OK Winter Showcase: Corner Infielders Analysis


Andy Urban
Oklahoma Scouting Director

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Prep Baseball Report Oklahoma hosted the OK Winter Showcase at the state of the art World Baseball Outreach indoor facility in Tulsa, OK. This invite only event featured 40 of the top players from every class in Oklahoma. Each player participated in a pro style showcase to get all the measurables where the PBR staff and multiple colleges and pro scouts had the chance to watch them live.    

Today we look at the corner infielders from the event. Though a few of them are skilled two-way players, they will be covered here as pitchers only, with other positional analysis to come later. 

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John Baer LHP / 1B / Edmond Santa Fe, OK / 2018

Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from an upright, open, and relaxed set-up with some rhythm in his hands. Uses a short load, sinking slightly into his back side before launching his hands on a flat path to contact and a high finish with strength and some bat speed. In BP, shows an opposite to middle of the field approach with occasional lift and advanced pop, mostly barrels, 88 mph exit velo. Runs a 8.02 60. Defensively, shows consistent hands, some stiffness around the bag, 68 mph to second base with accuracy.  

Caleb Case LHP / 1B / Stillwater, OK / 2019

 A 6-foot-1, 195-pound frame with with strength throughout. Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from a wide and athletic stance with rhythm throughout. Uses a slight knee-knock leg kick with an arm boar load, some length in the swing with very quick hands and strength. In BP, shows a flat and pull approach with occasional lift and advanced pop, almost all barrels, 92 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.09 60. Defensively, shows athletic actions with excellent lateral movement and quick arm from a short and low slot, 78 mph with accuracy.   

Gus Collins RHP / 1B / Pryor, OK / 2019

A physically advanced 6-foot-3, 215-pound frame with strength throughout. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from and open and slightly knee-knocked, quiet set-up. Uses a very gradual and smooth load and small leg lift before launching his hands on a slightly uphill path with some length. In BP, shows a pull approach with lift and advanced pop from bat speed and strength, mostly barrels, 89 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.76 60. Defensively, shows aggressive actions around the bag with steady hands, arm action has moderate length with advanced arm strength, throwing 85 mph to second on the double player turn from first. 

Cooper McMurray 1B / LHP / Bishop Kelley , OK / 2020

A physically advanced 6-foot-3, 215-pound frame with strength. Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from an open, knock-kneed, and slightly back leg heavy set-up with some rhythm in his hands. Uses smooth load with an arm-bar  and moderate stride before launching his hands on an uphill path with some length and strength. In BP, shows a pull approach with advanced pop, lift, and plenty of bat speed, mostly barrels, 87 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.71 60. Defensively, is light on his feet, makes plays cleanly and consistently, arm action is short and loose with excellent accuracy to second base at 76 mph. 

Diego Ramirez 3B / RHP / Bethany , OK / 2019

A 5-foot-11, 200-pound durable frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a quiet and open stance with a slight crouch. Uses a moderate leg kick load before launching his hands on an efficient path to the ball with quickness and a high finish. In BP, shows a mostly flat, pull approach, almost all barrels, hand strength, and much more pop than his 81 mph exit velo would suggest. Ramirez has made huge strides and looks to continue to get better. Runs a 7.76 60. Defensively, shows confident actions with clean footwork, soft and consistent hands, and makes the slow roller player with ease. Arm action has some length, developing accuracy, 77 mph across the diamond. 

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