01/17/2020 - 2020 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Hunter continues as a top prospect on the diamond. He did show as a catcher for the first time at the event. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. Quick lateral movements allow him to center/deaden pitches in the dirt off of a soft chest. Runners will not want to test his cannon for an arm (88 mph velocity) with impressive pop times of 1.98. Offensively, he continues to shine with pro level hitting / power potential through an athletic setup. He has athletic/smooth actions with fluid rhythm to load. He gets good hand separation and delivers the barrel with leverage, resulting in a barrel explosion (88 mph exit velocity) with the ball screaming off of his barrel. On the mound, this righty has a 3 pitch arsenal in which to keep hitters guessing. Fastball showed a range of 86-88 mph and owns the inner half as he works both sides of the plate. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with sharp break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Control is outstanding as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Hunter will get looks from the top collegiate coaches and pro scouts with his baseball abilities.
01/18/2019 - 2019 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Hunter is an athletic SS/RHP prospect who continued to showcase his skills at the Under Armour All-American Pre-Season Tournament. In the field, Hunter takes good angles and is very agile moving to the ball. He gets into an athletic position and fields the ball out in front of his body. He makes a clean exchange and works to make accurate throws to his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an open stance and takes a square stride. He gets into his load on time and takes a level swing. He rotates his core well and makes consistent contact. On the mound, Hunter works inline towards the plate and finishes square to his target. He shows a two pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 84mph with tailing action. Breaking ball sits from 69-73mph with 10-4 break. Overall, Hunter is a solid prospect who should find success in this, his junior season.
10/17/2018 - Arizona Junior Fall Classic
Hunter is a lanky and athletic 2020 Utility prospect that worked hard during the Junior Fall Classic. At SS, Hunter is on time with his prep step, presents a low/early glove, and has a quick first step to the ball. He creates angles, has a clean exchange, and throws from multiple arm angles. At the plate, Hunter starts in an athletic stance, loads his hands back into the drive position, and gets his front foot down on time. He's a line drive hitter that has a middle approach at the plate. He needs to continue to attack the inside part of the ball, and create backside drive with his lower half. On the bump, Hunter gathers over the rubber, separates on time, and has good tempo in his delivery. He has good feel for his changeup and sinks his fastball. Hunter is a gamer and was very coachable. He will continue with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
06/16/2018 - Omaha National World Series - Session 1 (Ages 14-18)
Hunter is a hardworking SS/RHP prospect who is a leader and plays hard. In the field, Hunter plays with effective pre-pitch actions and active footwork. He takes effective angles and presents his glove as he fields the ball in a square position. Hunter has a clean exchange leading into a quick arm action. He throws from a high 3/4 arm slot showing consistently online throws across the diamond. Offensively, Hunter has a square setup with a centered balance. He has smooth rhythm with a good load and short, square stride as he uses his lower half throughout his swing. He gets good separation showing an on-plane swing path getting good extension at contact. He keeps his barrel level and produces square contact. Hunter is a line drive type hitter who has the ability to drive the ball to each gap with power. On the mound, Hunter works downhill and shows a deceptive delivery. He has balanced, on-time mechanics throwing from a high 3/4 arm slot. He has a quick arm action and extends through his release. Hunter lands closed to home plate with the proper stride length. He does a nice job rotating towards his target as he finishes. Hunter commands both his fastball with run movement and sharp breaking curveball. Overall, Hunter is a well-rounded prospect who has a versatile skill set.
10/04/2017 - Arizona Sophomore Fall Classic
Hunter is an athletic (6'1"/160) SS/RHP who continues to work hard on his skills. He is a coachable player who showed well during his time at the Arizona Sophomore Fall Classic. With the bat, this RHH stands in with an athletic setup and centered balance. Hands are quick as he swings against a firm front side, engaging his lower 1/2 well. He hits the ball where it's pitched and uses the whole field. Continuing to work on getting more hand separation on his load will help him to get to a strong position with leverage which will result in more pop. Defensively at SS, he has active prep and comes to get the GB. He works from right to left, funnels smoothly and has a clean transfer to throw, firing the ball accurately to 1B. On the mound, this reliable RHP competes, throwing strikes and challenging hitters to swing the bat. Arm action is quick as his FB at 80 mph shows some tailing action. He works from the stretch and mixes his timing well. Changeup shows to be his go-to off-speed pitch as he works to keep it down in the zone. Hunter is a solid all-around player who has tools with still time to progress.
06/17/2017 - Omaha National World Series - Session 1 (Ages 14-18)
Hunter is a lanky, projectable built SS/RHP prospect who has a versatile skill set and graduates in 2020. Offensively, Hunter has a crouched, athletic stance with his weight in the front of his stance. He has a good load and takes a square stride as he uses his lower half throughout his swing. Hunter tracks the baseball and has a long swing path. He is a contact type hitter who lands the barrel to the baseball consistently. Hunter has a good approach and the ability to use all fields. In the field, Hunter plays with effective footwork and reads the baseball well. He gets around the ball to field it in a square position. Hunter has a clean exchange leading into a long arm action throwing from a high 3/4 arm slot. He does a nice job playing through the baseball with momentum toward his target. His throws are online with good strength. On the mound, Hunter has a balanced, on-time delivery throwing from a high 3/4 arm slot. He extends through his release and stays square to home plate with a controlled landing at the proper stride length. He does a nice job engaging his hips and finishing with his chest over his front knee. Overall, Hunter has skill on both sides of the ball with good potential to take his game to the next level.
05/28/2017 - College PREP - Keizer (Salem), OR
Hunter is a talented SS/RHP prospect who has an athletic build and well-rounded skill set. In the field, Hunter plays with effective pre-pitch actions and quick footwork to cover good ground in each direction laterally. He presents his glove and gets around the baseball to field it athletically and aggressively. He has a quick exchange leading into a short arm action throwing from a 3/4 arm slot. Hunter plays with momentum through the baseball and shows strong, accurate throws across the diamond. Offensively, Hunter has a tall setup with his weight in the front of his stance. He has smooth rhythm and does a nice job getting extension with his hands. Hunter shows the ability to be a line drive hitter. On the mound, Hunter has a balanced, on-time delivery throwing from a 3/4 slot with a free arm action. He extends through his release and has a controlled landing staying square to home plate. He does a nice job engaging his hips and rotating towards his target. Hunter commands his fastball with good sink action and his changeup shows arm side run. He also has a developing curveball and cutter. Overall, Hunter has talent on both sides of the baseball and good potential to get even better.