Missouri Underclass Games: Outfield Analysis


PBR Staff
PBR Scouting Staff

Prep Baseball Report Missouri held the Missouri Underclass Games on June 11 at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri.  Over 65 players from the region attended in the 2022 and 2021 class.

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Here is a closer look at the outfielders from the event, listed in alphabetical order.

Outfielders

Connor Boldt OF / RHP / Ladue , MO / 2021

Boldt is a long and lean 6-foot, 160-pound, left-handed hitting outfield prospect and right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2021 class. At the event, he ran a 7.04 second 60 and a 4.50 home-to-first. At the plate, exit velocity of 82 mph, athletic stance, quiet load, showed some barrel control, aggressive lower half, level bat path, remains balanced throughout, showed line drive contact to all fields during round. In the outfield, Boldt showed a strong arm with some carry, positional velo of 77 mph, long loose arm action, clean transfers, momentum towards target, mostly accurate throws.

Riley Clancy OF / LHP / St. John Vianney, MO / 2021

Clancy is a strong and well built 6-foot, 182-pound, left-handed hitting outfield prospect from St. John Vianney HS in St. Louis. At the event, he ran a 7.20 second 60 and 4.44 home-to-first. At the plate, 85 mph exit velocity, starts in an athletic position, leg lift, pre-pitch rhythm to body, level bat path, remains balanced throughout swing, showed contact primarily to the middle of the field during his round. Defensively, aggressive to the baseball, clean transfers, shorter arm action, positional velo of 77 mph, mostly accurate throws.

Garrett Ferguson RHP / OF / Summit Christian Academy, MO / 2022

Ferguson has an athletic build and projectable frame at 6-foot, 165 pounds. He is a right-handed hitting outfield prospect and right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2022 class. At the event he ran a 7.56 second 60 and a 4.78 home-to-first. At the plate, starts in an upright and open stance, leg lift, quiet hands, in line stride, explosive with back hip, gets arms extended, leverages front side, showed hard contact during round. Defensively, athletic actions, fluid footwork, strong arm with carry to throws, positional velo of 84 mph, clean transfers, long clean arm action, mostly accurate throws.

Joey Funk OF / LHP / Vianney, MO / 2022

Funk has a lean frame and athletic build at 6-foot, 155 pounds with room to grow. He is a left-handed hitting outfielder and left-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2021 class out of Vianney HS. At the event, he ran a 7.47 second 60 and a 4.63 home-to-first. At the plate, upright stance, quiet load, balanced and controlled swing, level bat path, exit velocity of 79 mph at the event, showed a line drive contact and a gap-to-gap approach during batting practice. Defensively, smooth outfield actions, momentum towards third base, long clean arm action, high three-quarter release, positional velo of 71 mph, some carry to throws, mostly accurate throws.

Tate Gillen OF / LHP / Blue Valley, KS / 2021

Gillen has an athletic build, long limbs and projectable frame at 6-foot-2, 180 pounds. He is a left-handed hitting outfielder in Kansas’ 2021 class out of Blue Valley HS, a Creighton commit. At the event, he ran a 7.19 second 60 and a 4.47 home-to-first. At the plate, athletic stance, smooth actions, pre-pitch rhythm with his body, quick bat, showed feel for the barrel, aggressive getting back hip through, gap-to-gap approach, consistent pop throughout round. Defensively in the outfield, aggressive to the baseball with good actions, fluid footwork, works behind the baseball, smooth and easy arm action, high three-quarters release, positional velo of 81 mph at the event.

John Michael Gyllenborg RHP / OF / Rockhurst, MO / 2021

Gyllenborg has a large frame and has an athletic build at 6-foot-5, 200 pounds. He is a right-handed hitting outfield prospect and right-handed pitcher out of Rockhurst HS in Kansas City, MO. He shows good foot speed for this size while running a 6.99 second 60. At the plate, 85 mph exit velocity, athletic stance, quiet load, in line stride, hands work, barrel control, remains balanced throughout swing, hard contact at the plate, showed ability to work inside the baseball, lift and pop to left field during round. Defensively, good actions in the outfield, works behind the baseball, long clean arm action, high three-quarter release, some carry to throws, mostly accurate with a positional velo of 81 mph at the event.

Gregory Hamilton OF / RHP / CBC, MO / 2021

Hamilton has a projectable frame and long limbs at 6-foot, 158 pounds. He is a right-handed hitting out-field prospect and right-handed pitcher out of CBC HS in St. Louis, MO. At the event he ran a 7.52 second 60 and 4.83 home-to-first. At the plate, 79 mph exit velocity, quiet load, slightly open stride, level bat path, minimal head movement, during round showed contact to center and left field with occasional pop. Defensively, works behind the baseball, mostly clean transfers, long clean arm action, three-quarter release, positional velo of 73 mph.

Kenny Hoover OF / RHP / Park Hill South, MO / 2021

Hoover is a 5-foot-10, 145-pound right-handed hitting outfield prospect and right-handed pitcher out of Park Hill South HS. At the event, he ran a 7.40 second 60 and posted an exit velocity of 74 mph. During batting practice, Hoover starts with an open but balanced stance, separation with hands, in line stride, uphill bat path, showed contact to center and left field during round. Defensively, aggressive to the baseball, clean transfers, momentum towards target, high three-quarter release, positional velo of 68 mph, fairly accurate throws.

Chase Jans OF / SS / Blue Valley, KS / 2021

Jans is an athletic 6-foot, 187-pound, right-handed hitting outfielder and middle infielder in Kansas’ 2021 class. At the event, he ran a 6.50 second 60 and posted and exit velocity of 87 mph. At the plate, athletic stance, smooth load, quick hands, flat bat path, remains balanced throughout swing, showed hard contact during round. Defensively in the outfield, good actions, good routes to the baseball, strong arm with carry, positional velo of 85 mph, second highest at the event, mostly accurate throws.

Brayden Luikart OF / LHP / Lafayette, MO / 2021

Luikart is an athletic 6-foot, 173-pound, left-handed hitting outfielder in Missouri’s 2021 class. He ran a 7.14 second 60 and 4.46 home-to-first. At the plate, 90 mph exit velocity, advanced approach at the plate, controls the barrel, quick hands, aggressive swing with good body control, showed hard contact with some lift throughout round and pop to right field. Defensively, Luikart has good actions in the outfield, works behind the baseball, quality routes to the ball, quick arm, loose arm action, three-quarter release, positional velo of 79 mph, carry to the baseball, accurate throws.

Auston Luna OF / OF / Dora, MO / 2021

Luna is a 5-foot-11, 155-pound, right-handed hitting outfielder in Missour’s 2021 class out of Dora HS. At the event, he ran a 7.22 second 60 and 4.65 home-to-first. At the plate, 81 mph exit velocity, pre-pitch rhythm to swing, in line stride, aggressive with back hip, remains balanced throughout swing, works to get extension through the baseball, showed above average pop and line drive contact to center and left field during batting practice. Defensively, aggressive to the baseball, showed closing speed, clean transfers, high three-quarter release, positional velo 77 mph, fairly accurate throws.

Bryson Luna C / OF / Dora, MO / 2021

Luna is a 5-foot-11, 155-pound, right-handed hitting outfield prospect in Missouri’s 2021 recruiting class. At the event, he ran 7.15 second 60 and 4.64 home-to-first. During batting practice, athletic stance, pre-pitch rhythm with hands, in line stride, barrel control, minimal head movement, showed contact to center and left field during round. Defensively in the outfield, athletic actions, quick transfer to throw, momentum towards target, high three-quarter release, clean arm action, positional velo of 76 mph, accurate throws.

Jack Matousek OF / 1B / Kirkwood, MO / 2021

Matousek is a strong and athletic 6-foot, 180-pound, left-handed hitting outfield prospect in Missouri’s recruiting class out of Kirkwood HS. At the event he ran a 7.46 second 60 and 4.83 home-to-first. At the plate, 87 mph exit velocity, athletic stance, quiet load, flat bat path, barrel in the zone for long time, quick hands, showed hard line drive and ground ball contact to center and right field with some pop. Defensively in the outfield, athletic actions, quick first step, good routes to the baseball, long arm action, throws have some carry, positional velo of 77 mph, mostly accurate throws.

Dayton Mitchell OF / Platte County, MO / 2021

Mitchell is a slender framed 5-foot-11, 175-pound, right-handed hitting outfield prospect out of of Platt County HS. At the event he ran a 7.15 second 60 and 4.69 home-to-first. At the plate, starts in a balanced stance, leg lift, smooth separation with hands, in line stride, level bat path, remains balanced throughout swing. In the outfield, smooth actions, works behind the baseball, good routes to the baseball, momentum towards target, smooth arm action, high three-quarter release, positional velo of 71 mph, mostly accurate throws.

Jackson Mitchell RHP / OF / Francis Howell North, MO / 2021

Mitchell is a long and slender framed 6-foot-3, 187-pound, right-handed hitting outfielder and right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2021 class. He ran a 7.47 second 60 and 4.76 home-to-first. At the plate, 81 mph exit velocity, starts with an open stance, pre-pitch rhythm with hands, longer in line stride, leverages front side, works inside the baseball, showed a middle approach during batting practice with fly ball and line drive contact to center field with some pop. Defensively, attacks the baseball, works behind the ball, clean transfers, long arm action, three-quarter release, positional velo of 74 mph, some accurate throws.

Gavin Nally OF / RHP / Logan-Rogersville, MO / 2021

Nally is a 6-foot-1, 190-pound, right-handed hitting outfielder and right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2021 class. At the event he ran a 7.28 second 60 and 4.37 home-to-first. During batting practice, 86 mph exit velocity, reverse toe tap, slightly open stride, leverages front side, high finish with hands, remains balanced throughout swing. In the outfield, aggressive to the baseball, clean transfers, momentum towards target, high three-quarter release, positional velo of 74 mph, some accurate throws.

Max Pawela OF / LHP / Park Hill South, MO / 2021

Pawela is a lean 5-foot-11, 160-pound, left-handed hitting outfielder in Missouri’s 2021 class out of Park Hill South HS. At the event, he ran a 7.31 second 60 and 4.63 home-to-first. At the plate, 82 mph exit velocity, wider but athletic set up, reverse toe tap, some pre-pitch rhythm to hands, slightly closed stride, showed some feel for the barrel, line drive contact to center and right field during batting practice with some pop. Defensively in the outfield, fluid footwork, works behind the baseball, good routes to the baseball, clean transfers, clean arm action, over the top release, some carry to throws, positional velo of 78 mph, some accurate throws.

Bradley Poletis OF / RHP / Rockhurst, MO / 2021

Poletis is a 5-foot-11, 170-pound, right-handed hitting outfielder in Missouri’s 2021 class out of Rockhurst HS in Kansas City, MO. At the event he ran 7.34 second 60 and 4.87 home-to-first. At the plate, 84 mph exit velocity, starts narrow and upright, quiet load with a toe tap, longer stride, slightly closed off, looks to lift at the plate, showed hard contact and hit one home run to left field during left field. Defensively, Poletis has fluid footwork, clean exchanges, long arm action, strong arm, throws have carry, positional velo of 79 mph, mostly accurate throws.

Victor Quinn OF / RHP / Liberty, MO / 2021

Quinn is an athletic and physical 6-foot-1, 190-pound, right-handed hitting outfielder and right-handed pitcher from Missouri’s 2021 class. At the event he ran a 7.14 second 60 and 4.64 home-to-first. At the plate, 88 mph exit velocity, athletic stance, pre-pitch rhythm, slightly open stride, leg lift, quick hands, level bat path, showed control of the barrel, remains balanced throughout, plus batting practice round, gap-to-gap approach with hard contact. Defensively, athletic actions in the outfield, clean transfers, long loose arm action, strong arm with carry to throws, positional velo of 88 mph (highest recorded at the event), mostly accurate throws.

Grant Rhodes SS / OF / Park Hill South, MO / 2021

Rhodes is a 6-foot, 150-pound, left-handed hitting middle infielder in Missouri’s 2021 class out of Park Hill South HS. At the event he ran a 7.38 second 60 and a 4.63 home-to-first. At the plate, wiry frame with room for growth, 82 mph exit velocity, starts in a wider stance, leg lift, in line stride, minimal head movement, high finish with hands, showed line drive and fly ball contact to center and right field during round. Defensively, aggressive to the baseball, moves well side-to-side, clean exchanges, shorter arm action, positional velo of 79 mph, some accurate throws.

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