St. Louis Open Pitcher Analysis


Kevin Moulder
Missouri Scouting Director

The St. Louis Open was held on October 25th at the state of the art Sports Barn indoor facility. The event was the most talented St. Louis Open of all time and arguably one of the most talented open events this year of any across the country with eye popping numbers put up in every category.  On the mound, 2023 Zander Mueth (Belleville East) tossed the biggest bullet of the day at 91 mph and 2021 6'6 Bennett Stice (Palmyra) topping out at 89 stole the show. Below is a look back at all of the pitchers from the 90+ player St. Louis Open event last week.

 

Payton Barton RHP / Alleman, IL / 2021

Body: 6-foot-2, 220-pounds. Solid, projectable frame.

Delivery: Smooth low-effort delivery with repeatable tempo, landing slightly open with good direction down the mound.

Arm Action: RH. Long, whippy arm action, high-¾ slot. Ball jumps out of hand.

FB: 80-83mph, Arm-side run, controlled the zone. (avg. 2473 rpm).

CB: 68-72 mph, Sharp 11/5 break, late depth. Developing feel. (avg. 2379 rpm).

CH: 70-75 mph, Solid fade action in bottom of the zone. Good arm speed.

Landon Bone OF / LHP / Potosi, MO / 2021

Body: 5-foot-9, 166-pounds. Present strength.

Hit: LHH. Balanced setup. Smooth actions with repeatable leg lift load. Short, level swing path, hard line-drives with some pull side pop.

Power: 88 mph bat exit velocity from the tee. Quick hands and bat speed.

Arm: LH. OF - 79 mph. Short arm action, releases from a high ¾ slot. Arm plays accurate.

Defense: Clean footwork and solid glove, works through the baseball.

Run: 6.90 runner in the 60.

Delivery: Quick tall-and-fall delivery. Athletic balance point, landing square to home.

Arm Action: LH. Short, over-the-top arm action with tilt.

FB: 76-78 mph. Downward angle with straight action. Consistent strikes.

CB: 64-66 mph. 1/7 shape. Slurve action with some feel.

CH: 70-72 mph. Varying action around the zone.

Dalton Boruff RHP / 2B / Breese Central, IL / 2022

Body: 5-foot-9, 150-pounds. Lean frame with room to add strength.

Hit: RHH. Balanced, closed stance. Active hands with toe tap load to even. Level swing plane, spray contact to all fields.

Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.

Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Clean, loose arm action, ¾ release slot. Projectable arm with carry and accuracy.

Defense: Athletic actions, lateral range with good glove and quick footwork.

Run: 7.08 runner in the 60.

Delivery: Smooth tall-and-fall delivery, works slightly across his body with low effort. Strong front-side.

Arm Action: RH. Long, clean arm action from ¾ slot.

FB: 81-83 mph. Sneaky quick with some arm-side run. Pounds the zone.

CB: 67-69 mph. 11/5 shape. Solid spin and depth. Developing feel. (avg. 2365 rpm).

CH: 75-77 mph. Good fade action. Thrown firm with deceptive arm speed.

Bryant Byrd C / RHP / Eldorado, IL / 2021

Body: 6-foot, 205-pounds. Physical, strong frame.

Hit: RHH. Open, wide stance. Leg lift load with hip coil and stride. Looks to elevate the ball with an uphill swing path and gap-to-gap approach. Consistent hard contact. 

Power: 88 mph exit velocity off the tee. Flashes strength with some bat speed.

Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. C - 79 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top release slot. Shows solid carry and accuracy on throw downs.

Defense:  Narrow setup behind the plate. Quick exchange and release with reliable hands. Pop times consistently between 1.94-1.96.

Run: 7.10 runner in the 60.

Delivery: Repeatable tall-and-fall delivery, working slightly across his body with good extension.

Arm Action: Quick arm action from high-¾ release, ball jumps out of his hand.

FB: 83-86 mph, jumps on hitter with slight run. (avg. 2423 rpm).

CB: 64-66 mph, 10/4 shape with flashes of good spin and depth. Developing feel.

CH: 76-77 mph, solid fade and sink action low in the zone.

Alex Chopra RHP / OF / Glenwood , IL / 2024

Body: 5-10, 135-pounds. Wiry, developing frame with room to add size & strength.

Delivery: Methodical step-and-turn delivery. High balance point with some extension, lands square to home, falling off to glove side at times.

Arm Action: Long arm action, ¾ release slot. Slight tilt.

FB: 75-77 mph, controls the zone with occasional run action.

CB: 61-65 mph, 11/5 shape, landed for strikes.

CH: 68-69 mph, some sink action low in the zone.

Nathan Cummins SS / RHP / Belleville West , IL / 2023

Body: 5-foot-3, 140-pounds. 

Hit: RHH. Set up with weight on his backside and closed front foot. Full body load into a flat path through the zone. Consistent line-drive contact to the middle of the field.

Power: 72 mph exit velocity from the tee.

Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph. Short, clean arm action, high-¾ release.

Defense: Soft hands, adjusting to bad hops. Gathers into his body with clean exchanges. Stays low to field with repeatable footwork.

Run: 7.17 runner in the 60.

Delivery: Quick tempo, rocker-step delivery with consistent, athletic balance point. Lands square to home with extension and a falling off finish.

Arm Action: Short, quick high-¾ arm action.

FB: 67-72 mph, consistent strikes with straight action.

SL: 64-66 mph, 10-4 shape, smaller shape with flashes of depth. Developing feel.

Jase Daley RHP / 1B / Chatham-Glenwood, IL / 2022

Body: 6-foot-3, 220-pounds. Athletic, proportional build.

Hit: RHH. Wide, balanced setup. Leg lift load with short stride into slight uphill swing path. Short to contact with extension, consistent hard line-drive contact to the middle of the field.

Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee. Strength in barrel.

Arm: RH. INF - 88 mph. Long arm action, high-¾ release. Above average carry.

Defense: Reliable hands, moves around the bag with deliberate footwork, some length in release.

Run: 8.04 runner in the 60.

Delivery: Rocker-step delivery, repeats well. Works slightly across his body, landing closed with occasional falling off finish. Physical down mound.

Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high-¾ release. 

FB: 84-85 mph, ball jumps out of hand. Downward angle with straight action.

CB: 69-73 mph, tight 11/5 shape, lands for strikes.

CH: 72-73 mph, varying action with developing feel.

Gavin Degnan OF / RHP / Hazelwood West, MO / 2021

Body: 5-foot-11, 180-pounds. Solid, compact frame with strong lower half.

Hit: RHH. Balanced, tall set up. Smooth leg lift and hand load. Aggressive, slight uphill bat path. Hard line-drive contact to the gaps.

Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee. Hand quickness and bat speed (avg. 73.32 mph).

Arm: RH. OF - 85 mph. Short arm action, high-¾ release. Shows accuracy and carry behind throws.

Defense: Active footwork, clean glove and exchanges. Plays through ball well.

Run: 7.43 runner in the 60.

Delivery: Works from stretch on edge of the rubber. Quick tempo, landing slightly across body with tall, athletic finish.

Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, ¾ arm slot.

FB: 78-81 mph, run and sink action to arm-side. (avg. 2271 rpm).

CB: 68-72 mph, 10/4 slurve action. Consistent strikes with some depth.

SP: 74-75 mph, tumble action low in the zone for strikes. Thrown firm.

Kenton Deverman LHP / OF / Fort Zumwalt West, MO / 2023

Body: 6-foot, 158-pounds. Lean, athletic frame with room to add strength.

Hit: LHH. Balanced stance, smooth leg kick load, maintains balance through contact. Fluid, uphill bat path with feel for the barrel. Line-drive contact with flashes of pull-side pop.

Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.

Arm: LH. OF - 81 mph. Long, loose arm action. High-¾ release. Shows some carry and accuracy.

Defense: Active footwork with good routes to field. Reliable hands, plays through the ball well.

Run: 7.45 runner in the 60.

Delivery: Smooth tall-and-fall delivery, drops down in release. Lands square to home with repeatable mechanics.

Arm Action: LH. Long, low-effort arm action. ¾ release slot.

FB: 77-80 mph, arm-side run. Pounds the zone. 

CB: 66-67 mph, 2/8 sweeping shape. Above average spin.

CH: 68-71 mph, fade and sink action low in the zone.

Mitch Dye RHP / 3B / Sacred Heart-Griffin, IL / 2022

Body: 6-foot-3, 170-pounds. Athletic, projectable frame with room to add strength.

Hit: LHH. Narrow, tall stance. Leg kick and toe tap load into aggressive, slightly uphill swing. Uses entire body, finishing on his front side. Line-drives to his mid/pull side.

Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.

Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Long, loose arm action, high-¾ release. Carry and accuracy across the diamond.

Defense: Short, choppy footwork to field with good lateral range. Sure hands to field, occasional fielding to the side of his body.

Run: 7.30 runner in the 60.

Delivery: Repeatable tall-and-fall delivery. Shows good tempo, landing square to home with athletic finish.

Arm Action: RH. Long, clean action with solid arm speed. High-¾ to over-the-top release points.

FB: T85 83-84 mph, sneaky quick with a downward angle. (avg. 2336 rpm).

SL: 66-70 mph, tight 11/5 shape, flashes depth and developing feel.

CH: 69-70 mph, fade action low in the zone. Thrown with good arm speed.

Dylan Eaton RHP / 2B / Murphysboro, IL / 2021

Body: 6-foot-1, 190-pounds. Physical frame.

Delivery: Repeatable tall-and-fall delivery. Aggressive down mound with extension, landing in-line to home.

Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high-¾ release. Shows some arm speed.

FB: 79-82 mph, around the zone with occasional arm-side run.

CB: 66-67 mph, 10/4 slurve action, developing feel.

CH: 73-75 mph, firm with some sink action.

Clayton Ello OF / LHP / Francis Howell Central, MO / 2022

Body: 5-foot-6, 140-pounds. Developing frame.

Delivery: LH.

Arm Action: Smooth tall-and-fall delivery, feel tempo. Athletic balance point, landing square to home with extension. Occasionally falls off to glove side.

FB: 75-78 mph, straight action to arm-side of the zone.

SL: 64-67 mph, tight 1/7 shape, late depth.

CH: 69-71 mph, solid fade action with flashes of plus action.

Ethan Ferguson C / RHP / Vianney , MO / 2023

Body: 5-foot-8, 150-pounds. Lean, developing frame.

Delivery: Deliberate tall-and-fall delivery. Feel tempo through leg kick, aggressive down mound. Lands square to home.

Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action, over-the-top slot.

FB: 77-79 mph, downward angle with straight action.

CB: 66-69 mph, thrown aggressively, small tight 11/5 shape, developing feel. (avg. 2341 rpm).

CH: 68-71 mph, straight action with occasional fade. Good arm speed.

Kyle Fitting OF / RHP / Althoff Catholic, IL / 2023

Body: 6-foot-1, 160-pounds. Lean frame with room to add strength.

Delivery: Repeatable drop-and-drive delivery. Lands in-line with home with low finish.

Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, high-¾ slot.

FB:72-75 mph, straight action around the zone.

SL: 65-67 mph, small 10/4 shape, cut action.

CH: 67-69mph, straight action, developing feel.

Drew Frese 3B / RHP / Edwardsville, IL / 2023

Body: 6-foot-3, 175-pounds. Lean, projectable frame with room to add strength.

Delivery: Deliberate tall-and-fall delivery, repeats well, lands slightly open

Arm Action: Long arm action, low-¾ release.

FB: 67-70 mph, straight action with slight fade, around the zone.

CB: 59-62 mph, small 11/5 shape, slurve action, developing feel. (avg. 2330 rpm)

CH: 64-66 mph, slight fade action low in the zone.

Landon Geragosian RHP / OF / Breese Central, IL / 2022

Body: 6-foot-2, 175-pounds. Projectable, high-waisted frame. Long-limbed with room to add strength.

Delivery: Repeatable drop-and-drive delivery. Low-effort, landing square to home with extension.

Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action. High-¾ release slot.

FB: T85 82-84 mph, straight action for strikes. (avg. 2271 rpm).

SL: 72-75 mph, 10/4 sweep, late depth. (avg. 2078 rpm).

CH: 77-79 mph, sinking action. Thrown firm.

Christopher Gulley OF / RHP / Lee's Summit West, MO / 2022

Body: 5-foot-10, 150-pounds. Lean, athletic frame with room to add strength.

Delivery: Easy drop-and-drive delivery, feel tempo. Athletic balance point, landing square to home with tall finish.

Arm Action: RH. Long, high-¾ arm action.

FB: 70-73 mph, landed for strikes with arm-side run.

SL: 61-63, 11/5 shape, some depth at times.

CH: 63-66 mph, sink action to arm-side.

Case Hager LHP / OF / Jefferson City, MO / 2022

Body: 5-foot-11, 165-pounds. Lean, athletic build with room to add strength.

Delivery: Smooth tall-and-fall delivery. Minimal effort, repeats well. Lands square to home with an athletic finish.

Arm Action: LH. Long, clean arm action, high-¾ release.

FB: 82-84 mph, works downhill for consistent strikes. Slight run action.

CB: 70-72 mph, tight 1/7 shape, late break showing above average spin. (avg. 2324 rpm).

CH: 77-79 mph, fade action, thrown firm tunneled with fastball arm slot.

Hunter Hamilton OF / RHP / Saxony Lutheran , MO / 2022

Body: 6-foot-2, 177-pounds. Wiry, athletic frame.

Delivery: Quick drop-and-drive delivery. Repeatable tempo, lands in-line to home with tall finish.

Arm Action: RH. Long high-¾ arm action.

FB: 65-69 mph, slight fade action around the zone. 

CB: 56-59 mph, 11/5 shape, tumble action.

CH: 54-56 mph, fade action.

Nathan Hergenrother RHP / OF / St. John Vianney, MO / 2021

Body: 6-foot, 185-pounds. Athletic, high-waisted frame.

Delivery: Works from the stretch. Tall-and-fall delivery, reaching an athletic balance point and landing square to home.

Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, over-the-top release slot. Shows some arm speed.

FB: 78-80 mph, straight action at a downward angle, consistent strikes.

CB: 65-66 mph, 12/6 shape, flashes depth and spin.

CH: 71-75 mph, slight fade action, thrown firm.

Trey Jozwiakowski 3B / RHP / Vianney, MO / 2025

Body: 5-foot-10, 180-pounds. Athletic, physically advanced frame. 

Delivery: Repeatable tall-and-fall delivery with a smooth tempo. Works slightly across body, landing closed with some extension. Occasionally falls off to glove side.

Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action, high-¾ release. Solid arm speed.

FB: 76-78 mph, straight action with developing feel.

SL: 63-64 mph, small 11/5 shape, cut action.

CH: 62-66 mph, occasional fade action, developing feel.

Noah Leingang 3B / RHP / Westminster Christian, MO / 2022

Body: 6-foot-1, 175-pounds. Athletic, projectable frame.

Delivery: Smooth tall-and-fall delivery, reaches high repeatable balance point, landing square to home with speed down the mound.

Arm Action: RH. Quick, clean high-¾ arm action.

FB:81-83  mph, slight arm-side run for strikes.

SL: 70-72mph, 11/5 shape, small tight spin.

CH: 72-76 mph, fade and sink action, thrown with good arm speed.

Warner Lenahan RHP / 3B / Marquette, MO / 2023

Body: 6-foot-2, 210-pounds. Physical frame.

Delivery: Repeatable drop-and-drive delivery. Quick tempo, landing square to home with minimal effort.

Arm Action: RH. Long, whippy arm action, ¾ release.

FB:78-81 mph, solid arm-side run and sink action.

SL: 70-73 mph, 10/4 break, flashes good spin and depth.

CH:71-73 mph, sink action low in the zone.

Barrett Lohman RHP / SS / Fort Zumwalt North, MO / 2022

Body: 6-foot, 175-pounds. Lean, athletic frame with room to add strength.

Delivery: Tall-and-fall delivery with slower, deliberate tempo. Works downhill, landing square to home.

Arm Action: RH. Short draw arm action, high-¾ release.

FB: 73-75 mph, straight action around the zone for strikes.

CB: 62-64 mph, 12/6 shape, good depth and feel.

CH: 66-67 mph, vary action thrown firm.

Jack Lucas OF / LHP / Liberty, MO / 2025

Body: 5-foot-9, 125-pounds. Lean, developing frame.

Delivery: Repeatable in-line delivery from the stretch, tall balance point with athletic finish out front.  

Arm Action: LH. Long, clean arm action, high¾ arm action. Low-effort that will improve with added strength and development.

FB: 64-67 mph, slight arm-side run for strikes.

CB: 55-58 mph, big 1/7 shape, developing feel and release.

CH: 60-63 mph, slight sink action.

Evan Margherita RHP / 1B / Christian Brothers College , MO / 2022

Body: 6-foot-7, 215-pounds. Long-limbed, projectable frame.

Delivery: Repeatable tall-and-fall delivery with a feel tempo, works slightly across body with solid direction down the mound.

Arm Action: RH. Long, loose high-¾ arm action. Solid arm speed.

FB: 78-81 mph, downhill angle, straight action. Pounds zone.

CB: 65-68 mph, tight 11/5 break, flashes plus depth.

CH: 71-74 mph, fade action, thrown with fastball arm speed.

Connor McCaleb OF / RHP / Timberland, MO / 2023

Body: 5-foot-10, 150-pounds. Lean, high-waisted frame with room to add strength.

Delivery: Repeatable tall-and-fall delivery, upbeat tempo, landing in-line to home with good front side and extension out front.

Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, ¾ release.

FB: 74-77 mph, slight arm-side run. Consistent strikes.

CB: 67-70 mph, small 11/5, slurve action with good spin, developing feel.

CH: 70-72 mph, slight fade action, thrown firm with good arm speed.

Dalton Miller 3B / RHP / Quincy Notre Dame, IL / 2023

Body: 6-foot-2, 205-pounds. Physical, projectable frame with present strength.

Delivery: Deliberate drop-and-drive delivery, slight pause after tall balance point. Deceptive release, working slightly across his body.

Arm Action: RH. Long ¾ sling arm action.

FB: 83-86 mph, solid arm-side run around the zone. (avg. 2326 rpm).

SL: 67-68 mph, 10/4 shape, flashes depth and good spin. (avg. 2405 rpm).

CH: 70-72 mph, sink action, developing feel.

Zander Mueth RHP / 3B / Belleville East, IL / 2023

Body: 6-foot-4, 170-pounds. Projectable frame with present athleticism and tools.

Delivery: Smooth drop-and-drive delivery. Long, clean extension with minimal effort. Ball jumps out of his hand.

Arm Action: RH. Long, clean high-¾ arm action. Electric arm speed. 

FB: 89-91 mph, arm-side run, pounds zone with strikes. (avg. 2237 rpm).

SL: 76-77 mph, 10/4 shape, above average spin and depth with feel. (avg. 2394 rpm).

CH: 82-84 mph, solid fade and sink action low in the zone.

Easton Rakers RHP / SS / Breese Central, IL / 2022

Body: 6-foot, 160-pounds. Lean, athletic frame with room to add strength.

Delivery: Repeatable tall-and-fall delivery, quick tempo, works downhill, landing square to home with an athletic finish.

Arm Action: RH. Long, whippy arm action, ¾ and sidearm release slots.

FB: T85 80-84 mph, sneaky quick with varying action for strikes. (avg. 2277 rpm).

SL: 65-67 mph, sweeping 11/5 shape, flashes of depth. Developing feel.

CH: 73-75 mph, solid sink action.

Clayton Reed RHP / 2B / Aurora , MO / 2021

Body: 5-foot-11, 165-pounds. Lean, high-waisted build with room to add strength.

Delivery: Fluid tall-and-fall delivery, quick tempo that repeats well with a strong front side, landing square to home, athletic finish.

Arm Action: RH. Long, fluid arm action, over-the-top release slot.

FB: 77-79 mph, straight action at a downward angle, consistent strikes.

CB: 67-70 mph, tight 12/6 shape, late depth.

CH: 69-71 mph, fade action low in the zone.

Lincoln Rockette OF / RHP / Liberty-Wentzville, MO / 2024

Body: 6-foot-2, 152-pounds. Lean, long-limbed frame with room to add size and strength as he matures.

Delivery: Deliberate tall-and-fall delivery, feel tempo that works slightly across his body, landing square to home, tall finish. Occasionally falling off finish to his glove side.

Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, over-the-top release slot.

FB: 67-70 mph, straight action from a downward angle around the zone.

CB: 61-63 mph, small 11/5 shape, slurve action.

Split: 60-61 mph, slight fade and sink action.

Tyler Rosecrans OF / RHP / Columbia, IL / 2023

Body: 5-foot-11, 155-pounds. Lean, developing frame.

Delivery: Repeatable tall-and-fall delivery, feel tempo, works slightly across his body, in-line finish.

Arm Action: RH. Long, whippy arm action, over-the-top release.

FB: 71-73 mph, straight action in the zone for strikes.

CB: 58-60 mph, 12/6 to 11/5 shape, some tumble action.

CH: 66-68 mph, slight fade action, thrown firm.

Evan Schiek OF / RHP / Eureka , MO / 2022

Body: 6-foot, 155-pounds. Lean frame with room to add strength.

Delivery: Up tempo tall-and-fall delivery. In-line delivery, upright athletic finish.

Arm Action: RH. Long, clean arm action, high-¾ release.

FB: 76-78 mph, straight action for strikes.

SL: 63-66 mph, 11/5 shape, average depth and spin.

CH: 70-71 mph, slight sink action low in the zone.

Drew Schulte OF / RHP / Troy Buchanan, MO / 2023

Body: 5-foot-8, 140-pounds. Lean frame with room to add strength.

Delivery: Up tempo tall-and-fall delivery, aggressive down mound with repeatable balance point, landing square to home with a falling off finish.

Arm Action: RH. Long, clean arm action, over-the-top release. Above average arm speed, should see increases in velo with added weight and strength.

FB: 78-80 mph, slight arm-side run, lower half of the zone.

CB: 58-61 mph, 11/5 shape, good feel with flashes of depth.

CH: 70-73 mph, fade action in lower half of the zone.

Ethan Smock SS / RHP / Timberland, MO / 2023

Body: 5-foot-10, 165-pounds. Lean, athletic frame with room to add strength.

Delivery: Fluid tall-and-fall rocker-step delivery, athletic balance point, landing square to home with minimal effort in his release.

Arm Action: RH. Long, clean arm action, high-¾ release slot. Should see uptick in velocity with added strength and maturity.

FB: T79 76-77 mph, arm-side run low in the zone.

SL: 63-67 mph, tight 11/5 shape, above average spin, flashes depth. Developing feel. (avg. 2515 rpm).

CH: 71-73 mph, solid fade and sink action.

Bennett Stice RHP / Palmyra R-1, MO / 2021

Body: 6-foot-6, 200-pounds. Projectable, long-limbed frame.

Delivery: Repeatable tall-and-fall delivery, feel tempo to tall balance point. Explosive down mound with solid direction and athletic finish.

Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action, high-¾ release. Above average arm speed. Should continue to see uptick in velocity with added strength.

FB: 86-89 mph, slight run action for strikes. Jumps out of his hand. (avg. 2243 rpm).

CB: 73-78 mph, 11/5 shape, well above average pitch with solid depth. Can really spin it. (avg. 2529 rpm).

CH: 80-82 mph, fade action, tunneled well with fastball arm-slot and arm speed.

Signed: Lindenwod University


Cannon Stuckey C / RHP / Lafayette, MO / 2023

Body: 6-foot, 201-pounds. Physical frame, strong lower half.

Delivery: Deliberate tall-and-fall delivery, feel tempo to athletic balance point, aggressive down mound, landing square to home.

Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action, high-¾ release. Shows good arm speed.

FB: 81-85 mph, arm-side run action low in the zone.

CB: 67-69 mph, tight 11/5 break, shows good depth and developing feel.

CH: 74-77 mph, fade action, tunneled with fastball, thrown firm.

Chris Thilman LHP / 1B / Collinsville , IL / 2022

Body: 6-foot-4, 220-pounds. Projectable, physical frame.

Delivery: Repeatable tall-and-fall delivery. Works downhill, landing square to home with extension.

Arm Action: LH. Short arm action, high-¾ to over-the-top release with some shoulder tilt.

FB: 81-83 mph, straight action on a downward plane, keeps the ball low.

CB: 60-64 mph, 1/7 shape, consistent strikes and good depth.

CH: 67-69 mph, sink action low in the zone.

Anthony Valadez RHP / 1B / Oak Park , MO / 2022

Body: 6-foot-1, 170-pounds. Lean, athletic frame.

Delivery: Drop-and-drive delivery, repeatable tempo, works slightly across his body with low effort in his release.

Arm Action: RH. Long, whippy arm action, ¾ release slot.

FB: 75-76 mph, run and sink action.

SL: 62-63 mph (avg. 2126 rpm), tight 10/4 shape, shows good depth.

CH: 66-69 mph, arm-side run and sink action.

Ryker Walton RHP / 1B / Potosi , MO / 2021

Body: 6-foot-3, 205-pounds. Projectable, physical frame.

Delivery: Up-tempo tall-and-fall delivery. Explosive down mound, works slightly across body with an athletic finish.

Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, over-the-top release. Above average arm speed.

FB: 83-86 mph, straight action on a downward plane, pounds the lower half of the zone. (avg. 2208 rpm).

CB: 64-67 mph, sharp 11/5 break, above average spin and feel. (avg. 2534 rpm).

CH: 72-74 mph, above average fade action. Tunneled well with fastball arm speed.


Brady Wilson 3B / RHP / Francis Howell, MO / 2023

Body: 6-foot-1, 155-pounds. Lean, athletic frame with room to add strength.

Delivery: Smooth tall-and-fall delivery, athletic balance point, minimal effort, lands square to home with a clean finish.

Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action, high-¾ release. Shows some arm speed. Should see velo increase with added strength and maturity.

FB: 76-78 mph, straight action, controls the zone.

CB: 66-67 mph, 11/5 shape, some depth with developing feel.

CH: 74-77 mph, slight fade action, thrown firm.

Seth Woodall RHP / OF / Wesclin , IL / 2023

Body: 6-foot-2, 153-pounds. Long-limbed, lean frame with room to add strength.

Delivery: Quick tall-and-fall delivery, repeats well, landing square to home with strong front side.

Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high-¾ release with shoulder tilt. 

FB: 77-78 mph, straight action, commands the zone.

CB: 65-68 mph, small 11/5 shape, shows some depth and feel.

CH: 65-67 mph, sink action low in the zone.

 

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