OK Fall Underclass Games: RHP 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 18 RHPs 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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Jakob Brandenberger RHP / 3B / Putnam City West, OK / 2020

A 6-foot, 205-pound frame with some strength. On the mound, the right-hander works from a slightly up tempo delivery with rhythm that he repeats well before driving down the mound and finishing to the first base side. Arm action has length in the back before coming through a high-3/4 slot with quickness. Fastball sits 81-84 mph with late and heavy sink, commanded to both sides of the plate. Breaking ball shows 11/5 shape at times with more rolling shape, other times it takes on 10/4 shape with late depth at 69-73 mph. Changeup has heavy sink, getting swings and misses at 77-78 mph. Both off speed pitches thrown with full arm speed. In the game, Brandenberger retired all five hitters he faced in order, striking out three of them. 

Gage Gilchrist 1B / RHP / Oklahoma Christian , OK / 2022

A physically advanced 6-foot-1, 205-pound frame with some strength throughout. On the mound, uses an average tempo and controlled delivery with a high leg kick before striding down the mound. Arm action has moderate length in the back making a quick circle before coming through a ¾ slot. Fastball keeps its plane at 72-76 mph. Changeup shows some fade at 65-66. In the game, competes in the zone well. 

Christian Duncan RHP / Poteau, OK / 2020

A lean and athletic 6-foot-1, 175-pound frame with some room to add size and strength. On the mound, the right-hander works from a fluid up-tempo delivery with a high leg kick before striding down the mound with leg drive and finishing slightly to the first base side. Arm action is long, making a big circle and getting high in the back early before coming through a high-¾ slot. Fastball shows occasional late life at 81-82 mph, almost all strikes. Curveball has 11/5 shape and has depth when down at 66-69 mph. In the game, Duncan faced eight batters, giving up two hits, no walks, and punching out four. 

Parker Casselberry 1B / RHP / Jenks, OK / 2021

A proportional 5-foot-11, 170-pound frame. On the mound, the right-hander works only from the stretch with an average tempo delivery and a high leg kick before striding down the mound and finishing to the first base side. Arm action is long in the back making a big and quick circle before coming through a high-3/4 slot. Fastball sits 77-78 mph with consistent run and sink, mostly strikes. Curveball shows near 12/6 shape with some late depth at 68-70 mph. Changeup has heavy fade at 70-71 mph. In the game, Casselberry was sharp for his first four batters, striking out three of them, before losing some velo and command late. 

Doyle Gehring RHP / 3B / Bishop Kelley, OK / 2020

A long limbed 6-foot-2, 175-pound frame with some room to add more strength. On the mound, the right-hander works from a simple and controlled delivery with rhythm with a high leg kick before taking an abbreviated stride down the mound and finishing to the first base side. Arm action is very short and fluid in the back before coming through a near over the top slot with quickness. Fastball keeps its plane at 84-86, a tick down from the 86-89 we saw at the Future Games, but not uncommon for this time of year. Commanded down in the zone to both sides of the plate, nearly all strikes. Changeup shows excellent deception with late fade, thrown with full arm speed at 75-76 mph. Curveball has 11/5 shape with some late depth at 70-72 mph. In the game, faced eight batters, striking out seven, walking one, and not allowing a hit. 

Jakob Hall SS / RHP / Bartlesville, OK / 2021

A long, lean and developing 5-foot-11, 140-pound frame with plenty of room to add size and strength. On the mound, the right-hander works from an up-tempo and athletic delivery with a high leg kick before getting good leg drive down the mound and finishing with a slight recoil. Arm action is long and quick in the back before coming through a high-¾ slot. Fastball shows some downhill tilt at 76-79 mph touching 80, mostly strikes. Curveball is well advanced with near 12/6 shape and big depth at 63-67 mph. Changeup is also advanced with heavy run and fade at 68-69 mph. In the game, allowed an infield hit and a walk while striking out three of the five hitters he faced. 

Carson Hunt RHP / 3B / Dale, OK / 2021

A physically advanced 6-foot, 195-pound frame with some strength throughout. On the mound, the right-hander works from an average tempo delivery with rhythm that he repeats well with a high leg kick and quality leg drive down the mound. Arm action has moderate length in the back with a quick change of direction at the bottom of the arm stroke before coming through a high-¾ slot. Fastball keeps its plane at 78-80 mph, mostly strikes. Curveball shows 11/5 shape with some late depth at 65-66 mph. In the game, filled up the strike zone. 

Colby Jarnagin 3B / RHP / Enid , OK / 2020

A Physically advanced 6-foot-1, 210-pound frame with some strength. On the mound, the right-hander works form a controlled tempo delivery with rhythm that he repeats well. Uses a high leg kick before gliding down the mound and finishing to the first base side. Arm action is long and controled in the back before launching through a 3/4 slot with some quickness. Fastball flashes some run especially arm side at 80-81 mph, mostly strikes. Curveball has 11/5 shape with some depth at 67-68 mph. Changeup shows heavy fade and deception at 74-75 mph. In the game Jarnagin struck out four of the five batters he faced and gave up one hit. 

Jack Jones RHP / C / Bishop Kelley, OK / 2020

A developing 5-foot-9, 150-pound frame with plenty of room to add size and strength. On the mound, the right-hander works from a slightly up-tempo and athletic delivery with a moderate leg kick before driving down the mound. Arm action has moderate length and is very quick in the back before coming through a near over the top arm slot. Fastball keeps its plane at 80-81 mph. Curveball flashed big depth with near 12/6 shape at 71-72 mph. Also showed a slider and changeup in warm-ups. In the game, Jones faced five batters, striking out two and walking two. 

Braydon Hutchings SS / RHP / Edison preparatory , OK / 2021

A developing 5-foot-7, 120-pound frame. On the mound, the right-hander works from a relaxed and controlled delivery with a moderate leg kick before gliding down the mound. Arm action is short in the back with a quick change of direction before coming through a high-¾ slot. Fastball sits 73-75 mph with sink, especially to the arm side. Slurve has 10/4 shape at 58-61 with some depth. Both pitches commanded down in the zone. In the game, retired four of the five batters he faced, allowing one hit and striking out one. 

Noah Kang SS / RHP / Edmond Memorial, OK / 2022

A long limbed and projectable 6-foot, 145-pound frame with wiry strength and lots of room to add size. On the mound, the right-hander works only from the stretch with a very athletic delivery with a high leg kick, getting excellent leg drive and striding way down the mound. Arm action is long, loose, fluid, and clean in the back before coming through a high-¾ slot. Fastball keeps its plane at 73-77 mph, mostly strikes. Curveball shows 11/5 shape with some depth at 67-68 mph. In the game, charged the zone and retired 4 of the five hitters he faced. 

Landry Kyle SS / RHP / Heritage Hall, OK / 2020

A projectable 6-foot-3, 165-pound frame with long limbs. On the mound, the right-hander works from an abbreviated delivery with some rhythm and a moderate leg kick before gliding down the mound. Arm action has moderate length with clean, fluid, and slightly quick action in the back before coming through a high-¾ slot. Fastball keeps its plane at 77-79 and touches 81 mph. Curveball has rolling action at 69-71 mph. In the game, showed developing command and got weak contact. 

Ryan Lynn RHP / 1B / Broken Arrow, OK / 2020

A physically impressive 6-foot-4, 215-pound frame with strength. On the mound, the right-hander works from a slightly up-tempo delivery with rhythm, using a high leg kick before striding down the mound with quality leg drive. Arm action is long and loose in the back before coming through an over the top arm slot. Fastball has some downhill tilt and arm-side run at 78-81 mph, mostly strikes. Curveball is 66-69 mph with 11/5 shape and some depth. Changeup shows some fade at 70-71 mph. In the game, Lynn got stronger as he went striking out the last three hitters he faced. 

Piercen Mcelyea RHP / OF / Deer Creek, OK / 2020

A durable and long legged 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame with some strength. On the mound, the right-hander works from an average tempo delivery with a high up, down, and out leg kick before driving way down the mound and finishing to the first base side. Arm action has length in the back making a clean, quick, and big circle before coming through an over the top slot. Fastball occasionally flashed cut to the glove side at 81-83 mph. Curveball has consistent late depth with 11/5 shape and tight spin at 68-71 mph. In the game, Mcelyea did not surrender a hit to the five batters he faced, striking out three and walking two. 

Josh McNeil RHP / 3B / Minco, OK / 2020

A proportional 6-foot, 180-pound frame. On the mound, the right-hander works from an average tempo delivery with some rhythm and high leg kick before striding down the mound and finishing with a recoil. Arm action is long in the back before pulling through a high-¾ slot with some quickness. Fastball keeps its plane at 75-77 mph. Breaking ball has slurvy shape at 66-69 mph with some depth. In the game, McNeil retired the first four batters he faced. 

Brody Rexroad 3B / RHP / Mustang, OK / 2021

A proportional 5-foot-11, 183-pound frame with some strength. On the mound, the right-hander works from a simple delivery with an average tempo and moderate leg lift before driving down the mound with quality leg drive. Arm action is long and fluid in the back coming through a high-¾ slot with some arm strength. Fastball sits 81-83 mph with occasional cut to the glove side, mostly strikes. Curveball shows 11/5 shape with tight spin and some late depth. In the game, Rexroad retired all five batters he faced including two punchouts.

Ryan Stout RHP / 2B / Oklahoma Christian School, OK / 2021

A developing and lean 5-foot-10, 165-pound frame with lots of room to add size and strength. On the mound, the right-hander works from a high-energy, max tempo delivery with high leg kick before gliding down the mound. Arm action is long in the back with a quick change of direction before coming through a ¾ slot. Fastball sits 80-82 mph and touches 83 showing heavy run and  sink when down in the zone. Slider has big curvy shape with developing depth at 64-66 mph. In the game he punched out four of the eight batters he faced and walked two, and did not surrender a hit. 

Zach Roden RHP / 1B / Stillwater, OK / 2021

A physically impressive 6-foot-3, 210-pound frame. On the mound, the right-hander works from an average tempo, old school delivery with a slight pause at the top of his high leg lift before driving down the mound. Arm action is fluid with moderate length in the back before coming through a high-¾ slot. Fastball shows consistent cut at 77-79 and touches 80 mph, mostly strikes. Changeup is thrown with full arm speed and shows consistent late and heavy fade gettings swings and misses at 72-73 mph. Breaking ball shows slurvy shape with some depth at 71-72 mph. In the game, Roden retired seven of the eight batters he faced including two strikeouts. 

Eric Thompson OF / RHP / Bishop Kelley, OK / 2022

A lean and projectable 6-foot, 153-pound frame. On the mound, the right-hander works from a controlled and deliberate delivery with a slight pause at the top of his high leg kick before gliding to the plate. Arm action is long in the back with a quick change of direction at the bottom of the arm stroke before coming through an over the top slot. Fastball keeps its plane at 77-79 mph, mostly strikes. Slider has slurvy shape and some depth at 62-63 mph. Curveball has near 12/6 shape at 60-61 mph. Changeup has some fade at 73-76 mph. In the game, Thompson induced four fly balls and punched out one, not allowing a hit.