Mississippi Scout Blog: Week 2 Games

Matt Miller
PBR Mississippi Scouting Director

The Mississippi Scout Blog provides insider information and scouting notes from the PBR Scouting Staff during the season. This running blog will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects, and anything else that is notable. We will provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations, velocities, pop times, home to first times, and more. 

Continue to check back over the course of the week, as the Mississippi Scouting Staff will continue to add scouting reports.


Saturday, February 26th

+ INF Doc McLaurin carries a very large frame with him and moves it well. The uncommitted 2023 shows off some serious pop at the plate using a synced up swing with plenty of leverage. Part of a Magee squad that went to the state championship last season, McLaurin will be asked to contribute heavily on offensive if the Trojans looks to make another deep playoff run. 

+ Catcher Banks Teater is just a freshman but plays so much different that that. The very polished receiver was at our Preseason IS Showcase in January and it was easy to see he could be special. Teater makes the position look simple with instinctive movements, great footwork and a strong accurate arm. At the plate he shows a polished approach with pull side pop yet can go the other way as well. Going to be fun to watch his continued development over the next few years. 


Thursday, February 24th

+ RHP Charlee Strickland 0f Northeast Jones has tons of potential. The Jones College commit carries a big frame (6'5" 200lb) with him and stuff that gets pitching coaches excited. Strickland had a little trouble on Thursday with command which should improve as the season moves along. The righty was 85-87 (T88) showing an excellent change up that mimicked his fastball delivery well. The breaking ball with sharp late life is there and as he works ahead of hitters his off speed stuff will give hitters fits. 


+ OF Grant Holmes of Clinton showed some bat speed with pop on Thursday as the Hinds CC recruit was able to drive a pitch through a pretty good wind for a triple at Community Bank Park at Jones College. The senior outfielder also displayed his speed as he made his way to third base. Look for Holmes to be a catalyst for the Arrows as the season gets deeper. 



Monday, February 21st

RHP KK Clark of Brandon looking in control Monday evening. The sturdy built 2023 worked his fastball with good arm side run into the upper 80's with good length and looseness to his path. Showed good feel for his breaking ball producing several swing and misses. Clark also put together a couple of good swings and should be a huge part of the Bulldogs production both offensively and on the mound this season. 

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+ SS Jonah Katsaboulas  (2022) of Brandon continues to look more polished each time we see him. The Pearl River CC recruit uses a small controlled leg lift and works the whole field well with plenty of pop which should provide lots of production from his spot in the middle of the order for the Bulldogs. Katsaboulas is also a sure handed middle infield with a strong arm and good range. 

+ RHP/INF Drew Lambert (2024) of Madison Ridgeland Academy doesn't pitch like a sophomore. Lambert works into the low 80's with a fastball with nice arm side run which results in lots of opportunities for his infield. His breaking ball seems to be the pitch he feels the most comfortable throwing as he works both sides of the plate and throws it in fastball counts as well. Look for the velocity to continue to jump which should make Lambert even more of a nuisance to hitters. 

+ OF Peyton Martin (2022) of Madison Ridgeland Academy just seems to find the barrel. The Northwest CC recruit uses a combination of quick and controlled hands, a synced up swing, and good speed (6.7) to find his way on base regularly. Martin also provides the Patriots plenty of senior leadership, as seen by the way he plays, which is very aggressively and always looking for an extra base. 


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