Texas Senior Games: Quick Hits
August 21, 2019
The Senior Games were back in action at Prestonwood Academy in Plano, TX on Saturday, August 17. Over 50 of the best uncommitted prospects in Texas' Class of 2020 participated in a pro-style workout followed by a controlled game.
Here is a quick look into the some of top performers of the day.
Braden Olson, Lake Travis HS, will be an intriguing arm to follow heading into next high school season. Olsen stands at 5-foot-10, 175-pounds and has a clean, easy arm action with a fastball that ranges from 84-87 mph, with a quality curveball and changeup to go with it. His clean arm action and delivery says strike thrower and that’s what he is with all 3 pitches.
Nicholas Perry, Denton Braswell HS, is a big, physical RHP standing 6-foot-4, 200-pounds with a fastball that plays higher than the velo. Perry has a clean delivery and ran the fastball up to 88 mph but sat comfortably at 85-87. Also flashed a changeup with good fading action and some depth.
Kyler Heyne, Frisco Reedy HS, an athletically built RHP/ INF that has a clean delivery with room to grow. Fastball was intriguing in the 82-84 MPH range with some cutting action. The fastball played above velo when up in the zone. Heyne also showed off his ability as a two-way player as well, showing athletic defensive actions and 83 MPH across the field as well as good rhythm with his hands and feet.
Garrett Williams, South Grand Prairie HS, recently committed to Midland College, displayed tools in both the field and the box. Hits from an athletic setup and has rhythm in his swing, hit backspin line drives in the middle of the field during BP. Williams stayed inside a fastball middle in and back-spun it to RF during the game. In the field he flashed 84 MPH across the diamond, and quality defensive actions.
Jalon Mack, Jesuit Prep, is a switch-hitting, smooth, athletic infielder that showed well at the Senior Games. Displayed an athletic setup from both sides of the plate and showing good rhythm with feel for the barrell to the ball. His hands and feet worked defensively, and he showed an accurate arm during the game.
CJ Difigilia, Plano West HS, a left-handed hitting infielder displayed an all-around game throughout the day. Hit two balls hard in the game, as well as showing tough nosed actions in the field. He displayed good feet and 79 MPH across the infield from shortstop.
Noah Baughton, Colleyville Covenant Christian Academy, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound, left-handed hitting catcher. He showed a smooth flat left handed swing producing hard line drives to his pull-side during the game. Also showed advanced ability to handle a pitcher and call a game behind the dish.
Joel Shea, Frisco Memorial, 6-foot-4,210-pound physical outfielder and first baseman was ready to drive a no doubt shot to left field in his first at-bat of the day. His strong build allowed him to display some juice in the bat and drive balls to all fields. He moved athletically in the OF, displaying 85 MPH on his throws as well.
Be sure to stay tuned for more post event analysis in the next few weeks.