Prep Baseball Report

OK High School Preseason Spotlight: Bixby

Diego Solares
Staff Writer

The Oklahoma high school baseball season kicks off on March 2nd, opening day for regular season action under Ossaa regulations. Over the next several weeks, leading up to opening day, we’ll be publishing our team previews ahead of the 2021 spring season, touching on programs spanning all state classifications, leading into a countdown through the official PBR Oklahoma Preseason Power 25 Rankings.

Perennially, we’ve submitted a Preseason Questionnaire to high school head coaches across the entire state. Their responses have been flooding in and we’re using the detailed insight they’ve provided in our team-by-team preseason analysis.

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Our 2021 preseason coverage continues today.

Team: Bixby High School
OSSAA Class: 6A
Head Coach: Justin Delay
Returning Starters: 5
Returning Pitchers: 5


Blake Williams, LHP/OF, 2021

Another left/left prospect that’s started at the varsity level since his freshman year. Athletic left/left outfielder, 6.90 runner in the 60-yard dash that also brings a competitive presence to the mound. 6-foot, 170-pound Seminole State JC commit ranked No. 48 overall in Oklahoma’s senior class. 

Blake Nichols, 1B, 2021

Extremely productive offensive left/left prospect that’s started and been a key lineup cog since his freshman year. 5-foot-11, 190-pound Seminole State JC commit ranked No. 51 in Oklahoma’s senior class. 

Barrick Leu, SS, 2022

A former PBR Future Games participant that remains one of the top uncommitted juniors in the state. Upside 6-foot-2, 180-pound frame with proportional strength scattered throughout. Has flashed gap-to-gap power in the past, Sure-handed up-the-middle defender with athletic lateral range to both sides. Ranked No. 18 overall in Oklahoma’s 2022 class. 

Kaden Wright, RHP/OF, 2022

A quick armed right-hander, wright had a break out performance at last years Future Games on the mound. The right hander cruised against Team Select sitting 86-89 mph and flashing a sharp slider. Wright also shows athleticism in the outfield. 

Nathan Murphy, C/3B, 2023 

One of the top players in the state’s 2023 class, also ranked No. 259 nationally; committed to Kansas State. Highly athletic actions behind the plate, short arm stroke with a loose arm presence to pair, 5-foot-11, 180-pounds. Has a chance to be a truly special player for Bixby as his career unfolds

Cooper Moore, RHP/INF, 2023 

High-upside prospect on the mound with above-average bat strength for age. Broad shouldered 6-foot-1, 170-pound frame. Fastball has been 85-86 mph in our looks and has touched 87 mph. Potential impact arm for this Bixby squad. 

Jack Williams, RHP/OF, 2023

Another high upside prospect on the mound with athleticism in his 6-foot-4 frame. Williams is another young athlete to watch. Williams Dominated in Future Games appearance for Team OK last summer at 84-85 mph on the mound. Currently one of the top ranked 2023s in the state. 


STRENGTHS: Led by several talented arms, this Bixby squad’s strength on paper appears to be their pitching staff - led by Williams Moore, and Wright. 

AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT: Just like several other high school teams across the state due to COVID-19, Bixby’s team lacks varsity experience outside of their key returners mentioned above. They’ll lean on their high-end talent, however, to push them through this 2021 season. 

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