Top 20 Profiles of 2020: No. 20 Clifford Pless III


Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director

We kick off our countdown of the top-20 most view profiles of 2020 with the fastest prospect we saw all year in OF Clifford Pless III (Veterans, 2021). Pless set the track on fire at the Southeast Unsigned Senior Games on July 27th by posting the fastest 60 yard dash time we have ever seen in PBR Georgia, a blazing 6.20 seconds. 

Pless has a lean build, standing 5-foot-10, 150-pounds. His game revolves around his biggest strength, his speed. A switch-hitter, he takes a contact approach, looking to put the ball in play and fly down the line. When on base, Pless is aggressive, looking to run on any catcher. In the outfield, he covers ground extremely well with a quick first step.

No. 20: Clifford Pless

Clifford Pless III

Class of 2021 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Veterans
    State: GA
  • Summer Team: Game On Stealth
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 150lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R

Statistics

Position
6.20
60-yard
(07/27/20)
80
OF Velo
(01/11/20)
85
Exit Velo
(07/27/20)
4.25
H-1st
(01/11/20)
Position
60-yard
6.2
OF Velo
80
Exit Velo
85
Position
60-yard
6.6
OF Velo
80
H-1st
4.25
Exit Velo
83
Trackman - Hitting
88.6
Exit Velocity (max)
(07/27/20)
79.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
(07/27/20)
67
Distance (avg)
(07/27/20)
240
Distance (max)
(07/27/20)
13
Sweet Spot %
(07/27/20)
6
Line Drive %
(07/27/20)
6.3
Fly Ball %
(07/27/20)
88
Ground Ball %
(07/27/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
88.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
79.9
Distance (avg)
67
Distance (max)
240
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
26.3
Hand Speed (max)
(07/27/20)
23.0
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/27/20)
72.0
Bat Speed (max)
(07/27/20)
64.4
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/27/20)
31.4
Rot. Acc (max)
(07/27/20)
19.4
Rot. Acc (avg)
(07/27/20)
80
On Plane Eff (avg)
(07/27/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
26.3
Hand Speed (avg)
23
Bat Speed (max)
72
Bat Speed (avg)
64.4
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

7/27/20

5-foot-10, 150-pound, switch hitting outfielder, an elite athlete, lean build, ran an event best 6.20 laser-timed 60. Offensively, open setup from the left, good rhythm in hands, more balanced from the right with a wider setup, hands load back, short stride, stays balanced through finish on left-side, finishes over the plate from right. Line drive type hitter, uses the entire field, some quickness in hands good feel for barrel, knows his strength is his speed so he plays to contact, 85 exit velocity off a tee. Defensively, long arm action to a 3/4 slot, kept throws on target, 80 from the outfield. Plays through the ball athletically, quick, clean footwork on his approach, fields ball out front and to glove-side, clean on exchanges, utilizes a crow hop.

6/07/20

PBR Showdown

Uncommitted. Pless, 5-foot-11, 150-pounds, could be a legitimate track star with his plus plus speed and he may claim the title as fastest man in the state of Georgia in a foot race. The switch-hitter did not swing the bat much this weekend, instead relying on his bunt game and challenging opposing teams to make a play. He was clocked on multiple watches running down the line at 3.7 from the left handed box and 3.1-3.2 on steal attempts. The man can absolutely fly and if Pless can figure out how to become a true offensive threat swinging the bat, the impact potential for Pless is through the roof. 

7/26/19

2021 OF Clifford Pless III (Game On Stealth / Veterans HS, GA), a thin 5-foot-10, 140-pound left-handed hitter, is a premium runner. Looks to bunt early and often, and rightfully so; showed sub-3.7 run times earlier in the tournament. On Friday, he slapped a double down the left field line and was 4.18 on the turn. Possesses game-changing speed.


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