Taking a Look at the Pre-Season ID Showcase Top Performers


Matt Miller
State Director

1. Braden Montgomery (Madison Central, 2022)

Montgomery’s ability to affect each game in many capacities is why he’s our #1. Armed with an explosive fastball and accurate arm from the outfield, defensively he sets himself apart. The Stanford commit also possesses gap to gap power potential from both sides of the plate.

Braden Montgomery

Class of 2021 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Madison Central
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: East Coast Sox
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R

Statistics

Pitching
93
Max FB
(02/07/21)
91 - 93
FB
(02/07/21)
75 - 77
CB
(02/07/21)
80 - 81
CH
(02/07/21)
Pitching
Max FB
93
FB
91 - 93
CB
75 - 77
CH
80 - 81
Position
6.90
60-yard
(02/07/21)
2.10 - 2.10
Pop Time
(07/16/19)
86
INF Velo
(01/26/20)
99
OF Velo
(02/07/21)
75
C Velo
(07/16/19)
100
Exit Velo
(02/07/21)
Position
60-yard
6.9
OF Velo
99
Exit Velo
100
Position
60-yard
7.18
INF Velo
86
OF Velo
92
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
7.14
OF Velo
92
Exit Velo
90
Position
Pop Time
2.1 - 2.1
INF Velo
79
C Velo
75
Exit Velo
87
Trackman - Fastball
93.27
Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
92.88
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
2219
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
2074
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
93.27
Velo Range
91.43 - 92.94
Eff Velocity (avg)
92.88
Spin Rate (max)
2219
Spin Rate (avg)
2074
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
77.33
Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
75.90
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
2383
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
2297
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
77.33
Velo Range
75.31 - 77.29
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.9
Spin Rate (max)
2383
Spin Rate (avg)
2297
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
81.42
Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
80.62
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
1893
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
1852
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
81.42
Velo Range
80.33 - 81.32
Eff Velocity (avg)
80.62
Spin Rate (max)
1893
Spin Rate (avg)
1852
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
101.46
Exit Speed (max)
(02/07/21)
94.37
Exit Speed (avg)
(02/07/21)
250
Distance (avg)
(02/07/21)
366
Distance (max)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
101.46
Exit Speed (avg)
94.37
Distance (avg)
250
Distance (max)
366
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Barrel %
Blast - Hitting
26.10
Hand Speed (max)
(02/07/21)
24.89
Hand Speed (avg)
(02/07/21)
74.80
Bat Speed (max)
(02/07/21)
72.89
Bat Speed (avg)
(02/07/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
26.1
Hand Speed (avg)
24.89
Bat Speed (max)
74.8
Bat Speed (avg)
72.89
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %

Videos

(11/17/19)

 

2. Logan Forsythe (D’Iberville, 2022)

Another duel threat, Forsythe’s fastball reached 89 mph which was the peak of the day for all players and he’s only a sophomore! The Mississippi State commit also looked sure handed on defense in both the infield and outfield, while running a 6.87 60.

Logan Forsythe

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: DIberville
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: Elite Squad
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(01/26/20)
87 - 89
FB
(01/26/20)
69 - 70
CB
(01/26/20)
78 - 79
CH
(01/26/20)
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
87 - 89
CB
69 - 70
CH
78 - 79
Position
6.89
60-yard
(01/26/20)
82
INF Velo
(01/26/20)
90
Exit Velo
(01/26/20)
Position
60-yard
6.89
INF Velo
82
Exit Velo
90

 


3. Jackson Cheek (Nettleton, 2022)

Cheek definitely turned some heads with an event best 95 mph exit velocity. Only a sophomore, he didn’t disappoint on the mound either with a fastball that reached 84 mph.

Jackson Cheek

Class of 2022 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Nettleton
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: Tupelo 49ers
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
(06/24/19)
82 - 86
FB
(06/16/20)
72 - 74
CB
(01/26/20)
77 - 78
CH
(01/26/20)
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
82 - 85
CB
72 - 73
CH
76 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
82 - 86
CB
69 - 71
CH
71 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
82 - 84
CB
72 - 74
CH
77 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
82 - 84
CB
67 - 67
CH
69 - 72
Position
6.72
60-yard
(07/06/20)
83
INF Velo
(07/06/20)
91
OF Velo
(06/16/20)
98
Exit Velo
(08/01/20)
Position
60-yard
6.96
OF Velo
90
Exit Velo
98
Position
60-yard
6.72
INF Velo
83
OF Velo
88
Exit Velo
95
Position
60-yard
7.11
OF Velo
91
Exit Velo
97
Position
60-yard
7.2
OF Velo
87
Exit Velo
95
Position
60-yard
7.08
OF Velo
81
Exit Velo
92
Trackman - Hitting
98.45
Exit Speed (max)
(08/01/20)
93.69
Exit Speed (avg)
(08/01/20)
229
Distance (avg)
(08/01/20)
381
Distance (max)
(08/01/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
98.45
Exit Speed (avg)
93.69
Distance (avg)
229
Distance (max)
381
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Blast - Hitting
25.40
Hand Speed (max)
(08/01/20)
24.73
Hand Speed (avg)
(08/01/20)
76.50
Bat Speed (max)
(08/01/20)
74.31
Bat Speed (avg)
(08/01/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
25.4
Hand Speed (avg)
24.73
Bat Speed (max)
76.5
Bat Speed (avg)
74.31
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %

Videos

(6/24/19)

 


4. Jackson Parker (Stringer, 2022)

Parker, also a Mississippi State commit, showed off his power potential during batting practice, reaching an exit velocity of 92. The left handed pitcher looked polished on the mound as well showing good feel for his breaking ball and a fastball that reached 84.

Jackson Parker

Class of 2022 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 1B
  • High School: Stringer
    State: MS
  • Height:
    Weight: lbs
  • Bat/Throw:

Statistics

Pitching
83
Max FB
(01/26/20)
82 - 83
FB
(01/26/20)
60 - 62
CB
(01/26/20)
67 - 68
CH
(01/26/20)
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
82 - 83
CB
60 - 62
CH
67 - 68
Position
8.17
60-yard
(01/26/20)
73
INF Velo
(01/26/20)
92
Exit Velo
(01/26/20)
Position
60-yard
8.17
INF Velo
73
Exit Velo
92

 


5. Patrick Spencer (Washington, 2023)

The right handed pitcher caught some eyes and will be a hot commodity very soon. With a frame that will continue to solidify, the freshmen sat at 83-84 mph on the mound with solid secondary stuff.

 

Patrick Spencer

Class of 2023 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Washington
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: SBG Sox Prime 23
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
90
Max FB
(06/10/21)
85 - 90
FB
(06/10/21)
75 - 79
CB
(06/24/21)
78 - 82
CH
(06/10/21)
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
84 - 88
CB
75 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
85 - 90
CB
75 - 78
CH
78 - 82
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
83 - 86
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
83 - 84
CB
70 - 74
CH
74 - 76
Trackman - Hitting
96.29
Exit Speed (max)
(06/22/21)
90.68
Exit Speed (avg)
(06/22/21)
285
Distance (avg)
(06/22/21)
354
Distance (max)
(06/22/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
96.29
Exit Speed (avg)
90.68
Distance (avg)
285
Distance (max)
354
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %

 

6. Hayes Puckett (Madison Ridgeland Academy, 2021)

Puckett led all catchers with an event best 1.92 pop time and was very consistent with his throws. He looked solid at the plate with a very balanced and repeatable swing, and also ran a 6.94 60.

Hayes Puckett

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Madison Ridgeland Academy
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: SBG SOX
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.94
60-yard
(01/26/20)
1.92 - 1.92
Pop Time
(01/26/20)
79
C Velo
(05/22/19)
83
Exit Velo
(01/26/20)
Position
60-yard
6.94
Pop Time
1.92 - 1.92
C Velo
74
Exit Velo
83
Position
60-yard
7.2
Pop Time
1.94 - 1.96
C Velo
79
Exit Velo
82

Videos

(5/22/19)

 


7. Adam May (Magee, 2021)

May was one of the more versatile players at the event and should begin to receive lots of attention from college recruiters. He was very consistent across the board in many categories including a sub-7 60, 84mph fastball, and looked very polished defensively.

 

Adam May

Class of 2021 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Magee
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: SBG Sox
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 158lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
(07/15/20)
84 - 85
FB
(07/15/20)
72 - 74
CB
(07/15/20)
78 - 79
CH
(01/26/20)
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 85
CB
72 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
82 - 84
CB
68 - 70
CH
78 - 79
Position
6.95
60-yard
(01/26/20)
83
INF Velo
(01/26/20)
86
Exit Velo
(01/26/20)
Position
60-yard
6.95
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
86

 

8. Manning Miller (Brookhaven, 2022)

Miller is an arm to follow! Just a sophomore the righty was up to 85 mph this past weekend and showed the ability to spin the breaking ball well.

Manning (Maney) Miller

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Brookhaven
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: PYB ELITE '22
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
85
Max FB
(11/02/19)
83 - 85
FB
(11/02/19)
74 - 76
CB
(01/26/20)
77 - 79
CH
(11/02/19)
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
83 - 85
CB
70 - 71
CH
72 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
83 - 85
CB
74 - 76
CH
78 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
83 - 85
CB
71 - 73
CH
77 - 79
Position
7.50
60-yard
(11/02/19)
83
INF Velo
(01/26/20)
84
Exit Velo
(06/16/20)
Position
60-yard
7.72
INF Velo
79
Exit Velo
84
Position
60-yard
8.18
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
77
Position
60-yard
7.5
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
74

Videos

(11/2/19)

 


9. Cole Smith (Florence, 2021)

Another sturdy frame from the event, Smith’s 88 mph fastball was the second highest velocity of the day. Showed a very polished delivery and looks to have more in the tank.

Cole Smith

Class of 2021 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Florence
    State: MS
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 220lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(01/26/20)
86 - 88
FB
(01/26/20)
73 - 76
CB
(01/26/20)
78 - 80
CH
(01/26/20)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
86 - 88
CB
73 - 76
CH
78 - 80
Position
7.20
60-yard
(01/26/20)
82
INF Velo
(01/26/20)
90
Exit Velo
(01/26/20)
Position
60-yard
7.2
INF Velo
82
Exit Velo
90

 


10. Ross Highfill (Madison Central, 2022)

Another good looking receiver, Highfill’s 1.93 pop time was good for second on the day. Just a sophomore, look for that number to get a even better and more consistent. At the plate, Highfill looked very balanced and drove baseballs to all fields.

Ross Highfill

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Madison central
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: East Coast Sox Founders Club
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.50
60-yard
(01/23/21)
1.93 - 1.97
Pop Time
(01/26/20)
84
INF Velo
(01/26/20)
83
C Velo
(06/04/20)
100
Exit Velo
(01/23/21)
Position
60-yard
6.5
Pop Time
2.06 - 2.11
C Velo
80
Exit Velo
100
Position
60-yard
6.78
Pop Time
2.01 - 2.09
C Velo
83
Exit Velo
97
Position
Pop Time
1.93 - 1.97
INF Velo
84
C Velo
76
Exit Velo
93
Position
60-yard
7.2
Pop Time
1.94 - 1.96
C Velo
78
Exit Velo
85

Videos

(5/22/19)

 



Other standouts included....

Jackson Conn (Jackson Academy, 2021)

Powell Ingram (Northwest Rankin, 2023)

Blake Pierce (Central Hinds, 2021)

Blake Gollott (D’Iberville, 2022)

Ryan Davis (Homeschool, 2021)

Hayden Nored (Sumrall, 2021)

Blake Loper (Lafayette, 2021)

Jackson McCoy (Booneville, 2021)

Karson Evans (Taylorsville, 2022)

Turner Leathers (Tupelo, 2022)

Austin Tommasini (Madison Central, 2022)

Landon Hayes (Magee, 2020)

Evan McCarthy (Saltillo, 2022)