The Hotlist: Introduction To The 2021 Class
September 27, 2017
By Nathan Rode and PBR Staff
A new set of rankings will debut Thursday with the first rendition of the 2021 Overall Rankings. The Hotlist is looking ahead to that with an introduction to the current freshman class, as state directors submitted a report on the top prospects in Prep Baseball Report’s coverage area.
Austin Bode, C, Columbus North HS, IN
A 5-foot-10, 150-pound backstop, Bode receives with soft hands while presenting a wide target and is nimble behind the plate. Offensively, he displays an advanced approach from the left side, hitting out of an athletic crouch while using a reverse toe tap. He loads down and back into a power position before exploding through the zone with a short stride. His hands are quick and powerful, producing gap-to-gap power. Bode is already committed to Louisville.