2018 PBR Future Games Team Florida Spotlight: 2020 RHP Chase Centala


Mike Maerz
Director of Florida Operations/Area Scout


From August 1-4th, the Prep Baseball Report Future Games will take place at Grand Park, a state-of-the-art 22-field baseball complex located in Westfield, IN, jus
t north of Indianapolis. This one-of-a-kind event will feature the best uncommitted Class of 2020/2021 prospects from our 35-plus state coverage area.

The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is the premier summer scouting event for Class of 2020/2021 prospects. Last year, more than 250 college coaches from all over the country were in attendance, making it arguably the most heavily recruited event of the summer.

Leading up to the event, we will highlight each team member of Team Florida through a full breakdown. Today we take a look at 2020 RHP Chase Centala of Sickles HS, FL:


Chase Centala

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Sickles
    State: FL
  • Summer Team: Top Tier Roos 17u American
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
91
Max FB
88 - 90
FB
CB
(06/01/19)
81 - 82
CH
76 - 77
SL
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
87 - 89
CB
78 - 0
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
87 - 88
CH
79 - 82
SL
74 - 77
Position
8.11
60-yard

Scouting Report

05/15/18- Worked out of relief  and showed a nice jump in velocity as he sat 89-90 mph with his fastball while mixing in an 82 mph changeup and 76-77 mph slider that he threw for strikes. The uncommitted sophomore has a quick arm and looks to have leaned out over the past several months.

03/25/18- The stocky right-hander has a loose, whippy arm. Had some trouble with command, but when the fastball was down it had some late life. Would expect to see a jump in velocity as he continues to get stronger. Shows a feel for an above average changeup. The slider will need to improve, but the arm works and is an uncommitted follow.

03/14/17 - Stands at 5-foot-10, 170 pounds with a solid build. Threw out of the high ¾ slot with some downhill action. Fastball was mostly 80-81 mph, touched 82 along with a 70-73 mph slider with depth. Showed decent command of the zone, induced multiple ground outs. Falls off to the side a bit on his follow through. Also displayed an aggressive, quick pick-off move.

12/15/16- Stands at 5-foot-10, 165 pounds with a strong, athletic frame and a good lower half. Stood out during batting practice where he consistently ripped line drives back up the middle. Displayed the ability to come in on the ball well in the outfield.