OK Fall Underclass Games: LHP Analysis


Andy Urban
Oklahoma Scouting Director


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Prep Baseball Report Oklahoma hosted the third annual OK Fall Underclass Games on Sunday, September 9th, at the beautiful J.L. Johnson Stadium on the campus on Oral Roberts University. The event showcased a sold out 73 player roster from the 2022-2020 grad classes. Each position player went through a pro-style workout and played in a scrimmage where pitchers threw. 

Today, we take an in-depth at the 10 LHPs from the event. Though many of them are two-ways, they will be covered here today as pitchers only with positional analysis to follow.  All counts started at 1-1. 

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Grayson Adams LHP / OF / Bethany, OK / 2021

A long, lean, and projectable 6-foot-2, 154-pound frame with lots of room to add size and strength. On the mound, the left-hander works from a deliberate delivery with rhythm with a moderate leg kick before taking a long stride down the mound and finishing to the dish. The arm action is long in the back making a big circle before coming through a high-¾ slot. Fastball sits 78-80 mph with some downhill tilt and flashes late life. Curveball shows 12/6 shape with some late depth, especially when down in the zone at 65-66 mph.  After struggling a bit with his command early on, Adams retired the last four batters he faced including one strike out.


Mason Conway LHP / 1B / Deer Creek, OK / 2021

A physically advanced 6-foot-3, 185-pound frame with some strength throughout. On the mound, the left-hander works from a very relaxed delivery with rhythm and a moderate leg kick and hip load before gliding down the mound with little effort. Arm action drops down of of the break with moderate length and has a quick change of direction at the bottom of the arm stroke before coming through a near over the top slot. Fastball sits 67-70 mph with occasional arm-side run, commanded in the zone. Facing eight batters in his outing, Conway only allowed a hit and one walk while striking out one and inducing four fly outs. 


Chance Cox OF / LHP / Mustang , OK / 2021

An athletic 6-foot, 165-pound frame with some wiry strength and plenty of room to add size. On the mound, the left-hander works only from the stretch with a moderate leg kick before gliding down the mound with little effort. Arm action is short and fluid in the back with a wrist hook before coming through a ¾ slot with arm speed. Fastball was as little down from where we have seen it before at 80-82 mph, still showing consistent and late arm side run. Slider is well advanced at 66-68 mph with 2/8 shape and late depth, mostly strikes. Changup sits 68-69 with slight fade. Retired five of the six batters he faced allowing just one walk and one infield hit while striking out two.


Dondi King Jr. LHP / OF / Edmond Santa Fe, OK / 2021

A lean, strong, and athletic 6-foot-1, 180-pound frame. On the mound the left-hander works from a deliberate delivery with a high leg kick and short front side before gliding softly down the mound. Arm action is very short in the back, dropping straight down out of the break with a quick change of direction at the bottom of the arm stroke before coming through a high-¾ slot. Fastball sits 78-79 with consistent arm-side run, almost all strikes. Knuckleball dances and darts constantly with late action at 68-71 mph. In the game, King punched out all five batters he faced, getting ahead with the fastball and fooling hitters with his knuckleball.  


Payne Maga LHP / 1B / Norman, OK / 2020

A proportional 5-foot-11, 160-pound frame with sneaky athleticism and room to add strength. On the mound, the left-hander works from a simple, clean, and average tempo delivery with rhythm and a high leg kick before striding down the mound and finishing to the third base side. Arm action is long and fluid in the back before coming through a near over the top slot with some quickness. Fastball sits 77-78 and touches 79 with consistent run, advanced command to both sides of the plate. Curveball has 1/7 shape with excellent late depth that induces swings and misses at 68-69 mph, advanced command. Changeup shows some fade at 68-69 mph. In the game, Maga punched out all five batters he faced by mixing pitches and keeping hitters completely off balance, never going to a three ball count. 


Hunter Sills 1B / LHP / Collinsville, OK / 2021

A 6-foot-2, 240-pound frame with some strength. On the mound, the left-hander works from an average tempo delivery with a high leg kick before striding down the mound and finishing slightly to the third base side. Arm action has has moderate length and a slight wrist hook in the back before coming through a high-¾ slot. Fastball sits 76-78 mph, flashing sink, mostly strikes. Changeup shows consistent fade at 66-67 mph. Curveball has 1/7 shape with some depth at 61-63 mph. In the game, Sills induced three fly balls, punched out one, and allowed one walk in the five batters he faced.


Seth Stacey LHP / 1B / Tahlequah, OK / 2020

A 6-foot-1, 208-pound frame with broad shoulders and strength throughout. On the mound, the left-hander works from a simple and average tempo delivery with a moderate leg lift before striding down the mound. Arm action is fast and compact with a quick change of direction at the bottom of the arm stroke before coming through a high-¾ slot with arm strength. Fastball sits 85-87 mph with consistently heavy sink and run, got swings and misses. Slider is already well advanced with a chance to be a future plus pitch with 2/8 shape and late depth, thrown with full arm speed at 76-77 mph. Changeup is also thrown with full arm speed and shows heavy fade with late depth at 75-76 mph. Consistent strikes with all three pitches. In the game, punched out four of the batters he faced and walked one. 


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

A 6-foot-1, 175-pound frame with long limbs and plenty of room to add size and strength. On the mound, the left-hander works from a slightly up-tempo delivery with a moderate leg kick before striding down the mound with quality leg drive. 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 with some  arm speed. Fastball keeps its plane at 75-79 mph, mostly strikes. Curveball has rolling action with 1/7 shape, commanded in the zone. Changeup has splitter type action at 73-74 and gets some swings and misses. In the game, Taylor retired all five batters he faced in order, striking out two. 


Christopher Wall LHP / OF / Putnam City North, OK / 2022

A 5-foot-7, 125-pound developing frame. On the mound, the left-hander works from a controlled and deliberate delivery with moderate leg kick and an explosive finish. Arm action has moderate length in the back, almost pausing slightly at the bottom of the arm stroke before coming through a high ¾ slot. Fastball sits 72-75 mph with arm-side run when down in the zone. Curveball has 1/7 shape with rolling action at 61-62 mph. Changeup has slight fade at 65 mph. In the game, Wall struggled with his command early, but was able to find the strike zone late.

 


Brandon Welch LHP / 1B / Porter, OK / 2022

A physically advanced 6-foot, 170-pound frame with some strength. On the mound, the left-hander works from an average tempo delivery with a high leg kick before striding way down the mound. Arm action is long, fluid, and clean in the back before coming through a high-¾ slot. Fastball sits 75-78 mph flashing run when down in the zone. Changeup sits 67-68 with occasional cut, mostly strikes. Curveball is developing, shows occasional 1/7 shape and slight depth at 59-60 mph. In the game, Welch struggled with command early but found the zone late and was able to retire the last three batters he faced.

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