Most Viewed Player Profiles of 2014: No. 7 J.J. Bleday



By Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

After drilling down into our google analytics we have compiled a list of the ten most visited Pennsylvania profiles on the Prep Baseball Report website in 2014.  Over the next ten days we will count down to the end of the year with a look at those profiles that were most viewed.

No. 7 J.J. Bleday

J.J. BledayBleday displays a two-way skill set that made him a Vanderbilt commit during the fall of his sophomore season of high school. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound lefty glides to the baseball and has shown a 92 mph arm from the outfield. He has a bit of length to his left-hand swing, but creates good barrel whip and shows the same fluidity in his swing as with all his actions on the field.

Bleday sits 84-86 off the mound, but has shown the ability to run his fastball into the upper 80s. His 1/7 breaking curveball shows sharp, late bite at 74 mph and his 78 mph changeup has some arm side run at 78 mph. Bleday utilizes the same high 3/4 arm slot for all three pitches and appears to be destined to add significant velocity in coming years.

Bleday recently made the decision to play his junior season of high school baseball in Florida and is ranked No. 25 in the PBR combined class of 2016 rankings.