OK Preseason Preview: Tuttle


Oklahoma Staff

The Oklahoma high school baseball season kicks off on Feb. 21 for A-B, and March 1 for 2A-6A. Over the next several weeks, leading up to opening day, we’ll be publishing our team previews ahead of the 2022 spring season, touching on programs spanning all state classifications, leading into a countdown through the official PBR Oklahoma Preseason Power 25 Rankings.

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.

Our 2022 preseason coverage continues today. 

Team: Tuttle
2021 Record: 35-4
Classification: 4A
Head Coach: Breck Draper
Years at the Helm: 7

OUTLOOK

The 2021 Tuttle squad worked a remarkable 35-4 record but ultimately fell short in the opening round of the State tournament.  Coach Draper will look to replace the ace of the staff off of last year's squad in Bode Brooks as well as Emmanuel Jeter and catcher Nate Windle.  The good news for coach Draper and the Tigers is they have a loaded roster with multiple returning impact players that have shown the ability to get it done at the Varsity level.  Tuttle has good pitching depth with a couple of potential power arms, and they return a lot of innings off of last year's squad.  Offensively they have a good balance of athleticism and guys that can hit for power.  There are a few question marks where they lack experience but should be able to plug those needs with players with high skill sets.  Tuttle has all the pieces and talent for a run at a State title in 2022 with one of the more talented rosters in the State regardless of class and will rely on their impact players with experience to carry them throughout the Spring.

 

Impact PLAYERS

 

Ty Chaddrick, 2022, OF/LHP, Eastern Oklahoma State JC

Chaddrick returns to the lineup after getting valuable experience as an everyday player in 2021.  The EOSC commit provides a table-setting offensive approach and shows some sneaky pop from his wiry frame.  Chaddrick provides good value to the Tigers as a strong defender who will take over the centerfield spot in 2022.  Chaddrick has also been used in the past out of the bullpen and can also provide some depth to the staff.  

Ty Chaddrick (7/14/20)

 

Brady McAdoo, 2025, INF/RHP

McAdoo has the athleticism and skill set to provide a big boost to the Tuttle roster already in his freshman year.  McAdoo runs a sub 6.9 60 and shows good defensive actions with smooth rhythm and advanced arm strength for his class.  McAdoo has a smooth stroke from the right side and shows a unique ability to match plane with the pitch with good bat speed and hand strength.  He also can provide some value on the mound where he currently works the fastball in the low 80's with an easy velo jump probability in the near future.  McAdoo's athleticism will allow him to fill any need on the field and has a chance to make an immediate impact in 2022.

 

 

Brady McAdoo (7/28/21)

Brady McAdoo (7/28/21)

 

Ashton Bennight, 2023, OF/LHP, Cowley County CC

Bennight returns for his Junior year and third year as a Varsity starter hitting in the middle of the Tiger order.  The recent Cowley County commit has been a big run producer for the Tigers throughout his career and led the team in RBI last season with 48.  Bennight has a unique stroke from the left side with short routes with the hands but still maintaining leverage.  He has good balance throughout the swing and shows good pop especially to the pull side.  Bennight has solid actions in the outfield and has been making jumps in his arm strength.  Bennight can also work on the mound where he works the fastball in the low 80's and pounds the zone.  Look for Bennight to continue to be a run-producing force and key cog in the middle of the lineup in 2022.

Ashton Bennight (7/28/21)

 

Carsen Moore, 2023, RHP/3B

Moore returns to the lineup after gaining valuable experience in 2021 and will look to man the hot corner for the Tigers.  Moore has good power at the plate from the left side that saw him drive in 45 runs with 5 home runs last Spring.  Moore hits with good leverage with strength in the hands and shows good overall bat speed.  On the mound Moore projects to be one of the top arms on the Tuttle staff with a feel for three pitches and a fastball working in the mid to upper 80's.  Moore has a tight slider in the mid 70's that has given right-handed hitters trouble in the past.  Between handling the bat in the middle of the order and stepping into a larger role on the mound, Moore's success will be a big factor in Tuttle's push into a deep run in May.

 

Carsen Moore (6/8/21)

 

Alex Conover, 2023, C/3B

Conover missed some time in 2021 due to injury but came on late to provide a big spark down the stretch run.  Conover is one of the top catch and throw catchers in the state with good arm strength and a quick release.  He also shows good actions in the infield which provides the Tuttle lineup some options throughout the season.  At the plate, the left-handed hitter has good coverage and shows some power potential that should play up in 2022.  Where Conover's impact might be felt most is his work on the mound.  Conover will work the fastball 87-90 mph with good hand speed and shows a well-shaped curveball with tight spin.  Look for Conover to take the ball in leverage games throughout the 2022 campaign and provide strong defense and run production at the plate for the Tigers.

Alex Conover (7/28/21)

 

Spencer Carollo, 2022, C/OF, Mid-American Christian Univ. commit

Carollo will look to take on a larger role for the Tigers in 2022 splitting time between catching and working the in the outfield.  The Mid-American Christian commit has a short and compact stroke from the left side and shows the ability to control the barrel in the zone.  Carollo has good catching actions and shows his athleticism behind the plate and can provide solid defense in the outfield as well.  The Tigers will look to utilize his athleticism and versatility in 2022 as well as count on him more on the offensive side of the ball.

 

Spencer Carollo (10/31/21)

 

Braylon Brooks, 2024, INF/RHP

Brooks started every single game in 2021 either at shortstop or on the mound for the Tigers as a freshman and will look to build off that experience in 2022.  Brooks plays with high energy and matched with his high skill set makes him one of the most exciting players to watch in the State.  Offensively Brooks has a high contact swing with a line drive approach and showed success against some of the top pitching prospects in the Country.  His biggest attribute offensively is the ability to get on time with any fastball and doesn't get overmatched.  Defensively Brooks has great actions and range to go along with exceptional arm strength that will allow him to remain on the left side in the future.  Brooks will also hop on the mound and work the fastball into the upper 80's and push the low 90's with an attacking mindset and feel for shaping two breaking balls.  Brooks gained great experience as an everyday player in 2021 and will look show off his improved game over the past couple of months in 2022.

 

 

Braylon Brooks (7/28/21)

 

Braylon Brooks (7/28/21)

PLAYER TO KEEP AN EYE ON

Gage Norvell, 2022, P

 

 

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