Top Unsigned Seniors Heading Into The Spring Season

Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

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Prep Baseball Report Louisiana takes a look at three players from the 2015 class that have garnered some serious interest, yet remain unsigned heading into the spring of their senior seasons.

Josh Magee, OF, Franklinton HS
A 2015 outfielder with a 5-foot-10, 170 pound frame from Franklinton, LA. Magee played extremely well this past summer for the Louisiana Knights, showing very well at the 18U WWBA in Atlanta, GA. Great athlete with instincts, feel, tracking speed, and a quality first step as a defender. Average to above average arm strength with a quick release, carry on throws and accuracy. Above average runner, consistent 4.1-4.2 home to first, with advanced instincts as a baserunner. Right-handed hitter with a short compact swing, quick hands, quality bat path and advanced plate approach. Leadoff type hitter with patience, understands what the role should be, just needs to cut down on some swings-and-misses this spring.

Christian Clayton, RHP/3B, Holy Cross HS
The 6-foot-2, 180 pound 2015 right-hander was committed to Tulane University as a rising junior, but opted to open up his recruitment again this past summer and has remained unsigned. As a rising junior, Clayton’s fastball would sit 86-89 mph and touched 91 with some life. Showed a quality slider with tight spin, depth, and late hard break at 80-82 mph. A clean in-line delivery with a loose, clean arm action out of a high-3/4’s release and an athletic frame allowed him to be an intriguing projectable right-hander. A broken finger during his junior season caused him to miss significant time, and he is battling back to return to his earlier form. This summer he sat 83-85, and the slider had lost some tightness in the spin. Also a third baseman with decent actions and feet in the infield. Right-handed hitter with smooth swing and occasional juice in the bat.

Jack Burk, RHP, Jesuit HS
The 6-foot-4, 190 pound 2015 right-hander from New Orleans, LA was garnering significant interest before injuries plagued him during his junior campaign. A tall, lanky, projectable frame with a clean arm action out of mid-3/4’s arm slot, Burk had been up to 91 mph.  Before the injury occurred, he would pitch 85-88 with decent life and quality angle. Showed a decent curveball with 11/5 shape, average spin and depth, with velocity at 72-74. Flashed a feel for a changeup, occasionally, that could be an average pitch at some point down the road. This summer Burk was up and down, mostly was 83-85 with a below average breaking ball, but he would still flash the above average ability in short spurts. He will be an interesting follow this spring, and could be an extremely nice late sign in the spring for someone if he returns to his early form.