Dudes of the Weekend: Week 10

Hitters

EJ Garcia (Wheelhouse Baseball 16U)

Wheelhouse baseball 16U’s EJ Garcia showed some impressive bat to ball skills this weekend in Texas. The right handed stud went 9-13 with five doubles, seven RBI’s, four runs scored, and a walk. Garcia keeps his hands vertical through most of his load up before his hands slowly drift back and head for the zone. The 2024 uncommitted righty from Klein Oak (TX) looked comfortable at the plate and was able to repeat his mechanics, which were clearly working. This dude knows how to swing the bat and proved it this weekend.

Event: Five Tool Texas Houston Aggie Showdown

Stat Line: 9-13, 5 2B, 7 RBI, 4R, BB

Nathan Ma (DSP Baseball)

Nathan Ma of DSP Baseball was crossing home plate and scoring runs throughout the weekend in Oklahoma. The 2025 uncommitted right hander went 10-15 with a double, a triple, three RBI’s, nine runs, two walks, and three stolen bases. Ma stayed low throughout his swing and flashed great bat to ball skills. His approach helped him spray the ball all over the field and he loved playing the ball back up the middle. This dude’s approach and game plan at the plate should keep working as he continues to play.

Event: Five Tool Oklahoma Finale

Stat Line: 10-15, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, 9R, 2 BB, 3 SB

Jackson Schanuel (DSP Baseball)

Another dude that played for DSP Baseball this weekend in Oklahoma was Jackson Schanuel. The right hander went 8-13 with a home run, drove eight runs in, scored five times, and drew three walks. This 2025 uncommitted dude out of Newcastle (OK) has a huge body and natural power that he put on display this weekend. He used this power and combined it with his quick hands to crush a home run to left field for his team. Schanuel has a swing that is dripping with power and the run producing that he did this weekend showed it.

Event: Five Tool Oklahoma Finale

Stat Line: 8-13, HR, 8 RBI, 5R, 3 BB

Mason Weiher (MVP 2024)

MVP 2024’s Mason Weiher was sending the ball to the gaps with ease this weekend. The 2024 uncommitted right hander out of Jones (OK) finished the weekend at 8-13 with two doubles, a triple, five RBI’s, nine runs, and three walks. Weiher keeps his bat moving almost until the exact moment he gets ready to swing, just before he corks his body quickly and drives the ball. These mechanics were producing line drives all over the field and he kept coming around to score throughout the weekend. Weiher is a dude that knows how to drive the ball and get on base for his club.

Event: Five Tool Oklahoma Finale

Stat Line: 8-13, 2 2B, 3B, 5 RBI, 9R, 3 BB

Drew Schmidt (Texas Cannons 2023)

Texas Cannons 2023’s Drew Schmidt has put together multiple solid weekends across different Five Tool events this summer and really put it all together with a spectacular showing at the Five Tool Texas AZFC Qualifier. The uncommitted 2023 from Lewisville (TX) blasted a staggering three home runs, brought in 11 runs, and also showed off some nice plate discipline as he drew five walks. The RHH has a picture perfect swing and is quiet in the box. Schmidt utilizes quick bat speed and an engaged lower half to provide pop. Scouts need to get on this dude!

Event: Five Tool Texas AZFC Qualifier

Stat Line: 8-17, 2B, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 8R, 5 BB

Charlie Schneider (Texas Cannons 2024 Rumfield)

Texas Cannons 2024 Rumfield’s Charlie Schneider showed out in a big way at the Five Tool Texas AZFC Qualifier this past weekend. The uncommitted 2024 from Highland Park (TX) was an extra base hit machine as he ripped two doubles, two triples, and a home run over the course of the weekend. The RHH has good bat to ball skills and really stays through the ball, looking to drive it the other way. This dude made quite a statement and is a name worth watching over the course of the fall and into his junior season this spring.

Event: Five Tool Texas AZFC Qualifier

Stat Line: 8-19, 2 2B, 2 3B, HR, 5 RBI, 8R, 2 BB, SB

Alonso Beltran Jr (BBA Desert Sox)

BBA Desert Sox’s Alonso Beltran Jr put on quite the powerful display this past weekend at the Five Tool Texas AZFC Qualifier. The uncommitted 2023 out of Socorro (TX) hammered a whopping three home runs and also added two doubles which really kickstarted his squad’s offense throughout the event. The RHH uses a wide stance in the box to really get into his legs to provide that massive power. Beltran Jr also has a quick bat that allows him to catch up to higher velocity and punish opposing pitchers. All in all, this dude’s extreme pop burst onto the scene this weekend and will be a worth a watch as he transitions into his senior season this spring.

Event: Five Tool Texas AZFC Qualifier

Stat Line: 6-12, 2 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 5R

Ruben Carranza (Athletic Zone Baseball)

Athletic Zone Baseball’s Ruben Carranza went 10-13 this weekend while proving himself to be a dude in Texas. Carranza has a wide open set up at the plate before he slowly brings his body back in and hammers the ball. This type of swing always looks smooth when done right and Carranza was doing it right. The 2025 uncommitted righty out of Duncanville (TX) absolutely crushed a home run to left field and flashed impressive power while doing it. Carranza is a nice hitter at the plate and should only continue to show it from here.

Event: Five Tool/NTX Tournaments Club Championships

Stat Line: 10-13, 3 2B, HR, 2 BB, 4 SB

Landon Cochran (Dallas Patriots 16U Brooks)

Dallas Patriots 16U Brooks’ Landon Cochran found himself standing on second base quite often this weekend in Texas. The left hander ended his weekend with a 9-19 stat line that included two doubles, four RBI’s, nine runs, a walk, and four stolen bags. Cochran keeps his approach and mechanics simple, which allows him to utilize his impressive hands to make contact with the ball and drive it. The 2024 uncommitted dude from North Forney (TX) also showed some impressive speed and smarts on the bases when he stole four bags for his club. This is a guy that knows how to play the game and it was helping his team in a big way this weekend.

Event: Five Tool/NTX Tournaments Club Championships

Stat Line: 9-19, 4 2B, 4 RBI, 9R, BB, 4 SB

Taylor Pritchett (Dallas Tigers Wood)

Dallas Tigers Wood’s Taylor Pritchett shined this weekend at the dish in the Five Tool/NTX Tournaments Club Championships. The uncommitted 2023 from Rio Vista (TX) did a little bit of everything for his squad as he smoked five extra base hits, drove in a pair of runs, scored 11 times, and also swiped four bags. The RHH has the make up of a prototypical lead off guy as he set the table all weekend, made opposing team’s sweat anytime he was on the basepaths, and really just finds a way to impact the game in a positive way. This dude is a scrappy, dirtbag type of player that can certainly find a way to help out a college program.

Event: Five Tool/NTX Tournaments Club Championships

Stat Line: 9-17, 3 2B, 2 3B, HR, 2 RBI, 11R, 3 BB, 4 SB

Aukai Kea (HBG)

HBG’s Aukai Kea was on fire this weekend at the Five Tool California SoCal Summer Finale. The uncommitted 2024 from Kamehameha Kapalama (HI) was a tough out at the dish as he whacked seven hits including four doubles throughout the course of the event. The big RHH proved to be his team’s go to RBI man as he drove in an impressive 10 runs. Kea really gets into his load and showed the ability to drive the ball to all fields. This name is certainly a name to remember moving forward.

Event: Five Tool California SoCal Summer Finale

Stat Line: 7-11, 4 2B, 10 RBI, 4R, BB, SB

Austin Harris (NorCal Baseball 2024)

NorCal Baseball 2024’s Austin Harris had a successful weekend in Northern California. He ended the weekend with a 9-13 stat line that included three doubles, a triple, five RBI’s, six runs, and a stolen base. The 2024 uncommitted righty from Foothill (CA) uses a short and compact swing to get to the ball and make hard contact. He flashed gap to gap power and utilized both gaps in his approach. Harris had an advanced feel at the plate and was racking up the hits because of it.

Event: Five Tool California NorCal Summer Finale

Stat Line: 9-13, 3 2B, 3B, 5 RBI, 6R, SB

Ian Holt (Panthers)

Panthers’ Ian Holt ended his weekend in Northern California with an 8-14 stat line that included two doubles, three triples, five RBI’s, six runs, two walks, and a stolen base. Holt had one ball driven to the wall in right center field in particular that showed off his impressive skills. The 2023 uncommitted right hander from Ponderosa (CA) has simple mechanics and knows how to make contact with the ball. On the bases, he showed an aggressive nature that he paired with some impressive speed. This dude is an impressive ballplayer and showed all kinds of tools this weekend.

Event: Five Tool California NorCal Summer Finale

Stat Line: 8-14, 2 2B, 3 3B, 5 RBI, 6R, 2 BB, SB

Pitchers

Collin Berry (UB Texas Select)

UB Texas Select’s Collin Berry was locked in on the bump in his lone start in the Five Tool Texas AZFC Qualifier. The uncommitted 2024 out of Farmersville (TX) made it tough on hitters all evening long as he allowed only two hits and racked up 11 strikeouts in a complete game shutout. The LHP ran his fastball up to 85 MPH and tunneled his slider well to generate swings and misses. Berry hides the ball well, making it difficult for hitters to barrel the ball up. This dude really impressed and will be a fun watch over the next year as he gets stronger and looks to add more velocity.

Event: Five Tool Texas AZFC Qualifier

Stat Line: 7 IP, 11K, 2H, 0R

Rogge Brown (MVP 2024)

MVP 2024’s Rogge Brown was lights out Saturday afternoon in the Five Tool Oklahoma Finale. The uncommitted 2024 from Edmond North (OK) stymied the opposition throughout his outing and did not allow a single hit while also racking up 12 punchouts. The RHP featured a fastball curveball combo that seemed to baffle hitters as he tallied whiff after whiff. Brown was up to 84 MPH with his fastball and will certainly have room to add strength and in turn velocity on an already solid pitch. Watch out for this one.

Event: Five Tool Oklahoma Finale

Stat Line: 6 IP, 12K, 0H, R

Ben Stec (Dallas Patriots 16U Brooks)

Ben Stec of Dallas Patriots 16U Brooks’ had himself an outing this weekend, going six shutout innings while racking up ten strikeouts and allowing just one hit. The right hander flashed an 83-85 MPH fastball and a 73-74 MPH curveball. He throws from a slightly different arm angle than your typical right hander, making it an uncomfortable at bat for the hitter. The 2024 uncommitted dude from Frisco Independence (TX) was living in the strike zone and was still able to get misses. Stec was a force to be reckoned with on the bump this weekend.

Event: Five Tool/NTX Tournaments Club Championships

Stat Line: 6 IP, 10K, H, 0R

Roman Magana (MVP Hustle)

MVP Hustle’s Roman Magana went five shutout innings and collected eleven strikeouts and allowed no hits in his outing this weekend. The big left hander uses his length well on the mound, getting good extension on his pitches. His breaking ball was getting whiffs consistently and he was also able to throw it whenever he wanted to. The 2024 uncommitted lefty from Eleanor Roosevelt (CA) was showing impressive stuff on the mound this weekend and his team enjoyed every minute of it.

Event: Five Tool California SoCal Summer Finale

Stat Line: 5 IP, 11K, 0H, 0R

JP Suter (Chico Aces 17U)

Chico Aces 17U’s JP Suter was unreal throughout two appearances in the Five Tool California NorCal Summer Finale. In his first outing, the 2022 graduate out of Placer (CA) racked up 13 strikeouts in seven shutout innings of work. The RHP works from a deceptive arm slot that makes it tough for hitters to pick up the baseball. Suter snapped off some nice breaking pitches to tally swings and misses throughout both outings. This dude showed out on the bump this weekend and definitely highlighted he has the potential to compete at the next level.

Event: Five Tool California NorCal Summer Finale

Stat Line: 10 IP, 17K, 5H, 0R

Matthew Schallberger (CBA Stockton 2025)

CBA Stockton 2025’s Matthew Schallberger turned in one of the most impressive outing of the summer on Saturday afternoon in the Five Tool California NorCal Summer Finale. In one of his two outings in the event, the uncommitted 2025 from Lincoln (CA) tossed a PEFECT GAME in which he struck out a staggering 13 hitters over six innings of work. The RHP showed the ability to attack hitters early and often and was not afraid to challenge guys. Schallberger was extremely composed all weekend long and will be a name to remember over the course of the next couple of summers.

Event: Five Tool California NorCal Summer Finale

Stat Line: 8 IP, 15K, H, R

Sean McGrath (NorCal Black 2025)

NorCal Black 2025’s Sean McGrath was a workhouse on the bump this weekend. The 2025 uncommitted right hander from San Marin (CA) threw ten total innings, allowing just one run, for hits, and collecting thirteen strikeouts. He used his fastball often and the run on it was getting hitters out. McGrath was living on the corners and looked comfortable on the mound. This dude was a massive part of his team’s success this weekend.

Event: Five Tool California NorCal Summer Finale

Stat Line: 10 IP, 13K, 4H, ER

Cameron Staton (Chico Aces 2023)

Chico Aces 2023’s Cameron Staton made quite the statement on Saturday afternoon at the Five Tool California NorCal Summer Finale. The uncommitted 2023 from Placer (CA) dominated the opposition as he allowed only three hits over 5.2 innings and also punched out 12. The LHP is a tough arm to decipher as he features a fastball with impressive tail and really attacks the zone early in counts. Staton has the make up of a lefty that can go deep into games and put his team on his back when it counts. Get on this dude!

Event: Five Tool California NorCal Summer Finale

Stat Line: 5.2 IP, 12K, 3H, 0 ER

JJ Sipe (PFA Bakersfield 2025)

PFA Bakersfield 2025’s JJ Sipe was a force to be reckoned with on the bump in the Five Tool California NorCal Summer Finale. The uncommitted 2025 from Centennial (CA) shut down his opponent in his start Saturday morning as he did not allow a hit over six innings of work and struck out 11 batters. The RHP throws from a unique arm slot in which he almost slings the ball across his body, making it difficult for hitters to pick the ball up. Sipe was able to effectively pair his fastball and breaking ball to generate timing issues and swings and misses. This dude is a young arm that has the chance to continue to improve over the course of the next couple of years. Keep an eye on this one.

Event: Five Tool California NorCal Summer Finale

Stat Line: 6 IP, 11K, 0H, 0R

David Fernandez (TCxDream 2023 & 2024)

David Fernandez of TCxDream 2023 & 2024’s put on a show this weekend on the mound. The 2024 uncommitted dude out of De Anza (CA) was working efficiently on the mound in his complete game. He was throwing everything he had for strikes and flashed an impressive curveball. The lefty had a sweet sweeper that featured impressive movement and he knew how to command it. Fernandez has impressive stuff and turned it into results this weekend.

Event: Five Tool California NorCal Summer Finale

Stat Line: 7 IP, 11K, 3H, 0R

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