Prep Baseball Report

Texas Senior Games: Pitcher Analysis

Phil Haig
Texas Scouting Director

On August 17, PBR Texas made a trip to Prestonwood Academy for the Senior Games. Yesterday we released the infield analysis, last week we released the catcher and outfield analysis. Today we will take a look at all of the pitchers that were in attendance. 

all prospects (listed alphabetically)

2020 RHP/1B Trace Blue (Midland Christian HS)
6-foot-3, 205-pound two-way talent, big physical frame with strong lower half. Showed ability to be a legitimate two-way prospect at the next level. Moves well for his size; ran a 7.16 60 and showed his hand strength with 95 mph exit velocity. Right-handed hitter, quiet setup, flashed occasional pull side power, lacked barrel consistency. Showed athletic feet around the bag with reliable hands. On the mound, showed rhythm in the delivery, works down the mound wello. Fastball showed late life and jump through the zone, 85-88 mph. Curveball showed 10/4 shape with sweeping action. 

2020 RHP Danny Davis (Plano West HS)
6-foot-5, 195-pound right-handed pitcher, lanky projectable build. Works from a high-3/4 slot, arms is loose and whippy out front. Fastball ranged between 85-88, plays mostly true. Curveball ranged between 69-72 with good shape and spin; showed makings of being a legitimate swing/miss offering if thrown with more arm speed. 

2020 LHP Charlie Gorsuch (Lewisville HS)
The lanky lefty Gorsuch stands 6-foot-2, 175-pounds and has a lot of projectable assets. He works from the far 3B side of the rubber, has a long arm action, throws across his body in a ¾ slot. Fastball was 78-80 mph, showed 77 mph changeup with fade, and spun his curveball at 69-70.

2020 RHP/3B Kyler Heyne (Frisco Reedy HS)
The 6-foot-1, 187-pound Heyne has a big load but showed good rhythm and timing during BP. Showed some natural lift and pull side power. Also had a 93 mph exit velocity from the tee. He showed 83 mph across the diamond following clean plays at 3B. Heyne also ran a 7.47 60-yard dash.  On the mound, his fastball was 82-84 with natural cutting action and glove-side command. Showed fading changeup at 74-76 mph, and a 68 mph curveball with some depth and a 76 mph slider. 

2020 RHP Andrew Houdeshell (Our Lady of the Hills)
Houdeshell is 6-foot, 175-pounds, throws from a high ¾ slot with some effort in the delivery. His fastball ranged 83-86 mph with some occasional arm-side action. Showed curveball with 12/6 shape with a slight hump at 70-72 mph.

2020 RHP Blaze Manley (Lewisville HS)
Manley stands 6-foot-1, 180-pounds. Has a lanky frame and throws from a  low ¾ slot, showing more explosion in his delivery than in previous events. His fastball was 83-86 mph with late life. Flashed a  78-80 mph changeup with good fade and his curveball was up to 73-74 with side to side action. 

2020 LHP/OF Braden Olson (Lake Travis HS)
A standout at many events over the past year, Olson showed well again, posting many top numbers for the event. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound lefty has a compact, deceptive ¾ slot and gets good  tilt on his pitches. The fastball was 84-87 mph with some life, and he paired a 71-73 mph curveball with depth and 80-81 mph changeup to balance his arsenal. Olson was strong at the plate, the right handed swing has a lot of momentum into the ball at contact from a high leg kick. Up to 94 mph exit velocity off the tee. Clean actions in the outfield with a strong arm up to 89 mph, also ran 7.17 60-yard dash.

2020 RHP Nicholas Perry (Denton Braswell HS)
Super physical 6-foot-4, 220-pound frame, has a clean and athletic delivery, and stays in line down the mound. FB had tilt when down in the zone as well as some late life up in the zone. FB was 85-88 with more to come as he develops. Had a CB at 73-75 mph with depth, and flashed a CH with good fading action at 76 mph. Perry could be a name to watch on the recruiting trail this year.

2020 RHP Cole Van Poppel (Rotan HS)
Physical 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame, Van Poppel has a presence on the mound. Throws from an over the top arm action, hides ball well with front side, FB has some natural tilt, and repeats delivery well. His fastball was 84-87 mph and played true, also spun a 70-72 mph curveball with some depth, and also showed an 81 mph changeup. 

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