DFW Fall Prospect ID: Quick Hits

Phil Haig
Texas Scouting Director

PLANO, T.X. –With the fall season winding down, the DFW Fall Prospect I.D served as the last event on our fall schedule. Despite many players shutting down for the season, this is event had no shortage of talent on display from the 2020-2024 classes. Our featured Quick Hits Notebook provides a quick but thorough look at some of the standouts. 

No. 63 ranked OF/LHP Brayden Sharp (The Woodlands), showed why he is arguably one of the top 2023 prospects in the state. Highly projectable frame at 6-foot-1, 150-pounds, that will continue to fill out physically. Ran a 6.98 60, lined balls with backspin in his round of BP. On the mound, he sat 81-83 with an athletic tempo and a long arm path with a loose arm. Was able to also flash a CH at 76 with some late fade, as well as a CB at 67 mph with tight spin and late depth.  Sharp is an athlete with a high ceiling as a baseball player and will continue to make jumps as he matures both on the mound and as a position player.



2021 C/RHP Hudson Parker (Rowlett) is an all-around baseball player. Showed some pull-side power with a 93 EV. Hammered balls in round of BP, including two bombs. Quick exchanges behind the dish with pop times of 2.01-2.12. On the mound, had an athletic tempo throughout the delivery with a high glove side, hiding the ball well. Was up to 87 on the day and showed some promise as an all around ball player on the day.

2022 RHP/3B Cole Carter (Flower Mound) was one of the more intriguing arms. Sat 80-83 with some arm side run and sink when it was right. Throws from a low 3/4 slot, strides open and has some effort in the delivery. Was able to flash a tight SL at 76 with late sharp action. 

2022 IF Tate Sloan (Rockwall) has an athletic frame at 6-foot, 155-pounds. On the infield, showed twitchy athletic defensive actions with a strong accurate arm across the diamond at 86. Seemed to play defense with a confidence, moved to the ball with sound footwork and the hands and feet really worked together well. 

2022 OF Cooper Schneider (Cleburne) strong, athletic outfielder that ran a 6.97 60. Took a solid round of BP naturally working the middle of the field and threw 84 from the OF. During BP Schneider showed a balanced athletic setup with a simple load and a flat swing with good extension through the baseball. Was able to use the middle of the field during his round of BP well.