Updated TCU Baseball Commitments: The 2015, 2014 and 2013 Recruiting Classes

TCU Baseball has received several commitments over the last six months, helping to fill out there 2013, 2014 and 2015 classes. - TCU Athletics

Lots has happened over the last six months since our last update, including commitments from two of the highest regarded prospects in the 2014 and 2015 classes. Additionally, the updated full list of 2013 new-comers is included below.

Listed below are the current commitments (as I have them, could be more) TCU has locked down in their 2014 and 2015 recruiting classes. Additionally, the 22 new faces TCU added this fall as part of their 2013 class are listed at the bottom.

2015 TCU Baseball Commitments

Ethan Franklin
Height/Weight: 6-2/200 lbs.
High School/Hometown: Kountze HS/Evadale, TX
HS Positions: RHP, 3B, OF
Bats/Throws: L/R
PerfectGame Rankings: Top 150 Nationally, Top 25 in Texas

Notes: Top 10 RHP in the Texas 2015 class... Up to 91 with his fastball in PG tournaments... Sits in mid-to-high 80s with FB, also throws CB... Over the top release slot with an athletic build.

Ryan Johnson
Height/Weight: 6-3/200 lbs.
High School/Hometown: College Station HS/College Station, TX
HS Positions: OF, IF
Bats/Throws: L/R
PerfectGame Rankings: Top 5 nationally, #1 recruit in the state of Texas

Notes: Premier level recruit in the 2015 class (Billy McKinney level) with excellent bat speed from the left side, projects as a solid defensive COF and middle of the order bat. Plays for the Texas Scout Team Yankees, both parents are Texas A&M grads.

Dillon Meadows
Height/Weight: 6-1/180 lbs.
High School/Hometown: Paradise HS/Paradise, TX
HS Positions: RHP, IF
Bats/Throws: R/R
PerfectGame Rankings: Top 350 Nationally, Top 50 in Texas

Notes: A rising Texas RHP with a great athletic frame and loose arm action to accompany a high 80s fastball and good slider... Plays for D-Bat Baseball... Keep an eye on this kid.

Joshua Watson
Height/Weight: 5-11/190 lbs.
High School/Hometown: Arlington Martin HS/Arlington, TX
HS Positions: OF, C
Bats/Throws: S/R
PerfectGame Rankings: Top 400 Nationally, Top 50 in Texas

Notes: ...A top 50 catcher nationally and a top 5 catcher from the state of Texas... Power potential bat, solid athlete... Could play C or OF at the next level...

2014 TCU Baseball Commitments

Bradley Barnett
Height/Weight: 6-0/175 lbs.
High School/Hometown: Rockwall HS/Rockwall, TX
HS Positions: MIF, CIF
Bats/Throws: R/L
PerfectGame Rankings: n/r

Notes: Solid IF commit, plays for the Dallas Patriots

Francisco DeJesus
Height/Weight: 6-1/215 lbs.
High School/Hometown: McKinney Boyd HS/McKinney, TX
HS Positions: 1B, OF, LHP
Bats/Throws: L/L
PerfectGame Rankings: Top 500 Nationally, Top 50 in Texas

Notes: Big/strong frame, mature physical specimen... Can definitely hit the ball a long way when he makes contact... Future positions are 1B, maybe COF... Plays primarily with Team Citius...

Drew Gooch
Height/Weight: 5-10/195 lbs.
High School/Hometown: Argyle HS/Argyle, TX
HS Positions: LHP, 1B
Bats/Throws: L/L
PerfectGame Rankings: Top 500 Nationally, Top 75 in Texas

Notes: Top 10 LHP in the state of Texas, top 50 LHP nationally... small frame but solid velocity for his build... high ¾ arm slot with a strong downhill motion... mid to high 80s on the fastball, solid change and developing breaking ball...

Jared Janczak
Height/Weight: 6-1/185 lbs.
High School/Hometown: Belton HS/Temple, TX
HS Positions: OF, RHP, IF
Bats/Throws: R/R
PerfectGame Rankings: Top 500 Nationally, Top 50 in Texas

Notes: Legit two-way prospect, very athletic... Throws in the upper 80s consistently, solid breaking ball, high ¾ release... Plays with the Waco Storm...

Tyler Kolek
Height/Weight: 6-5/230 lbs.
High School/Hometown: Shepherd HS/Shepherd, TX
HS Positions: RHP, IF
Bats/Throws: R/R
PerfectGame Rankings: Top 5 Nationally, #1 in the state of Texas

Notes: All world RHP in the 2014 class... The #1 RHP in the nation... Throws in the mid-90s consistently, has hit 98-99 on several occasions... Also throws a CB, SL and change... Huge frame... Matt Purke did make it to TCU, will Tyler?

Matt Myers
Height/Weight: 6-1/195 lbs.
High School/Hometown: Churchill HS/San Antonio, TX
HS Positions: RHP, OF, C
Bats/Throws: R/R
PerfectGame Rankings: Top 300 Nationally, Top 30 in Texas

Notes: Just a solid baseball player who can play all over the field... Probably a RHP at the next level... High 80s FB with a solid CB and a change... Athletic build, high ¾ arm slot...Plays with the South Texas Sliders...

Connor Reich
Height/Weight: 6-0/170 lbs.
High School/Hometown: Hallsville HS/Longview, TX
HS Positions: RHP, OF, IF
Bats/Throws: R/R
PerfectGame Rankings: Top 1000 Nationally, Top 130 in Texas

Notes: Medium frame yet athletic, ¾ arm slot with solid arm action that can work a FB into the mid to high 80s consistently... Fairly projectable guy who already has some pitch-ability... Solid defensive outfielder and solid bat, but will likely be a RHP at the next level...

Evan Skoug
Height/Weight: 5-11/200 lbs.
High School/Hometown: Libertyville HS/Libertyville, IL
HS Positions: C, IF, OF
Bats/Throws: L/R
PerfectGame Rankings: Top 300 Nationally, Top 10 in Illinois

Notes: Very good and rising catching prospect that has turned heads during the summer (2013) with an advanced feel at the plate... May not be a C at the next level, but his bat and athleticism certainly will... Very solid arm (think Elander) that could play COF or C...

Justin Twine
Height/Weight: 5-10/195 lbs.
High School/Hometown: Hemphill HS/Hemphill, TX
HS Positions: MIF, OF, RHP
Bats/Throws: S/R
PerfectGame Rankings: Top 50 Nationally, Top 5 in Texas

Notes: Top level MIF prospect in the 2014 class, also a three star football recruit (running back)... Has indicated he will only play baseball in the future... Likely a MIF at the next level, although I could see him at the hot corner as well... Excellent instincts, shows running back "twitchiness" when ranging in the IF... Gap power and tons of bat speed... Would be a major win for TCU to get him on campus...

Austen Wade
Height/Weight: 6-0/185 lbs.
High School/Hometown: Midland HS/Midland, TX
HS Positions: OF, LHP
Bats/Throws: L/L
PerfectGame Rankings: Top 500 Nationally, Top 50 in Texas

Notes: Solid OF prospect for TCU, good LH bat that flashes some good potential... Prototypical COF at the next level, will add weight and strength as well... Plays for the D-Bat Mustangs....

Connor Wanhanen
Height/Weight: 6-2/175 lbs.
High School/Hometown: Flower Mound HS/Flower Mound, TX
HS Positions: OF, IF
Bats/Throws: L/R
PerfectGame Rankings: n/r

Notes: Similar to Wade, will need to add strength at the next level but has potential... Plays for the Dallas Tigers...

2013 TCU Baseball Newcomers

Tyler Alexander - LHP

Connor Beck - OF

Ryan Burnett - LHP

Connor Castellano - IF

Garrett Crain - IF

Dylan Delso - C

Jeremie Fagnan - OF

Will Foreman - OF/C

Will Fox - OF/IF

Eric Garza - MIF

Brandon Gilson - LHP

Brian Howard - RHP

Jordan Kipper - RHP

Michael Landestoy - IF/OF

Alex Mata - RHP

Robby Medel - RHP

Walker Pennington - IF/OF

Ty Slanina - OF

Preston Templer - RHP

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