2014 Under Armour Futures Texas – Top Tools

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OF Sammy Blair SS Hudson Sanchez
(Texas A&M commit)
OF Conner Capel
(Texas commit) 
C Sean Arnold

TOP RUNNING TIMES
60 Yards Name Bio
6.28 Sammy Blair OF – 5-9/162 – R/R – 2016 – Navasota HS – TX
6.57 Hudson Sanchez SS – 6-3/185 – R/R – 2016 – Carroll HS – TX
6.65 Conner Capel OF – 6-1/185 – L/L – 2016 – Seven Lakes HS – TX
6.70 Sean Arnold C – 5-10/170 – R/R – 2016 – Rudder HS – TX
6.70 Bryce Blaum SS – 5-10/167 – R/R – 2016 – Fort Bend Clements HS – TX
6.70 Lane Dotson OF – 6-2/180 – R/R – 2016 – Dawson HS – TX
6.78 Jaxon Williams SS – 5-6/147 – R/R – 2016 – B.F. Terry HS – TX
6.80 Caleb Scires OF – 6-0/190 – L/L – 2016 – Fairfield HS – TX
6.82 Sam Glaesmann OF – 6-3/190 – L/R – 2016 – Midway HS – TX
6.83 Ron Washington Jr. OF – 6-0/200 – R/R – 2017 – Dulles HS – TX
6.88 Kyle Muller LHP/1B – 6-5/213 – R/L – 2016 – Jesuit College Prep – TX
6.90 Ray Gaither 3B/RHP – 6-3/210 – R/R – 2016 – Coppell HS – TX
6.94 Michael Chambers C – 6-1/185 – R/R – 2016 – John Paul II HS – TX
6.96 Jorge Gutierrez SS/C – 6-1/195 – S/R – 2016 – Kempner HS – TX
6.97 Michael Neustifter 3B/C – 6-3/205 – R/R – 2016 – Hebron HS – TX
6.97 Griffin Paxton 3B – 6-3/170 – L/R – 2016 – West HS – TX
6.97 Peyton Ravencraft OF – 6-0/168 – L/R – 2016 – Oklahoma Christian – OK
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TOP HITTING ABILITY
Name Bio Remarks
Jaxon Williams SS – 5-6/147 – R/R – 2016 – B.F. Terry HS – TX Natural and easy RH stroke with rhythm – loose swing with an excellent path that results in consistent line drives to all parts of the park – has the ability to hit high level pitching
Conner Capel OF – 6-1/185 – L/L – 2016 – Seven Lakes HS – TX Short LH stroke that is quick to the ball and strong through contact – the ball comes off the bat very hard with backspin – most comfortable using the middle of the field – very few holes for a young hitter
Ron Washington Jr. OF – 6-0/200 – R/R – 2017 – Dulles HS – TX Loose & fluid stroke – it looks like hitting is easy for him – generates plus bat speed with quick hands – strength throughout frame
Andres Sosa SS – 5-11/180 – R/R – 2016 – Ronald Reagan HS – TX Advanced feel at the plate with barrel accuracy – comfortable and confident hitter with quick hands – sees the ball well and lets it travel – good knowledge of the strike zone
Ray Gaither 3B/RHP – 6-3/210 – R/R – 2016 – Coppell HS – TX Big strong RH hitter who makes loud contact – balanced approach with good use of lower half through full finish – selectively aggressively in game at bats
Sammy Blair OF – 5-9/162 – R/R – 2016 – Navasota HS – TX Quick twitch athleticism that shows in hitting ability – hands fire fast to the ball and stay on short path – rhythmic approach with aggressive RH swing that generates some pull side pop
Nick Cheema C – 5-10/2015 – R/R – 2016 – Aledo HS – TX Physical RHH with confident pull oriented approach – drives ball with authority on the inner half – sees the ball well and attacks his pitch – strength throughout with good use of lower half
Michael Neustifter 3B/C – 6-3/205 – R/R – 2016 – Hebron HS – TX Naturally strong RHH who is a calm and balanced hitter – simple stroke with loft into a high 1 hand finish – ball is lively off the bat with a different sound than most
Caleb Scires OF – 6-0/190 – L/L – 2016 – Fairfield HS – TX LHH with a good mix of strength and quickness – rotational approach generates bat speed – drives balls to both gaps and can handle quality pitching
Jorge Gutierrez SS/C – 6-1/195 – S/R – 2016 – Kempner HS – TX Switch hitter who has quick hands from both sides – uphill plane to stroke with the ability to square balls up – hit the ball with authority in game situation – good eye/hand coordination

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OF Ron Washington, Jr. 3B/C Michael Neustifter
(Oklahoma State commit)
C Nick Cheema
 
OF Caleb Scires
 

TOP RAW POWER
Name Bio Remarks
Ron Washington Jr. OF – 6-0/200 – R/R – 2017 – Dulles HS – TX Top of the scale bat speed leads to outstanding power – has ability to loft balls to all parts of the park with most going to the pull side currently – power comes easy for him
Michael Neustifter 3B/C – 6-3/205 – R/R – 2016 – Hebron HS – TX Game HR to LF showed how he can impact the ball and made a big sound off the bat – gets air under balls to the pull side and can get them to carry a long way – leverage power
Nick Cheema C – 5-10/2015 – R/R – 2016 – Aledo HS – TX Hit 2 long home runs in BP to LF – approach leads to hard contact to the pull side with ability to jump on his pitch
Conner Capel OF – 6-1/185 – L/L – 2016 – Seven Lakes HS – TX Short backspin stroke leads to more line drives presently but there is power in there – hits ball with such authority that anything lifted has a chance to travel a long way
Ray Gaither 3B/RHP – 6-3/210 – R/R – 2016 – Coppell HS – TX Thick & strong frame leads to power as a result of coordinated swing – accelerates through contact into a full finish leading to hard impact
Jaxon Williams SS – 5-6/147 – R/R – 2016 – B.F. Terry HS – TX Smaller frame but generates the bat speed necessary to drive the ball – gap power with the ability to drive the ball out of the park to the pull side with no extra effort
Hudson Sanchez SS – 6-3/185 – R/R – 2016 – Carroll HS – TX Tall & lean RH hitter who generates great barrel whip through the zone – late wrist snap imparts force through contact and leads to well struck balls that carry
Andres Sosa SS – 5-11/180 – R/R – 2016 – Ronald Reagan HS – TX Confident approach with sturdy frame and feel to hit – knows when he can let it go and has the ability to drive the ball – ball seems to keep carrying off his bat
Caleb Scires OF – 6-0/190 – L/L – 2016 – Fairfield HS – TX Strong & athletic build with rotational move that generates bat speed and barrel whip through contact – more line drive oriented but can drive ball when he gets loft

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TOP ARM STRENGTH
Name Bio Remarks
Conner Capel OF – 6-1/185 – L/L – 2016 – Seven Lakes HS – TX Ball shoots out of hand and maintains velocity from the outfield – throws are on line and low through the cut off man – 93 mph raw arm strength
Andres Sosa SS – 5-11/180 – R/R – 2016 – Ronald Reagan HS – TX Excellent carry across the diamond – ball still has life as it arrives to 1B – clean arm stroke and spins it well – 91 mph raw arm strength
Nick Cheema C – 5-10/2015 – R/R – 2016 – Aledo HS – TX Strong player with arm speed from a quick release – on line carry from behind the plate to 2B resulting in 1.88 pop time – 90 mph raw arm strength
Ray Gaither 3B/RHP – 6-3/210 – R/R – 2016 – Coppell HS – TX Clean arm path with good finish to his throws – plenty of carry across the diamond – 89 mph raw arm strength – velocity on mound up to 91 mph
Ron Washington Jr. OF – 6-0/200 – R/R – 2017 – Dulles HS – TX Throws have carry from the OF with an easy & clean arm stroke – ball has life to the catcher or through a hop – very accurate – 89 mph raw arm strength
Jaxon Williams SS – 5-6/147 – R/R – 2016 – B.F. Terry HS – TX Easy carry across the diamond with arm speed – release is efficient – can throw from different arm slots with plenty on it – 88 mph raw arm strength
Jorge Gutierrez SS/C – 6-1/195 – S/R – 2016 – Kempner HS – TX Some flair to defensive work finishes with strong throws from multiple positions – 1.91 time to 2B from behind the plate – enough arm for both SS and 3B – 88 mph raw arm strength
Griffin Paxton 3B – 6-3/170 – L/R – 2016 – West HS – TX High energy 3B with arm strength and carry – some effort to his throws but it spins well and stays firm across the diamond – plays better than 85 mph raw velocity may indicate

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OF Conner Capel
(Texas commit)
SS Jaxon Williams
(Arkansas commit)
SS Andres Sosa
(Texas commit) 
SS/C Jorge Gutierrez
 

TOP FIELDING ABILITY
Name Bio Remarks
Jaxon Williams SS – 5-6/147 – R/R – 2016 – B.F. Terry HS – TX Smooth and natural defender with a quick first step – soft hands work well and an efficient exchange helps the release – can make plays on the run and throw from different arm angles
Connor Capel OF – 6-1/185 – L/L – 2016 – Seven Lakes HS – TX Reads and reacts well to balls off the bat – 6.65 straight line speed translates to good closing speed boosting range in the OF – athletic in all he does
Andres Sosa SS – 5-11/180 – R/R – 2016 – Ronald Reagan HS – TX Dependable defender with sure hands and a feel for the SS position – good around the bag and solid to his backhand side – plenty of arm across the diamond showing accuracy and carry
Ron Washington Jr. OF – 6-0/200 – R/R – 2017 – Dulles HS – TX Glides to balls in the OF making it look easy – gifted athlete who reacts instinctively and possesses good glove skills with a strong & accurate arm
Hudson Sanchez SS – 6-3/185 – R/R – 2016 – Carroll HS – TX 60 speed (6.57) translates to excellent range at SS – quick twitch athlete gets good jumps on balls off the bat – has arm strength to play the left side
Sammy Blair OF – 5-9/162 – R/R – 2016 – Navasota HS – TX True CF prospect thanks to plus speed (6.28 in the 60) and ability to read balls off the bat and react – takes good angles and plays through balls well
Ray Gaither 3B/RHP – 6-3/210 – R/R – 2016 – Coppell HS – TX Good life in body with solid defensive skills – good glove presentation – very comfortable on backhands and quick accurate DP feeds – carry to throws across diamond

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TOP POP TIMES
Time Name Bio Remarks
1.88 Nick Cheema C – 5-10/205 – R/R – 2016 – Aledo HS – TX Very strong arm with online carry through bag
1.90 Beau Orlando C – 5-10/195 – R/R – 2016 – Cy-Fair HS – TX Extremely quick exchange and release
1.91 Michael Chambers C – 6-1/185 – R/R – 2016 – John Paul II HS – TX Efficient catch and throw guy with athleticism
1.91 Jorge Gutierrez SS/C – 6-1/195 – S/R – 2016 – Kempner HS – TX Versatile defender who has arm and exchange to get ball to 2B quickly
1.97 Sean Arnold C – 5-10/170 – R/R – 2016 – Rudder HS – TX Athletic defender with quick feet – gets out of the chute in a hurry
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TOP FASTBALLS
Velo Name Bio Remarks
94 Charles King RHP – 6-4/185 – R/R – 2016 – Coppell HS – TX Topped at 94 from loose easy arm stroke – arm is very quick and fastball has tailing life to it with some downhill plane
91 Kyle Muller LHP/1B – 6-5/213 – R/L – 2016 – Jesuit College Prep – TX Physical LHP with easy fluid delivery – ball gets on hitters quickly and comfortable going inside to RHHs – good finish to his fastball
91 Cody Wernli RHP – 6-2/205 – R/R – 2016 – Allen HS – TX Some tail to a lively fastball that allows it to get in on RHHs – high ¾ arm slot gets good downhill plane to pitch
91 Ray Gaither 3B/RHP – 6-3/210 – R/R – 2016 – Coppell HS – TX Aggressive with fastball that appears heavy based on how it comes off bats – throws FB to both sides of plate with confidence
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RHP Charles King
(TCU commit)
LHP Kyle Muller
(Texas commit) 
RHP Cody Wernli
 
RHP Ray Gaither
(Dallas Baptist commit) 

TOP BREAKING BALLS
Name Bio Remarks
Cody Wernli RHP – 6-2/205 – R/R – 2016 – Allen HS – TX Excellent depth to his breaking ball from a high ¾ arm slot – tight rotation that is a swing-and-miss pitch when the bottom drops out of it – also flashed a harder version that had good 2-plane break
Reid Morgan RHP – 6-2/175 – R/R – 2016 – Foster HS – TX Upper 70s slider comes out of the hand like his fastball and has hard & late break – acts as an out pitch inducing swing-and-miss and weak ground ball contact – commands this pitch especially well down and away to RH hitters
Ray Gaither 3B/RHP – 6-3/210 – R/R – 2016 – Coppell HS – TX Hard curveball acts as his put-away pitch – lots of confidence in this offering as he commands it well and consistently gets good late down action on it – some lateral movement also runs it slightly away from RHHs
Charles King RHP – 6-4/185 – R/R – 2016 – Coppell HS – TX Spins a low 80s slider with good tight rotation – has ¾ tilt to it with depth when on top and has look of his fastball out of the hand – Complementary offering to his big fastball
Kyle Muller LHP/1B – 6-5/213 – R/L – 2016 – Jesuit College Prep – TX Flashed two breaking balls with a low to mid 70s curveball and slider that creeps into the low 80s – pitches have similar shape with curve having predictably bigger break – has feel for both and throws them for strikes

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TOP CHANGEUPS
Name Bio Remarks
Kyle Muller LHP/1B – 6-5/213 – R/L – 2016 – Jesuit College Prep – TX Turns over his change well to get tailing/sinking action – good velocity differential while maintaining arm speed to make it an effective pitch – throws it for strikes down in the zone
Charles King RHP – 6-4/185 – R/R – 2016 – Coppell HS – TX Feel for change with similar arm speed and delivery to fastball – has confidence in pitch and shows ability to command it well
Landon Miner RHP – 6-2/200 – R/R – 2016 – Bryan HS – TX Advanced feel for change – has tailing action with some sink and uses the pitch with regularity – induces weak contact and some swing-and-miss
Jase Embry RHP – 6-3/180 – R/R – 2016 – Riesel HS – TX Confidence in sinking change – maintains arm speed and throws the pitch with confidence – provides some deception to the hitter hiding the ball well

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RHP Jase Embry
(Baylor commit)
RHP Landon Miner

BEST FEEL FOR PITCHING
Name Bio Remarks
Landon Miner RHP – 6-2/200 – R/R – 2016 – Bryan HS – TX Very advanced feel to pitch – has ability to run 4-seamer away from RHHs and tail 2-seamer into them – confident to throw any pitch in any count – competes well on the mound
Kyle Muller LHP/1B – 6-5/213 – R/L – 2016 – Jesuit College Prep – TX 4 pitches for strikes from a low effort delivery – different velocity on all pitches – pounds the inside part of the plate and even off the plate to RHHs
Charles King RHP – 6-4/185 – R/R – 2016 – Coppell HS – TX Aggressive style on the mound with fast-paced delivery and a lot strikes – goes right after hitters – gets fastball and breaking ball moving in different directions to dissect parts of the plate

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