Prep Baseball Report

Underclass Area Code Tryouts: Position Players

By Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

Twitter: @PBR_Texas

WACO, TX - The top underclassman from the 2019 and 2020 classes in Texas met at Baylor University to tryout for the Area Code Team. Here are some of the position players that stood out.

Bobby Witt Jr., SS/RHP, Colleyville Heritage HS, 2019
Oklahoma recruit. 6-foot-1, 180-pound, athletic, long-limbed frame. The number one player in the 2019 rankings was 89-92 mph with his fastball from a high-¾ slot with a long, easy arm stroke. His slider only registered at 74-76 mph, but we have seen it better than that. Witt Jr. recently re-committed to Oklahoma. At shortstop, Witt has excellent footwork and feel for the position. One of his best attributes is his inner-clock and ability to never be in a hurry, yet always gets the out. His batting practice was impressive to say the least, driving multiple balls out of the yard and showcasing real power to the pull side with a relaxed swing. He transfers his weight and gets extended with ease.

Logan Britt, OF, All Saints Episcopal, 2019
Texas A&M recruit. 6-foot-5, 200-pound, long limbed, athletic frame. The right-handed hitter barreled up everything he saw on Wednesday, including going 2-for-3 with two doubles and fly ball to center field. Britt moves easy on the field with a long, easy, running strides for his long-limbed frame, running a 6.97-second 60 yard dash and throwing with accuracy and carry from the outfield. He has a compact swing with easy rhythm and power, even considering his long-limbed frame. The rising junior put together a solid batting practice, displaying bat speed, strength in the barrel and projectable, easy power.

Sanson Faltine, SS/RHP, Travis HS, 2019
Texas recruit. 6-foot-2, 180-pound, lean, athletic, projectable frame. The right-hander has a long, quick, electric arm stroke with his fastball coming in at 88-90 mph and more velocity to come. His delivery is athletic and repeatable with his long-limbed frame. Faltine is an all-around athlete that projects as a two way player at the collegiate level with easy actions at shortstop and the ability to play on the run. Faltine ran a 6.84-second 60 yard dash on the scouts stop watch.

Drew Romo, C/SS, The Woodlands HS, 2020
LSU recruit. Romo, a switch hitter has a solid swing from both sides of the plate, starting from a balanced, slightly crouched stance. His hands work to finish the barrel from both sides and his swing is very similar both right-and-left-handed with easy rhythm, using the middle of the field. Romo is a high end athlete behind the plate, with plus arm strength and carry on his throws. He posted pop times of 2.0-2.1 and flashed a 1.79-second time once.

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