2018 Rankings: Profile Review Uncommitted


Zac Bottoms
Arkansas Scouting Director

After a busy fall we wanted to work through and update the 2018 rankings as we finalize this very talented class. We expanded the rankings to encompass 125 players. 46 players have made their college commitments and will be signing their National letters of intent over the next week.

There are 46 players committed but this doesn’t mean that there is not a lot of value still on the recruiting board. 3 players ranked in the top 20 are uncommitted, it will be interesting to see where they land after the early signing period ends. Let us do a review of the top 5 uncommitted players in the 2018 updated rankings. 



Landon Brown

Class of 2018 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Shiloh Christian
    State: AR
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
84 - 86
FB
71 - 74
CB

Scouting Report

Brown is a 5-foot-11 185-pound right-hander with solid frame and build he commands the strike zone with a fastball 86-88 mph with slight sink. He compliments the fastball with a solid curveball with 11/5 break thrown 71-74 mph. He pitches from H ¾ arm slot with a short quick arm action. He repeats his delivery which allows him to command the strike zone on a consistent basis. Overall Brown is right-hander that commands the strike zone with two solid pitches.


Videos

UNDERCLASS GAMES LANDON BROWN





Peydon Harlow

Class of 2018 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Harding Academy
    State: AR
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Scouting Report

Harlow is a 6-foot-3 180-pound right-hander/ outfielder with a large frame and an athletic build. He pitches from a H ¾ arm slot with a quick arm with some strength to his arm action. He uses a simple tall and fall delivery with a distinct balance point. He commands the strike zone with a fastball which works 84-86 mph. He compliments his fastball with a curveball thrown 71-74 mph with 11/5 early break. Offensively he starts from a tall stance with a simple load stride combination with a slight arm bar. He attacks the baseball with normal bat speed and an uphill swing. Defensively he shows solid instincts on balls in the air and plays through the baseball with fluid footwork and a strong accurate arm. Overall a physical player with some rawness to his game, he has a high ceiling as he continues to play the game. 


Videos

5/23/17 Pitching





Demias Jimerson

Class of 2018 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Malvern
    State: AR
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.75
60-yard
87
INF Velo
88
OF Velo

Scouting Report

Jimerson is a 6-foot, 175-pound infielder/outfielder with an athletic frame and build. He has an advanced feel to hit. He starts from a tall stance with a short left-lift and a small hand load. He uses a short swing with a line drive plane. He shows the ability to hit the baseball to all fields and shows raw power to the pull side. He runs a 6.75 in the 60. Defensively he is a sound athlete which plays with fluid footwork. He shows some stiffness to his actions on the infield. He has advanced arm strength throwing the baseball 87 mph across the infield and 88 mph from the outfield with accuracy. Overall Jimerson is an advanced athlete with a feel to hit. 


Videos

Top Prospects 2017 Hitting





Jakobi Jackson

Class of 2018 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Watson Chapel
    State: AR
  • Summer Team: Sticks Elite
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
84
Max FB
81 - 83
FB
72 - 74
CB
71 - 73
CH
Position
7.09
60-yard
90
OF Velo
93
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

Jackson is a 6-foot 190-pound athlete with a large frame and an athletic build. He is an advanced offensive player with ability to hit for power to both fields. He starts from an athletic stance with a fluid load, he attacks the baseball with fast bat speed. He has slight uphill bat path. He does a sound job maintaining rhythm and balance through out his swing. Defensively he shows good instincts on balls in the air. He plays through the baseball with a fluid exchange and a strong arm with carry. As a pitcher Jackson pounds the strike zone with a fastball 79-82 mph. He compliments the fastball with a 1/7 curveball with sharp late break. Overall Jackson is an advanced hitter with above average athletic ability.


Videos

5/23/17 hitting





Parker Gavazzi

Class of 2018 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: OF
  • High School: Conway
    State: AR
  • Summer Team: Arkansas Prospects
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 158lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
6.73
60-yard
81
OF Velo
75
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

Gavazzi is a 5-foot-9 150-pound outfielder with a medium frame and a thin build. He is an above average runner that runs a 6.71 in the 60. Defensively he shows good instincts with the ability run balls down in either gap from centerfield. He plays through the baseball and throws the ball 79 mph from the outfield. Offensively he starts from a tall stance with a minimum load. He drops his hands and pushes the bat through the zone on a line drive swing plane with average bat speed. He produced exit velocities up to 75 mph. Overall Gavazzi is a solid defender with good athleticism.


Videos

Top Prospects 2017 Hitting


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