South Class of 2019 Showcase: Stats Breakdown


Ronald Sims
Mississippi Scouting Director

The Class of 2019 showcase took place on Tuesday, June 5th, at Southwest Community College, in Summit, MS. The open event saw sixteen 2019 prospects from across the state of Mississippi perform in front of several college coaches, and the Prep Baseball Report Mississippi scouting staff.

In the days and weeks to come there will be complete coverage from Sunday’s Class of 2019 showcase. Today, our scouting staff kicks off its analysis by taking a look at the top statistical performers from the event.

+ 2019 UTL Bo Gatlin (Oxford HS, MS) posted numbers near the top of several categories on Tuesday, including an event best 96 mph exit velocity. The athletic 5-foot-11, 175-pound right-handed hitter had one of the better rounds of batting practice on the day, showing off a loose stroke with ability to drive balls from gap-to-gap. A potential two-way prospect, the right-handed pitcher ran his fastball up to 84 mph with fill to command multiple pitches.

+ 2019 C John Cartwright (Madison-Ridgeland Academy, MS) showed off quality-level catch and throw skills on Tuesday, posting an event best 74 mph positional velocity for catchers, as well as a 1.93-second pop times. The strong, physical 6-foot-2, 240-pound left-handed hitter also showed off his strength and bat speed during batting practice, posting an 95 mph exit velocity.

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Top 60 Times
6.87 - Bo Gatlin, UTL, Oxford, 2019
7.14 – Mason Kendrick, 3B, Purvis, 2019
7.19 – Bailey White, C, Madison-Ridgeland Academy, 2019

Top Fastball Velocity
84 – Zach Flaskamp, RHP, Southeast Lauderdale, 2019
84 - Mason Kendrick, 3B/RHP, Purvis, 2019
83 – Bo Gatlin, RHP, Oxford, 2019
83 - Landon Rawson, RHP/OF, Central Holmes Christian, 2019
82 - Jeffery Diamond, RHP/3B, Presbyterian Christian, 2019
81 - Cole Pittman, RHP/OF, Porters Chapel Academy, 2019
80 – Dawson Flower, RHP/SS, Brookhaven Academy, 2019

Top Exit Velo
96 – Bo Gatlin, RHP, Oxford, 2019
95 – John Cartwright, C, Madison Ridgeland Academy, 2019
85 – Bailey White, C, Madison Ridgeland Academy, 2019
84 – Jeffery Diamond, 3B, Presbyterian Christian, 2019
83 – Mason Kendrick, 3B, Purvis, 2019
82 – Dawson Flower, RHP/SS, Brookhaven Academy, 2019

Top Infield Velocity
86 – Mason Kendrick, 3B, Purvis, 2019
84 - Bo Gatlin, UTL, Oxford, 2019
83 – Jeffery Diamond, 3B, Presbyterian Christian, 2019
80 - Dawson Lawler, OF, Purvis, 2019

Top Outfield Velocity
89 – Jeffery Diamond, 3B, Presbyterian Christian, 2019
86 – Mason Kendrick, 3B, Purvis, 2019
86 - Bo Gatlin, UTL, Oxford, 2019
86 – Landon Rawson, OF, Central Holmes Christian, 2019
83 – Cole Pittman, OF, Porters Chapel Academy, 2019

Top Catching Velocity
74 – John Cartwright, C, Madison Ridgeland Academy, 2019
70 – Bailey White, C, Madison Ridgeland Academy, 2019
68 – Ryan Atkinson, C, Leake Academy, 2019

Top Pop Times
1.93 – John Cartwright, C, Madison Ridgeland Academy, 2019
1.98 – Bailey White, C, Madison Ridgeland Academy, 2019
2.12 – Ryan Atkinson, C, Leake Academy, 2019


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