Prep Baseball Report

St. Louis Preseason Prospect Showcase Recap and Results

By Ethan Silverman
Missouri Scouting Director

The St. Louis Preseason Prospect showcase was a huge success and brought a lot of new talent to light in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 recruiting classes.  There was plenty of high-end talent on display at The Sandlot in Bridgeton, MO. The Classes of 2014 and 2015 had a large presence at the event, including a few prospects who are set for a jump in the rankings.

The talented group impressed in all facents of the game. On the mound, a pair of Class of 2015 players flashed the top velocities, strong bodied 5-foot-10, 200-pound RHP/3B Ryan Mantle (Linn HS) and the projectable 6-foot-3, 182-pound RHP/OF Matt Vierling (CBC), both topping at an easy 86-mph and showing good command.  Mantle also had one of the top infield arms (85-mph) as well as an impressive round of batting practice. Other arms that opened some eyes were a couple of Westminster pitchers in RHP/1B Brennan Hehner (6-foot-4, 215-pounds, Class of 2014) who topped at 84-mph and RHP Luke Matheny (6-foot-2, 170-pounds) who also topped at 84-mph, with more in the tank

The position players shined as well. Four outfielders displayed the top arms at 85-mph, Class of 2014 players Danny Biggs (5-foot-9, 168-pounds, Ft. Zumwalt West), Nick Allgeyer (6-foot-3, 190-pounds, Vianney), Dalton Horstmeier (6-foot-3, 182-pounds, Fulton HS), and Class of 2015 Stephen Haring (5-foot-11, 175-pounds CBC)  Each of the four were impressive from the plate as well.

From a catching perspective there were several good prospects. Class of 2015 catchers Jake Brown (6-foot, 195-pounds, Clayton HS ) and Cole Donaldson (5-foot-11, 165-pounds, Francis Howell North) led the way sub 2.0 in the pop times.  

Over the next few days we will provide complete in-depth analysis of all of the positions, including more information on the players listed above.