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North Texas Top Prospect Games Quick Hits: Position Players

Brandon Gowins
Texas Scouting Director

On July 17, the PBR Texas team hosted the Top Prospect Games: North Texas at TCU. The event was invite-only and featured quality prospects from all HS classes. The day consisted of a showcase portion, followed by gameplay. Today, we take a look at some of the position players that stood out on the day.





Quick Hits: Position Players



Kash Wood 1B / OF / Sinton, TX / 2025

Wood has really impressed this summer when we have gotten our eyes on him. This was his 2nd event of the summer, and one thing is becoming clear, Wood has a really good feel for the barrel. The rising Jr. from Sinton is a good athlete who can handle a corner OF spot or 1st.  He has a good arm, topping out at 93 from the OF and 86 across the diamond.  At the plate, Wood looks hitterish when he steps in the box, and consistently finds the barrel. He had multiple hits in the game with good rhythm in the box, and does a good job of staying in the big part of the field.  He shows the ability to drive the ball to all fields with authority, and with a frame that still has some projection. Wood should continue to gain some power. Wood impressed us so much, he is now coming with Team Texas next week to Future Games. 



Cole Koeninger SS / RHP / Keller, TX / 2026

Coeninger has the frame to dream on for a projectable SS. At 6’2 180, he looks the part of a big-time SS, and has the required athleticism and arm strength to stay there. He ran a 6.85 60 and then had an event best throw across the diamond of 91 mph, showing off his + arm. He can throw from different platforms and has quick, reliable hands.  Coeninger offers plenty of upside at the plate with plenty of power potential. He is still working on growing into that power, but as he gains strength I think Coeninger offers a lot of offensive upside.  Overall, there aren’t a lot of 2026’s that have Coeninger’s tool set. If the hit tool continues to develop, Coeninger has a chance to be one of the top players in the state.  



Jacob Soliz SS / 3B / Rouse, TX / 2026

Watching Soliz go about his work on the field, it is easy to forget he is just entering his sophomore year.  He plays with a maturity and awareness that most kids his age don’t have. It really shows on the dirt, where he plays with great confidence on the dirt and has good natural rhythm and creates his own hops.  He has the arm to stick on the left side, and he makes it look easy in the 6 spot. Soliz had a really good day at the plate in the game. He had a couple extra base hits and used the whole field.  He can still get a little too uphill in his swing and creates top spin, but the bat speed and approach are there.  



Andrew Allen C / 2B / Timber Creek, TX / 2025

Allen really impressed behind the plate on Monday at TCU.  On a day where it was long and hot, Allen was locked in all day behind the dish. He plays with confidence and good energy behind the plate, which only helps his pitchers out.  He called a good game, and had a good idea of sequencing his pitch calling.  He showed a good arm behind the plate, and had multiple pop times under 2.0 during the workout portion. Allen showed the ability to impact the ball at the plate as well, with a max exit velocity of 93.2  Overall, it was a really nice day for the rising Jr. from Keller.  



Brock Boddie SS / OF / Gunter, TX / 2025

Boddie had a good day at TCU, and continues to gain some physicality each time we see him. The rising Jr. from Gunter always plays with good energy and Monday was nothing different.  He looked good on the dirt, and the arm continues to improve.  He can play all over the field, but probably is best fit for 2nd or 3rd right now.  At the plate, the LHH is gaining more juice at the plate, and it showed in game. He smoked one over the CF’s head for a 2B. Boddie is an intelligent player who always brings the energy.  He is starting to gain some strength and continues to get faster. Boddie’s stock continues to rise as he enters his Junior Year.



Taylor Haddock SS / 3B / Jesuit College Prep, TX / 2026

Haddock had himself one of the better days at TCU. The SS from Jesuit showed really well both defensively and at the plate.  He shows good range and anticipation at short, and makes the tough plays look easy. He has the arm to stay on the left side of the infield.  At the plate, Haddock has continued to gain strength and it shows at the plate.  He has pull side juice and can really do damage to mistakes.  But he has a plan at the plate, and isn’t afraid to use the whole field.  The ‘22 JFG alum continues to make a name for himself, and will be a must follow heading into his sophomore year. 



Lucas Nawrocki OF / LHP / Aledo, TX / 2026

Nawrocki has really impressed me when I have seen him, and Monday at TCU was no different. The rising sophomore from Aledo has some twitch in his game and  it shows up.  He has a plus arm from the OF, already topping out at 90 mph.  At the plate, Nawrocki swings with intent and does a good job of consistently barreling the baseball. He maxed out at 95.3 mph for his top exit velocity, and had a max distance of 363 ft.  Nawrocki still has plenty of projection left in the frame, and will be another fun one to follow moving forward.  



Hogan Nelson OF / SS / Liberty Christian , TX / 2025

Nelson is an uber athletic Outfielder, who also serves as Liberty Christian’s QB in the fall, and it shows up in everything he does on the baseball field. He is a 6.7 runner who should be able to stick in Center long term.  He has a good arm, topping out at 89 mph from the Outfield.  He is an easy mover out there and gets good reads on the ball. At the plate, Nelson offers a lot to dream on at the plate. He has easy bat speed and strength to drive the ball with authority to all parts. He had an event best max exit velocity of 99.8 and an average exit velo of 94.1. Nelson is a twitched up athlete who has all the tools, and i'm excited to follow him in game more moving forward. 



Reese Ogden C / 1B / Lovejoy , TX / 2025

Ogden is a super physical LHH catcher who shows a lot of intriguing tools.  He is smart behind the plate, and does a good job of working with his pitcher. At 6’2 195, Ogden moves well laterally behind the plate.  He is a good receiver behind the plate, and is usually in the 2.08-2.10 range on his pops.  His transfer and feet are quick, if the arm can continue to get stronger, I think he can continue to shave some time off that number. At the plate, Ogden has a sound plan at the plate and was really dialed in at the plate on Monday.  He had an impressive 75% sweet spot percentage and had a max exit velocity of 94.9.  He does a good job of using his size to really leverage the baseball and drive it with authority from the LC gap to the pull side.  Ogden has a lot of tools that make him attractive at the next level, as he offers a lot of value on both sides of the ball.  



Elijah Webber RHP / 1B / Boyd, TX / 2026

We touched on Webber during the Pitching Quick Hits, but Webber was just impressive as a position player. Webber showed the ability to play corner OF, 1st Base, and Catcher. He was intriguing as a catcher, showing a strong arm and solid receiving skills.  He had good feet at 1st, and picked a couple balls showing his glove work. At the plate, Webber really showed in game.  He had a couple nice ab’s and had a couple loud barrels. He hasn’t even begun to fill out, and as he does he could really grow into some power. Overall, it was a great day for Webber and I am excited to see him moving forward.  



Davis Perkins SS / 2B / Southlake Carroll , TX / 2025

I didn’t know much about Perkins coming into this summer, but that is no longer the case as he has really stood out this summer in my 2 viewings. The rising Jr. from Southlake has some tools that really standout, one being his arm.  Watching his arm across the diamond, it looks different than most. It has easy carry and velocity on it, allowing it to play anywhere on the field.  He also has good actions with his glove and moves well laterally. I am not sure he has the foot speed to stay at short long term, but he could be an athletic 3rd baseman with a plus arm. At the plate, Perkins shows an easy, repeatable operation at the plate, and did a good job of squaring the ball up consistently during BP.  There is more strength to be gained, and I think Perkins could develop some power.  Overall, it was a really good day for Perkins, who may be even a better Prospect on the mound. 



Ryan Kelly OF / LHP / Colleyville Heritage, TX / 2025

I’ve liked Kelly since last summer when I first got to know him, and he continues to show well in my viewings.  The LHH OF does everything well across the board.  He is a solid not great athlete who profiles best as a LF at the next level but can handle Center, as he gets good routes and is a smart player. He also shows off a solid, accurate arm from out there. At the plate, Kelly isn’t the biggest player, but he offers a little thump from the left side. He had a 75% barrel percentage and showed the ability to impact the ball with authority. Kelly plays with confidence and is a smart player who continues to impress each time I see him. 



Alex Cooley SS / 3B / Rockwall-Heath, TX / 2026

Cooley is a rising sophomore from Rockwall Heath HS, who looks like he is going to be able to stick at shortstop long term.  He is a good athlete who continues to get faster, and I think will end up having the necessary range to stay at short. He has the arm, as he topped out at 86 across the diamond.  He moves well laterally and showed off good glove work with the ability to throw from different platforms. At the plate, you can tell Cooley has put work in on his swing since January. He looked more connected and synced up in the box. He found the barrel more consistently, and showed improved bat speed. Cooley has made some nice strides since January, and I am excited to see where he is the next time we get to see him play.  



Cole Giametta SS / 2B / Prosper , TX / 2024

Giametta had a really nice day at TCU. The rising Sr. is a good athlete who continues to make big strides each time I see him. He is a good athlete, running a 6.95 60. He is a good defender, and shows the ability to play multiple spots on the dirt.  At the plate, Giametta’s swing continues to improve and he is getting into his power more.  He has tons of strength to gain, but I think Giametta is going to develop some real power as he gets stronger.  Giametta continues to get better everytime I see him, and with a frame to dream on. I think he has a chance to make some serious noise his Senior Season.  



Austin Nicholson SS / 3B / Hebron, TX / 2025

Nicholson is a super projectable infielder who shows flashes of some loud tools. He is 6’3 180, and has a lot of good weight to put on. He is a good athlete, running around a 7.0, which will continue to get better as he gets stronger in the lower half. I really like him at the plate, the LHH shows really advanced barrel skills and seems to always get the barrel to the ball. As he grows into that frame of his, Nicholson has a chance to have some real power from the left side. Nicholson will be one to follow closely as he rolls into his Junior season. 





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