Unsigned Senior Showcase: Outfielders

By: Zac Bottoms
Arkansas Scouting Director

 We started off the week by looking at the top overall performers from our Unsigned Senior Showcase on October 19th. Courtland McDonald from Jacksonville led this group but the talent didn’t drop off much from there as week look at the other top performing outfielders.

 Zach Stanley, OF, Har-Ber HS
Stanley, a 6-foot-2 185-pound outfielder, has the size and frame that will catch any talent evaluator’s eye. Athletically superior, running a 6.65 in the 60, and a 3.85 home first from the right side.  Defensively is sound with fluid footwork and clean exchange. He throws from a High ¾ arm slot that is accurate and has carry. He registered 83 mph during outfield velocity testing. Offensively, he is raw. He starts from an athletic stance and has a short stride. He has fast bat speed and a level line drive swing. He has choppy rhythm and struggles to use his lower half. Offensively he has a ways to go but he finds barrel and is coachable.

Aaron Fagen, OF/INF, Maumelle HS
The 5-foot-8, 155 pound OF, showed the ability to play multiple positions but has the most upside in the outfield. He ran a 6.78 in the 60. Defensively he has quick feet and an arm with carry. He registered 81 mph from the outfield. His arm is stronger than that if he would work downhill. Offensively he had a short line drive swing. He starts from a balanced stance, he maintains good rhythm and balance throughout the swing.


Christian Neves, OF, Ft. Smith Northside
Neves, a 6-foot-3, 160- pound OF, showed good instincts in the outfield. He made good reads on balls in the air with fluid foot work. His average arm from a ¾ slot had arm side run, that led to being inaccurate. If he could raise his elbow and stay on top of the ball his arm strength would improve. Neves ran a 6.9 in the 60 and 4.1 home to first. Offensively he look good. He starts from an open stance he has a short stride that he dives in with. When he strides in and is online the swing is short with a line drive path. Some of his swings he closed himself off and the swing became long.

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