Future Games Spotlight: C/OF Keaton Rice



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Keaton Rice
Name: Keaton Rice

Graduating Class: 2017

Position: C/OF

School: Geneseo

Height: 6-1
Weight: 175

Rank:
State: 80

The Skinny:
Rice made significant strides in his game over the course of the year, and was one of the top performers at the PBR Underclass Trials in June, which earned him an invitation to the Future Games. Will be a big riser when the 2017 rankings are updated after the Future Games. A long and projectable athlete, Rice is a left-handed hitting catcher and outfielder who should continue to add more and more power as he fills into his frame. Defensively, he has a strong arm (81 mph from the crouch), and reeled off consistent 1.94-2.01 pop times at the Underclass Trials. Somewhat under the radar prospect right now ... but we're guessing not for long.

Scouting Report:
 6-foot-1, 175-pound, lanky, athletic build, projectable body, left-handed hitter. Hits from an open stance, smooth load, loose wrists, short stride. Above-average bat speed, short bat path with extension, fluid rhythm, 86 mph exit velocity, drove the baseball from gap-to-gap. Behind the plate showed soft hands, short arm action, high ¾ slot, with carry, 81 mph from the crouch, pop times ranged from 1.94-2.01. Ran a 7.45 60-time.

The Future Games:
This one-of-a-kind event will feature the best uncommitted Class of 2017 prospects from our 20-plus state coverage area. The Future Games will take place on July 30 - Aug 1 (Thursday-Saturday) at Grand Park, a state-of-the-art 22-field baseball complex located in Westfield, IN, just north of Indianapolis. The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is the premier summer scouting event for Class of 2017 prospects and select 2018 prospects. Last year, more than 110 colleges from all over the country were in attendance.

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