Quick Hits: Future Games Trials South

Ronald Sims
Mississippi Scouting Director

The Future Games Trials South event took place on Tuesday, June 5th, at Southwest Community College, in Summit, MS. The open event saw seven 2020 and 2021 prospects from across the state of Mississippi perform in front of several college coaches, and the Prep Baseball Report Mississippi scouting staff.

Thursday we broke down the event from a statistical standpoint in the Stats Breakdown story, which you can view HERE.

For a complete list of statistics in PDF format, click HERE.

Today, the Prep Baseball Report Mississippi scouting staff takes another look at a few more quick hits, observations and revelations from Tuesday’s Future Game Trials.


Carson Buckner OF / LHP / Germantown , MS / 2021

Wiry 5-foot-8, 140-pound frame with room to continue to fill. Left-handed hitter tall, slightly open setup with handed slightly above shoulders. Simple shift of weight loading with short stride and balance. Loose, rotational path creating line-drive/ground ball contact to the pull side with bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 81 mph. 

Alex Schuster SS / 2B / Ethel, MS / 2021

Athletic 5-foot-10, 165-pound frame. Displayed athleticism running a 7.06 60-yard dash. Left-handed hitter starting from stacked and open setup with hands starting above shoulder height. Subtle step working closed with fluid simple rhythm and balance. Quick hands working into a flat, rotational path that produced an exit velocity 80 mph.

Matt Jones OF / RHP / Jim Hill, MS / 2020

Athletic 5-foot-6, 150-pound frame. Right-handed hitter starting from tall setup with a loose relaxed rhythm in hand. Slight step back before loading with hanging leg lift, lands balanced with short stride. Short, direct path with whippy uphill finish through the zone that produced an exit velocity 76 mph.



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