Prep Baseball Report

Hunter Pence Baseball Workout - Underclass Position Players

By Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

Prep Baseball Report Texas is working to cover the entire state of Texas and the baseball prospects that are striving for their goal of moving to the next level. Part of our coverage is to cover teams and team workouts. On Saturday, PBR Texas was invited to the Houston area to cover and evaluate Hunter Pence Baseball's Workout.

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Here are some of the top sophomores and freshman that stood out.

Kaden Fikac, RHP/3B, Victoria HS, 2019
6-foot-3, 220-pound strong frame, long limbs, advanced strength for his age. This left-handed hitter has a solid set-up at the plate with a wide base and bat wrap. Took good swings during the the game with good barrel awareness. Registered 87 mph exit velo. The corner infielder threw 80 mph across the infield and showed good footwork and glove action for his age and size. On the mound he works from a high-¾ arm slot with long arm swing. Strides and lands closed throwing across his body with some deception. Fastball ranges from 75-77 mph, topping out at 78 mph. He threw his slider at 64 mph with 11-5 shape and good downward action.

Peyton Chatagnier, SS, Cy-Fair HS, 2019
5-foot-10, 150-pound frame. This fast twitch athletic infielder started the day posting a 6.9 60-yard dash then showed advanced defensive action for his age at shortstop. He threw 75 mph across the infield and registered 82 mph exit velo. During the game he played with aggressive instincts stealing 2 bases.

Kyle Reece, OF/IF, Cy-Fair HS, 2019
Appears to be stronger than his 5-foot-11, 150-pound frame. Reece shows the makings of an offensive corner-outfielder. He has a solid setup in the box with quiet rhythm and good strength in his hands. Hit a home run to left field. Threw 81 from the outfield and ran a 7.44 60-yard dash.

Austin Barry, C/1B, Langham Creek HS, 2019
5-foot-10, 175 pound strong frame. Threw 86 from the outfield with good arm action that also translated to accurate throws from behind the plate, his best pop time was 2.01. Solid receiver and clean exchange during games as he threw out a would be base runner. Ran a 7.6 60-yard dash.

Evan Godwin, LHP/1B, Cy-Fair HS, 2019
6-foot, 165-pound strong frame. Projectable frame with broad shoulders and long arms. Fastball sits 81-82 mph with some two-seam, arm-side run. The changeup was his best offspeed pitch at 74 mph with good arm-side fade and depth. Throws a larger shape curveball that has good depth at 69-72 mph. The left-handed hitter was on the barrel during games with a big double off the wall to right-center field. He has a tall open stance with relaxed rhythm and very natural left handed swing with pop. His defensive actions at first base are advanced for his age showing solid footwork around the bag, plays low on ground balls and has a good quick exchange with clean arm stroke registering 82 mph. He registered a top velocity of 86 mph from the outfield workout. Ran a 7.52 60-yard dash. High end all around prospect.

Michael Cervantes, SS/RHP, Clear Springs HS, 2019
5-foot-10, 170 pound strong frame. Has advanced defensive actions for his class. The arm works quick at 79 mph across the diamond. Displayed excellent footwork, quick feet, and the ability to throw on the run. Offensively has a balanced set-up, slightly crouched stance, loose finish. Hit two balls on the barrel during game, a fly ball to left and a line-out to shortstop. Ran a 7.14 60-yard dash, scored 79 mph exit velo. Cervantes also got on the mound for an inning. Working from a high-¾ slot with short, clean arm action, his fastball ranged from 79-81 mph. Repeats delivery and shows good feel for the strike zone locating down and away from right-handed hitters. Slider has 11-5 shape with good depth at 70 mph.

Mitchell Andrews, IF/OF/RHP, Cy-Fair HS, 2020
5-foot-10, 145-pound athletic frame. All around talented player with a high ceiling. Started the day with a 6.9 60-yard dash, then threw 80 mph from the outfield with an above-average exchange and arm action. Registered an 84 exit velo, has a balanced set-up in the box, good barrel awareness and strong hands. The freshman went to the mound at the end of the day, working from a high-¾ arm slot with long, loose arm action. His fastball sat 72-75 mph. Curveball ranged from 65-67 mph with tight break. Locates both pitches in the zone. Tons of room for added strength and development. High-end talent for his class.

Jayden Combs, SS/RHP, Cy-Ranch HS, 2019
6-foot, 170-pound wiry strong frame. Projectable, athletic frame with long limbs. Works from low-¾ slot with good arm-side run, heavy life on his fastball 80-83 mph, topping out at 84 mph. Slider has slurve-type action at 65 mph. Very projectable all around athlete that showed advanced actions during the infield workout with quick exchange and great footwork. Ran a 7.2 60-yard dash.

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