Unsigned Senior Spotlight: C Seth Roadcap



By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

Seth RoadcapSeth Roadcap shined at the WV Open ID Showcase in July. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound catcher has prototypical size for the position and ran a solid 7.38 60-yard dash. Roadcap showcased sound receiving and blocking skills along with pop times of 1.94-2.01 on throws of 79 mph out of the crouch. The right-handed hitter utilized a slightly open stance and an explosive lower half to create a bat exit velocity of 82 mph. Roadcap's hands work well and he gets to extension on a regular basis.

Roadcap is currently ranked No. 9 in the West Virginia Class of 2014 and is uncommitted. According to Roadcap, "I have made visits to Point Park University, California University of Pennsylvania, and Potomac State College. I am also going to visit Seton Hill University, Roane State Community College, and Methodist University in North Carolina."

Steve Roadcap, Seth's father, is currently a Cincinnati Reds scout and formally managed minor league baseball in the Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners and Philadelphia Phillies organizations. Seth has been able to lean on his father for advice during the recruiting process. "My father and I have talked a lot about going to college throughout my senior year. Academics was the first thing that we talked about. Second was being able to compete to play my freshman year. We also discussed finding a fundamentally sound, structured program that will work with me to be a better player and person. We both also feel that it is important to be around a winning atmosphere."

While Roadcap does not have a time frame for making a decision, his skill set and the fact that he is a strong student (3.5 GPA), makes Roadcap one of the top prospects still available in West Virginia. 

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