Future Games Trials: Outfield Analysis


Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

CROSBY, TX - Thirty players in the 2021-2022 grad classes were on hand for the Future Games Trials to try and earn a coveted spot on the PBR Texas Future Games team that will compete at the beginning of August. Only the top twenty uncommitted underclassman in the state will earn an invite. Last years Future Games Team was a huge success with much of that club having already chosen a college. Here is the outfield analysis from that event. 

Carson Queck, OF, RHP, Woodlands Christian Academy, 2022
Queck has a big, strong, muscular frame at 6-foot, 190-pounds. The right-handed hitter made hard contact during BP as he squared it up on the barrel, launched a home run and posted an exit velocity of 91 mph. Simple strength with an efficient path the produces easy power and much more likely to come in the future. Queck also threw 88 mph from the outfield. In the outfield, he plays through the ball with soft hands and throws from a ¾ slot with a compact arm swing and tons of carry (88 mph). On the mound, the right-hander works from a high-¾ slot with a short circle and quick stroke out front. Tall-and-fall delivery with a top fastball of 81 mph, sitting mostly 78-80. His curveball had early break with 11/5 rotation at 66-68 mph.

Jacob Guzman, RHP/OF, Alice HS, 2021
Texas-Rio Grande Valley commit. 5-foot-10, 165-pounds. On the mound, the right-hander has a quick arm swing from a high-¾ slot and the fastball jumps out of his hand at 84-86 mph. Curveball has good shape and rotation at 69-71, while his changeup has quality arm side fade at 75-76. A right-handed hitter, Guzman has a balanced setup with simple rhythm that allows him to repeat his hack with a short, direct path and quick hands producing hard contact and line drives through the middle of the field. In the outfield, he plays through the ball easy with athletic actions and accurate arm.

Josiah Lewis, OF/RHP, HSAA, 2021
Lewis has a long-limbed, lean-muscular frame at 6-foot-1, 175-pounds. He ran the fastest 60 time of the day at 6.82-seconds. The right-handed hitter starts from an open, tall stance, then triggers his hands down and back as he strides forward, landing with separation. Simple swing that he repeats well, hands work on a mostly flat path with a loose finish. Hard contact during BP with gap power, carry to the pull side, and top exit velocity of 87 mph. In the outfield, Lewis plays through the ball with smooth rhyhm and quick footwork, exchanging the ball with soft hands, creating good tempo into a clean arm swing with a top velocity to the plate of 84 mph. On the mound, the right-hander works from a ¾ slot with a long, clean arm swing, high leg lift and a tall-and-fall delivery. His fastball sat 82-84 mph with slight arm side run. He was around the zone with all three pitches, including his curveball that had short break and 10/4 rotation at 70-73 mph. Maintains arm speed on his changeup, throwing it at 78-80 mph with arm side fade.

Noah Pate, OF, Sweeny HS, 2020
At 5-foot-9, 140-pounds, Pate has an athletic, quick-twitch frame. The right-handed hitter laced line drives through the middle of the field with carry through the gaps and a top exit velocity of 86 mph off the tee. Excellent rhythm with loose hands that whip the barrel through the zone on a mostly flat path. Does a nice job of getting extended through contact and shows quality feel to hit. Athletic footwork in the outfield, he plays the ball off his glove side then throws from a ¾ slot with a short arm circle and top velocity to the plate of 71 mph.

Lawson Knight, OF, Round Rock HS, 2021
5-foot-11, 165-pounds. Knight started the day with a 6.96 60-yard dash and showed a quick bat that produced hard contact with lift and a top exit velocity of 87 mph. Starting from an open stance, he triggers his hands back and takes a short stride. Slots the barrel in the zone early, working uphill through the zone as he rotates to contact with an inside out path and high finish. In the outfield, he has smooth footwork with a clean exchange, getting rid of the ball quickly with a short, fast arm swing and top velocity of 82 mph.

Jett Moszkowicz, OF, Klein Cain HS, 2021  
5-foot-5, 125-pounds. The left-handed hitter started the day with a 7.11 60-yard dash, then showed quick hands and feel for the barrel during BP. Starting from an open, tall stance with his hands set in a low position, he loads back easy, turning his front shoulder down and walking away from his hands, creating separation. Does a nice job of getting into his front side as he works through the zone upill with a loose finish, hard contact and top exit velocity of 79 mph. In the outfield, he plays through the ball with athletic footwork, throwing from a ¾ slot with a top velocity of 73 mph.

Caleb Sowell, OF/RHP, Kingwood Park HS, 2021
6-foot-2, 175-pounds. Starting from a wide base, the right-handed hitter triggers his hands down, cocking the barrel upward as he loads back, then takes a short stride. Working on a slightly uphill path, Sowell has raw strength in his hands and posted a top exit velocity of 84 mph. In the outfield, he plays through the ball with soft hands, quick feet, and threw with a top velocity to the dish of 74 mph.

Adrian Henriquez, OF/SS, Milby HS, 2021  
5-foot-6, 130-pounds. The right-handed hitter starts from a slightly open, stacked stance, then triggers his hands back and uses a reverse leg lift load. Henriquez has quick strong hands that deliver the barrel on a slightly uphill path, creating hard contact from the middle to pull side. In the outfield, he plays through the ball with smooth footwork and clean exchange into an athletic crow hop to throw with a top velocity of 69 mph to the plate.

Zachary Ramirez, Dobie HS, OF/RHP, 2022
5-foot-8, 130-pounds. Starting from a wide base, the right-handed hitter loads back smooth, sinking into his lower half as he triggers his hands back into a front arm bar and takes a short, controlled stride forward. Works on a slightly uphill plane to the ball with a contact approach and top exit velocity of 76 mph. In the outfield, he aggressively cuts distance, playing through the ball with smooth footwork, an athletic crow hop, and long arm swing with a top velocity of 59 mph.

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