Prep Baseball Report

Preseason All State: Quick Hits

Arkansas Staff

We wrapped up our preseason slate with our Preseason All-State event this past Sunday February 18th, featuring 77 players from all across the state.  The event featured prospects from the 2025 class to some up-and coming 2027 grads ahead of opening day next week.  The event featured laser timed 60's, jumping metrics, BP with Trackman and Blast Motion, defensive evaluations with radar gun readings, pop times, bullpens with Trackman data, and Vizual Edge testing.  We'll dive deeper into some of the stat leaders and breakdowns of the metrics captured from the event throughout the week, but today we take a closer look with some notes on 26 prospects that caught our attention.

Full event stats and details can be found by clicking HERE

Keaton Mathis C / RHP / Valley View , AR / 2026

Arkansas commit, Mathis showed a much more physical frame which translated during the workout. Mathis showed a repeated approach at the plate with power. Catch and throw with ease, Mathis had an excellent workout.



Rome Foster SS / 2B / PULASKI ACADEMY, AR / 2026

Switch hitter with feel from both sides. Rome showed athleticism in the field with easy actions. Offensively an advanced approach with line drives consistantly to the middle of the field.



Coleman Barnett OF / RHP / Marion, AR / 2026

Coleman showed athletic actions in his workout. Repeated swing at the plate with repeated line drives to the middle of the field.



Cooper Bode OF / 1B / Brookland , AR / 2026

Smooth swinging left-handed hitter that is rhythmical and produces consistent line drives. Bode showed more power than the last time we saw him. 



Dominic Cicero OF / LHP / Little Rock Christian, AR / 2026

Athletic outfielder Cicero has a big upside. Clean two rounds of batting practice with a pure loft to contact creating back spin to the middle of the field.



Klayton Clark 1B / RHP / Farmington, AR / 2025

Physical corner infielder, Clark took a loud couple rounds of batting practice. Clark has power but also controls his movements efficiently to contact.



Shaun Cover 3B / 3B / Conway, AR / 2026

Two way prospect, Cover has impact at the plate. Loud rounds of batting practice, Shaun repeats positioning and has a knack for the barrel. Off the mound Cover has a strong arm with a swing and miss breaking ball.



Owen Davenport LHP / OF / Conway, AR / 2026

Davenport has a legitimate arsenal off the mound. The left-hander showed feel in the zone with a wipe-out breaking ball. Also showed improved control with his fastball to both sides of the plate.



Cannon Driskill SS / Green County Tech, AR / 2026

Cannon showed switch-hitter potential in his workout. Naturally right, Cannon took a mature approach to batting practice. Left handed showed feel for the barrel. Defensively Driskill has smooth actions with carry.



Logan English 2B / OF / Alma, AR / 2026

Stronger, English took two loud rounds of batting practice. Repeats swing and positioning at the plate, English is a prospect to follow.



Landen Fain C / RHP / Siloam Springs, AR / 2025

Catch and throw, Fain showed advanced feel behind the plate. At the plate Fain produced consistent hard contact with line drives to the middle of the field.



Solomon Flores OF / OF / Marion, AR / 2026

Solomon showed an advanced approach in his rounds of batting practice with a consistent approach. He produced middle of the field consistent contact. 



Jayden Green OF / RHP / Cabot, AR / 2026

Jayden is a well-built outfielder who had a strong day. Offensively, Green repeats his movements, producing consistent hard contact through the middle of the field. 



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

Major continues to improve and add strength each time we see him. Clean two rounds of batting practice with strength at impact. Athlete who continues to get better.



Elijah Nester 2B / RHP / Bentonville West, AR / 2026

Athletic two way player who showed well on both sides of the ball. Nester has an advanced approach at the plate with gap to gap power. Off the mound he showed feel in the zone with a quick arm.



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

Ragsdale has had a stronger frame since we last saw him, and it showed in his workout. Athletic middle infielder with a consistent approach at the plate, producing line drives all over the field.



Bowman Stein OF / Little Rock Catholic, AR / 2026

One of the loudest rounds of batting practice, Ward showed why he is one of the top bats in the 2026 class. Ward has an aggressive approach to contact with strength at impact.



Madden Tatum 3B / SS / Valley View, AR / 2026

Tatum showed a stronger frame with easy actions. Tatum has a smooth left handed stroke with rhythm producing gap to gap power. The leverage in his frame will continue to produce more power in the future.



Logan Ward SS / RHP / Sheridan , AR / 2025

Ward has continued to fill out his frame, and it shows as he has made himself into a solid two-way prospect. Ward had some of the most electric stuff at the event with a swing-and-miss slider. 



Greyson Westbrook 3B / RHP / Wynne, AR / 2025

Two-way prospect with strength. Westbrook has a controlled approach at the plate with big power to all fields. Off the mound, he showed a wipe-out breaking ball with a carry fastball.



Ty Watkins OF / OF / Russellville , AR / 2025

With added strength to the frame, Watkins showed a smooth swing from the left side with added power. Watkins showed a rhythmical swing with the ability to use the entire field.



Luke Weatherley C / RHP / Jonesboro , AR / 2027

As a two-way prospect, Weatherley did it all. Off the mound, it is a repeated delivery with a three-pitch mix and feel in the zone. Offensively a controlled and loud batting practice with a strong arm behind the plate.



Max Holland C / 2B / Conway, AR / 2026

One of the top Catchers in the 2026 class, Holland, showed an advanced feel at the plate with clean rounds of batting practice and added strength. Behind the plate, Holland is a big target with a big arm and soft hands.



Alexander Martinez C / 1B / Northside, AR / 2025

Strength at the plate with two loud rounds of batting practice followed by a strong arm behind the plate during catcher workouts. Martinez showed feel behind the plate in his bullpen work handling the pitchers.



Maddox Hampton RHP / Nettleton, AR / 2025

High pitchability right hander that showed some of the top velocity at the event. A true three pitch mix, Hampton is primed to have a big spring.



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

Svoboda showed legitimite two way potential again in his workout. William has a stronger frame which produced loud line drives in his rounds of batting practice. Svoboda showed high spin breaking balls with swing and miss potential off the mound.