, quick footwork, quick exchange and release.  Patrie shows a high ceiling with athletic frame and ability.

Drew Roy, 2B, Webb City (MO), 2016
Roy is a 5-foot-11 165-pound switch-hitting middle infielder in Missouri’s 2016 class.  He posted an exit velo of 83 mph from the right side and a 77 mph exit velo from the left side.  During batting practice, he starts in a balanced stance from both sides of the plate, loads in lower half, minimal hand load, has a gap-to-gap approach, using the whole field,  level bat path through extension, runs a 4.47 home-to-first from the left side, and a 4.60 from the right side, has a 7.50 60 time.  During defensive evals, had a 72 mph positional velo, quick footwork, over the top release, fluid exchange and release, plays through the ball, mostly accurate throws.

Dack Sanborn, SS, Webb City (MO), 2016
Sanborn is a 6-foot 170-pound right-handed hitting middle infielder in Missouri’s 2016 class.  Sanborn had the event’s best 60 time at 6.97 and ran a 4.48 home-to-first.  At the plate, loads in lower half, no stride, loose quick hands, pull side pop, line drive approach.  On the infield, high three-quarters release, quick footwork, clean exchange and quick release, accurate throws. 

Bobby Shallenberger, RHP, St. Louis Priory (MO), 2016
Shallenberger is a 6-foot-1 180-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2016 class.  Shallenberger was 80-83 mph with is fastball, showing late life and 69-71 mph with is curveball, 11-to-5 in shape.  Change-up at 73-75 mph, arm side release.  Shallenberger is a strike thrower showing command of all pitches, curveball looed to be his best pitch of the day, controlled delivery, arm works, release out front, repeatable, smooth rhythm and tempo, inline stride.

Trent Smith, 1B, Wichita South (KS), 2016
Smith is a 5-foot-11 189-pound left-handed hitting first-baseman and left-handed pitcher.  Smith runs a 8.28 60 and gets down the line in 4.75-seconds. At the plate, Smith had an exit velo of 71 mph, balanced set up, loads in lower half, middle to pull line drive approach.  On the infield, 72 mph velo from first base, quick exchange and release, high three-quarters release, fluid footwork.  On the mound, throws a high numbe of strikes with fastball and curveball, fastball works 72-75 mph, over-the-top release, smooth rhythm and tempo, stays in line down mound, athletic finish, throws with regular effort, curveball has 12-to-6 action, some with late action, 62-65 mph, change up at 66-67 mph. 

Grant Wilson, RHP/OF, Blue Valley Southwest (KS), 2018
Wilson is a 6-foot-3 170-pound right-handed pitcher and right-handed hitting outfielder.  Wilson has an exit velo of 85 mph and ran a 7.78 60.  He gets down the line in 4.62-seconds.  In the outfield, Wilson had a positional velo of 84 mph, athletic actions, works behind the ball, high three-quarters release, plays though catch, clean exchange.  At the plate, Wilson starts with an athletic set up, toe taps for timing, short stride, level path to extension, worked middle of the field with line drives, consistent solid contact.  On the mound, Wilson worked the strike zone with fastball and curveball.  He sat 79-81 mph with downhill tilt and slight run, working both sides of the plate.  Curveball has 11-to-5 shape with late action, 64-67 mph and will become a better pitch as he develops.  Prototypical pitchers frame, lean, wide shoulders, controlled body during delivery, hands work over the head, slightly across body, loose arm action.

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