2017 Prospect Review: #1 Casey Martin

Zac Bottoms
Arkansas Scouting Director

As the calendar turns to December, I want to review the top prospects from the 2017. These players have separated themselves as top prospect, with the potential at some point in their career to become professional prospects, if they are not already.

#1 Casey Martin, MIF Lonoke HS


Casey Martin

Class of 2017 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2017
    Commitment: Arkansas
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Lonoke
    State: AR
  • Summer Team: Arkansas Prospects
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


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Scouting Report

Martin is a 5-foot-11 175-pound MIF/OF with an athletic frame and build. He is a premium athlete running a 6.65 in the 60. Defensively he is a versatile player with arm strength. He throws the ball 84 mph across the infield and 88 mph from the outfield. Offensively he starts from an athletic stance with a smooth load. He has fast bat speed with a slight up hill swing path. He has shown the ability to hit the ball to all fields and has flashed some pull power. Overall Martin has shown a 5 tool player that needs to continue to refine his game.


5/23/17 hitting


Martin was a productive player for Lonoke High School from the start, fueling a dynamic offense from the beginning of his career. Martin continued to show improvement throughout his career not only as an advanced hitter but a dynamic athlete.

Martin showed more offensive prowess than any position player I have covered in 10 years of scouting Arkansas High School baseball. A dream of Martin’s was to play baseball at the University of Arkansas. This made his decision very easy in terms of the MLB draft. Martin was viewed as unsignable and was passed on in the MLB draft. If signable Martin very easily could have been a top 10 round pick in the 2017 draft.  

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