Prep Baseball Report

PBR Future Games: Team Texas Preview

Phil Haig & Brandon Gowins
Scouting Directors

It’s finally here. It’s Future Games Week in Atlanta. Wednesday, Team Texas has its workout, followed by games Thursday - Saturday. Today, we take a look at the 18 Texans that make up the 2022 Team Texas Future Games Roster




Team Texas

Sawyer Strosnider OF / LHP / Brock, TX / 2024

Strosnider is one of the more athletic players for Team Texas.  The bouncy two way player shows great range in centerfield and has a plus arm from there as well. At the plate, he shows good bat speed and an approach geared for line drives to the big part of the field.  On the mound, Strosnider features a projectable mid 80’s fastball from the left side with a promising breaking ball. I expect the high level athleticism to stick out throughout the week for the Brock product. 


Jacob Silva C / 3B / Clark, TX / 2024

Standing 5-11 185-pounds, the switch hitting backstop gives you everything intangible you could ask for in a catcher. Behind the dish, he has handled quality arms for a long time while showing the ability to receive and block well in both directions. Silva called his own games during the HS season and helped lead SA Clark to a playoff berth as their leadoff hitter. In the box, Silva puts together quality at-bats from both sides and showcases a flat, simple swing allowing him to put the barrel on the ball often. Silva epitomizes what it takes to be a catcher, and is only going to continue to develop, he makes every team he is on better. 


Cooper Fulbright RHP / SS / Strake Jesuit, TX / 2025

Standing 6-1 155-pounds, the athletic RHP could ultimately be one of the top arms at the Future Games. Fulbright is an extremely efficient mover down the mound showing natural athleticism and explosiveness allowing him to run the fastball up to 91mph and maintain velocity for multiple innings. He throws from a high ¾ slot with a clean, quick arm that produces effortless velocity. The Fastball will work from 87-91mph with the ability to throw strikes to both sides of the plate. The breaking ball is 72-75mph with extremely high spin characteristics showing true curveball shape and the ability to be a future plus pitch. There is a lot to like about Fulbright now and only more to dream on as he continues to develop as a ball player.  

Ryler Smart LHP / 1B / Pearland, TX / 2024

Standing 6-3 215-pounds the strong study built LHP has continued to impress coaches throughout the Summer. Throwing from a high ¾ slot & a bit of a short stride the southpaw creates tough angles away from LHH and in to RHH with his fastball. The fastball works from 84-88 mph and has been up to 90 in short stints. The breaking ball shows more true curveball shape at 69-72 mph. Smart has shown the ability to pound the strike zone with both pitches and should profile into a starting arm at the next level. 

Brooks Roberson RHP / Frenship, TX / 2024

Standing 6-4 175-pounds, Roberson is just beginning to come into his own as a pitcher. The long, lean RHP shows an athletic, quick arm throwing from a high ¾ slot with natural athleticism within the delivery. He repeats the delivery well for a young pitcher with his body type. Presently the fastball will work in the mid-80’s with plenty more velocity to come as he continues to develop. The fastball shows some down angle coming out of his tall frame, getting lots of weak contact and ground balls with more swing and miss to come. Roberson also throws a curveball at 69-72mph and a changeup at 72-76mph, both showing promise as quality secondary pitches. 

J. Caldwell McFaddin 1B / 3B / Magnolia West , TX / 2025

Standing 6-0, 195-pounds, the corner infielder shows lots of natural athleticism across the diamond, as well as in the box. McFaddin has natural hitter instincts and surprising pop in the bat for his age. He starts from a balanced set up with some natural rhythm in the hands, with  bat speed and showing the ability to backspin the ball to all fields with more present pull side pop. Defensively, McFaddin shows athletic hands and feet around the ball, likely to stay on the corners of the infield. He also doubles as a pitcher, with a fastball in the mid-80’s, furthermore showcasing more of his natural athleticism. 

Cayden Mitchell 3B / RHP / Mansfield Timberview , TX / 2025

Standing 6-1 180-pounds, Mitchell is an ultra athletic ball player that shows natural hitter instincts. Playing mostly third base, Mitchell provides a strong arm and natural athleticism to play on the left side of the dirt. In the box, Mitchell starts from an athletic setup, showing a flat swing allowing him to hit line drives to all parts of the field. Mitchell also showcases his athleticism on the mound where he has been up to 89mph in the past, with a clean delivery. The RHH is still just scratching the surface of who he will become as a ballplayer. 

Robert X. Mitchell OF / LHP / Naaman Forest, TX / 2025

Standing 6-3 150-pounds, The 2021 Junior Future Games participant has only continued to get better and gave us great reason to bring him to this year's Future Games. The lean and long-limbed LHP shows a simple repeatable delivery with a clean arm path, striding slightly across his body, throwing from a high ¾ slot. The fastball will work from 83-86mph and get up to 87mph, creating tough angles down and away to LHH and in to RHH. Mitchell throws a quality breaking ball that plays well with the fastball. The shape of the breaking ball is a bit big coming in at 68-72mph and will only continue to tighten up with his development as a pitcher. Mitchell is another high level LHP that projects as a starter down the line, and as his stuff ticks up it could also play out of the bullpen.  

Cooper Schwank RHP / 1B / Foster, TX / 2024

Standing 6-3 205-pounds with broad shoulders and long arms, Schwank shows all the physical characteristics to be able to withstand a heavy load on the mound. From a ¾ arm slot with some effort within the delivery, Schwank pounds the zone with a heavy sinking fastball that he pairs with a quality breaking ball. The fastball shows lots of armside action at 85-88mph with more to come with time. The breaking ball is 74-76mph showing power curveball shape with late action and the ability to throw for strikes as well a chase pitch. He shows a quality two pitch mix right now that has given him success this Summer and there is only more to come down the road. 

Jack Jorgenson RHP / Reedy, TX / 2025

The RHP out of Frisco comes into this week on the heels of a great summer. The ‘25 has great pitchability and is an elite strike thrower for his age.  He throws a mid 80’s FB that he commands to both sides of the plate and throws a quality breaking ball that shows good depth. The 6-1 righty has good blend of polish and projection and I expect him to shine this week. 

Major Brignon SS / 2B / Celina, TX / 2024

The rising Jr. has really become more physical over the last calendar year.  The infielder has one of the steadiest gloves in the state and can handle all 3 infield positions. He plays with a great internal clock and has a high baseball IQ.  At the plate, he has elite bat speed  in the batter's box and shows the ability to drive the ball from foul line to foul line. He has put up good metric #’s this year in PBR Texas events, with a 99 mph exit velocity and has been 88 across the diamond. Brignon’s stock continues to rise and it will be fun to watch him this week.  

Cody Cashon C / 3B / Southlake Carroll, TX / 2024

Cashon comes into this week as someone we are really excited to see. He offers some serious power projection at the plate with a legit chance to stick behind the plate.  The 6’ catcher has soft hands with good receiving skills. He flashes a good throwing arm, registering sub 2 pop times. At the plate, he has a simple swing that produces easy pull side power. Cashon is a P5 talent and we expect big things from him this week. 

Matthew Tellez SS / 2B / Lake Ridge, TX / 2024

We didn’t have a lot on Tellez coming into the spring, but all he did this spring was hit and hit with authority. The RHH middle infielder has a compact frame who shows really good barrel skills and shows some power projection. He can handle both middle infield positions and has enough arm to play on the left side. It’s been a big year for Tellez and I expect him to continue that through Future Games. 

Josh Glaser RHP / 3B / Flower Mound, TX / 2024

The RHP from Flower Mound has really taken the next step on the mound and looks like the next big time arm from Flower Mound High School. The 6’3 righty has an upper 80’s fastball that he can command well to both sides of the plate.  He has always shown a good feel for a quality change up and a breaking ball he could land for strikes.  Recently, he has developed a little slider/cutter that has really elevated his game.   

Zane Becker C / 2B / Flower Mound, TX / 2024

Becker has been the starting catcher for powerhouse Flower Mound HS since he was a freshman. He is a good athlete behind the plate who receives well and blocks at a high level. He is consistently around a 2.0 down to second.  At the plate, he is starting to show some pull side power and has the ability to drive the ball to all parts of the field. He can also run the bases better than most catchers.  Becker is a leader on the field, and plays with an intensity few can match.  

Jordan Ballin SS / 2B / Boerne Champion, TX / 2024

Standing 5-8 170-pounds, with a muscular build, the middle infielder is a flat out ballplayer. Hitting at the top of the lineup all Summer, Ballin is ready to hit early but can work a deep count. The LHH shows a flat stroke with more gap to gap power now with the ability to backspin line drives to all fields for extra bases. On the infield, Ballin shows quick and athletic feet around the ball with soft hands and plays with a high baseball IQ, putting himself in the position to make plays often. Ballin currently runs a 6.8 60yd which should allow him to stay in the middle of the field, whether it be on the dirt or in the outfield if that's what the team required of him. Ballin has continued to stand out each time we’ve seen him play and gives you no reason to believe that will change anytime soon. 

Carson Luna SS / 2B / St. Johns, TX / 2024

Standing 6-0 165-pounds, the athletic middle infielder does a little of everything on the field. In the box, Luna has a calm presence and has hit every time we have seen him. His swing is athletic and simple with doubles power now and only more to come with physical development. On the infield, Luna shows quality hands and feet around the ball as a left side infielder and shows the ability to slow the game down, mentally. Luna has the makings of a quality middle infielder at the next level that can help on both sides of the ball.  

JD Crisp OF / 1B / Second Baptist , TX / 2024

Standing 5-11 185-pounds, the switch hitting outfielder shows the ability to impact the game on both sides of the ball. In the box, Crisp can change a game with one swing from both sides of the plate with a short, quick swing that gets on plane early allowing him to hit balls to all fields with power. Crisp’s swing has a somewhat natural uphill path with loose hands that stay through the ball through contact. He can play all three outfield spots due to his ability to naturally track the ball stemming from his football background. Crisp has been on the PBR TX radar for a while and should ultimately show who he is against some of the nation’s best at the Future Games 




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