Team Michigan Future Games Spotlight: Obie Ricumstrict, SS/2B



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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: Obie Ricumstrict, SS/2B

Obie RicumstrictName: Obie Ricumstrict
Position: SS/2B
Class: 2017
Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 160 pounds
High School: Mt. Pleasant
Summer Team: CM Stars 18U

Past Showcase/In-Game Performances: 
Date: 6/23/15
Scouting Report: 6-foot, 160-pound athlete. Athletic and quick swing with a line drive approach to all fields. Good separation at the plate resulted in an 83 mph bat exit velocity. Excellent shortstop instincts. Terrific lateral range and glove actions. Smooth fielder with soft hands. Arm velocity across the diamond was 79 mph.

Date: 6/17/14
Scouting Report: 5-foot-11, 145-pound long and lanky athletic prospect. On the mound throws strikes, mixes well with his fastball and changeup. Fastball sits 78-79 with a little sink; curveball has a little depth at 68 mph. Great actions at shortstop with excellent range and hands. Threw 75 mph across the infield. Ran a 4.24 home to 1st. Good separation and quick hands at the plate, hits to all fields well. Bat speed registered at 77 mph. Will be a good young follow in the 2017 class.

Obie RicumstrictThoughts on being selected to play at the Future Games and represent the state of Michigan: "It's huge honor and its going to be a good opportunity to see how I stand up against the best kids not only from Michigan but from all across the Midwest."

How has PBR helped as far as recruiting and exposure: "It's gotten my name out to all of the coaches and has given me a chance showcase myself in front of different colleges."

Awards or academic accolades you have received: 2nd Team All State, 1st Team Saginaw Valley, Morning Sun Dream Team.

GPA: 3.45 GPA

Fun Fact (Anything unique about yourself): "I'm a huge teenage mutant ninja turtle fan."


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 Brother Rice 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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