Mid-Atlantic ProCase Spotlight: Wes Clarke


Jerry Shank
Maryland / Virginia Director

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On Saturday, February 10th, the PBR Mid-Atlantic ProCase will add to our pro coverage and give scouts the first look of the new year into the 2018 draft class along with select 2019 and 2020 grads

The Super 60, held in Chicago at the beginning of February, has become one of the more well attended pro showcases on the circuit, simply due to the caliber of players in attendance. We have seen more than 100 professional scouts year after year at the Super 60. Similarly, the ProCase will bring draft potential candidates from our area into one location to showcase their abilities in front of the professional scouting community. 

The event will be held in Henrico, VA at the TSI Training Center, which includes a full sized infield that will allow for open hitting and plenty of room for defensive evaluations.

Since its inception in 2005, the Prep Baseball Report has evolved into one of the country’s biggest and most respected independent scouting services, with a singular focus of providing comprehensive coverage in every state. Now, more than 850 colleges and pro scouts subscribe to the Prep Baseball Report services.  We take great pride in providing the most thorough and comprehensive high school baseball coverage in each state.

We continue our breakdown of the talent who will be in attendance.

Mid-Atlantic ProCase Spotlight: Wesley Clarke



Wesley Clarke

Class of 2018 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Liberty Christian
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Canes American 18U
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
1.94 - 2.01
Pop Time
82
C Velo
95
Exit Velo
4.56
H-1st
Position
Pop Time
1.94 - 2.04
C Velo
82
Exit Velo
95

Scouting Report

6.27.17: Clarke is 6-3 with a projectable athletic frame that he can still add to. Hits from the right side from an athletic stance, short leg kick stride on line, smooth load back, good rhythm to his swing. Explosive hips and good balance to swing. Quick hands, quick to ball, works uphill through it with good extension. Has a line drive swing with a lot of power potential, ball carries well, showed ability to use who field in BP, slight pull approach in game, exit velocity was 94. Behind the plate, sways quietly, soft hands receiving, presents a very good strike, quick into his blocks. Quick, clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short loose arm action, yanks head some at release. Pop times were 1.94-2.01 and position velocity was 78, showed some accuracy with his throws. Home to first was 4.56.

5.17.17: Strong, tall athletic frame. Hits from a balanced set up at the plate. Nice rhythm throughout. Shorter path to ball with nice extension through swing. Hands work at the plate, power present to all fields. Squared up ball well in game showed ability to shorten up and pull hands in as well. Presents a big, low target as a receiver behind the plate. Nice flexibility and hip control behind the plate. Very fluid throughout. Arm strength is there with soft hands. Quick exchange and release, in between inning pop around 1.98.

6.11.16:  Clarke has an athletic frame and hits from the right side. He has a short swing and good hips generating good bat speed. He primarily had a gap to gap approach with easy doubles power to either gap and home run power to his pull side. Behind the plate, short loose arm action and an above average arm with a positional velocity of 78. Threw a 1.97 and 2.03 game pop, and all between-inning pops were between 2.00 and 2.09. Athletic behind the plate and slides well.

3.19.16:  Clarke has a strong, athletic frame and hits from the right side and has an athletic stance. He has good rhythm and a leg kick stride with a smooth load back. He has an explosive lower half and maintains good balance throughout his swing. Clarke has very good bat speed and is short to the ball with good extension through it. Clarke showed a good approach, using the entire field. He has gap power to all fields and home run power to his pull side with the potential to have home run power to all fields. Behind the plate, Clarke throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a short, quick, loose arm action and above average arm strength. His between inning pop times were 2.03-2.06.

3.24.15: Clarke has a big, strong frame for a freshman. He hits from the right side and has quick hands, explosive hips and bat speed, giving him big power potential. He went 1-4 on the day, making consistent contact with the barrel, and looking relaxed and confident in the box. The highlight of the day was his second at bat, when he drilled a fastball down the leftfield line to the fence for a double.


Videos

(6/27/17)




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