Missouri Scout Blog: Week 1 & 2 Games
March 30, 2023
The Missouri Scout Blog provides insider information and scouting notes from the PBR Scouting Staff during the season. This running blog will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects, and anything else that is notable. We will provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations, velocities, pop times, home to first times, and more. Simply put, the Missouri Scout Blog is loaded with information …
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Jackson Akin, INF, Lee’s Summit West, 2024
A physically advanced and broad shouldered sophomore with a mature feel for the game, Akin is middle of the order difference maker for Lee’s Summit West. The right-handed hitter uses a short and efficient swing with a high finish to attack gaps. Akin has already shown the ability to handle high-end high school arms and is going to be a high follow prospect.
Kai Bennett, RHP, Liberty, 2023
Bennett did what we are so used to seeing from the Washburn commit. The right-hander was up to 87 on a frozen day and found a way to still command 3 pitches for strikes, keeping hitters off balance.
Dane Bjorn, LHP, Lindbergh, 2023
Tennessee signee. 6-foot-2, 190-pound well-proportioned athlete, starter’s look. Returns a 1.70 ERA and 104 strikeouts over 61 ⅔ innings pitched last season for the Flyers. Started for Lindbergh on a cold ‘Opening Day’, failing to allow an earned run over four innings, and striking out nine, while surrendering only a hit. Fastball sat 89-90 mph, spun a sharp curveball off it in the low-70s.
Alex Bryan, RHP, Francis Howell, 2024
6-foot, 160-pound lean, athletic frame. Came away from the Preseason All-State in February as an arrow-up prospect. Started on the mound for Francis Howell against Timberland, hurling five scoreless frames in a 9-0 win. Short quick arm action, comes out of a tight window. Fastball topped 88 mph a few times early on, sitting 84-87 mph throughout. Spun a short wrinkle slider with lateral spin at 76-77 mph, turned over a changeup with slight fading action at 79-80 mph to left-handed hitters. Competitor on the mound that’s comfortable throwing all three of his pitches for strikes. A name-to-know uncommitted junior from the St. Louis area.