Houston Underclass Trials: Top Prospects


Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

HOUSTON, TX - To say that the Houston Underclass Trials was loaded with talent would be an understatement. Over 50 players in the 2020-2022 grad classes converged on the University of Houston campus on Tuesday, June 5. College recruiters have long known about the abundance of talent that comes out of South Texas, and this event was no different, which is represented by the number of Top Prospects (15) included in todays release.

 

TOP PROSPECTS

 

ORLANDO SALINAS

SS/2B/KING, TX/2020

5-foot-11, 175-pound strong athletic frame. One of the most well-rounded players at the showcase with confident body language. The left-handed hitter starts from an athletic stance, slightly crouched, with smooth rhythm throughout. Relaxed load with a controlled leg kick, displayed excellent balance and body control. Aggressive swing with bat speed and power (92 mph exit velo). Loose-quick hands whip the barrel through the zone with good extension through contact on an uphill plane. Great barrel awareness with pull side pop. On the infield, he has quick footwork and plays through the ball with easy rhythm, simple glove actions and soft hands, very smooth transfer on double play feed to his right. Can play on the run and makes all the throws from different slots that should allow him to stay on the infield at a high level. Throws across the diamond with high end accuracy and carry with a top velocity of 88 mph. Ran a 6.91 laser-timed 60.

 

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