Jupiter Notebook: Yankees Scout Team

By Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

JUPITER, FL - Prep Baseball Report Texas is working to become your #1 source for high school and travel baseball news and notes. So when teams from Texas, pack up and travel to Florida, we tag along to watch some of the most talented players from our state compete against teams from all over the country. The four day tournament provided our staff the opportunity to lock-in and evaluate nine teams from Texas. Over the next week, we will be posting our team write-ups, as well as player write-ups, be sure to visit our site daily for content. Follow us on twitter @PBR_Texas.


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Bryce Bonnin, SS/RHP, Barbers Hill HS, 2017
Arkansas commit. 6-foot-1, 180-pound frame. Lean build with long limbs, wiry strong. The right-hander works from a ¾ slot with long arm action and a smooth, up-tempo delivery. Bonnin showed excellent command of both his fastball and slider only allowing one walk in 3 innings of work. His fastball exploded on hitters in the first inning 90-92 mph, eventually settling into the 89-91 mph range. His slider is a swing-and-miss pitch that has good tilt and late life at 80-82 mph.

Devin Fontenot, RHP/OF, The Woodlands HS, 2017
Louisiana State commit. 6-foot-2, 178-pound frame. Works from a ¾ slot with whippy arm action and a smooth delivery. His fastball has arm-side run at 87-89 mph, topping out at 90 mph. His slider has sweepy lateral action at 75-76 mph. Fontenot also came in relief in the last game of the weekend to close out a 6-4 win. From the stretch, he starts with a closed angle set-up showing his back to the batter, athletic delivery and quick arm back to front. His velo was 87-89 mph with arm-side run, while the slider was 73-76 mph.

John Kodros, LHP, Coppell HS, 2017
Louisiana State commit. 6-foot-5, 175-pound wiry frame. The projectable left-hander works from a ¾ arm slot, whippy arm-action with a high leg kick in the delivery, creates some deception. Four-seam fastball ranged from 84-86 mph, while his two-seam fastball has great arm-side run at 81-82 mph. Kodros used his slider this day as his out pitch, it had 2-8 shape with big, slurvey break at 75-76 mph.

Rylan Kaufman, LHP, Friendswood HS, 2017
San Jacinto JC commit. The same game brought our first opportunity to see 2017 LHP Rylan Kaufman (Friendswood HS, TX). The recent San Jac commit stands 6-foot-3, 1900-pound projectable frame, has a high-¾ clean arm swing with a smooth, repeatable delivery. He pitched off his fastball ranging from 86-88 mph. He threw one changeup at 79 mph and although he was on the side of his curveball at times, it showed good shape at 67-72 mph.

Maddux Miller, RHP, Arlington-Martin HS, 2017
Baylor commit. 6-foot-4, 185-pound frame with long arms. The projectable right-hander worked from a high-¾ slot with his fastball ranging from 85-87 mph. He threw one changeup at 74 mph.


Tristen Lutz, OF, Arlington Martin HS, 2017.
Lutz, a Texas commit, stands 6-foot-3, 200-pounds, began the day with a double off the bottom of the wall in left field that may have been a home run had it not been hit directly into a stiff breeze. The strong, athletic senior added two more base hits and finished the day 3-for-3 with a stolen base. He has strong hands with a quick, loose and short swing.

Canaan Smith, 1B/C, Rockwall Heath HS, 2017
Arkansas commit. 6-foot, 210-pound strong frame. The left-handed hitter drove in the lone run for his team on a base hit to right field. He has an athletic open stance in batter's box, a controlled leg kick and bat speed through the zone. Routinely squares ball up making hard outs.

Adam Oviedo, SS, Alvarado HS, 2017
Texas Christian commit. 6-foot, 186-pound frame. The slick fielding shortstop made a great play in the first inning ranging to his left behind the bag at second base and throwing out the hitter at first base. Oviedo took solid swings during the game showing good rhythm and bat speed. He was 1-for-3 on the day with a base hit to center field.

Ty Coleman, IF, Midland Lee HS, 2018
Texas A&M commit. 5-foot-9, 160-pound frame. For those of you that enjoy watching high school players get after it on the field, look no further than Ty Coleman. The 5-foot-9, 160-pound frame infielder plays about a foot taller than he is listed with fast twitch actions and good all-around feel for the game. The right-handed hitter has a solid set-up at the plate with smooth rhythm and a shorter leg kick generating good leverage with bat speed.

Jimmy Glowenke, SS, Marcus HS, 2017
Dallas Baptist commit. 5-foot-10, 180-pound frame. The slick-fielding shortstop handles the ball well defensively keeping everything in the midline of his body. The arm action is good from different angles and on the run, showing the ability to play all three infield positions. The right-handed hitter starts from a tall upright stance, lowers himself with a gliding, hover-like stride, walking away from his hands to land in an athletic hitting position.

Jaxon Hallmark, SS, Midland HS, 2017
Nebraska commit. 5-foot-11, 165-pounds. The Cornhuskers got a good in Hallmark, who shows the ability to play all three infield positions with advanced range and a quick arm. Hallmark can also bounce to the outfield and cover serious ground. The right-handed hitter ran a 3.64 home-to-first time on a base-hit bunt, as well as a 4.45 with a turn on a deep fly ball to center field.

Zachary DeLoach, OF, Hebron HS, 2017
Texas A&M commit. 6-foot-1, 200-pound strong, athletic frame. Showed some of the best all-around tools at this event. DeLoach showed above average arm strength from center field during. Offensively, he has an athletic set-up, showing smooth rhythm and hand strength through contact in the middle of the field.

Brady Disher, C, Byron Nelson HS, 2017
Arkansas commit. 6-foot-1, 190-pound athletic frame. The left-handed hitter has solid setup in the batters box. The rhythm and swing work well, provided for bat speed and leverage through contact. Defensively, Disher receives with a balanced, quiet setup. He was a 2.19-2.25 pop time between innings.

Christian Ross Cadena, C, Southlake Carroll HS, 2017
Wichita State commit. 5-foot-10, 195-pound frame. The right-handed hitter has an athletic setup, good rhythm and a relaxed, high leg kick. Shows up on time with velocity and keeps his hands back on offspeed pitches. Cadena was 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI sac fly to left that he hit well. Defensively showed relaxed receiving skills with strong hands and athletic actions when coming out of his crouch on blocks, pop-ups and bunts. His pop times ranged from 2.12-2.21 with good accuracy, carry and easy exchange.

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