Quick Hits Top Prospect Underclass

On June 6th we hosted the Top Prospect Underclass Games at UCA featuring over 50 players from the 2025, 2026, and 2027 classes from all across the state.  We had a traditional showcase portion featuring laser timed 60's, BP with data captured by Trackman and Blast Motion, defensive evaluations with radar gun readings, and topped it off with a simulated game with pitcher's throwing to live hitters and Trackman data being captured.  We will get deeper into the some of the leaders in the showcase metrics in the coming days, but today we take a quick look at a couple of standouts from the event with notes on 19 guys who had strong days.  The event was flooded with high end talent with players that schools need to circle to follow and a couple that schools should try to lock up in the near future.

Drew Gartman SS / 3B / Valley View, AR / 2025

Drew Gartman was the standout posting a 6.46 and a 6.5 lasered 60. Also boasting the top infield velocity the approach at the plate was advanced. Gartman is long and lean adding projection to his frame. Drew is quickly becoming one of the top players in the state.

Madden Tatum OF / SS / Valley View, AR / 2026

Madden Tatum is a definitive two way play with the top fastball in the event. Sweet left handed swing that is repeatable and has some juice out of his long frame. Big time upside for Tatum as his body continues to develop.

Cannon Driskill SS / Green County Tech, AR / 2026

Cannon is always going to be a gamer however he showed some clean metrics and took a professional batting practice in the workout. His ability to play the game with an easy motor makes him a hot commodity as he continue to fill out physically.

Case Walls OF / LHP / SouthSide BeeBranch, AR / 2026

Case Walls showed legitimate two way potential. Athletic with twitch and produced gap to gap power constantly. Off the bump he has a legitimate mix and feel for the zone. Plus change up with feel in the zone.


Collin Estes 3B / SS / Hot Springs Lakeside, AR / 2026

Estes makes the game look easy as everything he did was effortless. Clean easy actions in the field to go with a consistent approach at the palte that carried over into the game. Estes is a throwback player who is one to follow.

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

William Svoboda is a big physical frame with room for added strength that has feel off the mound with a higher end fastball for his age. Svoboda continues to impress each time we see him and should be a top arm in the class in the future.

Beau Brock SS / 2B / Lakeside, AR / 2026

Beau Brock showed why he is one of the top middle infielders in the state in his class. Brock not only showed easy actions in the infield but also showed above average arm strength. In the game he produced line drives which went along with his rounds of batting practice.

Reeves Aunspaugh C / 3B / Har Ber, AR / 2026

Reeves has grown not only physically but showed much improved and polished actions across the board. Easy swing with repeated gap to gap power with consistency. Off the mound Reeves showed pitch ability and in the field made some very nice defensive plays.

Beck Black 3B / OF / Valley View, AR / 2026

Beck had a very consistent approach at the plate and it carried over into game play. A clean player in all facets Beck is one to watch as he continues to progress.

Bowman Stein OF / Little Rock Catholic, AR / 2026

Bowman Stein has big time bat speed and it plays. Showing big time pull power in batting practice Stein will be a big bat to follow.

Major Jackson OF / RHP / Pulaski Academy, AR / 2026

Major Jackson showed consistent line drives and showcased easy clean actions in the work out. Major continues to get better each time we see him and is a prospect to follow for the future.

Jaden Bryant 3B / C / Camden Fairview, AR / 2026

Jaden is long and lean and continues to improve each time we see him. Ability to play multiple positions, Bryant has an advanced feel behind the plate. His bat is his best attribute as he consistently hit the ball hard in batting practice and in the game.

Noah Ragsdale 2B / SS / Valley View, AR / 2026

Noah is a strong player who has continued to show in-game ability that is advanced. Above average across the board with advanced feel everywhere he lands. Ragsdale is going to be a great player and a hot commodity as he continues through his career.

Caleb Harrison RHP / 3B / Sylvan Hills , AR / 2026

Caleb is big and physical. Shows potential big power at the plate and has a fastball that jumps out of his hand. Surprised with a plus change up in game and feel to repeat delivery.

Elijah Nester OF / RHP / Bentonville West , AR / 2026

Elijah Nester is the epitome of athletic. He has an advanced approach at the plate that carries over to the game and has instincts in the outfield. Nester took a loud bp and showed control and consistency with the carry over to the game.

Max Malloy UTILITY / RHP / Marion, AR / 2027

Max Malloy is long and has plenty of projection to the body. Clean arm swing off the mound with secondary stuff Malloy should be a big arm as he continues to fill out. Simple approach at the plate makes Malloy a legitimate two way prospect.

Cannon Burks RHP / 3B / Little Rock Catholic , AR / 2027

Burks is long and lean and has a very clean arm. Easy delivery with a nasty split that showed advanced feel. A two way prospect that has leverage at the plate with much more in the tank as he develops into his long lean frame.

Caleb Hankins 3B / RHP / Elkins, AR / 2026

Hankins has a swing and miss breaking ball with a fastball that has life. Control in the zone makes Hankins an arm to follow as he progresses. At the plate Caleb has raw power and as he continues to get comfortable with his frame the consistent hit tool should come together.

Ty Holt C / 2B / Greenwood , AR / 2027

Ty Holt has energy for days and it shows in everything he does. Advanced feel behind the plate is a strength but his hitterish mannerisms and ability to barrel balls up was the real eye opener. Holt showed consistent barrels in game along with an advanced batting practice.