Prep Baseball Report

Dallas Tigers Scout Day: Quick Hits

Brandon Gowins
Texas Scouting Director

TEXAS - On September 2nd & 3rd, the PBR Texas Staff hosted the Dallas Tigers Scout weekend at JJ Pearce High School. Saturday started off by the players running a 60, then throwing from their defensive positions, followed by each player taking a round of batting practice. The Tigers came back on Sunday for 3 scrimmages where pitchers threw and had TrackMan data collected. Below, we take a look at some of the standouts from the weekend





Quick Hits


Alex Wilburn OF / RHP / Rider , TX / 2024

Wilburn was a standout in all phases over the weekend. The Senior from Wichita Falls Rider crushed the workout portion of the weekend by running a 6.86 60, throwing 94 from the OF and having a Max Exit Velocity of 94 as well.  Wilburn has the athleticism to play  CF and the arm for RF. Wilburn still has some projection in the frame as well, and could stack on some good weight.  On Sunday, Wilburn opened some eyes with his upper 80’s FB. It topped out at 89.9 and had good life in the zone.  He showed the ability to spin a breaking ball as well. Wilburn showed that he has the potential to contribute on both sides of the ball at the next level.  



Ben Lindsey RHP / 3B / Wylie , TX / 2025

Lindsey showed a lot of arm strength on the weekend and has the makings of an elite fastball. The Jr. from Wylie was the 2nd hardest thrower on the weekend with a max velo of 87.7. It is an efficient arm stroke that he repeats well. His fastball spun up to north of 2500 rpm’s with an average IVM of 16.5” giving him the characteristics of a fastball he can win at the top of the zone with.  He also showed a slider that has the right shape, and could become a quality pitch for him. A lot to like with Lindsey on the mound. 



Tyler Holmes RHP / 1B / Rowlett, TX / 2025

Holmes is another Jr. who I liked on the bump a lot. He maxed out at 87.5 mph on the mound with more in the tank.  He has a starter’s build and should be able to hold his stuff deep into games.  He threw a slider in the mid 70’s that showed promise. He has the ability to throw it for strikes and can generate s/m. He throws a changeup that he threw with good arm speed and conviction.  Holmes had an impressive weekend, and should be a big part of Rowlett has going on this spring. 



Sid Dendukuri RHP / 3B / Flower Mound , TX / 2024

Dendukuri had a great outing on the mound and looks poised for a monster senior season.  He topped out at 87 mph, and it is from a clean repeatable operation. He showed good command of the fastball.  His slider was his best secondary pitch, as he could drop it in for a strike and then get the hitter to chase when he was ahead. Dendukuri has a frame to keep adding weight and strength, with the potential to see these velo numbers keep going up. Overall, a really good outing for Sid.  



Isaac Dunning 3B / RHP / Argyle, TX / 2025

Dunning is a good athlete, running a 6.9 60 to start his weekend.  He has an athletic build with room to grow.  I liked him the most on the mound where he threw a low to mid 80’s fastball with more to come.  He has a shorter arm stroke, and hides the ball well. He threw a split to compliment the fastball with good tumbling action. He got the spin down to less than 800 rpm’s. He also showed a sound approach at the plate, staying in the big part of the field.  Dunning just adds to the talent pool at Argyle HS. 



Dillon Brandt RHP / Jesuit Dallas, TX / 2025

Brandt is a Jr. at Jesuit HS and recently committed to Penn. I was a big fan of Brandt in the spring when I watched him shutdown a quality Highland Park team.  He looked more physical when I saw him last weekend.  His fastball sat 82-84 mph and he showed the ability to fill the zone with it.  I think there is a lot more in the tank with some small tweaks and he will see a big velo jump.  He also shows a quality breaking ball that he has feel for, and can manipulate the shape. He can drop it in for a strike or bury it when he is ahead.  Brandt threw some big games for Jesuit last year, and he looks to do the same this year.  



Landon Ammerman LHP / 1B / Heath, TX / 2025

Ammerman is a tall, slender lefty with a + arm.  He was 88 from the OF with good carry. He also pitched, where he was 80-83.  Mechanically, there are some things to fix from a sequencing perspective, but if he is able to make those changes, I think his velo will begin to take some big jumps. He showed good feel for a changeup where he killed the spin and threw it with the same arm speed as the fastball. Ammerman will be one to watch in the spring if he puts the work in this fall. The arm talent is real. 



Calvin Rippy C / LHP / Tyler Legacy , TX / 2027

One of the best outings of the weekend belonged to Rippy. The freshman from Tyler cruised in his inning on the mound. The LHP showed a 3 pitch mix that consisted of a fastball that topped out at 79 with run.  He also threw a quality breaking ball that he got swing and miss with, within the zone. He also threw a changeup in the low 70’s that he kept at the bottom of the zone and generated some weak swings. Overall, a really impressive outing for Rippy and will be one to follow moving forward. 



Brock Shouse SS / 2B / Rockwall, TX / 2026

The sophomore from Rockwall Heath really showed up in gameplay. He had multiple good ab’s and found the barrel multiple times leading into some knocks, including an extra base hit.  He has a good swing with good rhythm and some natural timing.  He also has a quality arm that will give him positional versatility moving forward.  



Charles Wilson 1B / OF / Jesuit College Prep, TX / 2026

Wilson was one of the stars on the weekend. He couldn’t throw, but he showed great glove work at 1st during the defensive workouts, picking ball after ball with really good technique.  Then on Sunday, he put on a show at the plate. He had many hits, and most of them were loud. He is a strong kid with a lot of bat speed, but what makes him impressive is his ability to impact the baseball the other way. He drove multiple balls to the RC gap. I expect a big fall and spring for Wilson. 



Alex Cooley SS / 3B / Rockwall-Heath, TX / 2026

Cooley is a gamer, and he got after all weekend.  He continues to get faster and looks really solid up the middle on the dirt.  He has more than enough arm for the left side of the infield, where he has been up to 86 mph.  He has good range and is confident with the glove.  At the plate, Cooley had multiple good ab’s off older, quality arms.  He beat the CF once by hitting a line drive over his head.  Cooley continues to impress everytime I see him.



Parker Ivy C / 1B / Heath, TX / 2025

Ivy was one of the players I was most excited to see up close, and he impressed all weekend. He is a no doubt catcher who should be able to stick back there for a long time. He is efficient in his footwork and it produced a 1.96 pop time.  He is an accurate thrower, and should be able to limit the run game.  At the plate, Ivy is strong and has a lot of bat speed.  He is good at driving the ball with authority from pullside to right center. I think there is more power in the swing, as he learns to stay behind the ball and let that barrel fly.  Ivy is coming to our State Games in a couple weeks, and I am excited to see him in that setting. 



Dylan Dunn C / 3B / Hebron, TX / 2026

One of the better hitting performances on the weekend belonged to Dunn, a sophomore catcher from Hebron. He took a very mature round of BP on Saturday showing a plan plus some pull side juice.  On Sunday during the games, Dunn got off the best swing of the week. He was ahead in the count and ambushed a 3-1 fastball for a no doubt HR to left center.  He has a slight leg kick to get his swing going, but he is early and is never rushed. There is some present strength already, but has room for plenty more. Behind the plate, Dunn was a good receiver showing good hands behind the plate. He was good on his throwdowns, consistently sub 2.1, but with some small tweaks I bet we see him sub 2 soon. Overall, a really good weekend for Dunn. 





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San Antonio Fall ID TX 10/01 Cornerstone Christian HS - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Fall Rising StarsID (2028's & 2029's) TX 10/01 Cornerstone Christian HS - San Antonio, TX
North Texas Senior Games TX 10/08 Tyler Junior College (Mike Carter Field) - Tyler, TX
DFW Fall ID TX 10/21 Weatherford College - Weatherford
DFW Fall Rising Stars ID (2028's & 2029's) TX 10/21 Weatherford College - Weatherford
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