Player Spotlight: 2019 Kenneth Dodson Jr. (Suffern HS)

Dan Cevette
President, New York

Our "Player Spotlights" will be reserved for any prospect across New York who's abilities on the field have made some noteworthy recent buzz. Possibly a recent event where a Top Performer Spotlight article is just not enough, or maybe a recent commitment to a major program. Whatever it is, I'll (Dan Cevette) be going in-depth on the player spotlighted below with personal insight and honest feedback. Let's get started.

Kenneth Dodson Jr SS / OF / Suffern , NY / 2019

CEVETTE'S QUICK HIT: Runs well enough currently with a strong compact swing from the right-side, shows above average bat-speed. The glove is silky smooth with athletic movements from his lower half. A NYS Games participant this June 25-27, expect to see the rising senior MIF turning heads. 

SCOUTING REPORT: Another 'Newcomer' to the PBR system and ranking is the 5-foot-9, 160-pound sure handed Kenneth Dodson. Athletic and defensively sound up the middle, Dodson impressed our staff only four short weeks ago. Active lower half, fluid mechanics, soft hands with a strong accurate arm (82 mph). Slower release due to the arm-testing in the showcase format, but hands are quick and clean and I'd guess his transfers in games are too. At the plate, another well balanced, compact and short to the ball prospect. Barrel gets to the ball on a quick level path, some tilt through the finish. Some juice in his loose hands (89 mph exit velo off a tee). Very excited to see Dodson grow and develop this spring/summer.


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