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2021 Watch: Hitters To Watch This Year

Rhett Feser
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2021 Watch: Hitters To See This Spring

The 2021 Grad Class offers a lot of hitters that you are going to want to follow and pay attention to this spring and summer. We take a look at 4 bats that you should want to get looks at early in 2021, with one of them in Hunter Porter still being uncommitted. 

Jackson Clemett OF / LHP / Vauxhall Academy of Baseball, AB / 2021

Report: Son of former professional Linebacker Jason Clemett, Jackson Clemett comes by his athleticism honestly.  Standing at 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, Clemett is an athlete in many dimensions of his game.  While moving well and covering ground in the outfield, Clemett also plays a solid first base.  He has a very short, compact swing from the left side that generates power to all fields and hits the ball hard anywhere in the zone.  Clemett is committed to play at Utah this coming season, look for him to make an impact in the PAC-12 Spring 2022. 


Tyler Herron C / 3B / St.Albert Dev Program , AB / 2021

Report: Tyler Herron has shown he made a very big jump in the past year.   The 6-foot-1 175 pound catcher and third basemen has become a threat all over the diamond.  At our most recent Edmonton Showcase, Herron showed a POP time at 1.84-1.92 with quick feet and an accurate arm.  From 3rd base he also showed quick hands and an 87 mph arm across the diamond.  Herron hits from the right side, keeping his swing compact and having quiet feet. He has a Gap to Gap approach and drives the ball well in the entire strike zone. Herron has shown he deserves attention and looks to continue this upward trend and contribute immediately at Parkland College next year. 

Alejandro Cazorla OF / Okotoks Dawgs Academy, AB / 2021

Report: Cazorla was really making strides at the end of 2019 where he was one of the better players at Tournament 12 in Toronto and the bat was really starting to come into shape. There has always been some looseness and whip for the right-handed hitting outfielder at the plate and he is strong enough to really tap into some power. We should get a good look at Cazorla early this spring as he has a chance to really make some noise and do damage as soemone who should most likely hit in the middle of the order this year. 


Hunter Porter 1B / OF / Vauxhall , AB / 2021

Report:  Porter at 6-foot-4 210 pounds has a lot of physical tools. With his size and broad frame, Porter is loaded with power potential.  Porter moves athletically on the infield and has shown an arm at 86 mph from the outfield.  His swing features good balance and rhythm and has good pull-side power already present.  With this strength and his tendency for hitting the ball in the air, Porter is a guy with the potential to develop into a big power bat.  Porter is uncommitted, so some school will be getting a physical presence with a lot of home run potential in this coming Fall.