PBR Michigan's Top Stories for the Year 2015: Sam Weatherly's Trail to Becoming a Top Prospect



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By Aaron Wilson and PBR Staff
PBR Michigan Assistant Scouting Director

PBR Michigan started up on April 10th, 2012 as seen here. Brent Alwine then took the reigns in Michigan to start 2014, later handing off the reigns to Jake Sabol with assistance from Aaron Wilson.

Now that Michigan is fully entrenched as a top PBR state, we look to continue our climb while continuing to provide top notch baseball coverage in Michigan. 

Aaron, PBR Michigan Assistant Director of Scouting, along with Dylan Hefflinger, Michigan Editor in Chief/Regional Scout take a look back at the year in review and put together a list of the top stories for the year 2015.

Today we take a look at the Sam Weatherly.

Each day we will reveal the next story on the list. A hint for the next story are the words "The Mann".

Top Stories of 2015 Rundown:
+ Nick Plummer's Burst onto National Stage

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PBR Michigan's Top Stories for the Year 2015: Sam Weatherly's Trail to becoming a Top Prospect

Sam WeatherlyWe first saw Sam Weatherly in the winter of 2015. He was a virtually unknown prospect with a projectable 6-foot-2, 165-pound frame. The two-way prospect touched 83 mph on the hill to go along with an exit velocity of 81 mph. This was just a start of what was to come from this southpaw.

During the off-season Sam committed himself to the weight room, adding 10 pounds of solid muscle, as well as growing an inch.

In the spring, the now 6-foot-3, 175-pound prospect enjoyed a solid sophomore program for Howell High School prior to returning in the summer to the Davenport Open ID at Davenport University.

At this event, Sam left the entire staff in awe...

The lefty added five mph to his fastball, his outfield velocity was now 89 mph and his exit velocity was up to 87 mph.

This performance earned Sam an invite to represent Team Michigan at the PBR Future Games.

At the Future Games he was not only performing for the PBR Michigan staff but in front of 200 plus college and professional coaches/scouts as well ... He did not disappoint.

After taking arguably the most impressive round of BP, he was absolutely lights out on the mound striking out six hitters in two innings of work.

At the Future Games conclusion, Sam elevated himself as one of the top prospects in the class of 2017 and started seeing the interest rise, earning several Division 1 scholarship offers.

In September, Weatherly committed to Clemson, currently the southpaw is ranked the #2 player in Michigan's 2017 class and #37 overall.

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