Highlights from Midwest Scouting Association workout in KC

Wed July 25, 2012

By Ethan Silverman

KANSAS CITY - The Midwest Scouting Association held a workout and game at Kaufman Stadium on Monday. Present were 52 selected players from Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kansas, Arkansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota to participate in front of dozens of MLB scouts and college coaches, with Missouri and Illinois players standing out and increasing their draft stock in front of scouts.

Highlights from the event include:

Velocity on the mound was the name of the game and left a lasting impression.

No. 2 ranked player in the Illinois’ Class of 2013, RHP Andy Honiotes from Geneva HS (committed to University ofMiami) was one of the most dominant pitchers. He sat 91-92 mph and flashed a slider that struck out two consecutive batters looking.

University of Illinois commit Ryne Roper from Harrisburg HS , the No. 1 ranked player in the Illinois Class of 2013, showed good command and poise, while firing 88-89 mph fastballs and commanding the strike zone.

No. 2 ranked player in the Missouri Class of 2013, TCU commit Brian Howard from SLUH (MO) sat 88-89 mph with a heavy fastball.

RHP Devin Williams’ (Hazelwood West HS, MO) stock continue to rise. Williams, No. 4 ranked player in Missouri’s Class of 2013 and committed to the University of Missouri, sat 88-91 with command of all three pitchers in an impressive outing.

RHP Calvin Munson (No. 5 ranked player in Class of 2013), topped out at 91 mph, sitting 89-90. Munson is primed to be the dominant power pitcher in the Class of 2013.

The No. 1 overall ranked player in the combined Class of 2014 rankings, Alex Lange from Lee’s Summit West HS (MO) justified that ranking with an impressive 89-91mph fastball and a dominant inning, leaving us wanting to see more (which we will at the Midwest Futures Games).

Under-the radar-until recently, Storm Rynard (No. 2 in the Missouri Class of 2014 rankings) from Raymore-Peculiar HS flashed a heavy 87-90 mph fastball, topping at 91. Rynard, a Midwest Futures Games participant, and Lange should battle it out for that top spot the next few years.

 LHP Dalton Moats from Park Hills HS (MO) sat 84-86 mph, topping at 87 mph. Moats has a smooth delivery and looks to have more in the tank.

Speed

Louisville commit Colin Lyman from Huntley HS (IL) had the top 60 time, posting a 6.80

SS Brad Jelinek from Warsaw HS (MO) ran a 6.88 60.

University of Missouri commit Jordan Getzelman from Prairie Ridge HS (IL) ran a 6.91 and Jake Ring from Grant Community HS (IL) was right behind him with a 6.94.

Adam Hanks from Northwest HS (MO) posted a 7.0 60 time.

Missouri State commit Drew Bridges from Carthage HS (MO) and Univ. of Missouri commit Ryan Howard from Howell Central (MO) both ran a 7.24, Jacob Brentz from Parkway South (MO) and Brandon Gutzler from DeSmet both ran a 7.25.

Shane Cooper (committed to Univ. of Iowa) from Timberland HS (MO) posted a 7.30, Matt Brown (committed to Univ. of Arkansas) from Vianney ran a 7.44, Nathan Winfrey (Wichita State commit) from Liberty HS (MO) posted a 7.50, Ty Stahl from Parkway South (MO) ran a 7.61.

The Missouri and Illinois catchers also showed some speed. Southern Illinois commit Tanner Murphy from Malden HS (MO) and junior Mike Papierski from Lemont HS (IL) both ran a 7.30  

Catchers

Tanner Murphy was a consistent 1.94 pop time, with throws on the bag during catcher drill work

Notre Dame commit Ryan Lidge from Barrington HS (IL) posted top pop times of 1.98 and 2.01

Mike Paperski was 2.00 and 2.06 from the crouch.