Prep Baseball Report

Fall Scout Notebook: Top 2018 Uncommitted OF's

By Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

Prep Baseball Report Texas is working to become your #1 source for high school and travel baseball news and notes. The short fall season has given us the ability to see some excellent baseball. This week we will list the top players we have seen at each position in the junior class. Be sure to visit our site daily for content and follow us on twitter @PBR_Texas. Here is our list of the top 2018 uncommitted outfielders from the fall.

2018 uncommitted of's

Brad Burckel, OF/IF, Lindale HS, 2018
Listed at 5-foot-9, 160-pounds. The left-handed hitter can really handle the bat and posted impressive home-to-first times (4.17, 4.19). In a separate game he registered home-to-first times of 3.71 (bunt) and 4.19 on a hard hit ground ball to shortstop. Burckel gets to full speed at an elite level, making every ball he puts on the ground a challenge for the defense. Once on base, it is a matter of time before he steals second and/or third base.

Kendall Foster, OF/LHP, Prosper HS, 2018
5-foot-9, 160-pound frame. The left-handed hitter has a tall set-up in the box with relaxed rhythm and control. He took really good hacks against velocity at the Under Armour tryout going 1-for-2 with a two missiles, one for a base hit to right field, the other a deep fly ball to left field. An above average runner with a 4.27 home-to-first time, Foster looks the part of an athletic all-around baseball player with long strides, good acceleration and clean exchanges in the outfield. He tracked down a would-be double to left-centerfield and threw out a base runner at second on a would-be double off the wall.

Brandon Uhse, OF, Lake Ridge HS
6-foot-2, 180-pound, strong, rangy frame. The right-handed hitter starts with a slightly open stance and shows some pull-side pop during batting practice with strength at contact. Took good hacks during the game. Athletic outfielder with a clean exchange and good arm action showing carry in the arm.

Scooter Adams, OF/IF, Hallettsville HS, 2018
6-foot, 185-pound frame. The high school quarterback showed up less than 24 hours after playing football and ran a 6.65 60-yard dash and threw 83 from the outfield. The left-handed hitter has an athletic setup at the plate with a flat swing. Barrel stays in the zone a long time. All around athlete.

Bennett Laurence, OF, Rockwall HS, 2018
5-foot-9, 170-pounds, strong, muscular frame. Played for DBAT in Jupiter. Showed a good set-up at the plate with strength in his hands and ability to barrel up velocity with a couple of base hits.

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