OK Top Prospect Games Analysis: Middle Infielders



 Andy Urban
Oklahoma Scouting Director

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Prep Baseball Report Oklahoma hosted the Top Prospect Games at the University of Central Oklahoma on Tuesday, June 6th. This event hosted nearly 50 of the top 2018 graduates from around the state for a pro showcase followed by a game. PBR staff along with 15 colleges were on hand to scout, recruit, and evaluate. College recruiters will have a list of new names for their ScoutPlus subscription, as many talented played players showed their skills.

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.Though many of these MIF's are two-way players, they will be covered today as infielders. Each player's full profile can be viewed by clicking on their picture. All exit velos taken from a tee. 

Click Here, for a complete PDF spreadsheet of times and velocities. All players are 2018's.

Middle Infielders 
 

Blake Adams RHP / SS / Heritage Hall, OK / 2018

A 6-foot-1, 185-pound athletic frame with some strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a narrow, upright, slightly open stance with some rhythm throughout. Uses a big, hanging leg kick, dives in, slight uphill path, high finish. In BP, shows a middle to opposite field approach, mostly flat with some lift, mostly barrels, with more pop than his 77 mph exit velo would suggest. Runs a 7.21 60. Defensively, shows some athletic actions with above average hands and feet, some rawness. Throws from a 3/4 slot with a short arm stroke, 78 mph, some carry and accuracy. In the game, went 0-for-4, reaching base on an error. 

Reece Cowell SS / 3B / Southmoore , OK / 2018

A long and lean 6-foot-2, 170-pound frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a balanced, athletic stance with some rhythm in his high-set hands. Uses a soft, moderate stride and an arm-bar load, slightly uphill path with a high finish. In BP, shows a middle of the field, flat approach, consistent barrels, overall good round, 84 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.34 60. Defensively, shows some athleticism with above average hands, average feet, and good range. Throws from a low-3/4 slot with a short arm stroke, some accuracy, 76 mph. In the game, went 0-for-2 with two ground outs and drew a walk. 

Ryan Gendron SS / RHP / Bishop Kelley, OK / 2018

The Oklahoma State commit stands at a physically elite 6-foot-4, 195-pound muscular build with strength throughout. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a slightly knock-kneed, back leg heavy set-up with some rhythm in his hands. Uses a moderate leg lift for timing, short to the ball, on plane through contact. In BP, shows a mostly flat middle to opposite field approach, 91 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.20 60. Defensively, shows soft hands and athletic feet especially for a player of his stature, throws from a 3/4 slot, 80 mph across the diamond, some accuracy. Went 1-for-4 with a walk and a double in the game. 

Grant Harrison SS / RHP / Jones, OK / 2018

A 5-foot-9, 150-pound lean frame with room to add size and strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a narrow, open, and upright stance with some rhythm in his hands. Uses a big lead kick and short stride, short to the ball with a rotational finish, some bat speed. In BP, shows a middle to opposite field, flat approach with the ability to also turn on inside pitches, some barrels, 82 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.04 60. An advanced defender, shows quick twitch, athletic movements with rhythm, confidence, and soft hands. Throws from a 3/4 slot, high-end arm strength with carry and excellent accuracy, 85 mph. In the game went 2-for-4 with a double and a single, reaching base all four times, putting pressure on the defense getting out of the box quickly.  

Hunter Hughes OF / 2B / Tuttle , OK / 2018

A 5-foot-10, 175 pound frame with strength throughout. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a balanced athletic set-up with some bend in his knees and rhythm in his hands. Uses a smooth load, short stride, flat path to contact, and a high finish. In BP, shows a middle to pull approach with some lift, mostly barrels, good round, 88 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.04 60. Defensively, shows above average actions with good hands, throws from a 3/4 slot with some stiffness, 74 mph with accuracy. Also shows the athleticism to play in the outfield as well. In the game, went 1-for-4 with a crushed triple to left. 

Rhett Kouba SS / RHP / El Reno, OK / 2018

A 5-foot-11, 150-pound lean frame with plenty of room to add size and strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a balanced, slightly wide set-up with some bend in his knees and rhythm in his hands. Uses a smooth gradual load and heel lift with late heel plant for timing, path is short to the ball and flat through extension. In BP, shows a middle to pull, flat/ground ball approach, mostly barrels, 78 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.51 60. Defensively, shows soft hands, average feet, deliberate actions. Arm action is clean and loose, 3/4 slot, 79 mph, some accuracy.

Braeden McKee SS / 2B / Durant, OK / 2018

A developing 5-foot-10, 145-pound frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a wide, slightly front foot heavy, quiet set-up. Uses a foot lift and replace stride, arm-bar load, flat path through contact, some length. In BP, found his rhythm late, barreling some balls in the middle, flat approach, 78 mph exit velo. Defensively, shows deliberate actions, average hands, throws from a 3/4 slot, short arm stroke, 74 mph. In the game, went 0-for-4.

Jake McMurray SS / 2B / Bishop Kelley , OK / 2018

A lean 6-foot-1, 165-pound frame with plenty of room to add size and strength. The right-handed hitter bats from a back leg heavy, open, quiet set-up. Uses a smooth, gradual load with a slight arm bar, shows a slightly uphill path with a high finish. In BP, has an all fields approach, mostly flat with occasional lift, mostly barrels, 89 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.1 60. An advanced defender with rhythm and quick twitch movements, excellent hands, and all around confident actions with a good clock. In the game, was 0-for-4 with two walks and a stolen base.

Blake McQuain 2B / RHP / Dale, OK / 2018

A 5-foot-10, 155-pound lean frame with wiry strength and room to add size. Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from a quiet, balanced, and athletic stance with slight rhythm throughout. Uses a slight hanging leg kick with a moderate stride, flat path through extension with some bat speed. In BP, shows a mostly flat, opposite field approach with some ground balls to the pull side, mostly barrels, 87 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.0 60. Defensively, shows average hands and feet, gets rid of the ball quickly from a 3/4 slot, 76 mph, some accuracy. In the game, went 2-for-3 with two singles.

Drew Miller 2B / 1B / Pryor, OK / 2018

A 6-foot-1, 175-pound lean frame with some strength and room to add more. Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from a narrow, upright, slightly back foot heavy set-up with rhythm throughout. Uses a rocking load with a moderate leg kick and stride for timing, short to the ball with a high finish. In BP, shows an all fields, flat approach, barreling almost every ball, one of the best rounds of the day, 82 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.04 60. Defensively, shows advanced hands with slightly above average feet, some range. Throws from a high-3/4 slot, short arm stroke, 74 mph. In the game, went 2-for-4 with a triple, single, and two fly outs, barreling the ball all four times.  

Bryce Mosier 2B / 2B / Moore, OK / 2018

A 5-foot-10, 150-pound lean frame with some room to size and strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an upright and relaxed shoulder width stance. Uses a gradual coiling load and a quick stride for timing, flat path through extension, some bat speed. In BP, shows an opposite field, flat approach, some barrels, 79 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.53 60. Defensively, shows good hands and average feet, throws from a 3/4 slot, 73 mph with accuracy. In the game, went 1-for-3 with a double.

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