As expected, the UNC Fall Classic hosted some of the premier talent in Colorado Baseball and beyond. In its biggest year ever, there were high profile Division I commits dotting fields around Northern Colorado. Here is a quick peek at some of the noteworthy teams and players from Day 1.
Colorado Rockies Scout Team
The Rockies Scout Team, as usual, was loaded with big time athletes all over the field. Two future Division I infielders who stood out were:
Justin Boyd - 2019 - SS (verbally committed to Oregon State University)
Boyd is a special defensive infielder with all the ability needed to stay at shortstop in the Pac-12. He is a high-level hitter too, patient at the plate and swings with authority. Boyd also has the speed to be a real threat on the base paths.
Derek Shaver - 2019 - 3B (verbally committed to Wichita State University)
Shaver looks the part as a big-time corner infielder at the next level. A strong athletic build with arm strength that plays at the highest level. Shaver is also a strong hitter with the size and strength that projects to continue to hit for power down the road.
Phillies Scout Team
The Phillies Scout Team is a mix of 2019 and 2020 prospects, and they are athletic throughout the lineup with some projectability on the mound. Here are a few promising 2020s to watch:
Carter Young - 2020 - SS
Young is a high energy infielder with lots of athletic ability. He has plus actions and works through the baseball well; his arm strength is average and will likely find a home at 2B at higher levels. Young is an exciting player to watch and will become a real threat as a hitter as he continues to gain size and strength. He is also a good runner.
Ryan Ure - 2021 - LHP
Definitely a guy to keep on your radar. Ure is a 6’4” LHP that was up to 82 this morning. His arm works, and he will throw much harder as he progresses.
Tyler Holmes - 2019 - LHP
Another left-handed arm that can get it done. Holmes is a guy who is ready to get outs in college baseball now. He knows how to pitch and can really spin a breaking ball.
Additional noteworthy players:
Graham Osman - 2019 - LHP
Up to 87 with plus arm side run and natural deception. The makings of a wipeout slider (75-77mph).
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Trey Rodriguez - 2019 - OF
Very athletic and can really run (inside the park HR at UNC today)
Jack Moss - 2020 - 3B/RHP
Big-time athlete and LHH with some pop. Exciting to watch, verbally committed to the University of Virginia.