South Texas Underclass Trials - IF Analysis


PBR Texas Staff

HOUSTON, TX- On June 15th, our PBR Texas staff hosted the South Texas Underclass Trials event to a much anticipated showcase and trials at the University of Houston. The event featured a talented group of players from the 2023-2026 classes. Today, we give a full breakdown on every infielder in attendance.

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Ryan Ashurst 2B / SS / Veterans Memorial, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-foot-6, 127 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, slight heel lift load trigger to shot stride, moves hand back slightly to trigger swing, line drive approach to the opposite field.
Power: 72.45 mph max exit velocity in BP, 62.02 mph average exit velocity, 191 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works feet through the throws, stays back on the ball, clean funnel to release, fields the ball out in front.
Run: 7.66 runner in the 60.

 

Elijah Lavas SS / 2B / Round Rock, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: MIF/RHP
Body: 5-foot-7, 130 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, leg lift load trigger with a toe tap, takes hands back to trigger swing, uphill swing plane, stays in the zone well with some length, middle of the field approach hitting line drives and ground balls.
Power: 81.83 mph max exit velocity in BP, 74.50 mph average exit velocity, 206 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Good footwork getting into fielding position and keeps feet moving through the throw, good hands with a clean funnel to release, fields the ball out in front & in center of body.
Run: 7.57 runner in the 60.

 

Blake White 2B / SS / Baytown Lee, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-foot-8, 130 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, wide base, heel lift, takes hands back to load, good bat speed through the zone at times, middle of the field approach hitting primarily line drives.
Power: 81.02 mph max exit velocity in BP, 77.84 mph average exit velocity, 265 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Good footwork to get into fielding position, keeps feet moving through the throw, fields the ball out in front, clean funnel to release.
Run: 7.54 runner in the 60.

 

Alfredo Rodarte SS / RHP / Bellaire , TX / 2023

Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-foot-8, 140 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, leg lift load trigger, medium stride, takes hands back to trigger swing, uphill swing plane, middle of the field to opposite field approach hitting line drives and fly balls.
Power: 79.00 mph max exit velocity in BP, 70.61 mph average exit velocity, 272 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Good footwork to get into fielding position at times, clean funnel to release, fields the ball in center of body, stays back on the ball.
Run: 7.82 runner in the 60.

 

Kaden Bertrand RHP / 2B / Tompkins, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP/2B
Body: 5-foot-8, 145 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Crouched stance, wide base, heel lift load trigger, lift and replace stride, uphill swing plane with some length, middle of the field approach hitting primarily line drives.
Power: 78.14 mph max exit velocity in BP, 74.94 mph average exit velocity, 255 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Good footwork to get into fielding position, fields the ball out in front, good hands with clean funnel to release.
Run: 7.62 runner in the 60.

 

Cody Palacios 3B / RHP / Magnolia West, TX / 2025

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 135 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, leg kick load trigger, takes hands back slightly during load to trigger swing, uphill swing plane, middle of the field approach hitting line drives and ground balls.
Power: 82.12 mph max exit velocity in BP, 72.67 mph average exit velocity, 194 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short arm action, low 3/4 slot.
Defense: Good footwork at times, keeps feet moving through the throw, fields the ball out in front, clean funnel to release. 

Run: 7.39 runner in the 60.

 

Denali Rivera SS / OF / Magnolia, TX / 2024

Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-foot-9, 147 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, leg lift load trigger with toe tap, bat rests on shoulder pre-pitch, takes hands back to trigger swing, uphill swing plane, all fields approach hitting primarily line drives.
Power: 85.11 mph max exit velocity in BP, 77.00 mph average exit velocity, 282 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Good footwork getting into fielding position, keeps feet moving through the throw, good hands with clean funnel to release, fields the slow roller well.
Run: 7.65 runner in the 60.

 

Ronin McCraw SS / 3B / Magnolia West, TX / 2026

Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 5-foot-10, 145 pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced stance, leg lift load trigger, quick hands through the zone, level swing plane, middle of the field approach hitting lots of line drives.
Power: 79.67 mph max exit velocity in BP, 70.25 mph average exit velocity, 249 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fluid footwork getting to the ball, keeps feet moving well through the throw, soft hands with a clean funnel to release, fields the ball in rhythm, fielded the slow roller really well.
Run: 7.62 runner in the 60.

 

Karsten Fidler 2B / SS / Anderson, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 6-foot, 160 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, wide base, leg lift load trigger with toe tap, takes hands back to trigger swing, uphill swing plane, middle of the field approach with lots of deep fly balls and line drives.
Power: 91.76 mph max exit velocity in BP, 81.08 mph average exit velocity, 338 feet max distance, and 12.5 % of batted over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Good footwork getting to the ball, keeps feet moving through throw, good hands with clean funnel to release at times, fields the ball out in front.
Run: 7.14 runner in the 60.

 

Kevin Pedroza SS / 2B / Strake Jesuit, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-11, 130 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, leg kick load trigger, takes hands back slightly to trigger swing, slightly uphill swing plane, middle of the field to opposite field approach hitting primarily line drives.
Power: 79.27 mph max exit velocity in BP, 70.24 mph average exit velocity, 213 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 69 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Smooth footwork getting into fielding position, stays low to the ground, fields the ball out in front, clean funnel to release.
Run: 7.61 runner in the 60.

 

Jace Martinez SS / OF / Barbers Hill, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: SS
Body: 6-foot, 150 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic stance, leg lift load trigger, barrel tilt swing trigger, quick swing through the zone, uphill swing plane, middle of the field approach hitting primarily line drives.
Power: 92.08 mph max exit velocity in BP, 88.11 mph average exit velocity, 289 feet max distance, and 22% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 87 mph. Short, quick arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Smooth footwork getting into fielding position, feet keep moving through the throw, fields the ball out front, attacks the ball well, clean funnel to release.
Run: 6.83 runner in the 60.

 

Hunter Fontenot SS / 2B / Hardin Jefferson , TX / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-11, 155 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, leg kick load trigger, long stride, uphill swing plane, pull-side tendency hitting primarily deep fly balls.
Power: 86.47 mph max exit velocity in BP, 83.80 mph average exit velocity, 314 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Good footwork getting into position at times, fields the ball out in front and in center of body, clean funnel to release at times.
Run: 7.68 runner in the 60.

 

Ethan Hopkins SS / RHP / College Station, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-foot-11, 155 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, slight leg lift load trigger, takes hands back to trigger swing, uphill swing plane, middle of the field to pull side tendency hitting a mix of line drives and fly balls.
Power: 82.18 mph max exit velocity in BP, 73.14 mph average exit velocity, 260 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Good footwork getting into position at times, stays back on the ball, fields the ball in center of body, clean funnel to release at times.
Run: 7.51 runner in the 60.

 

Carson Luna SS / St. Johns, TX / 2024

Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-foot-11, 155 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, wide base, heel lift load trigger, takes hands back slightly to trigger swing, uphill swing plane, quick swing through the zone at times, pull side tendency hitting primarily fly balls.
Power: 85.40 mph max exit velocity in BP, 77.50 mph average exit velocity, 308 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot, accurate throws.
Defense: Good footwork getting into position, keeps feet moving through the throw, good hands with clean funnel to release, fielded the slow roller well.
Run: 7.15 runner in the 60.

 

Joseph Flores 3B / RHP / Mumford, TX / 2024

Positional Profile: 3B
Body: 5-foot-9, 175 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, wide base, short stride, leg lift load trigger, uphill swing plane, opposite field approach hitting primarily fly balls.
Power: 85.05 mph max exit velocity in BP, 73.61 mph average exit velocity, 300 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fields the ball in center of body, stays back on the ball, clean funnel to release at times.
Run: 7.97 runner in the 60.

 

Jacob Peters 3B / 1B / Atascocita, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 5-foot-10, 180 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, short stride, heel lift load trigger, uphill swing plane, middle of the field approach hitting primarily ground balls.
Power: 81.83 mph max exit velocity in BP, 74.50 mph average exit velocity, 206 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Stays back on the ball, fields the ball in center of body, clean funnel to release at times.
Run: 7.57 runner in the 60.

 

Colton Griffin SS / 2B / Klein Collins , TX / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-11, 165 pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced stance, slightly narrow base, takes hands back to trigger swing, leg lift load trigger with short stride, uphill swing plane, middle of the field approach hitting a mix of line drives and fly balls.
Power: 88.77 mph max exit velocity in BP, 82.60 mph average exit velocity, 312 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Short arm action, low 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fluid footwork getting into position, keeps feet moving through throw, good hands with quick funnel to release at times.
Run: 6.76 runner in the 60.

 

Cameron Edmonds RHP / SS / Anahuac , TX / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-foot-3, 155 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, leg lift load trigger, takes hands back very slightly to trigger swing, uphill swing plane, middle of the field approach hitting a mix of line drives and fly balls.
Power: 82.26 mph max exit velocity in BP, 75.06 mph average exit velocity, 246 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Good footwork getting into position at times, feet keep moving through throw, clean funnel to release at times, fields the ball out in front.
Run: 7.14 runner in the 60.

 

Heath McCormick RHP / 1B / Tom Glenn , TX / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-foot-3, 150 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, wide base, foot lift load trigger, takes hands back slightly to trigger swing, uphill swing plane, middle of the field approach hitting a mix of line drives and fly balls.
Power: 80.36 mph max exit velocity in BP, 75.28 mph average exit velocity, 216 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Long arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Good footwork getting into position, gets off the bag well at 1B, clean funnel to release at times, stays back on the ball.
Run: 7.98 runner in the 60.

 

Landry Hamm SS / 2B / Ridge Point, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-foot, 157 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, hands back swing trigger, short stride with foot lift load trigger, slightly uphill swing plane, keeps his hands inside the ball well, opposite field approach hitting line drives and fly balls.
Power: 84.13 mph max exit velocity in BP, 76.15 mph average exit velocity, 247 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Good lateral movement to get into position, feet keep moving through the throw, clean funnel to release, stays low to the ground, fields the ball out in front.
Run: 7.30 runner in the 60.

 

Micah Dean SS / RHP / William B. Travis, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-foot, 165 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, foot lift load trigger, takes hands back to trigger swing, quick swing through the zone, uphill swing plane, middle of the field to pull side approach hitting a mix of line drives and fly balls.
Power: 91.93 mph max exit velocity in BP, 83.73 mph average exit velocity, 287 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Short, quick arm action, 3/4 slot, good carry, accurate throws.
Defense: Fluid footwork getting into position, feet keep moving through the throw, fields the ball out in front, clean funnel to release, fields the slow roller well.
Run: 6.86 runner in the 60.

 

Trevor Gallagher SS / OF / Clear Creek , TX / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-foot, 175 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, slightly wide base, foot lift load trigger, lift and replace stride, uphill swing plane, middle of the field approach hitting line drives, ground balls and fly balls.
Power: 78.97 mph max exit velocity in BP, 74.16 mph average exit velocity, 248 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Good footwork to get into position at times, stays back on the ball, fields the ball in center of body, clean funnel to release at times.
Run: 7.15 runner in the 60.

 


Tanay Vyas 1B / LHP / Fort Bend Stephen F Austin, TX / 2024

Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-foot, 180 pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced stance, leaning back slightly pre-pitch, lean back load trigger with a leg lift, barrel tilt to trigger swing, uphill swing plane, middle of the field approach hitting a mix of line drives and fly balls.
Power: 79.15 mph max exit velocity in BP, 71.98 mph average exit velocity, 240 feet max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 70 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Stays back on the ball, clean funnel to release at times, fields the ball in center of body.
Run: 8.05 runner in the 60.

 

 

Zach White 2B / SS / Baytown Lee, TX / 2024

Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-foot-7, 135 pounds.
Hit: SH. Balanced stance, leg kick load trigger, takes hands back smoothly to trigger swing, slight uphill swing plane, middle of the field approach. Similar stance & approach from both sides.
Power: 77.73 mph max exit velocity in BP, 70.65 mph average exit velocity, 263 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fluid footwork to get into position, feet keep moving through the throw, fields the ball out in front, clean funnel to release with good hands.
Run: 7.93 runner in the 60.

 

Austin Godwin 3B / 1B / Cy Fair, TX / 2024

Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-foot-2, 190 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, leg lift load trigger, barrel tilt swing trigger, quick bat through the zone at times, level swing plane, middle of the field approach hitting line drives and fly balls.
Power: 88.97 mph max exit velocity in BP, 83.31 mph average exit velocity, 285 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Long arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: 3B: Good footwork getting into fielding position, feet keep moving through the throw, good hands with a clean funnel to release at times. 1B: Good footwork, gets off the bag well, attacks the ball well, clean funnel to release, comfortable fielding the ball to backhand side.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60.

 

Brandon Stewart 3B / RHP / Sweeny, TX / 2024

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 195 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, leg lift load trigger with toe tap, takes hands back to trigger swing, uphill swing plane, middle of the field approach hitting line drives and fly balls.
Power: 86.54 mph max exit velocity in BP, 76.65 mph average exit velocity, 245 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Stays back on the ball, fields the ball out in front and in center of body, clean funnel to release at times.
Run: 7.86 runner in the 60.

 

John Hebert RHP / 1B / Kingwood, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-foot, 205 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, wide base, leg lift load trigger, takes hands back very slightly to trigger swing, level swing plane, middle of the field approach hitting almost every ball off the pitcher’s L screen.
Power: 92.88 mph max exit velocity in BP, 88.47 mph average exit velocity, 64 feet max distance, and 28.6% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Good footwork getting into position, gets off the bag well, good hands with a clean funnel to release.
Run: 7.52 runner in the 60.

 

John Wyatt Smith 1B / Hardin-Jefferson, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: 1B
Body: 6-foot, 210 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, slightly wide base, leg lift load trigger, barrel tilt swing trigger, uphill swing plane with length, middle of the field approach hitting line drives and fly balls.
Power: 93.85 mph max exit velocity in BP, 88.56 mph average exit velocity, 310 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Good footwork to get into position, good hands with clean funnel to release, stays back on the ball, fields the ball in center of body.
Run: 7.59 runner in the 60.

 

Dean Reynolds 3B / OF / Little Cypress-Mauriceville, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: 3B
Body: 6-foot-2, 210 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, leg lift load trigger, moves hands back slightly to trigger swing, slight bat waggle pre-pitch, uphill swing plane, middle of the field approach hitting primarily deep fly balls.
Power: 90.11 mph max exit velocity in BP, 83.05 mph average exit velocity, 325 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Long arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Good footwork to get into position, feet keep moving through the throw, fields the ball out in front, clean funnel to release.
Run: 7.41 runner in the 60.

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