2017 Prospect Review: #16 Wade Beasley


Zac Bottoms
Arkansas Scouting Director

As the calendar turns to December, I want to review the top prospects from the 2017. These players have separated themselves as top prospect, with the potential at some point in their career to become professional prospects, if they are not already.

No. 16 2018 RHP Wade Beasley, Horatio



Wade Beasley

Class of 2018 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Horatio
    State: AR
  • Summer Team: Sticks Baseball Academy
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 220lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
94
Max FB
88 - 91
FB
76 - 78
CB
80 - 83
CH
Position
90
OF Velo
100
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

5.23.17 All-State Game
Beasley is a 6-foot-2 200-pound right-hander with a large frame and an average build. He showed advanced arm strength throwing his fastball 90-93 mph with slight sink. He pitches from a H ¾ arm slot with a quick arm with some strength to the arm action. He repeats his delivery consistently using rushed rhythm with late hand separation. He threw a curveball as his secondary 76-77 mph with 11/5 shape and early break. Overall Beasley is a large player with raw strength, he will continue to be a top prospect as his arm strength is advanced. 


Beasley is a 6-foot-2 200-pound right-hander with a large frame and build. He pitches from an H ¾ arm slot with a fastball 86-89 mph with slight sink. He compliments his fastball with a sharp 10/4 slider thrown 72-74 mph. He repeats his mechanics with a simple delivery. Overall Beasley is a large framed right-hander with a quick arm and a feel for the slider. 


Videos

5/23/17

 

 

Beasely exploded onto the scene late into the summer prior to his junior season. He attended a University of Arkansas camp throwing 91-93 mph, with a quick arm and large frame. It took very time for Arkansas and Beasley to work out details before he committed to Arkansas.

In 2017, Beasley led Horatio to a conference and district championship. He was a force on the mound when he located in the strike zone. Moving forward in the summer he had similar success, when he was in the strike zone consistently he dominated hitters, running his fastball as a high 95 mph. His secondary stuff has shown potential, just at times inconsistent.

Overall Beasely is a firm MLB Draft prospect in the spring of 2018. Sign-ability and his ability to command the strike zone with both pitches will be the determining factor for Beasley is he signs a MLB contract over the summer or opts to attend the University of Arkansas. 

2017 Prospect Review

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