Some Top Performers at the 7/10/18 Underclass Games


David Sharp

Some quick highlights from the Underclass Games:

The Underclass Games (2020, 2021 and 2022 classes) were held Tuesday, July 10 at Hoover High School and the event turned out some impressive performances by several players.

Trey Burrell (2021 OF, Hewitt Trussville HS) was impressive in all facets of his game showing good actions in the OF tracking balls and good arm strength. Not the biggest player but this didn’t hold him back from showing pop at the plate during the morning workout and in the game that followed.

Landon Singley (2020 LHP/OF, Baker HS) had a very productive day and was impressive in everything he did. Good actions in the OF working through the ball with advanced arm strength. His morning BP round and at- bats during game play were impressive showing some juice at the plate as well as an advanced short compact approach which continually showed a gap to gap approach. On the mound, Landon was very impressive mixing in a FB with big ASR and two advanced off speed pitches that he commanded both sides of the plate with.

Austin Nix (2020 SS, Oneonta HS) is simply a baseball player with a throw-back type mentality. On the infield, he displayed clean glove work to go along with very good feet and a plus arm across the diamond. He displayed some major pop during the morning’s BP session and his approach at the plate during the game has an advanced feel.

Caleb McGinnis (2020 3B/RHP, Hokes Bluff HS) really showed some improvement from his first PBR event (Underclass Trials) he attended. A hitter with some raw power and the ability to work the middle of the field, he was also very good on the mound showing a tight breaking ball and ramped his FB up sitting in the low to mid 80’s.

Austin Cornelius (2021 RHP, Hoover HS) worked 2 clean innings on the mound showing a feel for 3 pitches. A guy that attacks the strike zone, the most intriguing pitch in his arsenal is his 2 seam FB that creates run but also shows sink type action.

Jackson Sweatt (2021 C/RHP, Pell City HS) is a player that can do all alot of good things. He was very impressive in the morning workout and the game from the C position, showcasing advanced blocking skills to go with a plus arm. He moves very well behind the plate and has a very good understanding of the game.  

These are only some of the top performers from Tuesday’s event. Tomorrow we will look at additional top performers in each of the statistical driven categories.

If you missed this event and want to attend the next PBR Alabama event, get signed up for the Alabama Summer Trials to be held July 19 at Birmingham Southern College. Information can be found on our website (www.prepbaseballreport.com). Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @PBR_Alabama for the latest on prep baseball in our great state.