Prep Baseball Report

Arkansas Top Prospect Upperclass Quick Hits

On June 13th we hosted the Top Prospect Upperclass Games at Little Rock featuring some of the top  players from the 2024 and 2025 classes from all across the state.  We had a traditional showcase portion featuring laser timed 60's, BP with data captured by Trackman and Blast Motion, defensive evaluations with radar gun readings, and topped it off with a simulated game with pitcher's throwing to live hitters and Trackman data being captured.  We will get deeper into the some of the leaders in the showcase metrics in the coming days, but today we take a quick look at a couple of standouts from the event with notes on 18 guys who had strong days.  The event was flooded with high end talent with players that schools need to circle to follow and a couple that schools should try to lock up in the near future.

Boyce Read LHP / OF / Bentonville , AR / 2025

Boyce Read is athletic and consistent. Plays the game with energy and athleticism and has an easy swing at the plate. Repeats positioning and consistently finds the barrel at the plate. 

Andre Bell RHP / 2B / Joe T. Robinson , AR / 2024

Andre Bell performed all day at the event. Quick twitch with a repeated swing and feel for stealing bases Bell showing his elite speed in game.

Caleb Champion OF / 2B / Rogers, AR / 2024

Caleb Champion is long and lean and ran a 6.6 at the event. Projection to the frame Champion is one to follow as he garners more strength the power will come.

Cutter Colvert 3B / 1B / Lonoke, AR / 2024

Cutter Colvert is big and physically strong. Cutter had a loud couple rounds of batting practice and also produced a moon shot home run in the game that got out of the yard in a hurry. The bat plays and he showed the ability to play multiple positions in event.

Persian Austin 1B / OF / Rogers Heritage , AR / 2024

Persian Austin Showed big power in batting practice and in the game. Simple approach with consistent path to contact allowing for loud contact.

Carter Alexander C / 3B / Bigelow, AR / 2024

Carter Alexander is big and physically strong. He can catch and throw and has a high IQ. Alexander plays hard and shows strength at the plate. Consistent approach makes Alexander a back stop to follow.

Greyson Westbrook 3B / RHP / Wynne, AR / 2025

Greyson Westbrook is a legitimate two way prospect who is athletic and has a big arm up to 92 across the diamond. Power at the plate with some quick twitch to the body Westbrook showed why he is one of the top two ways in the class.

Eli McCall 3B / RHP / Bentonville, AR / 2024

Eli McCall is a strong corner infield that showed swing and miss stuff on the mound. Corner infielder with power, McCall is going to be a bat that is sought after.

Landon Holzhauer C / 3B / Fayetteville, AR / 2025

Landon Holzhauer can catch and throw. EAch time we see him he improves defensively. The bat is a line drive swing which has shown growth and he repeats through the zone.

Carter Nye SS / RHP / Bentonville , AR / 2024

Carter Nye is an athletic two way prospect that has a legitimate three pitch mix with a swing and miss change up. Athletic actions in the field and strength at the plate with a line drive swing that is repeated.

Grant Johnson RHP / SS / Bryant, AR / 2024

Grant Johnson is strong and it showed. He has a quick bat with strength at contact and also showed well on the mound. Two way prospect that continues to impress each time we see him.

Charlie Graves OF / 3B / Fayetteville, AR / 2025

Charlie Graves is the epitome of an athlete. He has quick twitch and strength in his long frame. Consistent barrels and feel make him a prospect to follow.

Ford Raffo 3B / RHP / Nettleton, AR / 2025

Ford Raffo has a physical frame and major pitchability. Pounding the zone with a three pitch mix, Raffo also supplies a lot of power at the plate with his simple and repeated path to contact.

Jayde Taylor OF / RHP / Valley View, AR / 2025

Jayde Taylor is lean and long and has strength to the levers. He took loud batting practice and had some loud swings in the game. Taylor will continue to be a player to watch as he continues through his high school career.

Maddox Hampton RHP / 2B / Nettleton, AR / 2025

Maddox Hampton has a projectable build and a clean arm path. Ball carries out of the hand and shows a tunneled breaking ball that produces swing and miss. With the ease of the delivery and athletic build, Hampton should continue to see velocity increase.

Tanner Ross RHP / SS / Texas , AR / 2024

Tanner Ross is a long lean frame with a big curveball. Big time spin out of a true 12-6 shape. Fastball plays with carry. At the plate Ross has long levers and when on plane shows big power.

Hayden McCarley C / RHP / DeWitt, AR / 2024

Hayden McCarley showed a long lean frame with a quick arm and life out of the hand. The more consistent the delivery the more the sink at the plate will play. Shows a swing and miss breaking ball at times and a quick swing at the plate.

Dillon Askew LHP / 1B / Rogers Heritage , AR / 2025

Askew is a Left hander with a clean four pitch mix that showed a swing and miss slider. Projection to the frame along with clean arm swing make for another jump in velocity to come.