2017 Prospect Review: #30 Luke Pectol

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. 30 2020 Luke Pectol, Robinson HS

Luke Pectol

Class of 2020 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Robinson
    State: AR
  • Summer Team: Arkansas Prospects
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R


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Scouting Report

Pectol is a 6-foot-1 170-pound corner infielder with a large frame and an athletic build. He played through the baseball with fluid footwork, a normal exchange and loose arm action from a H ¾ arm slot. He throws the baseball 80 mph across the infield. Offensively he hits from the left-side, he starts from a tall stance, he uses a simply load stride combination, he attacks the baseball with fast bat speed and an uphill swing. He produces exit velocity up to 96 mph. He maintains leverage through out his swing and shows and advanced feel for the barrel. Overall Pectol is a projectable athlete with advanced feel to hit. 


Top Prospects 2017 Hitting


Pectol burst onto the scene in spring competing for Robinson HS. He showed the versatility to play multiple positions, helping breathe life into a program competing in the 7-4A. He was an all-conference selection due to his offensive prowess.

He continued to show advanced bat speed and a feel for his barrel, throughout the summer with the Arkansas Prospects. Recruiting began picking up after Pectol showed very well at the Battles of the Borders. He committed to Kentucky later in the fall.

Pectol will be intriguing to watch, as he physically matures, with added strength he projects to be a left-handed bat that hits for power. He is a solid athlete and shows the ability to compete defensively at any corner position, on the infield or in the outfield. 

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