Austin Preseason ID: Position Player Analysis


PBR Texas Staff

On January 8th our PBR Texas Staff kicked off the Winter calendar with the Austin Preseason ID at St. Edward's University. The event featured a quality group of prospects from the 2022-2025 classes. Today, we take a look at a breakdown of every position player in attendance.

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catchers

Mitchell Morton C / 3B / Plano West , TX / 2025

Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-foot-1, 165 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, hands set below shoulders pre-pitch, small leg lift load trigger, hands go back with the load to trigger the swing, slightly uphill swing plane hitting line drives and fly balls to the middle of the field and pull-side gap.
Power: 87.8 mph max exit velocity in BP, 82.4 mph average exit velocity, 298 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. INF - 78 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag with accurate throws. 
Defense: Worked at catcher and infield. 2.15-2.25 pop time. Good footwork getting in line with 2B, quick funnel to release at times with good hands, quiet receiver, utilizes the one knee down stance, has strength to stick low pitch at times. On the infield, good footwork getting into fielding position, clean funnel to release, fields the ball in rhythm towards his target with good hands. 
Run: 7.56 runner in the 60.

Isaias Roman C / RHP / Marble Falls, TX / 2024

Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-8, 190 pounds.
Hit: RH. Slightly open stance, small leg lift load trigger, natural rhythm into barrel tilt swing trigger, uphill swing plane hitting balls back up the middle and to the opposite field.
Power: 85.5 mph max exit velocity in BP, 72.0 mph average exit velocity, 254 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 71 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag with accurate throws. 
Defense: 2.25-2.35 pop time. Good footwork getting in line to 2B, clean funnel to release with good hands, good strength to stick the low pitch and outside pitch. 
Run: 7.84 runner in the 60.

Charles Evans C / OF / St Michaels Academy, TX / 2024

Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-10, 175 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, toe tap into leg kick load trigger, barrel tilt swing trigger, slightly uphill swing plane using the entire field hitting some line drives and fly balls.
Power: 89.7 mph max exit velocity in BP, 69.6 mph average exit velocity, 305 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag with accurate throws. 
Defense: 2.11-2.21 pop time. Fluid footwork getting in line with 2B, clean funnel to exchange, quick at times, with good hands, strength to stick the low pitch, blocks the breaking ball in the dirt well.
Run: 7.54 runner in the 60.

Mitch Abernethy C / 3B / Regents School of Austin, TX / 2024

Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-11, 168 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, wide base, small foot lift load trigger, barrel tilt swing trigger, uphill swing plane with a two-handed finish hitting line drives and fly balls consistently up the middle.
Power: 82.5 mph max exit velocity in BP, 78.5 mph average exit velocity, 280 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 70 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag with accurate throws. 
Defense: 2.20-2.34 pop time. Good footwork getting in line with 2B, quick funnel to release at times with good hands, quiet receiver. 
Run: 7.83 runner in the 60.

Carter Rutenbar C / SS / Midlothian Heritage, TX / 2025

Positional Profile: C/UTL
Body: 5-foot-11, 178 pounds.
Hit: LH. Open stance, leg kick load trigger, hands come down from shoulder creating barrel tilt swing trigger, quick uphill swing plane using the pull-side consistently hitting line drives and some deep fly balls.
Power: 90.0 mph max exit velocity in BP, 83.3 mph average exit velocity, 323 feet max distance, 9% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. C - 80 mph. INF - 86 mph. OF - 88 mph. Long arm action, good carry to the bag with accurate throws. 
Defense: Worked at catcher, infield, and outfield. 2.18-2.28 pop time. Good footwork getting in line with 2B, clean funnel to release with good hands, uses one knee down stance, displayed strength to stick the low pitch behind the plate. Good footwork getting into fielding position, clean funnel to release, fields the ball out in front and in rhythm towards his target at times on the infield. Good footwork getting to the ball at times, stays back on the ball, clean funnel to release in the outfield. 
Run: 7.58 runner in the 60.

Gabriel Winters C / 3B / Bowie , TX / 2024

Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-foot-8, 170 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, leg kick load trigger, barrel tilt swing trigger, slightly uphill swing plane using the pull-side primarily hitting line drives and deep fly balls.
Power: 89.7 mph max exit velocity in BP, 69.6 mph average exit velocity, 305 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 70 mph. INF - 74 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag at times with accurate throws at times. 
Defense: Worked at catcher and infield. 2.25-2.26 pop time. Good footwork getting in line with 2B, clean funnel to release at times with good hands. Good footwork getting into fielding position at times, fields the ball deep into his body with a clean funnel to release at times on the infield. 
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60.

Will Broderick C / OF / Alamo Heights, TX / 2024

Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-foot-1, 180 pounds.
Hit: LH. Balanced stance, small leg lift load trigger, hands go back with the load to trigger swing, uphill swing plane hitting some deep fly balls and line drives to the pull-side.
Power: 88.7 mph max exit velocity in BP, 87.9 mph average exit velocity, 347 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag with accurate throws.  
Defense: 2.07-2.18 pop time. Fluid footwork at times getting in line with 2B, clean funnel to release with good hands, receives from the one knee down stance, displayed strength to stick the low pitch at times.

Robby Lopez C / 3B / Canyon, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-foot-10, 190 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, leg kick load trigger, hands go back slightly with the load to trigger swing, uphill swing plane hitting line drives and fly balls to the middle of the field and pull-side gap.
Power: 92.5 mph max exit velocity in BP, 82.1 mph average exit velocity, 325 feet max distance, 27% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. INF - 77 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag with accurate throws. 
Defense: Worked at catcher and infield. 2.00-2.15 pop time. Quick footwork getting in line with 2B, quick funnel to release at times with good hands, quiet receiver from one knee down stance, displayed strength to stick the low pitch, blocked the ball in the dirt well at catcher. Good footwork getting into fielding position, fields the ball out in front and in rhythm towards his target with a clean funnel to release at times. 
Run: 7.61 runner in the 60.

 

 

 

infielders

Zane Warren 2B / OF / Dripping Springs , TX / 2024

Positional Profile: 2B
Body: 5-foot-6, 140 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, wide base, leg lift load trigger, hands go back with a slight barrel tilt swing trigger, level swing plane hitting some line drives and fly balls to the middle of the field.
Power: 81.1 mph max exit velocity in BP, 67.6 mph average exit velocity, 284 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph. Short arm action, accurate throws at times. 
Defense: Good footwork getting into fielding position at times, fields the ball in rhythm towards his target at times with okay hands and a clean funnel to release at times. 
Run: 7.23 runner in the 60.

Rock Duer SS / OF / Marcus , TX / 2025

Positional Profile: 2B
Body: 5-foot-6, 135 pounds.
Hit: SH. LH: Balanced stance, leg lift load trigger, hands go back from pre-pitch rhythm with a barrel tilt swing trigger, slightly uphill swing trigger hitting fly balls and ground balls to the pull side. RH: Same setup and swing mechanics as the left side, keeps his hands inside the ball using the opposite field well hitting fly balls and some line drives.
Power: 81.1 mph max exit velocity in BP, 67.6 mph average exit velocity, 284 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. OF - 82 mph. Short arm action, accurate throws. 
Defense: Worked in the infield and outfield. Good footwork getting into fielding position, fielding the ball in rhythm towards his target with a clean funnel to release at times on the infield. Good footwork getting to the ball, fielding the ball with momentum towards his target and a clean funnel to release in the outfield. 
Run: 7.40 runner in the 60.

Wyatt Davis SS / 2B / Lake Creek , TX / 2025

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-9, 140 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, small leg lift load trigger, hands go back to trigger swing, level swing plane hitting line drives and ground balls mainly to the pull side.
Power: 79.2 mph max exit velocity in BP, 70.7 mph average exit velocity, 251 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. OF - 71 mph. Short arm action, accurate throws at times. 
Defense: Worked in the infield and outfield. Good footwork getting into fielding position, fielding the ball with rhythm towards his target with a clean funnel to release at times on the infield. Good footwork getting to the ball, fields the ball with momentum towards his target at times, and a clean funnel to release. 
Run: 7.46 runner in the 60.

Anthony Equale SS / 3B / St. Thomas, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 5-foot-9, 165 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, small foot lift load trigger, hands go back slightly with a barrel tilt swing trigger, uphill swing plane using the pull-side gap hitting mainly line drives and some fly balls.
Power: 89.2 mph max exit velocity in BP, 81.6 mph average exit velocity, 314 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag with accurate throws at times. 
Defense: Good footwork getting into fielding position, fields the ball in rhythm towards his target with a clean funnel to release. 
Run: 7.36 runner in the 60.

Alex Reyna 2B / RHP / Vista Ridge, TX / 2025

Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-foot-8, 170 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance slightly leaning on back leg pre-pitch, leg kick load trigger, hands go back to trigger swing, uphill swing plane using the middle of the field to the pull-side hitting line drives and fly balls.
Power: 85.9 mph max exit velocity in BP, 72.0 mph average exit velocity, 254 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Short arm action, accurate throws at times. 
Defense: Okay footwork getting into fielding position, fields the ball in rhythm towards his target at times, clean funnel to release at times. 
Run: 7.63 runner in the 60.

Trevor Sebek 3B / SS / Cy Fair , TX / 2022

Positional Profile: 3B/SS
Body: 5-foot-11, 185 pounds.
Hit: LH. Balanced stance, small foot lift load trigger into stride, hands start aligned with back shoulder and stay aligned, rotating to trigger the swing, slightly uphill swing plane hitting deep fly balls and line drives to the pull side.
Power: 92.9 mph max exit velocity in BP, 86.9 mph average exit velocity, 349 feet max distance, 57% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag with accurate throws. 
Defense: Clean footwork getting into fielding position, good hands fielding the ball in rhythm towards his target with a clean funnel to release. 
Run: 7.43 runner in the 60.

Jared Burdette 3B / RHP / Foster, TX / 2024

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 175 pounds.
Hit: RH. Upright stance, leg lift load trigger, barrel tilt swing trigger, slightly uphill swing plane using the middle of the field and pull-side gap hitting some deep fly balls and line drives.
Power: 87.7 mph max exit velocity in BP, 79.6 mph average exit velocity, 315 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag with accurate throws. 
Defense: Okay footwork getting into fielding position, fields the ball in rhythm towards his target at times with a clean funnel to release at times. 
Run: 8.13 runner in the 60.

Quint Mullen SS / RHP / Cedar Park, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 180 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, slightly open, some rhythm in the barrel pre-pitch, slight barrel tilt swing trigger, level swing plane using the middle of the field hitting ground balls and some line drives.
Power: 90.1 mph max exit velocity in BP, 80.6 mph average exit velocity, 304 feet max distance, 11% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag with accurate throws. 
Defense: Good footwork getting into fielding position, fields the ball in rhythm towards at times with good hands at times and clean funnel to release at times. 
Run: 7.54 runner in the 60

Ace Reese SS / OF / Canton, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 6-foot-2, 190 pounds.
Hit: LH. Upright stance slightly open, leg kick load trigger, rhythm pre-pitch in the barrel with a barrel tilt swing trigger, level swing plane hitting line drives and deep fly balls up the middle and to the pull-side gap.
Power: 95.1 mph max exit velocity in BP, 82.3 mph average exit velocity, 374 feet max distance, 41% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. OF - 85 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag with accurate throws. 
Defense: Worked in the infield and outfield. Good footwork getting into fielding position, fields the ball in rhythm towards his target with good hands and a clean funnel to release. 
Run: 7.28 runner in the 60.

Julian Lopez 3B / 1B / St. Dominic Savio, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: 3B
Body: 6-foot, 180 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, slightly wide base, leg lift load trigger, slight barrel tilt swing trigger wrapped behind his head, level swing plane hitting balls to all fields.
Power: 91.6 mph max exit velocity in BP, 79.5 mph average exit velocity, 277 feet max distance, 20% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag at times with accurate throws. 
Defense: Good footwork getting into fielding position at times, good hands at times fielding the ball in rhythm towards his target with a clean funnel to release. 
Run: 7.61 runner in the 60.

Kaedin Bankhead RHP / 3B / Weiss , TX / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-foot-2, 215 pounds.
Hit: RH. Upright stance, foot lift load trigger, barrel tilt swing trigger, slightly uphill swing plane hitting some line drives and fly balls to the middle of the field.
Power: 95.9 mph max exit velocity in BP, 82.4 mph average exit velocity, 362 feet max distance, 40% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag with accurate throws. 
Defense: Clean footwork getting into fielding position, fields the ball in rhythm towards his target with a clean funnel to release. 
Run: 7.88 runner in the 60.

Noah Kendrick 3B / RHP / Nederland , TX / 2023

Positional Profile: 3B
Body: 6-foot-4, 195 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, small leg lift load trigger, rhythm in the barrel pre-pitch into barrel tilt swing trigger, hitting primarily line drives and some fly balls to the middle of the field.
Power: 91.1 mph max exit velocity in BP, 82.3 mph average exit velocity, 281 feet max distance, 10% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag with accurate throws. 
Defense: Clean footwork getting into fielding position, fields the ball in rhythm towards his target with a quick funnel to release at times. 
Run: 7.66 runner in the 60.

 

 

 

outfielders

Jack Pettigrew OF / Grapevine, TX / 2025

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-foot-10, 155 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, wide base, small leg lift load trigger, hands go back to trigger swing, uphill swing plane hitting fly balls and line drives to the pull-side.
Power: 76.2 mph max exit velocity in BP, 70.6 mph average exit velocity, 266 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 67 mph. Short arm action, accurate throws at times.
Defense: Okay footwork getting to the ball, stays back fielding the ball with an okay funnel to release. 
Run: 7.77 runner in the 60.

Benjamin Merriman OF / 3B / James Bowie, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-foot-9, 180 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, leg kick load trigger, rhythm in the barrel pre-pitch into a barrel tilt swing trigger hitting line drives and fly balls from pull-side to the opposite field gap.
Power: 95.8 mph max exit velocity in BP, 91.3 mph average exit velocity, 356 feet max distance, 57% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. OF - 87 mph. Long arm action, accurate throws.
Defense: Quick footwork getting to the ball, fielding the ball with good momentum towards his target, quick funnel to release with good hands. 
Run: 7.07 runner in the 60.

Jaden Bahl OF / RHP / Hendrickson , TX / 2023

Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-foot, 170 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, wide base, leg lift load trigger, hands go back slightly to trigger swing, slightly uphill swing plane hitting line drives and some fly balls to the pull-side.
Power: 89.9 mph max exit velocity in BP, 73.3 mph average exit velocity, 299 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 87 mph. Long arm action, good carry to the bag at times with accurate throws.
Defense: Clean footwork at times getting to the ball, fields the ball with good momentum towards his target with a long funnel to release. 
Run: 7.12 runner in the 60.

Liam Richards OF / OF / Lake Travis , TX / 2023

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-foot, 180 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, small leg lift load trigger, hands go back with a slight barrel tilt swing trigger, slightly uphill swing plane hitting line drives and fly balls to the pull-side.
Power: 91.0 mph max exit velocity in BP, 85.6 mph average exit velocity, 323 feet max distance, 11% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: LH. Long arm action, good carry to the bag with accurate throws.
Defense: Clean footwork getting to the ball, fields the ball with good momentum towards his target with a clean funnel to release.
Run: 6.99 runner in the 60.

Ed Small OF / SS / Anderson , TX / 2025

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-foot, 190 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, leg lift load trigger, short barrel tilt swing trigger, slightly uphill swing plane keeping his hands inside the ball using the middle of the field to opposite field gap.
Power: 88.4 mph max exit velocity in BP, 81.4 mph average exit velocity, 307 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 73 mph. Long arm action, good carry to the bag at times with accurate throws.
Defense: Quick footwork getting to the ball, fielding the ball with really good momentum towards his target with a quick funnel to release. 
Run: 6.84 runner in the 60.

Jake Duer OF / LHP / Marcus, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-foot-1, 185 pounds.
Hit: LH. Balanced stance, leg lift load trigger, barrel tilt swing trigger from a little bit of rhythm pre-pitch, slightly uphill swing plane hitting line drives and fly balls to the deep pull-side.
Power: 99.8 mph max exit velocity in BP, 96.3 mph average exit velocity, 386 feet max distance, 100% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: LH. Long arm action, accurate throws.
Defense: Clean footwork getting to the ball, fielding the ball with good momentum towards his target with a smooth funnel to release. 
Run: 6.93 runner in the 60.

Cole May OF / LHP / Westlake , TX / 2022

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-foot, 205 pounds.
Hit: LH. Balanced stance, leaning back on back leg to trigger load with a small foot lift and toe tap, hands go back slightly to trigger swing, uphill swing plane hitting deep fly balls and line drives to pull-side.
Power: 100.3 mph max exit velocity in BP, 90.6 mph average exit velocity, 340 feet max distance, 66% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.03 runner in the 60.

EVAN ANDROVETT
OF / SS / IMG ACADEMY, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-foot-8, 170 pounds.
Hit: LH. Slightly open stance, leg kick load trigger, hands go back slightly with barrel tilt swing trigger, slightly uphill swing plane hitting line drives and fly balls to the pull-side.
Power: 87.2 mph max exit velocity in BP, 81.6 mph average exit velocity, 318 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 79 mph. INF - 74 mph. Short arm action with accurate throws.
Defense: Worked in the outfield and infield. Good footwork getting to the ball, fields the ball with momentum towards his target and a clean funnel to release in the outfield. Good footwork at times getting into fielding position, fielding the ball in rhythm towards his target with a clean funnel to release at times.
Run: 7.73 runner in the 60.

 

 

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