NC 2021 Most Viewed Player Profiles: #3 Ryan Clifford

Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

With 2021 coming to a close we begin to take a look at the most viewed player profiles in North Carolina over the last year. PBR continues to be a go-to source of information for college coaches and pro-scouts. All Major League Organizations and over 800 colleges are subscribed to PBR services. Coaches and scouts can go to a players profile page and see player video as well as advanced analytics. With all the information provided it allows coaches and scouts to get an idea of who the player is as well as track their progress throughout their careers. 

PBR of North Carolina will see profile hits go over 12 million in 2021 with an average of over 1 million hits per month. Some of the most popular ways to a player profile page are event pages, tournament pages, player search, news articles and rankings. Over the next few weeks we will highlight the 15 most viewed profiles of 2021 in North Carolina. 




No. 3: Ryan Clifford

The top ranked player in North Carolina’s 2022 Class checks in with the No. 3 most viewed profile of 2021. Clifford has shined on the national circuit over the last several years and proved to be one of the top prep hitters in the country. The left hand hitter has plenty of power potential and proven he can handle quality pitching. The Vanderbilt commit will have a heavy following this spring at Pro5 Academy. 

Ryan Clifford

Class of 2022 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Pro5 Academy
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Canes National
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L


OF Velo

Scouting Report



Strong frame at 6-foot-3, 215-pounds. Power to all fields and hit tools continue to stand out. Mature approach during batting practice with an easy, balanced swing. Laced a ball to the right center gap for a double in his first at bat on day one. Homered on day two with an impressive line drive shot deep over the wall just left of center field. Stays calm in the box with an advanced approach. Arm is accurate with some carry from the outfield. 






Known commodity without having played a high school game yet.  Has received exposure on the summer circuit and in his stint with the 15 Team USA this past summer.  Athletic and lanky, definitely looks the part of a player with a high ceiling.  Stands 6-foot-2, 195 pounds with a lot of maturation still ahead.  Left handed hitter has juice in the box, driving balls to both gaps in BP and peppering the scoreboard in the oppo gap with wood during his second round of BP.  Tall with a leg kick to load his weight.  Flat bat head works to a lagged position at his launch.  Advanced quickness and bat speed translated into the baseball rocketing off the barrel.  Occasionally the top hand took over creating some top spin and rollover type swings.  Shows patience in game, willing to work deeper in counts.  More pull conscience with more rollover type passes in game situations.  Athletic, with the potential to play 1B as well, the arm has advanced carry and accuracy from a clean exchange and release.  4.76 home to first time recorded in game.




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