Prep Baseball Report

Houston TP Showcase: Top Prospects (Part 2)

Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

HUNTSVILLE, TX - The Houston Top Prospects Showcase at Sam Houston State was so loaded with talent that we will break down the top prospects over the next couple of days in several parts. Yesterday we released eleven prospects in Part 1, today we bring you seven more standouts from the event. 


Top Prospects (Part 2)



C / OF / MAGNOLIA, TX / 2019

Texas Tech commit.  Very physical 6-foot-2, 200-pound frame with plenty of strength throughout.  Wilis only ran a 60-yard dash and hit BP at the event, but that was plenty for us to see how talented this Texas Tech recruit is.  Willis wasted no time, and hit the first ball he saw in batting practice over the left field wall, and did it once more later on in the round; pounded 90 mph exit velo off the tee.  The right-handed hitter has pure strength in the box, has a slightly open stance with some bend in his knees, has smooth load back with a low hanging stride with excellent balance, has his hands up high, and has plus intent with a high finish to create natural lift.  Willis has explosive bat speed, and should enjoy hitting with those famous Lubbock winds at his back. Willis ran a 7.36 laser-timed 60. Although he did not have the chance to finish the workout due to catching a flight, in previous events, Willis has posted pop times of 1.97-2.12 with a top velocity from the crouch of 80 mph.

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SS / RHP / JOHNSON, TX / 2019

Long-limbed athletic 5-foot-10, 168-pound frame with room to grow into his wide shoulders and high waist.  Ran a 6.89 laser-timed 60. Showed bat speed and strength at the plate (95 mph exit velo off the tee). Aggressive swing out of a tall open stance, has a slow and controlled leg kick, flat path, barrel gets in the zone early and has a high finish which creates slight uphill plane in the swing, strong contact, and has quick twitch actions in his barrel. Johnson hit the ball hard, especially to left field in BP. In the infield he showed soft hands, a clean and quick exchange, the ability to play on the run and change arm angles with accuracy, and has the arm strength to stay on the left side of the infield at the next level (87 mph).  

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