North TX Upperclass Games - Infielder Analysis


Tyler King
PBR Texas Scout

On July 20th, our PBR Texas Staff hosted the North TX Underclass Games, a much anticipated showcase and trials at Texas Christian University. The event featured prospects in the 2022-2023 classes. Today, we take a look at a breakdown of every infielder in attendance.

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Blake Beste 2B / OF / Whitesboro, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 5-foot-10, 140 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, oot lift with toe tap load trigger with a lean back of the upper body, brings hands down slightly to trigger swing, slightly uphill swing plane hitting the ball up the middle and to pull-side gap.
Power: 82.80 mph max exit velocity in BP, 74 mph average exit velocity, 274 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph. OF - 73 mph. Short arm action, ¾ slot, good carry at times accurate throws.
Defense: Worked on the infield and in the outfield. Good footwork getting in good fielding position, clean funnel to release at times, fields the ball between his legs and deep on the infield. Stays back on the ball with a clean funnel to release at times, fielding the ball in rhythm at times on the outfield. 
Run: 7.34 runner in the 60. 

 

 

E'mar Fleming II 1B / OF / Jesuit College Preparatory, TX / 2025

Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 5-foot-8, 160 pounds.
Hit: LH. Balanced stance, leg lift load trigger, quiet hands with a barrel tilt swing trigger, uphill swing plane hitting balls back up the middle consistently.
Power: 79.1 mph max exit velocity in BP, 74 mph average exit velocity, 254 feet max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 65 mph. OF - 67 mph. Short arm action, ¾ slot, good carry on throws at times with accurate throws.
Defense: Worked at 1st base and outfield. Good footwork getting into fielding position with good hands and a clean funnel to release at 1st base. In the outfield, stays back on the ball, fields the ball in rhythm towards his target at times with a clean funnel to release in the outfield. 
Run: 8.70 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Nathan Harmon 3B / RHP / Marcus, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: 3B
Body: 5-foot-10, 172 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, small foot lift load trigger, slight barrel tilt swing trigger, slightly uphill swing plane hitting deep fly balls and line to the pull-side.
Power: 93.8 mph max exit velocity in BP, 88.1 mph average exit velocity, 336 feet max distance, and 50% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. Short arm action, ¾ slot, good carry with accurate throws.
Defense: Good footwork getting to the ball, stays back on the ball slightly, clean funnel to release with good hands.
Run: 7.08 runner in the 60.

 

 

Jonathon Gonzales SS / OF / Milby , TX / 2022

Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-foot-11, 175 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, heel lift load trigger with medium stride, natural rhythm pre-pitch into a slight barrel tilt swing trigger, uphill swing plane hitting line drives to the pull-side gap.
Power: 93.3 mph max exit velocity in BP, 86.7 mph average exit velocity, 347 feet max distance, and 25% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. Short arm action, ¾ slot, good carry with accurate throws.
Defense: Smooth footwork getting into position, quick funnel to release at times with soft hands, fields the ball in rhythm consistently. 
Run: 6.86 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Reed South 2B / C / Friendswood , TX / 2022

Positional Profile: 2B
Body: 5-foot-11, 180 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balance distance, small foot lift load trigger, takes hands back to trigger swing, uphill swing plane hitting primarily grounders and some line drives back up the middle. 
Power: 83.6 mph max exit velocity in BP, 81.2 mph average exit velocity, 216 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Short arm action, ¾ slot, god carry at times with accurate throws.
Defense: Good footwork getting into position at times, stays back on the ball at times, clean funnel to release with good hands. 
Run: 6.96 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Dylan Darnall SS / 3B / Joshua, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-foot, 175 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balance stance with a wide base, small leg kick load trigger, takes hands back slightly with barrel tilt swing trigger, uphill swing plane hitting balls to the pull-side.
Power: 93.4 mph max exit velocity in BP, 86.8 mph average exit velocity, 320 feet max distance, and 28% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 89 mph. Short arm action, ¾ slot, good carry with accurate throws at times.
Defense: Good footwork getting into position at times, stays back on the ball at times, clean funnel to release at times. 
Run: 7.36 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Grant Davis 3B / RHP / Alvin, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: SS
Body: 6-foot-2, 170 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, heel lift load trigger with a short stride, slight barrel tilt swing trigger, uphill swing plane hitting line drives and fly balls to pull-side gap and up the middle.
Power: 88.6 mph max exit velocity in BP, 76 mph average exit velocity, 296 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. Short arm action, ¾ slot, good carry with accurate throws.
Defense: Good footwork getting into position at times, stays back on the ball at times, clean funnel to release with good hands. 
Run: 7.45 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Keaton Laidley SS / 2B / Aledo, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: 3B
Body: 6-foot-2, 165 pounds.
Hit: LH. Slightly leaning on back leg pre-pitch with a wide base, small foot lift load trigger, takes hands back slightly to trigger swing, uphill swing plane hitting line drives and fly balls from gap to gap.
Power: 93.0 mph max exit velocity in BP, 88.1 mph average exit velocity, 307 feet max distance, and 63% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. Short arm action, ¾ slot, good carry with accurate throws.
Defense: Quick footwork getting to the ball at times, clean funnel to release with good hands, fields the ball in rhythm towards target.
Run: 6.97 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Cody Kent 3B / 2B / Lubbock-Cooper, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: 3B/2B
Body: 6-foot-2, 170 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, leg kick load trigger, slight barrel tilt swing trigger wrapped behind the head, level swing plane hitting balls consistently back up the middle.
Power: 89.3 mph max exit velocity in BP, 81.4 mph average exit velocity, 291 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Short arm action, ¾ slot, good carry with accurate throws.
Defense: Good footwork getting into position, clean funnel to release with good hands, fields the ball in rhythm towards his target. 
Run: 7.26 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Nathan Bardsley RHP / 2B / UME Prep, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: 2B
Body: 5-foot-10, 195 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance with a slightly wide base, small heel lift load trigger, takes hands back sharply to trigger swing, uphill swing plane hitting fly balls and line drives to the pull-side.
Power: 84 mph max exit velocity in BP, 74.2 mph average exit velocity, 312 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Short arm action, ¾ slot, accurate throws at times.
Defense: Good footwork getting into position at times, stays back on the ball, clean funnel to release at times. 
Run: 7.62 runner in the 60.

 

 

 

 

Dylan Brown 3B / RHP / Prestonwood Christian, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: 3B
Body: 6-foot, 200 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, leg kick load trigger, slight barrel tilt swing trigger, uphill swing plane hitting line drives and fly balls to the pull-side gap.
Power: 97.5 mph max exit velocity in BP, 88.9 mph average exit velocity, 350 feet max distance, and 57% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Short arm action, ¾ slot, good carry at times with accurate throws at times.
Defense: Good footwork getting into position at times, stays back on the ball, clean funnel to release at times. 
Run7.81 runner in the 60.  

 

 

 

 

Nicolas Hernandez 3B / RHP / Cedar Hill, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: 3B
Body: 6-foot-2, 200 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, leg kick load trigger, barrel tilt swing trigger, uphill swing plane hitting line drives and fly balls up the middle and to the pull-side gap.
Power: 90.2 mph max exit velocity in BP, 83.8 mph average exit velocity, 317 feet max distance, and 12% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Short arm action, ¾ slot, accurate throws at times.
Defense: Good footwork getting into position at times, stays back on the ball, slow funnel to release. 
Run: 8.18 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Matthew Holt 1B / 3B / V.R. Eaton, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-foot-2, 200 pounds.
Hit: RH. Balanced stance, small foot lift load trigger into stride, takes hands back to trigger swing, uphill swing plane hitting the ball primarily up the middle and to the opposite field.
Power: 83.4 mph max exit velocity in BP, 70.7 mph average exit velocity, 273 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Short arm action, ¾ slot, good carry with accurate throws at times.
Defense: Good footwork getting into position, fields the ball in rhythm towards his target, clean funnel to release. 
Run: 7.26 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Riley Nelson 3B / 1B / Byron Nelson, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-foot-2, 205 pounds.
Hit: LH. Balanced stance slightly leaning on back leg pre-pitch, oot lift load trigger, slight barrel tilt swing trigger, slightly uphill swing plane hitting line drives and fly balls up the middle and to the opposite field.
Power: 93.2 mph max exit velocity in BP, 76.2 mph average exit velocity, 299 feet max distance, and 25% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Short arm action, ¾ slot, good carry with accurate throws at times.
Defense: Good footwork getting into position at times, stays back on the ball at times, clean funnel to release, fields the ball in rhythm towards his target at times. 
Run: 7.45 runner in the 60. 

 

 

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