Texas All-State Games: Pitching Preview


Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

In two days, some of the top talent in Texas will meet in Tomball to compete in the PBR Texas All-State Games. The event will feature players from all four high school classes, including 2018 & 2019 grads, along with a select few 2020 & 2021 grads.

There are a number of highly touted arms that will be in attendance on Saturday, including a number of left-handers. 2019 LHP Mason Brandenberger (Clifton HS) not only plays football in the fall, but he also has ice in his veins with a solid two-pitch mix. He was dominant last week in the Underclass Games and can spin a breaking ball in any count. 2019 LHP/1B Jack Hattrup (Plano West) is a projectable 6-foot-4 left-handed pitcher with a high ceiling and good feel for off-speed. 2019 LHP Joseph Wolf (Liberty Christian HS) is a strike-throwing machine with a three pitch mix. We have seen 2019 LHP Austin Teel (College Station HS) run his fastball up to 86 mph with plus changeup and feel for a curveball. 2019 LHP Brady Putnik (Stratford HS) is a 6-foot-7 left-hander with a high ceiling. 2021 1B/LHP Jordan Viars (Reedy HS) is a 6-foot-3 freshman with strong all-around tools. 2019 LHP Tye Sampson (Guyer HS) is 6-foot-5 with a clean arm swing.

2019 RHP/OF Ryan Bogusz (Lone Star HS) is an athletic two-way player, and the right-hander has made consistent climbs in velocity this fall. The sinker/slider guy was 85-87 mph last time out, with a 72-75 mph slider. 2018 RHP Jace Hutchins (College Station HS) is an uncommitted senior with a high ceiling and a strong, projectable frame at 6-foot-4, 205-pounds. The right-hander has good movement and arm side run on his fastball, and shows great feel for a changeup with heavy action. 2020 C/RHP Beckett Vine (St. John’s HS) has fast-twitch tools and a quick arm, currently ranked No. 26 in the 2020 class.

 

Roster

Team 1
Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Luke Banister TX Hutto 2020 C  
Blake Benavides TX Sweeny 2019 C  
Michael Bernhardt TX LD Bell 2018 SS  
Chandler Freeman TX Liberty Hill 2019 3B Dallas Baptist
Luke Hammond TX The Woodlands 2019 OF Houston
Jack Hattrup TX Plano West 2019 LHP  
Austin Herrera TX Bryan 2018 OF  
Braley Hollins TX Plano Senior 2019 SS Oklahoma State
Jace Hutchins TX College Station 2018 RHP  
Brandon Kemp TX Klein Oak 2019 OF  
Gavin LaBruyere TX Montgomery 2018 SS  
Riley Lambert TX Midway 2018 OF  
Cal Martin TX Ronald Reagan 2019 1B  
River Orsak TX Barbers Hill 2019 SS  
Tye Sampson TX Guyer 2019 LHP  
Austin Teel TX College Station 2019 LHP  
Team 2
Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Bryce Balusek TX Calallen 2019 1B Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
John Cashimere TX Coppell 2019 LHP  
Reid Dalrymple TX Burnet 2018 LHP  
Tommy Ivey TX Kingwood Park 2019 OF  
Cole Johnson TX Southlake Carroll 2018 3B Weatherford JC
Dylan Leach TX Carthage 2021 C  
Cade Merka TX Argyle 2020 SS  
John Tyler 'JT' Mounce TX Cypress Christian 2019 OF Oklahoma State
Hambleton Oliver TX Calallen 2019 RHP  
Cole Payne TX Cuero 2018 RHP  
Austin Plante TX Lake Travis 2019 OF  
Kade Sanchez TX Caldwell 2019 SS  
Anthony Tejada TX Humble 2020 OF  
Drake Varnado TX Port Neches 2021 RHP  
Nate White TX Arlington 2019 SS  
Joseph Wolf TX Liberty Christian 2019 LHP  
Team 3
Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Anderson Acinger TX Plano Senior 2019 1B  
Ryan Bogusz TX Lonestar 2019 RHP  
Mason Brandenberger TX Clifton 2020 LHP  
Trent Clark TX Navasota 2018 C  
Tyler Douglas TX John Cooper 2020 LHP  
Luke Ely TX Franklin 2019 C  
Gavin Huson TX George Ranch 2020 LHP  
Nick Petro TX Concordia Lutheran 2018 OF  
Cole Posey TX Georgetown 2019 SS  
Brady Putnik TX Stratford 2019 LHP  
Elliot Ranson TX Cypress Christian 2018 SS  
Kyle Reece TX Cy-Fair 2019 OF  
Evan Sparks TX Cedar Park 2019 SS  
Dylan Strater TX Liberty 2018 C  
Jordan Viars TX Reedy 2021 1B  
Team 4
Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Jared Barta TX Cuero 2019 RHP  
Fabian Bernal TX John Paul Stevens 2019 SS  
Brady Braun TX Klein Cain 2020 SS  
Michael Cervantes TX Clear Springs 2019 SS  
Couper Cornblum TX Midway 2019 SS Wichita State
Jimmy Crooks TX Trinity 2019 C  
Jacob Flores TX Foster 2019 OF  
Tyler Folse TX Barbers 2019 OF  
Blake Helton TX Lake Travis 2018 RHP  
Dylan Hugley TX Rowlett 2018 3B  
John (JT) Tackett TX Cypress Christian School 2020 1B  
Cooper Timmons TX Clear Falls 2019 SS  
Beckett Vine TX St John's 2020 C  
Jackson Ware TX Stratford 2020 OF  
Jacob Wilson TX George Ranch 2019 OF  
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