Fall Scout Blog: Tomball Pitchers
September 19, 2017
Texas Scouting Director
Friday & Saturday, September 18-19, 2017
TOMBALL, 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. Here are the arms that stood out this past weekend in Tomball. Included in this list are a number of uncommitted players.
PREMIER BASEBALL FUTURES
Josh Wolf, RHP, St. Thomas HS, 2019
Texas A&M commit. 6-foot-1, 165-pound, projectable frame. Wolf was impressive on Friday night, hurling three perfect innings while recording nine punchouts. The right-hander works from a high-¾ slot with a loose arm stroke. His fastball got up to 93 mph, but sat mostly in the 88-91 mph range. The ball jumps out of his hand with life, making it easy to dream that there could be more velocity to come in the future. He flashed a changeup at 81 mph and a curveball at 74-75 mph with 11/5 shape. He threw both pitches with fastball arm speed.
Brandon Deskins, LHP, Friendswood HS, 2018
San Jacinto JC commit. 6-foot-1, 160-pound, lean, wiry, long-limbed frame. Deskins has a long, loose arm swing, working from a ¾ slot with a smooth, cross-fire delivery as he coils at leg lift. Quick arm from back to front with a repeatable release point. His fastball started out 88-89 mph with some arm side run, dipping down to 85-86 mph from the stretch. His curveball has good depth at 71-72 mph with 1/7 shape.
Derrick Cherry, RHP, Goose Creek Memorial HS, 2018
Houston commit. 6-foot-1, 185-pound, athletic frame. Cherry has outstanding pitchability with fastball and slider as he is able to add and subtract to both pitches depending on the hitter and count. His fastball ranged from 85-90 mph, sitting mostly 88 mph. He throws his slider with tight spin at 74-77 mph, locating in the zone early while still being able to get swings and misses out of the zone.
Oscar Morales, RHP, Goose Creek Memorial HS, 2018
Louisiana-Lafayette commit. 5-foot-11, 170-pound frame. The right-hander entered the game in relief, working from a ¾ slot with an up tempo, max effort delivery. His fastball ranged in velocity from 87-88 mph, dropping down to 83-84 mph, then bumping back up to 87-88. Recorded a strikeout on his slider at 77 mph, the pitch was sharp with late bite.