Future Games Spotlight: 2016 SS Takahiro Yamada

By Phil Wade

Director, PBR Indiana

The Prep Baseball Report Midwest Future Games Powered By Under Armour is a one-of-a-kind event featuring the top 2016 prospects from across the PBR coverage area. The 4th annual Futures Games will take place at Grand Park in Westfield, IN from July 31-August 2 where hundreds of scouts from across the country will fill the stands to watch some of the top uncommitted 2016 prospects across our coverage area.

Last year Indiana's Class of 2015 Future Games Team has already seen 15 Division 1 commitments from that roster. Over the next couple of weeks we will spotlight players who have been selected to participate in this year's event 

Name: Takahiro YamadaTakahiro Yamada
High School: Columbus East
Graduating Class: 2016
Position: SS
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170

State Ranking: 22

Yamada is an athletic middle infielder with quick feet and soft hands.  Actions are fluid with a quick release.  Possesses a good feel for the position and is an overall plus defender.  Offensively hits from a balanced setup using little to no stride.  He's a high contact hitter with the ability to drive the gaps.  At the Preseason All-State showcase in February, Yamada ran a 7.19 60.