Fall Scouting Notebook: Texas Twelve Pitchers

By Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

Our staff is working to become the #1 news source for Prep Baseball across the state of Texas. Remember to follow us on twitter (@PBR_Texas) and reach out to us with any news, commitments, or your upcoming workout and game schedule. On Sunday, we had a chance to see the junior class of Texas Twelve play an intrasquad game at Sam Houston State. Here are the junior pitchers that stood out.

Luke Trahan, RHP/3B, College Park HS
Dallas Baptist commit. 6-foot-1, 195-pounds, Trahan has all-around athletic strength with broad shoulders. He works from a high-¾ slot with long arm action. Fastball ranged from 87-90 mph in two innings and showed some heavy action at the bottom of the zone. His slider has a cutter-type action. In the first inning the slider had loose spin at 75 mph. But in the second inning the pitch was swing-and-miss at 79-81 mph with tight spin and lateral movement. He threw one changeup at 78 mph. Trahan also had a good day at the plate going 1-for-3 with a double to left-center and a fly ball on the barrel to center field.

Tanner Green, RHP/OF, Hudson HS
6-foot-2, 185-pound projectable frame. Works from a ¾ slot with an easy, whip-like arm action. His fastball was 84-86 mph in the first inning with some arm-side run. In the second inning he touched 87 mph once with his fastball sitting 81-85. The slider has cutter-type action ranging from 76-78 mph. The changeup was 77 mph.

Duke Jordan, LHP/1B, Hudson HS
6-foot-2, 215-pound strong frame. The left-hander works from a ¾ slot with a max-effort delivery that has a different look. He scattered his fastball around the zone from 81-84 mph, topping out once at 86 mph. His curveball was sharp at times ranging from 67-69 mph, while his changeup was 66 mph.

Nick Hill, RHP, RHP, Stephen F. Austin HS
6-foot-5, 205-pound, projectable frame with long arms and legs. Hill works with long, loose arm action from a ¾ slot and smooth delivery. His fastball ranges from 81-84 mph, topping out once at 86 mph. The fastball has arm-side run at times. The changeup was his best offspeed pitch at 75-77 mph. The slider was 75-76 mph.

Hunter Mayo, RHP/3B, Hudson HS
6-foot-1, 165-pound, athletic frame with broad shoulders and long arms. Works from a high-¾ slot with clean arm action. He repeats his athletic delivery showing great command of his fastball that ranges from 84-88 mph. The fastball has cutter like action to his glove side. His slider is a good pitch at 71-74 mph. The two-way player took good swings during the games hitting balls on the barrel with a loose finish.

Jared Mack, RHP/SS, Ridge Point HS
6-foot-1, 180-pound athletic frame. Works from a high-¾ slot with short, quick arm action. His fastball ranges from 84-87 mph with good downward angle topping out once at 88 mph. His 12-6 curveball has good depth at 73-75 mph. The two-way player also has a balanced swing with good rhythm and loose finish. He hit a couple of balls on the barrel. Ran a 4.32 home-to-first with long strides.

Carson Rollins, LHP/1B, Tompkins HS
6-foot-1, 175-pound frame. The left-hander works from a ¾ slot with a small reach at hand break and quick arm to get back in front. His delivery has some max-effort energy that provides good deception. Rollins' fastball ranged from 82-85 mph with arm-side run. He threw his curveball from 70-72 mph with 2-8 shape that was sharp at times. His changeup was also a good pitch at 75 mph with depth.

Anthony "A.J." Ozorio-Brace, RHP/OF, Cinco Ranch HS
5-foot-11, 172-pound frame. Works from a high-¾ slot with quick arm action. He scattered his fastball around the zone at 84-87 mph. The slider started out 70-72 mph and got better in the second inning, settling at 71-74 mph with 11-5 shape.

Ryan Brashier, RHP/C/3B, Tompkins HS
6-foot-1, 175-pound frame. Works from a ¾ slot with a bit of a max-effort delivery. The fastball has heavy action as he stays on top of the ball at 83-87 mph. His changeup is his best offspeed pitch at 75 mph, while the slider was 63 mph. The two-way player has good arm strength behind the dish with a 1.96-2.1 pop time.

Chris Parsons, RHP/OF, Seven Lakes HS
6-foot-1, 155-pound wiry frame with long arms. Works from a 3/4 slot with whippy arm action and a good delivery. The fastball velocity was only 79-81 mph at the end of the game but he repeats his delivery and the ball comes out well. Curveball was 61-64 mph, and the changeup was 69 mph.

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