Prep Baseball Report

North Texas Underclass Games: Outfield Analysis

Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

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FT. WORTH, TX - Some of the top talent in Texas converged on TCU’s campus to compete in the North Texas Underclass Games on July 22, here is the outfield analysis from that event.

Outfield analysis

+ Trent Dean, OF, Sachse HS, 2019
Dean is one of the top uncommitted hitters in the 2019 class and was a standout performer at the North Texas Prospect Games. At 6-foot-1, 180-pounds, Dean has a strong, athletic, quick-twitch frame. The right-handed hitter has an athletic setup, starts with a smooth leg-kick, lands balanced. Good rotation to contact with lower half, strong hands, quick bat with barrel awareness. In-game, Dean had an ultra-aggressive approach and did not get cheated, taking aggressive swings and smashing multiple balls foul to the pull side with authority. Although he did not have much to show for it, he smoked a double play ball to third base on a curveball. Then, in his second at-bat, he just missed crushing a ball when he took a full swing and popped up to shortstop with plus hang time. Dean ran a 6.83-60 in socks, and registered an exit velocity of 89 mph off the tee.

+ Ryan Bogusz, RHP/OF, Lonestar HS, 2019
Bogusz has a lean-athletic, projectable, 6-foot-2, 160-pound, long-limbed frame. Confident player with good presence and high upside, started the day by running a 6.94-second 60-yard dash, long strides. A right-handed hitter, Bogusz has a relaxed, balanced, slightly crouched setup. Early load with rhythm as he triggers his hands down, then back with a front arm bar. Head stays still as he rotates to transfer his weight through contact. Barrel gets on plane early, creating lift with a high finish, hard contact during batting practice with an inside-out approach. Average bat speed (86 mph exit), strong hands. In the outfield, Bogusz threw 87 mph with a clean, loose arm, easy carry, excellent accuracy. Fluid rhythm through the ball, clean exchange, athletic crow hop.

+ Paden Adams, OF, Rockwall HS, 2019
Adams has a lean-athletic frame at 5-foot-8, 156-pounds, with a live-body.  Plays with a bounce in his step and is a confident left-handed hitter. Adams has a balanced setup with a big, athletic leg kick that he uses to generate good leverage and hard contact. Lands with a longer stride as his lower half explodes through contact. Quick hands work well through the zone with a short, clean, linear path that gives him a lot of room for error. In the outfield, Adams plays through the ball with smooth footwork, soft hands, and clean transfer into a high-3/4 arm slot with accuracy at 77 mph. 

+ Davis Blake, C/OF, Johnson HS, 2019
Blake has a muscular, athletic frame at 5-foot-10, 172-pounds. A right-handed hitter with a balanced setup, Blake has an early, simple load with rhythm, long stride and strong hands with above average bat speed (88 mph off the tee). He drove the ball well during practice with gap power and carry, showed excellent barrel awareness and quick hands, gets good extension through contact. In the outfield, Blake threw 81 mph from a long, over the top arm stroke with effort. Average feet and hands as he plays through the ball.

+ Braedon Bland, RHP/OF, West Brook HS, 2019
6-foot, 150-pound, wiry, athletic, long-limbed frame with a high-waist. A two-way player and right-handed hitter, Bland has a balanced set-up as he pushes back to load with a leg kick. His lower half works well as he transfers his weight athletically through contact. Middle of the field approach with lots of line drives during batting practice. Look for his bat speed to improve as he adds strength. In the outfield, Bland is super-athletic as he moves with ease and rhythm through the baseball. Quick footwork, soft hands, quick exchange into loose arm stroke from a high-¾ slot with good carry and accuracy. Look for Bland to make jumps as he continues to add strength to an already athletic frame.

+ Brady Mandrell, RHP/OF, Lubbock Cooper HS, 2019
Mandrell has a high ceiling with his projectable, long-limbed frame at 6-foot-3, 190-pounds, with plenty of room to add strength as he continues to develop. A two-way player and right-handed hitter, Mandrell has a balanced setup, short stride, quick rhythm, and tilted shoulders. Exit velocity of 85 mph off the tee. In the outfield, he plays through the ball with quick footwork, soft hands, and a good first step. He threw 82 mph from the same ¾ slot that he pitches from. Mandrell is a long stride runner and posted a 7.04 60-yard dash time that should continue to improve as he gets stronger.

+ Caden Queck, OF/RHP, The Woodlands Christian Academy, 2020
5-foot-11, 160-pounds, high-waisted, athletic frame. The right-handed hitter has a balanced setup, smooth toe-tap load with rhythm into a short stride. Loose hands, athletic lower half as he rotates to contact, inside-out path, line-drive approach with average bat speed (81 mph exit velocity off the tee), loose finish. Top spin contact to the pull side during batting practice mixed with line drives through the middle. In the outfield he has average footwork, soft hands, long exchange, athletic crow-hop with tilted shoulders, average accuracy with above average carry in the arm at 80 mph.

+ Zach Reynolds, 3B/RHP, Houston Memorial, 2019
6-foot-1, 185-pound, sturdy frame. A two-way player and right-handed hitter, Reynolds has a tall setup, simple load with a smooth leg kick. Short hand trigger, short path with good balance, gap-to-gap strength at contact, line drive approach, hard contact, and an exit velocity of 92 mph. In the outfield, Reynolds has deliberate footwork, average hands and exchange into an easy arm stroke from a high-¾ slot. Threw with average carry and accuracy at 80 mph to the plate.

+ Will Greenwood, OF/RHP, Aledo HS, 2019
6-foot-1, 195-pound frame. A two-way player and right-handed hitter, Greenwood has a tall, balanced stance. Simple load back as he lifts his front leg and drops his hands down and back. Level path through the zone, average bat speed, front arm bar, high finish, and a gap-to-gap approach. In the outfield, he plays through the ball with average footwork and hands. Clean exchange into a high-¾ slot with 79 mph velocity with average accuracy.

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