The position of outfielder is not always viewed as one that is glamorous. The younger the player, the less he wants to play the position due to the lack of inactivity involved primarily at the youth level.
However, as one grows, so too does the importance of the position. Having even one solid outfielder -- or better yet -- a number of talented outfielders play a valuable role for any club looking to improve.
What makes a good outfielder at the prep school level is the ability to track down any ball hit his way, the ability to judge the depth of a fly ball, having a solid and accurate arm, and, of course, the ability to produce offensively at the plate.
As part of New England Baseball Journal's series on Players to Watch for 2021, we spoke to many prep school coaches from across New England about some of the premier outfielders on their respective teams.