A Look Inside 2020 Rankings


Ronald Sims
Mississippi Scouting Director

Last week, Prep Baseball Report Mississippi released its updated Class of 2020 Rankings, after our scouting staff tracked down the top emerging talent at high school games, tournaments and showcases during the spring and summer months.

To see the Mississippi 2020 rankings release story, click HERE.

To see the entire class of 2020 rankings from Mississippi, click HERE.

Today we take a look several prospects that made their way into the updated list.

 

Kyle Booker OF / RHP / DeSoto Central, MS / 2020

The Tennessee is an athletically-built, twitchy prospect who projects extremely well to the next level both offensively and defensively with his arm strength and foot speed. The left-handed hitter flashes quick hands that creates a whippy stroke through the zone, showing the ability to drive the ball from gap-to-gap as well as slap the ball around. Booker has displayed high-upside with a top-of-the-order bat and the potential to be a premium defender in center field.

Christopher Snopek SS / Madison-Ridgeland Academy, MS / 2020

The uncommitted middle infielder has a lean, athletic 6-foot, 160-pound frame with room present for additional strength to be added. Snopek has a high baseball IQ with smooth, athletic actions and footwork, with range to both sides and enough arm strength for the position.  Offensively, he’s has an aggressive approach at the plate, looking to hit his pitch early in the count. The additional strength will allow for a bit increased power in the already loose and lofty stroke.

Shane Lewis 3B / RHP / Warren Central, MS / 2020

The uncommitted third base has burst onto the scene after having a strong spring and summer season. Lewis has done a little bit of everything - from playing third base - to jumping on the mound- to posting a 6.91 60-yard dash time. Although it is the right-handed swing that adds to the intrigue from a recruiting standpoint, as he has a smooth, balanced swing with gap power, which has produced an exit velocity of 96 mph. He was on the barrel during BP and the ball jumps off his bat.

Chase Honeycutt C / RHP / DeSoto Central, MS / 2020

With strong performances this summer the 5-foot-11, 180-pound catcher has started to establish himself as one of the top defensively skilled players behind the plate. Honeycutt can catch-and-throw with ease showing outstanding arm strength as well as quickness out of his crouch, popping 1.82-second pop times in workouts getting the baseball released quickly. His flexibility behind the plate is noticeable as well showing ability to block well laterally with his strong lower half.

Turner Swistak RHP / 3B / Oak Grove, MS / 2020

The right-handed pitcher was able to run his fastball up to 84 mph on the radar gun in his sophomore season and has since made a velocity jump. Swistak has an athletic frame and lands closed while keeping his arm tight and full through the arm stroke. He generates some plane when down in the zone. The ball comes from an over the top arm slot and ges the arm through on time commanding the fastball in the zone. Has flashed ability to spin solid breaking ball with shape, also showing a change up with occasional fading action.

 

 

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