Missouri Most Viewed Profiles: Players 20-16

Shon Plack
Missouri Scouting Director

In a similar "End of the Year" countdown to the Most Read Stories of 2016, we will take a look at the top twenty most viewed Missouri Player Profiles of 2016.  Here is number twenty to number sixteen.  Check back in tomorrow for number fifteen to eleven.

20. Jordan Fitzpatrick, SS, Logan Rogersville, 2017 (Missouri State)

Fitzpatrick, a Missouri State commit, is a 6-foot 175-pound left-handed hitting shortstop in Missouri’s 2017 class from Logan Rogersville HS.  He ran a 3.97 home to first, top LHH time of the event, and has an exit velo of 94 mph. At the plate, open stance with leg kick, slightly closed stride, aggressive and quick hands, fast bat speed, power to pull side, hard consistent contact during batting practice.  On the infield, 80 mph positional velo, athletic actions, quick feet, gains ground towards first, high three quarters arm slot, arm works, athletic build with projection.

19. Devan (DJ) Stewart, SS, Westminster, 2017 (Eastern Illinois)

Stewart, an Eastern Illinois recruit, is an athletic 6-foot-1 175-pound SS, impressive on the infield with athletic actions, quick feet and release, loose arm action, arm works, quick hand-to-glove exchange, 86 mph across diamond, accurate throws, at the plate, athletic stance, short path to ball, level plane, fast bat speed, works both gaps, loose hands, 94 mph exit velo, top exit for exit velo of event, down line in 4.14-seconds, runs a 7.10 60. Stewart represented Team Missouri in the 2015 Future Games.

18. Dennis Yingling, LHP, Lindbergh, 2017 (Missouri State)

Yingling, a Missouri State signee, is a strong 5-foot-11 170-pound right-handed hitting first baseman, throws left.  Yingling ran a 7.10 60 and has an 89 mph exit velo.  Has balanced set up at the plate, open stance, lands open, leg kick, loose/strong hands, line drives to pull gap during batting practice.  On the infield, over-the-top release, fluid footwork, clean exchange, mostly accurate throw, positional velo at 78 mph. Yingling touched 87 mph, and worked 83-86 mph.  His delivery has some deception, as he works slightly across his body.  He has an over-the-top release with quick arm speed, throwing a high percentage of strikes.  Curveball at 65-68 mph, 2-to-8 shape, late action.  Change-up at 76 mph. Works the bottom of the zone with all three pitches.

17. Tommy Williams, OF/3B, Lafaytte, 2018

Williams is a strong 6-foot-1 215-pound right-handed hitting third baseman and outfielder.  He ran a 7.32 60 and has an exit velo of 95 mph. At the plate, simple and repeatable, no wasted movement in load, quick bat speed, showed power to middle of the field, gap to gap approach, hard solid consistent contact during batting practice, developing into a top power bat for his class. On the infield, 83 mph velo across the diamond, 81 mph velo at 1B, moves well for size, quick feet, over the top release, momentum through the catch, clean transfer, soft hands. Williams played for Team Missouri in the 2016 Future Games.

16. Brett Hammit, SS, Nixa, 2018 (Nebraska)

Hammit, committed to Nebraksa, is a 6-foot-2 right-handed hitting shortstop in Missouri’s 2018 class.  He ran a 6.89 60 and a 4.57 home-to-first. Hammit and infield velo of 84 mph, and has an exit velo at 99 mph.  At the plate, Hammit takes an aggressive swing with power, loose hands, controlled lift of front leg, hits with leverage in lower half, consistent solid contact during hitting evaluations.  On the infield, loose and short over the top release, plays through the ball, clean catch and release, accurate throws.


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