|Report Date:||June 9th, 2018|
Like Bobby Witt Jr., Hinds played up last summer, joining the 2018 draft class during several showcase events. His standout tool is his prodigious power from the right side, a result of equal parts bat speed and sheer strength. That strength was on display at the Under Armour All-America Game last July, as the then 17-year-old snapped his wood bat over his knee with relative ease when frustrated with his performance in the homerun derby.
Currently a shortstop, Hinds may soon grow off the position, with third base or a corner outfield spot being the most obvious landing spot. His arm would be an asset at either spot, although his below average speed could make him a better fit for the hot corner. Hinds is an LSU commit and while Tigers seemingly have done well to get many their top 2018 recruits to Baton Rouge, getting a premier talent such as Hinds to campus is always a difficult proposition.