Team Michigan Future Games Spotlight: Brenden Lovell, RHP/OF

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By Aaron Wilson
PBR Michigan Assistant Scouting Director

On July 30th through August 1st, PBR Michigan will take a select team of players in the Classes of 2017 and 2018 to represent Michigan at the PBR Future Games in Indianapolis at Grand Park.

Players receive exposure unlike any other event for underclassmen. Last year, 100+ colleges from all over the country were in attendance, including coaches from every Division I power conference in the country. Only players who have a legitimate shot at being a Division I recruit and who have an interest in the possibility of making a verbal commitment during their sophomore or junior seasons have been considered.

To view other Future Games Spotlight Articles, click below.
+ Cole Daniels, LHP/1B
+ Zavier Warren, SS/C
+ Nate Jones, OF/RHP
+ Obie Ricumstrict, MIF
+ John Malcom, LHP/1B
+ Brendel Lovell, RHP/OF
+ Spencer Schwellenbach, SS/RHP
+ Sean O'Keefe, RHP/C
+ Blake Dunn, C/RHP
+ Nolan Petroelje, RHP
+ Joey Zontini, 1B
+ Reese Trahey, OF/RHP
+ Jarrod Melle, RHP/1B
+ Shane Easter, OF/SS
+ Justin Campbell, LHP
+ Noah Bloye, OF
+ Luke McGuire, RHP/3B

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Team Michigan Future Games Spotlight: Brenden Lovell, RHP/OF

Brenden LovellName: Brenden Lovell
Position: RHP/OF
Class: 2017
Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 165 pounds
High School: Vicksburg
Summer Team: HBF Maroons

Past Showcase/In-Game Performances: 
Date: 6/23/15
Scouting Report: 6-foot-3, 165-pound athletic prospect. Athletic and explosive at the plate while using a line drive approach to all fields. Bat exit speed recorded was 93 mph. Aggressive in the outfield with good instincts and footwork. Works through the ball nicely will registering a 85 mph arm velocity. On the mound, athletic framed kid. Has a tremendous feel for 3 plus pitches. Fastball sat 85-86 mp with arm side run. Curveball had tight, 11/5 type angle with good depth. Was able to throw it in any count and work the corners. Changeup is go to off-speed pitch. At 73 mph, it has tremendous run away from left-handed hitters.

Date: 1/24/15
Scouting Report: 6-foot-3, 165-pound prospect. Big time projection in a quick ¾ arm action. Shows loose athletic arm with clean mechanics. Fastball has plus life at 83-87 mph. Slider with hard late break at 69-71 mph. Changeup has good arm side sink at 75-78 mph. Split finger with good downward action at 73-75 mph.

Date: 2/15/14
Scouting Report: 6-foot-1, 155 pounds with an athletic frame. Two-way prospect. Young 2017 right handed pitcher that uses long/loose arm action through a 3/4 slot. Quick arm speed. His fastball consistently sat between 80-82 mph but jumped up to 84 on a couple occasions. Fastball features plenty of natural arm-side run. Showed the ability to throw a splitter with some sink that sat between 74-75 mph. Also offers 66-67 mph slider and a 69-72 mph changeup thrown at near fastball arm speed. In the infield, he features some softness in hands. Will improve by attacking, and playing through the ball. Showed the ability to use multiple arm angles in the field while topping out at 78 mph. At the plate, the right handed hitter uses a tall setup with toe tap stride. Uses a slightly uphill bat path, and consistently barreled the ball while having a nice round of BP. Line-drive production. Reached a top exit velocity of 88 mph off the tee. Registered a 7.09 60 yard dash time. 

Brenden LovellThoughts on being selected to play at the Future Games and represent the state of Michigan: "I think it is a great honor to represent Michigan in such a big event. Earning an invitation has been a goal of mine since last year. It will be fun to play with and against all of the other players selected to participate in the Future Games."

How has PBR helped as far as recruiting and exposure: "By participating in PBR showcases and the Top Prospect Games, I was able to play in front of many college coaches. The PBR website has helped me by getting stats, video and evaluations out to coaches."

Awards or academic accolades you have received: Freshman - 1st team All-Conference, 1st team All-District, Kalamazoo Gazette Dream Team, Academic All-State - team

Sophomore - 1st team All-Conference, 1st team All-District, 1st team All-Regional, 2nd team All-State, Academic All-State team, National Honor Society

GPA: 3.85 GPA

Fun Fact (Anything unique about yourself): "When I was 12 I played all nine positions in a tournament."

2015 PBR Future Games: Team Michigan

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Tommy Blitchok MI Grandville 2018 C
Noah Bloye MI Byron Center 2017 OF
Justin Campbell MI Bishop Foley 2017 LHP
Jeff Criswell MI Portage Central 2017 RHP
Cole Daniels MI Saline 2018 LHP
Blake Dunn MI Saugatuck 2017 C
Shane Easter MI Comstock 2017 OF
Nate Jones MI Battle Creek Lakeview 2017 OF
Brenden Lovell MI Vicksburg 2017 RHP
John Malcom MI Detroit Country Day
2018 LHP
Luke McGuire MI Sterling Heights Stevenson 2017 RHP
Jarrod Melle MI Lowell 2017 RHP
Sean O'Keefe MI Saline 2017 RHP
Nolan Petroelje MI Hudsonville 2017 RHP
Obie Ricumstrict MI Mt. Pleasant 2017 SS
Spencer Schwellenbach MI Heritage 2018 SS
Reese Trahey MI Brother Rice 2018 OF
Zavier Warren MI Birmingham Groves 2017 C
Sam Weatherly MI Howell 2017 LHP
Joey Zontini MI Eisenhower 2018 1B

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