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Trey Faltine

| RHP/SS
High School: Fort Bend Travis HS, Richmond, Texas
State: Texas
Commitment: Texas

Ht.: 6'1"
Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: R
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Scouting Report

If you’re looking for a scouts’ favorite among the high school class, you’ll hear Samson Faltine III (which is why he goes by Trey) mentioned a lot. Faltine can do a little bit of everything and is more impressive because of his versatility rather than any one standout tool. Faltine’s father stopped playing baseball when he emigrated from Venezuela to the U.S., but he worked with Trey from a young age, which is apparent in Faltine’s excellent baseball IQ. Faltine has capably played almost everywhere around the diamond—no one is going to waste the 6-foot-3, 195-pounder’s athleticism at first base and he’s never caught, but pretty much everywhere else is a viable option. The Texas signee is a legitimate two-way player who shows feel on the mound and a solid approach at the plate. As a pitcher, he doesn’t wow with overpowering stuff, but his average, 88-91 mph fastball (he can touch 92-93 mph) plays up because he locates it, it’s a high-spin pitch (2,700 rpm) and has solid, natural cut. His 74-77 mph average curveball has excellent shape and he locates it well. He’s toyed with a 78-80 mph changeup that flashed late fade last summer, and he’s added an 82-84 mph slider that shows above-average potential. As a pitcher, Faltine’s stuff may end up getting better if teams bet on his athleticism and future strength gains, and his feel will help him survive as he works to improve his stuff, but many teams like him better as a position player. Faltine’s best hope as a hitter is to play either shortstop or center field—he’s spent time at both spots—but he lacks elite speed, relying more on his routes and reads in the outfield and his first step and good hands at shortstop. Faltine has fringe-average raw power at best right now, and his swing is more contact-oriented than anything. He shows bat speed and barrel control, but he needs to drive the ball more as he matures. Faltine’s versatility means he’s not a refined defender at any position yet, but his feel for the game and excellent body control gives plenty of reasons to believe that the best is yet to come once he focuses on either hitting or pitching and picks a position. He could be a two-way star at Texas who plays both ways as a freshman, but as a potential late Day 1 or early Day 2 pick, he may never get to Austin.

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