Top Prospect Games: DFW - Quick Hits Part 3

Brandon Gowins
Assistant Scouting Director

FORT WORTH, TX - Last week, PBR Texas had our DFW Top Prospect Games at TCU and it was one of the more impressive rosters that we have ever had.  This event was invite only and for 2023-2026 grads. With as much talent as there was, we will break the Quick Hits into a few installments. In part 3 we take a look at the more of the players that stood out on Tuesday Night.








Cole Loser RHP / OF / Denton Guyer, TX / 2023

Loser was one of the first arms to throw on the night and help set the tone for the game setting. He showed a fastball that was 84-86 with good life and occasional cut. He shows a feel for a changeup as well that he will throw in the 80 mph range and fade it to LHH. His best pitch though is his Curveball.  It has a chance to be a power breaking ball as he gets stronger and continues to throw it harder.  He will get over 2700 on the spin and it shows good depth. Loser is extremely young for his grade and has a frame that still has some filling out to do, so there is plenty of upside here.  He needs to continue to get stronger and tighten up his command, but all of the ingredients are there for a huge senior year for Loser.  



Julian Minor SS / 2B / RL Paschal, TX / 2023

We didn’t get a full viewing of Minor, as he was finishing a tournament earlier in the day, but he did show up for the game portion and made a good impression.  He plays the game with a quiet confidence and has a plan for what he is trying to accomplish.  He made all the plays that were asked of him and showed good footwork with soft hands.  At the plate, he had an RBI single in the game when he drove a LD back up the middle. Overall, Minor had a really good night and am excited to get out and see him again. 



Sawyer Strosnider OF / LHP / Brock, TX / 2024

First thing you notice with Strosnider is the frame and athleticism.  He is tall, high waisted and has some bounce in his game.  During the workout portion, he ran a 6.84 60, threw 93 from the OF, had a max exit velo of 97 and had very impressive blast numbers. In the game, he smoked a Single back up the middle and had multiple good AB’s.  Strosnider also pitches and shows plenty of upside on the mound.  He will be one of the more followed 24’s as the summer progresses. 



Caleb Hoover 1B / RHP / Rockwall-Heath, TX / 2024

Fresh off another deep playoff run at Rockwall Heath, Hoover had a good night at the plate and on the mound.  During the workout portion, he had a max exit velo of 99.9 with an avg. of 95. In the game, he showed the willingness to use the whole field smoking a line drive to left and had multiple good swings. He brings a lot of physicality and power potential from the left side.  He ended the night on the mound and looked the part.  His fastball topped at 88 flashed a breaking ball with good shape as well. 



Major Brignon SS / 2B / Celina, TX / 2024

Bringon  continues to elevate his game every time we see him. On Tuesday, Brignon showed up more physical and showed in the workout portion.  He had a max exit velocity of 99 and was 89 across the infield during the defensive portion. His glove is always steady and he makes all the routine plays look routine.  At the plate, he smoked a ball up the middle for a single during the game. He is a high IQ player who always knows where to be.  The Celina product continues to raise his stock. 



Garrett Wallace OF / Flower Mound, TX / 2024

Wallace was someone I have been excited to see in this setting. After a strong season for Flower Mound, the athletic LHH Outfielder had a strong night. He was 87 from the OF, and there is more there. He had one of the louder rounds of BP, maxing out at 98.9 on exit velocity and being one of the few to hit a HR in BP.  In game, Wallace  shot a ball the other way and showed his speed stretching it into a double. Wallace plays hard and continues to evolve his game.  As the in game power continues to show up, Wallace’s stock will continue to rise.  



Zeke Seoane C / 2B / Timber Creek, TX / 2024

Seone has been a favorite of the PBR Texas Staff for a while and he continues to impress in our events. The switch hitting catcher had a solid workout, as he had a max exit velo of 94.4 with solid blast numbers.  His pop time was 2.09 as well.  During the game, he looked great behind the plate and his receiving has taken another step.  He had good ab’s throughout the game portion as well.  Seone is an athletic switch hitting catcher, who doesn’t want one of those? As the hit tool continues to improve, Seone’s name will continue to be mentioned. 



Zachary Applegate LHP / OF / Centennial , TX / 2024

The PBR Texas staff had been hearing good things about Applegate, so we were excited to finally get to lay some eyes on him.  And the two way talent didn’t disappoint. The broad shouldered lefty had a great workout as he was 86 from the outfield, had a max exit velo of 97.6 and had way above average Blast numbers.  During the game, he took good swings and showed some power. He had a hit in the game as well. Where he really shined was on the mound. He got up to 85 from the left side, with plenty more coming.  He also showed a quality change up and a breaking ball that has a chance to get righties and lefties out.  Applegate had himself a great night, and we will definitely be out to see him soon. 



Zane Becker C / 2B / Flower Mound, TX / 2024

After a great High School season, Becker has continued his high level play into the summer.  The sophomore backstop shined in all facets on Tuesday.  During the workout he had a max exit velocity of 94.3, a bat speed max of 76.4, and a very impressive 29.1 on rotational acceleration.  Then behind the plate he threw a 2.0 pop time.  Becker is an above average athlete for the catcher position.  In the game, Becker showed high level receiving, catching multiple good arms and had good technique while blocking. He got some good swings off in the game and hit multiple balls hard.  Becker is as tough as they come, and plays with a toughness and tenacity that is refreshing in today's game. 



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

Usually we don’t let kids who haven’t played in HS yet in an event of this caliber, but then again there aren’t many 14 yr olds like Emerson.  The LHH middle infielder had a great all around day, and you would never know he was 2-3 years younger than most of the other participants.  During the workout, Emerson had a max exit velocity of 94.1 and showed power from pull side to the LC gap.  He ran a 7.13 on a slow track and was 87 across the diamond during defense.  His bp round was one of the more impressive of the evening, as he shot line drives from foul line to foul line.  The barrel to ball skills are elite and he always seems to be on time.  He had a hit in the game, but all of his ab’s were very mature and he saw everything that was being thrown at him.  He also showed off some serious range at shortstop, making a play up the middle that didn’t look like he had any chance to get to. Emerson is in the running to be the #1 player in the state for the ‘26 class when those rankings come out.  




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