Peyton Wigginton Earns Team Tennessee Roster Spot

By Matt Byrd
TN Director of Scoutingwiggington

There were several impressive performances turned in at last week’s Top Prospect Games event, and Peyton Wigginton certainly didn’t disappoint in earning a roster spot on Team Tennessee for the PBR Future Games July 30-August 1 at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana.

The 6-foot-3, 170-pound lefty from Page HS, using shorter/quick arm action, showed an 81-85 mph fastball that topped at 86 on one occasion. The velocity from the left side quickly opened some eyes, but what was even more interesting was Wigginton’s ability to throw strikes from multiple arm slots. He routinely varied his slots between low-3/4 and high-3/4, and the movement on his fastball varied from cutting action to arm-side run.  Wigginton also showed good feel for his 67-69 mph curveball, striking out a right-handed hitter looking on a back door curveball in his second inning of work.

As stated above, Wigginton will pitch for Team Tennessee at the PBR Future Games. The PBR Future Games is one of the most heavily scouted events in the country with well more than 100 Division I coaches in attendance each year. A total of 14 teams will compete (some states will combine players) this year at the event that will feature Class of 2017 and 2018 players from PBR states.

Class of 2017/2018 players still have the opportunity to earn a roster spot on Team Tennessee by participating in the Underclass Games next Tuesday at MTSU.