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Shooter's Standouts: Future Games Pitching


Shooter Hunt
Vice President, Scouting



Who will be next? This question is circulated each year at the PBR Future Games with regards to which players will “make a name for themselves” throughout the week, and ride that wave towards even greater future success. The event, which is filled with the country’s best uncommitted underclassmen, is the premier proving grounds for future program-changers, and serves as a pseudo convention for hundreds of college coaches looking to fortify their recruiting classes.

As recent as the 2019 PBR Future Games, unassuming and relatively unknown players such as RHP Jackson Jobe (3rd overall, Tigers), C Harry Ford (12th overall, Mariners), RHP Chase Petty (26th overall, Twins), and SS Jackson Merrill (27th overall, Padres) “made names for themselves” before continuing to excel and progress, and ultimately becoming first round draft picks.

So who will be next? This year’s event was jam-packed with elite talent, once again, and the more than 300 college coaches (and a collection of MLB scouts) in attendance were greeted to a buffet of big bats, athletes, and arms. While there are sure to be many more who make an impact at the collegiate level and beyond, below are 25 pitchers who made an impact on MY look at this year’s PBR Future Games:

+ Impact ‘23 Position Players
+ Impact ‘24 Position Players

 

Tore Indomenico LHP / OF / St. Ignatius, IL / 2023

It was a treat watching Indomenico carefully craft out a plan to each hitter that he faced as he toyed with timing while presenting a look at a potential frontline starter at the next level. The moxie of the 6-foot-1, 190-pound more solidly built southpaw was present throughout as he worked predominantly at 85-88, touching 89 mph with the fastball which featured late arm side life. Moving more uptempo through an athletic delivery, Indomenico sits on the back side as he glides down the mound with a fuller arm stroke before getting extension out front with a high ¾ release. Landing both an upper-70s slurve and faded changeup in the low-80s, there is potential for three above average pitches moving forward, and he showcased confidence in each. The changeup, especially, is thrown with confidence, and profiling well of the fastball he utilized it exceptionally well. A quality mover, Indomenico is likely to continue getting better, and it is easy to dream on him starting on the weekends at the next level. He committed to Notre Dame following the event.

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