Prep Baseball Report

Five 2020's On The Rise

Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

Twitter: @PBR_Texas
IG: pbr_texas

With the upcoming release of the 2020 Texas Rankings next week, here is a preview of five players from the sophomore class that made waves this summer at PBR Events. 




Though already 6-foot-2, 190-pounds, and running his fastball up to 90 mph, Wright looks far from being done growing, and his velocity will likely increase even more in the near future. The right-hander works from a high-¾ slot with a short arm stroke. At Underclass Area Code Tryouts, his fastball was 88-90 in the bullpen. His curveball had good 11-5 shape and downward break at 74-75 mph. Wright’s arm shows the quickness that should allow him to develop at a rapid pace, and his large frame makes it easy for recruiters to dream on. 


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Riedel is a left-handed hitting shortstop with  a ton of long term projection in his athletic 6-foot-1, 160-pound frame, with tons of room for physical development. Started the day by running a 7.15 60-yard dash, but with his high-waist, athletic gait, and long strides, look for that time to improve as he adds strength. At the plate, Riedel has a pronounced leg kick with easy, fluid rhythm with balance and athletic hands. Smoked a triple off an 89 mph fastball during the game to the right-center gap. At shortstop, he fields the ball with rhythm. Good overall feel for the position, solid arm strength at 82 mph across the diamond with some effort. Average exchange that should continue to improve. Overall gamer-type player with great energy, loves to play, sprinted on and off the field all day when the temp was 105.


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