Kansas Scout Blog



The Kansas Scout Blog provides insider information and scouting notes from the PBR Scouting Staff during the season. This running blog will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects, and anything else that is notable. We will provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations, velocities, pop times, home to first times, and more.

NBC World Series Tournament 7/24-7/26

Braden Minor, RHP, Goddard Eisenhower, 2016 (Oklahoma)
Minor came in relief and went 4.1 innings striking out 4 batters and walking only one. He came at hitters with an 86-90 mph fastball and 69-75 mph curve. He used both effectively to keep the Sluggers in the game.

Micah McCulley, RHP, McPherson, 2016
McCulley faced two batters and struck out one. He had a 80-82 mph fastball and a 72-74 mph breaking pitch.

Jake Karst, C, Maize, 2016
Karst was two-for-five on the day with 1 RBI and 2 SB as the team’s designated hitter. He beat out a throw to first base for his hit and lined a single for his second hit. I timed him to first at 4.50 and 4.57 seconds

Matt Johnson, SS, Haysville Campus, 2016
Johnson had a good day at the plate by going two for four with two runs scored. The both of the right-hander’s hits were opposite field line drives.

KABC All-Star Game – 6/3/15 

Corey Cowan, RHP/3B, Turner HS (2015)
Cowan is a class of 2015 right-handed pitcher and right-hand hitting third baseman that attends Turner HS in Kansas. Hutchinson CC commit. Physical 6-foot-2, 200-pound frame. Simple delivery, body control, repeats, three-quarters slot, arm works, easy arm, more in the tank velocity wise. Threw one inning. Fastball in the 82-88 mph range, commands it. Showed a 69-70 11/5 breaking ball, tight spin, controllable pitch, freezes hitters for called strikes. Showed a 73-74 change-up with arm side run, good pitch. Feel for all three pitches and throws a high percentage of strikes. Improved since we saw in November 2014. Posted a 5-2 record for Turner this spring with a 1.43 ERA, 49 innings pitched, 33 hits, six walks and 64 strikeouts. Named to the KABC 5A All-State team for the second consecutive season.

Spencer Bessette, RHP/OF, Sante Fe Trail HS (2015)
Bessette is a class of 2015 right-handed pitcher and right-hand hitting outfielder. Thin, athletic 6-foot-2, 165-pound frame, projection. Somewhat raw on the mound but throws with a natural low three-quarters slot, loose arm, arm works. Fastball has arm side running action, at times late. Got under ball occasionally causing early arm-side run. Showed ability to make adjustments. Clocked at 80-83 mph. Mostly fastballs. Athletic in the outfield and ran a 4.28 home-to-first from the right side. Could be a solid late pick up for a small four-year school or junior college. With his loose arm and lanky frame as he fills out should add velocity and improve his command.

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