Jupiter Notebook: DBAT

By Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

JUPITER, FL - Prep Baseball Report Texas is working to become your #1 source for high school and travel baseball news and notes. So when teams from Texas, pack up and travel to Florida, we tag along to watch some of the most talented players from our state compete against teams from all over the country. The four day tournament provided our staff the opportunity to lock-in and evaluate nine teams from Texas. Over the next week, we will be posting our team write-ups, as well as player write-ups, be sure to visit our site daily for content. Follow us on twitter @PBR_Texas.


Heston Kjerstad, OF, Randall HS, 2017
The 6-foot-3, 180-pound left-handed hitting Arkansas recruit barreled the ball in each of his three at-bats, finishing 3-for-3. Kjerstad is a physical, athletic outfielder that took good swings against high-end velocity all weekend.

Ryan Stuempfig, RHP, Flower Mound HS, 2017
The talented, projectable right-hander continues to impress this fall. The 6-foot-4, 200-pounder has a long arm-action with some funk, but gets it back out front. His fastball was 88-90 with some arm-side sink while he mixed in two breaking balls—a sharp, tight slider at 80-81 and a curveball with more depth at 74.

Jacob Nesbit, SS, Coppell HS, 2017
The 6-foot, 170-pound strong frame, Arkansas recruit laced two base hits in the first game of the day, one to left, and the other to center field. The right-handed hitter has solid bat speed with strong hands and finds the barrel often. Defensively, the infielder showed great footwork, range, and advanced arm strength.

Chase Van Dyk, LHP, Reedy HS, 2018
Oklahoma commit. 6-foot, 150-pound wiry frame. The left-hander works from a high-¾ slot, smooth delivery and whippy arm action. He scattered his fastball around the zone in the first inning 83-84 mph.

Clayton Jones, RHP, Coppell HS, 2017
6-foot-1, 185-pound frame. The uncommitted senior started game three for DBAT in Jupiter. He sat 84-86 mph through the first two innings with a fastball that has some arm-side sink. His slider is a pitch that shows tight spin at 74-77 mph with 10-4 break. As we wrote about earlier this month, Jones has low miles on the arm and comes from a good pedigree.

Chase Hacker, C/RHP, Farmersville HS, 2017
Texas San Antonio commit. On Saturday, the catcher got the DBAT offense going with a home run to left field. Hacker then came in relief throwing from a short, clean, high-¾ slot with a fastball ranging 84-86 mph, and a curveball at 69-70 mph.

Connor Mushinski, LHP, Argyle HS, 2017
Howard JC commit. 5-foot-11, 170-pound frame. The left-hander works from a high-¾ slot with clean arm action. His fastball was 80-83 mph, while his curveball was 68-70 mph with decent 1-7 break.

Braxton Fulford, C, Lubbock-Monterey HS, 2017
5-foot-11, 185-pound strong frame, well defined lower-half. This uncommitted senior is a tough, versatile, athletic player. He has a short, compact arm action with 2.01 pop time, good him mobility and solid receiver. Offensively, Fulford has a short, flat, compact swing. High academic student.

Campbell Schultz, 1B/RHP, Coppell HS, 2017
6-foot, 185-pound frame. The two-way player continued swinging the bat with a three RBI, base clearing triple. The right-handed hitter has a simple, quiet set-up and is strong at contact with the ability to drive balls deep to the gap.

Diego Muniz, SS, Rockwall HS, 2018
Oklahoma commit. 5-foot-9, 165-pound frame. Solid infielder that showed plus range, getting to balls with fluid footwork.

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