Top Prospects Swinging for the Fences


Tommy Johnson
Basesball Operations

As we move closer to the Fall Rankings updates for every class, we take a look at the best performances at the Top Prospect Games held in July in Vicksburg. Today we look at the top Exit Velocity swings...

EXIT VELOCITY 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Shane Lewis MS Warren Central 2020 OF 96
2 Kaden Irving MS Gautier 2023 RHP 93
^ John Christian Ming MS Parklane Academy 2021 OF 93
3 Cole Evans MS Wayne Academy 2020 C 91
4 Mayson Shealy MS Warren Central 2021 RHP 90
^ Coleton Smith MS West Harrison 2020 OF 90
^ Jacob Duncan MS Hernando 2020 1B 90
^ DeeJay Booth MS Oak Grove 2020 OF 90
^ Peyton Donaldson MS West Harrison 2020 1B 90
^ Blake Pierce MS Central Hinds Academy 2021 OF 90
^ Sean Smith MS Pascagoula 2021 1B 90
5 Justin Williams MS Madison Ridgeland Academy 2020 OF 89
^ Cade Crosby MS Gulfport 2020 SS 89
6 Mac Sims MS DeSoto Central 2020 RHP 88
^ Colton Hegwood MS Brandon 2021 2B 88
^ Jackson Owen MS Starkville 2021 C 88
^ Caleb Thompson MS Germantown 2021 3B 88
7 Dalton Cook MS Long Beach 2020 C 87
^ Tyler Starnes MS Madison Ridgeland Academy 2020 OF 87
^ Triston Hickman MS Stone High School 2021 C 87
^ Braden Montgomery MS Madison Central 2021 OF 87
8 Noah Foster MS Tupelo Christian Preparatory School 2021 SS 86
^ Conner Wilson MS Parklane Academy 2021 RHP 86
^ Gabriel Katzenmeyer MS Warren Central 2020 C 86
^ Clayton Thurman MS Warren Central 2020 RHP 86
^ Colton Neal MS Marshall 2022 3B 86
^ Skyler Roberts MS Gautier 2020 C 86
9 Andrew O'Neal MS Desoto Central High School 2021 1B 85
^ Henry Lee MS Jackson Academy 2020 OF 85
^ Braeden Brewer MS Stone 2021 C 85
^ Waylon Sebren MS Puckett 2021 OF 85
^ Sam McInnis MS Madison Ridgeland Academy 2021 1B 85
^ Andrew Jones MS Brandon High School 2021 3B 85
^ GW Pigott MS Oak Grove 2021 SS 85
^ Jackson McCoy MS Booneville 2021 C 85
^ Matthew Cochran MS Jackson Prep 2023 3B 85
^ Dawson Muenzenmay MS Northwest Rankin 2023 RHP 85
10 Thomas Hollingsworth MS Germantown 2021 C 84
^ Kobe Cook MS Long Beach 2020 3B 84
^ Andin Bolen MS George County 2022 LHP 84
^ Colbert Hathcock MS Kirk Academy 2022 SS 84
^ Caleb Dyess MS Pearl River Central 2023 OF 84

With an impressive roster of players hitting big numbers, three led the pack...



Shane Lewis

Class of 2020 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Warren Central
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: Jackson 96ers 19/20
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R

Statistics

Pitching
84
Max FB
82 - 84
FB
(07/16/19)
71 - 73
CB
(07/16/19)
69 - 72
CH
(07/16/19)
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
82 - 84
CB
71 - 73
CH
69 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
80 - 83
CB
68 - 72
CH
68 - 71
Position
6.91
60-yard
87
INF Velo
(07/16/19)
85
OF Velo
(07/16/19)
96
Exit Velo
Position
60-yard
6.94
INF Velo
87
OF Velo
85
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
6.91
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
96
Trackman - Hitting
104.3
Exit Velocity (max)
(09/28/21)
90.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
(09/28/21)
250
Distance (avg)
(09/28/21)
368
Distance (max)
(09/28/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
104.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
90.2
Distance (avg)
250
Distance (max)
368
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Scouting Report

7/16/19

 

Shane Lewis: Warren Central High School, Class of 2020; 6-foot-1, 180-pound athletic frame; 3B/RHP. During batting practice, the switch hitter showed power in the box with an exit velocity of 96 mph. Starts in athletic stance and has a smooth load. Showed an upward swing plane, rapid bat speed and good extension on his finish. From the outfield, he made throws to the infield at velocities up to 85 mph;displayed quick feet and a clean exchange. Showed his live arm in the infield with position velocities up to 87 mph.  Showed a short arm action with an-over-the-top slot. 


Videos

(7/17/18)





Kaden Irving

Class of 2023 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Gautier
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: SBG Sox
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(06/24/21)
83 - 88
FB
(06/24/21)
67 - 72
CB
(07/16/19)
73 - 74
CH
(06/24/21)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
83 - 88
CB
68 - 72
CH
73 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
83 - 84
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
80 - 83
CB
67 - 72
CH
69 - 69
Position
7.32
60-yard
(08/03/19)
76
INF Velo
(08/03/19)
95
Exit Velo
(08/03/19)
Position
60-yard
7.32
INF Velo
76
Exit Velo
95
Position
60-yard
7.34
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
93

Scouting Report

7/16/19

 

Kaden Irving: Gautier High School, Class of 2023; 6-foot, 215-pound athletic frame; RHP/3B. During batting practice, the right-handed hitter displayed an exit velocity of 93 mph, showing his strength and power ability. Started in balanced athletic  stance with a smooth load, then used a leg kick before his swing. Bat speed was explosive, exhibited an upward swing plane and a level finish. Used a drive the ball approach in his path. While in the infield, showed ability to throw up to 75 mph across the field; displayed soft hands, a natural exchange and quick footwork. Uses athletic movements laterally. 

 


Videos

(7/16/19)




John Christian Ming

Class of 2021 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Parklane Academy
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: Tides Blue/Tides Orange
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
74
Max FB
(07/16/19)
71 - 74
FB
(07/16/19)
59 - 60
CB
(07/16/19)
61 - 61
KN
(07/16/19)
Pitching
Max FB
74
FB
71 - 74
CB
59 - 60
KN
61 - 61
Position
7.25
60-yard
(06/12/19)
78
OF Velo
(07/16/19)
95
Exit Velo
(06/12/19)
Position
60-yard
7.4
OF Velo
78
Exit Velo
93
Position
60-yard
7.25
OF Velo
73
Exit Velo
95

Scouting Report

7/16/19

 

John Christian Ming: Parklane Academy  High School, Class of 2021; 6-foot-1, 195-pound athletic frame; OF/SS. At the plate, the right-handed hitter's 93 mph exit velocity showed his ability to drive the ball with power. Began in athletic stance with a quick load, then used a short stride to start his swing. Had quick bat speed and a level swing plane, and he ended his swing with a high finish. In the outfield, his throws to the bases were maxed out at 78 mph. Showed athletic movements laterally. Showing consistent accuracy to the bases, he had an-over-the-top slot with a long arm action. 

 


Videos

(7/16/19)



The Prep Baseball Report looks at the top performances at the Top Prospect Games held this past summer, leading up to the Fall Rankings Updates right around the corner. Next up we take a look at the catchers....