Fall Scout Notebook: Top Committed 2017 INF'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. Be sure to visit our site daily for content and follow us on twitter @PBR_Texas. Here is a list of the top committed infielders in the 2017 class.

top 2017 committed infielders

Adam Oviedo, SS, Alvarado HS, 2017
Texas Christian commit. 6-foot, 186-pound frame. The slick fielding shortstop made a great play in the first inning ranging to his left behind the bag at second base and throwing out the hitter at first base. Oviedo took solid swings during the game showing good rhythm and bat speed. He was 1-for-3 on the day with a base hit to center field.

Jacob Nesbit, SS, Coppell HS, 2017
The 6-foot, 170-pound strong frame, Arkansas recruit laced two base hits in the first game of the day, one to left, and the other to center field. The right-handed hitter has solid bat speed with strong hands and finds the barrel often. Defensively, the infielder showed great footwork, range, and advanced arm strength.

Nick Loftin, SS/RHP, Ray HS, 2017
Baylor commit. 6-foot-1, 160-pound athletic frame. Loftin has a live body, strong arm, advanced, fast-twitch actions, and long strides. The right-handed hitter lined out to left field sharply on the barrel, he also grounded out to shortstop twice with a 4.32 home-to-first time. Loftin also got on the mound, working 84-86 mph with an aggressive delivery and whippy ¾ arm action. He threw a slurve at 70 mph.

Parker Kelly, 3B/SS, Wichita Falls HS, 2017
Texas Tech commit. 6-foot-2, 200-pound, athletic, strong frame with broad shoulders and long arms. The infielder shows great actions on the left side of the field with plenty of arm strength to stay there. Offensively, he has a tall, simple set-up with good bat speed having good at-bats vs. a low-90's arm.

Jimmy Glowenke, SS, Marcus HS, 2017
Dallas Baptist commit. 5-foot-10, 180-pound frame. The slick-fielding shortstop handles the ball well defensively keeping everything in the midline of his body. The arm action is good from different angles and on the run, showing the ability to play all three infield positions. The right-handed hitter starts from a tall upright stance, lowers himself with a gliding, hover-like stride, walking away from his hands to land in an athletic hitting position.

Jordan Westburg, SS, New Braunfels HS, 2017
Mississippi State commit. 6-foot-2, 190-pound athletic frame. Long stride runner with good speed, shows advanced range on the infield with good footwork and a strong arm. Offensively, the right-handed starts from a tall stance, quick leg-kick, fast-twitch bat speed with good barrel awareness.

Jaxon Hallmark, SS, Midland HS, 2017
Nebraska commit. 5-foot-11, 165-pounds. The Cornhuskers got a good in Hallmark, who shows the ability to play all three infield positions with advanced range and a quick arm. Hallmark can also bounce to the outfield and cover serious ground. The right-handed hitter ran a 3.64 home-to-first time on a base-hit bunt, as well as a 4.45 with a turn on a deep fly ball to center field.

Kelby Weyler, SS/OF, Warren HS, 2017
Rice commit. 5-foot-10, 180-pound frame. The athletic shortstop has smooth, midline glove-work, solid actions and accurate arm.

Mark Ready, IF, Jesuit College Prep, 2017
Santa Clara commit. 5-foot-11, 180-pound, strong, athletic frame. The infielder played second most of the weekend showing advanced quick-twitch actions to start and finish double plays. Offensively, Ready has real strength at contact with a simple set-up and quiet rhythm. Showed a good two-strike approach taking a curveball the other way in an RBI situation.

Dylan Ditzenberger, 3B, Allen HS, 2017
5-foot-11, 180-pounds. The Kansas commit is a solid defender at third base showing all the necessary tools to play on that side of the field, arm strength with carry, good footwork, and the ability to play low. The left-handed hitter has a smooth swing with a slight leg kick showing good bat speed through the zone. He barrelled up several balls right at defenders and had quality at-bats against some upper-80's velocity.

Eduardo Malinowski, SS, Klein Oak HS, 2017
Penn commit. 6-foot, 165-pound frame. Solid defensive actions with good rhythm through ground balls. Average, accurate arm strength. Long stride runner with fast-twitch movements. Shows all the tools to stay in the middle of the field at the next level.

Will Frizzell, 3B/1B, Rockwall HS, 2017
6-foot-5, 215-pound frame. The left-handed hitter is an imposing presence in the batters box. He works from a slightly-open stance with neutral hand position. He hit two balls on the button on Friday, one of which was a single to left field for a big RBI, the other was a slider that he hammered to right field by keeping his hands back.

Trei Cruz, SS, Episcopal HS, 2017
Rice commit. 6-foot-1, 175-pound frame. Started two games on the infield, one at shortstop and one at second base. Good defender with athletic actions and range. The left-handed hitter has a larger load to get started, lowers hands to trigger the bat, closes off to pitcher with a slightly closed launch position.

Everrett Harris, 3B, Frisco HS, 2017
Miami (OH) commit. 5-foot-11, 180-pound frame. Athletic player with good bat speed and loose finish. Although he did not have much to show for it he took good swings against high velocity arm. Ran a 4.4 home-to-first time.

UP NEXT:
+ TOP 2017 UNCOMMITTED HITTERS
+ TOP 2017 COMMITTED OF's
+ TOP 2017 C's & 1B

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