Rece Hinds

Age (Draft Day): 18.08
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 210
Primary Position: 3B
Seconday Position: SS
Acquisition Period: 2019 Draft Class
Entry Point: High School
School/Location: IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL
Spotlight Report Info
Report Date: June 9th, 2018
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Draft Spotlight

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.