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Ten Risers From The Texas 2019 Class Rankings

Toby Bicknell & Shooter Hunt

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It has been a busy five-plus months since the last official update to the Texas class of 2019 rankings. Yesterday we posted the ranking that expanded to 150 prospects, as the spring and summer season allowed the Prep Baseball Report scouting staff to track down emerging talent at high school games, tournaments and showcases. Today we look at ten risers, all ranked inside the top 60.


2019 Risers

Jimmy Lewis RHP / 1B / Lake Travis, TX / 2019

Uncommitted. Lewis burst onto the scene at the PBR South Texas Underclass Games. He has tremendous upside with his 6-foot-6, 190-pound, long, projectable, athletic frame. Lewis works from a high-¾ slot with a loose, quick, athletic arm stroke. He threw his fastball for strikes and sat mostly 87-89 mph with late, arm-side run and action, bumping 90 mph twice, and dropping only once to 86 mph. His fastball jumps out of his hand with ease. His curveball has 10-4 shape and depth, coming in at 72-74 mph. Has good feel for a changeup that he throws with fastball arm speed at 75-76 mph. Plays first base, showed bat speed (88 mph) and had a hard single during the game. But with Lewis' projectable frame, quick arm, pedigree, and present arm strength, it is easy to dream that his velocity will continue to climb and his future is on the mound. 

John Tyler 'JT' Mounce OF / OF / Cypress Christian, TX / 2019

Uncommitted. Mounce is a fast-twitch left-handed hitting outfielder that stands 5-foot-10, 150-pounds. He performed well at The PBR Future Games where he posted one of the top 60-yard dash times by running a 6.49. Showcased game changing speed on the bases, put pressure on the defense on multiple occasions including running a 3.91 to first base, stole several bases including second and third, and moved up aggressively on dirtballs. Currently a contact, line drive hitter, with gap power, Mounce handles the bat well and uses the whole field, while still having plenty of strength and bat speed to turn on velocity. Defensively, in the outfield, he cut off a would-be double down the left field line and hosed the runner at second base with a strong throw on top of the bag. Two batters later he opened up and ran down another would-be double to the left field warning track. With his speed, athleticism, and left-handed bat, Mounce is a player that is garnering a lot of attention from college recruiters.

Caleb Munton C / OF / Wylie, TX / 2019

Uncommitted. Munton is one of the top bats still available in Texas, with a strong, athletic frame at 6-foot, 190-pounds. He was a standout the past two years at Wylie HS, and put together a great week at The PBR Future Games in early August. An advanced switch hitter with bat speed and power from both sides of the plate. He has smooth rhythm, the ability to deliver the barrel on time, and drives the baseball with power. Munton is athletic for his size, running a 7.05-second 60-yard dash. A primary catcher, he threw out three runners at the Future Games, where his pop times ranged from 2.0-2.12. Munton projects as a middle of the order hitter at the next level and has a high upside.  

Quinton Martin OF / RHP / Sweeny, TX / 2019

Martin showcased explosive tools at the South Texas Underclass Game, and committed to Rice recently. He has a strong frame at 5-foot-11, 190-pounds with a strong lower half. Showed plus arm strength in the outfield at 93 mph and registered an exit velocity of 95 mph off the tee. During batting practice he showed plus bat speed and big power potential as he squared up balls consistently, including hitting two home runs, one to left-centerfield and another to left field (at Texas A&M). Carried that over into the game by hitting a missile to centerfield that was caught. On the mound, the right-hander has an aggressive delivery with a quick arm stroke from a high-¾ slot. His fastball was around the zone, ranging from 86-90 mph with some effort, sitting mostly 88 mph. He throws a power curveball with late action and depth at 71-74 mph, and a changeup at 76-78 mph.  

Cole Marler C / OF / College Station, TX / 2019

Marler burst onto the scene at our Houston Area Open event, earning an invite to both the North and South Texas Underclass Games where he put together standout performances. 6-foot-1, 175-pounds, with a strong, athletic frame and muscular lower half. He is an elite level catcher with excellent carry in his arm, throws strikes through the bag at second base with pop times ranging from 1.88-2.0 and a top velocity from the crouch of 76 mph. Soft hands behind the plate, easy reciever, great hip mobility, athletic blocker. Offensively, Marler is a confident right-handed hitter with an athletic setup, aggressive approach, and loose easy finish of the barrel. Ball jumps off his bat during batting practice with gap power and more to come. Multiple at-bats with hard contact, including a triple he smoked to left-centerfield that one-hopped the wall at TCU. He ran a 7.1-second 60-yard dash, and had an exit velocity of 92 mph off the tee. Marler is a hard-nosed player with high skill set that would be a great addition to a recruiting class.

Michael Gresham SS / RHP / Boerne - Samuel V Champion, TX / 2019

Uncommitted. Gresham is a legit two-way prospect that stands 5-foot-10, 170-pounds with a strong frame. The rising junior put together one of the better overall performances at The South Texas Underclass Games. Confident shortstop with fluid actions, quick footwork, soft hands and plus arm strength (91 mph across the diamond). Makes the play on the run with athleticism and accurate throws, attacks ground balls with a good sense of timing. A right-handed hitter, Gresham showed pull side power during batting practice, driving multiple balls to the wall in left field. The icing on the cake was at the end of a long day, (and 102 degree heat), when Gresham jumped on the mound for a one inning appearance. After his calf cramped in his first warmup pitch, the right-hander went on to pump 87-90 mph and showed a great feel for four pitches. Drop and drive delivery, quick, athletic arm stroke with some effort. His slider is a plus pitch at 75-76 mph with 11-5 shape, and his curveball has good depth at 71-72 mph with 12-6 shape. Threw one changeup at 73 mph. With his upside on the mound, and ability to play the infield, look for Gresham to garner a lot of attention from college recruiters. 

Wyatt Rohmer SS / C / Byron Nelson, TX / 2019

Rohmer is another two-way prospect that rose in the rankings after his performance at The North Texas Underclass Games. He stands 5-foot-11, 180-pounds, with a 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. Also threw one cutter at 81 mph. At shortstop, Rohmer showed good range with fluid footwork, making several plays with high-end athleticism and the ability to play on the run. A right-handed hitter, Rohmer has a strong bat, driving the ball from gap-to-gap with a short, efficient path and loose extension through contact. An all around athletic baseball player 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, TX / 2019

Santos carved up hitters at the North Texas Prospect Games in late July. He stands 6-foot, 185-pound, with a strong, barrel chested frame with broad shoulders. Works from a high-¾ slot with a clean arm stroke. Pounded the zone with his fastball at 83-85 mph with arm side life. Fastball comes out clean with some downward angle, he was able to beat hitters multiple times with quality fastballs at the knees on both edges of the plate. Real presence and confidence on the mound. Aggressive delivery, lands open, creates angle on fastball, falls off to glove side on finish. Curveball has good depth and tight rotation at 71-74 with 1-7 shape. Changeup is a good pitch at 78 mph with arm side fade and depth, and fastball arm speed. 

Trent Dean OF / 2B / Sachse, TX / 2019

Dean is one of the top hitters still available in the 2019 class and had a standout performance at the North Texas Prospect Games. At 6-foot-1, 180-pounds, Dean has a strong, athletic, quick-twitch frame. The right-handed hitter has an athletic setup, starts with a smooth leg-kick, lands balanced. Good rotation to contact with lower half, strong hands, quick bat with barrel awareness. In-game, Dean had an ultra-aggressive approach and did not get cheated, taking aggressive swings and smashing multiple balls foul to the pull side with authority. Although he did not have much to show for it, he smoked a double play ball to third base on a curveball. Then, in his second at-bat, he just missed crushing a ball when he took a full swing and popped up to shortstop with plus hang time. Dean ran a 6.83-60 in socks, and registered an exit velocity of 89 mph off the tee.  

Tyler Wade SS / RHP / Midland, TX / 2019

Wade was a standout performer from the North Texas Underclass Games in July. A confident, quick-twitch athlete, he stands 5-foot-11, 160-pounds, with plenty of room to add strength. 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, was on time with easy, repeatable rhythm. Has a smooth leg kick, quick hands, plus bat speed, strong contact with short, flat path to the ball, ball jumps off his bat. At shortstop, Wade has quick feet, average hands and good arm strength from a low-¾ slot (87 mph). Overall, he is a projectable, confident athlete that plays with moxie. 


Top 10

1 Bobby Witt Jr. TX Colleyville Heritage 2019 RHP Oklahoma
2 Matthew Thompson TX Cypress Ranch 2019 RHP Texas A&M
3 Logan Britt TX Colleyville Heritage 2019 OF Texas A&M
4 Jared Southard TX Rouse 2019 RHP Texas
5 Jacob Meador TX Centennial 2019 RHP Texas Christian
6 Colton Bowman TX Bullard 2019 LHP Oklahoma State
7 Sanson Faltine III TX Ft. Bend Travis 2019 SS Texas
8 J.J. Goss TX Cy-Ranch 2019 RHP Texas A&M
9 Brett Baty TX Lake Travis 2019 3B Texas
10 William Rigney TX Midway 2019 RHP


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