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OK Top Senior Games: Outfielders


Scott Hood
OK/MO/KS Assistant Director

The OK Top Senior Games took place at the University of Central Oklahoma on June 1st.  The event featured players from the 2022 class and today we take a look at the outfielders who attended.  The top outfield arm strength radar gun readings belonged to Spencer Boles and Duncan Key who registered 85 mph.  Boles also topped the leaderboard with an exit velocity off the tee at 96 mph and also showed his power potential during the BP session.  Rhylan Wright clocked the fastest 60 time with a laser-timed 6.88.  Check out all the info from the outfielders and their scouting reports from the event down below.

Click HERE for the all the stats and metrics from the event.

 

Griffin Aldridge OF / OF / Yukon, OK / 2022

 

Positional Profile: OF

Body: 5-10, 165-pound athletic frame with room for added strength and size in the future.

Hit: LHH. Starts with a slightly open stance with hands set at shoulder height.  Simple stride with easy rhythm with the lower half and rhythmic movements with the hands and a quick barrel set.  Level bat path with a line drive approach.  Short and simple swing to the ball with good upper body rotation and balance throughout the swing.  

Power: 79 mph exit velocity off of the tee and 89 mph exit velocity in BP.

Arm: RH.  OF-78 mph.  Over the top arm slot with a clean arm action and extension.

Defense: In the outfield shows a good ability to work behind the ball on fly balls in rhythm into the crow hop.  Step behind crow hop technique with smooth rhythm and good body control.

Run: 7.18 runner in the 60.

Spencer Boles OF / C / Choctaw, OK / 2022

Positional Profile: OF

Body: 6-foot, 195-Pound muscular and athletic frame.

Hit: RHH.  Starts with a slightly open stance and athletic posture.  Slow loads into the lower half with good weight transfer into the back knee with hands working back to shoulder height with slight arm-bar with front arm.  Strong upper body rotation with good overall bat speed.  Has some strength at contact.  Does a good job of getting on plane with the pitch by matching the lower half to the bat path.  Has home run power potential.

Power: 96 mph exit velocity off the tee and 91 mph exit velocity in BP.

Arm: RH.  OF-85 mph.  INF-75 mph.  Over the top arm slot with good hand speed and extension out in front at release.   In the infield the arm slot is a little lower and a shorter arm action.

Defense:  In the outfield works behind the ball well with rhythm into the crow hop.  Explosive crow hop technique with a shuffle step and the back leg driving through hard towards the target.  Fields the ball outside the glove side foot with good glove action.  In the infield works longer strides towards the ball with developing feel for glove action. 

Run: 7.04 runner in the 60.

Spencer Carollo C / OF / Tuttle, OK / 2022

Positional Profile: C/OF

Body: 5-foot-9, 160-pound lean and athletic frame with room for added strength and size in the future.

Hit: LHH.  At the plate starts with a neutral stance and hands set quietly at shoulder height.  Short stride with the front foot with easy rhythm and a small weight shift into back leg with minimal hand movement.  Flat bat path with line drive and middle of the field approach.  Does a good job of working hands to the inside part of the ball with good extension.  Good overall bat speed and strong rotational acceleration numbers off Blast Motion Sensor.

Power: 79 mph exit velocity off the tee and 90 mph exit velocity in BP.

Arm: RH.  C- 69 mph.  OF-78 mph.  Behind the plate shows a short arm action with high release.  Gets good backspin on the ball out of hand with good carry towards second base.  In the outfield shows a longer arm action with clean arm swing through the path.  

Defense: Behind the plate showed pop times ranging from 2.07-2.13.  Quick transfers out of the glove with throw’s accurate towards second base.  Receives the ball well with minimal head movement and strong wrists.  Solid blocking fundamentals with good hip flexibility.  In the outfield shows smooth rhythm with a shuffle step crow hop technique.  

Run: 7.02 runner in the 60.

Carson Creach OF / RHP / Yukon, OK / 2022

Positional Profile: OF

Body: 5-foot-11, 210-pound mature and muscular frame with strong lower half.

Hit: RHH.  At the plate starts with a slightly open stance and upright posture in the upper body.  Hands bounce to slightly below shoulder height.  Two tap stride rhythm with heavy weight transfer into the back side.  Has strong upper body rotation with a strong top hand finish.  Works the ball to all fields with a gap to gap approach.  Finishes the swing with good balance and athletic posture.

Power: 83 mph exit velocity off the tee and 90 mph exit velocity in BP.

Arm: RH.  OF-79 mph.  Over the top arm slot with good hand speed and extension out in front at release.  Occasionally finishes with slight recoil on the arm after release.

Defense:  In the outfield shows smooth feet and rhythm while tracking fly balls.  Works behind the ball on fly balls and works rhythm into the throw.  Attacks ground balls with shorter steps and fields the ball out in front of the glove side leg with heavy bend at the waist.

Run: 7.26 runner in the 60.

Andersen Dotolo OF / RHP / Bishop Kelley, OK / 2022

Positional Profile: OF/RHP

Body: 5-foot-11, 165-pound athletic build with room for added strength and size in the future.

Hit: RHH.  At the plate starts with a narrow stance and upright posture.  Hands get set quietly into position set at shoulder height with a relaxed front arm.  Quick two-tap stride with lower half landing softly on the front leg.  Finishes on balance in an athletic position.  Short and compact swing with quick hands through the zone.  Simple overall swing that is repeatable.  Level bat path with good extension and strong upper body rotation.

Power: 83 mph exit velocity off the tee and 84 mph exit velocity in BP.

Arm: RH.  OF-80 mph.  High ¾ arm slot with short arm action on the backside.  Short on the release with developing feel for reaching extension.

Defense: In the outfield utilizes a shuffle crow hop with quick steps.  Does a good job of working behind the ball in the outfield and getting the feet moving right into the grow hop. 

Run: 7.04 runner in the 60.

Delivery: On the mound uses a rocker style delivery with the lower half and works up to a high balance point.  Weight shift gets going very east/west and but strides directly down the center of the mound with balance finishing off to the first base side.  Separates the ball out of the glove high on the chest and in rhythm with the front leg working down the mound.

Arm Action: Short arm action with a high ¾ arm slot.  Works the hand around in a circle with a high release point.

FB: 77-80 mph, low 1700 RPM fastball with mostly straight action and a high average induced vertical break at 15.4 inches.

CB: 73-74 mph, short action with a developing feel for spin with good hand speed.

CH: 70-71 mph, mostly straight action with short depth and good sell with hand speed.

Jarod Fugate OF / RHP / Norman North , OK / 2022

Positional Profile: OF/MIF

Body: 6-foot, 165-pound lean frame with long limbs and room for added strength and size in the future.

Hit: Switch.  At the plate from the left side starts with a narrow base and upright posture.  Smooth rhythm with simple stride to athletic posture with hands getting set at shoulder height with a mid height back elbow.  Level bat path with a strong top hand.  Line drive approach and works the ball gap to gap.  At the plate from the right side starts with a similar narrow stance with the body raising up to the stride.  Has more of an uphill bat path from the right side trying to work the ball up in the air.  Swing is driven by hands working hard to the inside part of the ball.

Power: 74 mph exit velocity off the tee and 81 mph exit velocity in BP. 

Arm: RH. OF-73 mph.  INF-69 mph.  In the outfield has a longer ¾ arm slot with high release point.  In the infield has utilizes a ¾ arm slot with the hand finishing across the body at release.

Defense: In the outfield attacks the ball with shorter steps maintaining body control.  Works underneath the ball deep on fly balls and utilizes a short shuffle step for the crow hop.  In the infield uses short and choppy steps when working around the ball.  Quick exchanges out of the glove.  Fields the ball with a stiff glove and has developing rhythm and feel for glove action.

Run: 7.39 runner in the 60.

Gus Harper OF / RHP / Perkins Tryon , OK / 2022

Positional Profile: OF

Body: 5-foot-11, 140-pound lean frame with room for added strength and size in the future.

Hit: RHH.  At the plate starts with a narrow stance and athletic posture.  Quick two-tap stride with the lower half with smooth rhythm and balance throughout the swing.  Starts and finishes with a closed stance and stride.  Barrel rests on the shoulder with a high back elbow.  Rotational upper body swing with developing bat speed and hand strength.

Power: 78 mph exit velocity off the tee and 73 mph exit velocity in BP.

Arm: RH.  OF-83 mph.  Over the top arm slot with good hands speed and extension at release with good pull-down.  

Defense: In the outfield does a good job of working behind the ball and catching and throwing in rhythm.  Utilizes a quick shuffle crow hop with good direction of hips and shoulders.  Fields ground balls inside the glove side leg with a developing feel for glove action out in front.

Run: 7.78 runner in the 60.

Will Kates OF / RHP / Newcastle, OK / 2022

 

Positional Profile: OF/RHP

Body: 6-foot-3, 190-pound strong and athletic build with high waist.

Hit: RHH.  At the plate starts with an upright posture and balanced setup with the legs.  Slow load with lower half and hands working back together quietly and early in the process.  Simple swing with heavy upper body rotation with developing back side turn in the lower half.  Level bat path with hands working short to the ball.  Line drive approach and registered above average bat speed with the Blast Sensor.

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

Arm: RH. OF-83 mph.   Over the top arm slot with short arm action on the back side.  Pulls down well to achieve maximum backspin on the ball.

Defense: In the outfield attacks the ball with short and choppy steps and does a good job of working behind the ball and throwing in rhythm.  Maintains good body control throughout the fielding process.  Fields ground balls on the outside of the glove side leg with feel for glove action. 

Run: 7.24 runner in the 60.

 

Delivery: On the mound works exclusively out of the stretch.  Smooth to balance point with hands working up the chest with the knee lift.  Sinks into the backside as landing foot travels down the center of the mound.  Finishes off to the first base side of the mound with strong rotation at the plate foot.

Arm Action: High ¾ arm slot with short arm action in the back and long to extension at release.

FB: 80-81 mph, mostly straight action with high induced vertical break with an average at 19 inches.  High release point and gets good extension down the mound.

CB: 68-69 mph, 1/7 shape with early break and short action.  Good hand speed and average spin rate of 2051 RPM.

CH:  74-75 mph, has some arm side fading action with fastball hand speed.  

Duncan Key C / OF / Deer Creek, OK / 2022

Positional Profile: C/OF

Body: 5-foot-11, 165-pound lean and athletic frame with room for added strength and size in the future. 

Hit: RHH.  At the plate starts with a slightly open stance and upright posture.  Hands get set quietly into position slightly above shoulder height with slight barrel tilt towards pitcher.   Short leg lift stride with good balance and good weight shift from backside to plant foot.  Flat bat path with good plane matching ability with utilizing both the lower half and upper body to get on plane.  Shows some strength at contact with good extension with the hands.

Power: 84 mph exit velocity off the tee and 88 mph exit velocity in BP.

Arm: RH.  C-77 mph.  OF-85 mph.  Behind the plate shows a short arm action with high release and quick hand speed.  In the outfield has a high ¾ arm slot with a long release and strong pull down.  Very good hand speed in the outfield. 

Defense:  Behind the plate shows quick transfers out of the glove with pop times ranging from 1.92-2.02.  Release point was a little quick at times but when it comes out clean the ball has good carry.  Shows very solid receiving and blocking skills.  In the outfield shows aggressive routes to the ball with good rhythm between the catch and throw.  Utilizes a short shuffle crow hop style with good finish towards target.

Run: 7.03 runner in the 60.

Jayden Krajnik RHP / OF / Elk City, OK / 2022

Positional Profile: RHP/OF

Body: 6-foot-2, 160-pound lean frame with long levers and room for added strength and size in the future.

Hit: RHH.  At the plate starts with a neutral stance and upright posture with hands set at shoulder height and quiet barrel load with flat angle.  Simple stride with small load into the back side.  Lands 50/50 weight distribution with short and rotational swing with the upper body.  Has good overall bat speed with strong rotational acceleration numbers according to Blast sensors.  Level bat path with line drive approach.

Power: 83 mph exit velocity off the tee and 82 mph exit velocity during BP.

Arm: RH.  OF-79 mph.  High ¾ arm slot with long arm action and high release point.  Arm works across body at finish with good hand speed.

Defense: In the outfield uses longer strides when attacking balls with smooth rhythm.  Utilizes a short shuffle crow hop with back foot stepping behind.  Fields ground balls on the outside of the glove side leg with a feel for glove action.

Run: 7.72 runner in the 60.

Delivery: On the mound uses a rocker-style delivery with a methodical rhythm and pace.  Works from the first base side of the rubber and lands down the center of the mound with good direction towards the target.  Low front side glove action and pulls it in towards the hip.  Strong lean forward on the plant foot at release.

Arm Action: High ¾ arm slot with short arm action on the back side to long release and extension.

FB: 72-75 mph, low spinning (1657 average RPM) sinkers with arm side fade and deep extension down the mound. 

CB: 61-63 mph, short and early break with developing feel for spin.

SL: 61-64 mph, more east/west action than CB with more of a cutter shape.

CH: 70-71 mph, flat depth with an average of 11.3 inches of horizontal shape to the armside.  

Garrett Ninness OF / 2B / Newcastle , OK / 2022

Positional Profile: OF

Body: 5-foot-8, 150-pound stout frame with muscular build and strong lower body.

Hit: RHH.   At the plate starts with a slightly open stance with athletic posture and hands set at shoulder height with a high back elbow.  Low leg lift stride with good weight transfer from back side to plant foot.  Lands 50/50 weight distribution between the feet at contact point.  Strong top hand swing with rotational upper body.  Short path to the ball with a slight downhill bat path.  

Power: 85 mph exit velocity off the tee and 87 mph exit velocity during BP.

Arm: RH.  OF-77 mph.  High ¾ arm slot with short arm action on the back end with arm working across the body at extension.

Defense: In the outfield attacks the ball with active hips.  Hips and shoulders turn quickly in sync.  Tends to catch the ball a little low on the chest and has clean transfers out of the glove.  Utilizes a short shuffle crow hop with good direction towards the target.

Run: 7.21 runner in the 60.

Brayden States OF / SS / Kingfisher , OK / 2022

Positional Profile: OF/MIF

Body: 5-foot-9, 160-pound lean and athletic frame with room for added strength and size in the future.

Hit: RHH.  At the plate starts with a slightly open stance with weight pre-shifted to the back side.  Hands get set quietly into position at shoulder height.  Simple stride to neutral with weight shifted on the back side at contact.  Hands work quickly through the zone with a slight uphill bat path.  Looks to get the ball up in the air and has shows some strength at contact in the hands.  Gets good upper body lean to allow hands to work through the zone.

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

Arm: RH.  OF-73 mph.  INF-70 mph.  In the outfield shows a long arm action on the back side with a high/quick release from a ¾ arm slot.  In the infield shows a high ¾ arm slot with a very short arm action on the back side and quick release.

Defense: In the outfield takes aggressive routes to the ball with longer strides.  Prefers to make catch with glove over the arm side shoulder.  Utilizes a quick shuffle crow hop step.  In the infield attacks the ball with short and choppy feet.  Fields the ball out in front of the body with a stiff glove action.  Very quick transfers out of the glove.  Shows good range to both glove and back hand sides.  

Run: 6.99 runner in the 60.


 

 

Eric Thompson OF / RHP / Bishop Kelley, OK / 2022

Positional Profile: OF

Body: 6-foot-2, 185-pound long-levered and lean athletic build.

Hit: RHH.  At the plate starts with a neutral stance with an athletic posture.  Hands get set at shoulder height with slight arm bar in front arm.  Utilizes a short two tap stride with quick rhythm and good balance between the feet.  Rotational upper body with good hand speed and good overall bat speed.  Prefers to play the ball deeper into the zone and gets good extension with long levered swing.  Simple and repeatable swing mechanics with projectable tools and strength at contact.

Power: 87 mph exit velocity off the tee and 91 mph exit velocity during BP.

Arm: RH.  OF-73 mph.  Over the top arm slot with a quick wheel arm action on the back and quick release point.

Defense: In the outfield shows good rhythm on ground balls with glove action out in front of the glove side leg and clean transfer out of the glove.   Quick shuffle crow hop with minimal distance gained.  Finishes through target well with good momentum through release.

Run: 6.91 runner in the 60.

Nathan Willis OF / 2B / Purcell , OK / 2022

Positional Profile: OF/MIF

Body: 6-foot-2, 188-pound athletic and projectable frame with room for added strength and size in the future.  

Hit: RHH.  At the plate starts with an open stance and upright posture.  Hands work below shoulder height and tight to the chest.  Simple stride to neutral stance with even weight distribution between feet.  Shows good overall hand speed and bat speed metrics according to the Blast sensor.  Flat bat path with hands working level through the zone.  Quick rhythm in the swing with hands working quickly into the slot with the front foot headed forward.  

Power: 85 mph exit velocity off the tee and 86 mph exit velocity during BP.

Arm: RH.  OF-77 mph.  INF-73 mph.  In the outfield shows a high ¾ am slot with stiff arm action on the backside and quick release.  In the infield shows a ¾ arm slot with a shorter arm action and high release point.  

Defense: In the outfield attacks the ball with short and choppy steps when working to get underneath the ball.  Tends to catch the ball lower on the body but does get good momentum into the throw.  Shows good glove action on groundballs.  In the infield attacks the ball with short and choppy steps working side to side to get momentum towards the target.  Fields the ball with a developing feel for glove action with clean transfers out of the glove.

Run: 7.13 runner in the 60.

Rhylan Wright OF / LHP / Jenks, OK / 2022

Positional Profile: OF

Body: 5-foot-11, 165-pound lean and athletic frame with room for added strength and size in the future.

Hit: LHH.  At the plate starts with a neutral stance with an athletic posture.  Hands get set at shoulder height with a flat barrel load right before hands launch.  Simple stride with even weight distribution between feet.  Short load into the back side with easy weight transfer to front foot.  Very good overall hand speed and bat speed with some developing strength at contact with the hands.  Simple and repeatable swing mechanics with projectable skills.

Power: 86 mph exit velocity off the tee and 90 mph exit velocity during BP.

Arm: LH.  OF-84 mph.  High ¾ arm slot with quick hand speed and arm working across down to the opposite hip.  Shorter arm action on the back end with strong pull down at release.

Defense:  In the outfield shows good instincts and ability to cover a lot of ground.  Smooth rhythm when attacking the ball and finishes slightly under the ball at catch.  Utilizes a shuffle crow hop with good momentum headed towards to the target.  Good actions on grounds balls with feel for fielding the ball with glove action out in front of the body.

Run: 6.88 runner in the 60. 

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