Prep Baseball Report

North Texas Senior Games: Quick Hits

Brandon Gowins
Texas Scouting Director

TEXAS - October 8, the PBR Texas Staff hosted the North Texas Senior Games at Eastfield College in Mesquite, TX. The day started off by the players running a 60, then throwing from their defensive positions, followed by each player taking two rounds of batting practice. Following BP, Pitchers threw to hitters in a live at-bat setting. Today, we take a look at some of the standouts on the day.



Zachary Pearrow OF / LHP / Waxahachie, TX / 2024

The LHP/OF from Waxahachie always performs well when we get a chance to see him, and Sunday was no different. On the mound, Pearrow is a strike thrower with a 3 pitch mix and some pitch ability. His fastball was up to 85 and he showed the ability to get to both sides of the plate with it. He also threw a big shaped breaking ball that he was able to drop in for a strike.  I thought his best secondary was his split change. He really killed the spin on it, and buried where he needed to. He generated multiple swings and misses with it.  He also looked good at the plate, where he has a short but strong RH swing. He had multiple barrels during live ab’s. Pearrow is a ballplayer and has a good feel on the diamond.  

Hayden Tanksley OF / RHP / Royse City , TX / 2024

The Senior from Royse City showed off a lot of tools on Sunday at Eastfield. He started by running a 6.84 60.  He followed that up by throwing 90 from the OF, showing the arm strength to play any OF spot.  Tanksley also looked fluid on the infield where he showed good lateral quickness and plenty of arm to play on the left side. At the plate, Tanksley has a short, compact lefty stroke that is geared to hit line drives in the big part of the field.  He has a minimal load to get started and could generate some more power if he wanted. Tanksley also hopped on the mound where he showed a mid 80’s fastball to go with a tight breaking ball that had good depth. He is more of a position player, but the arm plays and the velocity could come quickly if he focused on the mound.  Tanksley is a good athlete who does a lot of things well on the diamond. 

Tanner Crispin RHP / OF / Episcopal School of Dallas, TX / 2024

The senior from ESD showed some tools at the plate and on the mound. He had some really impressive bat speed numbers measured by Blast Motion.  His max bat speed was 79.1 mph which helped him also have a max exit velocity of 93.8 mph. He was looking to drive the ball to the pull side, and showed some power projection. There is a lot of projection left on the frame, and a big offseason in the weight room could prove big for him in the box. He also showed promise on the mound, where he topped out at 85.6. At 6’4 the fastball got on the hitters pretty quickly, and he showed some feel for fastball command. Like hitting, there is a lot of projection left here and he could really make a jump with a big offseason.

Jaylen Edwards OF / RHP / Keller Timber Creek, TX / 2024

One of the better overall days belonged to Jaylen.  The senior From Timber Creek HS showed a lot of tools all over the field. He showed a lot of versatility in the field playing OF, INF, and caught some.  He has a good arm, topping out in the mid 80’s in the field and throwing an impressive 81 mph from behind the plate.  He showed good actions, and I really like him as a 3rd baseman or maybe even behind the plate, where his arm is a weapon. Edwards ran a solid 7.04 60 and had a max exit velocity of 91 at the plate. He hits from a pretty quiet setup, and barreled some balls nicely during live ab’s.  Edwards also pitched where he topped out at 86.3. It is a loose arm, and there is plenty more there. He showed some feel for his breaking ball, and the ability to spin it.  Overall, a very impressive showing from Edwards. 

Andrew Weckel 3B / 1B / Aledo, TX / 2024

The senior from Aledo had himself a really good day at the plate.  He had the swing of the day as he hit a towering blast over the Left Center wall for a HR during live AB’s. It came off the bat at 99 mph and traveled 380 + ft.  He also showed some power potential during BP where he drove multiple balls deep into the gap. He has plenty of room in his frame to keep getting stronger, and could really tap into his power.  Weckel also looked good on the dirt where he moved well laterally. He topped out at 80 mph across the diamond. Weckel profiles best as a corner infielder with some power potential at the plate.