PBR Week in Review



A look back at what happened at the Prep Baseball Report the week of March 6-12. The Rode Show visits Louisiana to get a look at some PBR Draft 100 prospects. Shooter Hunt highlights a number of pitchers and catchers who have made big strides. Freshman winter standouts, an updated draft blog, and much more..

The Rode Show
By Nathan Rode
National Supervisior

THE HOTLIST: FRESHMAN WINTER STANDOUTS
By Nathan Rode and PBR Staff

Continuing our look at recent standouts, we now shift to the 2020 class. Listed alphabetically below are some freshmen that stood out at winter events.

Luke Banister, C, Hutto HS, TX

Banister has a strong frame with definition in his lower half and shoulders, standing at 5-foot-9, 165 pounds. Behind the plate, he has solid body control with quick, fluid footwork and a quick, clean exchange. He shows good arm strength for his aged, registering pop times in the 1.97-2.11 second range and 74 mph velocity. At the plate, he hits from the right side and starts from a tall stance with flex in his knees and good rhythm. He uses a slow load to rock back and gets into an athletic launch position. He has a compact path and explodes on the ball at contact, using a good weight transfer and loose finish. He has a good presence in the box and drives balls in the gaps with backspin. Banister runs a 7.19 60.

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ON THE HUNT: BATTERY MATES
By Shooter Hunt
National Crosschecker

This week, On the Hunt, takes a look at the ever important battery mates: pitchers and catchers. All have made great strides over the winter, and were impressive at PBR events prior to their spring seasons. Included in the list are two whippy arms from Oklahoma, and a couple big right-handers who took massive strides forward from Wisconsin and South Dakota, as well as five catchers with advanced defensive skills and a chance to really hit at the next level (IL, MO, NC, OH)

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