Prep Baseball Report

San Antonio Fall ID: Quick Hits

Brandon Gowins
Texas Scouting Director

TEXAS - On 10/1, we made our way to Cornerstone Christian HS for the San Antonio Fall ID. The day consisted of players running the 60, throwing from defensive positions, then taking BP. Both days were capped off with the pitchers throwing bullpens. Today, we take at some of the standouts from the day

Aiden Shreve RHP / 1B / Pieper Ranch, TX / 2026

It was my first look at the 6’4 Soph., and there is a lot to like. He has a super projectable 6’4 frame with good athleticism on the mound. He has a clean arm stroke out of the glove that he repeats well. He throws from a ¾ slot and his favorite secondary is his changeup. He throws it with good hand speed and kills the spin on it.  He also threw a slider, it was inconsistent but the shape was there. Shreve’s command was spotty, but the arm talent was evident.  High ceiling arm, and one we will want to see again in the spring. 



Ethan Armbruster RHP / C / Westlake, TX / 2027

Armbruster was very impressive on Sunday. The talented freshman from powerhouse, Austin Westlake, is a super athletic and projectable arm.  He ran the 60 in 7.0 showing his athleticism. But, where he really shines is on the mound. He showed a 4 pitch mix and some feel during his pen. His fastball was 83-85, and it looked like he was just playing catch.  He also threw a curveball and slider that had two distinct shapes and velo bands.  He also threw a changeup that he throws with great arm speed and could be a real weapon for him.



Matthew Heredia SS / RHP / Liberty Christian, TX / 2028

One of the youngest players at the event was Heredia, but he more than held his own and showed a lot of promising tools. Heredia was very impressive with his glovework during infield. He moved well side to side and did a good job of coming in on the ball. He has a good arm for his age, and it should continue to get better. At the plate, he did a good job of staying in the big part of the field with a line drive approach. He has a lot of strength to gain, but the approach and barrel to ball skills were there.  He finished his day by jumping on the mound and showed off a quick arm with some feel. He maxed out at 80 mph on his fastball and threw his secondaries with conviction. The breaking ball was his best secondary.  Heredia will be a fun one to watch.



Owen Kuhl OF / RHP / Boerne Champion, TX / 2027

Kuhl was another talented freshman on Sunday. The two way product from Boerne showed off a good arm from the OF to start his day. He topped out at 85, allowing the arm to play anywhere in the outfield. At the plate, he showed a lot of bat speed from the right side. He swings with a lot of intent and the ball jumps off his bat. As he gets stronger, and stays more connected Kuhl could have some big power. He also hoped on the mound where he showed a good 3 pitch mix. He topped out at 80 mph with a very efficient delivery. Clean arm out of the glove that he repeats well, and has good tempo. I really liked his change, as he threw with good arm speed and generated a lot of arm side run on the offering. 



Austin Shreve OF / 3B / Pieper Ranch, TX / 2025

The older Shreve had a really good day overall, showing well in all areas. He started his day by running a 6.98 60. He then showed a quality arm from the OF and INF, topping out at 86 from the  OF. At the plate, Shreve really did a good job of staying in the big part of the field and consistently barreling up the baseball. He flashed some juice, and with a projectable 6’2 frame, Shreve could grow into real power. 



Derek Martinez C / 2B / Pieper, TX / 2025

I’ve always been a big fan of Martinez, and it was nice to get to see him again this fall. The talented backstop from Peiper continues to show really well behind the plate.  He was consistently around a 2.0 on his pop times with a catcher velo of 77. He is a good receiver back there and can really move side to side and block. He took a good round of BP hitting the ball with authority from the pullside.  He repeats his swing well and has good balance throughout.  Martinez always shows well, and as he continues to get stronger, he continues to elevate his game. 



Samuel Miller C / 3B / Boerne Champion, TX / 2025

Miller really showed well at the plate on Sunday. The talented Jr. from Boerne Champion took a really impressive round of BP from the Left Side.  He showed some present strength, and the ability to drive the ball with authority to all fields. He has good bat speed and with more strength, Miller could have some real juice in the game.  Miller worked out in the infield and behind the plate, showing some positional versatility.



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