Team Michigan Future Games Spotlight: Shane Easter, OF/SS

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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: Shane Easter, OF/SS

Shane EasterName: Shane Easter
Position: OF/SS
Class: 2017
Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 185 pounds
High School: Comstock
Summer Team: HBF Maroons

Past Showcase/In-Game Performances: 
Date: 6/23/15
Scouting Report: 6-foot-1, 185-pound prospect. Athletic actions in the outfield. Gets behind the ball well and aggressive on all throws. Good transfers helped record an 84 mph arm velocity from the outfield. On the infield, quick lateral movements help create funnel through the baseball. Strong 80 mph arm velocity across the diamond and quick transfer on throws. Slight toe tap to long stride. Level to slightly upward swing plane. Line drive approach as barrel stays in zone for a long time. Strong hands, compact swing, 91 mph exit velocity.

Shane EasterDate: 6/17/14
Scouting Report: Big, strong young prospect. Strong athletic arm falls hard to first base side. Fastball has good arm-side run at 83-84 mph. Curveball was best offspeed pitch at 69-71 mph and changeup was 74 mph. Long and lanky build creates good range in the infield. Quick hands and good footwork with his approach on the infield. Ran a 4.62 home to 1st. Gets off his backside well at the plate and creates pop in his bat. Has good plate coverage with ability to hit to all fields. Bat speed registered at 83 mph.

Thoughts on being selected to play at the Future Games and represent the state of Michigan: "I'm thankful to be representing my state in the game I love."

How has PBR helped as far as recruiting and exposure: "PBR has helped me be seen by multiple scouts and provided me with a recruiting website that coaches can access."

Awards or academic accolades you have received: 2 year All-conference Shortstop, 2 year All-Conference Wide Receiver, 1 year All-conference in basketball.

GPA: 3.66 GPA

Fun Fact (Anything unique about yourself): "I won the Macarena."

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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