2018 Florida Underclass Games Spotlight: 2020 RHP Will Stroud


Mike Maerz
Director of Florida Operations/Area Scout

On June 23rd, 2018 at Henley Field in Lakeland, FL, the top underclass high school prospects ranging from the 2020-2022 classes will participate in the Florida Underclass Games which is the premier scouting event for the 2018 summer season. Leading up to the event we will highlight each upcoming participant through their own individual spotlight which includes video, reports, and more. Today we take a look at 2020 RHP Will Stroud of Lake Highland Prep, FL.


Will Stroud

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Lake Highland Prep
    State: FL
  • Summer Team: Triton Rays Georgia 17u
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
82 - 84
FB
74 - 76
CH
71 - 72
SL

Scouting Report

01/27/18- Uncommitted. Currently stands at 6-foot-1, 195 pounds with a tall, physical frame and strong lower half. Showed a nice jump in velocity from a couple weeks earlier from 78-80 mph to 82-84 on his fastball which showed run, throwing it for strikes and down in the zone. Also mixed in a 74-76 mph changeup with some fade along with a 71-72 mph slider. Struck out two in his time on the mound and pitched with confidence. Good follow this spring as he continues to log innings on the mound. 

01/13/18- Listed at 6-foot-1, 195 pounds he looks bigger and has a strong lower half. He starts with legs slightly bent and has some length in the back, but gets down the mound and when he is extended the ball comes out of his hand well. He has a heavy fastball that ranged from 77-80 mph and should make big jumps as he learns to stay over the backside. Shows offspeed with some shape and potential with a curveball at 65-66 mph and a changeup at 67-69 mph.