Lonestar Baseball Scout Day: Quick Hits (Part 1)


Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

DRIPPING SPRINGS, TX - On Sunday, November 11th, we had the chance to catch up with Lonestar Baseball Academy at their Scout Day. We posted the top statistical performers yesterday, and now we move on with scout notes on some of the top players, beginning with unsigned seniors and juniors. Keep in mind that the field played slow for the 60-yard dash, and the guys battled through a colder, damp day for games.

2019 grads

3B/1B Davis Drewek (Seven Lakes HS) is a 6-foot-2, 173-pound, left-handed hitter with a broad shouldered frame that still has room to add strength. Offensively, he has an inside out path with loose-quick hands and posted an exit velocity of 87 mph off the tee. Squared up a fly ball to centerfield during the game.

1B Eric Martinez (Robert Vela HS) has a strong frame at 6-foot-4, 250-pounds. The right-handed hitter posted some impressive exti velocities during BP (98, 93, 95, and 100 mph). The swing works from a balanced setup and fluid rhythm with really gap power and more to come. Could see him fitting in nicely as a first base, middle of the order bopper for someone.  

C/3B Julian Meza (Round Rock HS) is another strong frame, unsigned senior at 6-foot-2, 205-pounds.The right-handed hitter has strong hands with a flat hack that produced a top exit velocity of 93 mph. Pop times ranged from 2.09-2.29 with a top velocity from the crouch of 71 mph.

SS Greg Ostertag (Central Catholic) has a long limbed, high-waisted frame at 6-foot, 165-pounds. Plays low on the infield with smooth footwork, ran a 7.19 60-yard dash, hammered a double to left-centerfield during the game, and stole third base. There is still plenty of upside as he hasn't filled out yet.

2020 Grads

3B/RHP Brandon Beckel (Antonian Prep) not only swung it well during the game with a couple of hard hit singles, but the 6-foot-3, 190-pound right-hander ran his fastball up to 87, pitching postly 84-86. Threw a couple of curveballs with tight rotation and late bite at 73-74 for swings and misses. Flashed one changeup at 80 mph. Athletic player with upside.

SS Parker Guerin (Lake Travis HS) is an athletic infielder with sneaky pop in the bat. Listed at 6-foot, 165-pounds, the right-handed hitter has loose hands that create lag in the barrel, allowing for good extension through contact and a top exit velocity of 99 mph. He ambushed a double to left field, and singled in the six-hole, later stealing second - and third base. Gamer type player, gets to full speed quickly, plays fast with solid baseball instincts. The actions, footwork, and hands should allow him to stay on the infield at the next level. Accurate arm stroke with a top velocity of 84 mph across the diamond.

We highlighted OF/LHP Braden Olson (Lake Travis HS) last week in our Texas All-State Games coverage, but the right-handed hitter did pound out a  94 mph exit and threw 88 from the outfield.

LHP Kal Edmundson (Lake Travis HS) has plenty of upside with his 6-foot-3, 185-pound frame. The left-hander had a dominant outing, pitching at 80-82, topping out at 83 mph with arm side run. Recorded a couple of punchouts on plus changeups at 73-74 mph. Throws it with fastball arm speed from the same tunnel with arm side depth to finish below the knees.

College coaches are always looking for guys that can log innings out of the bullpen, and RHP Austin Adair (Hendrickson HS) is going to be a quality get for someone. The sub-mariner pitches angry with a heavy, bowling ball fastball that starts about thigh-high then darts down below the knees late at 75-77 mph. Showed good feel for the slider at 65-67, which is more of a slurve with situp lateral shape, but it gives him a viable secondary pitch that moves opposite of his fastball. Competitive kid, was not happy when he tried to go in on a left-handed hitter and put him on with an HBP.

RHP Jarek Wells (Smithson Valley HS) has a sturdy frame at 6-foot, 185-pounds, and showed good overal strength by posting a top exit velocity of 94 mph, running a 7.16 60-yard dash, and throwing 84 from the outfield. On the mound, he pumped strikes at 83-85 mph, and showed feel for spin with a 67-69 mph curveball, and a sharp slider for a punchout at 70 mph.

SS Jack Lopez (Lake Travis HS) showed some feel for the game and ability to hit. The right-handed hitter stands 5-foot-9, 160-pounds, and uses a reverse leg lift to load as he syncs up his trigger to create a fluid hack with loose hands and an 87 mph exit velocity. Scorched a double to left field during the game, and took a good pass on a fly ball to left field.

SS Isaac Lopez (Robert Vela HS) showed off flashy actions with soft hands and a quick exchagne. The right-handed hitter starts from a tall stance then triggers his hands back and glides forward to stride as he lands with good separation to drive the ball through the middle of the field.

RHP Wyatt Tumlinson (Johnson City HS) has a sharp 11/5 curveball with tight spin at 71-73 mph. Wroking from a high slot, his fastball was 80-83, sitting mostly 82-83 for the duration of his one inning outing. 5-foot-11, 160-pounds.

RHP Ryan Ward (Sameul Clemens HS) has a projectable pitcher’s frame at 6-foot-2, 160-pounds. The right-hander’s best bolt was 86 mph on a fastball out of the zone, but he pitched at 81-83. Best off speed pitch was his slider that has sharp, late bite at 72-74 mph. Spun a curveball at 70-71.

OF Jack Jalufka (Lake Travis HS) is a super projectable athlete at 6-foot-5, 180-pounds. Ran a 7.07 on a slow track, and moves well in the outfield tracking balls going from gap to gap with easy catches. The right-handed hitter starts from a wide base with a balanced setup, using a fundamental, insidep-out approach with strong hands and a top exit velocity of 88 mph.

LHP/OF Matt Sandoval (Uvalde HS) is a smaller framed, athletic two-way guy listed at 5-foot-8, 160-pounds. The left-handed hitter posted an 86 mph exit velocity and has loose-quick hands. Lined out sharply to second base during the game.

 

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