Uncommitted Spotlight- '17 Max Ploof, 3B/RHP, Anoka

By Rob Allison
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

PBR Minnesota strives to be the most comprehensive source of player information across the state. The Prep Baseball Report is the No. 1 resource for high school baseball in each state we cover through our variety of events, boots-on-the-ground scouting staff, daily coverage, and multimedia platforms. Our multimedia platforms and events work in tandem, ultimately creating the most powerful source of high school baseball promotion in each state.  While other organizations take a national approach, our goal is to become the authoritative voice on the ground level of each state.

Interested in attending a PBR Minnesota event? Check out our schedule by Clicking Here.

Interested in subscribing to Prep Baseball Report? Click Here.


Maxwell Ploof 

Name: Max Ploof
Position: 3B/RHP
Class: 2017
Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 200-pounds
High School: Anoka
PBR MN Rank: #33 in MN 2017 Rankings

Evaluation:  6/20/16- 6-foot-3, 200-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. Tall physical infielder that should continue to add strength. Quality set-up, short to contact, mid/pull approach, and consistently squares baseball with authority. 91 mph exit velocity. Good footwork with clean exchanges. Appropriate routes and angles; plays through ball. 82 mph arm strength with carry and accuracy to bag. Ideal frame on mound. Long clean arm action with good extension to plate. Shows arm-side life on fastball at 80-84 mph. 12/6 breaking ball with solid shape and feel for zone. Flat action on changeup for strikes.

PBR: What schools have you been hearing from?
PLOOF: UW-Lacrosse, Wayne State, St. Scholastica, Minnesota, North Dakota State, U. of Sioux Falls, Iowa Central CC, Upper Iowa, and Southwestern CC.

PBR: Have you taken any visits? Do you have any scheduled in the near future?
PLOOF: I have 2 scheduled official visits.

PBR: Are you looking for anything in particular in a school? (Example: high academics, certain academic program, local, etc.)
PLOOF: Right now I have an interest in Kinesiology, Exercise Science or a Sports Management program.

PBR: What were some of the highlights of your junior year?
PLOOF: Finishing in the top ten in the state in RBI’s, All-Conference, going to Tennessee and Georgia for baseball tournaments with the Minnesota Blizzard.

PBR: What are your goals for this year? 
PLOOF: Being the best player/ teammate I can be. Make the All-State team.

PBR: Do you play any other sports?
PLOOF: I train with Cody Beam throughout the off-season.

PLOOF: I have a 3.01 GPA and an 18 ACT; which I am planning on re-taking.