Team Michigan Future Games Spotlight: John Malcom, LHP/1B

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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

Visit our scout blog, which includes velocity, pop times and in-depth scouting reports. The blog will be updated throughout the entire spring, with information on top prospects and top performances, click here.

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Team Michigan Future Games Spotlight: John Malcom, LHP/1B

John MalcomName: John Malcom
Position: LHP/1B
Class: 2018
Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 209 pounds
High School: Detroit Country Day
Summer Team: Team Elite Prime

Past Showcase/In-Game Performances: 
Date: 6/23/15
Scouting Report: 6-foot-2, 209-pound athletic prospect. Wide stance, hands extremely quick to the baseball. Strong and explosive swing with power to all fields. Recorded bat exit velocity of 93 mph. Soft hands at first base with good composure around the bag. On the mound, good rhythm through delivery but lacks aggressive and balanced finish. High front side with downhill action. Fastball sat 82-85 and curveball registered at 69-70 mph with 10/4 shape. Finding consistency with the release point to improve control on the mound will put him in the mix with top 2-way players in the 2018 class.

John MalcomThoughts on being selected to play at the Future Games and represent the state of Michigan: "It's an honor to represent the state of Michigan."

How has PBR helped as far as recruiting and exposure: "PBR articles keep me informed about the college recruitment process. By reading about other players nationally it helps me to set goals. During my participation in the TPG in June 2015 I was exposed to several coaches."

Awards or academic accolades you have received: Perfect Game All American Honorable Mention 2015, Academic Honor Roll

GPA: 3.1 GPA

Fun Fact (Anything unique about yourself): "I enjoy playing and watching tennis"

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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