Prep Baseball Report

Recruiting News Around Missouri

In the latest recruiting news around Missouri:
-Brock Hammit, a SS from Nixa HS has committed to Hutchinson County Comunity College. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Hammit is a projectable, athletic middle infielder who runs a 7.19 60. Defensively, he plays through the ball well, in addition to showing soft hands and an accurate arm across the infield. He has fluid footwork and good lateral movements. At the plate, Hammit continued to impress with his balanced approach. He showed excellent hand acceleration through the zone, which produced consistent hard line drives. He also demonstrated repeatable rhythm throughout his swing. 

-1B Andrew Kendrick from Parkview HS will be continuing his career at Lindenwood. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Kendrick is a middle of the order hitter who has shown some good power so far this season.

- Ryan Stevens from Kickapoo HS has committed to Maple Woods College. At a recent PBR showcase, Stevens showed well on the mound, in the field, and at the plate. On the mound, Stevens used a quick, loose arm to throw an easy 80-81 mph fastball. Stevens threw his 65-68 mph 11-to-5 curveball and 72-75 mph change up consistently for strikes. As he gets stronger, Stevens should see an increase in velocity. At the plate, the 5-foot-8, 160-pound Stevens had an aggressive approach and produced a level line drive swing, spraying the ball gap-to-gap. In the field, Stevens used athletic movements, soft hands, and a quick transfer to deliver accurate throws. 

-Deric Link, a 1B from Fair Grove HS is committed to Evangel University. Link is a physically imposing 6-foot-3, 215-pound player who impressed at the plate. Link has a quiet, balanced set up, and utilizes his strength and explosive lower half to drive the ball with backspin carry. Link generates god bat speed and barrel whip while maintaining good bat control. Defensively, Link exhibited solid feet around the bag and topped at 79 mph across this infield.