Prep Baseball Report

Tennessee/Texas Follows

Shooter Hunt
National Crosschecker

This week, In the Weeds checks out uncommitted 2019 players from Tennessee and Texas who show signs of continuing to rise in the future. Most players on the list show the ability to pitch with multiple potentially providing a coach at some level in college with a two-way player. Also included is an exciting athlete with a chance to play any position on the diamond. Overall, each player has a chance to fit, and potentially thrive, in a program at the next level.

Cody Akers SS / OF / Azle, TX / 2019

Strong and athletic with a compact stroke, Akers looks like he will be a solid addition to some school’s recruiting class as he will give coaches versatile piece to move around. The switch-hitter has a simple stroke that includes a direct path to the ball. From the right side, he sets up square utilizing a reverse toe-tap with minor hands movement before working fast through the zone, and showcasing the ability to spray line drives to all fields. Left-handed, Akers showcases a bit more rhythm while utilizing a leg kick to load his hands back before working slightly uphill through the zone. He flashes power from both sides of the plate with the ability to drive the ball out to the pull side. A 6.89-runner, Akers plays low to the ground on the infield while exhibiting quality hands and quick lateral movement. Producing 91 mph on his throw from the outfield, Akers has the arm strength to play any position on the dirt, and given his athleticism will also give coaches the options of moving to the outfield. The broad-shouldered, 5-foot-10, 185-pounder is likely to grab the attention of many recruiters throughout the summer.

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