Prep Baseball Report

Scout Notebook: Jupiter Day 2

Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

JUPITER, FL - The second day of the World Wood Bat Championship allowed for the first full slate of games, with some teams playing two games. Texas teams were in full swing as were the players. Here are some highlights of committed and uncommitted players.


+ 2017 SS Jacob Nesbit (Coppell HS, TX), 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.

+ 2018 RHP/SS Derrick Cherry (Goose Creek HS,TX), the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Houston recruit, is a two-way talent, but showed intriguing upside on the mound. The right-hander works from a high ¾ slot with quick, easy arm action. The fastball ranged from 86-90 mph with very good life while the slider was 75-79 mph with sharp, late life.

+ 2019 RHP Jacob Meador (Centennial HS, TX), the 5-foot-10, 170-pound TCU recruit, works from a high-¾ slot with an athletic delivery. The fastball has some arm-side run at 87-89 mph with a swing-and-miss slider with slurvey-type action and good depth.

+ 2019 SS Bobby Witt Jr. (Colleyville Heritage HS, TX), the 6-foot, 165-pound Oklahoma recruit, showed advanced, all-around athletic abilities. The right-handed hitter has a outstanding bat speed, strength through contact, and the ability to barrel up fastballs and offspeed pitches. Defensively, the shortstop shows great range and arm strength as well as the ability to field and throw on the run. Look for Witt Jr. to garner more national attention in the coming years.

2017 LHP Chandler Jozwiak (Brenham HS, TX), the 6-foot, 155-pound, Texas A&M Corpus Christi commit, came on in relief working 4 scoreless innings eventually recording the win. Works from a ¾ slot with long, loose arm action. He located his fastball on both sides of the plate at 84-86 mph. He shows great command of his offspeed stuff, spinning his slider 72-73 mph with the ability to put it on the back foot of right-handed hitters. His changeup is also a plus pitch at 75-77 mph.


2017 1B/C Saul Garza (Edinburg North HS, TX), the 6-foot-3, 220-pound right-handed has great presence and bat speed. Garza homered in his first at-bat of the day, hammering a fastball well beyond the left field fence. He then followed that up in the bottom of the seventh inning with a walk-off base hit to left field.

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