OK Summer Underclass Games Analysis: 2019 OF's




Andy Urban
Oklahoma Scouting Director

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Prep Baseball Report Oklahoma hosted its first event of the summer at beautiful L.Dale Mitchell Stadium on the campus of OU. This event hosted nearly 80 of the top 2020 and 2019 graduates from around the state for a pro showcase followed by games. These talented underclassmen showed their skills in front of coaches from every level of college baseball as well as the PBR OK staff. 

All of the video, stats, and pictures from the event have been posted on each individual player's profiles. Over the next week and a half, we will be taking an in-depth look at each player from the event position by position.Today we will look at the 2019 Outfielders. Each player's full profile can be viewed by clicking on their picture. All exit velos were taken from a tee and all the at bats in the game started with a 1-1 count. 

2019 Outfielders 

 

Harvey Cooper OF / Norman , OK / 2019

A 5-foot-10, 150-pound lean frame with room to add size and strength. The right-handed hitter bats from an upright, slightly open set-up with rhythm in his hands. Uses a big hand load with a moderate stride, loose hands, and a flat path through extension. In BP, shows a middle of the field flat approach, mostly barrels, 74 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.26 60. Defensively, confident and clean actions, uses a shuffle instead of a crow hop, catcher’s arm action, carry on throws, 79 mph with accuracy. In the game, drew a couple of walks and showed off a 4.13 home to first on a ground ball to third. 


Pierliss Cooks OF / 2B / Midwest City, OK / 2019

A lean and developing 5-foot-6, 140-pound frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a narrow, quiet, and balanced set-up with some bend in his knees. Uses a moderate stride and small load, short to the ball with a flat path through contact. In BP, shows a middle of the field, flat approach, some barrels, 77 mph exit velo. Runs a smooth 7.07 60. Defensively, shows confident and quick actions, big crow hop, short and high arm circle, over the top slot, 74 mph with excellent accuracy. In the game, went 0-for-2.


Bryce Greene OF / LHP / Choctaw , OK / 2019

A 6-foot-1, 155-pound frame with plenty of room to add size and strength. Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from an upright, slightly open stance with some rhythm in his hands. Uses a quick arm-bar load and a slight leg lift for timing, shows a flat path to contact with a high finish. In BP, shows a middle to opposite field approach, some barrels, 71 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.47 60. Defensively, shows average actions in the outfield with a long arm action, high-3/4 slot, 69 mph with some accuracy. 


Hunter Halderman OF / Vici, OK / 2019

A 5-foot-8, 155-pound lean frame. Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from a narrow, open set-up with a slight squat. Uses a slight load, moderate stride, short to the ball, flat path through contact with an abbreviated finish. In BP, sprayed the ball to all fields, flat, mostly barrels, 78 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.76 60. Defensively, shows quick and aggressive actions, charges the ball in the air and on the ground well, throws from a high-3/4 slot, 71 mph with accuracy. In the game, went 0-for-2 with flyouts to first and center field.


Weston Jervis OF / SS / Tuttle , OK / 2019

A 5-foot-11, 180-pound proportional frame with strength throughout. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an open, upright set-up with some rhythm in his hands. Uses a smooth load and short stride, slightly uphill path with bat speed and some strength. In BP, shows a middle to pull approach with some lift, some barrels, 87 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.58 60. Defensively, shows slightly above average confident, clean, and deliberate actions. Throws from a full arm circle, over the top slot, 73 mph, with accuracy. In the game, was patient at the dish, drawing two walks and went 0-for-2.


Kaden Marshall OF / RHP / Deer Creek , OK / 2019

A muscular 6-foot-3, 205-pound advanced frame with strength throughout. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an athletic, slightly back leg heavy stance with rhythm in his high set hands. Uses a smooth load with a hand-pump for timing and a short knee-knock stride, slightly uphill bat path with a high finish, some length. In BP, shows a consistently flat, all fields approach with strength and bat speed, has a knack for finding barrels, 95 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.05 60. Defensively, shows rawness in the outfield with aggressive actions. Throws with a long arm circle, above his head in the back, high-3/4 slot, 82 mph, excellent accuracy. In the game, went 0-for-2.


Cole McMurphy OF / 2B / Crossings Christian , OK / 2019

A 6-foot, 175-pound frame with room to add size and strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an open, slightly back leg heavy set-up with rhythm throughout. Uses a big reverse toe-tap load, slight arm-bar, some length, flat path to contact, high finish. In BP, shows a middle to opposite field, flat approach, mostly barrels, 79 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.44 60. Defensively, charges the ball well, takes some time to get rid of the ball, throws with a short arm action, high-3/4 slot, 79 mph with excellent accuracy. 


Jackie Robinson OF / LHP / Deer Creek , OK / 2019

A 6-foot, 190-pound proportional frame. Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from an open, front leg heavy set-up with some rhythm in his hands. Uses a smooth load with some arm bar and a small stride, flat path to contact with a high finish, some bat speed. In BP, shows a middle to pull, flat approach, almost all barrels, one of the best rounds of the day, 85 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.31 60. Defensively, shows clean, slightly above average actions, throws from an over the top slot, 79 mph, some accuracy. In the game, went 0-for-2 making a loud out to right and reaching on an error. 


Sam Thompson OF / Owasso, OK / 2019

A muscular and lean 6-foot, 180-pound muscular and lean frame with advanced strength throughout. Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from a slightly open, balanced set-up with some width and some rhythm in his hands. Uses a small stride and load, slightly uphill path with bat speed and hand strength, some length. In BP, shows a middle to pull approach with pull pop and some lift, mostly barrels, 92 mph exit velo. Runs a smooth 6.84 60. Defensively, shows advanced, quick actions, reads the ball well off the bat, gets himself behind the ball. Throws with a quick, full arm circle, over the top slot, advanced arm strength, 88 mph with some accuracy. In the game, hit two balls on the screws lining out to the first baseman and singling to right field. Also stole two bases. 



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