Fall Scout Blog: Mets Scout Team vs. Navarro Junior College

Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

Twitter: @PBR_Texas
IG: @pbr_texas

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

ARLINGTON, TX- Throughout the fall, PBR's staff will be on the road covering baseball across Texas. Games, workouts, practices, camps and more.  The "boots on the ground" philosophy of PBR is well represented with the coverage throughout the Fall of 2017. Today we bring you a combination of coverage with some of the top players in the Metroplex, as well as Prep Baseball Report Texas’ Junior College coverage.


+ 2018 RHP Jacob Burton (New Diana HS) is an Arkansas recruit with a solid three-pitch mix. The right-hander is listed at 6-foot, 160-pounds, he works from a high slot and pumped his fastball 90-91 mph in the first inning with good tilt, settling into 87-89 mph in the second. Adding to his repertoire is a tight slider that he commands for strikes with 11/5 shape and sharp downward bite at 78-80 mph. He also has a 79-80 mph changeup that he throws with fastball arm speed and arm side fade.

+ This was the third time in eight days we were able to see a couple of uncommitted arms from the Metroplex. 2018 RHP Mason Hilton (Weatherford HS) has a lean, long-limbed frame at 6-foot-4, 195-pounds, and is currently ranked No. 128 in Texas. The right-hander works from a high-¾ slot with quick arm stroke. His fastball ranged from 86-89 mph, flashing arm side run. His slider has short lateral movement at 78-80 mph, with more cutting action. Between his projectable frame and movement on his fastball and slider, Hilton has a lot of upside and would be a solid addition to a recruiting class. 2018 RHP Connery Peters (Joshua HS) has gotten sharper each time we have seen him (3 outings in 8 days). Peters has a strong frame at 6-foot-6, 235-pounds, and works from a high-¾ slot. Last night his fastball was 89-90 mph and once again, flashed heavy arm side life below the belt. His slider is more of a put-away pitch that he throws out of the zone in even - and two strike counts, coming in with sharp 11/5 bite at 79-82.

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