2017 Prospect Review: #5 Kaleb Hill


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.

No.5 Kaleb Hill LHP Watson Chapel High School

 

Kaleb Hill

Class of 2018 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: LHP
  • High School: Watson Chapel
    State: AR
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 220lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Statistics

Pitching
91
Max FB
89 - 91
FB
72 - 75
CB
69 - 71
CH
74 - 76
SPL
Position
79
INF Velo
85
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

5.23.17 All-State Game
Hill is a 6-foot-4 195-pound left-hander with a large frame and an athletic build. He is an advanced athlete with a quick arm. He pitches from an H ¾ arm slot with a short arm action with quick arm speed. He repeats his tall and fall delivery with little effort. He uses consistent rhythm, however it is a choppy with a slight pause with his arm action on the backside. He works with his shoulders uphill and finishes upright. His fastball was located down in the strike zone at 89-91 mph, his curveball showed depth and 1/7 action thrown 72-75 mph with late break. He threw his changeup 69-70 mph with erratic command. Overall Hill is an advanced athlete with a quick arm and an advanced breaking ball. 


Videos

5/23/17 Pitching

 

Kaleb Hill began impressing scouts in the spring of his sophomore year. He had a coming out party in the Watson Chapel vs White Hall game. White Hall started highly touted 2015 RHP Daniel Sprinkle, a large crowd of MLB baseball scouts on hand. Sprinkle impressed but Kaleb Hill took the day picking up the when showing advanced feel for the strike zone with two pitches and a quick arm and projectable frame.

Hill has continually been challenged in top level events and has shown well consistently. His recruiting went into the winter of junior year after a big summer including a trip the Futures Games in Indianapolis. Hill eventually committed and signed with Ole Miss.

He should have a busy spring entertaining the idea of college or professional baseball, if he shows a slight jump in velocity it may become and easier decision for him. 

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