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Top FB Velos – 2016 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament

Pitchers took the mound live in games, facing a controlled number of hitters in each frame over the course of outings scheduled for between two and three innings. Since high school baseball in some states was set to begin Monday, January 18, we saw arms at varying degrees of readiness — with the warmer weather arms not surprisingly in the best shape.

Seven pitchers in the class of 2016 touched at least 88 mph, led by Samford University signee Austin Franklin (Paxton, FL) with a top bolt of 94. We saw Franklin up to 92 mph in February 2015, at which point he’d climbed his fastball 12 mph since his first event with us two years earlier in February 2013.

Ten 2017 arms reached 87, with another nineteen at 85-86 mph. RHP Christian Santana (Hialeah, FL) sat atop this group at 92 mph, marking a five mph jump from a top bolt of 87 at the September 2015 Under Armour Futures East Showcase in Jupiter, FL.

Three 2018 pitchers, all of whom we saw at the 2015 Baseball Factory All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament, reached 88 mph. RHP/OF Ryan Wimbush (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) topped at 80 in Auburndale, FL last January, and ran his fastball up to 89 mph one year later in Mesa. RHP/OF Connor Noland (Greenwood, AR) also touched 89 mph in Mesa, up from a top bolt of 86 mph one year ago in Auburndale. RHP Garrett Mullican (Humble, TX) marked a six mph jump on the top end of his fastball with a move up from 82 to 88 since last January.

* NOTE — College Commitments are listed next to hometown if applicable

2016 Graduates

Top 2017 FB Velos | Top 2018 FB Velos

94 — Austin Franklin (RHP/3B) Paxton, FL (Samford)
89 — Tresten Kennard (RHP/SS) Lubbock, TX
89 — Michael Slaten (3B/RHP) Nacogdoches, TX
88 — Dalton Laney (RHP) Rockville, IN (Indiana State)
88 — Kenneth Mendoza (LHP) Mullica Hill, NJ (Campbell)
88 — Chase Shell (SS/RHP) Milton, FL
88 — Aaron Weseman (LHP) Frisco, TX (Dallas Baptist)
86 — Andy Diaz (RHP/OF) Highland, CA
86 — Drake Durham (LHP/1B) New Richmond, WI (Wichita State)
86 — Declan Kearney (RHP) Pacific Palisades, CA (Oregon)
86 — Remington Monce (RHP) Lagro, IN (Jackson JC)
85 — John Julian Kea (OF/RHP) Kapolei, HI
85 — Grant King (RHP) Anaheim Hills, CA
85 — Thomas Koloski (RHP/1B) Anchorage, AK

2017 Graduates

Top 2016 FB Velos | Top 2018 FB Velos

92 — Christian Santana (RHP) Hialeah, FL (Florida Atlantic)
89 — Chris Brown (RHP/1B) Skokie, IL
89 — Jack Conlon (RHP) Sugar Land, TX (Texas A&M)
88 — Dylan Cloonan (LHP) Cutler Bay, FL (Miami)
88 — Billy Kral (RHP/3B) Margate City, NJ
88 — Chase Patrick (RHP) Buena Vista, GA (Georgia Tech)
88 — Jordan Powell (RHP) Montgomery, TX
88 — Austin Thompson (SS/RHP) Rincon, GA
87 — Luke Drummond (RHP) Temple Terrace, FL
87 — Thomas Santos (RHP) Burleson, TX
86 — Brad Armstrong (RHP/1B) Richmond, TX
86 — Brendan Bean (LHP/1B) West Wildwood, NJ (Penn)
86 — Tanner Belcher (RHP/OF) Smiths Station, AL
86 — Jonathan Cornish (OF/RHP) Lancaster, CA
86 — Patch Dooley (RHP) Deer Park, NY
86 — Cameron Foster (RHP) Houston, TX
86 — Nik Galatas (3B/RHP) Corona, CA
86 — Tucker Kuykendall (RHP) Candler, NC
86 — Jackson Leath (RHP) Waxahachie, TX
86 — Cole McNamee (1B/RHP) Milton, GA (Wake Forest)
86 — Chase Pattin (RHP) Tomball, TX
86 — Dan Pruitt (3B/RHP) Oklahoma City, OK
86 — Jack Schmidt (LHP) Cooper City, FL
86 — Nolan Wilson (3B/RHP) Atlanta, GA
86 — Kevin Wiseman (RHP/1B) Fallbrook, CA
85 — Justin Borchard (RHP/3B) Woodland, CA
85 — Justin Cooke (C/1B/RHP) Norman, OK (Oklahoma)
85 — Tristan Harvin (RHP) Dothan, AL
85 — Collin Storms (RHP) Lewisville, TX

2018 Graduates

Top 2016 FB Velos | Top 2017 FB Velos

89 — Brandon Birdsell (RHP/OF) Willis, TX
89 — Connor Noland (RHP/OF) Greenwood, AR
89 — Ryan Wimbush (RHP/OF) Palm Beach Gardens, FL
88 — Garrett Mullican (RHP) Humble, TX
87 — Michael Bacica (RHP) Windermere, FL (North Carolina)
87 — Jared Platero (RHP) Tustin, CA
86 — Hunter Goodwin (RHP/1B) Sylvester, GA
84 — Brandon Deskins (LHP) Friendswood, TX
83 — Alec Lubas (OF/LHP) Brentwood, TN
83 — Paul Stowell (RHP) Mount Laurel, NJ
82 — Baylin Moore (OF/LHP) Albany, GA
81 — Carlos Contreras (LHP/OF) El Paso, TX
81 — Emilio Mata (RHP/3B) Pomona, CA
81 — Nick Petro (3B/RHP) Spring, TX
81 — Carson Rollins (LHP/1B) Katy, TX

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To see the most current fastball velocity leaders in each graduation class, please visit the Top Performers page. Fastball velocity leaderboards are updated weekly, as are those for the 60 yard dash, pop times, raw velocity and exit velocity.

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