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Arkansas Draft Preview

Nathan Rode and Brian Walker

The 2018 MLB Draft will take place June 4-6. To get you ready, Prep Baseball Report is releasing state previews with notes on high school draft prospects in its comprehensive coverage area. For more information on the prospects included in the High School Draft 100, click on the links to the players’ profiles to view comments, news and videos.

Jaden Hill, RHP, Ashdown HS, AR (Louisiana State)

OTHERS TO WATCH: RHP Wade Beasley (Horatio HS, AR) has a physical frame and power arm, sitting 92-95 mph at his best. His curveball is 79-81 with 12/6 action, while his changeup is a distant third pitch, but shows signs of life in the 80-82 range. OF/RHP P.J. Hilson (Nettleton HS, AR) is an athletic outfielder with raw tools. He has raw power and an average hit tool. He also has arm strength that translate to a 95 mph fastball on the mound. LHP Kaleb Hill (Watson Chapel HS, AR) has a live fastball at 88-91, touching 92. His secondary stuff remains in development, including a slurve at 69-73. His teammate, SS Gionti Turner (Watson Chapel HS, AR), has an athletic frame and actions to go with bat speed.

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