Top Viewed Profiles of 2019: No. 1 Ryan Clifford


Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR NC

The start of 2020 brings a lot of excitement and goal setting for players, coaches, and scouts across the country.  As we begin to look forward, we also take a brief look back at 2019 and some of the exciting things that happened, along with some of the players that made waves in the state of North Carolina. 

In 2019, Prep Baseball Report saw 9 million views on stories published to the site.  We also saw over 8.9 million hits on player profiles hosted within PBR.  As part of our look back at 2019, we will countdown some of the top viewed profiles and top news stories from the year.  Today we continue the look at the Top Viewed Profiles in NC from 2019 with No. 1 on our list.

 

Top Viewed Profiles of 2019

No. 1 Ryan Clifford

There are many reasons that player profiles may be viewed by coaches, scouts, and the general baseball public.  Good players, especially, good young players that fans are wanting to learn about tend to draw interest.  When you are the No. 1 ranked player in the state, in the country, and you have already made a splash on the international level, people will want to see what it is that separates that player from others.

Ryan Clifford is a Sophomore at Leesville Road HS in Raleigh and in 2019 his PBR Profile was the most viewed of any profile in North Carolina.  Still uncommitted, Clifford is earning a lot of interest from across the country.  Still maturing, Clifford has seen his game continue to get better in the past year.

More than likely, he will remain at or near the top of the state and overall rankings as he continues to progress.  Fans, coaches and scouts will continue to pop in and see his progression.  Below is the full PBR Profile of Ryan Clifford, the most viewed PBR Profile of 2019.



Ryan Clifford

Class of 2022 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Pro5 Academy
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Canes National
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Position
6.76
60-yard
(09/28/21)
87
OF Velo
(09/27/19)
4.55
H-1st

Scouting Report

 

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Known commodity without having played a high school game yet.  Has received exposure on the summer circuit and in his stint with the 15 Team USA this past summer.  Athletic and lanky, definitely looks the part of a player with a high ceiling.  Stands 6-foot-2, 195 pounds with a lot of maturation still ahead.  Left handed hitter has juice in the box, driving balls to both gaps in BP and peppering the scoreboard in the oppo gap with wood during his second round of BP.  Tall with a leg kick to load his weight.  Flat bat head works to a lagged position at his launch.  Advanced quickness and bat speed translated into the baseball rocketing off the barrel.  Occasionally the top hand took over creating some top spin and rollover type swings.  Shows patience in game, willing to work deeper in counts.  More pull conscience with more rollover type passes in game situations.  Athletic, with the potential to play 1B as well, the arm has advanced carry and accuracy from a clean exchange and release.  4.76 home to first time recorded in game.

 


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