Prep Baseball Report

Preseason All-State Spotlight: 2018 MIF August Haymaker

Mike Maerz
Director of Florida Operations/Area Scout

On January 27th, 2018 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, 100 of the top high school prospects ranging from the 2018-2021 classes will participate in Preseason All-State which is the premier kickoff event for the 2018 spring high school season. Preseason All-State will feature high-end draft talent, numerous Division 1 recruits, and some of the top uncommitted underclassman in the state.

Leading up to the event we will highlight each upcoming participant through their own individual spotlight which includes video, reports, and more. Today we take a look at 2018 SS August Haymaker of Lake Brantley HS, FL who is a North Carolina State recruit:


August Haymaker

Class of 2018 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Dr. Phillips
    State: FL
  • Summer Team: Juice
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


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Scouting Report

07/29/17- Committed to North Carolina State University.

12/03/16- The 6-foot-1, 165-pound middle infielder carries an athletic frame with broad shoulders, good forearms, and high hips.  At the plate the right handed hitter displayed a balanced stance with low hands.  The bat path was smooth and direct to the ball showcasing backspin line drives around the field.  Defensively, Haymaker’s athleticism showcased a quick first step and athleticism around the ball.  Arm action lacks the fluidness you desire but the arm is strong and the ball carries well across the field. He has plenty of upside and is only going to get better.

9/23/16 - The athletic, high waisted middle infielder has a very lean and projectable frame. He hits from a wide base and uses a simple load, but still manages to use the lower half well. He has a level path through the zone and a gap-to-gap line drive approach in which he consistently found the barrel. He also showed good actions at short with enough arm strength and good enough footwork to project to stay there. Very interesting going forward.