OK Preseason All-State Analysis: Middle INFs


Andy Urban
OK/MO/KS Scouting Supervisor

The OK Preseason All-State Showcase took place on Feb. 6th  at the state of the art World Baseball Outreach indoor facility in Tulsa OK. A full event of 75 players including many of the top players from each class (especially the underclassmen) showed out with some eye popping numbers. Today, we take an in-depth look at the middle infielders from the event. 

Click on a players name to see their full profile with all of their stats from the event. 

 

Brae Alonzo 2B / OF / Norman North, OK / 2022

Positional Profile: 2B/OF

Body: Lean 5-foot-10, 172-pound frame with room to add strength.

Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, active hands with some rhythm. Repeatable leg kick load into a level, line-drive swing with a middle of the field approach, occasionally flashing some power to his pull-side.

Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee and in BP. 

Arm: RH. INF - 68 mph. OF - 82 mph. Short, quick high-¾ arm action with accuracy behind throws. 

Defense: In the infield, quick footwork with lateral range, displays a soft glove and clean transfers with his glove. In the outfield, aggressive to and through the ball with a reliable glove.

Run: 7.07 runner in the 60.

Pryce Bender SS / RHP / Edmond North, OK / 2024

Positional Profile: SS/RHP. Follow in the 2024 class.

Body: Lean, projectable 6-foot-2, 160-pound build with present athleticism and room to add strength.

Hit: RHH. Tall, open stance with narrow feet and his hands set low. Leg lift load into uphill swing path through the zone. Hard fly-ball contact to the middle of the field.

Power: 95 mph exit velocity from the tee and 90 in BP. Above average bat speed through the zone.

Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Quick arm action from a ¾ to low-¾ arm slot. Shows carry and accuracy behind throws.

Defense: Athletic in the infield, soft hands with good footwork and lateral range.

Run: 7.05 runner in the 60.

Delivery: Rhythmic tall-and-fall delivery with good direction and speed down the mound. Athletic balance point with a square finish to home and some downhill tilt in his shoulders.

Arm Action: RH. Long ¾ arm action with solid arm speed.

FB: T85 82-84 mph, heavy with arm-side run. Sneaky quick.

CB: 63-67 mph, small 11/5 shape with flashes of tight spin.

CH: 67-72 mph, fade and sink action thrown with intent low in the zone.

KN: 57 mph, vary tumble action

Keaton Campbell SS / 3B / Charles Page, OK / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/3B

Body: Athletic 6-foot-2, 185-pound frame with present strength. 

Hit: RHH. Balanced stance with wide base. Small leg lift and hand load into short stride. Quick to contact, balanced line-drive swing. Uses all fields.

Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee and 90 in BP. 

Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short ¾ arm action.

Defense: Consistent hands and footwork to field. Clean glove and lateral range.

Run: 7.02 runner in the 60.

Hayden Carter SS / RHP / Jenks, OK / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/RHP

Body: Lean, developing 5-foot-10, 150-pound frame with room to add strength. 

Hit: RHH. Even, slightly open set-up with rhythm in his hands. Leg lift load and stride into level inside-out swing path through the zone. Line-drives and fly-balls to the middle of the field during BP. 

Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee and 84 in BP. 

Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Long arm action from high-¾ arm slot with accuracy. Shows ability to throw from lower angle on the run. 

Defense: Athletic actions in the field, works around and through to field. Soft hands and clean exchanges.

Run: 7.30 runner in the 60.

Delivery: Deliberate rocker-step delivery. Reaches tall balance point, works downhill occasionally falling off to glove side. Quick upper half.

Arm Action: Long arm action from high-¾ release with some tilt.

FB: 77-78 mph, slight run action.

CB: 71 mph, tight 11/5 shape with occasional depth for strikes.

SL: 63-65 mph, small cut action.

Daxtyn Clark 2B / OF / Tuttle, OK / 2024

Positional Profile: 2B/RHP

Body: Lean, developing 5-foot-6, 136-pound frame with room to add strength.

Hit: RHH. Open, wide base with some rhythm in his hands. Toe tap load to square with uphill swing plane through the zone. Line-drive approach to the middle of the field.

Power: 73 mph exit velocity from the tee and 74 mph in BP. 

Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Long arm action from a high-¾ slot.

Defense: Quick footwork with average glove. Longer release on throws.

Run: 6.99 runner in the 60.

Delivery: Works from the stretch with a controlled tempo through delivery. Tall, athletic balance point with square shoulders landing square to home.

Arm Action: Long over-the-top arm action with some arm speed.

FB: 75-77 mph, straight action.

CB: 60-63 mph, 12/6 shape for strikes.

CH: 69 mph, slight fade and sink action.

Jarrett Flaggert SS / 3B / Choctaw , OK / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/3B

Body: Projectable 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame with present strength and athleticism.

Hit: RHH. Athletic, balanced stance with quiet hands. Quick leg lift load and short stride. Aggressive line-drive swing on plane through the zone. Consistent barrels during BP.

Power: 95 mph exit velocity from the tee and 94 in BP. Solid hand speed.

Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. OF - 84 mph. Quick arm action from an over-the-top release slot.

Defense: In the infield, soft hands and clean exchanges. Athletic actions. In the outfield, average footwork and glove to field. Plays through ball and throws with good momentum towards home.

Run: 7.43 runner in the 60.

Joseph Ijams SS / 2B / Booker T Washington , OK / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/2B

Body: Lean, athletic 5-foot-10, 150-pounds with room to add strength.

Hit: RHH. Balanced, quiet stance with athletic leg kick and hand load into short stride. Aggressive uphill swing path through the zone. Hard line-drive contact to all fields. 

Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee and 86 in BP. Solid bat speed.

Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Long arm action from high-¾ release slot.

Defense: Confident fielder with clean footwork, funnels ball into body, smooth exchanges.

Run: 7.36 runner in the 60.

Kaison Louthan 2B / RHP / Clinton, OK / 2024

Positional Profile: 2B/RHP

Body: Lean, developing 5-foot-10, 135-pound frame.

Hit: RHH. Tall, narrow setup with quiet actions. Body load into longer stride and level swing through the zone. Mid/pull approach with mainly line-drives during BP.

Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee and 78 in BP. 

Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph. Short arm action from a high-¾ release.

Defense: In the infield, displays quick footwork, consistent hands and developing exchanges.

Run: 7.94 runner in the 60.

Delivery: Smooth drop-and-drive delivery. Consistent tempo with easy actions. Athletic balance point, even shoulders, lands slightly open with falling off finish and good extension.

Arm Action: Long arm action from a high-¾ release. Shows some arm speed.

FB: 71-73 mph, straight action for strikes.

CB: 65-67 mph, 11/5 break with feel.

CH: 68 mph, slight fade action.

Parker Means 2B / 3B / Yukon , OK / 2022

Positional Profile: 2B/3B

Body: Lean 5-foot-9, 150-pounds with room to add strength.

Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic setup. Quiet actions with short stride and hand load into level swing. Consistent line-drives to the middle of the field, shows some hand speed.

Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee and 81 in BP. 

Arm: RH. INF - 67 mph. Short high-¾ arm with some stiffness.

Defense: In the infield, quick choppy footwork, works around and through the ball with average glove and exchanges. 

Run: 7.44 runner in the 60.

Marlon Moore SS / 2B / Canute, OK / 2024

Positional Profile: SS

Body: 6-foot, 160-pound athletic frame with room to add more strength.

Hit: RHH. Slightly open stance. Uses a small leg kick to get into a good lower half load.  Bat angle is vertical at the start of swing.  Shows really quick hands with a 27 mph hand speed.  Has very good rotation in the swing which translates to above average bat speed.  

Power:  86 mph exit velocity off the tee and 89 in BP.  

Arm: RH.  INF - 77 mph. ¾ arm action with good accuracy and carry.

Defense: In the infield shows solid footwork with good routes to the ball.  Shows the ability to change arm angles properly.  Showed smooth hands and good glove action.  Very good slow roller technique with a quick release. 

Run: 7.12 runner in the 60.

Jabe Schlehuber SS / RHP / Charles Page , OK / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/RHP. Follow on mound in 2023 class.

Body: Athletic 6-foot, 170-pound build.

Hit: RHH. Balanced setup with some rhythm in his hands. Small stride into flat swing through the zone. Short to contact with line-drives and fly-balls to mid/pull side during BP.

Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee and 88 in BP.. 

Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Short high-¾ arm action.

Defense: Soft hands, funnels into his body with clean exchanges and release. Consistent footwork to field.

Run: 7.00 runner in the 60.

Delivery: Clean, repeatable delivery with smooth tempo. Drop-and-drive delivery. Works down mound well with athletic leg kick, uphill shoulders, and a square to falling off finish.

Arm Action: Long, clean arm action from high-¾ release.

FB: 81-83 T84 mph, straight action with solid command of the zone.

CB: 63-65 mph, tight 11/5 break with good spin and feel.

CH: 66-68 mph, fade action to arm-side.

JayShaun Sykes 2B / SS / Moore, OK / 2024

Positional Profile: 2B/SS

Body: Lean, developing 5-foot-8, 145-pound build with present athleticism.

Hit: RHH. Narrow, open setup with quiet actions. Short stride into a quick level swing through the zone. Line-drives during BP with a middle of the field approach.

Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee and 78 in BP. 

Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Short high-¾ arm action.

Defense: Confident fielder with soft hands, developing exchanges and quick footwork.

Run: 6.98 runner in the 60.

Tate Taylor SS / RHP / Kingfisher, OK / 2021

Positional Profile: SS

Body: Lean, athletic 5-foot-11, 170-pound frame.

Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly open setup. Small leg kick load into a short stride. Quick, level swing plane with good hands. Line-drive approach to all fields with some feel for the barrel.

Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee and 85 in BP. 

Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short high-¾ arm action with accuracy.

Defense: Athletic actions and glove in the infield. Active footwork with above average hands and clean exchanges to field.

Run: 7.48 runner in the 60.

Mason Toy 2B / 3B / Westmoore, OK / 2024

Positional Profile: 2B/RHP

Body: 5-foot-10, 150-pound athletic frame

Hit: RHH.  At the plate shows a slightly open stance and smooth stride back to neutral.  Has a rhythmic swing with the hands being very active.  Likes to swing hard but does a good job of maintaining balance throughout the swing.  Pull-side approach and hit a lot of line drives in the session.  Makes contact with the ball a little deeper in the zone but does a good job of getting extension with a good bat path. 

Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee and 86 in BP. 

Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph.  Long and loose arm action with a ¾ arm slot. 

Defense: In the infield shows soft hands and funnels ball into the body.  Works around the ball with choppy feet and can play a little tall at times.  Does a good job of changing arm angles and exchanges are developing. 

Run:7.45 runner in the 60.

Delivery: On the mound shows a smooth and repeatable delivery.  Breaks hands away from chest and works the ball across the body.  Strides closed down the mound and rotates hard off of plant leg.

Arm Action: RH.  ¾ arm action and finishes across the body.

FB: 73-75 mph, slight arm side run with a good spin rate.

CB: 61-62 mph, loopy 11/5 action.

SL: 63-67 mph, lots of horizontal break and good command. 

CH: 64-66 mph, much slower spin than fastball and good fading action.

Brody Wicker 2B / RHP / Ponca City, OK / 2024

Positional Profile: 2B/RHP

Body: 5-foot-10, 150-pound frame with obvious room for growth.

Hit: RHH.  At the plate has a simple set up with a slightly open stance.  Easy stride and stays balanced with his weight.  Gets good separation with the hands and the lower half.  Hands are very loose.  Hand currently is good and bat speed and exit velocity will increase with added strength.  

Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee and 83 in BP. 

Arm: RH.  INF-73 mph.   High ¾ release that works across the body with a short whip action on the back end of release.

Defense: In the infield showed short shifting feet.  Has soft hands and plays low to the ground on ground balls.  Tends to field the ball deep into the body but the exchange is clean.  Did a good job mixing arm angles for different types of throws.

Run: 8.23 runner in the 60.

Delivery: Slow tempo delivery and repeats it well.  Leans forward on balance point and drives down the mound well.  Has an early break with the hands higher on the chest.

Arm Action: High ¾ arm slot with short arm action on the back end. 

FB: 75-77 mph, has some slight arm side run and gets good extension down the mound with release point.

CB: 60-63 mph, 11/5 shape with good downward bite at the end.  

CH: 66-67 mph, good fade action and showed solid command with the changeup. 

Jake Wolfinbarger SS / RHP / Bixby, OK / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/RHP

Body: 5-foot-8, 138-pound lean frame with room to add strength and size.

Hit: RHH.  Slightly open stance with a leg lift stride that gets back to neutral position.  Flat bat path with developing bat speed.  Swings with good balance and has good rhythm.  Upper half can get a little stiff but does a good job of getting most out of lower half.

Power: 73 mph exit velocity from the tee and 84 in BP. 

Arm: RH.  INF-70 mph.  ¾ arm slot with short arm action.

Defense: In the infield shows short/choppy feet with developing rhythm.  Has soft hands and is showing some feel for the glove action.  Shows the ability to make quick exchanges.

Run: 7.25 runner in the 60.

Delivery: Smooth tempo and rhythm with the lower half.  Breaks hands quickly and higher up on chest.  Leans back on balance point and drives down the mound directly towards the plate.  Does a good job of controlling the body throughout the pitch.

Arm Action: High ¾ arm slot with short arm action on the back end.

FB: 72-78 mph,  slight arm side run and shows solid command of the fastball.

CB: 65-67 mph, looping 11/5 action with good horizontal break and command.

CH: 69-70 mph,  great fading action and good hand speed.

Kaeden Woods 2B / C / Heritage Hall , OK / 2024

Positional Profile: 2B/C

Body: 5-foot-9, 145-pound lean frame with room for added strength.

Hit: RHH.  At the plate shows a wide set up with the legs and quiet hands.  Shows good rotational acceleration and has developing bat speed and hand strength.  Uses a line-drive/middle of the field approach.  Upper half can be a little stiff but does a good job of getting the barrel to the ball repeatedly.  

Power: 75 mph exit velocity from the tee and 80 in BP.

Arm: RH.  INF- 63 mph.  C-65 mph.  Low ¾ release with very short arm action.

Defense: In the infield shows developing rhythm and routes to the ball.  Has quick exchanges and shows a potential feel for glove action.  Behind the plate shows good blocking techniques and ability to keep the ball in front.  Had a pop time range of 2.2-2.51 and showed accurate throws on the bag.  

Run: 7.84 runner in the 60.

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