OKC Select Wood Bat League Scout Blog: Choctaw vs Fuel

Andy Urban
Oklahoma Scouting Director

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Game One: 12-5  Choctaw
Game Two: 14-2 Choctaw

OK Fuel
Nolan Gagnon, LHP, Guthrie, 2020

A 5-foot-10, 175-pound left-hander with strength for his age. On the mound, works from an average tempo, high leg kick, big arm circle, and delivers from a 3/4 slot. Fastball sits 72-74 mph, flashes some arm-side run.  Breaking ball has slurve action, 58-61 mph. Offensively, left-handed hitter, middle-pull approach, some strength in the hands.  Relaxed, wide set-up, knee-knock leg kick, arm bar load, flat path through contact. Gagnon had a pair of base hits to the right side and two RBI to go along with two strikeouts on the mound. 

Riley Miller, 1B/RHP, Yukon HS, 2020
A 6-foot, 190-pound frame.  Though he did have a couple hits on the day, Miller shined as pitcher. On the mound, the right-handed pitcher works from a controlled delivery with a defined balance point, up-down- and out leg kick, and a short, clean, high-3/4 arm action. Pitched off a fastball that sat 79-81 mph with some deception.

Gabriel Williams, OF/RHP, Washington HS, 2020
A 6-foot-2, 175-pound athletic frame with wiry strength, long limbs, very projectable. Offensively, right-handed hitter, all fields approach, advanced bat speed for his age. A quiet, upright stance with some rhythm in the hands, a toe-tap load, smooth, on-plane  swing, short to contact with good extension. On the mound, Williams uses a fluid, up-tempo, low effort delivery, high leg kick, clean arm actions, high-3/4 slot,  and upright finish. Fast keeps its plane at 73-77 mph. Curveball shows good spin and depth with 11/5 shape, 67-69 mph. Defensively, good routes, hands ,and footwork in the outfield. Also athletic enough to catch and play third base.  Hit a double to both gaps and a pair of walks on the day.

Choctaw Jackets (all players from Choctaw HS)
Angel Ackerman, OF, 2020
A 5-foot-8, 150-pound athletic build. Offensively, right-handed hitter, middle pull approach, good barrel control. Athletic, balanced set-up, hands in front of his body with some rhythm, short stride, extremely short to the ball, flat bat path. Defensively, covers ground in the outfield very well, good runner.  Had four singles and an RBI on the day.

Chaz Atwood, INF/RHP, 2019
A 5-foot-5, 150-pound athletic build. On the mound, works from a below average tempo, controlled delivery with some rhythm, high leg kick, high-3/4 slot. Fastball sits 80-82 and touches 83 mph, flat with above average control.  Slide had 10/4 shape at 66-67 mph. Offensively, right-handed hitter, middle of the field approach, good hand eye. Set-up is slightly open with slight squat, rhythm in the hands, flat path through contact. Atwood had three hits and two walks on the day offensively.

Logan Cresswell, OF, 2019
A 5-foot-7, 158-pound frame.  Offensively, right-handed hitter, middle of the field approach, some bat speed. Athletic set-up, big knee-knock leg, short to contact, high finish. Defensively, good actions and reads in the outfield. Cresswell had three hits on the day including a home run to left. He also made a spectacular diving catch in left field.  

Cooper Harris, C, 2020
A 6-foot-1, 180-pound lean, physically advanced catcher.  Offensively, all field approach, some strength in the hands. Quiet, upright set-up, rocking load, short stride, quality leg drive, with a smooth, mostly flat bat path.  Defensively, an advanced catcher with soft hands, flexible hips, quiet receiving, and blocks well. Throws consistent 2.00-2.20 pop times in-game with above average accuracy, mostly clean and quick exchanges. Does not drop baseballs. In-game, Cooper had three hits, two RBI, and two stolen bases.

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