Prep Baseball Report

2017 Super 60: Complete Corner Infield Analysis

By Sean Duncan

Executive Director

Of the eight corner infielders at the 15th Annual Super 60, Illinois’ Donivan Williams delivered the best defensive show, while Arkansas’ Paxton Wallace stood out with his explosive right-handed bat. On a whole, it was a physically impressive group that flashed juice at the plate. Not to mention one primary infielder, Nebraska’s Garrett Kocis, who very well may develop into a high-level premium arm.

Here’s an in-depth look at all eight corner infielders who performed on February 5 at The Max in McCook, IL, listed alphabetically:

Zach Clayton, 3B, Oconomowoc HS, WI
Oregon State recruit. 6-foot-2, 220-pound right-handed hitting third baseman, physical athlete, mature build with proportional strength and defined lower half. A three-sport standout, Clayton didn’t showcase any flashy, loud tools at the Super 60 - except for the consistently loud contact when he struck a baseball - but delivered a rock-solid performance across the board. Especially at the plate. Offensively, he’s simple and strong to the ball, mechanically quiet, direct, short path, strong through contact, works all fields with confidence. Ball jumps with backspin carry. Advanced overall approach. Registered 92 mph exit velocity with wood. Runs well for his frame, 7.00 laser-timed 60. Defensively, profiles as third baseman or corner outfielder. Stiff-wristed throws have on-line carry, 88 mph across the infield, with accuracy. Reliable hands, average lateral range. ...

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