Missouri Scout Blog: Week 9 & 10 Games
May 23, 2023
The Missouri Scout Blog provides insider information and scouting notes from the PBR Scouting Staff during the season. This running blog will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects, and anything else that is notable. We will provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations, velocities, pop times, home to first times, and more. Simply put, the Missouri Scout Blog is loaded with information…
SCOUT BLOG (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)
Jake Collier, LHP, Pacific, 2025
Athletic 5-foot-11, 175-pound frame with compact strength, particularly in the lower half. Drew the start for the Indians in a district quarterfinal win, tossing six innings of unearned ball while striking out seven and not walking one. Simple, fluid, and athletic mover, arm works of a tight window and finishes from a fast ¾ slot. Fastball pitched in the low-to-mid-80s, touching 85 mph, and he consistently worked his curveball and changeup in the zone to keep hitters off balance. Also had a deep double in the contest to the pull-side gap to plate a couple of runs in a key moment. One of the state’s top sophomore arms that concluded his second season with a 1.62 ERA over 34 ⅔ innings, punching out 53 and walking only 13.
Josh Cunningham, RHP, DeSmet, 2023
St. Louis signee and a top arm in the state’s senior class, slotted at No. 42 overall. 6-foot-1, 185-pound frame with stock shoulders and strength throughout. Threw a no-hitter on 88 pitches in DeSmet’s district semi-final win, punching out five while walking only two. Fastball played mostly downhill from an over-the-top slot, pitching in the mid-to-upper-80s throughout, touching 89 mph in the first. Relied heavily on his fastball, but flashed sharp spin on an above-average breaking ball at 74-76 mph, and it’s a pitch that we’ve seen generate swing-and-miss in the past.
Andrew DuMont, RHP, St. Louis University HS, 2024
Tennessee commit. Strong, well-proportioned 6-foot-2, 195-pound frame. One of the top arms in Missouri, slotted at No. 5 overall in the state’s 2024 class and No. 85 nationally. Drew the start for the Jr. Billikens in their semi-final game against DeSmet. Fastball played in the upper-80s, touching 91 mph in the first, with late life and sizzle at times. Spun a firm slider at 80-82 mph with lateral break, landed it for strikes on occasion.
Nazzan Zanetello, SS/OF, CBC, 2023
Arkansas signee. One of the nation’s top prospects, slotted at No. 2 in Missouri’s senior class and No. 90 overall in the country. Really looks the part in a uniform, stands at 6-foot-2, 180-pounds with present strength and room for more. Started at shortstop and hit in the two-hole for the Cadets in this look. Screamed a no-doubt home run over the left-center fence from a fast, athletic, and level right-handed swing. Floated around the infield in pregame, helped turn a key double play for the Cadets late in the game, too. Continues to draw plenty of professional buzz as the MLB Draft approaches.