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Corpus Christi Open: Quick Hits

Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - We had a fantastic trip down to south Texas for the first event in Corpus Christi. Roughly thirty players attended. Profile pictures and statistics have already been updated in profiles and videos will go up within the week. For now, here is a quick look at some of the top players from yesterday.

QuIck Hits

+ 2020 RHP/SS Gray Harrison (Westlake HS) was a standout this summer at the PBR Texas Limited Series Tournament, and the South Texas Underclass Games. On Sunday, Harrison continued to impress, pitching at 85-86 from a high slot with a relatively loose arm swing. His curveball has tight rotation and drops off the table with 12/6 rotation at 71-72. Also worth mentioning, he ran a 7.12 60-yard dash and threw 90 mph across the infield.

+ University of Pittsburgh commit, 2021 C Christopher Bernal (McAllen HS) posted some of the top pop times of day with an ultra-fast exchange (1.93, 1.94, 1.94, 2.01, and 2.08). The right-handed hitter has good energy in his hack with loose hands and rhythm, he posted an exit velocity of 94 mph.

+ 2020 C Scott Siebenthall (King HS) is a young backstop that should soon start to turn the heads of college coaches. At 6-foot, 170-pounds, Siebenthall is not done developing physically and has large, strong hands. Highly accurate arm behind the plate, threw strikes to second base with a top velocity from the crouch of 76 mph and pop times of 2.0-2.18. The right-handed hitter has loose hands and rhythm at the plate, he made hard contact in the middle of the field.

+ Really like the way 2021 SS Luke Smith (Calallen HS) moves on the infield. He has a quick first step, plays through the ball with rhythm, has quick-soft hands, and an elbow dominant arm stroke. The ball sticks in his glove and everything happens in the mid-line of his body. Smith also ran a 7.14 60-time.

+ 2020 SS Parker Tennill (Calallen HS) has a projectable frame at 6-foot-1, 184-pounds. The right-handed hitter showed strength at the plate during BP with hard contact and lift from a tall setup. Although he worked out in the outfield, Tennil looks good on the infield, showing the kind of actions that stand out for a bigger kid. The overall measurable do not jump off the page, but the actions and swing make him a player to follow.

+ 2020 RHP Derek Saenz (King HS) had the best fastball velocity of the day, topping out once at 89 mph. Working from a high slot, he pitched at 86-87 mph with tilt. Although his curveball was inconsistent at 75-78, he did flash one with sharp break at 74 mph from the stretch. Mixed in a 78-80 mph changeup.

+ Another standout from earlier this summer is 2020 RHP Oscar Zepeda (Incarnate Word Academy). The right-hander has a clean arm swing from a ¾-ish slot, with a short circle and elbow dominant arm action. Fastball shows life at 82-84, slider has good 10/4 shape at 72-73, and he has feel for a changeup with arm side fade at 77-78. We have seen Zepeda up to 86 this summer, and the pitchability is already there.

+ 2019 OF/RHP Hunter Nevilles (Calallen HS) has quick hands at the plate and took a solid round of batting practice with a simple, balanced approach, short, clean path through contact, and an exit velocity of 88 mph. He threw with carry from the outfield, and was up to 85 mph on the mound.

+ 2019 1B Dave Wilson (Akins HS) and 2019 C/3B Dylan Butcher (C.E. King HS) both were on a mission during batting practice, inflicting damage as the impacted the baseball and launched home runs. At 6-foot-1, 205-pounds, Wilson has a strong frame, plays low at first base, threw 88 across the diamond and 91 from the outfield. After posting an exit velocity of 91 mph off the tee, the right-handed hitter showed some sneaky pop, launching three home runs to left - and - left-centerfield. At 6-foot-1, 215-pounds, Butcher has a muscular, broad shouldered frame. Butcher ran a 7.14 60-yard dash, then hammered balls from the middle-to pull side with a top exit velocity of 98 mph, including two home runs. The right-handed hitter uses a controlled leg kick to generate significant leverage, he also posted a top velocity from the crouch of 74 mph with pop times ranging from 2.12-2.15.

+ 2019 2B Brandon Deleon (Veterans Memorial HS) has solid footwork as he plays through the ball with rhythm, he has a clean arm stroke and makes the one-handed play with ease. At the plate, Deleon flashed pop and rhythm with a top velocity of 91 mph off the bat.

+ 2020 SS Jacob Evangelista (Klein Collins HS) moves well at shortstop with smooth footwork, an accurate arm from different slots, and a quick release. Plays catch at a high level, and has quick hands at the plate.

+ 2020 RHP Seth Trevino (Klein Collins HS) has a long, clean arm swing from a ¾ slot. His pitched at 81-82, topping out at 84. Throws a slurve at 71-73 with short, late break and 10/4 shape.

+ 2019 RHP Camden Guarnere (Barbers Hill HS) works from an over the top slot with some deception in his delivery and arm stroke. The fastball has arm side life at 80-82, threw a couple of quality sliders with short, late break at 73-74, and throws his changeup with same arm speed and fade at 72-75

+ 2019 C/1B Tuffy Dornburg (Goliad HS) stands 6-foot-1, 190-pounds, with a strong, muscular frame. He took solid round of batting practice, making hard contact in the middle of the field, and launching a home run. The right-handed hitter has a muscular frame at

+ 2019 SS Gilbert Mata (McAllen HS) ran the fastest 60 of the day with a 6.99. He has great footwork on the infield, plays low on the backhand, can play on the run, and has an accurate arm.

+ 2020 OF Aaron Munson (Claudia Taylor Johnson HS) threw 90 mph from the outfield and the left-handed hitter has quick-loose hands with an exit velocity of 86 mph.

+ 2020 LHP Jose Amador (King HS) might have only thrown his fastball 75-77, but he also throws a 1/7 shaped slider at 70-72 mph, and he can command three pitches for strikes, including his 73-75 mph changeup.

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