Inside The OK Rankings: Top 5 Uncommitted 2022 LHPs
May 21, 2020
As we prepare for the most important summer of all time for amateur baseball, PBR OK takes a look into the latest rankings release for the 2022 class. If you missed the 2022 rankings release story, you can find it, here. Today, we will highlight the top 5 LHPs in the state with full profiles and video according to the rankings. This group features a some higher end velo for the class with the ability to pound the zone.
Displayed an advanced, physical 6-foot-1, 197-pound frame with athleticism. The left-handed hitter begins with a tall, even stance using a toe-tap stride and some hip drift to initiate a slightly uphill barrel path through the baseball. A strong lower half generates barrel whip into the hitting zone while sitting on the backside. Repeatable swings with a solid top-hand created lift to the pull-side gap with regularity. Generated a loud 90 mph bat-exit velocity off the tee with room for more. Recorded a 7.51 60-yard dash. The primary outfielder showcased fluid movements with advanced footwork, arriving to the ball on time and playing through it towards the target. A soft glove hand and smooth transfers allowed for accurate 82 mph arm-strength from his position with some carry to the target out of a high ¾ arm-slot.
A 6-foot-1, 192-pound athletic frame with some advanced strength throughout. On the mound, the left-hander works from a deliberate and smooth delivery before taking a long stride down the mound and finishing balanced. Arm action is long and controlled in the back before getting short and coming through an over the top slot with some arm speed. Fastball shows consistent and heavy cut at 77-79, mostly strikes. Chageup shows consistent fade at 71-73, mostly strikes. Curveball shows consistent 1/7 shape with late depth at 69-71 mph. In the game, Williams punched out 3 and did not allow a hit facing 6 batters.