On the Hunt: Uncommitted Position Players and Future Impact Two-Way Players

By Shooter Hunt
National Crosschecker

This week, On the Hunt, takes a look at some exciting position players with big pop, good gloves, and athletic frames. Plus a couple future two-way stars with quick arms.

Jared Gadd, SS/RHP, Paul Laurence Dunbar HS, KY (2019)
Gadd showed easy athleticism in the infield, moving swiftly side to side and showing off a solid arm. The 6-foot, 165-pound two-way prospect is still young in the face, and will likely add a couple more inches as well as muscle in the future. Though he moved around well in the field, it was on the mound where he really made his mark at the Battle of the Borders. Gadd, after playing the first 12 or so innings in the field, hopped on the bump and showcased a very quick arm and a fastball that sat 82-84, and really jumped on hitters. He repeated his motion well, and got good drive off his backside that allowed his “infielder’s arm” to play. Gadd’s slider was thrown hard at 74-76, and was a tight, swing-and-miss offering that he shows control over. He also flashed a changeup at 72-73. Coming out of a high ¾ slot, Gadd lands slightly closed, and shows the confidence on the mound of a team leader, and a kid who knows exactly what he is doing. At the plate, he is a line drive hitter with some uphill angle. Still developing physically, Gadd will have a chance to remain in the infield in college as he gets stronger. Gadd showed off his athleticism with a 4.27 home-to-first time, and has easy actions all over the diamond.

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