2017 Player Spotlight: 3B/RHP Lane Casto

By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

Lane Casto was an every day starter for the Ripley Vikings as a sophomore in 2015. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound 3B/RHP helped lead his team to a final ranking of No. 4 in the PBR Elite Eight in Class AAA. Casto is one of talented Vikings that return to make Ripley a team to watch heading into the 2016 season.

Casto showcased solid two way abilities at the WV Top Prospect Games in August and appears primed for a breakout junior campaign. The right-handed hitter starts from a square stance. A leg lift stride initiates his swing producing a bat exit velocity of 83 mph. Casto went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three stolen bases on day two of the event. The two-way prospect ran a 6.94 60-yard dash and displayed a 71 mph arm across the diamond. Casto sat 77-79 from a high 3/4 arm slot with heavy arm-side run to his fastball. The junior also flashed a 63 mph curveball with 11/5 rotation and a 76 mph changeup during his time on the mound.