Unsigned Senior Showcase Spotlight: SS/3B Justin Kratz

By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

Uncommitted seniors often begin to get a little uneasy at this point in the early fall. With the early signing period looming in November a general attitude of unrest tends to settle in if the right school has not come calling for them.

Following the completion of the Fall College Prospect Program this group will have its opportunity to stand out on a day set aside for uncommitted seniors to display their talent in front of those schools that are still looking to fill their recruiting needs for the fall of 2015.

Justin KratzThe 2014 Unsigned Senior Showcase will take place on October 18 at the Keystone State Baseball Academy (formerly B2B Baseball Academy) in Manheim, PA. This event continues to grow in popularity and in its ability to help match available seniors with college programs that have needs. Over the past two years 26 of 38 prospects have gone on to make college commitments with several others attempting to walk on and make college rosters this fall.

As the roster begins to fill for this year's event we will spotlight each of the prospects scheduled to participate in advance of October 18.

SS/3B Justin Kratz (William Allen)

Kratz is a 6-foot, 175-pound SS/3B that has also shown ability on the mound during the course of his high school career. The uncommitted senior hit .270 with nine stolen bases and posted a 3.39 ERA in 31 innings pitched as a sophomore. Kratz followed up that performance by being named a 1st Team Lehigh Valley Conference all-star in 2014 as a junior.