Prep Baseball Report

Texas Twelve 2018's Scout Day: Quick Hits

By Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

Twitter: @PBR_Texas

Saturday, May 27

KATY, TX - On Tuesday, May 30th, we attended the Texas Twelve Scout day for 2018 graduates at Cotton Ranch in Katy, TX. Here are some of the players that stood out with a mix of 2018-2020 graduates.

Hunter Mayo, RHP/SS, Hudson HS, 2018
6-foot-1, 175-pound, athletic frame. One of the best all-around athletes at the event. Mayo ran a 7.19-second 60-yard dash. Threw 93 mph from the outfield and 84 mph across the infield with smooth actions, quick exchange and quick arm stroke. On the mound, his fastball was 88-90 mph with a 75 mph slider and a 77 mph changeup. Can’t imagine he will be uncommitted much longer.

Nick Hill, RHP, Fort Bend Austin HS, 2018
At 6-foot-5, 200-pounds, Hill has a lean-muscular, projectable frame. His fastball was 83-86 mph with arm side run and a clean, loose arm stroke. His slider was 75-76, and his splitfinger-fastball was 76-77 mph. Expect more velocity to come as he continues to grow into an already projectable frame.

Dalton Wood, RHP, Second Baptist HS, 2018
6-foot-5, 235-pound, strong, muscular frame. Wood works from a high-¾ slot with a clean arm stroke and some effort in his delivery. His fastball showed heavy action at 90-91 mph with 77 mph curveball. His changeup was 79 mph. Look for big things from Wood this summer as he is already pitching on a Twelve team that has an outstanding pitching rotation.

Travis Washburn, SS, College Park HS, 2018
There is a lot of strength in Washburn’s smaller frame at 5-foot-8, 165-pounds. The junior ran a 6.88-second 60-yard dash and registered an exit velo of 91 mph from the left side, 87 mph from the right side. In recent high school games we have seen Washburn show off elite baseball speed with savvy from the leadoff spot at College Park HS. The left-handed hitter uses the whole field and has strength at contact, not to mention he can bunt for a hit anytime, recording 3.71-second times to first base.  

Cannon Sims, SS, The Woodlands HS, 2018
At 6-foot-2, 170-pounds, Sims has a projectable, athletic frame. The shortstop showed mid-line actions with elbow dominant arm action, throwing 85 mph across the infield. His exit velocity was 84 mph off the tee. The right-handed hitter has a balanced swing with his barrel staying in the zone a long time. The right-hander was 82-84 mph on the mound with a clean arm stroke, touching 86 mph at the end of his bullpen. His curveball was 69-70, while his changeup was 77-78 mph. The junior has solid all-around tools.

Zach Poe, 3B/RHP, 2018
Estimated 6-foot-2, 200-pound, strong, filled-out frame with broad shoulders. Poe does everything with conviction. The junior threw 89-92 mph across the infield with a clean arm stroke. He moves well for a big kid and projects as a corner bat with power at the next level. His exit velocity was 90 mph off the tee.

Tyler Linneweber, SS, Conroe HS, 2018
5-foot-7, 140-pound frame. Linneweber showed fast-twitch actions with outstanding footwork and threw 85 mph across the infield with accuracy.

Ty McCain, C, 2018
Recently moved from Alabama to Texas. McCain showed outstanding receiving skills with the ability to handle velocity and tight spin. He threw 74 mph from behind the plate with consistent pop times and accuracy at 1.93-1.95 and flashed a 1.82 once. McCain has a sturdy frame and looks the part behind the plate. His exit velocity off the tee was 87 mph.

Chris Parsons, RHP/OF, Seven Lakes HS, 2018
6-foot-1, 160-pound frame. Parsons Flashed a quick arm and athletic delivery on the mound. His fastball was 86-88 mph, slider was 72-73, Curveball 66-68 mph and his changeup was 75-76 mph.

Alex Nunn, OF, Montgomery HS, 2018
Nunn has a smaller, fast twitch frame and ran a 6.38-second 60 yard dash. The kid can really move. The junior also plays football in high school.

Dylan Golden, 3B/RHP, Spring HS, 2018
Golden has a strong, sturdy frame and posted a solid 60-yard dash for his size at 7.22. He also had an exit velocity of 90 mph off the tee, threw 87 mph across the diamond, and was 87-88 mph in the bullpen with a 70-71 mph 12-6 curveball.

Austin Teel, LHP/OF, College Station HS, 2019
Ran a 7.07-second 60-yard dash, threw 83 mph from the outfield. On the mound, the left-hander works from a high-¾ slot with a short arm stroke and a fastball that was 83-86 mph with a 69 mph curveball and a changeup at 76-77 mph.

Bryce Bennett, RHP/OF, Madisonville HS, 2018
6-foot-3, 165-pound, lean, projectable frame. Did a lot of things well. Ran a 7.1-second 60-yard dash, threw 87-89 mph in OF, 86 across the infield. On the mound, the right-hander was 83-85 mph, with a plus changeup at 73-75 mph and a 69-71 mph curveball.

Alex Martinez, SS, 2018
Martinez flashed quick feet and good actions at shortstop. He has a quick release with a lower ¾ slot, throwing 81 mph across the infield. His rangy, projectable frame suggest that his best baseball is ahead of him.

Austin Timperman, LHP, The Woodlands HS, 2018
6-foot-4, 160-pound, wiry, projectable frame. Timperman works from a ¾ arm slot with a clean arm stroke at 79-80 mph, His curveball was 71 mph. Look for more velocity in the future as Timperman adds strength to an already projectable frame.

Gavin LaBruyere, SS, Montgomery HS, 2018
6-foot-2, 175-pound, lean, loose frame. LaBruyere started the day with 7.02-second 60-yard dash time. The shortstop does a nice job of getting into his fielding position with his glove on the ground every time, even though he has a taller frame. He flashes a quick exchange and threw 82 mph across the infield.

Kobe Keuchel, OF, Oak Ridge HS, 2020
5-foot-8, 180-pound, sturdy frame. Really liked the the left-handed swing. Its polished with good leverage, balance and bat speed. Keuchel transfers his lower half through contact with ease and finishes the barrell.

Look for more news from this event in the next two days. 
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