Inside the 2021 Rankings: Uncommitted Infielders ranked in the Top 100

Phil Wade
Indiana Executive Director

Last week we highlighted some of the top available right-handed pitchers, catchers and outfielders in Indiana's 2021 class. Today we look at uncommited infielders, all ranked in the Top 100, that stood out this Preseason.

Eli Watson, 3B, Providence HS
Positional_Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-foot-1, 185-pound athletic frame
Hit: LHH. Athletic open stance, big load, leg kick stride. Quick bat speed. Extension on his finish. Ability to drive the gaps. 
Power: 88  mph exit velocity. Gap-to-gap power
Defense: Moves well left to right, sure handed defender. 
Arm: 83 across the infield. Average carry
Run: 7.15-60

Watson (2.29.20)

Jack Moroknek, 3B, Brebeuf HS
Positional_Profile: 3B
Body: 6-foot-3, 185 projectable, athletic build
Hit: LHH-Balanced, athletic setup. Leg lift timing trigger. Good rhythm. Level swing path, quick bat speed. Loud contact. 
Power: 95 mph exit velocity, projectable power
Defense: Twitchy hands and feet. clean exchange, sure-handed defender.
Arm: 90 mph across the diamond. 
Run: 7.08-60

Moroknek (2.29.20)

Darien Pugh, SS, Covenant Christian HS
Positional_Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-foot-11, 180-pound strong frame
Hit: LHH. Advanced approach, great barrel control. Quick bat speed, consistent hard contact with projectable gap power. 
Power: 88  mph exit velocity. Gap-to-gap power
Defense: Sure-handed defender with fluid actions. Average arm strength. 
Arm: 83-INF, 90-OF

Pugh (2.29.20)

Casey Sorg, 2B/P, Floyd Central HS
Positional_Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 185-pound projectable frame
Hit: Mirrored set up from both sides. Tall, narrow stance, wrapping load. Above average bat speed, consistently on plane and gets to extension. Consistently found the barrel. 
Power: 90 mph exit velocity-L, 89 mph exit velcocity-R.
Defense: Twitchy exchange, solid defender. 
Arm: 85 infield velocity. Short, quick arm action with some carry.
Pitching: Tilt/topple type delivery, Quick over-the-top to high 3/4 arm action. Has some effort in the delivery. 
FB: T83. 81-83 mph.
CB: 70-72 mph. Has accuracy with gradual action.
CH: 75-78 mph. slight fade, in the zone

Sorg (2.29.20)

Mark Muta, 3B, Illiana Christian HS
Positional_Profile: 3B
Body: 6-foot-2, 180 pound projectable, athletic frame
Hit: RHH. Wider, open setup. Loads back with a wrap. Stride is short. Average use of the lower half. Above average bat speed, pull-side strength. 
Power: 90  mph exit velocity. Pop to his pull-side.
Defense: Sure-hands, ability to throw from multiple arm angles. 
Arm: 77 mph across the diamond (83 mph at a previous event). Average carry
Run: 6.90-60

Muta (2.29.20)

Nate Kelly, SS, Penn HS
Positional_Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-foot-10, 175-pounds
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load back. Longer stride. Some over rotation in the lower half. Above average bat speed. Spinny approach. Level swing path, gets to extension. Gap-to-gap ability. Fluid rhythm.
Power: 88  mph exit velocity.
Defense: Sure-handed with quick, clean exchange.  
Arm: RH. 87 across the infield; 91 from the OF. Long arm action, an-over-the-top slot. Good carry.
Run: 7.04-60

Kelly (2.29.20)

Luke Hellman, SS, University HS
Positional_Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-foot, 180-pound athletic frame
Hit: RHH. Open setup, slight bend in the knees. Loads back with a wrap. Top-tap timing trigger. Fluid rhythm throughout the swing. Longer swing path. 
Power: 82  mph exit velocity.  Pull side approach.
Defense: Fluid footwork, quick, clean exchange. Athletic, plays through the baseball. Twitchy hands, good feel for the position.
Arm: RH. 85 mph across the diamond. Loose arm action, high ¾ slot.
Run: 7.44-60

Hellman (2.29.20)

Dylan Rost, SS, Elkhart Memorial HS
Positional_Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-10, 170-pound lean frame
Hit: RHH. Crouched setup, leg lift stride. Good balance, some over rotation in the lower half. Quick bat speed, short swing path, gets to extension. Line drive type hitter. 
Power: 90 mph exit velocity.
Defense: Soft hands, fluid footwork. Athletic, lateral movements. 
Arm: RH. 82 infield velocity. High ¾ slot. Average carry.
Run: 6.89-60

Rost (2.29.20)

AJ Bordenet, SS, Lafayette Central Catholic HS
Positional_Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-foot-1, 185-pound lean frame
Hit: LHH. Athletic open stance, loads back. High finish, uphill swing path. Generates good forward movement. Inconsistent timing.
Power: 83  mph exit velocity.
Defense: Showcased advanced defensive actions. Twitchy exchange, soft hands, athletic footwork. One of the better defenders at the event. Can pick the baseball.
Arm: 81 mph infield velocity. Quick loose arm action, ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.
Run: 7.63-60

Bordenet (2.29.20)

Mason David, 3B, Bloomington South HS
Positional_Profile: 3B/SS
Body: 6-foot, 190-pound athletic frame
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic setup. Quick load, toe tap stride. Above average bat speed. Uphill swing path, works the gaps. Lower half is stiff
Power: 88  mph exit velocity.  Gap-to-gap type power.
Defense: Sure-handed defender, fluid footwork, clean exchange. Works through the baseball with athleticism.
Arm: RH. 85 infield velocity. Short, Quick arm action
Run: 7.05-60

David (2.29.20)

Nate Newcomer, SS, NorthWood HS
Positional_Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 190-pound strong frame
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, loads back with a wrap. Over rotation in the lower half. Above average bat speed, spinny approach. Gets to extension. Showcased pull-side power. 
Power: 90  mph exit velocity. Pull-side pop
Defense: Quick, Clean exchange, works through the baseball. Above average hands. Fluid footwork
Arm: RH. Loose arm action, ¾ slot. Top infield velocity at 86
Run: 6.93-60

Newcomer (2.29.20)

Blake Stevens, SS, Columbus North HS
Positional_Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-7, 145-pound lean frame
Hit: RHH, slightly opened, crouched setup. Bars during the load with a slight drop in hands. Tight rhythm. Uphill swing path, high finish. Pull-side approach.
Power: 84  mph exit velocity.
Defense: Fluid exchange, firm hands.
Arm: 75 across the infield, Quick arm action, consistent accuracy.
Run: 6.62-60

Stevens (2.29.20)