Updated 2023 Class Rankings


Matt Miller
State Director

Updated 2023 Class Rankings

As we move into the fall after an exciting summer we have a change at the top spot of the 2023 class rankings as Campbell Smithwick relocates from South Carolina to Mississippi. The left handed hitting catcher and Ole Miss recruit brings some big time power potential with him. Below is a look a few more juniors creating a spark….

Campbell Smithwick

Class of 2023 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: C
  • High School: Oxford
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Canes National 15u
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

 


Jacob Keys, Catcher, Brandon, 2023

 

Keys, a Mississippi State recruit, is making strides and looks to be ahead of his time defensively showing great footwork, a strong arm and excellent leadership abilities. Offensively, Keys uses a very efficient swing and line drive approach with developing power.

Jacob Keys

Class of 2023 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Brandon
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: EC Sox
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.10
60-yard
(07/16/19)
1.89 - 2.01
Pop Time
(07/16/19)
80
C Velo
(07/16/19)
83
Exit Velo
(07/16/19)
Position
60-yard
7.1
Pop Time
1.89 - 2.01
C Velo
80
Exit Velo
83

Colton Coates, SS, DeSoto Central, 2023

 

The uncommitted Coates was very solid at this summer’s Future Games, spraying line drives from both sides of the plate. A very polished defender with good speed, Coates should have plenty of options soon.

Colton Coates

Class of 2023 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Desoto Central
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: EBC
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R

Statistics

Pitching
85
Max FB
(06/10/21)
80 - 85
FB
(06/10/21)
67 - 68
CB
(01/23/21)
74 - 75
CH
(01/23/21)
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
81 - 83
CB
67 - 68
CH
74 - 75
Position
6.62
60-yard
(06/02/21)
86
INF Velo
(06/22/21)
85
Exit Velo
(06/02/21)
Position
60-yard
6.85
INF Velo
82
Position
60-yard
6.62
INF Velo
82
Exit Velo
85
Position
60-yard
6.92
INF Velo
79
Exit Velo
84
Trackman - Fastball
83.11
Velocity (max)
(06/22/21)
78.79
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/22/21)
2067
Spin Rate (max)
(06/22/21)
1886
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/22/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
83.11
Velo Range
77.58 - 83.11
Eff Velocity (avg)
78.79
Spin Rate (max)
2067
Spin Rate (avg)
1886
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
67.32
Velocity (max)
(06/22/21)
65.15
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/22/21)
2028
Spin Rate (max)
(06/22/21)
2028
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/22/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
67.32
Eff Velocity (avg)
65.15
Spin Rate (max)
2028
Spin Rate (avg)
2028
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
92.24
Exit Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
81.43
Exit Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
214
Distance (avg)
(06/22/21)
347
Distance (max)
(07/28/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
92.24
Exit Speed (avg)
81.43
Distance (avg)
190
Distance (max)
347
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
91.85
Exit Speed (avg)
80.73
Distance (avg)
214
Distance (max)
326
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Blast - Hitting
22.60
Hand Speed (max)
(06/22/21)
20.15
Hand Speed (avg)
(06/22/21)
69.40
Bat Speed (max)
(06/22/21)
66.42
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.5
Hand Speed (avg)
18.94
Bat Speed (max)
69.4
Bat Speed (avg)
66.42
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.6
Hand Speed (avg)
20.15
Bat Speed (max)
69.4
Bat Speed (avg)
63.35
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %

Pepper Heard, LHP, Madison Ridgeland Academy, 2023

 

Heard showed up to this summer’s Future Games as a last minute addition and made the most of his opportunity! Using a running fastball that regularly work in the low 80’s, a breaking ball with good tumbling action, and a deadly change up the Madison Ridgeland Academy lefty allowed very soft contact and kept hitters off balance during his outing. Heard committed to Ole Miss shortly after the event.

Pepper Heard

Class of 2023 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: LHP
  • High School: Madison Ridgeland
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: SBG
  • Height: 6-5
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
82
Max FB
(06/09/21)
80 - 82
FB
(07/28/21)
69 - 71
CB
(06/24/21)
71 - 73
CH
(07/28/21)
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
78 - 80
CB
68 - 70
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
80 - 82
CB
62 - 64
CH
71 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
79 - 81
CB
69 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
80 - 81
CB
63 - 64
CH
69 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
72
FB
68 - 70
CB
58 - 60
CH
52 - 53
Position
8.10
60-yard
(05/22/19)
Trackman - Fastball
82.36
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
79.24
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
2402
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
2276
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/28/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
82.36
Velo Range
78.78 - 82.36
Eff Velocity (avg)
79.24
Spin Rate (max)
2402
Spin Rate (avg)
2276
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
81.86
Velo Range
78.95 - 81.13
Eff Velocity (avg)
77.8
Spin Rate (max)
2272
Spin Rate (avg)
2141
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
81.91
Velo Range
75.03 - 81.91
Eff Velocity (avg)
77.2
Spin Rate (max)
2162
Spin Rate (avg)
2103
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
64.35
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
62.99
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
1931
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
1901
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/28/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
64.35
Velo Range
64.22 - 64.35
Eff Velocity (avg)
62.99
Spin Rate (max)
1931
Spin Rate (avg)
1901
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
63.8
Velo Range
62.84 - 63.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
61.72
Spin Rate (max)
1662
Spin Rate (avg)
1603
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
76.44
Velocity (max)
(06/22/21)
70.89
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
1990
Spin Rate (max)
(06/22/21)
1763
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/22/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
73.18
Velo Range
71.14 - 72.73
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.89
Spin Rate (max)
1799
Spin Rate (avg)
1662
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
76.44
Velo Range
69.64 - 73.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
69.8
Spin Rate (max)
1990
Spin Rate (avg)
1763
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
71.9
Velo Range
68.5 - 71.33
Eff Velocity (avg)
67.58
Spin Rate (max)
1817
Spin Rate (avg)
1727
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %


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