Quick Hits: P360 Fall League

Ronald Sims
Mississippi Scouting Director

The fall season in officially underway with many players participating in local fall leagues. On Monday, the Prep Baseball Report staff was on hand to cover the P360 Fall Wood Bat League on the campus of Milsaps College. The league plays host to several players from the metro area. Here are some quick notes on several players from Mondays actions.

Edwin Smith, OF, Jackson Prep, 2018
Meridian CC recruit. Athletic 6-foot-1, 165-pound frame. The switch hitter has a crouched, open stance with hands in high position. Lowers hands as he works closed with subtle leg lift. Fluid rhythm, balanced approach with a direct path and line drive/opposite field contact. In the outfield, he has fluid footwork, long, clean exchange and average hands. Plays through the ball with a slow gather to throw from a high-¾ slot and solid accuracy. Smith went 1-for-2 on the day also drawing  two walks.

Matt Corder, RHP/SS, Germantown, 2018
Lean, athletic 5-foot-10, 145-pound frame. The right-handed pitcher has a short over-top arm action, with quickness in the arm. Created good downhill angle with fastball  and was commanded around the zone at 82-83 mph. Also, showed a breaking ball with solid depth and 11/5 shape at 72-74 mph. Corder threw three innings, allowing three hits and four runs while striking out three.

Conner Nations, LHP, Madison Central, 2021
5-foot-10, 155-pound, projectable frame with plenty of room to added growth and  strength. The left-hander works from a ¾ slot with a short arm stroke and easy effort. Drop and drive delivery with smooth rhythm, level shoulders and an athletic finish. His fastball was only 76-77 mph but had occasional lateral action with more velocity to come in the future. Also throwing a changeup with slight fading action at 68 mph. Nations went three innings, and allowed five runs on three hits while striking out three. At the plate the left-handed hitter had a balanced approach with loose smooth rhythm going 1-for-1 with one RBI and one walk.

Chris Snopek, SS, Madison-Ridgeland Academy, 2020
Athletic 6-foot, 165-pound frame with room for continued growth and added strength. The right-handed hitter has a simple, projectable swing, starting from a balanced, athletic setup. Smooth load back, loose easy trigger, short stride, quick hands, compact path. Good barrel awareness, line drive type approach with more projection for power in the future. Went 2-for-4 on the day and is also leading the league in hits. On the infield, Snopek has fluid footwork through the ball with average hands and clean exchange into a short, high-¾ arm stroke. Arm works well with accuracy carry.

Landon Cochran, RHP, Madison-Ridgeland Academy, 2018
Long, skinny 6-foot-2, 185-pound frame. In six innings of work, Cochran surrender two runs on five hits while striking out five and walking zero. Right-handed pitcher throwing from high-3/4 release with short arm action and regular effort. Fastball sat 78-80 mph, with occasional lateral action and thrown for a strike. Breaking ball showed 11/5 with developing spin at 68-69 mph.

Sam Ciacco, 1B, Jackson Academy, 2018
Medium 6-foot, 180-pound frame. The left-handed hitter starts from a tall stance, with high hands smooth-early load back, and short stride. Slight bar back with short direct path, cuts himself off with a flat finish.  Went 2-for-3 on the day recording one RBI.

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