01/12/2018 - 2018 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Rhett is a 3B who is a prospect on the diamond. At the plate, he has strong/centered balance with fluid rhythm to load. He takes an absolute hack - crushing the ball to the deep parts of the park (exit velocity = 93 mph). At 3B, he has plus lateral range, working from the ground-up with smooth actions. Transfer is quick as he fires strong throws zipping across the diamond. Rhett will play at a very high level and make an immediate impact.
01/13/2017 - Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Rhett continues to show a promising future on the diamond. At the plate is where he continues to show best an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work inside the ball utilizing all fields. He has strength in his swing with baseball exploding off the bat with gap to gap pop. At the event, he was 2 for 5. At SS, he displays clean / athletic actions. Feet are aggressive as he works around balls and plays through with his body. Hands are soft / clean and he presents well out front. Range is a plus as he moves well laterally and covers a lot of ground. On the mound, he works through a strong balance point with an upbeat tempo. Arm action is loose / quick through a high 3/4 arm slot. Fastball showed in the high 70 range with tailing action. Breaking ball is a solid pitch, displaying 10/4 shape with late, sharp break. Control is tremendous as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
06/29/2016 - Under Armour Firecracker Classic 18U, powered by Baseball Factory's Team One
Rhett continues to show improvements in his baseball tools with a promising future on the diamond. At SS, defensive abilities are now well above average as he displays smooth, fluid actions. Feet are quick as he moves well laterally, displaying range. He plays through balls and presents glove well out front. Hands / feet work well together and he shows off his athletic abilities on his feeds / turn of the double play. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup. Hands are quick (85 mph exit velocity) and work to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. At the event, he had 2 2B. On the mound, fastball shows in the high 70 range with sinking action. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. Control is well above average as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Getting on a long toss program will help to increase arm strength which will aid in his development on the mound. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a great personality, is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
03/13/2016 - College PREP - Plainview (Lubbock), TX
Rhett is an athletic (6'0"/165) MIF who can makes things happen. Defensively, this SS has quick/active footwork moving lightly on the balls of his feet. He has fluid actions, working around the GB from right to left. He works low from the ground-up, funnels smoothly and has a quick exchange to throw. He can cover ground to his right and left making the tough plays look easy. Offensively, Rhett stands in well with centered balance with rhythm to load. Hands are quick as he whips the barrel to and through the zone with speed. He squares the ball up and crushes it to the gaps (exit velocity = 88 mph). Rhett is definitely a player to follow in the upcoming years. He has a very bright future ahead of him.