Prep Baseball Report

North Texas Underclass Games: Quick Hits

Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

Twitter: @PBR_Texas

FT. WORTH, TX - Some of the top talent in Texas converged on TCU’s campus to compete in the North Texas Underclass Games. Here are some quick hits from the event.

+ Wyatt Rohmer, SS/RHP, Byron Nelson HS, 2019
5-foot-11, 180-pound, muscular, athletic frame. On the mound, the right-hander has an aggressive demeanor, working from a high-¾ slot, up-tempo delivery with some effort and hides the ball well. During the game his fastball was mostly 84-86 mph but he did flash an 87 and 88 during warm ups on the scoreboard radar gun. He throws his slider aggressively, flashing late, sharp 11-5 depth at 75-76 mph. At shortstop, Rohmer showed good range with fluid footwork and made several plays with high-end athleticism and the ability to play on the run. Offensively, the right-handed hitter shows strength at contact, driving the ball from gap-to-gap with a short, efficient path and loose extension through contact. An all around athlete with upside, Rohmer ran a 6.93-second 60-yard dash and had an exit velocity of 89 mph off the tee.

+ Matt Santos, LHP, Cypress Creek HS, 2019
6-foot, 185-pound, strong frame with broad shoulders. The left-hander works from a high-¾ slot with a clean arm stroke. His fastball comes out clean, with arm side run and sink, sitting mostly in the 83-85 mph, dipping down a couple of times to 80-81 mph. He was able to beat hitters with his fastball, pounded the strike zone. His curveball has good depth and tight rotation at 71-74 with 1-7 shape.

+ Cole Marler, C, College Station HS, 2019
6-foot-1, 175-pound, lean-muscular, athletic frame. Behind the plate, Marler has easy carry in his arm and threw strikes to the bag at second base. Posted pop times of 1.88, 1.94, 1.98 and 2.0 with a velocity of 76 mph from the crouch. In the box, the right-handed hitter has an athletic setup, aggressive approach and loose easy finish of the barrel. In the game, he smoked a triple to left-centerfield that one-hopped the wall. Exit velocity of 92 mph off the tee.

+ Tyler Wade, SS, Midland HS, 2019
5-foot-11, 160-pound, athletic frame. Wade is a quick-twitch athlete with plenty of room to add strength, plays with moxy. He started the day by running a 6.85-second 60-yard dash, then posted an exit velocity of 91 mph off the tee. The right-handed hitter took a great round of batting practice as he was on time with easy, repeatable rhythm with his leg kick. Short path to the ball with a flat stroke and strength at contact as the ball jumps off his bat. Threw 87 mph across the diamond from a low-¾ slot.

+ Trent Dean, OF, Sachse HS, 2019
Dean was one of the top hitters from the event, taking man-hacks during game, showing bat speed, pull side power, and the ability to turn on a fastball with authority. At 6-foot-1, 180-pounds, Dean has a strong, athletic frame and registered an exit velocity of 89 mph off the tee. The right-handed has an athletic, easy setup, smoked a double play ball to third and ran a 4.72 down the line, then just missed crushing a ball on a pop-up to shortstop with good hang time.

+ Ryan Bogusz, RHP/OF, Lonestar HS, 2019
Bogusz has a lean-athletic, projectable, 6-foot-2, 160-pound, long-limbed frame. In the outfield, Bogusz threw 87 mph with a clean, loose arm with easy carry and plus accuracy. On the mound, the right-hander works from a ¾ slot, fastball sat mostly 83-84 mph, showing some arm side run, dipping down a couple of times to 81 mph. He threw his slider for strikes at 74-75 mph with 10-4 shape with gradual depth and more side-to-side action. Overall, Bogusz is a projectable arm with upside and more velocity to come.

+ Jack Hattrup, LHP/1B, Plano West HS, 2019
Hattrup is a long-limbed, projectable left-hander with lots of upside at 6-foot-4, 180-pounds. He works from an over the top slot with a long arm stroke and shoulder tilt as he separates his hands, creating deception. He threw a straight fastball for strikes, sitting mostly 80-83 mph, topping out at 84 mph. Good downer curveball ranging from 71-73 mph with depth and average spin. He throws his changeup with fastball arm speed, creating depth and fade at 68-69 mph.

+ Hunter Cramer, SS/RHP, Oak Ridge HS, 2020
6-foot-1, 160-pound, wiry, high-waisted, fast-twitch, athletic, projectable frame. Cramer is one of the those players that college coaches will want to see in the coming year. Cramer moves with easy, long strides on defense and flashes fluid actions. He made a nice play in the game on a hard charging ground ball, then showed good body control to get the runner at first base. The rising sophomore ran a 7.15-second 60-yard dash and posted an exit velocity 88 mph off the tee. Cramer, a right-handed hitter, has a lot of moving parts in his swing, but produces solid bat speed with with rhythm and strength at contact. During the game he had a single up the middle and squared up a ground ball right at the second baseman.

+ Joey Crisci, C/3B, Allen HS, 2019
6-foot, 185-pound, strong, sturdy frame. Crisci has a clean, elbow dominant arm stroke behind the plate which translated into accurate throws on the bag with pop times ranging at 1.91, 1.96, 2.01, and 2.04. The rising junior also tanked a moon shot foul ball deep down the left-field line.

+ Kade Sanchez, SS/2B, Caldwell HS, 2019
Sanchez may have a smaller frame at 5-foot-4, 127-pounds, but he plays the game in fast forward with real energy and active body language. Defensive skills set is solid, with quick feet, good rhythm to his glove side, clean exchanges and an infield velocity of 82 mph with a clean arm stroke. Top step of the dugout player, first guy on and off the field.

+ Couple of young right-handed hitters to remember are Dylan Russo and Tyler Justice, both 2020 grads. Justice registered the highest exit velocity of the event at 101 mph off the tee, and shows solid barrel awareness and strength at contact. He lined out sharply to right field, a put together a long at bat that ended in a hard ground ball to shortstop. Russo has smooth rhythm with a leg and a seasoned approach. He registered an exit velocity of 89 mph with wood. During the game he had a crisp single up the middle on a fastball, and a single down the left field line as he kept his hands back on a curveball, even though he was out on his front foot.
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