What do you think? Assuming a 6"1-6"2 position player prospect or so. In the past many is drafted players would be quite thin and then add weight later but now they start lifting much earlier.
So what is ideal: better present strength or more projection. I tend to lean present strength even if that means less power projection as teams value quick arrival more in these days and you have no guarantee a 160 pounder will gain strength. Even if you maxed out at least you got there.
Of course it can also be too much, over 200 pounds you have zero projection and you are less likely to stay up the middle.
I would guess about 180-190 with good strength is about ideal, big enough so you have enough strength but still some room for growth and chance you stick up the middle.
Weights of some 2018 hs hitters of the 6-6"3 range
-connor Scott 180
-jordyn Adams 180
-lewis 190 at draft
Trout was 190 too at draft as were correa and Harper.
So the trend is definitely going towards bigger guys who have good present strength. Few guys under 170 are drafted in the first round, most are around 190.
You don't want to be 220 of course but I think the recommendation definitely must be to start lifting at 14-15 at latest and gain some weight.