All-State Games: Top Prospects

Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

On Saturday, October 28, some of the top talent in Texas met in Tomball to compete in the PBR Texas All-State Games. The event featured players from all four high school classes, including 2018 & 2019 grads, along with a select few 2020 & 2021 grads. Here are the Top 10 Prospects from that event.





3B / RHP / LIBERTY HILL, TX / 2019

Dallas Baptist recruit. Freeman has an athletic, strong frame at 6-foot-1, 182-pounds. The right-handed hitter had a great all-around day, he put on a power display in batting practice (93 mph exit) showing easy rhythm, and strong pull side pop. He starts from a tall, open stance with his hands up above his back shoulder. Early smooth load back, triggers his hands down, cocking the bat head over his head, then strides out, landing soft. Short path to ball, generates easy gap power with more to come. Uphill plane with a loose finish creates lift and carry, ball jumps off his bat. On the infield, he has more than enough arm strength to stay at third base in college, throwing 91 mph across the diamond. Plays through the ball with smooth footwork and soft hands. On the mound, the right-hander works from a high-¾ slot with a quick arm stroke. Athletic, drop and drive delivery with regular effort, lands in-line with front foot closed. Fastball sat mostly 89-90 mph with good late life, dropping only a couple times to 87 and 88. Flashes arm side sink on two-seamer. Sharp curveball at 75-77 mph with 11/5 shape and short downer break.




SS / 3B / MIDWAY, TX / 2019

Cornblum is a high level defender at shortstop with ultra-quick footwork, smooth actions and a strong, accurate arm across the infield (88 mph). He shows plus range as he moves with long strides, and an easy gate, gets to full speed quickly, has soft hands, excellent body control and can play on the run. The Wichita State recruit already has an athletic, lean, fast-twitch frame at 6-foot-1, 165-pounds, and has plenty of room to add more strength as he matures. Cornblum has separated himself as one of the top shortstops in the junior class, but his bat is also a tool that should allow him to transition quickly into the lineup for the Shockers. The right-handed hitter has a stacked, relaxed set-up at the dish with loose-quick hands and strength at contact (88 mph exit velo). Took a solid round of batting practice, shows excellent feel for the barrel with hard line drives through the middle of the field, and flashes pull side pop as he transfers through contact with a loose finish. Ran a 6.75 60-yard dash.




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