Mack Ade – Jake Brentz, Andrew Dunlap, ACC-TV, the 2013 Pitcher/Catcher Indoor Showcase
You know how these showcases work. Someone comes along and sits in the 91-94 range, everyone at PG tweets about them, and all of a sudden we have a new pitcher going up the mocks. Saturday, Feb 9th it was Parkway South HS (MO) LHP Jake Brentz who wowed them at the 2013 Pitcher/Catcher Indoor Showcase, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Up until then, only one mock (Sully) had him listed at all and that was at the 95th slot. Watch what happens now.
Right behind Brentz will be Westbury HS (TX) RHP, 5-11 Andrew Dunlap, who topped off at 96 at the same showcase. I don’t have Dunlap listed anywhere, though PG grades him at a ‘10’, with a 7.08-60, an 88-C, and a 1.83 Pop.
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) announced that they would have a record 105 baseball games broadcast on either regular television or ESPN3. One school, Georgia Tech, will be chosen for 29 of these games. It’s a school record and a big reason why high school seniors like Adrean High School (IN) RHP and www.macksmets.blogspot.com writer, Zac Ryan, has verbally committed to the Yellow Jackets. GT is currently ranked 12th pre-season and goes into the season with draft prospects IF Mott Hyde, OF Brandon Thomas, RHP Buck Farmer, and OF Daniel Palka. Other ACC teams with impressive amounts of televised games and draft prospects are Florida State (28 – SS Justin Gonzalez), NC State (23 – 2014 top prospects LHP Carlos Rodon, IF Trea Turner) and North Carolina (18 – 3B Colin Moran).
the 2013 Pitcher/Catcher Indoor Showcase –
2014 Storm Rynard (MO) showing a very fast arm and a 90 FB
2014 catcher Tanner Gragg (KS) showing a big arm behind the plate at 83 mph
2013 Minnesota commit Matt Fiedler (MN) looking very good and sitting 89-91 mph with his fastball
2013 RHP Ethan Landon (SD) looking very good and touched 90 mph with his fastball! KState commit
Devin Williams (2013 RHP Florissant, MO) sitting 92-93 very quick arm, repeats delivery
2014 Lincoln Henzman (KY) sitting 88-89 mph with his fastball!
2013 LHP Jake Brentz (IL) with multiple 94s nothing below 91. Arm really works
2013 SS JP Crawford (Lakewood, CA) highlights 1st group of BP with back-to-back-to-back HRs to pullside
Andrew Dunlap just took down the record. Now it’s 95 mph.
We have a new velo record at PG Indoor 2013 RHP Andrew Dunlap (TX) topped out at 96 mph
Patrick Ebert @PGPatrickEbert
2014 RHP Alex Lange may have had best breaking ball I saw today so far PG Indoor with lots of upside… Very easy to dream on Ethan Landon – easy 88-90 very projectable… I thought Devin Williams had the best performance on the day so far, just plain dealing… C Tanner Gragg showed a very impressive arm today… C Chad Spanberger had a couple of good cuts against some quality arms, big boy too, LH hitter…
Todd Gold @TGold_PG
Chris Rivera workout pop times: 1.73, 1.76, 1.77
2013 RHP Carlos Salazar (Kerman, CA) goes 4 up/4 down showcase IP. Worked 94-95, touched 96, cutter @ 90-92. Changeup 84-87, CB up to 79.
Real promising development: 2013 LHP Ian Clarkin (San Diego, CA) CB was 74-78 today, K’d JP Crawford swinging w it
Found a new lefty I like: 2013 LHP Gabe Speier (Santa Barbara, CA). Cruised @ 88-90 with good command, arm works, projects. 74 CB, 77 SL