A Look Back: Preseason Prospect ID: Uncommitted 2019's


Ronald Sims
Mississippi Scouting Director

 

The Preseason Prospect I.D. took place on Sunday January 28th 2018, at Smith-Wills in Jackson, MS. The open event saw seventy-five players from all across Mississippi perform in front of several college coaches and the PBR Scouting Staff.

Today we look back and explore several uncommitted 2019's that participated in the Preseason Prospect I.D.

 

Bailey Allbritton RHP / SS / Grenada, MS / 2019

Wiry 6-foot-2, 175-pound frame with room to continue to fill. Right-handed pitcher that works from a short arm action into high-3/4 release with stiffness, and regular effort in delivery. Smooth rhythm, level shoulders, working down the mound with in-line direction, and finishes athletically. Fastball sat 77-80 mph and was thrown around the zone with mostly straight action. Breaking ball showed early 11/5 shape at 67-68 mph. Change was thrown with near fastball arm speed at 69-72 mph.

Alex Bolling 3B / RHP / Oak Grove, MS / 2019

Physical 6-foot-1, 217-pound frame. A right-handed hitter, he has a balanced setup, simple load, loose hands, short stride with solid lower half use. Slight uphill path, line-drive approach with fluid rhythm and strength in swing producing an exit velocity of 92 mph. Defender worked through balls well with smooth footwork and receptive hands. Slow clean exchange into a slow-¾ release recording a 74 mph infield velocity. Record a 7.78 60-yard dash. Right-handed pitcher throwing from ¾ release, with solid balance, and easy effort in delivery. Fluid rhythm while tall on his backside, level shoulders, in-line direction and finishes athletically. Fastball sat 74-77 mph with mostly straight action, showing ability to command for strike. Breaking ball showed gradual 11/5-shape with near fastball arm speed at 58-62 mph and change was thrown at 69-70 mph.

Carson Fisher 3B / 2B / Germantown, MS / 2019

Wiry, athletic 6-foot-1, 180-pound frame with room for added strength. Right-handed hitter that starts from a tall, neutral setup with hands high and barrel preset. Simple repeatable rhythm with a short stride, balance, direct path posting an 86 mph exit velocity. Solid defender that showed smooth footwork, easy glove actions and clean, midline exchanges with accurate throws, posting a 81 mph infield velocity. Also ran a 7.28 60-yard dash.

Kiel Reed SS / 2B / Brandon, MS / 2019

Wiry 5-foot-8, 150-pound frame with athletic build. Solid athlete posting a 6.85 60-yard dash. Defender that worked through ball athletically with soft hands, fluid footwork and clean, midline exchange allowing arm to work efficiently with accuracy at 74 mph across the infield. Right–handed hitter with slight open, balanced setup with hands held slightly above shoulders. Simple shift of weight load, as head work down into firing position, short stride and compact stroke, posting an exit velocity of 80 mph.

Caleb Sterling C / RHP / Warren Central, MS / 2019

Lean 5-foot-11, 180-pound frame with athletic. Left-handed hitter starts from a neutral stance before he loads back. Short lift of his front leg, into a short stride forward as he creates some separation of hands. Balanced swing, loose hands, barrel is uphill through the zone with good extension through contact. Line-drive contact that produced an exit velocity of 82 mph. Ran a 7.37 60-yard dash. Behind the plate displayed good lower half mobility with soft hands and easy, directional footwork. Soft hands receiving quick clean exchange with quality arm strength that produced pop times ranging 1.81-1.92 and a velocity from the crouch of 77 mph. Right-hand pitcher works from a high-¾ slot with a medium, loose arm stroke. Tilts his shoulder at the top of his leg lift, leaning back before working down the mound with a drop and drive delivery and an athletic finish. Arm works well from back to front and there is still room for his velocity to jump. Fastball was scattered around the zone at 83-86 mph. Curveball has 11-5 shape at 69-70 mph and changeup showed slight fading action to the arm side at 70-71 mph.

 

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