Prep Baseball Report

MS All-State Games: Quick Hits I

Ronald Sims
Mississippi Scouting Director

While most of the state has experienced significant amounts of rain, with unplayable fields, we were very fortunate to have great weather in Jackson, MS for the MS All-State Games. The Invite Only event, was hosted at Jackson State University and revealed several standout performers from around the state. Today we take a brief look at what we saw on Sunday.

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+ Jones County JC recruit, 2019 Hunter Richardson (Enterprise HS) is a physically framed 6-foot-3, 245-pound first baseman. Richardson posted the top exit velocity of the day off the tee at 98 mph and the ballpark went silent during his BP as he hammered balls to the pullside with light-tower power. The rhythm and load is inconsistent at times, but the present strength in swing is undeniable.

+ Pearl River CC recruit, 2019 OF/RHP Eric Newsom (Germantown HS) projectable, lean-muscular frame at 6-foot-3, 180-pounds. The right-handed hitter works with a rotational path through the zone generating significant bat speed and natural lift through contacting, posting an exit velocity 96 mph off the tee. In the outfield, he plays through the ball with athletic footwork and quick exchange. Accurate arm to the dish with carry and a top velocity of 92 mph. The arm strength also plays on the mound as he ran his fastball up to 88 mph, pitching in the 86-87 mph range while showcasing a 70-72 mph breaking ball.

+ Pearl River recruit, 2019 SS/RHP Leif Moore (St. Martin HS) has the natural athleticism as a two-way player that college coaches love to see. On the mound, the right-hander has a short, quick arm stroke and pitched at 85-88 with arm side life on his fastball. The curveball had real 12/6 shape with late action through the zone at 73 mph. Moore’s arm strength also played on infield clocking 85 mph across diamond while display easy, light footwork on infield.

+ Milsaps recruit, 2019 C Sam Suggs (Magnolia Heights HS) is a blue-collar “gritty” backstop. Posted pop times of 1.95-2.00 with a top velocity from the crouch of 76 mph. Did a really nice job during game-play where he blocked and received well. The right-handed has a simple approach at the plate and generates easy bat-speed with strength at contact posting a 93 mph exit velocity.

+ Uncommitted 2019 C Tyler Harper (Northeast Jones HS) threw strikes on the bag at second base with pop times ranging 1.96-2.05. The ball comes out clean with good carry and a top velocity from the crouch of 77 mph. Displayed soft hands receiving and was able to get into adequate blocking position during game play.

+ Uncommitted 2019 Brady Windham (Richland HS) displayed solid two-way potential. The right-handed hitter has simple approach with gap-to-gap ability and posted an exit velocity of 89 mph with a loose hack. On the mound, the right-hander works from a high-¾ slot with a quick arm swing. His fastball was 82-84 with arm side run, and he spins his breaking ball at 65-66 mph.

+ Uncommitted 2019 Javondus McGruder (Ridgeland HS) started the day displaying a quality level of athleticism as he posted an event best 6.58 60-yard dash time. The athleticism and speed translated well to game play as McGruder covered the gaps of the outfield with ease. Tracked balls well, taking efficient routes to fly ball with long strides.



Continue to follow along, as we will evaluate the underclassman that had impressive outing on tomorrow.