Inside the 2021 State Rankings: RHP


Phil Haig
Texas Scouting Director

TEXAS - On Monday the updated Texas 2021 State Rankings were released. In the latest installment of the rankings there was some movement within the top ten and several players making significant jumps. At first glance at the list it becomes evident that this 2021 class is absolutely loaded with talented right-handed arms. Although this has become the norm over the past years, the depth in this class is what stands out. Running down the list the talent exceeds well past tenth spot, with South Alabama recruit Justin Barry-Smith at No.11 who’s recently seen big velo jumps over the past and has been up to 93 this summer. At No.12 is North Carolina recruit is Alec Grossman, Grossman a Future Games participant in 2019 has proven himself as one of the right-handers in the state. Grossman is an undersized RHP that features a FB up to 92 in short stints with a power BB off of it, tough-nosed competitor. Another player that has shown well on the mound this summer is recent Texas A&M recruit Will Maynard. Maynard was 89-91, T93 with ASR, SL 79-82 w/ side-to-side action & CB 72-75 w/ power curve action.

TOP-10 RHP 

Ryan Johnson RHP / Home School, TX / 2021

The Dallas Baptist recruit takes over the top spot in the state and for very good reason after the performance he put on at the Area Code Games.

"Presently a big arm up to 95 with 2 breaking balls off it and the ability to spin both at a high level. Electric arm still just beginning to come into his own." – Phil Haig

“Johnson showed absolute electricity on the bump, pumping strikes with premium stuff. Gets on hitters with his delivery…. and 95. Finishes of guys with late sharp SL 83-86.” – Nathan Rode

“Some of the best stuff I’ve seen so far coming from ‘21 RHP Ryan Johnson (TX) FB 93-95 T96. SL late 83-86. CH mid 80s power pitch for miss. 6-foot-6, 205-pound frame. High ceiling.” – Shooter Hunt

 

 

 

Rawley Hector RHP / Anna, TX / 2021

Texas A&M recruit. Did not throw this summer due to injury.

 

 

 

Caedmon Parker RHP / The Woodlands Christian, TX / 2021

It was just a matter of time till the Texas Christian recruit Parker established himself as one of the arms in this class, and it all clicked this summer. A player that has it all and that could continue to great strides moving forward.

"Natural, loose, athletic arm. One of the better breaking balls in the class, and as high of an upside as anyone in the country."  Phil Haig

 

 

Ben Bosse RHP / Brenham, TX / 2021

The Auburn commit had continued to impress our staff all summer long. Recently seen by Nathan Rode at the Area Code Games. 

"Worked 90-93, above average slider at 78-80 and power changeup at 84-85." - Nathan Rode 

 

 

Mason Marriott RHP / Tomball, TX / 2021

Baylor commit. 

“Came out pounding the bottom of the zone at 92-94. Worked  in-out with purpose, effortlessly. Sharp 82-85 slider for strikes. Also flashed 85 CH. Quality mound presence. “ – Shooter Hunt

 

Eric Hammond RHP / Keller, TX / 2021

Southern California recruit. 

"FB 91-93, control at bottom of zone. SL 81-83 w/ late, sharp action & CB 76 w/ depth. Projectable frame with room to continue developing." -Tyler King

 

Ty Sexton RHP / Lake Creek, TX / 2021

The Texas A&M commit may have had as strong as a summer anybody in the state. 

"Continued to develop over the summer and would flash up to 93 with tilt and command of the FB. CB is continuing to develop but the ceiling is very high for Sexton"  -  Phil Haig

 

 

Devin Bennett RHP / Benbrook, TX / 2021

Dallas Baptist recruit. 

"Quick arm up to 93 with a breaking ball at 79 off of it. Lots of upside still in the frame." -  Phil Haig

 

John Rizzo RHP / St. Thomas , TX / 2021

Texas A&M commit. 

"Athletic RHP with a quick arm and solid frame. Pitches off his FB in the low 90's to both sides of the plate." – Phil Haig

 

Aaron Calhoun RHP / Clearbrook , TX / 2021

Oklahoma commit. 

"Electric RHP arm that has made big jumps all summer long, FB up to 95" – Phil Haig