Super 60 Spotlight: Mic Paul
December 28, 2021
This is the 20th Annual Super 60 Pro Showcase.
This prestigious, invitation-only event features only the top draft prospects in the Prep Baseball Report’s expansive coverage area. Over the last 19 years, the Super 60 has become the most heavily scouted preseason event for potential draft picks. The primary purpose of the Super 60 is to give professional area scouts, cross-checkers and scouting directors a head start to the high school season. The event is for draft-eligible Class of 2022 prospects.
The Super 60 Pro Showcase has hosted some of baseball's top prep talent while serving as the first stop along the year's MLB Draft circuit. Last year’s draft was a banner year for former Super 60 participants, as C Henry Davis (Fox Lane, NY) was selected No. 1 overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Davis attended the 2018 Super 60 showcase, alongside RHP Ryan Cusick (Avon Old Farms, CT), who also heard his name called in the first round of the 2021 MLB Draft. Additionally, four Super 60 alumni were drafted within the first three rounds of this year's draft: SS Noah Miller (Ozaukee, WI), RHP Spencer Schwellenbach (Saginaw Heritage, MI), C Carter Jensen (Park Hill, MO), and 3B Alex Binelas (Oak Creek, WI).
In total, the Super 60 hosted 29 players who were ultimately selected in the 2021 MLB Draft. The '21 draftees soon joined the likes of Gavin Lux (Kenosha Indian Trail, WI), Evan White (Gahanna Lincoln, OH), Jarred Kelenic (Waukesha West, WI), and Alek Thomas (Mount Carmel, IL) as former, recent Super 60 participants who have since begun to thrive in the pro ball setting.
The Super 60 will be held on Sunday, February 6.
Commitment: Louisiana State (LSU)
The #1 player in the ‘22 class since last fall, has now come to his 3rd PBR event and never seems to disappoint. Always one of the top 2 runners at each event, Mic was this event's speed leader with a 6.54 personal best 60 and tracked down balls with good reads and jumps in the game play, as well as showing off his avg arm at 86 mph from the OF. A strong game player and a 2021 Utah 2nd Team All-State and 1st Team All-Region performer. Paul had 30+ SB’s in the spring season and was the lead off hitter and catalyst for an Olympus team that was on fire all season long with a 25-4 record at the 5A level with many young future college prospects dotting the roster. The Arizona commit has strong makeup and character and is a team leader with an engaging personality.
Paul was the player I was anticipating seeing the most, after being made aware of him, I hadn’t seen him live, except on video and “Mic” didn’t disappoint. A LSU commit, Paul had the second best 60 time at 6.64 and produced top 5 exit speeds of up to 92 MPH. A quick twitch med strong build with another 15-20 Lbs of added muscle to pack on in time, at 5-11 170 Paul is wound tight and has an engaging personality as well. The overall hitting package to go along with his game changing speed, will be carrying tools to the next level. He starts from a crouched square stance with a flat bat into and inside his back shoulder. He starts to shift into his back side, while turning the bat into a high elbow and gets into his load with the bat at a 45 degree angle. He takes a soft yet avg stride length and is soft at foot strike. The bat takes a slight uphill path, from a short compact stroke, with length out front and gets some launch effect into a strong powerful two hand finish. It was a strong showing from the best 2022 hitter in the state.
Paul was our standout at our last event and showed at the All-State why he is highly ranked and thought of so highly. The U of Arizona commit posted the 3rd highest 60 of the event at 6.61 and was 87-88 mph from the OF with a clean fluid fast arm stroke and good ext. Was worked away in BP and didn’t get the type of pitches to drive straight away to the pull side to get the kind of exit velo and distance he showed last event. What he did was take what was given and lined balls over the SS head into the LCF gap with a controlled fluid stroke. He showed a 25 mph rotational acceleration score, which was the 2nd best in that metric, despite not being able to pop his hips fully, as he worked the opposite field gap. Looks the part of a high next level table setter playing CF. With 2 seasons of HS ball left, it will be fun to see where this all ends up!
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