MOKAN Pitchers Showcase: 2019 and 2020 Pitchers Analysis

Mon March 20, 2017

Shon Plack
Kansas/Missouri Scouting Director

Prep Baseball Report Missouri/Kansas held the MOKAN Winter Pitcher Showcase at Prodigy Baseball Academy in Kansas City, Missouri on February 19.  Nearly 30 pitchers in the 2020 to 2017 classes participated.

This group included one pitcher over 85 mph, four athletic pitchers in the 2020 class and a pair of strike throwing lefties. 

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Mark Adamiak, RHP, Shawnee Mission Northwest (KS), 2019
Adamiak is a 6-foot-4 200-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2019 class. Adamiak has a strong frame, aggressive delivery, loose over the top release, repeats, showed command of fastball and change-up, fastball topped at 86 mph, hit 85 mph several times, flashed late run, curveball has 10-to-4 shape, slurve type action, change up flashed cut, near fastball arm speed, 75-78 mph.

Chandler Ashby, RHP, Park Hill (MO), 2019
Ashby is a 6-foot-1 165-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2019 class. Ashby has long levers with a lean frame, throw with regular effort and a clean delivery, over the top release, body stays under control, fastball at 76-78 mph, late cut, breaking ball has 11-to-5 shape, sharp and late, good feel, showed command of change-up, near fastball arm speed, arm side release, 75 mph.

Hunter Atkinson, RHP, Park Hill (MO), 2019
Atkinson is a 6-foot 150-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2019 class. Atkinson was 73-76 mph with fastball, flashing late run, curveball has 11-to-5 movement, gradual break, change up has sinking action, mostly 65-67 mph, high three quarters release, slight coil at balance point, in line down the mound, athletic finish, repeatable with athletic frame.  

Christian Boyle, RHP, Liberty North (MO), 2020
Boyle is a 5-foot-9 135-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2020 class. Boyle was 77-78 mph with fastball, running action, high three quarters arm slot, throws with regular effort from a controlled delivery, athletic finish, breaking ball has 11-to-5 shape 63-65 mph, showed feel and command for change-up, near fastball arm speed, 69-71 mph, arm side release.

Jacob Crooks, RHP, Lee’s Summit West (MO), 2020

Crooks is a 6-foot-2 182-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2020 class. Crooks has a high three quarters arm slot, throws with some effort, aggressive down the mound, quick arm speed, arm works, finished falling to 1B side, fastball at 79-81 mph, curveball has 12-to-6 action, gradual break, around zone, change up has slight fade, 69-72 mph, near fastball arm speed, throws for strike. 

Cal Huesman, LHP, Blue Valley Northwest (KS), 2020
Huesman is a 5-foot-7 180-pound left-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2020 class. Huesman is a strike thrower with three pitches, crafty, repeats delivery, controlled and balanced, over the top release, fastball at 66-67 mph, sinking action, 2-to-8 shaped breaking ball, gradual break, down in the zone, change-up has sinking action, near fastball arm speed, bottom of zone, 62-63 mph.

Brayden Mooers, LHP, Blue Valley (KS), 2019
Mooers is a 5-foot-10 130-pound left-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2019 class. Mooers comes from a high three quarters arm slot, lean and projectctable frame, loose arm action, fastball at 73-75 mph, some with slight run, throws for strike, breaking ball at 60-62 mph, 1-to-7 break, near fastball arm speed, showed some feel, change up at 67-70 mph, occasional arm side release.

Avery Rivero, RHP, Lee’s Summit West (MO), 2019
Rivero is a 5-foot-11 155-pound right-handed pitcher from Missouri’s 2019 class. Rivero come from a high three quarters arm slot, deliberate leg lift, accelerates down the mound, in line direction, fastball at 74-75 mph, high percentage of strikes, 10-to-4 action on breaking ball, 10-to-4 action, throws for strike, gradual break, change up at the bottom of the zone, 68 mph, slight sink.

Zane Smith, RHP, Maysville (MO), 2019
Smith is a 5-foot-8 145-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2019 class. Smith has slight sink on fastball, 74-76 mph, high three quarters arm slot, 11-to-5 spin on breaking ball, 65-67 mph, change up at 72-73 mph, late downward action, controlled leg lift to balance point, drop and drive type delivery, in line down the mound, throws with some effort, repeats.

Matthew Trout, RHP, Blue Springs South (MO), 2020
Trout is a 5-foot-9 135-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2020 class. Trout has an over the top release, throws with regular effort, strike thrower with three pitches, repeats a simple delivery, body stays balanced and under control, fastball at 67-69 mph, occasional sink, showed 12-to-6 breaking ball, early break, change up at 62-63 mph, near fastball arm speed, arm side sink.

Brady Wells, RHP, Blue Springs South (MO), 2019
Wells is a 5-foot-9 145-pound right-hated pitcher in Missouri’s 2019 class. Wells has a loose over the top arm action, throws with some effort on fastball, aggressive down the mound, fastball at 78-80 mph, curveball showed 12-to-6 action, late and sharp, throws for a strike, change up at 69-70 mph, down in zone, strong and athletic delivery.

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