- Full name Michael Keith Brooks
- Born 02/25/2002 in Louisville, KY
- Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Kansas
A 5-foot-11, 180-pound shortstop committed to Arkansas, Brooks is a do-it-all type player who stands out more for his solid all-around game and versatility than any standout tools. He’s a solid shortstop but can play every position on the diamond outside of catcher. If Brooks had made USA Baseball’s 18U National Team last summer he also would have been a candidate to get on the mound if necessary, though he’s first and foremost a position player. He has all the fundamentals down defensively at shortstop and could handle the position in college, but some believe he lacks the twitchy athleticism that would allow him to stick there long term. Some scouts think he has more in the tank offensively, as he currently doesn’t have much impact with the bat. Because of his lack of tools and questions about the power he brings to the table, many teams are happy to let Brooks go to school and prove it, but those same scouts believe he will turn into an extremely productive and valuable college player thanks to his high IQ and the soundness to his game.
- SS Michael Brooks assigned to Kansas Jayhawks.