New York Insider: Top Five 2016 Uncommitted OF

Dan Cevette
Director, New York

In New York, the 2015 amateur baseball season has started to wind down as more consistent, colder weather blankets the state. For the 2016 graduating class, November 11-18 marked the early signing period where many prospects across the state signed their NLI (National Letter of Intent). With that said, many college programs are still hard on the 2016 recruiting trail - uncommitted seniors, worry not.

It's all about the Seniors

We are dedicating the next few weeks to the uncommitted 2016 class here in NY. Today we are taking an in-depth look at the top five OF still available, seen by our staff at top-flight events in 2015. We also discuss a few guys you don't want to sleep on, plus the top measurable stats recorded by each weeks position. ** The Top Five Are In No Specific Order

Top Five Uncommitted 2016 OF

Name: Garrett BaugherGarrett Baugher
High School: Hamburg
State Rank: 41

Scouting Report
New York Games (July 2015)
Stands 5-foot-10-inches, 160-pounds with an athletic frame. Great fielding instincts, shows aggressive mindset and has very smooth feel for the position, glove transfer is quick and has good arm strength with carry to the target. At the plate setup is relaxed and balanced, smooth load and short stride to the pitch, hands are compact and short through the zone, makes good contact and ends at an athletic finish after contact. High end athletic player who will help a program at the next-level.

(Winter, 2015) Baugher stands 5-foot-10, 160-pounds with a solid build. He shows good fundamentals on both fly ball and ground ball mechanics fielding the ball out in front and off his left foot coming through.  Baugher also shows a quick release and a live arm from the outfield.  We can see his quickness on his pro agility time of a 4.59. At the plate he shows great hands and a direct path to the ball.  He tends to come slightly uphill which causes him to get more top spin then we’d like at times but if he learns to use his lower half and stay down through the zone longer he should see added power.  This 2 sport athlete is also in the heart of a wrestling season in which he is a standout throughout the state.  We hope to see his frame fill back out and add some power as the wrestling season winds down and he hits the diamond.  Certainly a versatile athlete with some good upside to watch through the summer.

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