Tournaments | Story | 7/30/2021

17u World Series Scout Notes: Day 3

Tyler Henninger         Alexis Gonzalez         Sean Berry        
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17u World Series Scout Notes: Day 1 | Day 2

Payton Gubler (2023, St. George, Utah) impressed both on the mound and with the bat on Thursday. The right-hander featured an athletic delivery that contained very low effort. Despite the lack of effort needed, velocity came easy to Gubler. The fastball sat 88-93 mph while topping out at 95 mph. The velocity overwhelmed hitters, but the ability to throw the pitch to all four quadrants made it nearly impossible to hit the heater. He paired the fastball with a slider that sat 80-84 mph with sharp, late break. The offering generated its fair share of whiffs too. Combined, the two-pitch combination was an unfair matchup for hitters that lead to plenty of strikeouts in his three innings of work. At the plate, Grubler also impressed. He utilizes a short, compact swing that features above-average bat speed. The approach is sound, as he stays through the middle of the field nicely. Despite a smaller frame he produced fairly decent power that can drive balls deep into the gap, which we saw on a triple to deep left-center field. Overall, it was a very impressive day for the BYU commit who has legit two-way potential.

Cole Stokes (2023, Redondo Beach, Calif.) came on in relief and was extremely impressive while showcasing a loud pitch mix. The right-hander features a tall, strong frame that still has room to add. He used it well getting down the mound. The delivery has a quick tempo and he uses his athleticism to repeat it well. The arm action is clean with above-average arm speed that allows the ball to jump out of his hand. The fastball sat 88-93 mph with ride through the zone. It had ride through the zone and got whiffs when elevated. He paired it with a sharp slider that sat 77-79 mph with short, tight break. It too generated plenty of whiffs. Both offerings are above-average pitches that will play at the next level, wherever the uncommitted right-hander chooses to go. 

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