Showcase PG Top Prospect Games at TCU
Sep 23 - 24, 2017 Lupton Baseball Stadium at TCU - Fort Worth, TX  
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2018 Top Prospects

Kendall Foster  OF - 2018 - Prosper, TX   Uncommitted

Uncommitted per his Perfect Game profile, Foster has a well-rounded skill set that a college club will be happy to add to their 2018. Foster showed very well on both sides of the ball, making a couple of outstanding defensive plays in center field while also showing a strong stick from the left side with plenty of bat speed and strength.

Dalton Mall  RHP - 2018 - Overland Park, KS   Evansville

Committed to Evansville, Mall impressed not only with his physical size and strength, but also with his ability to pound the bottom of the strike zone with an arsenal that includes a fastball up to 90 mph. He's able to create big extension out front and heavy life on his heater while showing a tight and hard slider up to 84 mph.

Trevor Candelaria  OF - 2018 - Durango, CO   Uncommitted

Candelaria, a Colorado native who attends Montverde Academy (FL), impressed during the two days at TCU and began by showing quick, athletic actions in the outfield as well as a strong throwing arm (89 mph). His righthanded swing is just as impressive with fluidity and leverage at the point of contact and strength off the barrel to his pull side.

Miller Pleimann  RHP - 2018 - Fayetteville, AR   Wichita State

Pleimann offers plenty of projectability moving forward as he continues to fill out his 6-4/185 frame though he's already able to produce one of the better 3-pitch arsenals in attendance. Up to 88 mph with his fastball, the Wichita State commit showed late bite on his 12-6 curveball while turning over a solid changeup, throwing any of his three pitches for strikes.

Hunter Dreves  RHP - 2018 - Fort Thomas, KY   Tennessee

At a long and lean 6-4/170 it's easy to project upon the uncommitted righthander and there's reason to believe there's more velocity on the way. Up to 91 mph in this outing, Dreves shows a full and quick arm action, helping to produce running life to his heater while showing a tight curveball which he threw for strikes and can continue to incorporate more often.

Roderick Criss  OF - 2018 - Kansas City, MO   Uncommitted

Making the trip from Kansas City, the uncommitted Criss showed his tools off on both sides of the ball while also displaying his speed down the line and on the bases. Criss is a righthanded hitter who was able to generate solid present bat speed while handling the barrel and was also up to 88 mph from the outfield with athletic actions.

Brendon Davis  1B - 2018 - Laurel, MD   Uncommitted

Davis made the trip to TCU from Maryland and he brought with him his strong and powerful righthanded swing. Strongly built, the uncommitted Davis was able to impact the ball hard to the middle and pull side parts of the field thanks to the strength in his hands and his ability to stay short and simple with his swing path.

Danny Glenos  RHP - 2018 - Suwanee, GA   Uncommitted

He's listed as a primary righthanded pitcher and was up to 86 mph in this look with his fastball but his display of raw power in batting practice was too loud to overlook. Physically built at 6-5/210, the uncommitted Glenos looks to impact the baseball and did just that with a few long home runs thanks to a solid launch angle and quickness to his bat path.

Ford Hilyer  C - 2018 - Wetumpka, AL   Uncommitted

Hilyer did a little bit of everything throughout the event despite being a primary catcher where he threw an event best 83 mph while popping a 1.95. His arm strength continued to shine from the outfield (92 mph) as well as on the mound (87 mph) while showing quick hands offensively with line drive contact to all fields.

Scott Jones  2B - 2018 - Sulphur, LA   Louisiana State University-Eunice

After a strong showing in his batting practice session in which he worked both gaps with backspin off the barrel with quick and loose hands, Jones continued to swing it well in live action. A primary second baseman and LSU-Eunice commit, Jones showed a consistent feel for the barrel with steady line drive contact.

Tristin Lively  RHP - 2018 - Las Cruces, NM   New Mexico

An uncommitted righthander out of New Mexico, Lively ran his fastball up to 91 mph early in the contest and carried upper-80s heat throughout his three innings of work. With a quick right arm Lively was able to create steady cutting life to his heater along with plane and developed a feel for his curveball, showing depth with 11-5 shape later in the contest.

Jared Lyons  SS - 2018 - Springfield, VA   George Mason

After taking a loud and consistent round of batting practice, Lyons continued to show a hot righthanded with fluidity to his swing path and a steady feel for the barrel while working all parts of the field. His arm strength was also on display as he was up to 91 mph across the diamond with easy action before bumping 87 mph on the mound with a 12-6 shaped curveball.

Joseph Martin  LHP - 2018 - Comfort, TX   Kansas State

Martin put his two-way abilities on display throughout the weekend by throwing 88 mph from the outfield and 90 mph from first base before bumping 86 mph on the mound from the left side. Athletically built, the Kansas State commit also swung it well from the right side with balance throughout and an easy swing path with a feel for the barrel.

Cameron Reeves  RHP - 2018 - Rock Hill, SC   The Citadel

Reeves, who's committed to The Citadel, came out during his time on the mound and ran his fastball up to 89 mph from a higher three-quarters release point and was able to generate steady two-seam life. He also mixed both a slider and curveball on top of turning over a quality changeup with late fade up to 78 mph.

Chase Van Dyk  LHP - 2018 - Frisco, TX   Oklahoma

Van Dyk, an Oklahoma commit, came out and ran his fastball up to 88 mph from the left side, creating nice angle at release on his heater while showing looseness and quickness to his arm action. His fastball comes out well and Van Dyk also showed nice depth and spin on his curveball with 1-7 shape and landed the 74 mph pitch for strikes.


2019 Top Prospects

William Kempner  RHP - 2019 - San Jose, CA   Uncommitted

Kempner impressed during his three innings on the mound, running his fastball up to 89 mph from a difficult lower arm slot from which he was able to generate hard and heavy life to his heater. On top of the fastball the uncommitted righthander also featured a late diving changeup at 81 mph as well as a harder slider.

Josh Wolf  RHP - 2019 - Bellaire, TX   Texas A&M

Recently up to 93 mph at the South Qualifier, the recent Texas A&M commit ran his fastball up to 89 mph while displaying the same quick right arm action. There's definite projection remaining for Wolf as the velocity comes easy for the 6-2/165 righthander who also flashed depth to his curveball with late bite and cutting action to his low-80s changeup.

Dax Dathe  SS - 2019 - Round Rock, TX   Houston

Currently uncommitted, Dathe showed nice tools on both sides of the ball this past weekend and was even up to 85 mph with a nice curveball. Dathe possesses clean actions at shortstop and a strong arm across the diamond as well as a simple righthanded swing with a short stroke through the zone and lift out front in his swing.

Andrew Roberts  3B - 2019 - Altamonte Springs, FL   Florida

Roberts has established his name in the class of 2019 for his abilities both with the bat as well as on the mound. A young commit to the University of Florida, Roberts shows a loose and quick stroke from the right side with jump off the barrel while also running his fastball up to 87 mph, pounding the strike zone while missing bats with a tight and upper-70s slider.

Christopher Benavides  SS - 2019 - Spring, TX   Uncommitted

Benavides is a primary shortstop out of Texas who showed looseness and athleticism to everything he did throughout the weekend. Up to 86 mph across the diamond, Benavides also ran his fastball up to 89 mph with a late biting slider on top of showing a full and loose swing with steady contact to his pull side.

Rance Rosas  SS - 2019 - San Angelo, TX   Uncommitted

Rosas with full of fast-twitch muscle, a component that plays well down the line and base-to-base while putting pressure on the defense. He took an impressive round of batting practice and handles the barrel well from the right side with steady contact and loose hands while also showing arm strength both from the infield and outfield.

Jack Hattrup  LHP - 2019 - Plano, TX   Uncommitted

A long and projectable 6-4/182 lefthander, Hattrup worked his fastball up to 84 mph and was in complete control of his full three-pitch mix. The uncommitted Hattrup struck out five of the ten hitters he faced, mixing in a 12-6 shaped curveball and a straight changeup, keeping opposing batters off balance throughout.

Alex Munroe  LHP - 2019 - Davenport, FL   Miami

Just as he's shown in past outings, the lefthanded Miami commit came out and pounded the strike zone with his fastball, running it upwards of 87 mph in this look. He was able to generate angle and plane to his fastball while inducing some uncomfortable at-bats and mixed in a 1-7 shaped curveball with depth.

Jared Younce  RHP - 2019 - Round Rock, TX   Uncommitted

Younce, a primary righthanded pitcher, impressed during his time on the mound with a strong sense of pitchability and comfort throwing four pitches for strikes. Up to 85 mph, Younce located his curveball to either side with 11-5 shape, showed late diving life to his changeup and even swung it well from the left side with loose, easy hands and a consistent feel for the barrel.


2020 Top Prospects

Kevin Sim  3B - 2020 - San Diego, CA   San Diego

Sim continued to put his two-way talents on display by running his fastball up to 85 mph with a quick right arm, though it's his abilities with the bat that truly stand out. Beginning with a low hand set in the box, the uncommitted third baseman incorporates his strength well to generate solid bat speed while consistently showing a feel for the barrel and impacting the baseball at point of contact.

Francisco Hernandez  OF - 2020 - Laredo, TX   Uncommitted

Another rising sophomore, Hernandez certainly has the size and frame to project upon as he's listed at 6-4/190 and showed well on both sides of the ball. He showed the potential to hit for power as he continues to simplify his swing, showing an easy path with steady contact as well as a strong throwing arm from the outfield (89 mph) and off the mound where he topped out at 85 mph.

Calvin Harris  C - 2020 - Peosta, IA   Mississippi

A young backstop out of Iowa, Harris shows a quick stroke from the left side of the plate and solid actions behind the plate with quality arm strength. His catch and throw skills play in game and project well moving forward though he's already popped a 1.98 and threw 79 from behind the dish, as well as 88 mph from the outfield.

Jorge Figueroa  SS - 2020 - Southlake, TX   Miami

A primary middle infielder out of Texas who's already committed to the University of Miami, Figueroa showed athletic actions and quick feet moving to and through the ball on defense. He also showed some leverage to his swing path from the right side with quickness to his hands and solid bat speed through the zone.


2021 Top Prospects

Austin Stracener  SS - 2021 - New Braunfels, TX   Uncommitted

Though he's just begun his freshman year, the lefthanded hitting Stracener impressed on both sides of the ball during his time in the event. With quickness throughout his frame and in his hands, Stracener is able to handle the barrel well and moved well up the middle defensively with sound actions while putting his speed component on display on the bases.

Drake Varnado  SS - 2021 - Port Neches, TX   Uncommitted

Not only does the young Varnado offer a long and projectable 6-2/155 frame, but he shows solid skills all over the field. A primary shortstop, Varnado shows clean defensive actions up the middle as well as a strong arm which he put on display pitching as well and topped out at 84 mph to go along with an easy and full swing from the right side.

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