Prep Baseball Report

Best of the Cape: Ranking the Corner Outfielders

David Seifert & Dan Jurik
Prep Baseball Report

After the release of our Top 2019 draft eligible Cape Cod Pitchers and Position Players, we now take a deeper look at the loads of talent the league boasted this summer. Today we rank the Corner Outfielders, which includes prospects from both the 2019 & 2020 draft classes.

12. Matthew Barefoot, 2019 (Campbell)
Six-foot, 205 pounds with an athletic build and strong frame. Barefoot went out and slashed .379/.474/.521 across 140 at-bats during the regular season for Hyannis. His efforts earned him an All-Star nod, the “Pat Sorenti MVP” award and the “Thurman Munson Batting Champion” title. At the plate, he starts tall with a balanced and relaxed set-up. He sinks down and coils into his back hip as he gets ready to hit. Although it’s a lot of movement, the hands stay back and create a powerful stretch in his core. Once his stride foot is down, he’s in a strong, athletic position with his entire body. From there, the swing is loose and quick with a high level of adjustability. Advanced approach and pitch recognition. Rarely commits to a pitch too early. Shows enough bat speed to defend against velo when down in the count. Power plays better gap to gap presently. Flashed lift in swing to pull-side during BP. Best time down the line was 4.25. Defensively fits best in left field with a near average arm. Barefoot will see plenty of attention from evaluators in 2019 as he returns to Campbell for his redshirt-junior season.

11. Quin Cotton, 2019 (Grand Canyon)
Fully mature, strong bodied left fielder at five-foot-eleven, 200 pounds. Consistently showed solid defensive skills with running catches chasing down liners over his head and into the left-center gap. Above average runner underway, closer to average down the line...

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