Prep Baseball Report

Future Games Follow Up: Joe Seidler

Future Games 2016

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By Jerry Shank
Maryland Scouting Director

The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is the premier summer scouting event for rising junior and select rising sophomore prospects. This year close to 200 college and professional scouts from all over the country were in attendance. The Prep Baseball Report services are subscribed by more than 700 colleges and professional scouts.

2016 was the second year PBR Maryland and Virginia were part of the Future Games, this year forming Team Mid-Atlantic, who also included North Carolina.

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Pos: RHP/1B
HT/WT: 6-foot-2, 195-pounds
School: Chesapeake
Grad: 2018

Scouting Report

8.4.16 -  Seidler has a lankier athletic 6-2 frame that could fill out more. He has a smooth drop and drive delivery and throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Short, loose, quick arm action and normal effort. Shoulders slightly uphill and slightly closed, strides out to a slightly closed landing with an athletic finish. Fastball had late sink, sitting 84-85. Sharp 10/4 curveball was 76. Pounded the strike zone and got a bunch of soft ground balls... is an athletic first baseman who handles the bag very well. Clean hands and quick reactions.Throws from a side arm angle and was 79 mph across the diamond. Short swing path at the plate and stays inside the ball well. Exit velocity of 85 mph. Ran a 7.28 60-yard dash.

Follow Up

Please describe your Future Games Experience
+The future games was a great experience to show off your skills in front of high level coaches. showing off talent from all over the country and meeting new teammates as well.

Would you recommend to 2019 & 2020 grads to play in the Future Games? 
+Yes, the future games are meant to be looked at by hundreds of coaches at a time. It's a great time with good people and very good exposure.

What is your timeline for making a decision? 
+Around 10 months. In going into my junior year now. There's no time to really rush anything.

What are you looking for in your college choice? 
+I'm looking for a big school. Mainly the earliest opportunity to play but at the same time to get an education as well. I'd like to focus on sports and coaching education.

What do you feel are your strengths as a player? 
+Pitching. Getting ground balls for outs. Keeping the ball low unless needing to move the location around.

Are there any areas of your game you would like to improve?
+There's always time to get better at whatever there is. Hitting has been rough this summer and need to really focus this winter on getting back into a normal schedule.

What travel organization do you play for and/or what have you learned this summer? 
+I played for the Chesapeake tides this summer. I will be playing for the Maryland monarchs this fall. From this summer I learned that sometimes you have to be a little bit selfish and do something for the greater good that will represent your future.