Mississippi Open: Quick Hits


PBR Mississippi Staff

Hattiesburg, MS - The Mississippi Open was held on Wednesday, June 8th at Pete Taylor Park in Hattiesburg, MS. This event consisted of prospects from the 2023-2027 classes. These players went through a pro-style workout and took batting practice using Trackman to record hitting metrics. Pitchers were able to throw in simulated bullpens and were able to get numbers and metrics off of our Trackman unit, such as pitch velocity, spin rate, horizontal & vertical movement & much more. There were some players who showed up and continued to build off of prior performances, but there were also some new names who jumped onto our radar with a strong showing on Wednesday.

Kicking off our post-event coverage for this event, we take a look back at some of the top performers and standouts from the event. Continuing over the course of the next week or so, we will release Statistical Leaderboards for the event then transition into releasing individual scouting reports for each player in attendance.

 

Jack Dye, 2024, Madison Ridgeland Academy, 2B
Don’t let the smaller frame fool you as the infielder from MRA packs a punch on the field and will continue to get stronger. Dye works the middle of the field well at the plate while showing the ability to use all fields using his solid line drive approach. With decent speed and plus ability on defense, Dye should garner lots of looks from recruiters over the next couple of seasons as his style of play is very attractive.  

Tre Adcox2027, Forest HS, 3B/RHP
This young man is definitely a player to follow after showing off his skill set on Wednesday. As a rising 8th grader, Adcox’s frame is still growing, though as his 6’ 170 lb frame solidifies he will rise as a prospect as the on field movements are next level. At the plate he had multiple upper 80’s exit velocities with slight launch and a glimpse of the power potential to come. As his footwork continues to develop, Adcox's ability on defense (3B) will make him a next level prospect there as well. 

Bennett Cloud2023, Madison Ridgeland Academy, Catcher
The muscular catcher from MRA was solid behind the plate using advanced footwork and showing off a strong arm with consistent throws to second base including an event best 1.93 pop time. Throughout the day he also showed leadership skills needed to work behind the dish. At the plate Cloud showed some consistency using the middle of the field well with some power potential. 

Currie Jones2023, Northwest Rankin, LHP
Jones has gradually increased his stock over the past couple of years at our events. The lefty uses a slightly funky delivery which creates some deception to hitters. His numbers have also increased consistently. The long lean rising senior was up to 82 mph with good arm side run, a mimicking change up, while showing solid spin and command of all pitches.  

Thomas Mitchell2024, Hernando, RHP
The big 6-3 225lb sturdy framed righty from north Mississippi did not disappoint. Mitchell worked his fastball 85-87 (T88) with command. He also showed plus off speed with a changeup that played well off his fastball and a breaking ball that he worked well in the lower half of the zone. Just a rising junior, Mitchell will be another hot commodity over the next couple of seasons. 

 

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