OK Fall Top Prospect Games: Shortstop 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 9 shortstops from the event. Though a few of the players here are talented two-way player, they will be covered here as first baseman only with pitching analysis already on their profiles. 

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Malone Cunningham SS / 2B / Broken Arrow, OK / 2019

The recent Pratt CC commit has a lean 5-foot-8, 165-pound frame with lots of room to add size and strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a balanced, athletic, and open stance with rhythm in his hands. Uses a smooth hand load and soft, short stride before pulling his hands through a flat and efficient path to extension. In BP, shows a middle to opposite field and flat approach, mostly barrels, 82 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.44 60. Defensively, shows clean footwork and advanced hands. Throws with a short arm stroke through a high-¾ slot with a quick release and excellent accuracy at 76 mph across the diamond. In the game, produced an RBI with a ground ball to the right side. 


Conner Duncan SS / 3B / Collinsville, OK / 2021

A proportional 5-foot-10, 155-pound frame. Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from an even, balanced, and slightly knock-kneed set-up with slight rhythm in his hands. Uses a controlled and moderate leg lift with a hand load before launching them on a flat and efficient path through extension. In BP, shows middle and flat/ground approach, found a few barrels, 81 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.34 60. Defensively, shows deliberate and clean footwork with above average hands. Throws with a moderate arm stroke through a ¾ slot with a quick release and excellent accuracy, putting every throw on the bag at 76 mph across the infield. 


Caden Green SS / 2B / Berryhill , OK / 2020

A 5-foot-11, 145-pound lean and projectable frame with room to add size and strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a narrow, upright, and relaxed set-up with slight rhythm in his hands. Uses a moderate knee-knock leg kick and long stride before launching his hands on a flat path to contact with a high finish. In BP, shows a middle of the field and flat approach, mostly barrels, 82 mph exit velo. Runs a 6.88 60. Defensively, is light on his feet with clean footwork and shows advanced hands. Throws with a moderate arm stroke coming through a ¾ slot with a quick release with accuracy and arm strength at 83 mph across the diamond.  


Ty Herndon SS / 2B / Asher , OK / 2020

A muscular 5-foot-10, 165-pound frame with some strength throughout. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an open, athletic, quiet, and relaxed set-up. Uses a big and aggressive leg kick before sinking into his back side and launching his hands on a flat path through extension. In BP, shows a pull gap and flat/ground approach, some barrels, 83 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.15 60. Defensively, shows clean footwork and well above average hands. Throws with a short arm stroke through multiple slots depending on the play and has a quick release, some accuracy at 79 mph across the diamond. In the game, went 1-for-2 with a deep double to left in his second at bat.


Thomas Holmes SS / Kingston, OK / 2019

The recent Redlands Community College commit has a projectable 6-foot-3, 176-pound frame with lots of room to add size and strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a balanced, even, and athletic set-up with slight rhythm in his hands. Uses a smooth load, short stride, and late barrel tip before launching his hands on a slightly uphill path with a high finish. In BP, shows an all fields and flat approach with occasional lift, almost all barrels, 83 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.02 60. Defensively, shows light and bouncy footwork with excellent lateral movement, covering ground well to go along with well above average hands. Throws with a moderate arm stroke through a high-¾ slot with a quick release when he needs it and some arm strength at 80 mph and accuracy across the diamond. 


Drake Irby SS / RHP / Chandler, OK / 2019

A proportional 6-foot, 170-pound frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a slightly open, narrow, and knock-kneed set-up with rhythm in his low set hands. Uses a smooth load and moderate stride before launching his hands on a flat path through extension. In BP, shows an all fields and flat approach, mostly barrels, 86 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.28 60. Defensively, shows well above average feet and hands, consistently putting himself in good position and making plays cleanly. Throws with a short arm stroke through ¾ slot with developing accuracy and some arm strength at 81 mph across the diamond. 


Gage Ninness SS / 3B / Newcastle, OK / 2019

The recent NOC Enid commit has a lean and slightly muscular 5-foot-10, 165-pound frame with room to continue to put on size and strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an athletic, balanced, and quiet set-up. Uses a smooth and controlled load with a small stride before launching his hands on an efficient and flat path to contact with bat speed. In BP, shows a pull and flat approach, some barrels, 86 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.65 60. Defensively, shows clean and well above average hands and feet. Throws with multiple arm strokes and slots depending on the play with advanced arm strength and accuracy at 85 mph across the infield. 


Parker Patterson SS / RHP / Union, OK / 2022

A lean and projectable 5-foot-9, 164-pound frame with plenty of room to add size and strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a slightly wide and slightly open set-up with rhythm in his hands. Uses a reverse toe-tap stride before dropping his hands and pulling them through a flat path through contact. In BP, shows an opposite field and flat approach, some barrels, 73 mph exit velo. Runs a 6.93 60. Defensively, shows active footwork and average hands. Throws from a short arm action coming through a ¾ slot with accuracy at 72 mph across the diamond.


Cody Sanderson SS / 2B / Edmond Memorial , OK / 2021

A lean and projecetable, 6-foot, 165-pound frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a wide and back leg heavy set-up with rhythm throughout. Uses a quick reverse toe-tap stride before launching his hands on a flat path to contact with a high finish and some length. In BP, shows a middle to pull approach with some lift, some barrels, 82 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.51 60. Defensively, shows clean and deliberate footwork with above average hands. Throws with a moderate arm stroke through a high-¾ slot at 77 mph with excellent accuracy across the diamond.



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