Jupiter Notebook: Premier Baseball Futures Evans

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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Adam Kloffenstein, RHP, Magnolia HS, 2018
Getting the start for Premier Baseball Futures Evans in game four, the TCU commit stands 6-foot-5, 200-pounds with a strong frame, working up-tempo between pitches. He throws from a high-¾ arm slot with a smooth, clean delivery and bumped his fastball up to 88 mph, while his curveball ranged from 74-76 mph with 11-5 shape. His changup was 77-78 mph. The junior was tough on hitters as his fastball has good cutting action, settling in at 85-87 mph.

Ryan Segner, RHP, Fredericksburg HS, 2018
The Baylor commit stands 6-foot-2, 195-pounds, working from a high-¾ arm slot with a fast, long, whippy arm action that gets good extension out front on release. The first three fastballs out of his hand were 88 mph, while his curveball sat 73-74 mph.

Justin Collins, C/3B, Memorial HS, 2017
Rice Commit. 6-foot, 205-pound frame. Well defined lower half with good hip mobility. Threw well between innings with multiple 1.96 pop times, working with a short, quick arm slot and excellent carry in the arm. The right handed hitter has a solid set-up in the box with a push-back leg kick, athletic lower half, workable swing and loose finish. He had a double to right field and registered a 4.62 home-to-first time on the turn.

Nick Loftin, SS/RHP, Ray HS, 2017
Baylor commit. 6-foot-1, 160-pound athletic frame. Loftin has a live body, strong arm, advanced, fast-twitch actions, and long strides. The right-handed hitter lined out to left field sharply on the barrel, he also grounded out to shortstop twice with a 4.32 home-to-first time. Loftin also got on the mound, working 84-86 mph with an aggressive delivery and whippy ¾ arm action. He threw a slurve at 70 mph.

Kelby Weyler, SS/OF, Warren HS, 2017
Rice commit. 5-foot-10, 180-pound frame. The athletic shortstop has smooth, midline glove-work, solid actions and accurate arm.

Owen Meaney, RHP, St. Thomas HS, 2018
Louisiana State commit. 6-foot-5, 220-pound frame, broad shoulders and long arms. Works from a high-¾ slot scattering his fastball around the zone 84-88 mph with some depth on his arm side. His curveball was 69-73 mph with loose spin.

Eduardo Malinowski, SS, Klein Oak HS, 2017
Penn commit. 6-foot, 165-pound frame. Solid defensive actions with good rhythm through ground balls. Average, accurate arm strength. Long stride runner with fast-twitch movements. Shows all the tools to stay in the middle of the field at the next level.

Michael Cooper, OF, Ridge Point HS, 2017
McLennan JC commit. 6-foot-5, 220-pound, wiry, long legs with athletic frame. The left-handed hitter shows a simple set-up with a quick load and smooth swing with barrel staying in the zone a long time. Very projectable hitter with high ceiling, long stride runner.

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