Fall Scout Notebook



By: Zac Bottoms
Arkansas Scouting Director

Fall means Football in the south, but we still get out and see as much baseball as possible. The fall scout blog will be updated on a weekly basis and will be released every Friday.

2018 LHP Evan Hiatt Catholic HS
Hiatt is a 6-foot-3 190-pound left-hander with a large frame and an average build. He threw from a H ¾ arm slot with a clean quick arm. He used a repeatable delivery with a distinct balance point. He has an athletic finish toward home plate. He located his fastball 83-86 mph with slight sink on both sides of the plate. He showed advanced feel for his 1/7 curveball thrown 76 mph. He has the ability to locate his curveball for strikes and as a chase pitch depending on counts. Overall Hiatt continues to show advanced pitch-ability and an improving build. ( Arkansas Commit)

2017 RHP Noah Fowler Catholic HS
Fowler is 6-foot 195-pounds with a large frame and an average build. His fastball worked 79-82 mph, his curveball was 69-72 mph and his changeup was thrown 71-73 mph. He showed the ability to locate all three pitches for strikes. The curveball had 11/5 shape with early break. The change up was thrown with fastball arm speed and has arm side run. He pitched from a H ¾ arm slot with average arm speed. He repeated his simple delivery. Overall Fowler has advanced pitch-ability.

2018 LHP Hank Hannah Catholic HS
Hannah is a 6-foot 160 pound left-hander with an athletic frame and thin build. He pitches from a H ¾ arm slot with a quick arm. He repeats his delivery and uses a fast rhythm. At times he cuts himself off with his stride. He uses an athletic finish to the first base side. His fastball worked 82-85 mph with slight run. He also showed a cutter with late action 76-77 mph. He threw his curveball 66-68 mph with 1/7 shape and early break. Overall Hannah is a good athlete with a quick arm and a feel for two secondary pitches.

2018 RHP Tucker Sparks North Little Rock HS
Sparks is a 6-foot-2 180-pound right-hander with a large frame and an athletic build. His fastball worked 76-78 mph up to 81 mph, with slight run. He also threw a change up and curveball for strikes. The change up was thrown with fastball arm speed at 69 mph. The curveball was thrown 69-70 mph with 11/5 shape and early break. Mechanically he pitched from a ¾ arm slot with some stiffness in his arm action. He did not display a distinct balance point with a tall finish. Overall Sparks is a large frame athlete with a feel to pitch, with some projection.

2017 MIF Zac Freeman, North Little Rock HS
Freeman is a 5-foot-11 155-pound middle infielder with an athletic frame and thin build. He played through the baseball with fluid footwork and quick exchange. He threw the ball accurately across the infield from a L ¾ arm slot. Offensively he started from a slight open stance diving back into the plate. He showed a line drive swing with quick bat speed. Overall Freeman is an advanced defender with above average athleticism.

2017 MIF Cameron Tissue, Catholic HS
Tissue is a 6-foot 180-pound middle infielder with an athletic frame and build. He showed compact a line drive swing with fast bat speed. He started with an athletic stance and maintained balanced through contact. Defensively he played through the baseball with normal footwork. He uses a normal exchange, and throws from a ¾ arm slot with an accurate arm. Overall Tissue is an advanced hitter with solid defensive tools. ( Central Arkansas Commit)

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