The Hotlist: 2019 Overall Rankings Risers
March 30, 2017
By Nathan Rode and PBR Staff
Chris Chaney, RHP, Saint James HS, MD
Chaney made a jump this winter, going from sitting 83-86 to 85-88. He has been pitching in that range this spring thus far. He stands at 6 feet with some projection. He has a short, quick arm action and pitches with some effort. Chaney adds an advanced breaking ball with sharp action and 11/5 shape to make for an advanced two-pitch combination in the 2019 class.
Cam Cox, RHP/OF, Hesston HS, KS
Cox stands at 5-foot-10, 160 pounds and runs a 6.95-second 60. He’s a quick-twitch athlete with an athletic build. At the plate, he has a balanced set-up with a short stride and some rhythm in his hands. He has a loose, quick and over-the-top arm action in the outfield. On the mound, he has a smooth delivery and throws downhill, topping out at 85 and working at 83-85. His fastball shows cutting action at times and his arm slot will drop at times, but he’s mostly over the top. His curveball has 11/5 shape at 67-68 and early break. His changeup is 73-75. He throws with some effort and has a quick arm ...