Houston Preseason ID: Pitcher Analysis


Tyler King
PBR Texas Scout

CYPRESS, TX- On January 18th, our PBR Texas staff hosted the Houston Preseason ID event to a much anticipated showcase and trials on the confines of Schiel Rd Sports Complex. The event featured a talented group of players from the 2021-2024 classes. In our post-event coverage, we covered the catchers, infielders, and outfielders which can all be found below. Today, we give our full breakdown and analysis of every pitcher in attendance.

+ Catcher Analysis 
+ Infield Analysis

+ Outfield Analysis

+ Quick Hits Notebook

+ Full Stat Sheet

PITCHER ANALYSIS

Tomas Ramirez SS / RHP / Jesuit College Preparatory, TX / 2024

Positional Profile: SS/RHP

Body: 5-foot-8, 135 pounds.

Delivery: Slight drop and drive, works in line towards his target, square finish, consistent release point.

Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high ¾ slot.

FB: 71-72 T73 mph. Occasional strikes glove-side, occasional run.

CB: 62-63 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action

CH: 66-68 mph. Intent to throw it at bottom of the zone.

Tanner Calvo LHP / George Ranch, TX / 2022

Body: 5-foot-10, 155 pounds.

Delivery: Starts slightly closed, works in line towards target, good repetition of delivery and release point, stretch only.

Arm Action: LH. Long arm action, high ¾ slot.

FB: 75-78 mph. Arm-side run, occasional strikes

CB: 67-68 mph. 1/7 shape, gradual action

CH: 68-70 mph. Arm-side action, intent to throw it at bottom of the zone. 

Royce Congi SS / RHP / Cypress Ranch, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/RHP

Body: 5-foot-8, 135 pounds.

Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, works in line towards target, square finish, consistent release point.

Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high ¾ slot.

FB: 75-78 mph. Two-seam type, arm-side run, arm-side strikes, 

CB: 63-67 mph. Slurve action, intent to throw at bottom of the zone.

Hunter Parry RHP / OF / Cypress Ranch, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP/OF

Body: 6-foot, 175 pounds.

Delivery: Drop and drive, stretch only, slight crossfire, ball comes out from his ear, falls off to 1B

Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, over the top.

FB: 78-80 mph. Occasional run, occasional strikes arm-side

CB: 70-71 mph. Slurve shape/action, intent to throw it to glove side.

CH: 71-73 mph. Occasional arm-side action, intent to throw it at bottom of zone, strikes at bottom of zone.

Lane Fuller C / RHP / Santa Fe, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: C/RHP

Body: 6-foot, 180 pounds.

Delivery: Slight drop and drive, works in line towards target, repeats delivery well with consistent release point, high leg kick.

Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action; high ¾ slot.

FB: 75-78 mph. Arm-side run, strikes to both sides of the plate and bottom of the zone,

CB: 68-69 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, flashed sharp, intent to keep it down.

CH: 70-72 mph. Occasional arm-side action, flashed intent to keep it down.

Tyler Hubbard OF / RHP / Vandegrift , TX / 2022

Positional Profile: OF/RHP

Body: 6-foot-2, 180 pounds.

Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, quick tempo, occasionally falls off to 1B,

Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action; high ¾ slot.

FB: 77-79 mph. Arm-side run, strikes to arm-side and bottom of the zone

CB: 67-68 mph. Slurve shape/action, glove-side control, flashed sharp action.

CH: 76 mph. Arm-side action, good depth.

Caleb Castle SS / RHP / Clearlake , TX / 2022

Positional Profile: RHP/MIF

Body: 6-foot-1, 160 pounds. Long, lean, projectable build.

Delivery: Slight tilt and topple delivery, torso lean backwards at balance point, working in line towards his target, good repeatability

Arm Action: RH. Long, whippy arm action; high ¾ slot.

FB: 87-88 mph. Occasional run, strikes at top of the zone, up to 2538 rpm spin rate via Trackman.

BB: 70-74 mph. Slurve/power curve shape, sharp action at times, good feel for spin, up to 2478 rpm spin rate via Trackman.

Ethan Calder LHP / 1B / Lake Travis , TX / 2022

Positional Profile: LHP/1B

Body: 5-foot-11, 170 pounds.

Delivery: Slight drop and drive delivery, sets up on 3B side of rubber, works in line towards his target, high front shoulder at times, repeats delivery well, good tempo and rhythm throughout

Arm Action: LH. Short arm action; high ¾ slot.

FB: 80-82 mph. Four-seam type, occasional run, strikes to all quadrants of the zone, average spin rate of 2151 rpm via Trackman.

CB: 67-68 mph. 11/5 shape, intent to keep it down, arm-side control

CH: 76-77 mph. Late depth, arm-side action, intent to keep it down, ground-ball pitch.

Sawyer Bonin RHP / 3B / Homeschool , TX / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP

Body: 6-foot-2, 153 pounds.

Delivery: Slight drop and drive delivery, repeats delivery and release point well, works in line towards his target,

Arm Action: RH. Short arm action; high ¾ slot.

FB: 79-83 mph. Four-seam type, straight, intent to keep it down, strikes at bottom of zone.

CB: 70-72 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, good depth, showed ability to throw for strikes.

Brock Rod OF / LHP / El Campo, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: OF/LHP

Body: 5-foot-10, 160 pounds.

Delivery: Tall and fall delivery,

Arm Action: LH. Long, loose arm action; high ¾ slot.

FB: 82-83 T84 mph. Two-seam type, arm-side run, arm-side strikes, intent to play at bottom of the zone.

CB: 72-75 mph. 1/7 shape, gradual action, occasional depth.

CH: 75 mph. Arm-side action, occasional late depth.

Ethan Coronel RHP / 1B / The Woodlands, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP

Body: 5-foot-11, 171 pounds.

Delivery: Athletic tempo, repeats delivery consistently, athletic finish,

Arm Action: RH. Short arm action; high ¾ slot.

FB: 81-82 T83 mph. Four-seam type, straight, fills up the zone well.

CB: 65-67 mph. Big curveball, occasionally leaks out of the hand early, gradual action,

CH: 73-75 mph. Arm-side action, occasional late depth, intent to play at bottom of the zone.

Kason Hiatt 3B / RHP / Dulles, TX / 2021

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP

Body: 5-foot-11, 197 pounds.

Delivery: Drop and delivery, short pause at balance point, works in line towards his target

Arm Action: RH. Long arm action; high ¾ slot.

FB: 81-82 mph. Four-seam type, straight, occasional run, occasional strikes to arm-side.

CB: 66-70 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action

CH: 72-73 mph. Occasional arm-side action, intent to play at bottom of the zone.

Jose Gonzalez 1B / RHP / Cypress Ridge, TX / 2021

Positional Profile: 1B/RHP

Body: 6-foot, 225 pounds.

Delivery: Stretch only, closed to start, finishes in-line with catcher,

Arm Action: RH. Long arm action; high ¾ slot.

FB: 77-78 mph. Four-seam type, straight, intent to throw at bottom of the zone.

CB: 66-67 mph. Slurve action when right, intent to throw at bottom of zone.

SPL: 68-69 mph. Intent to throw it at bottom of zone, good depth

Trent Eaves LHP / 1B / Orangefield, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: LHP

Body: 6-foot-2, 195 pounds.

Delivery: Slight drop and drive, soft back side, lands square to the catcher

Arm Action: LH. Long arm action; high ¾ slot.

FB: 80-82 mph. Occasional arm-side run, occasional strikes, intent to throw to arm-side.

CB: 70-71 mph. Slurve action, intent to throw to glove side.

CH: 71-74 mph. Arm-side action, occasional late depth, plays well off the fastball.

Jon Shields LHP / 3B / St John XXIII , TX / 2023

Positional Profile: BHP/3B

Body: 6-foot-2, 195 pounds. Athletic, projectable frame

Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, high effort, falls off towards 3B occasionally, occasional high front shoulder.

Arm Action: LH. Short, quick arm action; high ¾ slot.

FB: LH: 83-84 mph, RH: 81-83 mph. Arm-side run, intent to throw at bottom of zone and arm-side, some strikes at bottom of zone.

CB: LH: 67-69 mph. RH: 67-70 mph. LH: 1/7 shape, power CB action, gradual action, sharp at times. RH: 11/5 shape, true CB action, sharp at times.

CH: LH: 74-75 mph. RH: 74 mph. Arm-side action, occasional depth.

Ryan Hammond 3B / RHP / Memorial , TX / 2022

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP

Body: 6-foot-2, 205 pounds.

Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, good balance point before coming down the mound, consistent release point, repeats delivery well, slight high front shoulder.

Arm Action: RH. Long arm action; high ¾ slot.

FB: 78-80 mph. Four-seam type, occasional run, worked top/bottom of zone.

CB: 65-68 mph. Power CB action, intent to throw it to glove side.

CH: 79 mph. Slight arm-side action, late depth, intent to throw it at bottom of the zone.

Cole Murphy SS / RHP / George Ranch, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/RHP

Body: 6-foot-3, 180 pounds. Long, lanky, projectable build

Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, slight pause at balance point before driving down the hill, high front shoulder, finishes in an athletic position.

Arm Action: RH. Long arm action; high ¾ slot.

FB: 84-86 mph. Four-seam type, straight, worked top/bottom of zone to arm-side.

CB: 71 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, depth, intent to throw it at/below bottom of the zone.

CH: 73-75 mph. Arm-side action, occasional late depth, intent to throw it at bottom of the zone. 

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