Prep Baseball Report

Fort Worth Preseason ID - Quick Hits

Brandon Gowins
Assistant Scouting Director

WEATHERFORD, TX - On Monday, January 17th, we hosted the Fort Worth Preseason ID at Weatherford Junior College.  It was one of the more talented groups we have had in a while. There were familiar faces, as well as a few prospects we were able to see for the first time. below we break down some of the notable prospects in attendance




Dylan Schlaegel OF / RHP / Mansfield Legacy, TX / 2023

Schlaegel put on a show in all facets on Monday.  The bouncy Outfielder ran a 6.67 60, had exit velocities up to 99 and was 93 from the outfield.  His athleticism is evident in everything he does. The speed translates on the field and he should have no problem sticking in Center at the next level.  At the plate, he has above average bat speed and has shown the ability to drive the ball out of the yard. The Future Games participant impresses everytime we see him, and it is only a matter of time before the offers begin to roll in.

Ethan Mendoza SS / 2B / Southlake Carroll , TX / 2023

Watching Mendoza compete on the diamond is a treat every time we see him.  He plays the game with some serious bounce and confidence.  His foot speed continues to improve and he should be able to stick up the middle at the next level.  He has plenty of arm strength to play either position on the left side of the infield, as evident by his 88 mph velocity across the infield. At the plate, Mendoza has plus bat speed and consistently makes hard contact. He produced multiple balls with 95+ exit velo.  Mendoza is another Futures Game participant who should be off the board sooner than later. 

Major Biggs LHP / Birdville, TX / 2023

One of the more intriguing arms at the event was Biggs. It was my first time to see him in person and he definitely caught our eye.  He has a straight over the top arm slot from the Left Side, with a fastball that sat in the low to mid 80’s.  He showed an above avg. change up with good deception,  that he threw from the same slot. He threw two breaking balls, he showed the ability to drop the curveball in for a strike and a slider that he could back foot to a RHH for swing and miss.  Biggs has more projection in his frame and will be a good one to follow this spring.  

Colton Roquemore SS / 2B / Argyle, TX / 2024

Roquemore has the ability to make the game look easy for someone his age. At the plate, he showed off a very mature round of bp, with a short compact stroke that produced hard contact all over the field. As he continues to fill out his Left Handed Swing should develop more power.  He has plenty of athleticism to handle short and enough arm strength to play 3rd.  Roquemore is poised to have a big sophomore year, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him keep climbing in our rankings.

Jake Overstreet C / 3B / Rockwall, TX / 2024

One of the big Stock Up guys after the event was Overstreet. He did everything well in this setting.  Behind the plate he showed good receiving skills and pop times in the 2.08-2.20 range. He has good arm strength with a velocity of 78 from behind the plate, and he was 85 across the diamond.  He could also play 3rd when not catching.  At the plate, he had a strong showing. He shined in all metrics including Bat Speed, rotational acceleration and exit velocity. He will be a definite follow this spring for a loaded Rockwall team 

Zeke Seoane C / 2B / Timber Creek, TX / 2024

 This was my 2nd time seeing Seoane, and I continue to be impressed by the sophomore.  He is just a baseball player, and a guy that every coach wants on their team.  The Switch Hitting catcher has a more contact oriented swing from the right side, while he has the ability to backspin balls and get into his power from the Left.  His arm strength was on display, as he was 88 across the diamond. He had pop times ranging from 2.01-2.07

Grant Origer RHP / 1B / Plano East, TX / 2024

One of the more impressive arms on the day was the Sophomore.  He had a high spin fastball that sat mostly in the 84-85 mph range. He flashed a breaking ball in the 68-70 mph range with good shape.  As he gets stronger, he will throw it harder and could become a real weapon for him. I wouldn’t be surprised to see his velo take some big jumps over the next year.  

Luke Billings OF / RHP / Prosper , TX / 2025

Billings entered the event as the #1 player in the state for the 2025 class and he did nothing but cement his status in this setting. At the plate Billings shows elite bat speed for his age.  Every swing he takes has intent and shows some real power potential.  Behind the plate he was consistently 2.01-2.03 with his pop times. Where he really stood out on Monday was on the bump.  He Sat in the 85-87 mph range with his fastball. The spin on the fastball was in the 2300’s.  He showed great feel for his change up and threw it with conviction and the same arm speed as his fastball.  He threw a Curveball and Slider on Monday, and they both have a chance to be an above average pitch.  He threw both of them with high spin nearing 2700 rpm’s. Billings continues to make his case for one of the best players in the country for the 2025 class. 

Grady Emerson SS / 2B / Argyle , TX / 2026

It is rare when 8th graders are in our Preseason ID events, but Emerson isn’t your typical 8th grader.  He plays the game with a maturity and ease that is beyond his years.  His left handed stroke generates easy power as he backspun balls all over the field and showed the ability to drive the ball with authority to the opposite field. In the field, he was very fundamentally sound and looked like a future P5 shortstop.  One of the more impressive things Emerson did was not on the field but off. He had the highest Visual Edge score at the event as the youngest participant.  While we haven’t done 2026 rankings yet, Emerson will be in the running for the top spot.  



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