Pitching Prospects Show Up in Vicksburg


Tommy Johnson
Basesball Operations

The Top Prospect Games, an invitation only showcase that was held in Vicksburg in July, brought together a talented collection of pitchers. As we prepare to release the Fall Rankings Update for Mississippi, we look at the top performances....

MAX FASTBALL

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Brayden Jones MS Madison-Ridgeland Academy 2021 RHP 88 mph
2 Keshun Patterson MS Pascagoula 2020 RHP 86 mph
3 Sam Hill MS West Jones 2020 RHP 85 mph
^ Mac Sims MS DeSoto Central 2020 RHP 85 mph
^ Henry Lee MS Jackson Academy 2020 OF 85 mph
^ Clayton Thurman MS Warren Central 2020 RHP 85 mph
4 Cade Crosby MS Gulfport 2020 SS 84 mph
^ Weston Fuller MS Lewisburg High School 2020 RHP 84 mph
^ Lance Elsen MS Canton Academy 2020 RHP 84 mph
^ Justin Williams MS Madison Ridgeland Academy 2020 OF 84 mph
^ Shane Lewis MS Warren Central 2020 OF 84 mph
5 DeeJay Booth MS Oak Grove 2020 OF 83 mph
^ Kaden Irving MS Gautier 2023 RHP 83 mph

 



Brayden Jones

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Madison-Ridgeland Academy
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: East Coast Sox Founder's Club
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
93
Max FB
(01/26/21)
88 - 90
FB
(02/07/21)
75 - 76
CB
(02/07/21)
82 - 84
CH
(02/07/21)
78 - 79
SL
(02/07/21)
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
88 - 90
CB
75 - 76
CH
82 - 84
SL
78 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
84 - 88
CB
71 - 73
CH
80 - 82
Trackman - Fastball
91.19
Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
86.36
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
2187
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
1975
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
91.19
Velo Range
87.76 - 90.33
Eff Velocity (avg)
86.36
Spin Rate (max)
2187
Spin Rate (avg)
1975
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
76.46
Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
72.54
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
2068
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
1969
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
76.46
Velo Range
74.88 - 76.25
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.54
Spin Rate (max)
2068
Spin Rate (avg)
1969
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
79.71
Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
75.17
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
2229
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
2085
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
79.71
Velo Range
77.58 - 79.44
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.17
Spin Rate (max)
2229
Spin Rate (avg)
2085
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
84.45
Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
81.25
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
1681
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
1612
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
84.45
Velo Range
82.12 - 84.04
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.25
Spin Rate (max)
1681
Spin Rate (avg)
1612
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)

Scouting Report

7/16/19

Brayden Jones: Madison-Ridgeland Academy High School, Class of 2021; 6-foot, 170-pound athletic frame; RHP/3B. On the mound, showing quick arm speed he had an over-the-top arm angle with a short arm action. He is a drop-and-drive type pitcher. Has plus action and consistent accuracy on his 11/5 curveball 71-73. His fastball was 84-88 mph; and topped out at 88 mph; had hard action on his tailing fastball. His changeup regularly came in at velocities of 80-82 mph.





Keshun Patterson

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Pascagoula
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: Eastcoast soxs
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 150lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
(07/16/19)
84 - 86
FB
(07/16/19)
74 - 78
CB
(07/16/19)
71 - 72
CH
(07/16/19)
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 86
CB
74 - 78
CH
71 - 72
Position
7.84
60-yard
73
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

7/16/19

Keshun Patterson: Pascagoula High School, Class of 2020; 6-foot-2, 150-pound projectable frame; RHP/2B. On the mound, he showed a high ¾ arm angle and a long arm action with lightning arm speed. He is a tall-and-fall type pitcher and shows some effort in his delivery. His fastball came in at 84-86 mph; with a max of 86 mph; threw his running fastball with consistent accuracy and hard action. His curveball (74-78 mph) worked best when he spotted up low in the zone;  showed very consistent accuracy and sharp action on curveball. He successfully located his changeup for a strike at 71-72 mph.


Videos

(7/16/19)

 



Sam Hill

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: West Jones
    State: MS
  • Height: 6-6
    Weight: 220lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
85
Max FB
(07/16/19)
84 - 85
FB
(07/16/19)
72 - 72
CB
(07/16/19)
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
84 - 85
CB
72 - 72

Scouting Report

7/16/19

 

Sam Hill: West Jones High School, Class of 2020; 6-foot-6, 200-pound projectable frame; RHP. On the mound, using a loose arm action he showed quick arm speed from an over-the-top arm angle. He is a tall-and-fall type pitcher. Showed consistent accuracy and plus action on his 11/5 curveball 72-72. He produced a fastball that came in at 84-85 mph; with a max of 85 mph; running fastball shows some action.

 


Videos

(7/16/19)





Mac Sims

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: DeSoto Central
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: East Coast Sox
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
85
Max FB
83 - 85
FB
(07/16/19)
71 - 73
CB
(07/16/19)
75 - 75
CH
(07/16/19)
71 - 76
SL
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
83 - 85
CB
71 - 73
CH
75 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
80 - 83
CH
72 - 73
SL
70 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
81 - 83
CB
61 - 63
SL
71 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
80 - 82
CB
58 - 61
CH
70 - 71
SL
67 - 71
Position
7.43
60-yard
(07/16/19)
85
INF Velo
(11/18/18)
87
OF Velo
(11/18/18)
88
Exit Velo
(07/16/19)
Position
60-yard
7.43
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
88
Position
60-yard
7.52
INF Velo
85
OF Velo
87
Exit Velo
86
Position
60-yard
7.46
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo
85
Position
60-yard
7.6
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
81

Scouting Report

7/16/19

 

Mac Sims: DeSoto Central High School, Class of 2020; 5-foot-11, 170-pound athletic frame; RHP/SS. During batting practice, the left-handed hitter clocked an exit velocity of 88 mph. Started in athletic stance with a wrapping load. Bat speed is rapid, has an upward swing plane and good extension on his finish. Showed a drive the ball approach in his path. While in the infield, recorded position velocities up to 75 mph; showed sure hands and rhythmic footwork. Showed a high ¾ slot and a long arm action. He recorded a time of 7.43 in the 60-yard dash. On the mound, he showed a high ¾ arm angle and a long arm action with lightning arm speed. He is a drop-and-drive type pitcher and shows some effort in his delivery. He showed the ability to locate his curveball for a strike at 71-73 mph; shows a 1/7 curveball with sharp action. His fastball sat 83-85 mph. He showed the ability to throw his changeup (75 mph) low in zone.

 

 

11/18/18 Pearl River CC commit has an athletic 5-foot-11, 180-pound frame with plenty of room to add strength over the next couple of years. Offensively flashed a short approach creating good lag through the zone, to go with a balanced setup. He posted an exit velocity of 90 mph off the tee, and showed gap power during BP, as well a quality at-bat during the game where he found barrel in a couple at-bats. Defensively worked with fluid footwork at shortstop and flashed plenty of arm strength across the diamond at 85 mph. Ran a 7.08 60-yard dash. Right-handed pitcher showed polish, and athleticism to his delivery with feel for the position. Medium arm stroke into high-3/4 release with quick arm speed and regular effort. Pitched 85-88 mph with his fastball, showing ability to command the pitch to both sides of the plate with life to the arm side. Breaking ball showed near 12/6 shape with quality spin and depth at 70-72 mph. Also showed feel for a changeup with fastball arm speed, deception and fade action at 78-79 mph.

 

 

6/20/18 Athletic 5-foot-10, 165-pound frame with room for added strength. Left-handed hitter starting from an open and tall setup with loose rhythm in hands. Loads with a quick, abbreviated leg kick into a short stride, slightly creating separation with hands. Loose, rotational path with quick hands and bat speed through the zone producing an exit velocity 81 mph. Defensively displayed fundamental footwork, moving with smoothness through the play with a clean exchange, and made low accurate throws from multiple arm slots producing a positional velocity of 82 mph. Ran a 7.6 60-yard dash. Right-handed pitcher throwing from multiple release points with fluid rhythm and easy effort in delivery. Works down mound with in-line direction, finishing athletically. With a medium arm stroke and quick hand speed, his fastball was 80-82 mph. Spun several sliders from a lower slot that showed late breaking action at 67-71 mph. Breaking ball was thrown at 58-61 mph and showed early 11/5 shape while change up was 70-71 mph.

 


Videos

(7/16/19)







Clayton Thurman

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Warren Central
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: None
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
85
Max FB
(07/16/19)
81 - 85
FB
(07/16/19)
67 - 68
CB
(07/16/19)
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
81 - 85
CB
67 - 68
Position
7.44
60-yard
(07/16/19)
77
INF Velo
(07/16/19)
86
Exit Velo
(07/16/19)
Position
60-yard
7.44
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
86

Scouting Report

 

7/16/19

Clayton Thurman: Warren Central  High School, Class of 2020; 5-foot-11, 190-pound solid frame; RHP/SS.  On the mound, showing lightning arm speed he used a long arm action and an over-the-top arm angle. He is a tall-and-fall type pitcher and uses some effort in his delivery. His fastball was clocked at 81-85 mph. His curveball (67-68 mph) had the most depth when he located it down by the hitter’s knees.


Videos

(7/16/19)




Henry Lee

Class of 2020 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Jackson Academy
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: East Coast Sox Elite 2020
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Statistics

Pitching
85
Max FB
(07/16/19)
83 - 85
FB
(07/16/19)
71 - 73
CB
(05/22/19)
64 - 67
CH
(05/22/19)
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
83 - 85
CB
66 - 67
CH
67 - 67
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
78 - 79
CB
71 - 73
CH
64 - 67
Position
7.03
60-yard
(05/22/19)
77
OF Velo
(05/22/19)
86
Exit Velo
(05/22/19)
Position
60-yard
7.13
OF Velo
76
Exit Velo
85
Position
60-yard
7.03
OF Velo
77
Exit Velo
86

Scouting Report

7/16/19

Henry Lee: Jackson Academy  High School, Class of 2020; 5-foot-11, 175-pound athletic frame; OF/LHP. During batting practice, the right-handed hitter clocked an exit velocity of 85 mph. Started in balanced stance and had a short stride  Exhibited a flat swing plane, as well as rapid bat speed and good extension on his finish. His best position velocity in the outfield was registered at 76 mph;footwork was rhythmic. Showed a short arm action with a high ¾ slot. In the 60-yard dash, his time was 7.13. On the mound, showing quick arm speed he had a short arm action and a high ¾ arm angle. He is a drop-and-drive type pitcher who uses some effort in his delivery. His fastball was clocked at 83-85 mph; with a max of 85 mph; shows a tailing fastball with slight action. Throws a sinking curveball 66-67 that shows some action and consistent accuracy. He showed the ability to throw his changeup (67 mph) low in zone.