Kansas Underclass Games: 2021 Pitchers Analysis


Shon Plack
Kansas Scouting Director

Prep Baseball Report - Kansas held the Kansas Underclass Games at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas on Tuesday, June 5.  Over seventy players attended in the 2020-2021 class. 


Players can now updated their profiles with a ProspectPlus subscription, while scouts and recruiters can add players on the ScoutPlus dashboard. Player profiles have been updated with profile picture, running times, velocities, and videos.  Today will take a closer look at the 2021 pitchers from the event. Players are listed in alphabetical order below.

The 2020 pitchers included a total of eighteen pitchers total, one was left handed.  Six pitchers has a fastball velo over 80 mph, and two posted velos over 85 mph. 

Here is a closer look at the 2021 Pitchers from the Kansas Underclass Games.


2021 Pitchers

Nyle Banks SS / RHP / Olathe North , KS / 2021

Banks is a 5-foot-7 137-pound right-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2021 class. On the mound, Banks has a slow wind up, accelerates down the mound, stays in line with stride, throws with some effort at the end of delivery, quick arm speed, loose arm action, fastball at 81-84 mph, occasional cutting action, breaking ball at 72-73 mph, tight 11-to-5 shape, late action, throws for a strike. 

Bryan Bartels RHP / 1B / Olathe West, KS / 2021

Bartels is a well built 6-foot-1 180-pound right-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2021 class. On the mound, smooth tempo, over the top release, throws with regular effort, drop and drive type delivery, fastball at 79-81 mph, some with running action, breaking ball 72-75 mph, sharp 11-to-5 action, down in zone, shows command and feel, change up at 75-76 mph, slight arm side run, throws with near fast ball arm speed, strong build with more in tank.

Brady Beverman 3B / RHP / Olathe South, KS / 2021

Beverman is a 6-foot 180-pound right-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2021 class. On the mound, high three quarters arm slot, in line down the mound, shoulders stay level during delivery, loose arm action, simple and repeatable delivery, fastball at 75-79 mph, slight arm side release, works to both sides of the plate, down in the zone, breaking ball has 11-to-5 shape, late and sharp action, has swing and miss potential. 

Brennan Connell RHP / 3B / Olathe West , KS / 2021

Connell is a 6-foot-1 165-pound right-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2021 class. On the mound, controlled tempo in delivery, throws with regular effort, short takeaway, loose and quick arm speed, hides ball until release, throws high number of strikes, repeats release point, fastball has occasional run, 80-83 mph, breaking ball at 63-65 mph, 12-to-6 action, throws for a strike, gradual action, lean build with loose arm action would suggest increases with continued physical development.

Spencer Davidson 1B / LHP / Minneapolis, KS / 2021

Davidson is a 6-foot-2 205-pound left-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2021 class. On the mound, throws a high number of strikes with three pitches, works in line down the mound, over the top arm slot, throws with some effort at release, lands in athletic position, fastball at 65-70 mph, slight arm side run, heavy, produces ground balls, breaking ball has 2-to-7 shape, 54-59 mph, gradual action, throws for strike.

Cameron Draeger OF / RHP / Columbus , KS / 2021

Draeger is a 6-foot 150-pound right-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2021 class. On the mound, fastball at 70-72 mph, slight arm side release, comes from a high three quarters arm slot, some depth to breaking ball, gradual 1-to-7 shape, 62-63 mph, lean build, smooth tempo with some acceleration down the mound, will work slightly across body with stride, athletic finish, lean frame and arm action would suggest increases with continued physical development.

Griffin Edds SS / RHP / Bishop Miege, KS / 2021

Edds is a lone and lean 6-foot-3 155-pound right-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2021 class. On the mound, over the top arm slot, conventional delivery with in line direction, finishes in athletic position, fastball at 70-71 mph, breaking ball has early 11-to-5 action, 57-58 mph, change up flashes some fading action, 60-61 mph. 

Tate Gillen OF / LHP / Blue Valley, KS / 2021

Guillen is a 6-foot-1 170-pound left-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2021 class. On the mound, athletic delivery, repeats release with smooth acceleration in line down the mound, over the top arm slot, quick and loose arm speed, fastball at world 76-79 mph, late two-seam action, breaking ball at 59-63 mph, 1-to-7 shape, lands for strike, occasionally late action with swing and miss potential, slight fade on change up at 70-70 mph, throws with near fastball arm speed, high number of strikes with fastball and curveball, challenges hitters, projection in athletic frame and arm action. 

John Michael Gyllenborg OF / RHP / Rockhurst, MO / 2021

Gyllenborg is a lean and long 6-foot-3 170-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2021 class. On the mound, over the top release, slight hip rotation at balance point, long take away from glove with loose arm action, in line stride with shoulders remaining level, fastball at 77-81 mph, flashes arm side run, 12-to-6 breaking ball, gradual break, down in zone, 65-66 mph, throws high number of strikes repeating delivery.

Kolden Howerton C / 3B / Seaman, KS / 2021

Howerton is a 5-foot-10 155-pound right-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2021 class. On the mound, body stays under control, throws with regular effort, tuck and rotation at top of balance point, in line down the mound, over the top arm slot, fastball at 77-79 mph, works to both sides of the plate, breaking ball with gradual 12-to-6 action, throws for strike, throws with near fastball arm speed, 59-60 mph

Jackson Miller OF / RHP / De Soto , KS / 2021

Miller is an athletically built 5-foot-11 165-pound right-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2021 class. On the mound, keeps hands high throughout delivery, drop and drive, in line and level direction towards plate, fastball at 73-75 mph, breaking ball with 11-to-5 shape, 60-63 mph, some depth with late action.

Jace Peters 2B / RHP / Blue Valley, KS / 2021

Peters is a 5-foot-11 162-pound right-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2021 class. On the mound, controlled tempo to delivery, slight tilt to shoulders before in line stride, over the top, body stays under control, throws with regular effort, fastball at 72-74 mph, some arm side run, gradual 11-to-5 shape to breaking ball, 60-64 mph.  

Gavin Williams OF / 3B / De Soto, KS / 2021

Williams is a 6-foot 165-pound right-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2021 class. On the mound, high three quarters arm slot, body stays under control, smooth rhythm and temp, throws with regular effort, in line stride, fastball at 68-72 mph, works to both sides of the plate.

Tye Wood OF / LHP / Gardner Edgerton, KS / 2021

Wood is a 5-foot-10 165-pound left-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2021 class. On the mound, high three quarters arm slot, quick and loose arm action, works slightly across body, hides ball well until release, fastball at 74-76 mph, breaking ball is a 2-to-8 slider with sweeping action, 67-68 mph, late and occasionally sharp action, creates some deception with arm angle and direction, throws high number of strikes with fastball and slider, repeats delivery. 

Adam Young C / RHP / Olathe South, KS / 2021

Young is a 5-foot-11 150-pound right-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2021 class. On the mound, comes from a high three quarters slot, throws with regular effort, speeds up tempo after leg lift, in line stride, level shoulders, athletic position in finish, fastball at 70-74 mph, breaking ball has 11-to-5 shape, gradual action, throws with near fastball arm speed, shows feel for breaking ball and command of fastball.

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