Prep Baseball Report

MS Class Of 2019 Rankings Released

Ronald Sims
Mississippi Scouting Director

The 2019 class in Mississippi has already shown to be extremely talented, however with several juniors having already stood out not only on a regional and state level, but also a national level. The 2019 ranking are comprised of 50 players who have shown great promise to this point in their young careers. The 2018 and 2019 rankings will be updated periodically throughout the fall and spring season, as we bring you all the detailed information regarding high school baseball in the state of Mississippi.

Coming in at No. 1 is uncommitted outfielder, Jerrion Ealy. Ealy has already established himself as a premium talent out of Jackson Prep with a medium, athletic build with present strength in frame. Hitting from the right-side he shows quality rhythm and timing, consistently barreling balls up with authority and a gap to gap approach. Ealy has also proven to be an elite runner as well, showing quick footwork in the outfield with direct routes and quality arm strength.

Mississippi recruit, left-handed hitting catcher, Hayden Dunhurst, out of Pearl River Central HS comes in at No. 2. Dunhurst has shown loose, quick hands creating slight leverage through the zone. He creates consistent line drive contact to the pull side with authority, having a present feel for the barrel. Dunhurst has also shown solid catch and throw ability, recording sub 2.0 pop times.

Austin Kelly, Mississippi State recruit, comes in at No. 3. Kelly is a left-handed hitting catcher from Washington HS that has shown solid upside, with potential to hit for power and quality arm strength proving to be a solid catch and throw guy.

Coming in at No. 4 is, Eric Newsom out of Germantown HS.  A 6-foot-3, 185-pound outfielder with present strength and projectable frame, and has displayed impressive bat speed and barrel control from the left-side.

Rounding out the top five is Mississippi State recruit, Kamren James, Desoto Central HS. A primary shortstop, standing 6-foot, 170-pounds with a lean, athletic appearance and room for added physical strength. James, a right-handed hitter, with a gap-to-gap approach has proven to handle the barrel well, impacting the ball with authority.

Below is a look at the Top Ten. To see the entire list, HERE.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Commitment
1 Jerrion Ealy MS Jackson Preparatory 2019 OF
2 Hayden Dunhurst MS Pearl River Central 2019 C Mississippi
3 Austin Kelly MS Washington 2019 C Mississippi State
4 Eric Newsom MS Germantown 2019 OF Mississippi State
5 Kamren James MS DeSoto Central 2019 SS Mississippi State
6 Farmer Abendroth MS Warren Central 2019 RHP Louisiana State
7 Landon Rascoe MS Hattiesburg 2019 RHP
8 Logan Tanner MS George County 2019 C
9 John Plumlee MS Oak Grove 2019 OF
10 Ben Brantley MS Hernando 2019 1B Mississippi State

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