DFW Fall I.D.: Quick Hits


Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

PLANO, TX - It never fails, the talent in Texas is always impressive, and Saturday revealed more quality depth in both the 2020 and 2021 class, along with several 2019 standouts. Statistics have already been uploaded into players profiles, with video to follow this week. For now, lets take a look at just a few of the players that had impressive performance.


Uncommitted Seniors

2019 LHP/1B Jackson Braun (Grapevine Faith) has a strong, projectable frame at 6-foot-4, 204-pounds. The left-handed hitter hit a home run foul to the pull side and has smooth actions at first base. Topped out at 85 on the mound, sitting mostly 81-83, and spun a 67 mph curveball.

2019 Fabian Bernal (John Paul Stevens HS) is still not done filling out his 5-foot-11, 160-pound frame. The left-handed hitter took a quality round of BP, lacing balls through from the middle to pull side of the field, and launched a home run. He has quick-strong hands with good lag in the zone that creates easy whip and a loose finish.

2019 OF Jacob Bushnell (Marcus HS) has a strong, muscular frame at 5-foot-11, 175-pounds. The right-handed hitter posted a 94 mph exit velocity, threw 86 from the outfield, and ran a 6.93 60-yard dash.

2019 C Cole Stewart (Royse City HS) threw thigh high strikes on the bag at second base with pop times of 2.14, 2.19, 2.19, 2.15, and 2.21. The ball comes out clean with good carry and a top velocity from the crouch of 75 mph.

2019 3B/1B Kalen Clark (Coppell HS) hammered the ball around the yard during BP, including a home run. The right-handed hitter has pull side pop with natural lift.

Position Players and 2-way guys

2021 C Nick Lazzara (Dallas Jesuit) is a switch-hitting catcher with strength, rhythm, and feel for the barrel from both sides of the plate. His batting practice was impressive to say the least, and he posted pop times of 2.04-2.1 with a top velocity from the crouch of 78 mph.

2021 C/RHP Creed Willems (Aledo HS) threw bullets from behind the plate and on the mound. After posting pop times of 1.93-2.04 with a top velocity from the crouch of 79 mph, the right-hander topped out at 90 on the bump, sitting mostly 87-88, with a 78 mph curveball and 78-79 mph changeup.

2020 SS Cason Gregory (Cleburne HS) has smooth actions at shortstop with quick footwork, and a loose arm swing at 81 mph across the diamond. The right-handed hitter has a fluid swing with quick hands, and made hard contact during BP

2020 OF/LHP Will Sisk (Aledo HS) has an athletic, broad-shouldered frame at 6-foot, 170-pounds. The left-handed hitter showed quick hands at the plate and moves easy in the outfield with a loose, clean arm stroke. Made several plays in the outfield during BP, running with an easy stride.

2020 OF Henry Cooper Huspen (Allen HS) is listed at 6-foot-2, 156-pounds, with a wiry-strong frame, and looks as if he could do double digit pullups without stopping. The right-handed hitter has quick hands and posted an exit velocity of 88 mph, threw 86 from the outfield, and ran the fastest 60 time of the day with a 6.83 clip.

2021 LHP/OF Tyler Schott (Marcus HS) is a confident two-way player. The right-handed hitter has simple rhythm with a balanced leg kick and posted an exit velocity of 91 mph with a loose hack. On the mound, the left-hander works from a low-¾ slot with a quick arm swing. His fastball was 81-84 with arm side run, and he spins his breaking ball at 67-70 mph.

2020 OF/RHP Dawson Goheen (McKinney Boyd HS) has an athletic, quick twitch frame at 6-foot-1, 165-pounds. On the mound, the right-hander topped out at 85, pitching 81-84 with arm side life. His changeup has good arm side fade at 73-78 mph, and his curveball has short, late 10/4 break at 72-74 mph. A two-way player, Goheen threw 88 from the outfield with outstanding carry, posted an 89 exit velocity and ran a 7.18 60-yard dash.

2021 1B/RHP Joshua Barnhouse (Prosper HS) has a very projectable frame at 6-foot-5, 210-pounds. His fastball topped out at 83, sitting mostly 80-81 mph. Shows feel for spin with a 71-72 mph curveball and a 75-76 mph slider.

2020 SS Gage West (Plano West HS) has an aggressive hack with strength and snap in his hands. The right-handed hitter took a solid round of BP and showed quick feet on the infield. 

Pitchers

2021 RHP Cade Vestal (Frisco Liberty HS) is going to be fun to watch over the next couple of years. At 6-foot-2, approximately 200-pounds, the right-hander has a sturdy frame with a long arm swing from a ¾ slot that produces heavy bowling ball sink at 84-86 mph. Plus feel for a 71-72 mph breaker with 10/4 shape. The changeup is also plus with heavy arm side sink at 74-75 mph.

2021 LHP Chandler Benson (Frisco Liberty HS) has clean arm swing with a low effort delivery. His fastball was 76-80 mph, but its easy to dream that there is more in the tank with natural maturation over the next few years.

2021 LHP Micky Scheetz (Marcus HS) showed good arm side life on his fastball at 79-81, with a quality changeup at 71-73 mph, and a 2/8 curveball at 70 mph.

2020 RHP Reed Gallant (Marcus HS) works from a high slot and topped out at 86 mph, sitting mostly 83-85. His curveball flashes tight rotation with 12/6 shape at 70-72 mph.

2020 LHP Bristol Carson (Guyer HS) was 81-83 from a high-¾ slot with a clean arm swing and relative ease down the mound. Curveball was 69-70 the first three times he threw it, but flashed a 75 from the stretch.

2020 RHP Caleb Cain (Heath HS) was 81-84 from a high slot with a long arm swing and quick hand out front that allows him to create angle on a fastball that jumps out of his hand. The curveball was only 66 mph, but has quality downer shape.

2020 RHP Collier Mershon (Marcus HS) has good feel for four pitches with a quick arm swing. Fastball was 81-83 mph, changeup 73-74, curveball 69-70, and a legit forkball that drops off the table at 70-72 mph.

2021 RHP David Loza (Irving HS) has a long-limbed, projectable frame at 6-foot-3, 160-pounds. The right-hander provides for a different look, working from a high slot, he gets inside his fastbal, creating steep angle with arm side sink at 76 mph. His slider is a quality pitch with short, late, 11/5 break at 66-68 mph.

2020 RHP Hunter Davis (Marcus HS) has an athletic delivery and a quick arm swing. His fastball was 83-85 mph, and he showed feel fro a 71-72 mph changeup.

 

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