Five Uncommitted 2021 Position Players


Chris Fuller
Kentucky Director of Scouting

Saying 2020 has been anything but normal would be an understatement, and the same applies to the amateur baseball world. With the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a back log of players at the college level, and that trickle down effect has led to a number of good players in the 2021 class still being uncommitted. The following is a look at five uncommitted position players who have the ability to make an immediate impact at the college level.

five uncommitted 2021 position players

 

Ben Higdon OF / McCracken County High School, KY / 2021

6-foot-1, 175 pound switch-hitting outfielder. Athletic frame with room to fill out. Good athlete. Uses an aggressive leg kick to initiate swing. Swing path produces natural lift. Flashed power from the right side hitting multiple BP home runs with a max distance of 371 feet and max exit velocity of 97 mph. Posted elite Blast metrics for a high school hitter. Shows athletic OF actions defensively and works through the ball well with solid arm strength (86 mph). Ran 7.18 laser-timed 60 yard dash. Higdon is one of the top uncommitted 2021 OF's in the state.

 

 

 

 

Eli Burwash SS / Bowling Green High School, KY / 2021

Athletic 5-foot-11, 175 pound right-handed hitting SS/OF. Versatility allows him to play both MIF spots as well as a good OF defender. Hits from a balanced, fairly wide set up and uses a leg kick back to load. Gets the bat on plane efficiently (80% via Blast) to produce consistent line drive contact gap to gap. Incorporates speed into game (6.96 60-yard dash). Registered a max exit velocity of 91.77 in BP. Blast metrics solid across the board. Defensively, works through the ball well as both a MIF and OF. Takes good routes in the OF while also showing good lateral infield movement. Arm strength plays at both positions with strong accurate throws. 84 mph across the infield, 87 from the outfield. Burwash is a solid all-around player who plays the game with high energy.

 

 

 

 

Jackson Green OF / West Jessamine , KY / 2021

6-foot, 185 pound RHH with athletic frame and proportionate strength. Balanced stance and uses a slight leg kick to initiate swing. Gets the bat on plane and keeps it in the zone producing hard line drive contact working from gap to gap. Flashes good bat speed. Ran 6.62 laser-timed 60 yard dash. Speed a definite part of his offensive game. Top of the order guy with power potential. 89 mph during BP. Moves well laterally defensively. Soft hands and efficient release. Good body control with ability to throw on the move. Solid all-around player. A definite follow in the 2021 class. Also has the speed to make a move to CF at the next level.

 

 

 

 

Trent Adkins OF / Simon Kenton , KY / 2021

6-foot-2, 185 pound right-handed hitting OF with athletic frame. Hits from a balanced setup with a short stride. Uses an aggressive approach with strong lower half involvement. Contacts the baseball on a slight uphill path that creates some lift. Shows gap to gap power with ability to hit the ball out of the ballpark. Max distance in BP was 344 ft (3rd best of event). Max exit velocity 93.41 mph. Ran laser-timed 7.08 60-yard dash. Moves well defensively and takes good routes to the baseball. Works through the ball well. 84 mph arm strength with accurate throws. Likely projects as a corner OF at the next level with potential to hit in the middle of the order.

 

 

 

 

Seth Benner 3B / Great Crossing , KY / 2021

6-foot-2, 190 pound right-handed hitting 3B. Starts in a slightly open stance and utilizes a short stride to initiate swing. Uses lower half well and shows strength in swing. Aggressive approach. Looks to drive the baseball and has the power to do so. Was all over the Trackman leaderboard at the event with the top exit velocity at 99.17 mph. Registered the 2nd highest average exit velocity at 90.33 and recorded the second best max distance of the event at 345 feet. Ran 7.14 laser-timed 60-yard dash.
Has the glove to stay at 3B at the next level with adequate arm strength at 80 mph across the diamond. Shows ability to throw on the move and has above average athleticism for the position. Projects as a power hitting corner infielder and middle of the order type bat.