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College  | Recruiting  | 11/25/2022

Uncommitted Gems: Texas

Tyler Russo     
Photo: Ridge Morgan (Perfect Game)

Evan Harbach, RHP, Argyle, Texas
Class of 2023 | PG Rank: 381

Harbach had an eye-opening short look at the South Qualifier as he came out firing bullets at 92-94 with hard run/sink and the arm really works while the slider in the low-80s has big time components. He’s 6-foot-4, 200 pounds and looks the part while having monster grades too, he’ll just need to throw more strikes and he could make an impact for a program right away at the next level.

Callen Singhania, C, Dallas, Texas
Class of 2023 | PG Rank: 500

Singhania had a big showing at Jupiter, hitting .364 with a double and a bomb, and he’s one of the more talented uncommitted ’23 bats in the state. It’s a really balanced approached with quickness in the hands and physicality while he’s able to clear space and get good extension, a really good recipe for producing extra-base hits at a high level for a program at the next level.

Trevor Tranberg, RHP, Heath, Texas
Class of 2023 | PG Rank: 500

A big 6-foot-4, 215-pound right-hander out of one of the state’s top high school programs, Tranberg is a typical Texas power arm who was impressive out at the 17u World Series. He’s athletic for the size and works with good tempo, it’s a good fastball in terms of the velocity and he’s got two distinct breaking balls with the slider at the forefront, thrown with conviction into the low-80s.

Thomas Williamson, RHP, Cypress, Texas
Class of 2023 | PG Rank: 500

Williamson was one of the steadier arms in the state this summer in terms of stuff he showed each time out. He’s a physical right-hander who has been into the low-90s on a good fastball with a short/quick arm, has very real feel for a hard-diving split-change he can tunnel and miss bats with in the upper-70s and can also spin a good sweeping slider in a similar range. He’s got three good pitches and throws strikes with all of them, he’s the kind of arm that impacts early.

Tyler Sunseri, RHP, The Woodlands, Texas
Class of 2023 | PG Rank: 500

Sunseri was good both this spring and summer as an upper-80s arm with really easy life and a wipeout slider, but he’s reportedly made a big jump into the low-90s this fall and has quickly become one of the state’s premier senior arms. It’s a good body and he does a lot of things easy, and he throws strikes for the most part making him a big one for any program right now.

Parker Booth, RHP, Katy, Texas
Class of 2023 | PG Rank: 500

Booth really made a name for himself this fall as an uncommitted arm and he’s had a good year as a whole in PG events, throwing 30 innings with 40 strikeouts and 17 walks. He’s athletic and into the upper-80s, peaking at 90, with good carry on the fastball while the big breaking ball is spun really well and is a pitch he can both land and bury with intent, a good go-to for him now.

Tommy Mathay, OF, Conroe, Texas
Class of 2023 | PG Rank: Top 1000

It’s easy to like athletic outfielders who can hit and Mathay did just that in Texas events all year long. He’s a left-handed hitter with tons of barrel skills and ease to the stroke while having the overall feel to adjust necessary to make an impact in a number of lineups. He’s not the most physical but if he can make some strength gains, he’s got a chance to really hit at the next level.

Casan Evans, SS/RHP, Houston, Texas
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 55

No one in the state made more noise this spring than Evans and he continued to show those massive strides into the summer circuit with big numbers across a handful of events. He’s an athletic two-way prospect who can swing it well, but it’s the mound where he shines. Up to 95 and now living in the low-90s in multiple looks, he’s got monster arm speed and big life on the fastball while the slider is a true swing-and-miss pitch, thrown with big intent in the low-80s, and the changeup is not far behind in terms of its’ consistency in playing well off the fastball.

Jake Neely, RHP, San Antonio, Texas
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 162

Sticking with guys that popped up this spring, Neely was certainly a big one. He’s a big 6-foot-3, 200-pound right-hander with explosive stuff, living in the 89-92 range in a big look this spring while getting serious downhill on that fastball and showing a bat-missing breaking ball at 72-74 with serious depth and overall quality bite. He didn’t pitch on the summer circuit but he’s one to see in ‘23.

Ridge Morgan, RHP, Austin, Texas
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 190

Morgan is a former 14u Select Festival arm, so there’s been no shortage of excitement around the arm for some time, but he’s progressed nicely into one of the state’s top arms and is still uncommitted. He’s a long 6-foot-3, 175-pound right-hander who was up to 92 this summer showing that he can miss bats with, but the slider has become a difference-maker, now spinning it into the low-80s and missing bats in bunches like he did at the WWBA with 10 strikeouts across 4+ innings.

Ryley Leininger, 3B, Georgetown, Texas
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 207

Leininger didn’t play on our summer circuit, but he really jumped out this fall swinging it well at the Underclass Qualifier and was really impressive at the Fall TP National. He’s a really physical left-handed bat with serious juice, sending multiple balls almost out of the park to the pull side in game action in West Palm while also throwing 90 across the infield in workouts and showing ridiculous spin numbers on the mound with a fastball at 2700+ and a curveball at 2900+ RPMs.

Mason Cook, RHP, Keller, Texas
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 424

Cook made a huge jump from the summer to the fall and turned in one of the best outings of any arm in the entire fall circuit, striking out 13 in a full seven-inning no-hitter against only a single walk. He’s a 6-foot-2, 190-pound right-hander with a really clean delivery/arm, living in the 85-88 range, and peaking at 89, while he’s got a firm slider that he has tons of comfort spinning in.

Matthew Tellez, SS, Mansfield, Texas
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 474

Tellez had a huge year on the tournament circuit in terms of his production, hitting .384 with 12 total extra-base hits (3 HRs), and it’s real upside. He’s both athletic and physical as a 6.9 runner with the ability to hit the ball out of the yard, and his arm is a good one too throwing 89 across and mid-80s on the mound. There’s all the tools of a nice follow for recruiters and he performs.

Braeden Scherzer, SS, Spring, Texas
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 500

Guys that can really hit stand out, and Scherzer has certainly done that. He’s an athletic left-handed stick with a good approach, bat speed and overall good barrel skills, all while showing that he can be an impact defender on the dirt with slick glove work, the athleticism for the middle of the diamond and the arm that could potentially have him stick on the left side too.

Cooper Schwank, RHP, Richmond, Texas
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 500

Schwank looks like a power-armed right-handed Texan at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, and he can pitch a good bit even if the velocity has yet to really spike. He’s athletic down the slope with a clean arm, up to 88 so far this year, and he’s got really nice feel to spin a mid-70s slider. There’s ingredients in here for someone that could really pop into the spring and could be a big follow next summer.

Marcos Paz, RHP, Carrollton, Texas
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 80

Now, it’s probably easy to say that Paz has his fair share of interested programs, but he’s still uncommitted and lands on this list for good reason. He’s got the makings of a really high-end arm on a national scale, up to 90 on a hard-running fastball, and doing it with ease, while both of the secondaries are well-advanced with a parachute changeup and a low-80s slider he spins with significant intent/conviction and misses bats with.

Caldwell McFaddin, 1B/RHP, Magnolia, Texas
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 142

Guys that do a lot of things well usually get recruited at a high level and McFaddin does a lot of things really well. He’s a physical right-handed bat with a really pretty swing showing lots of looseness but the strength to drive the ball out of the yard already. He’s athletic over on the defensive end with arm strength up to 90 mph and he can also run it into the upper-80s on the mound with legitimate feel to spin a bat-missing slider.

Carter Rutenbar, C, Midlothian, Texas
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 161

Rutenbar is one of the more versatile backstops in Texas’ ‘25s and he’s another that can do a lot of things well. He’s a good athlete with a big arm, showing upper-80s arm strength at a number of spots while he’s explosive behind the dish. He’s also explosive in the box from the left side, turning over the barrel with big time intent consistently and showing the impact strength to put the ball out of the yard and work gap to gap with jump.

Braden Klug, LHP, Cypress, Texas
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 172

Klug jumped out at the South TP Games in College Station in showing high-level arm talent with things to refine and that’s something that makes him one of the more intriguing uncommitted arms. He’s into the upper-80s from the left side, out of a tough lower slot, and he produces a ton of life on it. There’s good components on both a breaking ball and changeup too and he’ll be a big one in the state as things get cleaned up in terms of both control and real command.

Lucas Tinajero, SS, Corpus Christi, Texas
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 333

Guys that can really pick it at shortstop and really hit are something of a commodity at a high level and Tinajero has foundations in both of those areas. He’s not quite physical yet but he’s shown that there’s real reason to believe he’ll stick up the middle on the dirt and his overall ability to adjust in the box is a reason he hit a strong .478 on the tournament circuit this year.