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Nine to Know: 2021s in the Updated Overall Rankings

Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR NC

The 2021 Overall Rankings were released last week, expanded to the Top 400 players in the country.  Fifteen players from North Carolina made the cut.  Last week we took a quick look at some of the players to make the list, as well as some of the numbers behind the updated overall rankings.  Today we dive into specific players from North Carolina inside the Top 400.  Later this week, PBR of North Carolina plans to update the state rankings for North Carolina.

The Nine to Know this week showcases NC players in the overall rankings.  Each player has updated video and notes from the summer and fall seasons as PBR was out watching events, games, workouts, and practices.  Six of the nine featured players attended the PBR Future Games, the biggest underclass event in the country featuring 500 of the top uncommitted players in the country representing their area in a week long event.  Of the six players from Team Carolina, four have committed.

Along with the nine featured players, their notes and video, we also list each player to make the Top 400, along with their state and national rank.


Nine to Know


Jordan Little RHP / OF / Hickory Grove Christian , NC / 2021

Breakout performance at the PBR Future Games backed up a lot of the "high ceiling" projections lofted on Little as he continued to mature.  At 6-foot-4, there is plenty of room in the frame to continue to add strength and to see the stuff continue to grow.  Committed to East Carolina shortly after the 2019 PBR Future Games.

Full Eval from August of 2019:
Lanky, projectable frame at 6-foot-4, 175 pounds.  Side step into a stable leg lift to the mid-chest.  Minimal movement in the head over the rubber.  Works level, on-line, landing in-line and slightly closed with the toe at foot-strike.  Long arm swing works with ease to an over-the-top slot.  Quick arm.  Good extension.  Fastball ranged 86-88, touching 89.  Life with swing and miss in the zone on the fastball.  Hard, downer breaking ball at 73-75 created swing and miss in the zone and chase out of the zone.  Potential front line starter at the next level with a very high ceiling as the frame continues to add strength.


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