RHP/OF Mitchell Machi Makes a Big Move in the Rankings

Mitchell Machi

Mitchell Machi (North Allegheny), the No. 14 ranked player in the Class of 2014, shined as a two-way threat at the Pennsylvania Top Prospect Classic in August. Machi began the night by taking an electric round of batting practice, repeatedly driving balls to and off of the wall in left field. He followed his offensive performance up by showcasing the top outfield arm of the event at 85mph. He then went on to work two solid innings on the mound for the white team topping at 86mph with his fastball. His performance at this event along with his continued success this fall has seen Machi jump 18 spots in the most recent PBR Pennsylvania rankings.

This fall Machi is playing for the Allegheny Pirates, run by Fred Albert. Albert puts together an aggressive schedule on a yearly basis that has the Pirates traveling to one or more college campuses a weekend to showcase the abilities of Western Pennsylvania baseball players. According to Machi, "We have played, or will play at many of the colleges that I plan to apply to, or very near them. The Pirates schedule has given me the chance to see many of those schools' campuses and baseball facilities to see if they will be a good fit for me."

Machi plans to take his PSAT's, SAT's and ACT's by the end of October while he also hits the books hard. With a solid sophomore season under his belt, Machi will turn his attention to his junior year after a fall and winter of training and getting even stronger.

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PA Top Prospect Games 2012