09/04/2020 - HS All-Region Tournament
Clayton continues to show as a top prospect on the diamond. At the plate, hands are quick (90 mph exit velocity) as he squares the ball up consistently driving it on a line with gap-to-gap pop. Defensively, he takes a quick first step and has plus lateral range. He creates angles around the GB with fluid actions. DP turns are quick with zip (92 mph velocity) on his throws and shows big play potential in the middle of the field. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 86-88 mph with arm side run / sink. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with late/sharp break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a feel for pitch with arm side run. Control is outstanding as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches.
01/17/2020 - 2020 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Clayton is a SS/RHP who showed as a top prospect at the Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament. At the plate - he has strong/centered balance with fluid rhythm to load. Hands are quick (exit velocity 94 mph). At SS, he has plus lateral range, working from the ground-up with smooth actions. Transfer is quick as he fires strong throws (93 mph velocity) zipping across the diamond. On the mound, this righty has a 2 pitch arsenal in which to keep hitters guessing. FB shows a range of 82-86 mph with sinking action. Breaking ball displays 12/6 shape with late / sharp break. Control is excellent as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches.
11/17/2019 - College PREP - Pearland (Houston), TX
Clayton is an athletic RHP prospect who will graduate in 2021. On the mound, Clayton gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a loose arm and extends through his release, staying inline towards the plate. Clayton shows a four pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 89mph with arm side run. Curveball sits from 64-68mph with late 11-5 break. Slider sits from 71-72mph with good movement. Changeup sits from 69-72mph with arm side run as he throws with deceptive arm speed. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a short stride. He is smooth getting into his load and drives through well with his lower half. He takes a direct swing with fast bat speed, leading to solid gap to gap pop. Overall, Clayton is a talented prospect who has the potential to contribute at the next level.
11/08/2019 - 2019 UA Texas Fall Classic Upperclass Participant
Quick arm action. Firm fastball with good arm side run. FB: 85-88mph. Lanky frame with room to fill. Had good runner control and good baseball mentality on the mound. High upside skills.