Top 10 Profiles of 2020: No. 1 Max Clark


Phil Wade
Indiana Executive Director

We conclude our 'Top 10 Viewed Player Profiles' countdown today by looking at the No. 1 most viewed profile, Max Clark

The Vandy commit is the No. 1 player in Indiana's 2023 class and ranked as the No. 1 2023 outfielder in the country. At 6-foot-1, 185 pounds Clark possesses elite athleticism with confident glove skills, speed and a strong arm giving him the chance to be a premium centerfielder at the next level. Offensively, the left-handed hitter stands out for his ability to change planes on one of the smoother strokes in the class while producing high exit velocities to all fields. His balance, pitch recognition, and approach are all well-advanced for the class, and make him an immediate prospect to follow. Add to all that his competitive drive, and there is lots to like about his future potential. 

Max Clark

Class of 2023 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Franklin
    State: IN
  • Summer Team: Indiana Bulls Black
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
91
Max FB
87 - 90
FB
71 - 73
CB
(06/08/20)
75 - 78
CH
(06/08/20)
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
85 - 86
CB
71 - 73
CH
75 - 78
Position
6.82
60-yard
(06/08/20)
89
OF Velo
(06/08/20)
95
Exit Velo
(06/08/20)
Position
60-yard
6.82
OF Velo
89
Exit Velo
95

Scouting Report

9/13/20
In a tournament filled with high-level 2021 MLB Draft prospects, Clark, a Vanderbilt recruit, was the best player at the event as only a 2023, and showed why he is a top 10 player in the class (coming soon…). Playing up with and against a collection of a high quality 2021 MLB Draft talent, Clark not only looked comfortable, but also confident. His left-handed stroke is dynamic, and he possesses exceptional understanding of movement patterns with the ability to change planes on the swing along with making pitch-to-pitch adjustments with his approach. Varying between a reverse toe-tap, leg kick, and early setup, his hybrid approach does not hinder the ability to drive the ball to both gaps, and rather serves as a look at the future of hitting. Standing 6-foot-1, 185-pounds with a high waist and a wiry frame that should see a considerable influx of strength in coming years. However, there is present strength in the barrel as evidenced by a 376 foot drive to centerfield with two strikes that left the bat at 96 mph. The barrel stays in the zone for a considerable amount of time allowing coverage of the entire plate, and his lightning-quick hands were even more impressive with two-strikes in protecting the inner-half. Clark looks the part of a future centerfielder, and plays with unlimited energy on defense at all times even as he was shifted to a corner spot for much of the weekend. Interesting to note, and amplifying Clark’s competitive drive, he threw two innings in the championship game, striking out five while running his fastball up to 90 mph. In short, Clark is an impressive prospect in any class and has the highest of ceilings that will be fun to watch him work towards.

Stats: 6-for-15 (3B), 4R, 2HBP, BB, 4SB



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