2017 Prospect Review: #24 Peyton Holt


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.

#24 Peyton Holt, MIF, Greenwood HS


Peyton Holt

Class of 2019 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Greenwood
    State: AR
  • Summer Team: Arkansas Sticks Elite
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.85
60-yard
85
INF Velo
(09/23/21)
90
OF Velo
(09/23/21)
98
Exit Velo
(09/23/21)
3.94
H-1st
Position
INF Velo
85
OF Velo
90
Exit Velo
98
Trackman - Hitting
97.5
Exit Velocity (max)
(09/23/21)
91.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
(09/23/21)
314
Distance (avg)
(09/23/21)
389
Distance (max)
(09/23/21)
67
Hard Hit %
(09/23/21)
67
Sweet Spot %
(09/23/21)
33
Line Drive %
(09/23/21)
66.7
Fly Ball %
(09/23/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
97.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
91.2
Distance (avg)
314
Distance (max)
389
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
25.9
Hand Speed (max)
(09/23/21)
24.9
Hand Speed (avg)
(09/23/21)
80.2
Bat Speed (max)
(09/23/21)
76.8
Bat Speed (avg)
(09/23/21)
36.6
Rot. Acc (max)
(09/23/21)
27.8
Rot. Acc (avg)
(09/23/21)
72
On Plane Eff (avg)
(09/23/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
25.9
Hand Speed (avg)
24.9
Bat Speed (max)
80.2
Bat Speed (avg)
76.8
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

Top Prospect Games

Holt is a 5-foot-10 175-pound middle infielder with an athletic frame and build. He runs a 6.90 in the 60. Defensively he shows advanced actions playing through the baseball with fluid footwork, smooth transition and quick arm from a H ¾ arm slot. He throws the baseball 82 mph across the infield. Offensively he starts from an open stance, he strides into the plate and uses a slight hand load back. He gets online and uses a slight uphill swing that produces exit velocities up to 90 mph. He has shown a feel for his barrel and the ability to hit balls to all fields on a consistent basis. Overall Holt is an advanced athlete with solid skill set both offensively and defensively. 


Videos

Top Prospects 2017 Hitting

 Holt started at short stop last spring for Greenwood. He was a staple defensively for the Bulldogs as they won their district and made a run to the state semi-finals. He showed well defensively all spring. The question on Holt was, how offensive could he be consistently.

Last summer with Sticks Baseball Academy, he answered those questions. He showed a consistent line drive swing and a feel for his barrel, being productive throughout the summer.  He also performed well at the Top Prospects Game, showing improvement on phases of his game.

He turned several heads throughout the summer, before committing to Louisiana Lafayette at the end of the summer. Overall Holt is a premium defender who projects to play either spot in the middle infield as he transitions to the collegiate level. His development as a hitter will determine, his stock as a professional player. 

2017 Prospect Review

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