PBR MN Winter Open- Mankato: Pitcher Evaluations


Andy Judkins
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

The PBR MN Winter Open- Mankato event took place on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The event was held at the new Maverick All-Sports Dome in Mankato, MN. The event featured prospects from the 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 grad classes; and included many breakout performances from this year's participants. Players showcased their talents in front of our scouting staff and college coaches in attendance. 

There were a number of great individual performances this year at the PBR MN Winter Open- Mankato event.

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Below we have listed the evaluations for players in attendance by position.


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PITCHER EVALUATIONS

Ryan Bell, Northfield, 2021
Position Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 150lbs
Delivery: Balanced with average tempo.  Good direction down mound with minimal legs
Arm Action: ¾ arm slot with longer arm action.
FB: 74-75 mph with varying action.
CB: 62-63 mph with 10/4 break and average shape
CH: 66-68 mph with sinking action.

Wesley Brand, East Ridge, 2020 
Position Profile:
LHP/OF
Body: 5-10, 180lbs
Delivery: Slow and deliberate tempo with good direction down mound.
Arm Action: Works from high ¾ arm slot
FB: 81-82 mph with life.
CB: 67-68 mph for strikes.  1.7 break with average spin and shape
CH: 75-76 with average fade action.

Ben Callies, Fargo Davies, 2021 
Position Profile:
SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 170lbs.  Athletic
Delivery: Balanced and fluid.
Arm Action: Quick from a ¾ arm slot.
FB: 85-86 mph, with good arm side run.
CB: 68-72 mph, inconsistent feel, average when down
CH: 80-81 mph with slight arm side fade.

Matt Friedges, New Prague, 2022 
Position Profile:
SS/RHP
Body: 6-2, 180lbs. Athletic
Delivery: Balanced and controlled.  Lands across body.
Arm Action: Short arm action from a ¾ arm slot.
FB: 73-75 mph T78 with varying action
CB: 62-64 mph with 11/5 break and small shape
CH: 64-68 mph average fade action

Brandon Gerster, Randolph, 2021 
Position Profile:
RHP
Body: 5-3, 150lbs
Delivery: Rhythm with good balance.
Arm Action: Some effort through release.
FB: 81-82 mph with varying action
CB: 68-69 mph and 11/5 break with good depth
CH: 75-77 mph with sink

Owen Hilke, Kenyon-Wannamingo, 2021 
Position Profile:
LHP/1B
Body: 6-3, 230lbs
Delivery: Balanced with good direction
Arm Action: Long behind with sling from a lower ¾ slot
FB: 79-81 mph T 84, Slight arm side run
CB: 70-72 mph 2/8 sweeping break
CH: 75-78 with inconsistent feel.

Sam Knowles, New Ulm Cathedral, 2022 
Position Profile:
RHP/1B
Body: 6-4, 195lbs.  Projectable
Delivery: Simple and repeatable.
Arm Action: Long push back from a ¾ arm slot.
FB: 77-79 mph with run
CB: 63-66 mph and 10/4 break with small shape
CH: 70-71 mph and average fade action.

Dalton Maxwell, Kasson-Mantoville, 2021 
Position Profile:
1B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 225lbs
Delivery: Simple and repeats well.  Falls off glove side.
Arm Action: High ¾ slot with short arm action.  Slight effort
FB: 79-80 mph T81, mainly straight.
CB: 69-71 mph late 12/6 break
CH: 72-75 mph and slight fade

Jacob Meiners, Owatonna, 2021 
Position Profile:
RHP
Body: 5-9, 177lbs
Delivery: Good balance and lands slightly across body
Arm Action: Long and behind
FB: 79-81 mph and straight for strikes
CB: 67-69 mph with 10/4 break
CH: 70-71 mph and straight

Braden Mlenar, Rochester Lourdes, 2022 
Position Profile:
SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 165lbs.
Delivery: Balance and good direction down mound.
Arm Action: Throws from a ¾ arm action with slight effort.
FB: 75-77 mph T78 and straight
CB: 65-66 mph with slow 11/5 break
CH: 68-71 mph with slight down action

Tyler Nelson, Northfield, 2021 
Position Profile:
RHP/3B
Body: 6-0, 194lbs
Delivery: Average tempo with easy effort.  Little leg drive
Arm Action: Easy and low effort arm action from a ¾ arm slot
FB: 79-82 mph with run and sink
CB: 65-66 mph for strikes.  10/4 break with good depth
CH: 71-73 mph with average fade action

Keegan O’Brien, Blue Earth, 2021 
Position Profile:
OF/RHP
Body: 5-10, 150lbs
Delivery: Average tempo.  Balanced through delivery.  Stays tall through release.
Arm Action: Long to short arm action from a ¾ arm slot
FB: 72-74 mph T76 mph with varying action
CB: 64-65 mph with 12/6 break and tumbling action for strikes
CH: 71-74 mph with inconsistent feel

Cameron Prochaska, New Prague, 2022 
Position Profile:
1B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 210lbs
Delivery: Simple and repeats well.  Small pause before drive.
Arm Action: Short arm action from a high ¾ arm slot
FB: 74-76 mph and downhill
CB: 67-69 mph with small shape, 2/8 break
CH: 68-71 mph and straight

Ian Regal, Rochester Mayo, 2023 
Position Profile:
LHP/1B
Body: 6-1, 150lbs
Delivery: average tempo, turn and go down mound
Arm Action: Long and whippy sling action from a ¾ arm slot
FB: 74-76 mph with arm side run
CB: 64-66 mph with late 1/7 break and big shape
CH: 67-69 mph and has average fade action

Jacob Slipka, Centennial, 2022 
Position Profile:
LHP/OF
Body: 5-10, 165lbs
Delivery: Slower tempo with good balance.  Lands slightly across body.
Arm Action:  Pushes straight back with longer arm action.  Throws from a lower ¾ arm slot
FB: 73-76 mph with slight arm side run
CB: 63-66 mph, 2/8 break with inconsistent feel
CH: 62-64 mph and straight

Joe Sperry, Rochester Lourdes, 2022 
Position Profile:
3B/RHP
Body: 6-2, 225lbs
Delivery: Balanced and controlled
Arm Action: Short and clean from a ¾ arm slot
FB: 73-75 mph T77, mainly straight
CB: 66-68 mph with slow 11/5 break
CH: 71-75 mph and straight

Cole Stanchina, Northfield, 2021 
Position Profile:
LHP/1B
Body: Long and wirey
Delivery: Quick tempo, longer stride with balance
Arm Action: Average action from a ¾ arm slot
FB: 77-79 mph T81, and straight for strikes
CB: 68-70 mph with 2/8 late break and smaller shape
CH: 71-73 mph and average action

Brett Stuessel, Sparta, (WI), 2021 
Position Profile:
OF/LHP
Body: 6-0, 180lbs Lean frame
Delivery: Simple and fluid.  Lands and stays tall with minimal finish.
Arm Action: Short arm action from a ¾ arm slot
FB: 77-79 mph T80 and straight.
CB: 66-69 mph, 1/7 break flashes sharp break when down
CH: 74-76 mph and firm

Zach Thompson, East Ridge, 2020
Position Profile:
SS/RHP
Body: 5-8, 160lbs athletic
Delivery: Slow and deliberate to balance point.
Arm Action: Quick arm action from a ¾ arm slot.
FB: 80-83 mph T84 and straight
CB: 68-70 mph with 10/4 break and good spin and depth
CH: 71-75 mph straight with sink at times