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PBR Week in Review



Chris Jelinek

A look back at what happened at the Prep Baseball Report the week of January 22- 28. Dates announced for the 2018 Junior Future Games. The Buzz has the latest commitment news, including one of the top prospects in Texas. Recruiting Essentials provides advice on how to use references to your advantage when contacting college coaches. A new PBR Podcast, On the Hunt, and much more..

The 16th annual Super 60 will take place this Sunday, February 4th. Be sure to follow along on the website for coverage leading up to the event.


PREP BASEBALL REPORT ANNOUNCES DATES AND UPDATED FORMAT FOR JUNIOR FUTURE GAMES
PBR Staff

As you may have experienced in past years, the Junior Future Games has evolved into the most prestigious youth baseball event of the summer. Run concurrently with the Prep Baseball Report Future Games, which had 250 college coaches from coast-to-coast scouting the high school-aged prospects, the Junior Future Games’ new-and-improved format is raising the bar to another level.

Now, we are streamlining the high-level competition to focus solely on 12U, 13U and 14U players, all the while threading state-specific teams through a workout day, run by the state’s PBR Scouting Director, before breaking into game-play against other states.

The Junior Future Games will once again be held at Grand Park’s state-of-the-art 26-field all-turf facility located in Westfield, IN on August 2-5 (Thursday-Sunday).

More Details >>

TEXAS A&M ADDS ANOTHER TOP 2021
Nathan Rode and PBR Staff

Texas A&M is scooping up top prospects left and right. The Aggies picked up their fifth top 10 recruit in the state’s 2021 class late Thursday with the commitment of RHP Rawley Hector (Anna HS, TX). The 6-foot-2, 170-pounder is ranked No. 2 in Texas and No. 11 in the Overall Rankings.

In Louisiana, 2020 SS Davis Meche (Barbe HS, LA) decided to leave the state with his commitment to Mississippi State. Ranked No. 5 in Louisiana, Meche was a Future Games standout in 2017.

In other recruiting news…


MAKE REFERENCES COUNT

Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

The ability to have someone speak on your behalf can be very powerful.  In recruiting, job searches, or even working to meet a significant other, the ability to have a trusted individual speak on your behalf can make or break the deal.

In the recruiting world, prospects are working to separate themselves from other players looking to land at the school of their choice.  We have discussed a player’s ability to communicate through email, text, and phone calls in past Recruiting Essentials.  Today we will take a look at a couple of “best practices” when setting up references.

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PBR PODCAST: THE STATE OF RECRUITING
Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

Nathan Rode, Sean Duncan, Shooter Hunt and Brandon Hall discuss the current state of recruiting from early commitments to scholarship allotment and beyond.

Listen Here >>


In the Weeds: SOUTHERN CATCHERS
Shooter Hunt
National Crosschecker

After focussing on pitchers for a few weeks, In the Weeds shifts to some of the overlooked or undervalued catchers in the 2019 class. This week, players from Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, and Oklahoma highlight more southern catchers with a northern portion coming next week.

Read More >>


JUCO WIRE: NEWS AND NOTES FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY
Phil Kerber
Assoc. Scout/JUCO Wire Editor

The JUCO Wire is a new weekly feature that will continue to build on the Prep Baseball Report’s unparalleled coverage of amateur baseball across the country. The JUCO Wire will provide updated information on junior college transfers, players moving on, who’s hot, and any other relevant news from around the country.

The JUCO Wire is a compilation of boots-on-the-ground scouting, information collected from our state-specific scouting staff, outside submissions, and any other news and nuggets gleaned throughout the year.

Read the Wire >>

JUCO Uncommitted Spotlight: Howard JC Position Players >>

 

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