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2013 Sunshine South

 



6 Maroon vs 9 Purple Game Highlights >>
2015 C Ryan Newman (Brenham HS, TX) hit the ball hard his first time up, a routine 4-3 ground out...that registered at 94 mph off the bat. In his second AB he smashed a triple off the fence in dead center, showing solid speed for a strong bodied catcher. He impressed with his defensive actions behind the plate and was an all around standout performer.

2015 SS Jon Ortega (Victoria East HS, Victoria, TX) roped a double that registered at 88 mph off the bat in his first plate appearance before driving a hard liner right at the left fielder his second time up. He showed a clean stroke with a direct hand path and backspun the ball both times up.

2014 RHP Reece Calvert (Plano East HS, Plano, TX) topped out at 87 mph and struck out all six batters he faced in two perfect innings of work as he got the start for the Purple team. He backed his fastball with a 71 mph curveball and 76 mph changeup, everything he threw had good movement.

2014 RHP/OF Rhett Deaton (Winnsboro HS, TX) went 2-for-3 wit ha double. He ripped a line drive that registered at 87 mph off the bat and his arm stood out defensively in right field.

2014 C/RHP Henry Hausman (WB Ray HS, Corpus Christi, TX) sat 84-86 with his fastball and struck out the side in his one inning of work on the mound.

2015 LHP/1B Mason Schuh (Magnolia HS, TX) ran his fastball up to 85 and worked very quickly keeping hitters off balance in his one inning of work.
12 Steel vs 14 White Game Highlights >>
2014 MIF Chase Cryer (Belton HS, TX) went 2-for-3 with a single and a double, lining the ball hard with a compact swing and showing good instincts on the basepaths. Cryer is the type of player whose tools are solid and show well in a showcase setting, but his approach to the game stands out even more in game settings, as he gets the most out of his physical ability.

2014 C/OF Griffin Jones (The Woodlands HS, TX) went 2-for-2 with a single and a double and a pair of runs. He has a simple approach at the plate with a compact swing and makes good contact. He also showed good receiving skills behind the plate with a solid arm.

2014 1B/RHP Ben Brookover (Reagan HS, San Antonio, TX) announced his presence immediately, hammering the ball into left field to lead off the game with a loud single. He would square the ball up hard right at the 3B in his second AB and reach via error, and scored in both plate appearances.

2015 RHP James Carr (Clear Lake HS, Houston, TX) followed up a strong showing on the mound yesterday with a 2-for-2 effort at the plate today, squaring the ball up in both ABs.

2014 OF Stephen Cole Jackson (Seven Lakes HS, Katy, TX) only had one at-bat in the game, and while he didn't get all of it, he still managed to rip a double and come around to score. Jackson's bat stood out this weekend.

2014 OF/LHP Justin Farrar (Ridge Point HS, Missouri City, TX) followed Jackson with a double of his, picking up the RBI on Jackson's run in the third inning. Farrar showed good bat speed and quick hands.

1-Black vs 4-Gold Game Highlights >>
Ke'Bryan Hayes (2015 - Tomball, TX) pitched at 84-86 MPH with his fastball with a long loose arm action.  The ball comes out easy and the velocity projects.  He showed good feel for an 11/5 curveball with good downer action to it as well as a change up with sink.  He also showed good defensive action and arm strength from 3B.  Excellent two-way prospect.

Hillen Warren (2014 - The Woodlands, TX) showed good hitting tools at the plate with a triple.  He has a line drive swing path with bat speed and solid hitting tools.  

Drew Morytko (2014 - Spring, TX) pitched at 81-84 MPH with his fastball with a long loose arm action.  His arm works well and the velocity projects.  He throws an 11/5 slider with good spin and he showed feel for it.  Interesting 2014 follow.

Scott Stephens (2014 - The Woodlands, TX) had a double and a triple and showed good pop.  He kept his hands inside the ball well and showed bat speed.  

Jeremy Arriaga (2014 - Rosenberg, TX) had 2 hits for the Black team and he showed good bat speed and instincts.

Wyatt Saltarelli (2014 - Montgomery, TX) had a double to left field.  He showed some bat speed and pop.
5-Kelly Green vs. 8-Orange Game Highlights >>
Chase Shugart (2015 - Bridge City, TX) pitched at 83-87 MPH with his fastball and showed a live loose arm action.  The ball comes out clean and the velocity projects.  He throws an 11/5 slurve for strikes with tight spin.  The velocity projects, interesting 2015 arm.

Braden Comeaux (2015 - Lake Charles, LA) showed a good swing at the plate with good hitting tools.  He also pitched at 82-84 MPH with a live loose arm action.  Athletic player with upside.

Tyler Giovanoni (2014 - Schertz, TX) pitched at 84-86 MPH with his fastball with a long arm action.  He threw a hard curveball at 73-75 MPH for strikes with sharp downward bite to it.  He also swung the bat well making consistent solid contact with a couple hits.  Solid two-way prospect.

Zach Plunkett (2014 - Hurst, TX) swung the bat well with a double and a triple.  Plunkett is a physical player with good bat speed and strength in his swing.  He's also good defensively with arm strength.

James Ferguson (2016 - Fort Worth, TX) had 3 hits and 2 RBI for the Orange team.  He has a smooth easy stroke with some pop.  Interesting young player.

Cameron Williams (2015 - Victoria, TX) had 2 hits at the plate and showed bat speed and some pop.  He also showed good actions on the infield with good footwork.

Austin Woyt (2014 - Kingwood, TX) had a double with an RBI for the Orange team.  He showed some pop to the opposite field.

Ryan Erickson (2014 - Lumberton, TX) and Devon Roedahl (2015 - Beaumont, TX) each had doubles for the Green team.  
7 Navy vs 10 Red Game Highlights >>
2014 OF Zach Moore (Midway HS, McGregor, TX) had a good start to the game with an RBI single in his first trip to the plate, and then put an exclamation point on the day with a Home Run to left field in his final trip to the plate to finish the day 2-for-2.

2014 RHP Alex Shelton (Lake Travis HS, Lakeway, TX) sat 86-88 with his fastball with a balanced delivery and loose arm action. He had good spin on his slider in the upper 70s and had a low 70s curveball as well.

2014 MIF Marcos Mora (St. Pius X, Houston, TX) went 2-for-2 with an RBI triple to right center.

2015 MIF Drew Jackson (Marcus HS, Double Oak, TX) showed loose wrists at the plate with a quick bat and good recognition of breaking balls in a 1-for-2 day.

2016 3B/RHP Zach Zubia (Strake Jesuit, Richmond, TX) picked up another hit after a good showing yesterday and added a stolen base before getting on the mound and showing solid potential there as well, sitting 80-82 with his fastball and working in a promising 74 mph curveball.
2 Columbia Blue vs 3 Dark Grn Highligths >>
2014 1B/OF Francisco DeJesus (Boyd HS, McKinney, TX) continued to swing a hot bat in game action, blasting a pair of Home Runs...one to left center and one to right center, giving him three in two games this weekend. He went 3-for-4 on the game, also hitting a leadoff single to start the game off. The radar gun picked up one of his blasts with an exit velocity of 99 mph off the bat.

2016 SS/RHP Tyrone Thomas (Clear Springs HS, League City, TX) went 2-for-2 with a pair of line drives up the middle that included an RBI and a run scored.

2015 SS/RHP Nolan Bond (Klein Oak HS, Spring, TX) went 2-for-3 with a single and a double and hit 80 mph with his fastball and projects for more velocity if he chooses to focus developing his abilities as a pitcher, though he's more advanced as a position player at present.

2015 3B/RHP Raul Flores (Arlington HS, TX) sat 81-83 with a clean repeatable delivery and a loose arm action that projects well. He's a primary 3B now but he may have a future on the mound if he continues to develop. He also showed a 68 mph curveball and a 71 mph changeup with good sink.
9 Purple vs 10 Red Game Highlights >>
2014 RHP Grant Schneider (Lake Travis HS, Austin, TX) hit 89 on the radar gun with a sharp downhill plane. When he missed with his fastball he missed low, he had a four pitch mix that included the upper 80s fastball, an 82 mph slider, 77 mph changeup and a 72 mph curveball.

2016 MIF/RHP Alex Jackson (Marcus HS, Double Oak, TX) really impressed at the plate, following a triple to the pullside gap (right center) in his first AB with a double to the opposite field gap (left center) with a quick fluid swing and surprising pop for his age. He projects to develop at least moderate power, having already shown good gap power and he projects for increased bat speed as he matures. He also runs well and showed good body control defensively. He also threw a scoreless inning in relief, topping out at 79 mph.

2014 C/RHP Henry Hausman (WB Ray HS, Corpus Christi, TX) went 2-for-3 with with good bat speed, a direct swing path with good extension. He also showed good lateral agility and receiving skills behind the plate.

2014 OF/RHP Jordan Brewer (Washington HS, Tulsa, OK) shook off an 88 mph fastball in the ribs at the beginning of his first AB like it was nothing and then hammered a ball for a single his next AB and then stole both second and third bases. He also threw two perfect innings in relief and showed good all around energy and hustle in all phases of the game.

2016 SS/RHP Austin McNicholas (Akins HS, Austin, TX) drilled an RBI single in his first AB and stood out for the carry on his throws and his defensive actions as well.

2014 C Hunter Taylor (Klein HS, Spring, TX) went 2-for-3 with a run and a stolen base offensively, while also throwing out a pair of would-be basestealers.

2014 RHP/MIF Lane Fritz (Klein HS, Spring, TX) went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored for the Red team.
7 Navy vs 8 Orange Game Highlights >>
2015 RHP/1B Collin Garrett (Montgomery HS, TX) topped out at 90 mph, sitting 86-89 with sharp donwhill plane and a long arm action. He had a mid-upper 70s changeup (topped at 78) and a curveball up to 72. Garrett allowed one hit in three shutout innings and struck out 7 of the 10 hitters he faced.

2014 RHP Austin Woyt (Kingwood HS, TX) ran his fastball up to 88 mph and showed the ability to add and subtract velocity intentionally to keep hitters off balance. He backed his fastball with a mid 70s curveball (up to 75) with hard spin and downward bite with 12-6 shape. Woyt struck out 7 of the 10 batters he faced in 3 hitless innings.

2014 SS/RHP Tyler Giovanoni (Samuel Clemens HS, Schertz, TX) stood out for his arm strength, with good carry on his throws and a quick release. While he showed well at his natural position of shortstop, he also made some good plays at third base as well. He also had the only hit against RHP Collin Garrett (see above), smashing a double.

2014 RHP Tyler Culver (Pawhuska HS, OK) showed plus movement on a fastball that sat 84-87 and topped out at 88 mph. He spun his breaking ball at 78 mph and added a 79 mph changeup. Culver faced one over the minimum over three shutout innings.

2014 C/MIF Stephen Barrera (Columbia HS, Brazoria, TX) impressed not only with his ability to receive and handle high velocity pitching defensively behind the plate, but he also went 2-for-3 with a single in each of his first two ABs.

2014 MIF/RHP Brian Barefoot (Neville HS, Monroe, LA) stood out defensively in the infield and at the plate. Though he finished 0-for-2, he hit the ball hard both times up, with an 89 mph exit velocity on his groundout and a 5.53 hangtime on his flyout to left.
1-Black vs 2-Columbia Blue Game Highlights >>
Lake Dabney (2014 - Driftwood, TX) pitched at 85-89 MPH with his fastball.  He has a very projectable 6-6 / 189 lb. body.  He throws a slider at 81 MPH and a change up at 77 MPH.  He throws his change up for strikes and it has sink to it.  Projectable lefty!

Mark Hammel (2014 - Cypress, TX) pitched at 86-89 MPH with his fastball with a long arm action.  He's a strong bodied player and pitches with some effort.  

Jake Crain (2014 - Pearland, TX) pitched at 80-84 MPH with his sinking fastball.  He throws a slider at 74 MPH with depth to it.  

Mason Kukowski (2014 - Katy, TX) had 2 hits for Columbia Blue and showed good bat speed.  On one of his hits, the ball was 92 MPH off the bat.  

Justin Olivarez (2015 - San Antonio, TX) had 2 doubles and showed good bat speed and pop.  He has projectable hitting tools and also showed good actions defensively as well. 

Devin Perez (2013 - Tulsa, OK) also had 2 hits.  He hit a double to the opposite field with some pop.
11-Steel vs 12-Teal Game Highlights >>
Matt Myers (2014 - San Antonio, TX) pitched at 84-88 MPH touching 89 MPH with his fastball.  Myers works downhill well and works quick.  

Brett Gannaway (2014 - McKinney, TX) pitched at 84-88 MPH with his fastball with a long arm action.  He also throws a curveball at 73 MPH and a change up at 78 MPH.  His body projects as well as his velocity.

Ben Brookover (2014 - San Antonio, TX) pitched at 85-87 MPH with his fastball with a short quick arm action.  He throws a frisbee slider for strikes.  He also gets some sink to his change up.  

Justin Farrar (2014 - Missouri City, TX) pitched at 83-87 MPH with his fastball with a loose arm action.  He throws a curveball at 73 MPH with bite to it.   He also showed some pitchability.

Ethan Pompa (2016 - Corpus Christi, TX) had a triple and showed good bat speed.

Drew Brooks (2014 - San Antonio, TX) and Hayden Stoeber (2015 - Cypress, TX) had 2 hits apiece for the Steel team.  
5-Kelly Green vs. 6-Maroon Game Highlights >>
Devon Roedahl (2015 - Beaumont, TX) was very impressive on the mound pitching at 90-93 MPH with his fastball.  He has a loose quick arm action the works easy.  He flashed a tight breaking slider at times at 77-79 MPH.  He's a very interesting 2015 arm!

Zachary Shirey (2015 - Spring, TX) pitched at 87-90 MPH with his fastball with a loose quick arm action.  The ball comes out of his hand well and he pitches with lower effort.  Shirey throws a sweeping slider and a change up with some sink.  Another interesting 2015 arm.

Matthew Williams (2014 - League City, TX) pitched at 84-87 MPH with his fastball  with a loose quick arm action.  He has a live arm with projectable velocity.  He could make a jump in velocity and command with a little timing tweak to his delivery.

Rhett Deaton (2014 - Winnsboro, TX) pitched at 84-86 MPH with his fastball with an extended arm action.  He gets good down plane on his fastball and has good tempo to his delivery.  He has a projectable body and the velocity projects some too.

Austin Lord (2014 - Baytown, TX) had 3 hits for the Maroon team.  He has a line drive swing path and made consistent solid contact.  He also stole 2 bases.

Bailey Mullins (2016 - Humble, TX) hit a triple to right center field and showed good speed.  He also made an excellent diving play and throw at third base to prevent a single.  

John Paul Jackson (2015 - Brookhaven, MS), Jayton Marrington (2014 - Burleson, TX) and Karnell Irby (2016 - Corinth, TX) each had extra base hits as well.  
3-Dark Green vs 4-Gold Game Highlights >>
Jake Dame (2014 - Sugar Land, TX) pitched at 84-86 MPH with his fastball.  He gets some down plane on his fastball and gets some cut action on his fastball occasionally.  He also threw his curveball for strikes. 

Matt Kellogg (2013 - Houston, TX) pitched at 85-87 MPH with his fastball with a loose easy arm action.  The ball comes out well and his velocity projects.  He's an interesting unsigned senior who could make big strides with a couple of adjustments.

Alex Naiser (2014 - Cypress, TX) pitched at 82-84 MPH with his fastball from a clean arm action.  He throws a tight spinning 11/5 curveball with good shape and a good sinking change up.  Velocity projects with a few adjustments.

Francisco DeJesus (2014 - McKinney, TX) hit a deep home run to right field.  DeJesus is a physical first baseman with good strength and power in his swing.  He has good hitting tools that project.

Sean Lopez (2015 - Royse City, TX), Blaze Beason (2016 - Plano, TX) and Reece Barrett (2016 - Corpus Christi, TX) each had extra base hits as well.  
BP Highlights Teams 11-14 >>
Batting Practice Highlights from Teams 11-14

1B Ben Brookover (2014, Reagan HS, San Antonio, TX, 11-Steel) and SS Drew Brooks (2014, Reagan HS, San Antonio, TX, 11-Steel):  Brookover and Brooks are groupled together because they are high school teammates and you can tell it by their approaches at the plate.  Just as the Barbe HS players are very fundamentally sound in their overall baseball actions, the two Reagan HS hitters both shared the same swing traits despite one being a 6-2/190 right handed hitter (Brookover) and the other a 5-9/168 left handed hitter (Brooks).  They both swung the bat hard like they wanted to drive it hard somewhere.  They also stayed balanced enough in their shift into contact to do so frequently and with power.  Brookover sold out a bit much to pull and lift but showed he could, while Brooks showed more pop from a short swing than expected.  But the point is they were very aggressive trying to hit the ball hard, which I personally really appreciate as an evaluator.

3B Kevin Kopps (2015, George Ranch HS, Katy, TX, 11-Steel):  Kopps had lots more bat speed and pop for a 5-11/165 young hitter than you would expect and had a very strong batting practice.  He has a simple approach and quick hands to the ball and showed the ability to get the ball in the air and make it carry.

RHP Matt Myers (2014, Churchill HS, San Antonio, TX, 11-Steel):  Myers is also a catcher and at 6-1/190 has plenty of strength.  He was one of the few hitters on Saturday who had the strength and bat speed to consistently top spin the ball to the alley's.  It will be interesting to see how he throws on the mound because he has very good prospect hitting tools.

OF Stephen Cole Jackson (2014, Seven Lakes HS, Katy, TX):  Jackson is a 6-1/185 left handed hitter who has a well balanced stance with very good bat speed and strong pull contact.  He's also a 6.8 runner, so he has the power/speed combination in his present tool set.

1B Caleb Eldridge (2014, Deer Creek HS, Edmond, OK, 12-Teal):  If Eldridge's 6-3/210 build, with plenty more room to get stronger, didn't catch your eye, his verbal commitment to Oklahoma State would.  He lived up to it, showing pro level raw bat speed and big power potential from the left side of the plate.  His high hand set up creates some length but he gets through it smoothly and made consistent hard pull contact.

3B Braedon Barrett (2014, Barbe HS, Lake Charles, LA, 13-Vegas Gold):  Barrett is a 6-0/165 switch-hitter with legit hitting tools from both sides.  He's a bit stronger and faster with more explosion from the right side but is still loose and under control with good swing plane from the left side.

OF Parker Morris (2015, Northshore HS, Siddel, LA, 13-Vegas Gold):  Morris hits from a crouched right handed stance which is a bit unusual but has very good strength in his swing and the ball jumped hard.  He also squared up the ball consistently and was obviously confident and comfortable in his unusual approach.

SS Chase Cryer (2014, Belton HS, TX, 14-White):  Cryer had an outstanding round of batting practice, hitting line drive after line drive to the alleys and showing lots of maturity in his approach.

OF Trey Jimmerson (2015, Concordia Lutheran HS, Cypress, TX, 14-White):  Jimmerson and 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes give Concordia Lutheran two 2015's who are prospect level hitters.  Jimmerson is a 5-10/170 left handed hitter with lots of energy and bat speed and a sound fundamental swing.

SS Jonathan Jones (2014, East View HS, Georgetown, TX):  The 6-0/178 Jones has very strong hands and moves into contact well with his lower half.  The ball jumped hard, especially when he stayed inside it and drove it to right centerfield.

13-Vegas Gold vs 14-White Game Highlights >>
Cody Moos (2015 - Castroville, TX) pitched at 83-85 MPH with his fastball with a long loose arm action.  The baseball comes out of his hand well and he pitches with lower effort.  His velocity projects and he's an interesting follow for the 2015 class.

Steven Williams (2014 - Summit, MS) hit an opposite field home run on a high 85 MPH fastball.  Williams was able to get on top of it and took it out to right center field.  He's an athletic outfielder with hitting tools.

Braeden Barrett (2014 - Lake Charles, LA) also hit a home run to right field.  He battled at the plate and fouled multiple pitches off before he hit his home run.

Christopher Worthey (2015 - El Dorado, AR) also hit a home run to right field  He showed some bat speed in his swing.

Orlando Garcia (2014 - El Paso, TX) started off the game with a sharp line drive up the middle for a base hit.  He showed some bat speed and a line drive swing path.  Good projectable build.

Cole Hansen (2014 - Cypress, TX) pitched at 80-83 MPH with sinking action on his fastball.  He pounded the strike zone and showed feel for his slider.  

Alex Leal (2014 - Katy, TX) had 2 hits for the Vegas Gold team.  He hit a hard opposite field double off the wall and a line drvie up the middle.  He showed bat speed and some pop.
 
Jeremy Stevensen (2014 - Vidor, TX), Luke Moreau (2015 - Lake Charles, LA) and Riley Hood (2015 - Rosenberg, TX) all collected extra base hits in the game as well.
BP Highlights Teams 6-10 >>
Batting Practice highlights from Saturday for Teams 6-10

SS Bailey Mullins (2016, Atascocita HS, Humble, TX, Team 6-Maroon):  Mullins is only coming off his freshman year but he has some serious tools already.  He ran a 6.87 and threw 86 mph across the infield and took a BP that showed his hand quickness and bat speed.  He tends to dive into contact and get under the ball but was able to show power to right centerfield, a rare thing in a hitter that young. 

SS Brian Barefoot (2014, Neville HS, Monroe, LA, 7-Navy):  Barefoot has an aggressive swing and attacks the ball hard with bat speed.  He has some strength in his 5-10/175 frame and we wouldn't be surprised if he is a power hitter back home in Louisiana.

SS Andrew Aaron Martinez (2015, Cypress Christian HS, TX, 7-Navy):  Most switch-hitters we see at showcases would be better off sticking to their strong side but Martinez is an exception, as his quick hands and short, fluid swing are there from both sides.  He's especially polished and advanced from the left side.  He needs more strength on his 5-10/160 frame, but very limited hitting adjustments otherwise.

RHP Colin Garrett (2015, Montgomery HS, TX, 7-Navy):  The 6-4/230 Garrett destroyed a wood bat with his first swing, which can often put a young hitter into a funk, but Garrett came back with a very strong round, including a long home run.  He has some shortness to his swing for his size and is absurdly strong for his age.

OF Harrison Matherne (2015, Lamar HS, Houston, TX, 8-Orange):  Matherne would be an example of a switch-hitter who needs to stick to hitting from his natural right handed side.  He has very good strength and bat speed right handed and prospect level ability.  His left handed swing bears no resemblance to his right handed swing in either mechanics or bat speed.

C Zach Plunkett (2014, Bell HS, Hurst, TX, 8-Orange):  The 6-2/205 Plunkett was one of the stars of the workout portion of the showcase for me.  He threw 78 mph with a 1.86 pop time in drills and really looked in good in BP, showing power and bat speed to go with a pretty short swing and very good barrel control.  He also played the game with a big smile on his face and obvious enjoyment for what he was doing.

LHP/1B Mason Schuh ((2014, Magnolia HS, TX, 9-Purple):  Schuh is another primary pitcher who might have better hitting tools.  He's a 5-9/170 left handed hitter whose high back elbow creates some length but who has very good bat speed with some surprising pop for his size.

1B Chris Hawkins (2014, CyFair HS, Cypress, TX, 9-Purple):  Hawkins is a projection prospect, with a 6-2/170 build and a loose and fast swing from the left side.  He has some pull power now but could really develop with added strength.

3B Brady Pessel (2014, Texas HS, Texarkana, TX, 9-Purple):  Pessel is a strong 6-3/210 athlete with a simple and extended right handed swing with very good looseness.  He has the strength drive the ball and did consistently when he got his front foot down in time.

SS Austin McNicholas (2016, Akins HS, Austin, TX, 10-Red):  McNicholas is a 5-11/150 freshman with minimal present strength but the beginnings of some real bat speed and a simple fundamentally sound hitting approach.  He already runs a 7.02 and had 82 mph infield arm strength, so there is a solid base of overall athletic tools to really develop over the next few years.

3B Zach Zubia (2016, Strake Jesuit Prep, Richmond, TX, 10-Red):  Zubia is a young looking 2016 but is 6-3/200 and is going to be a very strong young man in a few years.  He has a loose swing out front and the ball really came off his barrel hard when he squared it up pulling the ball.  He's going to hit some high school home runs the next two years and could really develop into a next level hitter.

C Griffin Jones (2014, The Woodlands (TX) HS):  Jones took BP on Sunday after missing Saturday's session while taking the SAT and showed a very strong fundamental approach with nice bat speed and a short, compact swing that is loose out front.  He hit hard line drives to all fields and showed some gap power as well.  It's the type of swing that should translate very well immediately at the next level.

BP Highlights Teams 1-5 >>
Here are some batting practice highlights from teams 1-5 today. 

OF Dayton Dugas (2015, Sam Houston HS, Lake Charles, LA/Team 1-Black):  Dugas is a big athletic 6-3/200 right handed hitter with good strength throughout.  He has a complicated approach but big bat speed and power potential.  It's worth mentioning he ran 4.2 to first base on his 10th swing and also ran 6.65 in the 60.  That's a great power/speed combo for a 2015!

3B Scott Stephens (2014, The Woodlands HS, TX/1-Black):  Stephens is a strong looking 6-0/195 right handed hitter with a simple and sound hitting approach.  His deep load creates some length but he has the bat speed to overcome it and has nice lift to both the pull side and right center field.

3B Erik Patterson (2014, Columbia HS, Brazoria, TX/1-Black):  Patterson is 6-4/212 and has a long, loose right handed swing with bat speed.  He didn't show the loft power that he undoubtedly has during this BP session but the ball come off his barrel very hard and we know it's there.

C Nico Cuccia (2014, Northshore HS, Siddel, LA)/2-Columbia Blue):  Cuccia is tall and thin for a catch at 6-3/180 but has some present strength.  His right handed swing is loose and extended with some present bat speed and more to come.  He made solid pull contact and should continue to improve as he gets stronger.

SS Mason Kukowski (2014, Seven Lakes HS, Katy, TX, 2-Columbia Blue):  Kukowski has a very solid 6-1/187 build and present strength.  He doesn't have much present flow to his swing and generates bat speed from some effort and his natural strength but it is real bat speed and the ball jumps.  When he learns to use his body better, especially his lower half, he could really improve.

C Blaze Beason (2016, Prestonwood Christian Academy, Plano, TX, 3-Dark Green):  Beason is only coming off his freshman season but has nice hitting tools.  He takes an aggressive swing from a rock back load and makes very solid line drive contact. 

OF Jacob Finke (2014, Pearland HS, TX, 3-Dark Green):  The 6-1/170 Finke hits from a very spread stance and I'd like to see him hit taller.  But he does create bat speed and showed power to both gaps and looks to get his arm extended aggressively.  He's young in the face and body and projects very well.

3B Ke'Bryan Hayes (2015, Concordia Lutheran HS, Tomball, TX, 4-Gold):  Hayes is the son of former 15-year big leaguer Charlie Hayes and is a spitting image of him physically.  He has a very calm and strong right handed swing with big bat speed and has a chance to be a high ceiling hitting prospect.  Hayes gets the ball in the air easily and will be able to drive it a long way.  Sidenote:  Charlie Hayes threw 2 groups of BP, although not his son's group, and was outstanding.  He's still very athletic even at 50 years old.

1B Cody Michalec (2015, Cinco Ranch HS, Katy, TX, 4-Gold):  Michalec has lots of strength in his 6-0/197 build that creates bat speed and occasional hard pull contact.  He's raw mechanically but has lots of simple things he can do to unleash his power.  Strength and bat speed play.

C Trent Bohny (2015, Fort Bend Christian Academy, Sugar Land, TX, 5-Kelly Green):  Bohny had a strong right handed swing, especially for a young bodied 5-11/175 athlete, and was notably loose and easy out front through contact.  The ball jumped hard off his bat, mostly solid line drives to the middle of the field.

SS Braden Comeaux (2015, Barbe HS, Lake Charles, LA, 5-Kelly Green):  Barbe is one of the top high school programs in the country and the players they have here stand out for their very strong fundamentals.  Comeaux might be their next star as he certainly has the tools across the board.  He has a nice, short swing that creates very consistent hard line drive contact.  He's listed at 5-11/160 but looks bigger now and I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't end up 6-1/185 and be really crushing the ball.

SS Ryan Erickson (2014, Lumberton HS, TX, 5-Kelly Green):  Erickson has lots of present tools with his running speed (6.7) arm strength and bat speed.  His swing is short and crisp and he showed good opposite field power along with solid line drive pull contact.

OF Shane Selman (2015, Barbe HS, Lake Charles, LA, 5-Kelly Green):  Selman ran a 6.59 and also hit the first home run of BP at a time when the wind was blowing in hard straight from left field.  He's a backwards Throws Left/Hits Right player with very good strength in his 5-10/185 build and an obvious speed/power combination.

RHP Chase Shugart (2015, Bridge City HS, TX, 5-Kelly Green):  Shugart is one of those players who is going to have to throw very well off the mound to convince us that he is a better pitching prospect than hitting prospect.  He followed up Selman's bomb with one of his own and pretty much crushed the ball his entire round in one of the day's best performances in BP.

C Ryan Greenlee (2014, Mt. Pleasant HS, Dangerfield, TX, 5-Kelly Green):  The 6-1/210 is strong enough to overpower the ball despite very limited weight shift in his swing approach and the ball carries very well.  Get him some shift and better lower half use and you could have some big power.
Sunshine South Top 1B Velocities >>
Name1BGradSchoolCitySt
Ben Brookover 88 2014 Reagan San Antonio TX
Grant Schneider 87 2014 Lake Travis Austin TX
Matt Kellogg 86 2013 Bellaire Houston TX
Francisco DeJesus 82 2014 Mckinney Boyd McKinney TX
Christian Rios 81 2014 Ross S. Sterling Baytown TX
Raul Flores 80 2015 Arlington Arlington TX
Cody Michalec 80 2015 Cinco Ranch Katy TX
Erik Patterson 80 2014 Columbia Brazoria TX
Jake Crain 79 2014 Pearland Pearland TX
Hunter Doucet 79 2015 Monsignor Kelly Lumberton TX
Caleb Eldridge 78 2014 Deer Creek Edmond OK
Travis Entrop 78 2015 Celina Celina TX
Bradley Greer 78 2015 George Ranch Sugar Land TX
Chris Hawkins 78 2014 CyFair Cypress TX
Macen McGee 78 2015 South Panola Pope MS
Jonathan Kastens 77 2015 George Ranch Sugar Land TX
Scott Stephens 77 2014 The Woodlands The Woodlands TX
Aaron Holub 75 2014 West Feliciana St. Francisville LA
Lael Lockhart Jr 75 2016 Friendswood Friendswood TX
Sunshine South Top INF Velocities >>
Name IF Grad School City St
Devon Roedahl 90 2015 West Brook Sr Beaumont TX
Tyler Giovanoni 89 2014 Samuel Clemens Schertz TX
Jordan Antley 86 2014 West Ouachita West Monroe LA
Ryan Erickson 86 2014 Lumberton Lumberton TX
Riley Hood 86 2015 Foster Rosenberg TX
Jared Irvine 86 2015 Dripping Springs Austin TX
Bailey Mullins 86 2016 Atascocita Humble TX
Jonathan Ortega 86 2015 Victoria East Victoria TX
Dallas Woods 86 2014 Ross S. Sterling Baytown TX
Alex Britz 85 2015 Clear Lake Houston TX
Drew Brooks 85 2014 Reagan San Antonio TX
Kendal Jefferies 85 2015 Klein Spring TX
Mason Kukowski 85 2014 Seven Lakes Katy TX
Chase Shugart 85 2015 Bridge City Bridge City TX
Brian Barefoot 84 2014 Neville Monroe LA
Braedon Barrett 84 2014 Alfred M. Barbe Lake Charles LA
Braden Comeaux 84 2015 Alfred M. Barbe Lake Charles LA
Tyler Culver 84 2014 Pawhuska Pawhuska OK
Orlando Garcia 84 2014 Americas El Paso TX
Eric White 84 2014 Parkers Chapel EL Dorado AR
Nathan Alberius 83 2014 Little Rock Christian Academy Little Rock AR
Weston Talley 83 2013 College Park The Woodlands TX
Quintin Aleman Jr 82 2014 Cy-Fair Cypress TX
Alex Leal 82 2014 Seven Lakes High Katy TX
Austin McNicholas 82 2016 Akins Austin TX
Erik Patterson 82 2014 Columbia Brazoria TX
Jeremy Stevenson 82 2014 Vidor Vidor TX
David Harrison 81 2014 George Ranch Missouri City TX
Ke'Bryan Hayes 81 2015 Concordia Lutheran Tomball TX
Ryan Leftwich 81 2015 Cypress Ranch Cypress TX
Jayton Marrington 81 2014 Burleson Burleson TX
Devin Perez 81 2013 Memorial Tulsa OK
Brayden Theriot 81 2015 Depelchin-Elkins Campus Sugar Land TX
Cameron Williams 81 2015 Victoria East Victoria TX
Jeremy Arriaga 80 2014 B F Terry Rosenberg TX
Austin Bocciardi 80 2014 Woodlands Christian Academy Spring TX
T.J. Child 80 2015 James Madison San Antonio TX
Raul Flores 80 2015 Arlington Arlington TX
Collin Garrett 80 2015 Montgomery Montgomery TX
Jaylon Keys 80 2014 Northeast Jones Bay Springs MS
Tyler Miller 80 2014 Oak Ridge Conroe TX
Justin Olivarez 80 2015 Clark San Antonio TX
Nolan Bond 79 2015 Klein Oak Spring TX
Chase Cryer 79 2014 Belton Belton TX
Kamren Dukes 79 2014 Pearland Pearland TX
Tryce Howard 79 2015 Orangefield Orange TX
Andrew Aaron Martinez 79 2015 Cypress Christian Cypress TX
Harrison Matherne 79 2015 Lamar Houston TX
Marcos Mora 79 2014 St Pius X The Woodlands TX
Hillin Warren 79 2014 The Woodlands The Woodlands TX
Marc Anthony Alvarez 78 2014 Hempstead Hempstead TX
Stephan Barrera 78 2014 Columbia Brazoria TX
Kaleb Bell 78 2015 Westbury Christian Houston TX
Tristan Hunt 78 2014 Bonham Wolfe City TX
Kevin Kopps 78 2015 George Ranch Sugar Land TX
Cameron McCarty 78 2015 Raleigh Louin MS
Brannon McInerney 78 2014 College Park The Woodlands TX
Luke Moreau 78 2015 Sam Houston Lake Charles LA
Jairon Ordonez 78 2015 Sweeny Sweeny TX
Brady Pessel 78 2014 Texas Texarkana TX
Hayden Stoeber 78 2015 Cypress Woods Cypress TX
Zach Zubia 78 2016 Strake Jesuit College Prep Richmond TX
Drew Jackson 77 2015 Flower Mound Marcus Double Oak TX
Jonathan Jones 77 2014 East View Georgetown TX
Jack Mercer 77 2014 Strake Jesuit College Prep Houston TX
Gabriel Pizarro 77 2015 Seven Lakes Katy TX
Michael Soto 77 2014 Austin Austin TX
Scott Stephens 77 2014 The Woodlands The Woodlands TX
Hunter Haley 76 2015 Mt Vernon Mount Vernon TX
Travis Howard 76 2015 Oak Ridge Spring TX
Alex Jackson 76 2016 Marcus Double Oak TX
Sean Lopez 76 2015 Royse City Royse City TX
Max Machiorlette 76 2015 St Thomas Houston TX
Grant Ozarchuk 76 2015 Klein Oak Spring TX
David Short 76 2014 Cypress Creek Houston TX
Seth Spinn 76 2016 Holland Holland TX
Zachary Menchaca 75 2015 O`Connor Helotes TX
Nicholas Moore 75 2014 Plano East Sr Plano TX
Christian Thomas 75 2014 Clear Creek League City TX
Logan Thompson 75 2016 Hardin-Jefferson Sour Lake TX
Allonte Wingate 75 2015 Monsignor Kelly Beaumont TX
Parker Wodskow 75 2014 Ridgepoint Fresno TX
Skylar Finn 74 2014 Legacy Christian Academy Groves TX
Tyrone Thomas 74 2016 Clear Springs League City TX
Bryce Bonnin 73 2017 Barbers Hill Baytown TX
Joseph Constantin 73 2014 Reagan San Antonio TX
Blane Hamon 73 2015 Gregory-Portland Portland TX
Parker Morris 73 2015 Northshore Slidell LA
Zack Shepherd 73 2015 Jesuit College Prep Allen TX
Dallas Backer 72 2016 Bandera Bandera TX
Jacob Linford 72 2014 Brazosport Christian Lake Jackson TX
Britton Chism 71 2014 Lake Dallas Corinth TX
Tremarcus Koontz 71 2014 Mt Pleasant Mt Pleasant TX
Jared Turner 71 2014 Holy Cross Middle New Orleans LA
Karnell Irby 69 2016 Denton Ryan Corinth TX
Brandon Rayne 69 2015 Cypress Woods Cypress TX

Sunshine South Top OF Velocities >>
Name OF Grad School City St
Monte Harrison 95 2014 Lee`s Summit West Lee's Summit MO
Matt Myers 95 2014 Churchill San Antonio TX
James Carr 90 2015 Clear Lake Houston TX
Jaylon Keys 90 2014 Northeast Jones Bay Springs MS
Austin Woyt 90 2014 Kingwood Kingwood TX
Rhett Deaton 89 2014 Winnsboro Winnsboro TX
Chase Shugart 89 2015 Bridge City Bridge City TX
Ryan Erickson 88 2014 Lumberton Lumberton TX
Austin Lord 88 2014 Lee Baytown TX
Michael McKinstrey 88 2014 The Woodlands The Woodlands TX
Brady Sullivan 88 2014 Boerne - Samuel V Champion Fair Oaks Ranch TX
Weston Talley 88 2013 College Park The Woodlands TX
Matthew Williams 87 2014 Clear Springs League City TX
Jeremy Arriaga 86 2014 B F Terry Rosenberg TX
Patton Collie 86 2014 Deer Creek Edmond OK
Justin Farrar 86 2014 Ridge Point Missouri City TX
Mason Kukowski 86 2014 Seven Lakes Katy TX
Alex Leal 86 2014 Seven Lakes High Katy TX
Norman Medina 86 2014 Calallen Corpus Christi TX
Zachary Rider 86 2015 Kinder Kinder LA
Johnathon Smith 86 2014 Lumberton Lumberton TX
Quintin Aleman Jr 85 2014 Cy-Fair Cypress TX
Kyle Barfield 85 2014 A & M Cons College Station TX
Matthew Currie 85 2014 Clear Springs League City TX
Zach Moore 85 2014 Midway McGregor TX
Alex Naiser 85 2014 Cy-Fair Cypress TX
Shane Selman 85 2015 Alfred M. Barbe Lake Charles LA
Dallas Woods 85 2014 Ross S. Sterling Baytown TX
Sunshine South Top Pop Times >>
Name Pop Grad School City St
Jeremy Arriaga 1.82 2014 B F Terry Rosenberg TX
Bradley Boring 1.82 2014 Clements Sugar Land TX
Zack Plunkett 1.86 2014 Bell Hurst TX
Nico Cuccia 1.88 2014 Northshore Slidell LA
Jared Irvine 1.90 2015 Dripping Springs Austin TX
Sam Wheatley 1.90 2015 Kingwood Kingwood TX
Justin Fragale 1.91 2015 Cinco Ranch Katy TX
Tyler Hockenbury 1.91 2015 Santa Fe Santa Fe TX
Jeremy Stevenson 1.91 2014 Vidor Vidor TX
Trent Bohny 1.92 2015 Fort Bend Christian Academy Sugar Land TX
Riley Greenlee 1.92 2014 Mt Pleasant Dangerfield TX
Griffin Jones 1.92 2014 The Woodlands The Woodlands TX
Tanner Holly 1.93 2014 Huntsville Huntsville TX
Tyler Irvine 1.94 2014 Pope John XXIII Houston TX
Cody Michalec 1.96 2015 Cinco Ranch Katy TX
Max Conway 1.97 2014 The Woodlands The Woodlands TX
Henry Hausman 1.97 2014 WB Ray Corpus Christi TX
Carlos Elizondo 2.00 2014 George Ranch Sugar Land TX
Blaze Beason 2.01 2016 Prestonwood Christian Academy Plano TX
Brandon Rayne 2.01 2015 Cypress Woods Cypress TX
Sunshine South Top C Velocities >>
Name C Grad School City St
Matt Myers 83 2014 Churchill San Antonio TX
Tyler Hockenbury 82 2015 Santa Fe Santa Fe TX
Nico Cuccia 80 2014 Northshore Slidell LA
Cameron Melcher 78 2016 Tivy Kerrville TX
Zack Plunkett 78 2014 Bell Hurst TX
Jeremy Stevenson 78 2014 Vidor Vidor TX
Tyler Irvine 77 2014 Pope John XXIII Houston TX
Trent Bohny 76 2015 Fort Bend Christian Academy Sugar Land TX
Bradley Boring 76 2014 Clements Sugar Land TX
Griffin Jones 76 2014 The Woodlands The Woodlands TX
Cody Michalec 76 2015 Cinco Ranch Katy TX
Jeremy Arriaga 75 2014 B F Terry Rosenberg TX
Reece Barrett 75 2016 Calallen Corpus Christi TX
Justin Fragale 75 2015 Cinco Ranch Katy TX
Riley Greenlee 75 2014 Mt Pleasant Dangerfield TX
Henry Hausman 75 2014 WB Ray Corpus Christi TX
Jared Irvine 75 2015 Dripping Springs Austin TX
Joseph Lagreco 75 2015 Northshore Pearl River LA
Jason Sellers 75 2015 Fort Bend Elkins Missouri City TX
Sam Wheatley 75 2015 Kingwood Kingwood TX
Sunshine South Top 60 Times >>

Name 60 Grad School City St
Clay Lane 6.42 2014 Kaufman Kaufman TX
Shane Selman 6.59 2015 Alfred M. Barbe Lake Charles LA
Braden Comeaux 6.62 2015 Alfred M. Barbe Lake Charles LA
Brady Sullivan 6.63 2014 Boerne - Samuel V Champion Fair Oaks Ranch TX
Dayton Dugas 6.65 2015 Sam Houston Lake Charles LA
Zach Moore 6.66 2014 Midway McGregor TX
Ryan Erickson 6.70 2014 Lumberton Lumberton TX
Braedon Barrett 6.73 2014 Alfred M. Barbe Lake Charles LA
Garrett Velko 6.76 2015 Kingwood Park Kingwood TX
Michael McKinstrey 6.77 2014 The Woodlands The Woodlands TX
Cody Moos 6.78 2015 Medina Valley Castroville TX
Grant Ozarchuk 6.78 2015 Klein Oak Spring TX
Darian Abram 6.80 2014 Booker T. Washington Tulsa OK
Kendal Jefferies 6.80 2015 Klein Spring TX
Jordan Brewer 6.81 2014 Booker T. Washington Tulsa OK
Cameron McCarty 6.81 2015 Raleigh Louin MS
Stephen Cole Jackson 6.83 2014 Seven Lakes Katy TX
Cameron Williams 6.83 2015 Victoria East Victoria TX
Colton Fontana 6.85 2014 Cypress Woods Cypress TX
Bailey Mullins 6.87 2016 Atascocita Humble TX
Logan Thompson 6.88 2016 Hardin-Jefferson Sour Lake TX
Tres White 6.88 2016 Kerrville Tivy Mountain Home TX
Cameron Jackson 6.89 2014 Lutheran South Academy Pearland TX
Rawlings Elam 6.91 2014 Saint Thomas Houston TX
Jaylon Keys 6.91 2014 Northeast Jones Bay Springs MS
Jacob Linford 6.93 2014 Brazosport Christian Lake Jackson TX
Hill Garbo 6.94 2015 Madison Central Madison MS
Monte Harrison 6.94 2014 Lee`s Summit West Lee's Summit MO
Austin Woyt 6.96 2014 Kingwood Kingwood TX
Alex Naiser 6.97 2014 Cy-Fair Cypress TX
Jonathan Ortega 6.97 2015 Victoria East Victoria TX
Bryan Warhurst 6.97 2014 Ronald Reagan San Antonio TX
Matthew Williams 6.99 2014 Clear Springs League City TX
Kyle Barfield 7.00 2014 A & M Cons College Station TX
Grayson Lassiter 7.00 2017 Episcopal Bellaire TX