Prep Baseball Report

San Antonio Summer Open: Quick Hits

Brandon Gowins

SAN ANTONIO, TX -  On Tuesday, June 6th, the PBR TX staff traveled to Cornerstone Christian High School to host the San Antonio Summer Open. The event consisted of players from the all HS classes participating in a pro style workout. They started by running a 60, using swift performance timing gates, then moved into the defensive workout. The day was capped off with a round of batting practice followed by pitchers throwing bullpens, both portions collecting TrackMan data available in player profiles. Today, we take a look at some of the standout from the day




Samuel Morales SS / RHP / Cornerstone Christian, TX / 2025

Morales had a great all around day at the San Antonio Open. He showed good actions at short with more than enough arm to make all the throws. He has good rhythm and creates good hops for himself when fielding ground balls. At the plate, he showed good bat speed and the ability to drive the ball to all fields.  He was comfortable shooting line drives back side throughout his round of BP, but towards the end started to let it go and showed some pull side power potential.  He hopped on the mound and was up to 87, with plenty more to come. It was an easy operation on the mound and he showed feel for some quality secondaries.  Overall, Morales had a great day all the way around. 

Nickolas Rodriguez RHP / OF / Cornerstone Christian, TX / 2024

Rodriguez looked sharp in his bullpen. The 6’1 righty threw from a high ¾ slot and featured a mid 80’s fastball that topped out at 87.2. The fastball showed quality ASR and there is more velocity in the tank.  He threw a slider and changeup to round out his arsenal.  His slider was at its best when he threw a short tight slider that had late life.  It plays to both righties and lefties and he showed the ability to command it.  He also threw a change that he threw with the same  arm speed as his fastball. He threw it in the mid 70’s and it had the same ASR as his fastball. Overall, a very impressive bullpen from Rodriguez. I think the velo will continue to rise and he will be one to follow this summer and fall. 

Matthew McClenan 3B / RHP / Brandeis, TX / 2026

It was my first time seeing McClenan and he had a solid day in all phases.  He ran a quality 60 at 7.02 to start his day and then threw 88 from the OF to start his defensive workout.  It is an easy arm that is going to continue to make jumps. He was then 84 across the diamond during the infield portion of his defense.  There is some rawness to his glove work, but he made every play hit at him and shows the natural athleticism he possesses. At the plate, the twitchy athleticism continued to show up. His blast numbers were impressive, with a rotational acceleration of 27.7 and bat speed north of 75 mph. He produced a max exit velocity of 94.6 and showed the ability to impact the baseball.  He also finished his day on the mound topping out at 85. He showed the ability to spin the baseball as well. His breaking ball averaged over 2600+ rpm’s. All in all McClenan was very impressive in all areas, and he will be a must follow moving forward.  

Cole Johnson LHP / 1B / Pieper, TX / 2026

I first saw Johnson in January at our Open event and he impressed with his pitch ability. This time, he showed the same pitch ability, but he is starting to get more physical and the velo has started to make a jump. The fastball sat in the low 80’s topping out at 83.  He is able to get to both sides of the plate with his heater, and he compliments it well with his changeup.  He throws it with the same action as his fastball and is able to kill the spin. He throws it in the 73-75 mph range with good fading action. He throws a curveball as well.  It has good shape, and as he gets stronger and is able to throw it with more power, it should continue to be a useful pitch for him.  Johnson continues to get better, and as he gets stronger I expect him to make some big jumps. 

Jack Richard Vasquez LHP / OF / San Marcos , TX / 2027

One of the younger players at the event was Vasquez, but he more than held his own.  The RHH showed a good swing that he repeated well. He did a good job of staying in the big part of the field.  Where Vasquez really shined was on the mound. The LHP showed easy velo for his size and age, topping out at 80. He was able to pound the strike zone with the heater consistently. He has a repeatable motion, with an efficient arm swing that he keeps compact, Vasquez does a good job of getting out front. He showed good feel for his secondaries as well. The breaker had the right shape and his change looked like his fastball out of the hand.  Vasquez is a gamer, and he is going to win a lot of games in HS. 

Luke Rieder OF / OF / Lake Travis, TX / 2024

One of the more complete days for position players belonged to Rieder. The rising Sr. from Lake Travis started his day by running a sub 7 60 (6.98). In the batter’s box, the athleticism showed up as well.  He had a max bat speed of 78.9 and max rotational acceleration of 19.4, which are both way above average.  He has good rhythm in the box, and creates some separation with his load.  He maxed out at 96.7 on his exit velo and drove the ball with authority to all fields.  Rieder will be one to monitor the rest of this summer and fal

Mason Hill C / 1B / Lytle, TX / 2027

Hill was another younger player that really shined at our SA Open. The rising freshman backstop continues to get better, and he looked quicker behind the plate.  He showed an accurate arm and is consistently in the 2.1’s with his pop times.  The arm is getting stronger, and it is a matter of time before he is sub 2.  At the plate, Hill put up some good numbers with a max exit velocity of 94.6  He also showed above average blast numbers across the board.  He still has to repeat his swing better, but as he gets stronger and gains more experience, Hill could have some real power from the catching position. 

Jax Legrand SS / 2B / Pieper, TX / 2024

Legrand had a really solid day in San Antonio. The LHH showed a short, compact stroke that he repeated well and consistently  barreled up  the baseball. He has a slight leg kick and creates good separation in his load that allowed him to have a max exit velocity of 92.4  He found the sweet spot 90% of the time and showed some power potential.  Legrand also showed off a quality arm of 84 mph across the diamond.  He projects best as a 2B or SS at the next level.  Overall, a really solid day for Legrand. 



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