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TX Most Viewed Profiles: January 2023

Brandon Gowins
Texas Scouting Director

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As February gets underway and we look toward high school season, our PBR TX staff takes a look at the top 10 most viewed Texas profiles of January. We are able to drill down into the data and track the number of reads thanks to Google analytics. 

*Click on each player's name or picture to see their full profile.

TX Most Viewed Profiles: January 2023



Conner Helms SS / 3B / Dripping Springs, TX / 2025

One of the standouts from the Preseason ID circuit was Helms. The Soph. showed improved physicality and played in the field and at the plate.  Helms continues to raise his stock, and we are excited to see him this spring. 


Grady Emerson SS / 2B / Argyle , TX / 2026

The #1 player in the state for the '26 class showed up at Lake Dallas in Jan. for our preseason event and made us feel even better about his ranking. Emerson has a mature approach to the game and has one of the prettiest swings in the '26 class. 



Justin Pitcher OF / RHP / Clear Brook , TX / 2026

Pitcher is a Freshman who really opened some eyes at Alvin in Jan. The athletic RHP and OF has the frame and quick twitch athleticism to make some big jumps this year.  He was in the mid 80's and that number will continue to rise. 


Devin Bennett RHP / Benbrook, TX / 2021

Rankings  JUCO: #3 OVERALL

The top JC prospect in TX, Bennett looked sharp in his 1st outing of the spring. In less than 40 degree temps, Bennett was up to 93 with command and showed a quality breaker.  The velo will continue to rise with the temperature.  


Mark Macklin 3B / OF / Fulshear, TX / 2026

Macklin had a solid overall day at Alvin CC in Jan. The Frosh showed well in all areas of the game.  He has a good glove on the dirt with some arm strength.  At the plate, he had impressive blast numbers that will continue to translate as he gets stronger.  Also showed intriguing upside on the mound.  


Kai Kirchheiner C / OF / Foster, TX / 2025

Kirchheiner was one of the top catchers we saw this Jan. The Soph. backstop had above avg. metrics across the board in all phases.  Kai has a chance to play himself into one of the top uncommitted catchers in the '25 class getting to catch the arms at Foster High. 


Blake Mitchell C / RHP / Sinton, TX / 2023

After an incredible '22 season, Mitchell is looking to top it in '23.  The LSU signee is looking to lead Sinton to back to back state titles before focusing on the MLB draft in July.


Braxton Beaty LHP / OF / Angleton, TX / 2026

The '22 JFG participant had an electric bullpen at Rice in Jan. and then a couple weeks later he committed to LSU. The freshman southpaw has a lot of polish and savvy for a freshman.  His velo continues to uptick, and there aren't many people in his class I would want to have the ball in a big moment more than Beaty. 


Lucas Nawrocki OF / LHP / Aledo, TX / 2026

Continuing the trend of 26 grads, Lucas came to Salado and opened some eyes with his workout. He had great numbers across the board, and as he continues to get stronger he has a chance to be the next high end player out of Aledo. 


Dylan Cheek SS / OF / Rockwall, TX / 2026

Another '22 JFG member, Cheek showed up to Weatherford JC and put on a show in early Jan. He has a national best for his grade this preseason with a 91 mph Inf velo. He hit multiple balls out and consistently produces mid 90's exit velo. Will be fun to watch him progress at powerhouse Rockwall High. 




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