Top Prospect Preview: 2021 Infielders

Brett Harrison
Nevada Scouting Director

With the Top Prospect Games quickly approaching, we will be taking a look at a number of players to watch in the Prospect Preview leading into Nevada's largest event of the summer hosted Las Vegas Ballpark. This event will features some of the top players from the 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 classes who will be analyzed and assess with the help of the most advanced technology in baseball, TrackMan and Blast Motion. Day 1 will feature a Pro-Style workout where players will be running a Laser Timed 60, Batting Practice session using Blast Motion to analyze In-Swing Data and TrackMan to assess Post Contact Metrics, Outfield Evaluations, Infield Evaluations and Catcher Evaluations. Day 2 will include Live-Streamed game play that will allow some of the top arms in the state to showcase their abilities against some of the best bats Nevada has to offer. 

Garrett cutting - Arbor View

Cutting comes in as the #1 ranked prospect in the 2021 Class with present tools throughout his game. The Oregon commit is one of the top bats in the class has hit for both average, .495 as sophomore at Arbor View, and power, going big fly at the Nevada State Games last year clearing the scoreboard at College of Southern Nevada. We have recently seen some more polish in his infield play, gaining more control through the fielding process to compliment his above average arm strength that topped out at 87 mph across the diamond. 


Dominik Tavares - Basic Academy

Tavares is a gamer. The Basic Academy product has lived at the top of the Wolves lineup the past few years and routinely produces tough at bats. At the Basic Scout Day earlier this year he showcased his ability to spray the ball to all fields  and continued doing so in the shorten high school season. The rangy middle infielder possesses clean action throughout his defensive game as well with the ability to position himself to receive the ideal long/short hop. At 5-foot-9, 165 pounds, Tavares understand his game and as gap to gap guy with the ability to steal bases, always putting pressure on the other team with his high baseball IQ. This is a guy who will open some eyes at the Top Prospect Games.


Tucker Berg - Centennial

Berg comes into the Top Prospect Games with a smooth, left-handed stroke with a gap to gap approach. At a TrackMan + Blast assessment earlier this summer, we were able to break down his swing and provide him live feedback that gave him a couple of simple things to clean up, resulting in line drive filled rounds that he has carried into his summer season with Centennial. Defensively, he possesses the tools to remain up the middle at the next level, but also has the athleticism to be a competent outfielder making him a more versatile player. Still relatively unknown as a prospect, Berg could make a big splash at Nevada’s biggest event of the summer in ten days.

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