OK Summer Open I.D.: Underclass RHP Analysis


Andy Urban
Oklahoma Scouting Director

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Prep Baseball Report Oklahoma hosted the second annual OK Summer Open I.D. on Tuesday, July 17th, at the newly turfed Wendell Simmons Field at the University of Central Oklahoma. The event showcased a sold out 55 player roster from all grad classes. Each position player went through a pro-style workout and pitchers threw in a bull pen session. 

Today, we take a look at the seven 2019 right-handed pitchers from the event. Though many of them are two-way players, they will be covered here only as pitchers, with their positional analysis will come later. 

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Brendon Carter 1B / RHP / Edmond North, OK / 2021

A lean 6-foot, 160-pound frame with lots of room to continue to add size and strength. On the mound, the right-hander works from a slightly up-tempo delivery with a high leg kick before gliding down the mound. Arm action has moderate length in the back, making a loose and fast circle with a quick change of direction before coming through a high-¾ slot. Fastball keeps its plane at 77-78 mph, mostly strikes. Curveball shows rolling 12/6 shape at 65-67 mph, mostly strikes. 

Madison Chandler C / RHP / Oklahoma Christian Academy, OK / 2022

A developing 5-foot-10, 160-pound frame. On the mound, the right-hander works from a controlled delivery with a moderate leg kick before finishing to the dish with a head snap finish. Arm action has some length in the back before coming through a ¾ slot. Fastball sits 70-71 mph with some arm side run and some strikes. Slider has 10/4 shape with short action at 60-63 mph.  

Jacob Conner OF / RHP / Mustang , OK / 2020

A physically advanced 6-foot-3, 185-pound frame with room to fill out. On the mound, the right-hander works from a smooth and up-tempo delivery with rhythm, a high leg kick, and a finish to the first base side. Arm action is long behind him, extending straight back before coming through a near over the top slot.  Fastball keeps its plane at 76-77 mph, mostly strikes. Slider has short and gradual break at 66-68 mph, some strikes. Changeup shows some fade at 70-71 mph. 

Grant Ewy 2B / RHP / Moore, OK / 2020

A lean 5-foot-11, 160-pound frame with plenty of room to add size and strength. On the mound, the right-hander works from an abbreviated wind-up with average tempo before striding down the mound and finishing to the first base side. Arm action is long and loose in the back, getting high before coming through a high-¾ slot. Fastball keeps its plane at 78-79 mph, some strikes. Curveball got better the more he threw it, 11/5 shape with rolling action, 62-64 mph. Changeup shows some fade at 71-72 mph. 

Annan Finlay 3B / RHP / Norman North , OK / 2020

A proportional 5-foot-10, 170-pound frame. On the mound, the right-hander works from an average tempo delivery with rhythm that he repeats well. Arm action has length in the back, making a clean circle before coming through an over the top slot. Fastball ranges 78-80 with some downhill tilt and arm side run, some strikes. Curveball has 11/5 shape at 65-67 mph, spins out at times, some strikes. Changeup ranges 70-73 mph, mostly strikes. 

Clay Hatfield RHP / OF / Stillwater, OK / 2020

A 6-foot-2, 170-pound lean frame with long legs and plenty of room to add size and strength. On the mound, the right-hander works from an average tempo delivery and a moderate leg kick before striding to the dish and finishing to the first base side. Arm action is long, quick, and loose in the back before coming through a ¾ slot. Fastball sits 76-78 mph with some late arm side run, mostly strikes. Changeup has consistent fade and late depth 66-67, mostly strikes. Slider has 11/4 shape with occasional late depth, pulled at times, few strikes. 

Jackson Kennedy RHP / 3B / Casady, OK / 2021

A 6-foot-3, 170-pound long frame with plenty of room to add size and strength. On the mound, the right-hander works from a controlled delivery with a high leg kick and coiling load at the top before striding down the mound and finishing to the first base side. Arm action is long and fluid in the back coming through an over the top slot. Fastball sits 77-79 mph with early run and mostly strikes. Curveball has short 12/6 shape with depth at 67-68 mph. Changeup shows some fade at 68-69 mph.  

Brendan Kirchhoff OF / RHP / Southmoore , OK / 2020

A developing 5-foot-9, 130-pound frame. On the mound, the right-hander works from a controlled delivery with a moderate leg kick before striding down the mound and finishing to the dish. Arm action is long, loose, and whippy coming through a high-¾ slot with some arm speed. Fastball keeps its plane at 78-80 mph touching 81 mph, mostly strikes. Slider has cutter action, spinning out at times, 69-71 mph. Changeup has late run and depth at 72-73 mph, almost all strikes. 

Hunter Lenochan 3B / RHP / Edmond Memorial, OK / 2021

A lean 5-foot-11, 160-pound frame with room to add size and strength. On the mound, the right-hander works from a slightly up-tempo delivery with a high leg kick before driving down the mound. Arm action has moderate length, making a clean and quick circle in the back before coming through a near over the top slot. Fastball keeps its plane at 75-77 mph, mostly strikes. Slider has 10/4 shape with late depth and tight spin at 67-68 mph, mostly strikes. Changeup has fastball spin at 66 mph.  

Ethan Manek RHP / OF / Oklahoma Christian School, OK / 2020

A proportional 5-foot-10, 165-pound frame. On the mound, the right-hander works from an average tempo delivery with a high leg kick, finishing in line. Arm action has moderate length making a quick circle getting high in the back quickly before coming through a high-¾ slot. Fastball has cutting action at 75-76 mph, mostly strikes. Slider shows sweeping action at 68-69 mph, mostly strikes. Curveball has 11/5 shape with some depth at 58-60 mph, a few strikes. 

Tabor McClure 3B / RHP / Piedmont, OK / 2020

A 5-foot-10, 135-pound developing frame. On the mound, the right-hander works from a controlled and smooth delivery with a moderate leg kick before gliding to the dish, striding short and across his body, and finishing to the first base side. Arm action is full and clean, coming through an over the top slot. Fastball keeps its plane at 74-77 mph, mostly strikes. Curveball sits 62-64 mph with depth, some strikes. Changeup has lots of life at 65-66 mph. 

Carson Pierce RHP / 1B / Edmond North, OK / 2020

A long and lean 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame with lots of room to continue to add size and strength. On the mound, the right-hander works from a slightly uptempo delivery with a high up, down, and out leg kick, finishing in line with the dish. Arm action is very long and loose in the back, making a big circle before coming through a high-¾ slot with arm speed. Fastball shows some downhill tilt at 83-85 mph and touched 86 when he reaches back, mostly strikes. Curveball shows some big 11/5 shape at 65-68 mph, developing command. Changeup has consistent run and depth, already advanced with a chance to be plus in the future, 67-68 mph, mostly strikes. 

Blake Priest RHP / 1B / Enid, OK / 2021

A lean 6-foot-2, 170-pound lean frame with plenty of room to add size and strength. On the mound, the right-hander works from an athletic up-tempo delivery with rhythm, repeat-ability, and a high leg kick before driving down the mound and finishing to the first base side. Arm action is long, clean, and full circle before coming through a near over the top slot with arm speed. Fastball sits 82-83 mph and touching 84 with downhill tilt, some strikes. Breaking ball has 11/5 shape with some depth at 71-75 mph. Changeup has some fade at 80-81 mph.

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

A physically advanced 6-foot-3, 210-pound frame. On the mound, the right-hander works from an old school delivery pulling his hands over his head before using a high leg kick and gliding down the mound, finishing to the first base side. Arm action is long and fluid, coming through an over the top slot. Fastball has some downhill tilt at 77-80 mph, mostly strikes. Curveball has rolling shape with some depth and 11/5 shape at 65-66 mph. Changeup has consistent fade and depth with downhill plane at 70-71 mph, mostly strikes.

Kenyon Tollison RHP / C / Bridgecreek, OK / 2021

A developing 5-foot-8, 125-pound frame. On the mound, the right-hander works from an average tempo delivery with a moderate leg kick before launching himself to the dish with aggressiveness. Arm action is long in the back, making a violent circle before coming through a high-¾ slot. Fastball sits 69-72 mph with some arm side run, some strikes. Curveball spins out at times, 12/6 action when it bites, 55-58 mph, few strikes. 

Taigen White SS / RHP / Sulphur, OK / 2020

A lean 6-foot, 150-pound developing frame with lots of room to add size and strength. On the mound, the right-hander works from an average tempo delivery with a moderate leg kick before driving down the mound. Arm action has moderate length in the back, making a quick circle before coming through a high-¾ slot. Fastball keeps its plane at 80-81 mph, mostly strikes.  Curveball shows consistent depth with 12/6 shape at 66-67 mph, some strikes. Slider has 10/4 shape with some depth at 71-72 mph, some strikes. Changeup shows slight fade at 70-71 mph. 

Ryan Smith C / 3B / Mustang, OK / 2021

A proportional 5-foot-11, 180-pound frame. On the mound, the right-hander works from an average tempo delivery with a moderate leg kick before gliding down the mound and finishes to the first base side. Arm action is long and loose in the back, coming through an over the top slot. Fastball shows some downhill tilt at 76-78 mph, mostly strikes. Changeup shows consistent fade and depth at 66-67 mph, mostly strikes. Breaking ball flashes tight spin and depth with 11/5 shape at 64-70 mph, a few strikes. 

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