Quick Hits: Central Arkansas Preseason ID

Brian Walker
PBR Arkansas State Director

Our first Preseason ID didn't disappoint as we saw a solid group of old and young players alike. Below we take a look at a few of the top performers as we continue to look through the data from today's event in central Arkansas. As we process today's event we will have more coverage of the players that attended today.

Grant Allmendinger LHP / OF / Catholic, AR / 2024

Easy actions at the plate with a smooth swing and repeated mechanics Allmendinger has a lot of upside. Exit velos up to 89 mph with plenty of strength to add to the lean frame. Off the bump repeated delivery with a 3 pitch mic and FB up to 78 mph.

Ethan Hirons 2B / SS / Wynne, AR / 2023

Hirons showed major gains since last time we saw him. Physically much stronger which showed in his bp session with exit velocities up to 93. He also showed clean actions with smooth glove work in his defensive session.

Michael Sullivan C / SS / Mena, AR / 2025

Strong armed catcher who showed advanced skills behind the plate with a strong up in defensive portion. Strength at plate with exit velocity up to 88 and loft to swing to create lots of extra base hits.

Jackson Givens SS / RHP / Little Rock Catholic, AR / 2025

Solid performance across the board as Givens showed well today. Strength at impact and athletic actions in defensive portion. Also threw a strong bullpen with upside on the bump.

Ocean Reynolds RHP / Benton , AR / 2025

Long levered body with 4 pitch mix with consistent delivery. Showed consistent 99-100% spin efficient fastballs in his bullpen. Two types of breaking balls that tunnel well opposite each other in shape.

William Svoboda RHP / OF / Pulaski Academy, AR / 2026

Tall physical framed freshman who showed big in everything Svoboda did today. Exit velocity up to 89 mph with strength and loft to swing. Fastball up to 83 and long levered but controlled off the bump Will looks to be a big riser as he continues to fill out his 6-foot-3 frame.

Nathan Corbitt 2B / RHP / Harding Academy , AR / 2026

Long limbed frame with big upside off the mound. Long whippy arm swing and ran fastball up to 82 mph with a swing and miss cutter at times. One to keep an eye on as he fills out. At the plate the leverage played with solid contact and loft to have big power once the frame fills out.

Driftin Ladd OF / LHP / Robinson, AR / 2024

Rhythmical left handed stroke with physical present in box. Repeated middle of the field approach and exit velocities up to 91. Lots to like with the body and the swing. Athletic movements in defensive work. 

Myles Ramer 2B / SS / Little Rock Catholic, AR / 2025

Athletic middle infielder who showed clean actions defensively with a clean stroke. Line drive approach that showed consistent path throughout his rounds of bp. Ramer as he continues to fill out will be a middle infielder to keep an eye on.