Super 60: Shooter's Impact 11
February 6, 2024
Narrowing an event that is already built with supreme talent is like trying to separate the best Rhodes Scholars from each other; they are all good or else they would not be there. Each of the participants at the 23rd annual Super 60 in Chicago were greeted to the eyes of more than 100 MLB scouts and decision makers, and are likely to have them trailing their spring performances as well. In eyeing the future, as well as presenting a look at the performances at the event, below are 11 impact performers from the prestigious event along with five sleepers.
Tytus Cissell SS / OF / Francis Howell, MO / 2024
If you were looking for a breakout candidate coming into the event, Cissell would have been a great choice. A fierce competitor who appeared determined to make an impact at the Super 60, the Missouri native did just that… and potentially more. Measuring in at just under 6-foot-1 and 180-pounds, the wiry-athletic, switch-hitter posted some of the loudest athletic measurables including a 6.53 60-yard dash time and an event-best 38.6 peak jump height along with some of the top rotational acceleration at the plate. A switch-hitter, Cissell was noticeably more comfortable (and dangerous) from the left side where the positive movement through impact provided for an explosive flat path that ignited in an instant before culminating in a loose, single-handed finish. Still showcasing some twitch from the right side, there was a bit more of an abrupt hitch of the hands with some fighting of the hips. However, it was hardly anemic, and the tough grading is likely more so of a product of just how good the left-handed stroke was. A bit less fluid on the infield with what appeared to be more average hands, Cissell showed off a strong arm (91 mph) across the diamond with a quicker first step. Though there is still a chance that he sticks on the dirt in some capacity, the idea that his athleticism provides a clean transition to an impact outfield role is also a strong possibility. The buzz-worthy performance in Chicago is likely to yield early Day 2 consideration heading into the spring, and with a quality showing in game play,there is a chance that Cissell catches even more helium.