OK Fall Top Prospects Games: Junior Middle Infielder Analysis


Andy Urban
Oklahoma Scouting Director

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Prep Baseball Report Oklahoma hosted the OK Fall Top Prospects Games at beautiful Failing Field on the campus of Norther Oklahoma College at Enid. This invite only event featured over 85 of the top players from every class in Oklahoma. Each player participated in a pro style showcase to get all the measurables, followed by games where the PBR staff and multiple colleges had the chance to watch them in game situations.    

Today we look at the junior middle infielders from the event. Though many of them are skilled two-way players, they will be covered here as middle infielders only, having already been covered as pitchers. All batters started with 1-1 counts and all exit velos were taken from a tee.  

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Junior Middle Infielders

 

Chaz Atwood SS / RHP / Choctaw, OK / 2019

A proportional 5-foot-6, 155-pound frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a quiet, wide, and back leg heavy set-up with high set hands. Uses a smooth load with a very small stride, hands are short to the ball, bat path is flat through extension. In BP, shows a middle of the field and flat approach, some barrels, 74 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.75 60. Defensively, shows smooth and controlled actions with above average feet and hands, makes the slow roller player with athleticism. Throws from a ¾ slot with a short arm stroke with accuracy, 78 mph across the diamond. In the game, showed an opposite field approach with some barrel control. 


Callen Golloway SS / 2B / Blanchard, OK / 2019

A 5-foot-11, 180-pound frame with strength throughout. Offensively, the switch hitter is proficient from both sides, but shows more consistency and pop from the right. Golloway hits from almost identical set-ups from both sides, a balanced, athletic, and open stance with some rhythm in his hands. From both sides, he uses small and smooth load with a slight coil, short stride and late heel plant for timing. His hands are quick and flat to the ball with strength and a high finish. In BP, from the right side, shows a pull approach with consistent lift, almost all barrels, much more pull pop than his 82 mph exit velo would suggest, hitting multiple balls out with carry, one of the best rounds of the day. From the left side, shows a pull gap approach with some lift, some barrels. Runs a 6.82 60. Defensively, shows deliberate and controlled footwork, well above average hands, and makes the slow roller play with athleticism. Throws from a ¾ slot with a quick arm, arm strength, and some accuracy, 82 mph across the diamond. In the game, smashed a single to right field that he legged into an in-the-park home run after a slight misplay. Also stole second and third later in the game. 


Zach Goodwin SS / 3B / Kingfisher , OK / 2019

A 5-foot-7, 155-pound proportional frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats form an open, athletic, and  slightly back leg heavy set-up with rhythm in his hands. Uses a smooth load lowering his hands and coiling his front site, a short stride, and a late heel plant for timing, bat path is slightly uphill, excellent extension, and very quick hands. In BP, shows a middle to pull approach with occasional lift, mostly barrels, and good carry to the pull side. Exit velo of 80 mph. A quick runner that was battling an injury did not post an official 60 time. Defensively, shows quick and smooth footwork, above average hands, and athleticism. Throws from multiple slots with a quick release and accuracy, 76 mph across the diamond. In the game, put the ball in play every time and ran a 4.4 down the line (not at 100%) and stole a bag. 


Tanner Holliman SS / RHP / Oklahoma Christian School, OK / 2019

A 5-foot-11, 170-pound lean frame with some strength and room to add more. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a an upright, slightly knock-kneed set-up with high set hands and some rhythm throughout. Uses a moderate knee-knock leg kick, hands are short to the ball, bat path is uphill with a high finish. In BP, shows a middle to pull approach with some lift, found some barrels, showed consistent bat speed. Exit velo of 88 mph. Runs a 6.79 60. Defensively, shows quick and active feet, moves well laterally, and has above average hands. Throws from multiple slots with some accuracy and advanced arm strength, 85 mph across the diamond. In the game, stayed on a slider for a single in his first at bat and squared up a fly ball to left in his second. 


Karsten Menard SS / 2B / Edmond North, OK / 2019

A 5-foot-6, 160-pound frame with some surprising strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a balanced and upright set-up with some rhythm through. Uses a small load and long stride with hands that are short and quick to the ball and a flat path through extension. In BP, shows a middle to pull and flat approach with doubles pop, consistent barrels. Exit velo of 88 mph. Runs a 6.76 60. Defensively, shows very active feet,moves laterally extremely well, and has above average hands. Throws from a high-¾ slot when stationary with a full arm action, shows some accuracy and carry, 79 mph across the diamond. In the game, grounded out twice, but put pressure on the defenders, getting down the line in a hurry.


Erick Rey SS / 2B / Westmoore, OK / 2019

A 5-foot-9, 170-pound lean frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an open, athletic, and back leg heavy stance with rhythm in his hands. Uses a hand-pump and big leg kick load, hands are quick and flat to the ball, flat through contact with a high finish. In BP, shows a middle to pull approach with some lift, an advanced feel for the barrel squaring up almost every ball, much more pop than his 83 mph exit velo would suggest, hitting multiple out. Runs a 7.09 60, but plays much faster. Defensively, shows clean, confident, and athletic actions with advanced hands and feet and a good baseball clock. Throws from multiple slots with a quick release and excellent accuracy, 78 mph across the diamond.  In the game, hit a hanging curveball through the 6 hole and laced a line drive on an 87 mph fastball. 


Cade Ryan SS / RHP / Edmond Memorial, OK / 2019

A proportional 5-foot-11, 170-pound frame. Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from an open stance with a slight bend in the waist and low set hands. Uses a moderate leg kick and slight hand pump load, slightly uphill with a high finish. In BP, shows a pull approach with lift finding a few barres. Exit velo of 86 mph. Runs a 7.02 60. Defensively, shows active feet with clean hands, stays in his legs well. Throws from a ¾ slot with some stiffness, developing accuracy, 80 mph across the diamond. In the game, drew a walk and singled down the third base line. 


Bryce Tibbs 2B / SS / Ardmore, OK / 2019

A 5-foot-10, 130-pound frame with plenty of room to add size and strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a narrow and upright stance with lots of rhythm throughout. Uses a big leg kick and extended stride before dropping his hands and launching them on a flat path through extension with some length. In BP, shows flat and all fields approach, some barrels, took some time to find his timing, but ended strong. Exit velo of 72 mph. Runs a 7.66 60. Defensively, shows active and quick feet, fields the ball deep at times. Throws from a high ¾ slot with developing accuracy, 69 mph across the infield.


Austin Viney 2B / RHP / Atoka, OK / 2019

A 5-foot-7, 150-pound frame with some room to add strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a wide, back leg heavy, and quiet stance with a slight crouch. Uses a big leg kick before launching his hands on a flat path through extension, rotational finish. In BP, shows a middle to pull approach with occasional lift, inconsistent timing. Exit velo of 79 mph. Runs a 7.05 60. Defensively, shows deliberate actions with feet and hands. Throws from a high-¾ slot with arm strength, 83 mph across the diamond, developing accuracy. 


Ambren Voitik 2B / 3B / Enid, OK / 2019

A 5-foot-10, 155-pound frame with room to add strength. Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from a wide, open, and back leg heavy set-up with rhythm in his hands. Uses a moderate knee-knock leg kick with a slight hand-pump load before pulling his hands through on a flat path to contact with a high finish, some length. In BP, shows an all fields approach, mostly flat, found his timing late and ended his round well. Exit velo of 84 mph. Runs a 7.19 60. Defensively, shows consistent and clean hands and feet. Throws from a ¾ slot with developing accuracy, 75 mph across the diamond. 


Matthew Wilson SS / 2B / Moore, OK / 2019

A 5-foot-5, 140-pound developing frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an upright and open stance with rhythm in his high set hands. Uses a big leg kick and extended stride before launching his hands on a slightly uphill path. In BP, shows a middle of the field approach, some barrels, flashed some bat speed. Exit velo of 77 mph. Runs a 7.59 60. Defensively, shows active feet and above average hands. Throws from a ¾ slot, one of the few infielders to complete every throw, 76 mph across the diamond. In the game, drew a walk and grounded out to third. 

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