2017 Prospect Review: #10 Cayden Wallace


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.

#10 Cayden Wallace CIF Greenbrier HS


Cayden Wallace

Class of 2020 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: 3B
  • High School: Greenbrier
    State: AR
  • Summer Team: Rawlings Arkansas Prospect Menard
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
90
Max FB
87 - 90
FB
73 - 75
CB
70 - 73
CH
75 - 78
SL
Position
6.80
60-yard
91
INF Velo
97
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

All-State Game

Wallace is a 6-foot 200-pound corner infielder with an large frame and a physical build. He impresses with his raw power and his ability to hit the ball to all fields. Offensively he starts from an athletic stance, he uses a slight leg lift and loads his hands back. He attacks the baseball with an uphill bat path and fast bat speed producing exit velocities up to 91 mph. He shows an advanced feel for the barrel with consistent loud contact. Defensively he plays through the baseball with fluid footwork, a normal exchange and an accurate arm with carry. He is a solid athlete which runs a 7.21 in the 60. Overall Wallace is a sound defender with an advanced offensive skill set. 

All State Game Pitching

Wallace is a 6-foot 200-pound right-hander with a large frame and a physical build. He commands the strike zone with a fastball which works 84-86 flashed up to 87 mph. He uses a simple delivery with repeated mechanics and fast rhythm. He pitches from a H 3/4 arm slot with a short arm action with quick arm speed. He compliments his fastball with a curveball thrown 73-75 mph with 11/5 shape and early break. Overall Wallace is a physical player with a quick arm and a feel for the strike zone.  


Videos

5/23/17 hitting

Wallace has been a name to know throughout the youth ranks, for years. A player that has gained recognition throughout the state as a player to watch. His high school career started with a bang as freshmen, helping Greenbrier when the 5A West conference championship and a state semi-final appearance.

In the summer competing for the Arkansas Prospects, Wallace has gained national recognition as a top 50 prospect nationally. This fall he committed to Arkansas after an extensive recruiting process with the elites of college baseball.

Wallace’s overall offensive prowess is what sets him apart from the competition and will be what determines how much stock MLB organizations put into when his time comes. So far all signs point Wallace as a legitimate prospect, that hits for raw power, with advanced arm strength and solid defensive ability. He is a player that I am excited to cover over the next three seasons. 

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