Opening Weekend Action: Quality Arms
February 27, 2018
Brandon, MS ̶ Saturday the Prep Baseball Report Mississippi scouting staff headed over to Brandon, as the Bulldogs hosted Madison Central and Clinton for their opening weekend tournament. The following are scout notes from prospects who stood out during the opening day action.
JT Ginn, RHP/SS, Brandon, 2018
Mississippi State commit. The right-hander pitched in his first extended relief role of the year logging four innings of work. From a high slot with a quick arm stroke and regular effort down the mound, his fastball was mostly 90-92 mph, popping 95 mph early in the outing. Showed a 11/5-shape curveball with depth at 80-81 mph also throwing a harder slider at 82-85 mph. Flashed a change up twice, one for a strike out, that had solid fading action at 87 mph.
Brooks Rice, RHP, Madison Central, 2020
Louisiana State recruit. Projectable, athletic frame at 6-foot-2, 170-pounds with plenty of room to continue to fill out. The right-hander works from a high-¾ slot with a loose arm swing and a smooth, repeatable delivery with more velocity likely to come in the future. Fastball comes out clean, getting on hitters quickly at 86-88 mph for the entirety of his outing, touching 90-91 mph. His breaking ball showed solid spin with depth at 73-74 mph.