Prep Baseball Report

The Hotlist: Rising Seniors Still Available

By Nathan Rode and PBR Staff

The summer season is in full swing and as you look around at event rosters, you might see that many 2016 prospects have already made their college decision. But there are still plenty of rising seniors with talent still available to programs. Some of the top ones in the Prep Baseball Report’s coverage area are listed alphabetically below.

Joe Acker, OF, Marquette University HS, WI
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Acker was the biggest surprise at the ProCase last month, leaving many in attendance wondering how the right-handed hitting outfielder was still uncommitted. Acker had the most impressive outfield performance of the day. In the workout portion, he turned heads by delivering the top outfield velocity of 95 mph while running a 6.78 laser-timed 60. Offensively, he generated the easiest bat speed at the event, hitting from a balanced, controlled setup with a slightly uphill path. During BP, Acker tanked a few balls out of Silver Cross Field with wood and the wind blowing in. A quick-twitch athlete, Acker has strong hands and creates lift in his swing. Acker also carried his standout workout performance into game play. He went 2-for-3 with a pair of line-drive singles to center field and left field. He also drove in a run, scored twice and stole a base.


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