2017 Draft Blog

Tue May 16, 2017

Several states in Prep Baseball Report's coverage area have their own scout blog, covering the landscape of high school baseball to no end. The Draft Blog compiles any of those entries pertinent to the current draft year so you can read it in one, central location. The 2017 Major League Baseball Draft takes place in June and there are plenty of prospects within PBR's coverage that anticipate hearing their name called.

House Collects Two Hits In Final Game – 5/12/17

By Toby Bicknell
PBR Texas Scouting Director

OF Mason House (Whitehouse HS, TX), who recently committed to Oklahoma State, stands at 6-foot-3, 190 pounds with a high-waisted, athletic frame. In BP, the left-handed hitter put on a solid display of power, launching several home runs to his pull side. He starts from a slightly open stance, using a smooth leg kick to land with leverage and athleticism.

Leach, Davis Turn In Solid ProCase Performances – 5/11/17

By Chris Kemlo
PBR Ontario Director of Scouting

The top amateur arm in Canada, RHP Landon Leach’s first and last pitch of the Ontario ProCase was 94 mph. He worked three innings and ended up striking out eight of the 14 hitters he faced.

OF Cooper Davis, a Vanderbilt recruit, answered questions of a potential nagging foot injury that forced him to fly home early from his time with the Canadian Junior National Team in Florida. He was clearly healthy, running a 6.6-second 60 on a slow track and moved well with easy strides.

SS Adam Hall, the top position player in Canada, didn’t light up the boxscore, but showed the tools that him an early-round consideration in the draft. He ran a 6.7-second 60 and showed a quick, balanced stroke in BP with his second round producing hard contact and more line drives to both sides of the field.

McMahon Throws No-Hitter – 5/9/17

By Greg Williams
PBR Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

RHP Chris McMahon (West Chester Rustin HS, PA) came within two full count walks of a perfect game on Monday afternoon, settling for a shutout and no-hitter in front of more than 20 scouts. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound right-hander sat 92-94 mph all evening with an effortless, loose and high-3/4 arm slot.

Tabor Solidifies Himself As Top 50 Prospect – 5/6/17

One of the biggest risers this spring, RHP Matt Tabor (Milton Academy, MA) has solidified himself as the top arm in the Northeast and a possible top 50 pick in June. The Elon recruit stands at 6-foot-1, 160 pounds and has seen his fastball tick up since the fall.

Mace Throws Shutout, Touches 94 – 5/3/17

By Mike Maerz
PBR Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout

RHP Tommy Mace (Sunlake HS, FL) was lights out on Wednesday night, throwing a shutout in eight innings to help advance his team to the district title game. The Florida recruit has a tall, projectable frame with long legs standing at 6-foot-6, 195 pounds. He has added to his frame over the last several months and still has plenty of room to fill out.

Lazar Dominates In 8-1 Win – 5/3/17

By Doug Freeman
PBR Florida Scouting Director

RHP Max Lazar (Coral Springs HS, FL), a Florida Atlantic recruit, had an impressive outing Wednesday, working with a great pace and attacking the zone. He worked off his fastball, which sat 88-91 mph, touching 92 in the seventh inning with tilt and life down in the zone.

Vanasco Goes the Distance, Fans Nine – 5/2/17

By Mike Maerz
PBR Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout

RHP Ricky Vanasco (Williston HS, FL), who is currently ranked No. 23 in Florida’s Class of 2017, went the distance Tuesday night, striking out nine while giving up two runs on four hits. The Stetson recruit has a lean, projectable frame at 6-foot-3, 180 pounds and pitches with a quick, 3/4 arm action. He uses a simple windup with a higher leg kick and the ball comes out of his hand with ease. The fastball sat 90-92 mph, touching 93, to go with an 80-81 slider in the first.

Big Day At The Plate For Williams – 4/28/17

By Drew Locasio
PBR Illinois Scouting Director

An Illinois State recruit and the No. 8 prospect in Illinois, SS Donivan Williams (Richards HS, IL) is athletically built with present strength and a defined lower half. He stands at 6 feet, 193 pounds and hits from the right side. In the three hole, he went 3-for-4 with a home run and double in his first two at-bats. He also drove in two and scored two runs.

Scherff Faces One Over Minimum – 4/28/17

By Toby Bicknell
PBR Texas Scouting Director

RHP Alex Scherff (Colleyville Heritage HS, TX) turned in a stellar performance against cross-town rival Grapevine HS, TX. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Texas A&M recruit threw a no-hitter, allowing just one walk while striking out eight. Working from a high-3/4 slot, Scherff has a short, quick arm stroke and sat 94-96 mph with his four-seamer, touching 97-99.

Gore Punctuates Regular Season – 4/28/17

By Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

In his final regular season start, LHP MacKenzie Gore (Whiteville HS, NC) took the mound against a rival in South Columbus HS, NC, in front of several high-level scouts, most of which represented teams with top 10 picks in the draft. It was business as usual for the East Carolina recruit, as he cruised through a complete game on 99 pitches. He allowed four baserunners, one on an error that was erased on a caught stealing, two hits and a walk. One of the hits was a weak roller to third base.

Whitten Dominates Osbourn – 4/28/17

By Jerry Shank
PBR Maryland/Virginia Scouting Director

RHP Kyle Whitten (Osbourn Park HS, VA) was dominant in a six-inning start against Osbourn HS, VA. He struck out 15 while giving up just one hit and two walks on 89 pitches. He started out sitting 89-91 mph, then was 90-93 throughout, touching 94 three times.

Williams Tosses Second Straight No-Hitter – 4/26/17

By Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

For the second consecutive week, RHP Gavin Williams (Cape Fear HS, NC) dominated an opposing lineup and went seven innings without allowing a hit. Wednesday night against Jack Britt HS, NC, the East Carolina recruit allowed three walks and struck out 11. Tall and projectable at 6-foot-6, 200 pounds, Williams was 92-95 mph in the first inning and 90-92 in the second before settling into the 88-92 range.

Elko Goes Deep – 4/25/17

By Mike Maerz
PBR Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout

1B/3B Tim Elko (Hillsborough HS, FL) didn’t waste any time showing off his power Tuesday, as the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder crushed a ball over the center-field fence in his first at-bat. He walked and grounded out twice in his remaining plate appearances.

Hoerter Tosses Eight Innings In Second Start – 4/25/17

By Matt Huck
Area Scout

RHP Ryan Hoerter (Indian Trail HS, WI), the No. 3 prospect in Wisconsin, made his second start Tuesday in front of several scouts. He pitched eight innings, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out nine. He also induced 14 outs on the ground to just one flyout. Hoerter has an athletic, repeatable delivery with good balance throughout.

Hilliard Solid In Late Season Start – 4/24/17

By Trey Sofio
PBR Louisiana Scouting Director

RHP Ma’Khail Hilliard (Baton Rouge Central HS, LA) pitched seven innings early this week, allowing one urn on two hits and four walks while striking out five. He stands at 6-foot-1, 157 pounds with an athletic build and room to add strength.

Schoenle Catching Attention – 4/24/17

By Phil Wade
PBR Indiana Executive Director

LHP Garrett Schoenle (Northrop HS, IN), a 6-foot-5, 185-pound southpaw had arguably his best outing of the season Monday night. In a no decision, the newly anointed No. 1 prospect in the state pitched eight no-hit innings before giving up three hits in the top of the ninth. He finished with 8.1 innings, allowing four runs on three hits and four walks while striking out nine.

Burns, Swanda In Hitters Spring League – 4/23/17

By Matt Huck
Area Scout

RHPs Nathan Burns (West Bend West HS, WI) and John Swanda (Des Moines Roosevelt HS, IA) are playing in the Hitters Spring League and recently made starts. Burns, an Oregon State recruit, is currently ranked No. 1 in Wisconsin. He stands at 6-foot-1, 170 pounds with a lanky, athletic frame. He works from a 3/4 arm slot with a long, loose and whippy arm action. He has an athletic, drop-and-drive delivery that works in line with home plate.

Ortiz Goes The Distance – 4/19/17

By T.J. Hunt
PBR New Jersey Scouting Director

RHP Devin Ortiz (St. Joseph Montvale HS, NJ) is a legitimate two-way prospect, but shine on the mound against Don Bosco Prep, NJ. He has a lean, lanky and athletic build and sat 88-90 mph in the early innings on a cold, rainy day.

Bobzanski Fans 10 – 4/19/17

By T.J. Hunt
PBR New Jersey Scouting Director

RHP Brad Dobzanski (Delsea HS, NJ), a Kentucky recruit, stands at 6-foot-3, 195 pounds. He has a strong build and pitches from a high-3/4 slot with a smooth delivery. His fastball sat 87-88 mph, touching 90 when he needed it and topping out at 91.

Melendez Shows All Of His Tools – 4/18/17

By Doug Freeman
PBR Florida Scouting Director

C M.J. Melendez (Westminster Christian HS, FL) didn’t waste time showing his present pull power in his first at-bat, hitting a home run over the right-field wall. He has a strong lower half and short, quick swing with more power potential in it.

Stone, Vilade Face Off – 4/17/17

By Andy Urban
PBR Oklahoma Scouting Director

Two of Oklahoma’s top 2017s squared off in a game in LHP Mitchell Stone (Deer Creek HS, OK) and SS Ryan Vilade (Stillwater HS, OK). Stone is a towering southpaw and shows feel for all three of his pitches. He works from a clean, simple and low-effort delivery that he can repeat. He pitches with moderate tempo with a full arm circle and high-3/4 slot.

Pollock Makes A Jump – 4/17/17

By Doug Freeman
PBR Florida Scouting Director

LHP Austin Pollock (Lincoln HS, FL) didn’t disappoint in a four-inning appearance, allowing one run on one hit and one walk while striking out six. He looks the part with a long, lean and athletic frame. He has some drop and drive in his delivery and length in the back of his arm swing.

Carlson Draws A Crowd – 4/17/17

By Steve Nielsen
Illinois and Wisconsin Scouting Supervisor

RHP Sam Carlson (Burnsville HS, MN) attracted a large crowd of high-level scouts Monday, making his second regular season start. The Florida recruit stands at 6-foot-4, 200 pounds with a long, lean frame and projection. He prepares to pitch with a purpose and has an imposing presence on the mound. He’s in control of the game at all times. His delivery is clean, directional and lands with a close toe and a strong front side. His arm action is short, clean and quick through a high-3/4 slot.

Britton Collects Two Hits – 4/13/17

By Phil Wade
PBR Indiana Executive Director

In front of a half dozen scouts, C Zach Britton (Batesville HS, IN) had a solid day getting two hard-hit singles and three RBIs. The first base hit was a groundball up the middle, while the other was a solid line drive to right field. In his other plate appearances he was hit by a pitch and intentionally walked. Prior to the game he took several rounds of BP.

Murphy Cruises Through Typical Outing – 4/12/17

By Matt Huck
Area Scout

LHP Brendan Murphy (Mundelein HS, IL) had a big crowd of scouts in attendance Wednesday, including multiple crosscheckers. He pitched his usual high school outing, going six innings while striking out nine, allowing two hits and two walks. He stands at 6-foot-4, 205 pounds with a lanky frame and room to fill out, especially in his lower half.

Ferguson Goes The Distance – 4/11/17

By Phil Wade
PBR Indiana Executive Director

RHP Chandler Ferguson (Lafayette Jefferson HS, IN) is the No. 1 prospect in Indiana and has a 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame with long limbs. He held his fastball at 89-91 mph throughout a complete game performance and touched 92. He struck out nine against Kokomo HS, the No. 9 team in the state. Ferguson continues to impress with his athleticism on the mound.

Enlow Strikes Out 10 – 4/8/17

By Trey Sofio
PBR Louisiana Director of Scouting

RHP Blayne Enlow (St. Amant HS, LA) is the No. 1 prospect in Louisiana’s 2017 class and took the hill in front of a few dozen scouts Saturday. He racked up 10 strikeouts in 6.1 innings, sitting 89-91 mph the whole time, touching 92.

Grand Slam For Webre, Cantrelle Shows Speed - 

4/7/17

By Trey Sofio
PBR Louisiana Director of Scouting

Against Sulphur HS, LA, Teurlings Catholic HS, LA, got a lot of offense out of OF Nick Webre and SS Hayden Cantrelle. Webb, a Louisiana State recruit and the No. 6 prospect in the state, is having a stellar 2017 campaign and went 2-for-3 with a grand slam in the fifth inning.

Lancellotti Logs Five In Blustery Weather – 4/7/17

By Jacob Gill
PBR Pennsylvania Assistant Director of Scouting

On a cold, windy day, RHP Joe Lancellotti (William Penn Charter School, PA) pitched five innings, allowing one hit and two walks while striking out 13. He has a stocky build at 5-foot-11, 205 pounds. He pitched out of the stretch in just two innings and sat 89-92 mph, touching 93, for four innings.

Beck Powers North Davidson To Lopsided Win – 4/7/17

By Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

OF Austin Beck (North Davidson HS, NC) has helium this spring with scouts getting their first serious look at him. The North Carolina recruit missed last summer and fall with an ACL tear. A handful of scouts, including a couple national crosscheckers and an assistant GM, watched him take BP on a Friday afternoon. He showed quick hands that generated bat speed and allowed the ball to cut through a stiff win that was blowing in. Most scouts left after BP for other games, but the two national crosscheckers and assistant GM remained.

Tarnok Strikes Out Six, Touches 96 – 4/6/17

By Mike Maerz
PBR Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout

2017 RHP/SS Freddy Tarnok (Riverview HS, FL) was impressive in his four innings on the mound. The Tampa recruit has long limbs and wiry strength on a projectable build standing at 6-foot-4, 190 pounds. He pitches exclusively from the stretch with a big leg kick and quick arm out of a high-3/4 slot.

Balandis Makes Second Domestic Start – 4/4/17

By Sean Duncan
Executive Director

RHP Marius Balandis (St. Laurence HS, IL) dominated an overmatched Maine South HS, IL, team with five no-hit innings. He struck out 11 and walked five. Other than a sacrifice bunt, the first 14 hitters either struck out or walked. Balandis, an Iowa Western CC recruit, stands at 6-foot-2, 191 pounds with an athletic frame and room for continued physical development.

Hoffman Earns The Save, Sits 92-93 – 4/4/17

By Mike Maerz
PBR Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout

2017 RHP/SS Graham Hoffman (Calvary Christian HS, FL) came in for the seventh inning in a 1-0 game and retired the side in order, which included one strikeout. The South Florida recruit stands at 6-foot-4, 200 pounds and had a noticeably quicker arm on the mound where he sat 92-93 mph with his fastball with life.

Ludowig Collects Two Extra-Base Hits, Strikes Out Seven – 3/23/17

By John Nolan
PBR Virginia Assistant Director of Scouting

OF/LHP Michael Ludowig (Briar Woods HS, VA) has an athletic frame and hits from the left side from a balanced, athletic stance. He takes a big leg kick and has good rhythm to his swing. He doubled off the left-field wall on a two-strike pitch in his firsrt at-bat and then tripled later in the game.

Boyle Battles Control Of Electric Arsenal – 3/23/17

By Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

Continuing The Rode Show’s swing through Tennessee and Kentucky, Thursday featured RHP Joe Boyle (North Oldham HS, KY). A Notre Dame recruit, the 6-foot-6, 230-pounder moved to the Louisville area from St. Louis last summer. Making his second start of the season, Boyle showed electric stuff and an easy delivery, but struggled to find the strike zone. In four innings, he allowed one run on four hits and five walks on 96 pitches. However, he improved his strike percentage from his first outing and struck out 11.

Sloan Hits 97 In First Start – 3/21/17

Against Cherry Creek HS, CO, RHP Caleb Sloan (Regis Jesuit HS, CO) made his first regular season start of the spring and hit touched 96-97 in the first inning. He allowed a double and home run to start the game, but settled in for the rest of his appearance.

Strider Strikes Out 18 In Shutout – 3/21/17

By Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

With a couple dozen scouts behind the plate and thunderstorms looming, RHP Spencer Strider (Christian Academy of Knoxville, TN) took the mound for his first home start of the year. Like he did in Florida last week, the Clemson recruited pounded the strike zone and struck out 18 in a shutout.

Kutt Shows Off Signature Slider – 3/20/17

By Sean Duncan
Executive Director

RHP Ryan Kutt (Brother Rice HS, IL) made his first start for top-ranked Brother Rice in chilly temperatures. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder did what he has done in nearly every outing since his freshman year, throwing a high volume of quality strikes and missed barrels with his slider. In five shutout innings, he struck out seven and walked none, allowing six hits. His slider is the most dominant out pitch in Illinois. He throws it hard and for strikes at 81-84 with sharp, late two-plane break.

Miller Logs Four, Strikes Out Nine In First Start – 3/20/17

By Matt Huck
Area Scout

RHP Bobby Miller (McHenry HS, IL), a Louisville recruit, made his first start in front of a number of scouts Monday night. He has a strong, athletic frame at 6-foot-5, 190 pounds and works from a 3/4 slot with a long draw on the backside.

Enlow Tosses Shutout – 3/17/17

By Trey Sofio
PBR Louisiana Director of Scouting

RHP Blayne Enlow (St. Amant HS, LA) cruised through his latest outing, striking out 12, walking none and allowing just five hits in a complete game. The 6-foot-3, 165-pounder has a clean, easy arm action through a high-3/4 release. He pitches with little effort and smooth rhythm.

Detmers Goes Four In 2017 Debut – 3/16/17

By Matt Huck
Area Scout

LHP Reid Detmers (Chatham-Glenwood HS, IL), a Louisville recruit and the No. 41 prospect in the Overall Rankings, made his first start of the year in front of more than 20 scouts on a frigid night. He works from a high-3/4 slot with a long, quick arm action. He pitches with good tempo and balance throughout his delivery while showing advanced pitchability and feel for a three-pitch mix.

Morris Using Wood In Games – 3/16/17

By Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

Signability is a major factor for high school prospects in the draft and scouts spend a lot of time trying to gauge a kid’s interest in pro ball. SS Tanner Morris (Miller School, VA) may be hinting at his desires, as the Virginia recruit is swinging a wood bat in games. Morris attracted a dozen or so scouts on back-to-back chilly days in Raleigh, NC, and went 2-for-7 with two runs scored and two stolen bases.

Butler Shuts Down Durant, Strikes Out 12 – 3/13/17

By Mike Maerz
PBR Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout

LHP Jordan Butler (Alonso HS, FL) was lights out through five innings in a 10-0 win over Durant HS, FL. The Florida recruit has a lean, athletic frame standing at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds with a loose, quick arm action. He started off the game sitting mostly 90-91 mph, touching 92 occasionally.

Zamora Looks The Part – 3/10/17

By Doug Freeman
PBR Florida Director of Scouting

SS Freddy Zamora (Killian HS, FL) was impressive throughout a weekend game, both offensively and defensively. The right-handed hitting shortstop showed his range to the left, with sure hands and an above average arm on his only play in the game. Offensively, he was 1-for-3 on the day with an RBI double. He has rhythm and a big leg kick, but stayed on time against a good young arm and showed feel for the barrel.

Beck, Bailey Produce With The Lights On – 3/8/17

By Brandon Hall
PBR North Carolina Director of Scouting

A mild evening in the Triad area of North Carolina brought a throng of scouts to see a matchup of two defending state champions. On display were OF Austin Beck (North Davidson HS, NC) and C Patrick Bailey (Wesleyan Christian Academy, NC).

Gore Fans 10 In Front Of Big Scouting Crowd – 3/7/16

By Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

Approximately 75 scouts, including at least eight scouting directors and a handful of special assistants, packed the seats behind the plate in Whiteville, NC, to see LHP Mackenzie Gore (Whiteville HS, NC) take the mound. All in attendance were treated to a strong pitching performance as the East Carolina recruit struck out 10 while allowing just three hits and a hit batter in 6.2 innings pitched.

Santana Shows Upside – 3/7/17

By Doug Freeman
PBR Florida Director of Scouting

RHP Christian Santana (American Heritage HS, FL) has a slender frame with slightly wider shoulders and pitches from a high-3/4 slot with a fastball that sat 88-92 on Tuesday against Calvary Christian Academy, FL.

Archbishop McCarthy Flexes Pitching Muscle – 3/6/17

By Doug Freeman
PBR Florida Director of Scouting

Against Westminster Christian Academy, FL, the Mavericks of Archbishop McCarthy HS, FL, sent three arms to the hill, including two 2017s with aspirations of being drafted. Starting for the Mavericks was RHP Daniel Federman, a Miami recruit, who allowed three hits in three innings while striking out six.

Relieving Federman was 3B/RHP Joe Perez, also a Miami recruit. Perez was lights out and showed why he has a chance to be an early-round pick in June.

Jones Attracting Attention – 3/6/17

By Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

There was some thought that SS Greg Jones Jr. (Cary HS, NC) was flying under the radar, but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. A UNC Wilmington recruit, he has gained size and strength since last summer, standing more in the 6-foot-1, 165-pound range. In a game against East Wake HS, NC, Jones was playing in front of a dozen scouts, made up of mostly crosscheckers and a couple scouting directors. He went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run in his first at-bat.

Leach Logs First Bullpen – 3/2/17

By Chris Kemlo
PBR Ontario Director of Scouting

RHP Landon Leach (Pickering HS, ON) threw his first bullpen of 2017 on Thursday. It consistent of about 20-25 pitches, all of which were fastballs. He is noticeably stronger, now listed at 6-foot-4, 220 pounds.

Bonnin Tosses Five No-Hit Innings – 3/2/17

By Toby Bicknell
PBR Texas Director of Scouting

RHP Bryce Bonnin (Barbers Hill HS, TX) was dominant through five innings in a 5-1 win over Langham Creek HS, TX. An Arkansas recruit, he is currently ranked No. 54 in the PBR Draft 100. The right-hander stands at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, with broad shoulders, long arms, a strong lower half, and high-waisted frame. He works from a high-3/4 slot with a long, clean and loose arm stroke. Bonnin has an athletic delivery with quick tempo and energy down the mound.

Campbell Collects Two Hits In Opener – 2/28/17

By Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

SS Noah Campbell (Cardinal Gibbons HS, NC), currently the No. 100 prospect in the PBR Draft 100, made his regular season debut against Leesville Road HS, NC. The South Carolina recruit went 2-for-3 with a walk, double, two runs scored and a stolen base. He has a lean frame with broad shoulders at 6 feet, 190 pounds.

Ruth Up To 96, Showcases Plus Slider – 2/25/17

By Doug Freeman
PBR Florida Director of Scouting

RHP Garrett Hunter Ruth (Buchholz HS, FL) looks to have filled out and gained some strength over the offseason. The arm slot is still over-the-top, but a bit lower than before and much more fluid.

Labas Strong In Season Debut – 2/25/17

By Doug Freeman
PBR Florida Director of Scouting

RHP A.J. Labas (Trinity Christian Academy, FL) showed feel for the fastball to both sides of the plate in his first outing, sitting 90-92 and touching 93 mph.

Fischer Fans Eight, Battles Control – 2/25/17

By Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

A couple dozen scouts and crosscheckers filed into Langham Creek HS, TX, to see RHP Tylor Fischer (Langham Creek HS, TX) on Saturday night. Fishcer has a long, tall frame with flexibility and looseness. He pitches with a high leg kick and high-3/4 slot. His fastball was typically had downhill plane, but did flash some arm-side life at times when it was up.

Turney Quiet In Doubleheader – 2/25/17

By Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

It took a few at-bats before OF Cole Turney (Travis HS, TX) swung the bat, as he walked in his first two trips and saw a total of 10 pitches. In his third plate appearance he turned on an inside pitch, hammering it foul before staying back a tick longer and smoking a single through the right side on the next offering.

Eder Touches 95, Strikes Out Eight – 2/24/17

By Doug Freeman
PBR Florida Director of Scouting

LHP Jake Eder (Calvary Christian Academy, FL) came out electric in the first inning, showing a clean and easy delivery. As he found his timing and extension, the fastball climbed from 90-93 mph to touching 94-95.

Melendez Showcases Power – 2/23/17

By Doug Freeman
PBR Florida Director of Scouting

C M.J. Melendez (Westminster Christian Academy, FL) drove a home run to right field, showing the pull-side power that has continued to improve.

Stuempfig Showcases Breaking Ball – 2/23/17

By Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

RHP Ryan Stuempfig (Flower Mound HS, TX), a Wichita State recruit and the No. 95 prospect in the country, logged five innings, allowing two unearned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six in his regular season debut.

Baz Solid In Season Opener – 2/23/17

By Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

Texas’ top prospect and the No. 11 on the PBR Draft 100, RHP Shane Baz (Concordia Lutheran HS, TX) made his first official start of the year on Thursday. The Texas Christian recruit had a 60-pitch limit and logged four innings, allowing a run on three hits and a walk while striking out seven.

Cloonan Cruises Through Three Innings – 2/21/17

By Doug Freeman
PBR Florida Director of Scouting

OF/LHP Dylan Cloonan (Westminster Christian Academy, FL) came out of the gate attacking hitters with fastball that ranged from 88-90 mph, touching 91, while striking out the side in the first.

Perez Doubles In Season Opener – 2/2/17

By Doug Freeman
Florida Director of Scouting

3B/RHP Joe Perez (Archbishop McCarthy HS, FL) put together a couple of quality at-bats and collected a double in Archbishop McCarthy’s first regular season game. He is moved well and has a lean, athletic frame.

Burke Up To 91 In Debut – 2/20/17

By Trey Sofio
Louisiana Director of Scouting

RHP Robert Burke (Zachary HS, LA) logged three innings in Zachary’s season opener, striking out two while allowing two hits and a walk. A Northwestern State recruit, he has an athletic frame with a strong lower half at 6-foot-4, 200 pounds.

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