OK Fall Top Prospect Games: LHP Analysis


Andy Urban
Oklahoma Scouting Director

@PBR_Oklahoma

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Prep Baseball Report Oklahoma hosted the third annual OK Fall Top Prospect Games on Sunday, October 28th, at the beautiful remodeled Wendell Simmons Field on the campus of Central Oklahoma. The event showcased a sold out 77 player roster from the 2022-2019 grad classes. Each position player went through a pro-style workout and played in a scrimmage where pitchers threw live. 

This extremely talented event saw impressive numbers in every category, including nine arms that were 85+ mph, seven sub 7 60s, four 90+ exit velos, and three sub 2 sec pop times.

Today, we take a look at the 6 left-handed pitchers. Though many of the players here are talented two-way player, they will be covered here as pitchers only with positional analysis to come later. 

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Chance Cox OF / LHP / Mustang , OK / 2021

An athletic and lean 6-foot-1, 165-pound frame with room to add size and strength. On the mound, the left-hander works from an average tempo delivery with athleticism and rhythm, a short up-down-and-out leg kick, before striding down the mound with quality leg drive. Arm action is long, loose, fluid, and quick in the back with a wrist hook before coming through a ¾-slot with arm speed. Fastball sits 82-84 mph with occasional late sink and arm-side run, mostly strikes. Slider has 2/8 shape with some late depth at 69-70 mph, mostly strikes. Changeup has consistent run and some sink at 69-70 mph. In the game, walked his first batter before retiring his last four batters, striking out three. 


Caden Favors LHP / OF / Carl Albert, OK / 2020

A proportional 6-foot-1, 178-pound frame with room to add size and strength. On the mound, the left-hander works from a simple and controlled delivery with a short leg kick, driving down the mound with a long stride before finishing to the third base side. Arm action is loose, quick, and fluid in the back before coming through a high-¾ slot. Fastball keeps its plane at 82-84 mph, almost all strikes. Slider has 1/7-2/8  shape at 73-74 mph and consistent depth. In the game, Favors faced five batters, allowed one hit, and struck out three. 


Ben Gross LHP / Bishop Kelley, OK / 2019

A lean 5-foot-11, 160-pound frame with lots of room to add size and strength. On the mound, the left-hander works from an average tempo and simple delivery with a moderate leg kick before gliding towards the dish. Arm action is fluid with moderate length in the back before coming through a high-¾ slot. Fastball shows consistent arm-side run 78-81 mph with a lot of 81s. Curveball has 1/7 shape with consistent depth at 66-67 mph, mostly strikes. Changeup has consistent fade at 71-72 mph. In the game, faced six batters and struck out five, allowing just one hit. 


Hayden Key LHP / OF / Epic Charter School, OK / 2020

A 5-foot-11, 175-pound athletic frame with quick twitch actions. On the mound, the left-hander works from an average tempo delivery with a high up-down-and out leg kick before driving down the mound and finishing slightly to the third base side. Arm action is long in the back getting high early before coming through a high-¾ slot. Fastball sits 82-84 mph with arm-side run and glove side cut. Curveball shows near 12/6 shape at 71-75 mph with late depth. In the game, Key faced five batters getting weak contact twice and striking out three. 


David Salters LHP / OF / Christian Heritage Academy, OK / 2019

A long 6-foot-1, 175-pound frame with room to add size and strength. On the mound, the left-hander works from an average tempo delivery with a moderate leg lift before taking an abbreviated stride down the mound and finishing towards the dish. Arm action is long in the back with a quick change of direction at the bottom of the arm stroke before coming through a near over the top slot. Fastball sits 80-81 mph touching 82 mph with some downhill tilt and arm-side run, mostly strikes. Curveball has big 12/6 shape at 65-66 mph, mostly strikes. In the game, Salters retired all five batters he faced, punching out four of them, also showing an excellent pickoff move. 


Dylan Turner LHP / OF / Silo , OK / 2019

The recent NOC Enid commit has a long and projectable 6-foot-4, 191-pound frame. On the mound, the left-hander works from an average tempo delivery that he repeats well with a high leg kick before gliding down the mound and finishing slightly to the third base side. Arm action is long, quick, and fluid in the back before coming through a ¾ slot with a sliding action. Fastball sits 81-83 mph and touches 84 with consistent heavy run and sink, almost all strikes. Slider is thrown with full arm speed with tight spin and sharp 2/8 shape with some depth at 73-76 mph. Changeup shows heavy fade at 74-76 mph. In the game, Turner faced six batters, retiring them all and striking out three.  


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