Prep Baseball Report

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

top 2017 committed outfielders

Zachary DeLoach, OF, Hebron HS, 2017
Texas A&M commit. 6-foot-1, 200-pound strong, athletic frame. Showed some of the best all-around tools at this event. DeLoach showed above average arm strength from center field during. Offensively, he has an athletic set-up, showing smooth rhythm and hand strength through contact in the middle of the field.

Tristen Lutz, OF, Arlington Martin HS, 2017
Lutz, a Texas commit, stands 6-foot-3, 200-pounds, began the day with a double off the bottom of the wall in left field that may have been a home run had it not been hit directly into a stiff breeze. The strong, athletic senior added two more base hits and finished the day 3-for-3 with a stolen base. He has strong hands with a quick, loose and short swing.

Drew Minter, OF/RHP, Clear Springs HS, 2017
Houston commit. 6-foot-1, 195-pound athletic frame. Solid set-up at the dish with smooth load and good bat speed. Shows flashes of power taking good swings on fastballs, but expanded the zone on a couple of strikeouts. Entered game in relief working 90-91 mph with fastball from a short, high-¾ slot. Aggressive delivery with a quick arm at foot strike. He threw his curveball 70-72 mph with 11-5 shape.

Cole Turney, OF, William B Travis HS, 2017
Arkansas commit. Physical 6-foot-1, 200-pound left-handed hitter. Turney shows premium power with the ability to lift balls to the pull side. Registers high exit velo's and the ability to hit velocity on the barrel. One of the most impressive bats in the 17 class.

Alerick Soularie, OF/IF, Atascocita HS, 2017
Arkansas commit. 6-foot, 185-pounds frame. The Arkansas recruit is an all-around athlete with a live body, long arms and fast-twitch tools. The right-handed hitter has great bat speed and presence with a clean path and loose finish. Soulaire, who registered two hits in the Houston Banditos first game of the day, also showed his athleticism on the bases, stealing second and third.

Heston Kjerstad, OF, Randall HS, 2017
The 6-foot-3, 180-pound left-handed hitting Arkansas recruit barreled the ball in each of his three at-bats, finishing 3-for-3. Kjerstad is a physical, athletic outfielder that had good swings against velocity all weekend. In another game, he lead off the game with a sharp line-drive to left field.

Cody Masters, OF, Coppell HS, 2017
Texas Tech commit. 6-foot-2, 195-pound, athletic frame. The fast twitch left-handed hitter was one-for-five with a double to right field and was a 4.53 on the turn. He also flew out to left and center field and was a 4.34 down the line on a ground ball to second base.

Michael Cooper, OF, Ridge Point HS, 2017
McLennan JC commit. 6-foot-5, 220-pound, wiry, long legs with athletic frame. The left-handed hitter shows a simple set-up, quick load and a smooth swing. Very projectable hitter with high ceiling, long stride runner.


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