Event Blogs

1-Gold vs 2-White

11/4/2018


Michael Cook (2023 C, Mansfield, TX) A big power hitting catching prospect Cook showed what he can do on day two of the showcase. In his first at bat Cook hit a double deep in the gap. In his next at bat he nearly hit one out of the park foul. He is very athletic for his size and plays the game hard. He uses a slightly open stance and a double toe tap for timing. 

Nick Gardiner (2023 1B, Beaumont, TX) A physical first baseman has a quiet stroke and steps in with confidence and looks to hit. In his first at bat he hit a rocket single pull side down the third baseline. In his next at bat he put another good swing on a ball deep fly out to left. 

Gabriel Flores (2022 OF, Longview, TX) High ¾ slot with  good arm speed for a young pitcher. Has short side step delivery with normal leg lift, gets to a good balance point. Has decent finish to home. Is poised and is around the plate with FB. Flores threw 2 innings and striking out 4 and topping at 78 with his fastball.

Ben Adams (2023 3B, Hermanville, MS)  High ¾ slot, decent arm speed Good tempo delivery, gets to balance and is online with a short stride, Throws CB at 62-63 mph with 12-6 break, has good sink and is not afraid to throw it. Competes. Adams threw two perfect innings topping out at 75 with his fastball.

Dillon Lopez (2023 C, San Antonio, TX) Long-loose arm action and decent arm speed. Smooth delivery with hip turn and rotation to body, online delivery Has decent control and is around the plate. Is poised and focused. Competes. Throws 59-62 mph CB with good spin and some sink has 10-4 action. Threw CH at 63-64. Good athlete that could be a two-way player. Lopez threw two scoreless striking out 3.

1-Gold vs 2-White

11/3/2018

Jhett Creel (2023 C, Wylie, TX) Jhett showed an advanced approach at the plate, the left handed hitter went 2 for 3 at the dish for the Gold team. Creel has a very level swing plane and barrel stays in the zone for a long time, generating a lot of line drives to the middle of the field. Also made some great defense plays while catching for his team.

Gabriel Flores (2022 OF, Longview, TX) Big young OF from longview showed big time pop and natural power with the bat. Flores also showed one of the best arms in showcase off in game when he held a runner at third from tagging saving a run from crossing home. Flores moves very well and showed his speed with a triple late in the game. Gabriel went 2 for 3 at the dish.

Ben Adams (2023 3B, Hermanville, MS) The third baseman from Mississippi showed confidence and a very mature approach at the plate. He did not try to do too much and let to him consistently finding the barrel and working his way to a 2 for 3 day at the plate. 

 Blake Hall (2023 SS, Beaumont, TX) Has a very nice lefty swing a very linear swing and generates some power and bat speed. Hall only finished the day with one hit but drove some balls well in his other at bats. Shows a lot of intriguing upside a Left handed hitting shortstop with some tools to build on.
 

Justin Bradford (2023 LHP, Nacogdoches, TX) Low ¾ slot with slower arm speed, throws across body, slow-smooth delivery, gets to balance, opens a little early, is online with decent extension and decent finish, CB is 56-58 with slurve action that has good depth to it and has good movement to it. CB is good pitch for him has good command of it, will also change speeds on his CB. He is poised and focused, has some tools. Bradford threw 4 very strong innings allowing 1 hit and striking out 9! Fastball went up to 72 mph.
 

Landon Fuller (2023 RHP, Haslet, TX)  ¾ slot with good arm speed, long-loose arm action, high leg lift delivery with knee tuck, uses lower half well, gets to good balance point, is online with good extension. Is poised and focused, arm works, pitches to both sides of plate, CB is 64 mph with 11-5 break, CB has good spin and good depth.Landon also showed decent command of a 76 mph fastball. 

Boots Landry (2023 3B, Friendswood, TX) Big frame for a 2023, ¾ slot with long- loose arm act and good arm speed. Smooth del, gets to a good balance point, online finish with good extension, some effort, sound mechanics, poised and focused, goes at hitter, bulldog approach, aggressive, should throw really hard someday. CB was 65 with 10-4 break with depth. Has decent control and command. Landry a dominant 2 innings of work with 0 hits 0 runs and striking out 4. Fastball topping out at 82 mph.

Michael Mayhugh (2023 OF, Spring Branch, TX) Showed a great outfield arm during the game. Making a very accurate and strong throw to get a runner at home. Mayhugh is very strong and athletic and not only projects at the plate as a prospect but also as an above average defender. 

Top 1B velos

11/3/2018

Name 1B Grad School Hometown
Tate Hess 77 2023 Singer Dequincy, LA
Colt Ericson 72 2023 Barbers Hill Mont Belvieu, TX
Justin Bradford 69 2023 Central Heights Nacogdoches, TX

Batting Practice Highlights

11/3/2018

Boots Landry (2023 3B, Friendswood, TX) is very strong for his age with a 6-0/170 build and has very good right handed bat speed.  His swing mechanics and timing were very consistent, leading to mostly hard line drives to the pull side with plenty of carry.

Dillon Lopez (2023 C, San Antonio, TX) is a right handed hitting catcher with a nice fundamental swing that shows bat speed and the ability to drive the ball to the gaps.

Gabriel Flores (2022 OF, Longview, TX) has a loose and projetable 6-0/155 build and quick hands from the right side.  He hits from a tall stance with a positive move into contact and the ball comes off the barrel with some jump to it.

Michael Mayhugh (2023 OF, Spring Branch, TX) was consistently on time from his first swing with a rotational right handed swing that produced lots of hard middle of the field line drive contact.

Preston Oliver (2023 1B, Shawnee, KS) is very tall for a young 8th grader at 6-2/155 and projects lots of power down the road as he fills out, although he'll have to adjust his takeaway to get in position to hit sooner as the game speeds up.

Michael Cook (2023 C, Mansfield, TX) is one of the stronger players at the 14U event, with a projectable 6-1/168 body.  He gets coiled over his back side well, enabling himself to translate that strength into bat speed from a tall and narrow stance.

Cade Daniell (2023 OF, Magnolia, TX) is a 5-8/130 left handed hitter with plenty of growing to do but a very sound high average swing approach that will need little changing over his coming high school career.  He squared up every ball during batting practice.

Top exit velos

11/3/2018

Name Exit Velo Grad School Hometown
Michael Cook 82 2023 Mansfield Mansfield, TX
Gabriel Flores 81 2022 Longview Longview, TX
Boots Landry 81 2023 Friendswood Friendswood, TX
Tyler Collins 75 2023 Undecided Youngsville, LA
Colt Ericson 75 2023 Barbers Hill Mont Belvieu, TX
Charlie Carter 74 2023 Little Rock Christian Academy Little Rock, AR
Landon Fuller 74 2023 V R Eaton Haslet, TX
Michael Mayhugh 72 2023 Smithson Valley Spring Branch, TX
Barrett Johnson 71 2023 Lee San Antonio, TX
Jordan Allen 70 2023 Longview Longview, TX
Cade York 70 2023 Central Heights Nacogdoches, TX

Top catcher pop times

11/3/2018

Name Pop Grad School Hometown
Michael Cook 2.02 2023 Mansfield Mansfield, TX
Dillon Lopez 2.07 2023 Holmes San Antonio, TX
Jhett Creel 2.17 2023 Sachse Wylie, TX
Charlie Carter 2.27 2023 Little Rock Christian Academy Little Rock, AR

Top catcher velos

11/3/2018

Name C Grad School Hometown
Michael Cook 73 2023 Mansfield Mansfield, TX
Dillon Lopez 70 2023 Holmes San Antonio, TX
Charlie Carter 68 2023 Little Rock Christian Academy Little Rock, AR
Jhett Creel 65 2023 Sachse Wylie, TX

Top OF velos

11/3/2018

Name OF Grad School Hometown
Gabriel Flores 81 2022 Longview Longview, TX
Blake Hall 73 2023 Kingwood Beaumont, TX
Michael Mayhugh 73 2023 Smithson Valley Spring Branch, TX
Tyler Collins 71 2023 Undecided Youngsville, LA

Top 60 times

11/3/2018

Name 60 Grad School Hometown
Tyler Collins 7.26 2023 Undecided Youngsville, LA
Blake Hall 7.39 2023 Kingwood Beaumont, TX
Chase Sowell 7.57 2022 Atascocita Humble, TX
Ben Adams 7.58 2023 Copiah Academy Hermanville, MS
Justin Lanier 7.64 2023 Laredo United Laredo, TX
Dillon Lopez 7.65 2023 Holmes San Antonio, TX
Cade York 7.65 2023 Central Heights Nacogdoches, TX
Gabriel Flores 7.67 2022 Longview Longview, TX
Tate Hess 7.69 2023 Dequincy Dequincy, LA
Michael Mayhugh 7.69 2023 Smithson Valley Spring Branch, TX

Top 10 yard splits

11/3/2018

Name 10 Grad School Hometown
Tate Hess 1.63 2023 Dequincy Dequincy, LA
Chase Sowell 1.67 2022 Atascocita Humble, TX
Tyler Collins 1.68 2023 Undecided Youngsville, LA
Blake Hall 1.68 2023 Kingwood Beaumont, TX
Gabriel Flores 1.71 2022 Longview Longview, TX
Ben Adams 1.72 2023 Copiah Academy Hermanville, MS
Cade York 1.72 2023 Central Heights Nacogdoches, TX
Boots Landry 1.74 2023 Friendswood Friendswood, TX
Justin Lanier 1.76 2023 Laredo United Laredo, TX
Jhett Creel 1.77 2023 Sachse Wylie, TX
Cade Daniell 1.77 2023 Tomball Magnolia, TX
Dillon Lopez 1.77 2023 Holmes San Antonio, TX

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