Future Games 2017: Texas Preview



Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

Twitter: @PBR_Texas

This one-of-a-kind event will feature the best uncommitted Class of 2019 prospects and select 2020 prospects from our 30-plus state coverage area. The Future Games will take place on August 2 - August 5 (Thursday-Saturday) at Grand Park, a state-of-the-art 22-field baseball complex located in Westfield, IN, just north of Indianapolis.

The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is the premier summer scouting event for Class of 2019 prospects and select 2020 prospects. Last year, more than 130 colleges from all over the country were in attendance. The Prep Baseball Report services are subscribed by more than 700 colleges and pro scouts.

Every player in the PBR Future Games will be outfitted in adidas uniform, cleats and hat. Players will also receive maximum visibility from college coaches all over the country, in addition to being promoted through the Prep Baseball Report multimedia platforms. 

Each state team will play three games. On Wednesday, all position players will be put through a showcase workout in which they will run 60s, take batting practice and be evaluated at their primary position. 

Here are the five players that will represent Texas on Team Select this week in Indiana.

 

John Tyler 'JT' Mounce OF / OF / Cypress Christian, TX / 2019

5-foot-10, 145-pound, wiry-strong, athletic frame. After experiencing travel delays the day before, and working on very little sleep, Mounce was impressive all around, and started the day with a 60-yard dash time of 6.85. The sophomore threw 86 mph from the outfield with good carry, accuracy and clean arm action. The left-handed hitter starts from a tall, neutral stance with good rhythm, relaxed hands and a slight bat wrap. Gets started with a short stride, lands balanced with his weight slightly forward, then uses a short path to create good bat speed with barrel awareness. Mounce showed the ability to hit the ball to all fields with decent power to the pull side. Registered an exit velocity of 80 mph.

 

 

Caleb Munton C / OF / Wylie, TX / 2019

6-foot, 190-pound, strong, projectable frame with broad shoulders.From the right side, Munton starts from a tall, relaxed stance, easy, early load with rhythm and big leg kick, explosive lower half with solid weight shift through contact. Strong hands, advanced bat speed for his class, gap approach with power. Drove multiple balls deep to both gaps during batting practice. From the left side, Munton has an open stance, rolling his front side to square up while he loads his hands over his back shoulder. Natural lift in the hand path as he is able to launch balls to the pull side with pop. Defensively, Munton has an athletic setup with solid lower half mobility. Hands work, clean, quick exchange with in-line footwork and rhythm through the ball. on throws to second base. Velocity from the crouch was 78 mph with pop times ranging from 2.04-2.12.

 

 

Matt Santos LHP / Cypress Creek, TX / 2019

6-foot, 185-pound, strong frame with broad shoulders. The left-hander works from a high-¾ slot with a clean arm stroke. His fastball comes out clean, with arm side run and sink, sitting mostly in the 83-85 mph, dipping down a couple of times to 80-81 mph. He was able to beat hitters with his fastball, pounded the strike zone. His curveball has good depth and tight rotation at 71-74 with 1-7 shape.

 

 

Cole Posey SS / 2B / Georgetown, TX / 2019

5-foot-10, 165-pound, lean-muscular, athletic frame. The right-handed hitter starts from a balanced, stacked, slightly open stance. Quiet rhythm with a smooth load pushes hands back into a short, relaxed stride. Short path to ball, natural lift with a high finish, hard contact to the pull side with a loose finish and extension. At shortstop, Posey has a bounce in his step with quick, fluid footwork. Mid-line glove action with clean, easy exchanges as he plays through the ball with a good sense of timing. Throws with some effort from a high-¾ slot with a short, quick arm stroke at 82 mph with carry and accuracy. Athletic when he is on the move, can catch and throw on the run from a lower slot. Projectable, high-motor player with a bright future. 

 

Carson Keithley LHP / OF / Alvin, TX / 2020

Keithley was impressive with his arm speed and athleticism in the outfield, topping out at 85 mph. And once he got on the mound, the athleticism transitioned nicely from his 5-foot-9, 145-pound frame. The left-hander has a loose, quick arm stroke from a high-¾ slot, with his fastball ranging from 81-85 mph, with more velocity to come in the future. His curveball shows good spin for his class at 69-71 mph and 1-7 shape, while his changeup was 76 mph. The left-handed hitter starts from a wide, neutral stance with a flat bat over his back shoulder. He uses an athletic leg kick with advanced rhythm and a level hand path to get through the baseball with a loose, easy finish. He took a quality round of batting practice, driving the ball with ease and strength at contact.

 

 

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