OK Fall Top Prospects Games: First Basemen Analysis


Andy Urban
Oklahoma Scouting Director

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Prep Baseball Report Oklahoma hosted the OK Fall Top Prospects Games at beautiful Failing Field on the campus of Norther Oklahoma College at Enid. This invite only event featured over 85 of the top players from every class in Oklahoma. Each player participated in a pro style showcase to get all the measurables, followed by games where the PBR staff and multiple colleges had the chance to watch them in game situations.    

Today, we look at all of the first basemen from the event. Though many of them are skilled two-way players, they will be covered here as first basemen only, having already been covered as pitchers. All batters started with 1-1 counts and all exit velos were taken from a tee.  

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First Basemen

John Baer LHP / 1B / Edmond Santa Fe, OK / 2018

A 6-foot, 245-pound frame. Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from an upright and open set-up with some rhythm in his hands. Uses a slight leg kick, sinking into his backside on the load before launching with quality leg drive and a flat path through extension. In BP, was best when he went oppo, found a few barrels. Exit velo of 88 mph. Runs an 8.02 60. Defensively, shows some athleticism around the bag, accurate arm, 66 mph to second base. In the game, showed patience and some barrel control, earning two walks.


Caden Bartlett 1B / 3B / Amber-Pocasset, OK / 2018

A 6-foot-1, 215-pound frame with strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an quiet, open, balanced, and athletic set-up. Uses a small rocking load, short stride with a late heel plant, hands are short to the ball with strength. In BP, shows a middle to pull flat approach with occasional lift, mostly barrels. Exit velo of 84 mph. Runs a 7.66 60. Defensively, shows deliberate and clean actions around first base with accurate throws, 67 mph. In the game, showed toughness and patience drawing three free passes and barreled a single to center field. 


Tyler Hankins 1B / RHP / Norman North, OK / 2019

A physically impressive 6-foot-6, 250-pound frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an open and upright set-up with some rhythm in his hands. Uses a big knee-knock load with a moderate stride, short to the ball with a slightly uphill path. In BP, shows a middle to pull approach with some pop and lift, mostly barrels. Exit velo of 80 mph. In the game, hit a sharp ground ball to short.


Max Huffling LHP / 1B / Deer Creek , OK / 2019

A physically impressive 6-foot-8, 225-pound frame with strength and length. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a slightly front foot heavy set-up with the barrel tipped towards the pitcher and some rhythm in his hands. Uses a smooth load, with some arm bar and a short stride before launching quick and strong hands on a slightly uphill path with with bat speed and quality extension. In BP, shows a pull gap approach with consistent lift and strength, leaving the yard multiple times, one of the best rounds of the day. Exit velo of 90 mph. Runs a 7.53 60. Defensively, shows deliberate and clean actions around the bag, 78 mph to second base. In the game, earned two free bases and launched a towering home run over the left field wall and net. 


Brooks Red 1B / 3B / Arapaho Butler, OK / 2018

A 6-foot-3, 220-pound with strength throughout. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an open and slightly crouched set-up with rhythm throughout. Uses a high leg kick, short hands to ball with bat speed and strength on an uphill path. In  BP, shows an all fields approach with pull pop and lift, mostly barrels. Exit velo of 91 mph. Runs a 7.75 60. Defensively,  shows some athleticism around the bag, 74 mph top velo to second base. In the game, showed big pop and stayed on a changeup the other way behind in the count for a line drive single.


Carson Siemens 1B / LHP / Edmond Memorial , OK / 2018

A 6-foot-2, 190-pound proportional build. Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from a slightly open and balanced stance with some rhythm in his hands. Uses a short load and short stride before launching his hands short to the ball on a flat path through extension. In BP, shows a middle to pull approach, mostly flat with some pop, and mostly barrels. Exit velo of 85 mph. Runs a 7.31 60. Defensively, shows some smooth and athletic action around the bag, throws with a short arm action and some accuracy, 77 mph to second base. In the game, earned two free bases and hit four fly balls to center and right field, including a sac fly.


Will Taylor LHP / 1B / Kingfisher, OK / 2021

A 6-foot-1, 165-pound frame with lots of room to add size and strength. Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from an open and upright stances with some rhythm in his high-set hands. Uses a smooth knee-knock leg kick with a moderate stride, swing is smooth with leverage on a flat plane through extension. In BP, shows an all fields flat approach with some pop, found some barrels. Exit velo of 85 mph. Runs a 7.69 60. Defensively, shows clean, athletic, and smooth actions around the bag with above average hands, 64 mph top velo to second with accuracy. In the game, singled to right field.


Brendon Timmons LHP / 1B / Dewey, OK / 2018

A 5-foot-11, 205-pound frame with a barrel chest and strength throughout. Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from a narrow, open, and upright stance with excellent rhythm in his hands. Uses a smooth and moderate stride for timing, launches his quick and strong hands on a flat path through extension. In BP, shows the ability to drive the ball with power to all fields, but is most natural going to the middle and opposite fields. Found consistent barrel with much more strength and pop than his 80 mph exit velo would suggest, one of the best rounds of the day.  Runs an 8.02 Defensively, shows clean and consistent actions around the bag with solid footwork, top velo of 77 mph to first base with accuracy. In the game, smoked a line drive single up the middle. 


Dylan Turner LHP / 1B / Silo , OK / 2019

A 6-foot-4, 185-pound frame with long levers. Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from a quiet, open, upright and relaxed set-up. Uses a moderate hand load, short stride and late heel plant for timing before bring the bat through a short, flat, and rotation path through contact. In BP, shows a flat and pull approach that flashes some pull pop, found mostly barrels. Exit velo of 85 mph. Runs a 7.34 60. Defensively, shows some athletic and clean actions, throws with a short and loose arm action, 75 mph, and some accuracy to second base.


Kash Walls 1B / C / Silo, OK / 2019

A 6-foot, 220-pound frame with some strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a back leg heavy, open, and athletic set-up. Uses a smooth load with a small leg kick, some length and uphill path with some bat speed. In BP, shows a pull approach with lift and much more strength and pop than his 82 mph exit velo would suggest, consistent barrels. Runs a 8.27 60. Defensively, shows consistent, clean, and smooth actions, with above average hands, accurate arm to second base at 73 mph. In the game, was consistently on time, grounded out sharply to short.


Daniel Williams 1B / OF / Destiny Christian, OK / 2020

A 5-foot-9, 200-pound frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a wide and upright, and balanced stance with lots of wiggle in his high set hands. Uses smooth load with a quick and short reverse toe-tap for timing, and an uphill path with some length. In BP, shows a middle to pull approach with occasional lift,  finding some barrels. Exit velo of 79 mph. Runs an 8.51 60. Defensively, shows deliberate actions with some bounce, 62 mph top velo to second base. In the game, showed some strength at the dish. 


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