OK Preseason All-State: 2019 RHP Analysis


Andy Urban
Oklahoma Scouting Director

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Prep Baseball Report Oklahoma hosted the second annual OK Preseason All-State Showcase this past Sunday at the World Baseball Outreach indoor facility in Tulsa, OK. This invite only event featured 90 of the top players from every class in Oklahoma. Each player participated in a pro style showcase to show their skills and record measurables in front of multiple colleges along with the PBR staff.

This was easily the most talent packed event in PBR OK history with 16 players posting 90+ exit velo, 16 players that were 85+ on the mound, 10 sub 7.00 60s, 9 catchers under 2.0, a 90 across the INF, and a 100 from the OF. 

In the coming weeks, PBR OK will write an in-depth scouting report on each player at the event grouped by position and age. Today, we look at the right-handed pitchers from the 2019 class. Though many of them are talented two-way players, they will be cover here only as pitchers with positional analysis to come later. 

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2019 RIGHT-HANDED PITCHERS

 

Nick Ackerley RHP / RHP / Jenks, OK / 2019

A lean 6-foot, 185-pound frame with some strength in the lower half and room to add more. On the mound, works from a slightly up-tempo clean and simple delivery that he repeats well. Uses a moderate leg kick, strides closed, and recoils on the finish. Arm action is quick with moderate length in the back before coming through an over the top slot. Fastball sits 78-79 mph with downhill tilt and mostly strikes. Curveball shows near 12/6 shape with rolling action, 67-68 mph. Changeup has some fade at 72-73 mph. Overall, Ackerley will a be a prospect to watch as his frame continues to develop and he adds arm speed. 

Gus Collins RHP / 1B / Pryor, OK / 2019

A physically impressive 6-foot-4, 215-pound frame with strength. On the mound, works from an average tempo and high effort delivery with a short stride and hops the finish. Arm action is short in the back making a quick and fluid circle before coming through a high-¾ slot with arm speed. Fastball keeps its plane at 83-85 mph, mostly 85s, some strikes. Slider flashes late and 11/5 shape with depth, especially as a chase pitch, thrown with full arm speed, spins out at times, 74-76 mph, could develop into a plus pitch. Changeup has consistent late fade, thrown with full arm speed, 76-77 mph. Overall, Collins is going to help someone on the mound at the next level with his great frame, quick arm, and potentially two plus off-speed offerings. 

Logan Glass OF / RHP / Mustang, OK / 2019

A physically impressive 6-foot-4, 198-pound lean frame packet with strength and athleticism. On the mound, works from an average tempo and simple delivery with an up down and out leg kick. Arm action has moderate length in the back making a fluid circle before coming through a high-¾ slot with elite arm speed. Four-seam fastball ranged 88-91 at this event and we have seen up to 92 mph, while the two-seam sits 85-89 with late and heavy run especially to the arm side, some strikes. Curveball has 11/5 shape with slurve action flashing very late depth and tight spin, 74-76 mph. Changeup is still developing, 78-81 mph. Overall, Glass posses some of the most elite natural and pure arm strength in his class from across the country. As he continues to learn how to pitch, he could end up choosing between college and the draft.  

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

A 6-foot, 175-pound lean and athletic build with some strength and room to add more. On the mound, works from an up-tempo athletic and simple delivery with an up down and out leg kick before gliding to the plate. Arm action is long in the back, making a big circle before coming through a high-¾ slot with arm speed. Fastball flashes some arm-side run at 82-83 mph and touches 84, mostly strikes. Slider has gradual break with 10/4 shape, 69-70 mph. Changeup sits 71-72 mph and flashes late fade, thrown with full arm speed. Overall, Holliman is a talented athlete that will likely continue to get better on the mound and get more out of his quick arm, a prospect for many colleges to follow.

Daniel Merrill RHP / 3B / Home School, OK / 2019

A very projectable, long, and athletic 6-foot-5, 195-pound frame with lots of room to add size and strength. On the mound, works from a controlled and smooth delivery that he repeats will. Arm action has moderate length in the back before coming through a high-¾ slot, very loose, fluid, and easy. Fastball keeps it plane, sitting 82-83 mph and touching 84. Curveball shows big 11/5 shape with tight spin and excellent depth, 69-71 mph. Changeup has consistent sink, 71-73 mph. Well advanced feel for the zone with all three pitches. Overall, Merrill’s projectable frame, loose arm actions, and bloodlines all point to a big velo jump coming in the near future. A prospect for high-level schools to follow for sure. 

Bryson Myers RHP / 3B / Poteau, OK / 2019

A 6-foot-1, 250-pound frame. On the mound, works from an average tempo deliver with a moderate leg kick before striding straight to the dish. Arm action is long, fluid and clean, coming through a high-¾ slot. Fastball sits 81-83 mph with some sink when down in the zone, mostly strikes. Curveball has good spin with 11/5 shape and short break, 70-71 mph, mostly strikes. Changeup has some sink, 70-71 mph. Overall, Myers pitchability could likely help a staff at the next level as he continues to add velo. 

Dylan Rein RHP / SS / Moore , OK / 2019

A durable 5-foot-10, 175-pound frame. On the mound, works from an average tempo deliver with a high leg kick and big coil load at the top before striding closed. Arm action is short in the back before coming through a side-arm slot with some quickness. Fastball shows heavy run and sink to both sides of the dish, commanded best to the arm-side, 76-78 mph. Slider sits 67-69 with east-west action and some depth, mostly strikes. Changeup has heavy fade, misses to the arm side, 69-71 mph. Overall, Rein will have the stuff to play an important role on a staff at the next level with his ability to sink the fastball and spin the slider, especially as he continues to develop command of his movement. 

Parker Rowland C / RHP / Bishop Kelley, OK / 2019

A durable 6-foot-3, 210-pound frame. On the mound, works from an average tempo delivery with rhythm that he repeats well. Uses a high leg kick and strides way down the mound getting solid leg drive. Arm action is loose, long, and quick behind him, coming through a high-¾ slot with arm speed. Fastball sits 85-87 mph showing cut to the glove-side and run to the arm-side, mostly strikes. Curveball has 12/6 shape with consistent spin and depth, 70-71 mph, mostly thrown as a chase pitch. Changeup has fade at 74-75 mph. Overall, through new to the mound, Rowland shows advanced feel with arm strength and could continue to quickly develop into a front-line arm at the next level.

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

A lean 5-foot-8, 150-pound frame. On the mound, works from an average tempo delivery with a high leg kick and coil at the top before stiding to the dish. Arm action is short in the back before coming through a high-¾ slot. Fastball keeps its plane at 78-80 mph, mostly strikes. Curveball shows above average spin with some late depth, 65-66 mph. Changeup is thrown with less arm speed, 60-70 mph, still developing. Overall, Viney will be an interesting prospect as his frame continues to develop and his arm speed increases. 

 

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