Royal Palm Beach Prepares For The Upcoming Season



By Rob Sidwell
Florida Scouting Director

As Royal Palm Beach High School prepares for the 2015 season, the team scrimmaged this past Friday which normally is routine for most high school programs, however when you have a high level prospect like Tristan McKenzie, even a routine scrimmage can attract Major League scouts. Such was the case last Friday.

Tristan McKenzie (Royal Palm Beach, 2015) threw three innings and looked as though he was ready. He is a 6-foot-5, 160 pound right-hander with a tall loose lean, very projectable body. Similar to former Red Sox hurler, Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd. He has a very loose, very easy working arm with a high ¾ slot. His fastball had good down tilt at 88-92 mph with some run and occasional sink. The curve ball had ¾ tilt with depth at 75-77 mph. A solid avg ML pitch. The change up had the same action as the fast ball with good arm speed. Avg ML pitch that will improve with reps. Good feel for pitching. Threw all three pitches for strikes. The Vandy commit and 4th ranked player in Florida has a very high ceiling whose stuff will even get better with physical maturity. Has a chance to have three plus pitches. Could be a high 2015 draft.  

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