Class of 2021 Uncommitted Spotlights

Jesse Levine
PBR Ontario Scout

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Class of 2021 Uncommitted Spotlights

J.J. Dutton SS / OF / Forest Hill, ON / 2021

Report: Dutton, a two-way player for the Leaside Leafs has made huge strides throughout the 2019 summer, and he still has lots of room to develop. He is a infielder/outfielder who plays better In the outfield. He moves well as he’s a 6.82 60 runner, and his arm works up to 90 mph. His bat is a little behind, but with more reps and tinkering, he could be useful on that side of the ball. Although underdeveloped, he might be best off on the mound where his arm speed and frame both fit the profile. His body control still needs to improve, and with filling out he’ll improve in that area which will impact him in all facets of his game. Dutton is a very interesting 2021 grad that schools should keep tabs on going forward.

Aaron Duffy RHP / SS / Assumption, ON / 2021

Report: Duffy, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound right-hander has been one of the more impressive arms in his class. He uses a three-pitch mix and has feel for both of his off-speed offerings. He’ll throw his fastball for strikes, and primarily away to lefties and righties. His arm works freely with minimal effort up to 84 mph, sitting in the low 80s. he will add strength to his frame and as a result velocity. Mechanics are fairly clean, and he has a feel to pitch; there’s not a lot of tweaks that need to be made. Duffy is an uncommitted 2021 that schools need to lock in on.

Ben Roberts 3B / RHP / Nelson, ON / 2021

Report: Roberts, a Great Lake Canadians infielder has been impressive in multiple showings as of late. The 6-foot-2 185-pound third basemen is strong and has physical actions on the field. At third-base, he works through the ball, comes up tall and throws easily across. As he continues to develop his foot speed, he will be able to cover more ground at the hot corner. The bat works quick and aggressively through the zone. There is power; as seen recently when he hit a home run way out to left-field. He frequently hits the baseball hard and with improved consistency, he can be a valuable bat.

Jordan Spring RHP / OF / NA, ON / 2021

Report: Spring, a tall, lean right-handed pitcher for the London Badgers has impressed on multiple occasions this summer. Recently, at the Ontario Youth Tryouts, Spring worked up into the high 80’s at times, with some feel for a curveball. The body really projects, and with athleticism and arm speed; he will have no problem adding velocity. He’s still raw overall, but has the makings of being a good pitcher at the next level with his current ability.