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RISE Baseball Top Prospect Team Preview

RISE Baseball Top Prospect Team Preview

Lots of talent spread throughout the program for RISE Baseball this year. This year in particular seems to be a very talented 2021 grad year group. We are excited to see this guys play over the summer and fall at Dynamic events. RISE Baseball teams seem to always have ability in all age groups and this year seems like it will be no different. Here you will get an inside peak of what playing for RISE baseball is all about, and that is getting better. Each year players that come through their program always finish up being good, developed baseballs players late in their high school career. RISE Baseball is the epitome of developing players who want to get better and the results show. Dynamic is excited and blessed to host the talent for all of our teams, including RISE Baseball

In each grad class, here are the players that seem to be making a lot of noise heading into the upcoming high school and summer season for Rise Baseball.

For more information on Rise Baseball players and teams, email info@risebaseball.com.

See all six Rise teams in action this summer at Dynamic Baseball events (click for event details):

JMU, VMI, Kate Collins Field June 1-2 2019

Virginia Tech June 7-9 2019

Commonwealth Classic June 19-23

North Carolina, North Main Athletic Complex, Durham Athletic Park June 27-30 2019

Championship at the Beach July 12-14 2019

World Series Championship July 18-21 2019

Blue Ridge Championship July 18-21 2019

2019

Cade Swisher – MIF – Virginia Tech commit, Cosby High School product, smaller but strong frame at 5’10 170.  Projects as 2nd baseman at the next level but posses the ability to play any where in the infield. Shows good first step, creates solid angles to ground balls, has soft hands and good arm across the diamond. Impressive at the dish, steps in form the left side. Wide, athletic set up with good rhythm and timing. Shows quick hands and aggressive approach at the dish. Consistently finds the barrel, shows plenty of juice to gaps. Good runner posting 6.8 60. Bright future for sure

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Andrew Weight – RHP – James Madison commit, Cosby High School product posses strong frame at 6’0 180. Shows lots of promise on the mound, starts with good tempo on delivery, shows balance throughout. Arm works well and is quick. Good late life on the FB that has been up to 88. Has ability to pound the lower third of the zone with a good FB. Mixes in good 11-6 breaking ball sitting 71-73, also showcases decent change up. Advance arm with good mix of pitches.

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Zach Hoekstra – INF – Radford University commit, Cosby High School product has athletic frame at 6’2 170. Shows ability all over the field and posses lots of tools. Solid defensively in all infield spots. Shows good lateral quickness and receives ground balls with soft hands. Good exchange with strong arm makes for a plus defensive infielder at the next level. Stands in the box on the right side. Strong, athletic set up that is mostly square to the pitcher. Bat path stays mostly flat, resulting in line drives all over the field. Quick hands create whippy barrel through the zone. Consistently posts up 80s exit velos. Good runner posted 6.8 60. Lots of tools for prospect bound to play for the Highlanders.

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Willie Havens – C – Elon University commit, Amelia High school product, posses solid frame at 6’2 185. Solid defensive catcher, showing good footwork and blocking ability complimented by an above average arm. Throws at mostly accurate and on the bag and pops a 1.94. Stands in the box on the left side, relaxed and tall set up that is slightly open. Shows quick hands through the zone, while using a small leg kick loading mechanism. Also shows decent separation and creates good leverage with a slightly up hill bat path. Projects to be a solid everyday catcher at the next level.

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2020, 2021, 2022 grad classes below

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