TX Uncommitted Prospect Showcase - Pitcher Analysis


Tyler King

On July 13, our PBR Texas Staff hosted the Texas Uncommitted Prospect Showcase at Sam Houston State University. The event featured a highly talented group of prospects from the 2022 & 2023 classes. Today, we take a look at a breakdown of every pitcher in attendance.

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Pitcher Analysis

 

Kai Paul 2B / RHP / Parish Episcopal, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-foot-8, 160 pounds.
Delivery: Slight drop and drive delivery, controlled tempo through, soft landing on front foot, consistent release point.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high ¾ slot.
FB: 78-81 mph. Strikes at bottom of the zone and arm-side, arm-side run at times.
CB: 64-66 mph. Intent to keep it glove-side, true curveball shape.
SP: 72-73 mph. Strikes to glove-side, arm-side run. 

 

Andrew Nester OF / RHP / Coppell, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-foot-9, 160 pounds.
Delivery: Works from the stretch only, tall and fall delivery, consistent landing spot working straight down the mound landing square to the catcher at times.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high ¾ slot.
FB: 75-79 mph. Strikes to arm-side.
CB: 68 mph. Intent to keep it glove-side, slurve shape flashing sharp action.
SL: 67-74 mph. Intent to keep it glove-side with some strikes glove-side, similar shape to CB.
CH: 73-74 mph. Flashed intent to keep it down around the knees while flashing arm-side action.

 

Zakery Johnson RHP / SS / Shiner St Paul, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot, 193-pounds
Delivery: Athletic, repeatable, natural tempo throughout the delivery, repeats release point well, minimal head movement,  low effort
Arm: quick arm from a short path, high 3/4 slot, creates natural deception with front side, Finishes arm in natural path.
FB: 82-86 mph, up to 87 mph. Pitched mainly to arm side or the top of the zone, arm side run, some hop through the strike zone when up. 
CB: 67-69 mph, shows true CB shape, best ones were to glove side showing tight spin and good shape. 
CH: 73-75 mph, repeatable slot showing same arm speed as the fastball, commanded CH down in the zone with arm side action. 

 

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

Positional Profile: IF/RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 170 pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, controlled tempo throughout with a consistent release point, landing square to the catcher consistently.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high ¾ slot.
FB: 78-81 mph. 4-seam fastball, strikes to arm-side at times.
CB: 66-69 mph. True curveball shape at times, flashed intent to keep it down in/below the zone.
CH: 67-70 mph. Flashed intent to keep it down, flashed arm-side action, flashed ability to throw for strikes.

 

James Nolan SS / RHP / Liberty, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 170 pounds.
Delivery: Crossfire action, consistent landing spot at times, consistent tempo throughout.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, ¾ slot.
FB: 82-85 mph. Strikes to both sides of the plate and top of the zone with arm-side action.
CB: 68-72 mph. Slurve shape with good horizontal action.
CH: 75-77 mph. Strikes to the arm-side with good arm-side action.

 

Michael Smosna C / RHP / Lubbock Cooper , TX / 2022

Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 175 pounds.
Delivery: Tilt and topple delivery, controlled tempo throughout, consistent release point, works from 1B side of rubber, consistent landing spot falling off to 1B on landing, works straight down the mound.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high ¾ slot.
FB: 83-86 mph. Strikes at the bottom of the zone and arm-side, flashed good arm-side action.
CB: 74-75 mph. Slurve shape, intent to keep it glove-side, flashed ability to land it in the zone glove-side.
CH: 76-77 mph. Flashed arm-side action.

 

Tyler Hubbard OF / RHP / Vandegrift , TX / 2022

Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 180 pounds.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, good tempo throughout delivery, consistent landing spot, lands closed falling off towards 1B at times. 
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, ¾ slot.
FB: 77-80 mph. Strikes at the top of the zone with arm-side action.
CB: 66-70 mph. Slurve shape.
CH: 74-75 mph. Flashed arm-side action.

 

Luke Muirhead SS / RHP / Rockport-Fulton, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 190 pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, slight crossfire action with consistent release point at times, falls off to 1B at times
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high ¾ slot.
FB: 84-86 mph. Strikes at top and bottom of the zone, flashed arm-side action.
CB: 68-71 mph. Strikes at times to glove-side.
CH: 71-73 mph. Strikes to arm-side at times, flashed arm-side action.

 

William Nester RHP / 1B / Coppell, TX / 2024

Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-foot-3, 160 pounds.
Delivery: Worked from the stretch only, drop and drive delivery, consistent release point at times, falls off to 1B side.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high ¾ slot.
FB: 79-81 mph. 4-seam fastball, strikes to arm-side and bottom of the zone.
CB: 62-63 mph. Slurve shape, some strikes to glove-side
CH: 67-69 mph. Flashed arm-side action.

 

Caleb O'Neal RHP / OF / George Ranch, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-foot-3, 180 pounds.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, good tempo throughout, consistent release point and landing spot, works straight down the mound consistently.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high ¾ slot.
FB: 79-83 mph. 4-seam fastball, strikes at the top of the zone.
CB: 66-68 mph. True curveball shape at times.
CH: 71-75 mph. Strikes to the arm-side.

 

Tate Thrasher 3B / Columbia, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-foot, 185 pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery with consistent landing spot at times, falls off to 1B at times, good tempo at times.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high ¾ slot.
FB: 80-83 mph. Some strikes at the top of the zone and arm-side, flashed arm-side run.
CB: 68-71 mph. Strikes at the bottom of the zone, flashed good shape to CB.
CH: 76-77 mph. Strikes at bottom of the zone and arm-side.

 

Maxwell Williams RHP / OF / Clear Falls, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 180 pounds.
Delivery: Slight drop and drive delivery, consistent release point and landing spot, good tempo throughout from windup and stretch.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high ¾ slot.
FB: 77-81 mph. 4-seam fastball, strikes at top and bottom of the zone.
CB: 66-68 mph. Slurve shape, some strikes at bottom of the zone.
CH: 70-72 mph. Flashed arm-side action.

 

Brody Atwood 3B / RHP / Vidor, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 195 pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, works straight down the mound consistently, lands closed, good tempo at times.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high ¾ slot.
FB: 79-82 mph. Strikes to arm-side and bottom of the zone, flashed arm-side run.
CB: 65-66 mph. Slurve shape, flashed ability to land in the zone on glove-side.
CH: 74-75 mph. Flashed arm-side action.

 

Andrew Poole RHP / Boerne, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot, 195 pounds.
Delivery: Slight drop and drive delivery, consistent release point and landing spot, good tempo throughout, works straight down the mound consistently.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high ¾ slot.
FB: 81-84 mph. Strikes to all quadrants of the zone, flashed arm-side action.
SL: 74-78 mph. Strikes at times to glove-side.
CH: 75-78 mph. Strikes to arm-side, flashed arm-side action.

 

Kade Dunlap RHP / 3B / Magnolia West, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-foot, 210 pounds.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, good tempo at times, consistent release point at times, works straight down the mound consistently.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high ¾ slot.
FB: 78-82 mph. Flashed arm-side action.
CB: 67-70 mph. Flashed CB shape.
CH: 70-72 mph. Flashed arm-side action.

 

Ryan McClish RHP / Kingwood, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-3, 205 pounds.
Delivery: Crossfire action, good tempo throughout, repeats delivery well, consistent release point at times.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high ¾ slot.
FB: 83-86 mph. 4-seam fastball, strikes at the top of the zone, flashes arm-side action.
CB: 70-73 mph. Slurve shape, flashed good horizontal action.
CH: 71-73 mph. Strikes at times, flashed arm-side action.

 

Ethan Farris SS / OF / Cypress Woods, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-foot-4, 200 pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, good tempo at times, works straight down the mound, high effort at times, consistent release point at times.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high ¾ slot.
FB: 81-84 mph. Some strikes to both sides of the plate, flashed arm-side action.
CB: 65-66 mph. Flashed ability to land in the zone for strike to glove-side, flashed true CB shape.
KN: 63-64 mph.

 

Jose Gonzalez III 1B / RHP / Cypress Ridge, TX / 2021

Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 225 pounds.
Delivery: Works from stretch only, works straight down the mound, finishes square to catcher.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high ¾ slot.
FB: 75-79 mph. 4-seam fastball, strikes at top and bottom of the zone.
CB: 64-67 mph. 11/5 shape.
SL: 66-67 mph. 10/4 shape.

 

Collin McKinney RHP / Clear Creek, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-6, 210 pounds.
Delivery: Slight crossfire action, long stride, tall and fall delivery, good tempo at times, high effort, consistent release point.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high ¾ slot.
FB: 88-91 mph. 4-seam fastball, strikes to all quadrants of the zone,
CB: 71-72 mph. Flashed ability to land in the zone for strikes at the knees, flashed arm-side depth
CH: 80-81 mph. Flashed arm-side action.

 

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