Preston Mahen
Preston Mahen

CLASS OF 2023

3B
RHP

Preston
Mahen

Crossings Christian (HS) • OK
6-0 • 190LBS • R/R

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2023 National

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7/28/21

Body: 6-foot, 190-pound athletic and strong frame.

Hit: RHH.  At the plate starts with a neutral stance and athletic posture.  Hands get set at shoulder height with a relaxed back elbow and lead arm.  Strong weight stack onto backside and utilizes a short leg lift stride with good weight transfer linearly through the swing into a firm front side.  Rotational bat path with a strong top hand.  Slight uphill bat path and tries to work the ball up in the air.  Hands work quickly through the zone.  Shows some strength at contact.

Power: 91 mph exit velocity off the tee and 81 mph exit velocity in BP.

Arm: RH.  INF-87 mph.  High ¾ arm slot with short arm action and explosive hand speed.

Defense: In the infield attacks the ball with shorter steps and shows a feel for working around the ball with third baseman style rhythm.  Fields the ball with a stiff glove and developing feel for glove action.

Run: 4.96 runner to first base.

Delivery: On the mound works exclusively out of the stretch.  Shows the ability to get to high balance point as well as shows a slide-step.  Slight sink into the backside leg at balance with some push off the rubber to a firm plant leg.  Hands break early out of the glove with a slight stall out at the bottom of the arm swing.  Strong rotation off the plant leg.  Upright posture in the upper body throughout the motion.  Works from the first base side of the rubber and strides directionally down the center of the mound with good momentum headed towards the plate.

Arm Action: High ¾ arm slot with a stiff arm action and good hand speed.

FB: 79-83 mph, very strong vertical break metrics with riding life through the zone.

CB: 70-71 mph, big shape with east/west action and a feel for landing in the strike zone. 

7/14/20

Preston Mahen: 3B/RHP, (2023) Crossings Christian, OK. 6-foot, 195-pound athletic frame. At the plate, the right-handed hitter had a max exit velocity of 81 mph. Begins in a crouched balanced stance with a small controlled load, then uses a toe tap to initiate his swing. Bat speed is above average, exhibits simple upward swing plane and a back foot finish. Produced some loud contact and found lots of barrels. Gap to gap approach. Solid while in the infield, made throws up to 84 mph; showed soft hands, a developing exchange and average feet. Used a high ¾ slot with a long arm action. Clocked a 60 time of 7.76 at the event. Athletic on the mound, showed good arm speed with a high ¾ arm angle and a long arm action. Drop-and-drive type pitcher who shows high effort. Showed even shoulders. Lands open with an upright finish. Sat with his fastball at 80-81 mph; showed tailing action and around the zone. Throws a 1/7 curveball (65-66) that has gradual action and some control.

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