2017 Prospect Review: #14 Kam'Ron Mays-Hunt


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. 14 Kam’Ron Mays Hunt Bentonville HS



Kam'Ron Mays-Hunt

Class of 2018 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Bentonville
    State: AR
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
92
Max FB
88 - 91
FB
74 - 75
CB
Position
6.56
60-yard
92
INF Velo
93
OF Velo
94
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

Top Prospects Games

Mays-Hunt is a 6-foot-1 170-pound right-handed pitcher / outfielder with an athletic frame and physical build. He showed advanced tools during the pro-style work out running a 6.59 in the 60. He threw the baseball 93 mph from the outfield and 92 mph across the infield. He showed raw bat speed producing exit velocities up to 91 mph. Defensively he plays through the baseball with fluid footwork, and throws with short arm action from a ¾ arm slot. Offensively he starts from a tall stance with a minimum load stride combination. He attacks the baseball with a downward plane swing.  As a pitcher he shows a quick arm from a ¾ arm slot. His delivery is simple with a distinct balance point and little effort. He commands the fastball consistently in the strike zone working 88-91 mph with late life through the zone. He also throws a sharp slider with 10/4 shape and late break thrown 77-80 mph. Overall Mays-Hunt is an advanced athlete with a rawness to his game as a position player, on the mound he has a feel to pitch, and projects to throw harder. 


Hunt is a 5-11 170-pound athlete with a medium frame and an athletic build. At short-stop he has smooth footwork and soft hands as he plays through the baseball. He throws from a low ¾ arm slot with high end arm strength. Offensively he uses a balanced stance with minimum load and stride, he uses a line drive swing with normal bat speed. Overall Mays-Hunt is an advanced athlete with raw baseball skills, if he refines his game, he may be one of the elite players in the class.


Videos

Top Prospects 2017 Hitting

 

Kam’Ron Mays-Hunt is an exceptional story, the player of the class, that was dominant on the youth level and the biggest name as this class arrived in high school. Mays-Hunt is a stand out football player and had shifted his focus to football, and appeared to be headed that way, falling in class rankings as his athleticism, could be seen, but was not translating as he continued to play baseball.

Late in the high school season, there began to be a change in Mays-Hunt and success began to the norm again for him on the baseball. He transitioned to the summer and became a star. He ran a 6.6 at the Sticks Scout Day, through 90 mph from the outfield, and 88 across the infield. On the mound he flashed a fastball up to 92 with late action and a wipe slider thrown 80-82. He followed that performance with two innings pitched at the Top Prospects Games, with comparable results. I saw him again that week at the Chad Wolfe Classic and he flashed similar big-time stuff on the mound. I was not the only ones watching as Arkansas, was impressed and jumped into the recruiting process and closed the deal with Mays-Hunt quickly after.

Mays-Hunt is a tough guess on the MLB draft, he is most polished on the mound but has very little experience as he threw 1 inning in high school and 15 over the summer, 14U baseball has been his most expensive mound time, and that was 4 years ago now. Athletically there is few players which compare, a player I will track through spring 2018. 

2017 Prospect Review

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