Prep Baseball Report

Fall Scout Blog: Baseball Warehouse Highlights

Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

Twitter: @PBR_Texas
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HOUSTON, TX - On Sunday, November 1st, Prep Baseball Report Texas was in attendance at Baseball Warehouse Scout Day at San Jacinto JC. Over 100 players attended the event, here are some of the highlights from that event.

Unsigned Seniors

+ 2018 RHP Andrew Cossio (Spring HS) is a primary outfielder that shows tons of upside on the mound. At 5-foot-11, 180-pounds, the right-hander works from a high slot with a long, quick arm stroke. Fastball comes out clean at 87-90 mph with average life. Showed good command of a 74 mph slider with 11/5 shape and good depth. With his ability to command two pitches for a strike, I would not expect Cossio to be on the market much longer.

+ We have a seen a good bit of 2018 LHP Duke Jordan (Hudson HS) this fall, and he continues to log quality outings each time. Jordan has a strong, muscular frame at 6-foot-2, 210-pounds and shows fast-twitch tools with a 6.91 60-yard dash and a 96 mph exit velocity. But his future is most likely on the mound, where the left-hander works from a high slot, commanding the zone with two pitches. His fastball has good downward angle and arm side run at 84-86 mph, and he also mixes in a deep breaking curveball from 66-70 mph.

+ 2018 RHP Brandon Pettinati (Klein HS) has a super projectable pitcher’s frame at 6-foot-5, 190-pounds and shows good tilt on his fastball at 84-86 mph, topping out at 87. For good measure he mixed in a 69-72 mph curveball with 11/5 shape, including one for a punchout. Earlier this fall we saw Pettinati get up to 89 mph in the Tomball Qualifier.

+ 2018 RHP Kyle Quinn (Horn HS) has a short, compact arm stroke with good command of his fastball at 85-86 mph. Quinn stands 6-foot-4, 185-pounds, his best off speed pitch is a slider with 10/4 shape and short break at 71-73 mph, he also mixes in a 66 mph curveball.

+ 2018 RHP John Chomko (Tomball Memorial HS) topped out at 87 mph, sitting mostly 84-86 mph from a low-¾ slot. His curveball has 10/4 shape at 73-76 mph, and he also throws a 79 mph changeup.


+ 2019 Cade Fontenot (Ft. Worth Christian HS) is a strike throwing left-hander that works from a ¾ slot with a short arm stroke. His fastball topped out at 87 mph once, working mostly in the 84-86 range. Ball gets on hitter quickly as Fontenot has some deception in his delivery. Shows good feel for spin with the ability to throw a both a sharp 1/7 curveball with depth at 70-71 mph, and a slider/cutter at 74-77 mph.

+ 2019 OF Luke Hammond (The Woodlands HS) is a Houston recruit with a high ceiling along with a strong, long-limbed, projectable frame at 6-foot-3, 190-pounds. At the All-State Games, Hammond ran a 6.99 60-yard dash and posted an exit velocity of 93 mph.

+ 2019 RHP Christian McCoy (Tomball HS) has an athletic frame at 6-foot, 185-pounds. The right-hander works from ¾ slot with a long, loose arm swing. His fastball ranged from 83-85 mph, topping out once at 86, and he spins a slider with good rotation and 10/4 shape at 73-74 mph. 2019 RHP Nathan Hamberg (George Ranch HS) has a an athletic, projectable frame at 6-foot-3, 200-pounds, and continues to impress on the mound. The right-hander showed good fastball command at 83-85 mph and throws a solid changeup with fastball arm speed at 73 mph. We first saw Hamberg at the South Texas Underclass Games where he was dominant with command of three pitches, all from the same window. 2019 RHP Dylan Savino (Westlake HS) has a clean arm stroke with life on his fastball at the bottom of the zone at 83-86 mph. He also throws a 69-71 mph curveball with 11/5 shape.

+ A number of position players stood out during the morning workout, including 2019 C Kamden Kelton (Stony Point HS). Kelton has a strong frame and made accurate throws from behind the plate with pop times of 2.0, 2.09, and 2.12. 2019 C Luke Johnson had a solid round of batting practice, showing strength and power to the pull side by running a couple of balls out of the yard, the junior also had a single to left field during the game. 2019 OF Jacob Wilson has a fast-twitch frame at 5-foot-6, 135-pounds. The junior ran a 6.95 60, and showed good athleticism and rhythm through the ball in the outfield. 2019 SS Jack Schell (St. Thomas HS) has a loose hack with life in his hands and shows solid fundamentals on the infield. 


+ 2020 SS/RHP Masyn Winn (Kingwood HS) is already a household name in the recruiting world. Winn is currently ranked No. 2 in Texas and No. 10 in the PBR Overall Rankings. Our scouting staff has seen him on several occasions throughout last year’s high school season and over the summer. On Sunday, the sophomore did not disappoint, mowing through hitters during his one inning of work. His fastball sat 90-91 mph with late life and gitty-up. His slider is a wipeout pitch 76-79 mph with tight rotation and sharp 11/5 depth. The right-hander also mixes in a 78-79 mph changeup with fastball arm speed. At shortstop, Winn has athletic, smooth actions and threw 93 mph across the diamond. Winn not only has the tools that separate him as one of the top players in the country, but the sophomore is also a true competitor, and the way he plays puts him ahead of his peers.

+ We have seen a good bit of 2020 C Bo Hogeboom (Argyle HS) this fall. The sophomore has a strong frame at 6-foot, 180-pounds, and shows outstanding arm strength behind the plate (78 mph) with pop times ranging from 1.87-2.01. A switch-hitter, Hogeboom has good barrel awareness and power from both sides of the plate.

+ 2020 C/RHP Cash McNicholas (Klein Oak HS) is a recent Houston commit that is an all-around talent and hard-nosed player. He posted pop times of 1.93, 1.94, and 2.01 during the workout with an 81 mph velocity from crouch. In addition, McNicholas threw 89 mph from the outfield and registered an exit velocity of 94 mph off the tee.

+ 2020 C Beckett Vine (St. John’s HS) is another very talented sophomore. He is an accurate thrower behind the dish with pop times of 2.1, 2.11, 2.15, and a velocity from the crouch of 79 mph. The right-handed hitter has solid bat speed at the plate (90 mph), and pitches in the 83-85 mph range with a loose, whip-like ¾ arm stroke.



+ There were a number of talented freshman at the event, including 2021 SS/RHP Drake Varnado (Port Neches Groves HS). Varnado has a projectable, long-limbed frame at 6-foot-2, 155-pounds. The shortstop has smooth actions and threw 90 mph across the infield. On the mound, the right-hander has a loose arm swing from a high-¾ slot. His fastball comes out clean at 83-85 mph as his arm works easy from back to front with more velocity to come in the future. Also throws a sharp curveball at 69-72 mph with 11/5 shape, tight spin, and good downward bite.  

+ Three catchers in the freshman class that are already garnering a lot of attention in the recruiting world are 2021 C Travis White (Kerrville Tivy HS), 2021 C Dylan Leach (Carthage HS), and 2021 C/IF Tripp Cromer (Bridgeland HS). White has a confident demeanor, and makes great eye contact when having a conversation. He posted pop times of 1.97-2.10, with a velocity from the crouch of 78 mph, and an exit velocity of 86 mph. Leach is a vocal player that commands the field, his pop times were 2.04-2.19, with a velocity from the crouch of 77 mph. Leach is also a switch hitter with good feel for the barrel and an exit velocity of 89 mph. Cromer threw 75 mph down to second with pop times of 2.18-2.22. A left-handed hitter with a strong top hand, he plays faster than his 7.55 60-yard dash time may indicate.

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