Top Prospect Showcase - Outfielder Analysis


Tyler King
PBR Texas Scout

On June 22, our PBR Texas Staff hosted the TX Top Prospect Showcase, a much anticipated showcase and trials at Sam Houston State University. The event featured a highly talented group of prospects in the 2023-2025 classes. Today, we take a look at a breakdown of every outfielder in attendance.

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Outfielder Analysis

 

Jeric Curtis OF / SS / Tomball Memorial, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-foot-11, 160 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, narrow base, foot lift load trigger with toe tap, takes hands back to trigger swing, level swing plane, middle of the field approach hitting line drives and a few fly balls.
Power: 96.11 mph max exit velocity in BP, 83.30 mph average exit velocity, 319 feet max distance, and 33.3% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. OF - 87 mph. Long arm action, ¾ slot, good carry, accurate throws.
Defense: Attacks the ball athletically, fields the ball in rhythm towards his target, clean funnel to release, keeps feet moving through his throw.
Run: 6.33 runner in the 60.

 

Connor Keithley OF / RHP / Alvin, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-foot-10, 165 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, wide base, leg kick load trigger, brings hands down slightly to trigger swing, uphill swing plane, pull side tendency hitting line drives and fly balls.
Power: 91.28 mph max exit velocity in BP, 79.42 mph average exit velocity, 317 feet max distance, and 25% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. OF - 85 mph. Long arm action, over the top slot, good carry on throws, accurate throws.
Defense: Good footwork getting in position, fields the ball in rhythm towards target, fields the ball off glove foot, clean funnel to release.
Run: 6.82 runner in the 60.

 

Kyle Lewis OF / RHP / Lubbock-Cooper, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-foot-10, 185 pounds.
Hit: RH. Open stance, leg lift load trigger, hands come down to trigger swing, uphill swing plane, pull side tendency hitting lots of deep fly balls and line drives.
Power: 96.07 mph max exit velocity in BP, 88.38 mph average exit velocity, 370 feet max distance, and 50% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. OF - 84 mph. Long arm action, over the top slot, good carry on throws, accurate throws.
Defense: Attacks the ball well, fields the ball in rhythm moving towards his target, clean funnel to transfer, keeps feet moving through the throw.
Run: 6.94 runner in the 60.

 

Cort Roberson OF / LHP / Cypress Ranch , TX / 2023

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-foot-2, 175 pounds.
Hit: LH. Balanced stance, small leg lift load trigger, level swing plane with length, middle of the field approach
Power: 91.69 mph max exit velocity in BP, 82.10 mph average exit velocity, 334 feet max distance, and 33.3% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: LH. OF - 83 mph. Long arm action, high ¾ slot, good carry on throws, accurate throws.
Defense: Good footwork getting in position, fields the ball of glove foot and in rhythm towards target, clean funnel to release.
Run: 7.01 runner in the 60.

 

Dominic Melchor OF / 2B / Katy, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-foot-11, 165 pounds.
Hit: RH. Athletic stance, slightly open, leg lift load trigger, rhythmic load of the hands, uphill swing plane, middle of the field approach hitting primarily fly balls.
Power: 88.96 mph max exit velocity in BP, 76.25 mph average exit velocity, and 319 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 86 mph. Long arm action, ¾ slot, good carry on throws, accurate throws.
Defense: Attacks the ball athletically, good footwork to get into position, good hands with clean funnel to release.
Run: 7.22 runner in the 60.

 

Noah Pate OF / LHP / Sweeny, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-foot-11, 170 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, leg lift load trigger, barrel tilt swing trigger, uphill swing plane, middle of the field approach hitting primarily line drives.
Power: 94.94 mph max exit velocity in BP, 87.77 mph average exit velocity, 315 feet max distance, and 40% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: LH. OF - 84 mph. Long arm action, ¾ slot, good carry on throws at times, accurate throws.
Defense: Good hands with a clean funnel to release, fields the ball in rhythm towards target, good footwork getting in position.
Run: 6.97 runner in the 60.

 

Brody Miller OF / James Bowie , TX / 2022

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-foot-11, 195 pounds.
Hit: LH. Balanced stance, narrow base, leg lift load trigger, hands start high, hands move back slightly to trigger swing, downhill swing plane at times, pull side tendency hitting lots of deep fly balls and line drives.
Power: 93.46 mph max exit velocity in BP, 91.03 mph average exit velocity, 354 feet max distance, and 66.7% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. OF - 84 mph. Long arm action, ¾ slot, good carry on throws, accurate throws.
Defense: Stays back on the ball at times, good footwork to get into position at times, fields the ball off of glove foot, clean funnel to release
Run: 7.05 runner in the 60.

 

Cody Edwards OF / RHP / Clark, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-foot-11, 185 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, small leg lift load trigger, barrel tilt swing trigger, level swing plane, pull side tendency hitting primarily line drives.
Power: 93.07 mph max exit velocity in BP, 77.03 mph average exit velocity, 306 feet max distance, and 20% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. OF - 88 mph. Long arm action, ¾ slot, good carry on throws, accurate throws at times.
Defense: Attacks the ball well at times, fields the ball in rhythm towards his target, clean funnel to release with good hands, good footwork working through the throw.
Run: 7.05 runner in the 60.

 

Nolan Williams OF / 1B / Salado, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-foot-1, 185 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, small foot lift load trigger, barrel tilt swing trigger, uphill swing plane, middle of the field approach hitting a mix of line drives and ground balls.
Power: 102.10 mph max exit velocity in BP, 86.56 mph average exit velocity, 343 feet max distance, and 57.1% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. OF - 82 mph. Long arm action, over the top slot, good carry on throws at times, accurate throws.
Defense: Good footwork getting to the ball, works through the throw, clean funnel to release, fields the ball in rhythm towards his target,
Run: 7.02 runner in the 60.

 

Kevin Torrado OF / LHP / Midway, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-foot, 185 pounds.
Hit: LH. Balanced stance, leg kick load trigger, barrel tilt swing trigger, level swing plane with length, middle of the field approach, hitting a mix of line drives and ground balls.
Power: 93.20 mph max exit velocity in BP, 81.53 mph average exit velocity, 302 feet max distance, and 28.6% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: LH. OF - 87 mph. Long arm action, ¾ slot, good carry on throws, accurate throws at times.
Defense: Good footwork getting to the ball, fields the ball deep at times and off of glove foot, clean funnel to release at times, stays back on the ball at times.
Run: 7.46 runner in the 60.

 

Jake Duer OF / LHP / Marcus, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-foot-1, 180 pounds.
Hit: LH. Balanced stance, leg lift load trigger, rhythmic swing trigger, slightly uphill swing plane, pull side tendency hitting primarily hard ground balls.
Power: 100.14 mph max exit velocity in BP, 86.35 mph average exit velocity, 124 feet max distance, and 57.1% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: LH. OF - 79 mph. Long arm action, high ¾ slot, good carry on throws at times, accurate throws.
Defense: Attacks the ball athletically, good footwork, clean funnel to transfer, fields the ball in rhythm towards his target.
Run: 6.84 runner in the 60.

 

Blaine Birkelbach OF / LHP / Pearland, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-foot-1, 175 pounds.
Hit: LH. Balanced stance, slightly wide base, leg lift load trigger, uphill swing plane, all fields approach hitting a mix of line drives and fly balls.
Power: 84.43 mph max exit velocity in BP, 74.26 mph average exit velocity, and 284 feet max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 82 mph. Long arm action, ¾ slot, good carry at times on throws, accurate throws.
Defense: Stays back on the ball at times, fields the ball in rhythm towards target, fields the ball off of glove foot, clean transfer to release.
Run: 7.03 runner in the 60.

 

Ty Casey OF / C / Central, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-foot, 195 pounds.
Hit: RH. Open stance, small leg lift load trigger into stride, hands move back to trigger swing, level swing plane, pull side tendency hitting primarily ground balls with some line drives.
Power: 95.41 mph max exit velocity in BP, 84.56 mph average exit velocity, 289 feet max distance, and 42.9% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. OF - 83 mph. Long arm action, ¾ slot, good carry on throws at times, accurate throws at times.
Defense: Attacks the ball well, fields the ball in rhythm towards target and off of glove foot, clean funnel to release. 
Run: 7.38 runner in the 60.

 

Zackary Nichols RHP / OF / Ridge Point, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-foot-3, 175 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, slightly narrow base, small leg lift load trigger, hands move back to trigger swing, uphill swing plane, middle of the field approach hitting a mix of ground balls and line drives.
Power: 92.56 mph max exit velocity in BP, 88.43 mph average exit velocity, 275 feet max distance, and 37.5% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. OF - 83 mph. Long arm action, ¾ slot, good carry at times on throws, accurate throws at times.
Defense: Stays back on the ball at times, fields the ball in rhythm towards target and off of glove foot, clean funnel to release at times.
Run: 7.43 runner in the 60.

 

Xander McAfee OF / 1B / Southwest Christian School, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-foot-4, 190 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, slightly wide base, small stride load trigger, quick barrel tilt swing trigger, quick hands through the zone, uphill swing plane, pull side tendency hitting a few home runs and plenty of deep fly balls and line drives.
Power: 99.77 mph max exit velocity in BP, 91.62 mph average exit velocity, 393 feet max distance, and 62.5% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. OF - 89 mph. Long arm action, high ¾ slot, good carry on throws, accurate throws.
Defense: Attacks the ball athletically, fields the ball in rhythm towards his target, clean/quick funnel to release with good hands.
Run: 6.82 runner in the 60. 

 

Chase Haley OF / RHP / Plano West, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-foot-4, 205 pounds. Physical build
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, wide base, small leg lift load trigger, moves hand back very slightly to trigger swing, level swing plane, middle of the field approach hitting some deep fly balls.
Power: 95.98 mph max exit velocity in BP, 89.57 mph average exit velocity, 321 feet max distance, and 66.7% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. OF - 84 mph. Long arm action, high ¾ slot, good carry on throws, accurate throws.
Defense: Attacks the ball well, fields the ball in rhythm at times, fields the ball out in front and off of glove foot, clean funnel to release.
Run: 6.96 runner in the 60.

 

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