Team Tennessee Future Games Corner Infielders

Adam Akin
Director of Scouting

The 2016 Future Games were held at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana on August 4-6 and played host to the top uncommitted talent in the 2018 and 2019 classes throughout PBR’s 25+ state coverage.  College coaches from some of the biggest programs in the entire country were once again in attendance and looking heavily for the group of guys that will make up their next recruiting class.  Team Tennessee was composed of players that have shown very well at previous PBR showcases, as well as players that came highly recommended by scouts and/or high school and summer coaches throughout the state.  On Thursday, our position players completed a pro style workout, followed by game play on Friday and Saturday.  Below is a list of our corner infielders and some of the highlights from their performances.

Corner Infielders

Jack Sisk, 6-2, 220, 1B, Ravenwood, 2018
Jack is a big kid that plays a very solid first base.  He always puts himself in the right position and was able to make every play that came his way throughout the weekend.  As one of the best hitters on a high school team that nearly found itself in the state championship game, Sisk put up some great numbers and hit a game-winning home run that sent his team to the state tournament.  He put together some good rounds of BP and showed his gap-to-gap potential to all fields throughout the Future Games and hit a couple of balls very hard in game play.  Sisk will continue to improve upon his already impressive size and strength that produced an 82 mph position velo, 89 mph exit velo, and a 7.95 60.

Zane Denton, 6-0, 180, 3B Ravenwood, 2019
The younger brother of St. Louis Cardinals 2015 second-round pick Bryce Denton, Zane come from a baseball family and has the pedigree everyone looks for.  He is a rarity in his ability to switch hit without losing anything from either side of the plate, as his swing is almost identical and his power potential is clear.  Many of the things Zane does come naturally and are simply accomplished by purely solidified skills and a sense of feel around a baseball field.  Sometimes, Denton speeds the game up, because of the pressure he puts on himself, but he has never seemed to have any trouble recovering and finding a way to help his team win. Denton ran a 7.58 60, recorded an 80 mph arm from third base, and clocked an 84 mph exit velo from the left side and an 87 mph exit velo from the right side.

Jerry Hammons, 6-0, 215, 3B/SS Knoxville, 2018
Hammons is an athlete and a physical presence on the field for any team he plays on.  His raw strength came to fruition when taking BP on field D3, as he was able to hit two balls into the parking lot (400+ feet) to end his round on Saturday.  Hammons had a leadoff single for Team Tennessee in Game 2 and hit some other balls very hard to the left side.  Defensively, he is used to playing shortstop, but made the move to third base because that seems to be where many college coaches project him filling out.  Extremely raw, he has the potential and some tools that just can’t be taught.  Hammons recorded the highest exit velo of ALL corner infielders at the event at 99 mph, charted an 86 mph arm from third base, and ran a 7.32 60.