Team Michigan Future Games Spotlight: Nolan Petroelje, RHP



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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: Nolan Petroelje, RHP

Nolan PetroeljeName: Nolan Petroelje
Position: RHP
Class: 2017
Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 190 pounds
High School: Hudsonville
Summer Team: Grand Rapids Diamonds 17u

Past Showcase/In-Game Performances: 
Date: 6/23/15
Scouting Report: 6-foot-3, 193-pound frame. Quick worker with a high-3/4 arm angle. Fastball had run arm-side run while sitting 83-86 mph. Curveball showed a 10/4, late break at 73-75 mph. Changeup flashed plus sink when located down and straightened up when above the knees.

Date: 1/24/15
Scouting Report: 6-foot-3, 192-pounds. Quick, athletic high-¾ arm action. Gets downhill with effortless fluid mechanics. Plus command of fastball with life at 83-85 mph. Changeup has plus arm-side sink at 74-75 mph. Knuckle-curve with tight spin and late break at 69-72 mph.

Date: 2/15/14
Scouting Report: 6-foot-3, 190-pound freshman with a pitchers body. The right-hander throws through a high-3/4 slot with loose arm action. Repeatable technically sound motion. Easy effort delivery. Consistently kept fastball down in the zone while sitting between 80-81 mph with some late life. Breaking ball showed gradual slurvy like movement at 71-74 mph. Also used a 76-77 mph straight changeup. Expected jumps in velocity should be in his future as he continues to develop.

Nolan PetroeljeThoughts on being selected to play at the Future Games and represent the state of Michigan: "It was a goal that I set for myself last year and very proud that my hard work paid off.  It's a great opportunity and honor to represent the State of Michigan and am excited for the experience."

How has PBR helped as far as recruiting and exposure: "The recent PBR Top Prospects game and other PBR showcases that I have attended have helped me to be seen by several colleges and gain valuable exposure."

Awards or academic accolades you have received: As a freshman, earned varsity letter as a pitcher on the varsity baseball team. As a sophomore, on the varsity baseball team, earned Division 1 OK Red All-Conference Honorable Mention and the Advance All-Area West Baseball 2nd Team awards.

GPA: 3.2 GPA

Fun Fact (Anything unique about yourself): "Named after Nolan Ryan and wear his #34."


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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