San Antonio Preseason ID: Quick Hits

Phil Haig
Texas Scouting Director

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas - On January 12th, the PBR Texas staff held the San Antonio Preseason ID at the remarkable facility of Cornerstone Christian. The event featured several young talented prospects from the 2020-2023 classes. Our featured quick hits notebook is a quick rundown of a few prospects who made a strong impression on our staff.

Quick Hits

Travis Sykora, SS/RHP, Round Rock, 2023
Nebraska commit. Was able to show why he is such a coveted recruit in 2023 class. Solid showing on the mound, creates tough angles for hitter, is aggressive and has some effort in his delivery. At 6-foot-2, 170-pounds, there is still plenty of room to grow and refine as he continues to develop. Very high ceiling on the mound. 

Ethan Gonzalez, C, Smithson Valley, 2023 
Strong, durable frame at 6-foot, 183-pounds. Showed really well, a catch and throw guy with some juice in the bat. Behind the dish, has a quick exchange and athletic footwork and registered POP times of 1.94-2.07. At the plate, consistently found the barrel and drove balls in his round of BP. Going forward a name that coaches will want to follow closely as he continues to refine his game. 

Ryan Beaird, RHP, Regan, 2021
UTSA commit. Wiry, athletic frame at 5-foot-10, 150-pounds. The arm really works with more velocity likely to come in the future. Topped out at 88 mph with his fastball, and had a hammer of a breaking ball with 11/5 shape at 76-77. 

Carson Laws, RHP, Antonian College Prep, 2022. 
Has a high-waisted frame at 6-foot, 160-pounds. Another young arm that showed well on the day. Works from an over the top arm slot with his fastball sitting 85-86 mph. Showed some feel for his secondary pitches with a curveball that showed some depth at 72-74 mph. Was able to throw the Changeup with good arm speed, creating some late arm side fade. A arm that will likely continue to get better.