A Look Inside 2020 Rankings: Newcomers

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.


Lee Burrow SS / Hernando, MS / 2020

Standing a projectable 6-foot-5, 185-pounds with wiry-athleticism, and room to continue filling out.  On the mound he works from a medium, high-3/4 arm stroke and fluid rhythm throughout his delivery, running his fastball up to 84 mph, pitching 83-84 mph. Although the secondary pitches are still developing, the breaking ball showed 11/5-shape at 69-70 mph with occasional depth and tight spin. The upside for Burrow is evident when watching him, and velocity should continue to rise as he continues to physically mature.

Darryl Walker OF / RHP / Brandon, MS / 2020

Athletic 6-foot-1, 190-pound frame with strong developed build. Left-handed hitter that hits from athletic, stacked setup and smooth load. Gap-to-gap type approach with natural lift in path, present power to pull side and solid bat speed. Walker has displayed intriguing tools that should be interesting to follow as he continues to develop his overall game.

Alan Kivett SS / RHP / Warren Central, MS / 2020

A two-way player for his high school, Kivett has shown smooth actions defensively as well as solid arm strength jumping on the mound. At the plate the right-handed hitter hits out of an athletic set-up with a swing that is short and simple to the ball. The hands have life and work freely to contact. On the mound the right-hander works with command of a 80-82 mph fastball also spinning a developing breaking ball at 68-70 mph.

Blaise Breerwood SS / OF / Poplarville, MS / 2020

Breerwood, who is still physically maturing displayed fluid actions on the infield with loose strokes at the plate at the recent Preseason Prospect ID. An athletic 6-foot, 165-pound frame with plenty of room for projection; Breerwood has display early in his career the potential to turn into a solid middle-of-the-field defender. Offensively, he shows a simple, repeatable right-handed stroke with bat speed and a obvious feel to put the barrel on the baseball.

DM'trice Booth OF / 1B / Oak Grove, MS / 2020

Lean, athletic 6-foot, 175-pound frame with room for continued growth and strength. Showed athleticism running a 6.9 60-yard dash. The left-handed hitter has an open, balanced setup with big rhythm in hands. Leg lift load working closed with quick, choppy rhythm and a short stride. Good lower half transfer, rotational swing, quick hands, line drive power and solid bat speed for age recorded an 88 mph exit velocity. In the outfield, he plays through the ball with average hands, clean exchange, throwing from a short, high-¾ arm stroke and solid carry at 81 mph.

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