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DFW Preseason ID: Position Player Analysis


Tyler King
PBR Texas Scout

PLANO, TX- On January 9th, our PBR Texas staff hosted the DFW Preseason ID event to a much anticipated showcase and trials on the confines of Prestonwood Christian Academy. The event featured a talented group of players from the 2022-2023 classes. Today we give a full breakdown on every position player in attendance.

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catcher analysis

Estevan Flores C / Aledo, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: C

Body: 5-foot-11, 160 pounds. Proportional, projectable build.

Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, shifting his weight back and going back with his hands to trigger his load with barrel tilt. Generates lift on an uphill swing path with length throughout the swing, hitting the ball to the oppo gap with regularity.

Power: 91.57 mph max exit velocity in BP, 82.73 mph average exit velocity, 306 feet max distance and 18.2% batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.

Arm: RH. C - 77 mph. Short arm action, high ¾ slot, good carry, accurate throws on the bag at times.

Defense: 2.19-2.27 pop time. Showed good hands and good footwork working towards his target with a clean exchange. Quiet receiver using multiple setups, showing good ability to block and control the breaking ball and stick fastballs at the bottom of the zone.

Run: 7.11 runner in the 60.

William Block C / 3B / Mansfield Lake Ridge, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: C/3B

Body: 5-foot-10, 175 pounds. Projectable build, some strength in lower half.

Hit: RHH. Balanced stance with high hands, moving them towards the catcher and dropping slightly to trigger his load with a barrel tilt and leg lift to a toe tap long stride, finishing on a level swing path with some length, hitting the ball back up the middle and to the oppo gap with regularity.

Power: 92.55 mph max exit velocity in BP, 78.38 mph average exit velocity, 284 feet max distance and 9.1% batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.

Arm: RH. C - 78 mph. INF - 81 mph. Short arm action, high ¾ slot, accurate throws on the bag

Defense: 1.99-2.10 pop time. Worked at both catcher and infield. Quick footwork paired with a quick funnel to release, quiet receiver showing good reactions to blocking balls on either side of the plate. On the infield, showed good footwork getting into good fielding position and fielding in the middle of his body with a clean funnel to release and quick release.

Run: 7.30 runner in the 60.

Lawson Peel C / RHP / Frenship , TX / 2022

Positional Profile: C/RHP

Body: 5-foot-11, 160 pounds.

Hit: RHH. Balanced stance from a wide base, shifting his weight back and moving his hands back towards the catcher to trigger his load to an uphill swing path, hitting the ball consistently back up the middle and to the pull side gap.

Power: 88.83 mph max exit velocity in BP, 77.95 mph average exit velocity, and 307 feet max distance.

Arm: RH. C - 78 mph. INF - 81 mph. Short arm action, high ¾ slot, good carry, accurate throws on the bag at times.

Defense: 2.12-2.18 pop time. Worked behind the plate and on the infield. Showed good hands and good footwork working towards his target, quick exchange to hand. On the infield, he showed good ability to get into position to keep the ball in front of him and field it out front with a clean funnel to release.

Run: 7.20 runner in the 60.

infielder analysis

Matthew Lau SS / 2B / Reedy, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/2B

Body: 5-foot-11, 150 pounds. Lean build

Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, hands set at the back of his stance, leg kick to trigger his load with minimal hand movement, uphill swing path, pull side tendency.

Power: 87.28 mph max exit velocity in BP, 79.56 mph average exit velocity, and 306 feet max distance.

Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Short arm action, high ¾ slot, accurate throws on the bag.

Defense: Good footwork getting into good fielding position consistently, fielding the ball out in front and in the middle of his body, smooth funnel to quick release.

Run: 7.22 runner in the 60

Samuel Blanco 3B / Fort Worth Christian, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: 3B

Body: 5-foot-10, 170 pounds.

Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, shifts his weight back onto his back leg to trigger his load while moving his hands back, uphill swing path, hitting balls to CF and LCF.

Power: 88.43 mph max exit velocity in BP, 78.46 mph average exit velocity, and 286 feet max distance.

Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Short arm action, high ¾ slot, accurate throws on the bag.

Defense: Good footwork getting into an athletic fielding position working through the ball towards his target at times, fielding the ball out in front, clean funnel to exchange

Run: 7.80 runner in the 60.

Nathan Harmon 3B / RHP / Marcus, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP

Body: 5-foot-10, 170 pounds.

Hit: RHH. Balanced with a slight bend in the knees, slight barrel tilt and leg lift to trigger his load with a short stride. Hit a mixture of line drives and fly balls to Cf and LCF gap.

Power: 91.35 mph max exit velocity in BP, 80.72 mph average exit velocity, 315 feet max distance and 8% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.

Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Short arm action, ¾ slot, accurate throws on the bag.

Defense: Good hands, good footwork to get into an athletic fielding position, clean funnel to exchange

Run: 7.05 runner in the 60.

Will Jackson SS / 2B / West Rusk , TX / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/2B

Body: 5-foot-10, 170 pounds.

Hit: RHH. Balanced stance with a wide base, leg lift load trigger, little movement of hands, uphill swing path, hitting the ball back up the middle and to LCF.

Power: 86.37 mph max exit velocity in BP, 74.30 mph average exit velocity, and 298 feet max distance.

Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short arm action, ¾ slot

Defense: Stays behind the ball, fields in out in front, good rhythm towards his target, clean funnel to release

Run: 7.28 runner in the 60

Garret Carter SS / Allen , TX / 2022

Positional Profile: SS

Body: 5-foot-11, 170 pounds.

Hit: RHH. Balanced stance with a slight bit of bat waggle pre-pitch, dropping his hands to load with a short leg lift on an uphill swing path, pull side tendency.

Power: 87.64 mph max exit velocity in BP, 78.28 mph average exit velocity, and 331 feet max distance.

Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. Short arm action, high ¾ slot, accurate throws on the bag.

Defense: Fielded the ball out in front, good rhythm, clean funnel to release.

Run: 6.90 runner in the 60.

Juan Lujan RHP / 1B / Parkland , TX / 2022

Positional Profile: RHP/1B

Body: 6-foot-2, 180 pounds. Lanky, projectable build

Hit: RHH. Narrow, upright stance dropping his hands with a barrel tilt and leg kick to trigger his load with a short stride and an uphill swing path, hitting the ball back up the middle and to the oppo gap.

Power: 87.10 mph max exit velocity in BP, 77.62 mph average exit velocity, and 265 feet max distance.

Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Short arm action, high ¾ slot, accurate throws on the bag.

Defense: Good footwork to get into a good fielding position and get set towards his target, smooth funnel to release.

Run: 7.78 runner in the 60

Austin Pryor SS / 2B / Corsicana , TX / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/2B

Body: 6-foot, 165 pounds.

Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, narrow base, resting the bat on his shoulder pre-pitch, moving his hands back with a leg kick to trigger his load, uphill swing path, hitting the ball back up the middle and to LCF gap.

Power: 84.59 mph max exit velocity in BP, 76.34 mph average exit velocity, and 306 feet max distance.

Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. Short arm action, high ¾ slot

Defense: Good footwork, stays behind the ball, fields it out in front of his body, clean funnel to release

Run: 7.40 runner in the 60

Cole Murth SS / 3B / Marcus, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/3B

Body: 5-foot-11, 175 pounds. Long, lean, projectable build

Hit: RHH. Upright stance, slightly open with his hands at his ears, triggers his load by dropping hands with a leg kick and then using a barrel tilt to initiate his swing, slightly uphill swing path with some length throughout.

Power: 96.52 mph max exit velocity in BP, 86.32 mph average exit velocity, 368 feet max distance, and 58% batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.

Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Short, quick arm action, high ¾ slot, accurate throws on the bag.

Defense: Good footwork moving to left and right, used a hop to time his reaction, fielded the ball consistently out in front, good rhythm moving towards his target, fielding the slow roller well.

Run: 7.39 runner in the 60.

Tice Purpura 3B / RHP / Southlake Carroll, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP

Body: 6-foot, 207 pounds. Strong build, broad shoulders.

Hit: RHH. Balanced, open stance; triggers his load with a torso twist and leg lift and then utilizes quick hands with a short swing to get through the zone well, showing raw power projectability to the pull side.

Power: 98.01 mph max exit velocity in BP, 90.70 mph average exit velocity, 364 feet max distance, and 50% batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.

Arm: RH. INF - 87 mph. Short arm action, ¾ slot, good carry, accurate throws on the bag.

Defense: Good athleticism to get into fielding position, good hands, clean funnel to exchange, strong arm on multiple types of throws across the diamond.

Run: 7.62 runner in the 60.

outfield analysis

Nick Mesquita OF / Allen , TX / 2022

Positional Profile: OF

Body: 5-foot-10, 170 pounds.

Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, wide base slightly crouched, leg lift load trigger with minimal hand movement, slightly uphill swing path, hitting plenty of line drives and fly balls to the pull side.

Power: 91.78 mph max exit velocity in BP, 76.56 mph average exit velocity, 338 feet max distance, and 7.7% batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.

Arm: RH. OF - 84 mph. Short arm action, ¾ slot, accurate throws, occasional carry

Defense: Good footwork in rhythm towards target, fields the ball off his glove foot, clean funnel to release

Run: 6.81 runner in the 60

Jake Duer OF / LHP / Marcus, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: OF

Body: 6-foot, 175 pounds.

Hit: LHH. Upright stance with a controlled load trigger, brings hands back simultaneously with a short leg lift, barrel tilt to initiate his swing, uphill swing path with length throughout, pull side tendency.

Power: 97.19 mph max exit velocity in BP, 88.29 mph average exit velocity, 314 feet max distance, and 50% batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.

Arm: LH. OF - 84 mph. Long arm action, ¾ slot, accurate throws, occasional carry

Defense: Good footwork, athletic fielding position, fields the ball off his glove foot, clean funnel to release

Run: 6.81 runner in the 60

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