Top Prospect Showcase - Quick Hits


PBR Texas Staff

HUNTSVILLE, TX The Top Prospect showcase was held on Tuesday, June 22nd, at Sam Houston State University. This event was host to some of the top players from the classes of 2022-2025. These players went through a pro-style workout, which included: running a 60 yard dash, defensive work, pitchers throwing bullpens, and also taking batting practice while using Trackman and Blast Motion sensors. There were several players in attendance that continued to build off of past performances, but there were also several names that made their way on our radar after strong performances on Tuesday.

Today, we continue our post-event coverage of the Top Prospect Showcase with a look at a handful of the top performers and standouts from the event. As we move forward, we will release individual scouting reports for each player in attendance as well as an article containing the top overall prospects from the event.

 

SS/OF Ethan Bourg (Magnolia West, 2022)

Bourg had a strong showing in all aspects of his pro-style workout. At 5-10, 170-pounds, he got off to a good start running a 6.99 laser timed 60 YD, throwing 87 mph from the outfield, and also posting an exit velocity of 97 mph during his BP round. Bourg showcased quick hands while at the plate, with a smooth swing that stays flat through the zone. With his strong physical build there is a great deal of upside to his game going forward.

SS/OF Cole Todd (Needville HS, 2022)

Todd was a player that had a good day at this event. First showcasing his speed running a 6.74 laser timed 60 YD, which was among the top times of the day. He also showed off a strong arm with a throwing velocity of 88 mph from the outfield. At 5-10 150-pounds Todd has a slender but athletic build and possesses fast-twitch abilities that make him a player to keep your eye on.

OF/1B Nolan Williams (Salado HS, 2022)

Williams Had a strong day, getting off to a good start with a 7.02 60 time. Williams also recorded the best exit velocity on the day at 102 mph. He showed off a short and smooth swing with good contact gap to gap. Standing 6-1 and 185-pounds, Williams has a physical frame that can produce a lot of pop off the bat.


OF Jake Duer (Flower Mound Marcus, 2022)

Duer had another strong showing at the plate recording an exit velocity of 100 mph, which put him amongst the top of the list in that category. To go along with his power at the plate, Duer showcased his speed running a 6.79 60YD. With his continued success as a hitter Duer should be a fun player to watch. 


SS/OF/C Jackson Braun (Cypress Cristian HS, 2022)

Braun did a little bit of everything on Tuesday. Starting off with a 6.52 60 yard time, which was amongst one of the best of the day. Braun has a smooth and quick swing uphill through the zone with strong gap to gap contact. This was on display on Tuesday with Braun posting an average exit velocity of 88 mph and a max exit velocity of 92 mph.


C/3B Matthew Houston (Hallsville HS, 2022)

Houston is an extremely physical but athletic catcher with a lot of pop at the plate. During his round of BP Houston showcased a strong and balanced swing working uphill through the zone While recording an exit velocity of 96 mph. Houston also showed his well above average framing and blocking ability while catching bullpens.


RHP/3B Brady Cunningham (Celina HS, 2022)

Cunningham was a player that had a good showing on Tuesday, getting off to a good start running a 6.99 60 YD. Cunningham also had a good day at the plate Recording an average exit velocity of 90 mph and a max exit velocity of 96 mph during his round of BP. At 6-1 215-pounds, Cunningham has a very strong and physical frame with a lot of upside.


OF/LHP Noah Pate (Sweeny HS, 2022)

Pate posted a 6.97 60 YD time, and also showcased his strong-arm with an outfielder velocity of 84 mph and an infield velocity of 86 mph. Pate 5-11 170-pounds has an athletic frame and strong fast- twitch muscles and has shown gap to gap contact with power.

 

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