Elite Prospect Showcase Spotlight: 2019 RHP Jake Pothering



By Greg Williams
Pennsylvania / West Virginia Director of Scouting

Jake PotheringJust two days remain until PBR Pennsylvania's Elite Prospect Showcase on October 29th at Keystone State Baseball Academy in Manheim. Today, we continue a series of previews on prospects who will be in attendance, as we highlight Schuylkill Haven HS 2019 RHP Jake Pothering.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound primary pitcher sat 83-86 from a high 3/4 arm slot at a recent PBR event in October. Pothering showed a long arm motion in the back with the ability to get over his front leg with regularity. He commanded his fastball down in the zone with some sink. Pothering's two-seam fastball sat 81-82 with cut action and his 66 mph curveball displayed 11/5 rotation. He has a tendency to get around the curveball leading to some sweeping action. The sophomore also displayed an advanced feel for his changeup that sat 70-72 with late fade. A combination of his current size and a feel for four pitches makes Pothering a high follow among right-handed pitchers in this class.

For a complete event roster as of today, click here. Pothering will be one of 27 pitchers scheduled to toe the rubber on Saturday. Click here for a pitching rotation for all pitchers scheduled to throw a bullpen.

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