- Full name Aaron Downs
- Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Heritage Academy, Columbus, Miss.
Downs is a physically mature, 5-foot-11, 205-pound outfielder with a lot of present strength that should translate to above-average power in the future. The question will be how much of that power he is able to get to, as scouts question his pure bat-to-ball skills and the stiffness of his swing. He has also gotten a bit too pull-happy at times. There are some defensive questions as well. Downs used to play shortstop but looks like a third baseman or corner outfield profile at the next level. Downs is also a talented high school football player, but he’s dealt with a few leg injuries from the sport. He’s older for the class and will be 19 on draft day, and if he makes it to campus at Mississippi State, he will be draft-eligible in two years.