Prep Baseball Report

JUCO Mid-year Transfers

PBR Staff

Throughout the offseason, our JUCO staff keeps a watchful eye on the NCAA Transfer Portal to see which prospects are making the move to the NJCAA. In the chart below we've listed the more than 25 prospects who are trading uniforms ahead of the 2020 spring season.

The most notable transfer might just be RHP Jack Neely (Churchill, TX, 2018), who's moving for one JUCO to another. He's swapping San Jacinto JC, TX for Iowa Western CC after initially transferring from Texas following his freshman season. Neely was a top-100-ranked prep in 2018 class. He attended to the prestigious Super 60 and was one of the top arms in attendance at the event. Entering the JUCO ranks for his sophomore campaign, he's among the highest ranked junior college arms heading into this June's MLB Draft. Neely is a 6-foot-9 athlete with long levers and a big fastball who's looking to harness his enormous potential this spring for the Reivers. He has committed to Ohio State for his junior season.

Jack Neely (2/4/18)

Formerly one of Illinois' top prospects, OF/1B Jason Hodges (Marist, 2019) didn't spend much time on campus in Faytetteville, AR before announcing his decision to make the move to the JUCO ranks back in his home state at John A. Logan JC. He stirred some draft interest during his senior year last spring, harboring some of the best raw power in the prep class. The key for him is to unlock that power at at the plate.

Jason Hodges (2/3/19)

One of Wisconsin's top prospects in its 2018 class, LHP Tanner Kohlhepp (Eau Claire Memorial) spent his freshman year at Tennessee before transferring to Iowa Western CC, where's he'll join the aforementioned Neely. Kohlhepp pitched four innings in Knoxville, Tenn., and is among the most notable transfers on the list below. He has committed to Notre Dame for his junior season.



Player Position Previous School(s) 2020 Spring JC
Adisyn Coffey RHP/IF Arizona St/San Jacinto JC Wabash Valley JC, IL
Austin Plante OF TCU College of Southern Nevada
Brandon Schrepf OF South Florida Pensacola State College
Caleb Balgaard IF Iowa Western CC McLennan JC, TX
Chance Stone RHP Louisiana-Lafayette LSU-Eunice
Chase Hanson OF UNLV Orange Coast College
David DuCote IF/OF Auburn Polk CC, FL
Dylan Delucia RHP College of Charleston NW Florida State College
Dylan Eskew RHP Miami (FL) Chipola JC, FL
Hayden Jones C Mississippi State Illinois State
Hylan Hall OF Miami (FL) Wabash Valley JC, IL
Jack Duffy 1B/OF Central Florida Polk CC, FL
Jack Neely RHP U Texas/San Jacinto JC IA Western JC
Jackson Pothast LHP Indiana State Heartland CC, IL
Jared Holaday 1B Fresno State Fresno City College, CA
Jason Hodges 1B Arkansas John A Logan JC, IL
JD Ortiz OF UC Santa Barbara Fresno City College, CA
Jonah Beamon INF South Carolina Louisburg, NC
Jonathan Machamer LHP Missouri Sinclair CC, OH
Josiah Miller IF/OF Florida State Gulf Coast CC, FL
Justin Goldstein LHP Oregon Orange Coast College
Lillo Paxia OF Florida State Howard JC, TX
Luke Bell RHP Grand Canyon Chandler-Gilbert CC, AZ
Mason Herbert RHP UNC Charlotte Catawba Valley CC, NC
Mike Guzzardo OF Campbell Rowan-Gloucester CC
Nasir Fredrick OF Coastal Carolina NW Florida State College
Nate Stevens RHP Arkansas Johnson County, KS
Noah Love OF UNC Asheville Catawba Valley CC, NC
Peyton Lejeune INF Louisiana-Lafayette LSU-Eunice
Shane Murphy LHP Grand Canyon Chandler-Gilbert CC, AZ
Tanner Kohlhepp RHP Tennessee IA Western JC
Tomas Sanchez OF VCU NW Florida State College
Trace Willhoite 3B Louisville NW Florida State College
Trey Valka RHP Arkansas Wharton CC, TX