OKC Select Wood Bat League Scout Blog: Rebels, Reckless, and Dirtybirds

Andy Urban 
Oklahoma Scouting Director

Game One- Team Reckless vs OK Rebels
1-3 Rebels
Game Two- Dirtybirds vs  OK Rebels
0-14 Rebels
Game Three-Dirtybirds vs Team Reckless
0-6 Reckless

Alex Andrews, RHP, Edmond Santa Fe HS (2018)
A 5-foot-11, 175-pound lean frame with room to add strength. A very repeatable smooth delivery with good rhythm, high-3/4 slot, finishes to first base side. Fastball shows consistent run, 74-78 mph, controlled. Curveball used sparingly, 69 mph, showed depth. Changeup has good fade, 71 mph. All three pitches for strikes. Defensively, good angles, sure hands, accurate arm with carry, clean actions, natural instincts. Made tough backhand plays look routine. Offensively, right-handed hitter, middle-pull approach, stays behind the baseball. Upright open stance, leg kick, level plane through contact.

Ryan Knutson, RHP/OF, Edmond Santa Fe HS (2018)
A 5-foot-11, 160 muscular build, broad shoulders. Offensively, right-handed hitter, middle- pull approach, strength in his hands. A balanced, athletic set-up, produces back spin at times, some bat speed and bat strength, aggressive swings. A good runner, 4.18 home-to-first on a bunt. On the mound, a rhythmic delivery, moderate leg kick, full arm circle, over the top slot, a bit stiff. Fastball sits 76-77 mph, slight downhill action.  Curveball flashes good spin, 12/6 shape, 64-65 mph.  Knutson had two doubles to the pull side gap on the day  along with a few shutdown innings on the mound.

J.T. Ray, RHP,  Edmond Santa Fe HS (2018)
A 6-foot-4, 210-pound strong, athletic build. Works from an up-tempo delivery, a bit stiff with above average effort, strides slightly open. Arms action is long in the back, some quickness, 3/4 slot. Fastball flashes arm-side run 78-82 mph and touches  83 mph. A true slider, 10/4 shape, late depth 68-70 mph. Changeup thrown full arm speed, good fade, 67 mph. Fielded his position well. Offensively, right-handed hitter, middle approach, strength in his hands.  Hits from a balanced, athletic stance, slight bend at the waist, moderate leg kick, hand pump for timing, on plane swing through finish.  In-game Ray had two singles up the middle, a double to the pull-gap, and threw two clean innings.

Will Krywicki, OF, Oklahoma Christian Academy (2018)
A 5-foot-6, 135-pound frame. Offensively, left-handed hitter, middle-oppo approach, gets out of the box well. Open, athletic stance with good rhythm, short to the ball, handsy swing. Ran a 4.21 home-to-first on a swing. Defensively, covers a lot of ground in the outfield. Krywicki ended his day with three hits, a walk, and a couple stolen bases.

Gunner Coffey, C, Pioneer Pleasant Vale HS (2019)
A 5-foot-7, 185-pound  frame. Offensively, right-handed hitter, middle of the field approach. Balanced, slightly open stance, moderate leg kick and stride, some length in the swing. Defensively, average receiver, 2.35 between innings pop time. On the day, three line drive hits and  two  walks.

Blake Hogan, OF, Moore HS (2019)
A 5-foot-5, 120-pound frame. Offensively, right-handed hitter, middle of the field approach. Hits from an  upright, open, back leg heavy stance, moderate leg kick, lays the bat flat and pulls it through the zone. Ran a  4.47 home-to-first.  Hogan had four hit on the day, all in the middle of the field, including and in-the-park home run. 

Dylan Rein, RHP/OF, Moore HS (2019)
A 5-foot-10, 175-pound frame with a thick lower half. On the mound, a submarine pitcher, clean delivery, some athleticism, repeatable. Fastball sits 68-71 mph, late sink , good control down in the zone. Offensively, right-handed hitter middle-pull approach. Balanced set-up, short to the ball, shows good hand eye.  Rein had two hits on the day. From the rubber, he induced weak contact and had hitters off balance in a clean inning of work.

Dylan Davis, RHP, Moore HS (2019)
A 5-foot-11, 150-pound  lean frame. On the mound, athletic delivery with good rhythm, full arm circle, over the top slot, sinks into front side. Fastball keeps its plane, 71-73 mph. Curveball rolls, 65-66 mph. Davis stuck out four in six scoreless innings.

Brandon Gomez, OF, Moore HS (2020)

A 5-foot-11, 165-pound frame with room to add size and strength. Offensively, right-handed hitter, all fields approach. A wide, upright stance with low hands, coil load, small stride, late heal plant for timing. Swings stays flat an on plane though contact.  Defensively, average routes, good body control, making two diving catches. In-game, hit two balls hard back up the middle. 

Josh McNeil, RHP, Minco HS (2020)

A 5-foot-10, 155-pound lean frame. Works from a moderate tempo with good rhythm, small, tight arm circle, high-3/4 slot, above average effort. Fastball shows slight arm-side run, 73-76 mph. Curveball has 11/5 shape and flashes depth at 63-65mph. Changeup has some fade, 63 mph. McNeil stuck out four batters in five solid innings on the mound.

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