LakePoint Open: Outfield Analysis

PBR Georgia Staff

LakePoint Open took place on June 2nd at LakePoint Sports in Emerson, GA. The event featured over 30 prospects from five different classes (2021-2025). Prospects participated in a pro-style workout. We have already gone through and analyzed the data collected from that day, which can be viewed HERE.

We have already covered the
catchers and infielders in attendance at the event. Today, we turn our attention to the outfielders. This group is led by the athletic, twitchy INF/OF Landon Leonard (Dutchtown, 2023). Leonard impressed with his ability to drive the ball pull-side, in addition to his athletic actions.

Keep reading to see who else made the top prospects list plus full reports on the rest of the outfielders, listed alphabetically.

Top Outfield Prospects

Landon Leonard, Dutchtown (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/SS
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Tall frame, long arms and legs, athletic build with strength.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, vertical bat tilt, hands start chest high, hands and bat cock bat, high elbow short leg lift, separates hands into an arm bar. Long path, level through the zone, carries momentum in the lower half through swing, creates hard contact pull-side.
Power: 89.79 max exit velocity, averaged 83.41 mph. 331.00’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79.00 mph. OF - 82.00 mph. long 3/4 slot, at SS faster arm and dropped down to sidearm on forehand plays, accurate throws from OF and SS
Defense: Plays through ball, fluid footwork in the IF and OF, quick exchange at SS
Run: 7.13 runner in the 60.

Maddox Husband, Woodward Academy (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds. Tall frame, athletic build. Long legs
Hit: LHH. Balanced, high back elbow, hands start back, no load, small leg lift bounces off front toe, balanced at contact. Long, uphill, big upward follow through, works middle and pull side looking to elevate, finishes heavy on back foot
Power: 90.87 max exit velocity, averaged 78.78 mph. 335.00’ max distance. LH power potential
Arm: LH. INF - 75.00 mph. OF - 77.00 mph. Long arm action from OF, some quickness arm, high 3/4 slot, lengthens arm action out on the infield.
Defense: Plays through ball, clean on exchange and with footwork in outfield. At 1B, keeps ball in front with a wide base, clean on exchange, fluid footwork.
Run: 7.34 runner in the 60.

Nathaniel Leverette, Westlake (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 6-3, 175-pounds. Tall frame, long arms, high waisted with more room to grow, athletically built
Hit: RHH. Slightly open setup, short load,long leg kick, keeps weight on back hip, inconsistent timing Long path, moves hands down on ball, creating backspin, tries to elevate baseball, flashed pull side power
Power: 89.85 max exit velocity, averaged 75.97 mph. 311.00’ max distance. Power
Arm: RH. C - 73.00 mph. OF - 76.00 mph. Long arm action in OF, high 3/4 slot, shortens arm action behind the plate, some looseness in arm
Defense: Waits on the ball to get to him in OF, long exchange, average footwork, feel for glove hand
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Harrison Benton, Gordon Central (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-10, 158-pounds. Medium sized frame, broad shoulders, and high waist.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, short stride maintaining weight on backside. Short load keeping hands in the same position.  Short barrel path with short finish, flat through the zone, weight shifts onto backside through contact, middle approach.
Power: 82.16 max exit velocity, averaged 72.96 mph. 268.00’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 78.00 mph. Short arm action, high over-the-top, accurate in the OF, follows through after throw.
Defense: Stay behinds ball, catches ball with momentum into throw, back shuffle before throw, long on exchanges.
Run: 7.23 runner in the 60. 

Devan Hinton, Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe (GA), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-9, 165-pounds. Athletic build, muscular frame.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup, high back elbow, hands load back smoothly with barrel vertical, leg lift stride, balanced at contact.  Long, steep at-times, barrel path to the zone, mostly level through, keeps hands inside, line drive middle approach.
Power: 89.49 max exit velocity, averaged 78.58 mph. 281.00’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 76.00 mph. Long, quick arm action to a 3/4 slot, kept throws around target at home.
Defense: Plays through the ball athletically with clean footwork, back shuffles into throw, long on exchanges.
Run: 7.12 runner in the 60. Clean gait.

Michael  Porter Jr, Wheeler (GA), 2021
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-9, 178-pounds. Strong, broad build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup with weight loaded onto back-side, smooth rhythm in hands, short load back, short stride, good balance. Barrel works short to the zone, and short through, pull-side hitter, elevates ball with force at-times.
Power: 91.64 max exit velocity, averaged 81.32 mph. 312.00’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 80.00 mph. Short arm action to an over-the-top-slot, throws are true with back spin, accurate.
Defense: Gets behind the ball on fly balls and plays through the catch with clean footwork, short on exchanges, good mobility.
Run: 7.23 runner in the 60. 

Dylan Walker, Houston County (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds. Young, athletic build, lean muscle.
Hit: RHH. Open setup with front foot turned inward, hands start high, dropping and loading back into a near arm bar, leg kick timing trigger, early timing. Barrel path works long to and level through the zone, line drive hitter, when on time flashed the ability to drive the ball, quick hands and bat.
Power: 81.23 max exit velocity, averaged 72.39 mph. 249.00’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75.00 mph. OF - 79.00 mph. Short arm action, pulls the bal low and wide on draw, some quickness in arm, low 3/4 slot.
Defense: Takes direct routes in the OF, at-times plays through with a crow hop, sits back on fly balls, long exchanges. On the infield, attacks the ball with quick feet, good feel for glove, long exchanges.
Run: 7.23 runner in the 60.

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