Mason Buss
Mason Buss
Mason Buss
Mason Buss

CLASS OF 2022

RHP
OF

Mason
Buss

Arrowhead (HS) • WI
6-0 • 170LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Hitters

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9/13/20

The junior recently committed to Kansas State and was the first member of Team Wisconsin’s PBR Future Games squad to announce his verbal intention. Buss is developing a reputation as one of the state’s most competitive 2022 arms with his inherent feel to pitch and simple, low-effort mid-80s stuff. We’ve seen Buss up into the upper-80s, but he was more 84-85 mph this past weekend throughout his five dominant innings. His fastball is a straight four-seam type that he’s demonstrated a feel to locate, and he mixes in a slurve-y breaking ball to earn his swings and misses – which he did often on Saturday. Buss struck out 13 batters in five innings while walking only one and he pitched over four hits, a couple of which came in the first and he never looked back. His pitchability is a separator amongst his 2022 peers, and it’ll be interesting to watch him further develop after an important offseason.

8/25/20

Verbally commits to Kansas State.

3/15/20

Positional Profile: RHP; One of the state's top-ranked sophomore arms.
Body: 6-foot-0, 170-pounds. Strong, athletic build.
Delivery: Athletic on the mound, repeatable tall/fall type delivery, shoulders stay level, lands square to target and works linear to the plate. Maintains a smooth rhythm throughout motion.
Arm Action: RH. Short and loose arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T86, 85-86 mph. Clean out the hand. Plays straight with slight arm-side run at times.
CB: 70-74 mph. 11/5 shape with depth. Sharp action, easy feel to spin. 
CH: 73-77 mph. Thrown with near fastball arm speed. Firm.  

9/13/19

+ 2022 RHP Mason Buss (Arrowhead HS, WI) was impressive in his start for the Hitters 2022 squad, and pounded the bottom of the zone with a fastball that featured some late life to the arm side at 80-82. The athletic, 6-foot, 160-pound right-hander also showed feel for a breaking ball with depth at 70-72 along with a faded changeup in the low 70s for strikes. The arm works short and quick, and the ball jumped on hitters, and he will likely see a significant velocity jump in the near future.

6/25/19

5-foot-11, 160-pound right-handed pitcher who started on the mound against STiKS-Black on Thursday. Athletic build, throws from a high ¾ arm slot with arm action that is long and loose. Side-step rocker who finishes his delivery by landing with his front foot square. Fastball played mostly straight and had life, sat 81-82 mph, topped 83 mph. Curveball had 11/5 shape and was 67-68 mph. Pitched five innings giving up two runs and striking out six.

3/03/19

Positional Profile: RHP/INF 
Body: 5-foot-11, 160-pounds. Lean projectable frame.
Delivery: Side step rocker, medium lift, slightly across body.
Arm Action: RH. Loose live arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T82, 80-81 mph. Flashed run to arm side, showed feel for the zone.
CB: 68-70 mph. 11/5 shape.
CH: 71-72 mph. Near fastball arm action, occasional fade action.

3/03/19

Body: 5-foot-11, 160-pounds. Lean projectable frame.
Positional Profile: RHP/INF 
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60. 
Hit: RHH. Open stance, slightly crouched, short stride, loads hands back. Loose hands creates compact bat speed, short path level through the baseball.
Power: 75 mph exit velocity from the tee. 
Defense: Feet play through the baseball, glove work rolls over to the baseball.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Arm showed carry across the infield, long loose action, high 3/4 slot.

6/20/18

5-foot-11, 135-pound, right-handed two-way prospect. On the mound, long arm action, some looseness, ¾ slot. Drop and drive delivery, lands toe open, falls off first base side. Fastball, run action, commanded, sat 74-75. Curveball, 12/6 shape, feel for, 63-67. Changeup, mostly straight, 63-66. Offensively, balanced setup, short stride, maintains balance. Long, controlled barrel path through zone, uses whole field, 77 mph exit velocity. Ran a 7.82 60. Defensively, long, clean arm action, high ¾ slot, fluid footwork, clean exchanges, 72 mph from the outfield. 

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