Prep Baseball Report

TX Unsigned Senior Games - Quick Hits

Brandon Gowins
Assistant Scouting Director

WEATHERFORD, TX - As the summer winds down here in Texas, and football season quickly approaches, PBR Texas held their first Uncommitted Senior Games at Weatherford Jr. College.  The event produced 100 mph exit velos, 6.5 60’s and a 93 MPH fastball. Today we take a quick look at some of the standouts from yesterday's event.  



Noah Olivera OF / RHP / The Colony , TX / 2023

The OF from The Colony had a good day overall.  Started off his day running a 7.11 60, and then  looked fluid in the OF and had an OF Velocity of 83.  Where he really stood out to me is at the plate.  He showed a quick short swing that produced mid 90’s exit velocity.  In the game portion of the event Olivera smoked a double off the LF wall.  Olivera profiles as a LF who could deliver some thump in the 2 hole at the next level.  Plays with a lot of energy. 

Ryan Beaty 2B / 3B / Waller, TX / 2023

I thought Beaty had one of the better overall days at the event.  He ran a solid 7.16 60 to start the day. Then he got to the defensive portion of the event and really shined. He is very fundamentally sound and confident with the glove.  He made every play look easy and also showed off a good arm throwing 89 across the dirt. In game, Beaty made a nice play coming in at 3rd showing a quick release.  At the plate, Beaty got off some swings in the game and showed the willingness to use the whole field.  He produced mid 90’s exit velocities during the BP session.   

Keller Rivers OF / Waller, TX / 2023

Just like his Waller teammate, Beaty, Rivers had a really good overall day.  He ran a 7.04 60 to start the day and then threw 81 from the OF.  All his throws were accurate and showed good carry.  At the plate, he showed good pull side power and has some natural loft to his swing.  He had a couple barrels in the game portion as well.  Rivers is a good athlete who should hit a lot of doubles at the next level and has the potential for more. 

Lane Arroyos 1B / OF / Fulshear, TX / 2023

Arroyos is just a baseball player.  He played with a high IQ and infectious energy all day.  Arroyos was elite around the bag yesterday.  He picked multiple balls throughout the day helping out his infielders and pitcher.  He also made a diving play in the game as well.  He can swing it as well.  He had a max exit velocity of 97, and had the classic LHH swing that produces natural loft.  Arroyos is a smart player who does all the little things well to go along with the elite glove skills and power potential at the plate.  

Jacob Mabie C / 1B / Brenham, TX / 2023

The LHH catcher had a really good day yesterday at the plate.  It started off in BP, with him producing the  Max Exit Velo of 97, but also showed consistency with an event best 92 mph Avg. Exit Velo. In Game, Mabie’s bat kept showing up.  He hit multiple balls hard and showed natural barrel to ball skills. He also had an event best of an 82.5 Max Bat Speed on Blast, which is elite. Mabie was good behind the plate, and received the ball well.  His pop time during the workout was 2.17. 

Caleb Cowan OF / 3B / John H Guyer, TX / 2023

The rising senior put an exclamation point on a great summer with his standout performance yesterday. It started with him running a 6.52 60, which for his size, is very impressive.  He looked good in the OF with a strong, accurate arm. He continues to show the ability to impact the baseball at the plate. He has elite bat speed and should develop above avg power. Cowan continues to elevate his game every time we see him, and after yesterday’s performance earned him an All State Games invitation.  Cowan is going to be a steal for someone.  

Blade Carver C / 3B / Denton Guyer, TX / 2023

Carver was good on both sides of the ball yesterday.  His day started off with him running a solid 7.2 for a catcher.  Then he really shined in the defensive portion behind the plate. He threw an event best 83 MPH at the catcher position and then posted an event best 2.0 pop time.  We have had him as low as 1.97 in the past.  He provides a good floor as he is gonna be able to stay behind the plate and should be good in containing the running game.  At the plate, he produced mid 90’s exit velo’s and had a hit in the game.  He has always shown good strength and some power at the plate, and if he can add some loft in the swing he could add some more.  Carver is a linebacker for one of the top HS programs in the state, Denton Guyer, and he brings the same toughness to the catcher position. 

Evan Harbach RHP / Argyle , TX / 2023

Harbach took the mound and opened some eyes with his outing.  The first thing that sticks out is the frame, he is an athletic 6’4’’ 200 lbs and moves down the mound well.  The fastball was 91-93 and played up at the top of the zone.  It is easy velo and he projects for more.  He also flashed a slider that sat 78-80 and showed some depth.  Harbach struggled with his command some, but the arm talent and stuff is real.  If he gets in the strike zone more, a college is going to get an absolute steal 

Ryan Alaniz 1B / LHP / Winston Churchill, TX / 2023

Alaniz really stood out yesterday in all facets of his game.  The Lefty is really good with the glove at 1st.  He showed soft hands around the bag, picking multiple balls.  Where he really stood out is at the plate. It started in BP where he produced an event best 100 mph exit velo.  He was up to 103 in January at an event, so the juice is real. Those numbers carry over to the game, as he hit multiple balls on the screws and showed the ability to backspin a baseball all over the field.  Alaniz can really hit and defend at 1st, and should be highly sought after this fall.  

Armani Knipper SS / RHP / Southlake, TX / 2023

Knipper is a physical kid with broad shoulders and a body that projects for some power. He showed off a good arm in the infield, throwing 89 across the diamond.  At the plate, Knipper had a mid 90’s max exit velo, and that carried over in the game as he barreled some balls.  Knipper wasn’t supposed to pitch when he got theore, but we are glad he did. He topped out at 88 with the fastball, and the pitch showed some ASR and sink.  He also mixed in a low to mid 70’s breaking ball that shows promise.  Knipper has a lot of tools and they were all on display yesterday.  

Easton Andrews 1B / C / VR Eaton, TX / 2023

Andrews had one of the best days during the game portion of the event.  The LHH from Eaton has a natural feel for the barrel and hit the ball hard everytime he was up yesterday.  He shows the willingness to go the other way, but also turned on the mistakes. During BP, he was producing low 90’s exit velos.  He was good around the bag at 1st as well during the defensive portion of the workout.   


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