Top Performances as Top Prospects Prepare for Spring Season


Tommy Johnson
Baseball Director

 

Fall brings the updated rankings - a chance to see how players in Mississippi are stacking up both in state and nationally as we move closer to the 2020 high school baseball season. Many of the top prospects came together to showcase their skills for 17 area colleges and universities - let's take a look at some of the standouts...

TOP 60 TIMES 

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Brandon Edwards MS Saint Joseph High School 2021 OF 6.76
^ Blake Pierce MS Central Hinds Academy 2021 OF 6.76
^ Ethan Pulliam MS Starkville 2023 2B 6.76
2 DeeJay Booth MS Oak Grove 2020 OF 6.85
3 Brendan McCauley MS Harrison Central 2020 2B 6.87
^ Justin Williams MS Madison Ridgeland Academy 2020 OF 6.87
4 Carson Buckner MS Germantown 2021 OF 6.88
5 Peyton Donaldson MS West Harrison 2020 1B 6.89
6 Khi Holiday MS Tupelo Christian Prep 2021 2B 6.90
7 Ayden Ashwill MS Desoto Central 2021 SS 6.93
^ Caleb Tart MS Hattiesburg 2020 SS 6.93
8 Shane Lewis MS Warren Central 2020 OF 6.94
9 Jackson McCoy MS Booneville 2021 C 6.95
10 Noah Foster MS Tupelo Christian Preparatory School 2021 SS 6.97

With three players tied at the top with a 6.76 run time - they are clearly much more than fast...

Brandon Edwards

Class of 2021 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Saint Joseph High School
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: TPL
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.68
60-yard
(06/16/20)
66
INF Velo
80
OF Velo
(06/16/20)
89
Exit Velo
(06/16/20)
Position
60-yard
6.68
OF Velo
80
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
6.76
OF Velo
75
Exit Velo
82

Scouting Report

7/16/19

Brandon Edwards: Starkville High School, Class of 2021; 5-foot-11, 175-pound athletic frame; OF/RHP. During batting practice, the right-handed hitter recorded an exit velocity of 82 mph. Starts in athletic stance with a wrapping load, then uses a short stride to start his swing. Bat speed was quick, and used a short swing plane. His best position velocity in the outfield was registered at 75 mph;displayed quick footwork and a twitchy exchange. Showed an-over-the-top slot and a long arm action. He performed well in the 60-yard dash, clocking a speedy time of 6.76.


Videos

(7/16/19)





Blake Pierce

Class of 2021 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: OF
  • High School: Central Hinds Academy
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: MS Blue Jays
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.67
60-yard
(01/23/21)
77
OF Velo
(06/16/20)
95
Exit Velo
(06/16/20)
Position
60-yard
6.67
OF Velo
76
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
6.81
OF Velo
77
Exit Velo
95
Position
60-yard
6.76
OF Velo
65
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
6.93
OF Velo
75
Exit Velo
86

Scouting Report

7/16/19

 

Blake Pierce: Central Hinds Academy High School, Class of 2021; 6-foot, 165-pound lean frame; OF. During batting practice, the right-handed hitter displayed an exit velocity of 90 mph, showing his strength and power ability. Starts in balanced wide  stance, has a small load and uses a short stride right before his swing. Used an upward swing plane, and his bat speed was above average. In the outfield, his best throw of the day was clocked at 65 mph;displayed soft hands and rhythmic feet. Used an-over-the-top slot and a long arm action. He displayed speed and athleticism at the event, recording a 60 time of 6.76.

 


Videos

(7/16/19)





Ethan Pulliam

Class of 2023 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Starkville
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: SBG Sox
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 163lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
(06/24/21)
85 - 87
FB
(06/24/21)
74 - 77
CB
(06/24/21)
62 - 62
CH
(05/22/19)
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
85 - 87
CB
74 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
81 - 82
Pitching
Max FB
77
FB
73 - 77
CB
66 - 66
Pitching
Max FB
77
FB
74 - 76
CB
65 - 67
CH
62 - 62
Position
6.76
60-yard
(07/16/19)
82
INF Velo
(08/03/19)
85
OF Velo
(08/03/19)
82
Exit Velo
(07/16/19)
Position
60-yard
6.9
INF Velo
82
OF Velo
85
Exit Velo
82
Position
60-yard
6.76
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
82
Position
60-yard
6.8
INF Velo
80
OF Velo
83
Exit Velo
81

Scouting Report

7/16/19

 

Ethan Pulliam: Starkville High School, Class of 2023; 6-foot, 145-pound projectable frame; SS/OF. During batting practice, the right-handed hitter had a max exit velocity of 82 mph. Starts in balanced athletic  stance with a wrapping load, then uses a toe tap to start his swing. Exhibits rapid bat speed, a long swing plane and a level finish. While in the infield, made throws across the field up to 81 mph.  Used a high ¾ slot and a short arm action. He displayed speed and athleticism at the event, recording a 60 time of 6.76. On the mound, he was clocked sitting at 73-77 mph. His curveball (66 mph) had the most depth when he located it down by the hitter’s knees.

 

 


Videos

(7/16/19)



Next up we will take a look at the Exit Velocity performances. Stay tuned as we work our way to Fall release of the UPDATED RANKINGS ...