2020 Outfield Prospects From The 2019 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
As we continue to delve into the deep 2020 class of athletes who attended the Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament, an interesting mix of junior outfield prospects, who performed well defensively in workouts and with the bat, both in batting practice and in-game, is up next. This list of juniors includes six prospects who are currently uncommitted.
Devan Barnett – OF | 6’6”/208 | L/L | Homeschool (MD) | Uncommitted
Devan’s long, athletic frame works well in all that he does on the field, and it generates lots of bat whip through the zone. His left-handed swing has present power (90 mph exit velo) with much more on the horizon, and he already has a good idea of the strike zone.
Samuel Benjamin – OF/1B | 6’0”/190 | L/L | Seven Lakes HS (TX) | Uncommitted
With a balanced, clean left-handed stroke, and high-level tools, Samuel has a lot to like. His swing is coordinated and repeatable, using the whole field well. He has a strong frame and ran a 6.90 while also flashing 90 mph raw arm strength in an excellent showing in Arizona.
JT Benson – OF | 5’11”/180 | R/R | South Oldham HS (KY) | Louisville
JT brings an aggressive approach to the field with loud tools to match. He registered an impressive 94 mph exit velocity, ran a 6.86 in the 60 and can track balls down in the OF. He’s strong and athletic with a bright future.
Tyler Douglas – OF | 5’11”/160 | L/L | The John Cooper School (TX) | Davidson
Tyler swings with intent and has an excellent feel for the barrel. His left-handed stroke has rhythm and his mature approach uses the entire field. Tyler is also an instinctual outfielder who closes well, has sure hands and a strong (90 mph raw velo), accurate arm.
Josh Franks – OF | 6’2”/205 | R/R | San Marin HS (CA) | Uncommitted
Possessing a strong, athletic frame, Josh can do a lot of things on the field. His present power at the plate stands out (96 exit velo, grip strength of 147/148) from a smooth right-handed swing. He also moves through balls well in the OF and plays with confidence.
Jack Hardgrove – OF | 6’4”/190 | R/R | Fort Worth All Saints HS (TX) | Uncommitted
Jack is a big, physical outfield prospect with a smooth, easy right-handed swing and power potential. His quick hands got the barrel to the ball in BP and resulted in two hits during game play. He also showed carry on this his throws from the outfield.
Roy Jennings – OF | 6’1”/180 | R/L | V Sue Cleveland HS (NM) | New Mexico State
Roy is an athletic player with a high ceiling. He was on base in 6 of his 8 plate appearances and took a quality batting practice showing off some present power (91 mph exit velocity). He can impact that game in a number of ways.
Trippe Moore – OF/RHP | 6’1”/175 | R/R | Mary Persons HS (GA) | Georgia Tech
Trippe showed a wide array of tools and skills at the event. His lean, athletic frame generated very good measurables: 91 exit velo, 90 arm strength, 6.93 in the 60, and he even struck out six in his outing on the mound.
Abdiel Ortiz – OF | 5’11”/140 | L/L | Colgio Valvanera Coamo (PR) | Uncommitted
The best way to appreciate Abdiel is to see him play in games. His instincts and overall feel for the game allow his impressive tools (92 mph arm strength/89 mph exit velo) to play even better. He does a good job tracking balls in the OF, has a disciplined approach at the plate and runs the bases extremely well.
Eddie Park – OF | 6’1”/185 | L/L | Valley Christian School (CA) | Stanford
Eddie had one of the best in-game performances of the event. He went 2-for-4 with two walks and two triples – driving one to each gap. He has a mature approach at the plate, and his left-handed swing finds the barrel with consistency while his 6.80 speed plays well on the bases with an easy stride.
Braden Wallace – OF | 6’1”/195 | L/L | Wimberley HS (TX) | Uncommitted
With a strong, physical frame and a loud left-handed bat, Braden turned in an excellent performance in Arizona. He went 3-for-4 with a two-RBI double and two walks in addition to an impressive BP that showed his present power (93 mph exit velo).
Luke Watson – OF/RHP | 5’11”/170 | Bonita HS (CA) | Oregon State
Luke posted impressive measurables at the event with a 6.80 in the 60, 92 mph exit velocity and 90 mph raw arm strength. His approach at the plate is selectively aggressive where he has good knowledge of the strike zone, but lets it fly and swings with intent when he sees a pitch he likes. Luke also struck out five in his outing on the mound.