OK Top Prospect Games Analysis: Outfielders



 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. The 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 last few weeks, we have been taking an in-depth look at each player from the event position by position. Though many of the athletes today are two-way players, they will be cover here as outfielders. 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.

Outfielders

 

Collin Armstrong OF / RHP / Choctaw, OK / 2018

A 5-foot-11, 160-pound lean and athletic frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an open, athletic, back leg heavy set-up with rhythm in his hands. Uses a big, knee-knock leg kick and slight hand pump load, flat path through extension with some bat speed. In BP, shows a middle of the field, flat approach, all barrels, arguably the best round of the day, exit velo of 86 mph. Runs a 6.92 60. Defensively, shows athletic, confident, clean, and aggressive actions. Throws from a high-3/4 slot with a loose arm and accuracy, 87 mph. In the game, went 0-for-4 with a walk and an RBI.


Mason Carrier OF / 1B / Edmond North, OK / 2018

A 6-foot, 190-pound frame with strength throughout. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an open, relaxed, narrow set-up with rhythm in his hands. Uses a moderate knee-knock leg kick and late barrel tilt load, uphill bat path with strength and bat speed. In BP, shows a gap-to-gap approach with some lift, mostly barrels, 99 mph exit velo. Ran a 7.72 at this event, but has been as quick as a 6.91 on a laser timer. Defensively, in the outfield, shows clean and deliberate actions, throws from a high-3/4 slot with a moderate arm stroke, 80 mph with some carry. Also athletic enough to play first base with advanced actions and soft hands. In the game, went 0-for-4 with an RBI, hammering a ball to left-field. 


Zac Green OF / RHP / McLoud, OK / 2018

A 6-foot-1, 170-pound lean frame with plenty of room to add size and strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a slightly wide, upright and balanced stance with rhythm in his hands. Uses a big load, short stride, flat path through contact with some length. In BP, shows a middle to opposite field approach, some barrels, 80 mph exit velo. Runs a 6.95 60. Defensively, made plays in the outfield, uses a long arm action and a quick shuffle step on throw, 80 mph. In the game, went 2-for-3 including a hard hit single to center field on a curveball.   


Ryan Knutson OF / RHP / Edmond Santa Fe, OK / 2018

A lean 5-foot-11, 175-pound frame with room to add size and strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an upright and quiet stance with low set hands. Uses a small load and stride, very short to the ball with a high finish and loose hands. In BP, shows a middle of the field, flat approach and consistent barrels, solid round, 83 mph exit velo. An advanced runner, runs a 6.86 60. Defensively, shows confident actions, tracks the ball well, throws with a long arm circle with an over the top slot, 81 mph with accuracy and some carry. In the game, put two impressive throws on the bag to get a runner at third and a runner at home, both from center field to go along with a great sliding catch. Also, went 1-for-4 with a single and hard line out to second.


Benjamin MacNaughton SS / OF / Edmond North, OK / 2018

A lean and athletic 6-foot, 160-pound frame with plenty of room to add size and strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an open, athletic set-up. Uses a small leg lift, smooth load, and short stride, flat path through contact with loose and quick hands. In BP, shows a middle to pull, flat approach, mostly barrels, 84 mph exit velo. An advanced runner, 6.82 60. Defensively, in the infield, shows above average feet with smooth actions and soft hands, advanced range as well. Shows the ability to throw from multiple slots with some accuracy, 75 mph. In the outfield, shows athletic and clean actions with excellent closing speed. Could play both positions at the next level. In the game, went 2-for-3 with two singles and two stolen bases, getting good jumps.  


Brandon Rutledge OF / LHP / McAlester, OK / 2018

A 5-foot-8, 150-pound lean athletic frame with quick twitch actions. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an athletic, open stance with rhythm throughout. Uses a short toe tap stride to get back to even before striding forward, shows quick hands and some bat speed. In BP, shows an all fields, flat approach, mostly barrels, good round, 86 mph exit velo. Ran a 6.89 60. Defensively, shows quick twitch and fluid actions, takes a step to gather for the throw before showing a fast and strong arm with some accuracy,  83 mph. Though all of Rutledge's measurables were a tick down at this event, they will surely raise back up and beyond as he continues to put on size and strength. In the game, was 0-for-4 despite putting a couple good swings on balls.    


Brock Schreiner SS / OF / Choctaw, OK / 2018

A 6-foot, 165-pound lean frame with quick twitch actions. Offensively, uses a front foot heavy set-up with rhythm in his hands. Uses a smooth rocking load with a slight hanging leg kick for timing, bat path is flat to contact with a high finish with some hand strength and bat speed. In BP, shows a middle to opposite field approach with some lift, some barrels, 87 mph exit velo. An advanced runner, 6.69 60. Defensively, tracks the ball well with excellent closing speed and natural athleticism. Throws from a short arm stroke, high-3/4 slot with carry and some accuracy.


Seth Sims OF / 2B / Woodward , OK / 2018

A 6-foot, 185-pound broad shouldered frame with some strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an open, quiet set-up with some bend in his knees. Uses a big hanging leg kick with a hand pump load and an uphill path with some bat speed, solid leg drive as well. In BP, shows a middle to opposite field approach with consistent lift, stays inside the baseball, mostly barrels, 86 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.01 60. Defensively, shows aggressive actions with active feet, charges the ball well, throws from an over the top slot with some accuracy, 76 mph. In the game, got hard contact twice going 2-for-3 with two singles.


Jalen Smith OF / LHP / Norman North, OK / 2018

A 5-foot-11, 185-pound proportional frame with strength throughout. Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from an open, slightly knee-knocked set-up with rhythm in his high-set hands. Uses a smooth arm-bar load with a short stride, slightly uphill path with strength and some bat speed. In BP, shows an all fields approach with pop and some lift, mostly barrels, a very solid round, 90 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.47 60. Defensively, clean and confident actions in the outfield, accurate arm with some carry from an over the top slot, 78 mph. In the game, found consistent barrels, going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

 

Chase Wetwiska RHP / OF / Bethany, OK / 2018

A 6-foot-2, 185-pound athletic frame with strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a wide, even stance with rhythm in his hands. Uses a rocking load, slight leg lift, and a short stride, short to the ball with a high finish and good extension. In BP, shows consistent lift with pull pop, one of the best rounds of the day, 87 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.32 60. Defensively, shows aggressive up-tempo actions, charges the ball well, possesses arm strength with some accuracy, 84 mph. In the game, went 2-for-4 with an RBI double off the left field wall.


Matthew Yates OF / Cushing , OK / 2018

A physically mature 5-foot-9, 185-pound frame with strength. Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from a back leg heavy set-up with some bend in his knees and rhythm in his hands. Uses a short, simple load with a small leg kick for timing, flat bat path through contact. In BP, shows a flat/ground ball approach to the pull gap, some barrels, 84 mph exit velo. Runs an 8.21 60. Defensively, is active in the outfield, charges the ball well, throws from an over the top slot, some accuracy and carry, 76 mph. In the game, went 2-for-4 with a double to the opposite field gap.



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