Future Games Spotlight: Garret Acton

By Ryan Quigley
Illinois Scouting Director

The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is a one-of-a-kind event featuring the top 2016 prospects from across our 10 state coverage area. This year taking place at Grand Park in Westfield, IN from July 31-August 2, hundreds of scouts from across the country will fill the stands to watch some of the top uncommitted 2016 prospects across our coverage area.

Last year’s Illinois Class of 2015 Future Games Team has already seen thirteen Division 1 commitments from that roster. Over the next several weeks we will begin to unveil prospects who have been selected to participate in this year's event with a brief history and bio of the player and what we can expect from him at the PBR Future Games.

Name: Garret Acton
High School: Lemont
Graduating Class: 2016
Position: RHP
Height: 6-0
Weight: 195

State: 19
Overall: 115

Garrett ActonIllinois class 3A State Champion Lemont HS boasted the state’s best pitcher in LSU-bound Jake Latz, but they also featured 2016 prospect Garret Acton, who transferred over from Brother Rice for his sophomore season.  Acton provided a solid number three pitcher for Lemont behind Latz and fellow southpaw Charlie Wright.  The bulldog right-hander went 5-2 on the mound for the Indians, allowing 46 hits in 51.2 innings, striking out 48 and walking 21.  Acton has seen his fastball touch 89 mph this summer on the showcase circuit, generally sitting between 85-87 mph with late life.  His short, high ¾ arm action is deceptive, and he challenges hitters with his fastball which appears harder at times.  His short slider sat 70-72 mph early this spring, and has been up to 74-75 this summer with added power and late tilt.  Acton also shows the ability to throw his 77-79 mph changeup for strikes with some bottom when he doesn’t push it.  Acton is intriguing because he possesses arm strength and still does not look physically matured.  He plays his summer ball for the Illinois Sparks.

Current Team Illinois Roster

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Garrett Acton IL Lemont 2016 RHP
Brandon Bossard IL Nazareth Academy 2016 SS
Ben Brecht IL New Trier 2016 LHP
Matt Burch IL Warren 2016 SS
Cal Coughlin IL Carmel 2016 3B
Joe Dittmar IL Richmond Burton 2016 3B
Andrew Dyke IL Brother Rice 2016 OF
Dylan Gilbert IL St. Ignatius 2016 OF
Brenden Heiss IL Jacobs 2016 RHP
Ryan Hodgett IL St. Francis 2016 RHP
Brady Huffman IL Genoa Kingston 2016 RHP
Cooper Johnson IL Carmel Catholic 2016 C
AJ Lewis IL Mount Carmel 2016 C
Brad Littleton IL Coal City 2016 RHP
Cole Miller IL York 2016 LHP
Jack Molnar IL Fremd 2016 OF
Joe Santoro IL Carmel 2016 LHP
Bobby Seymour IL Mount Carmel 2017 1B
Jake Snider IL Champaign Central 2016 2B/MIF

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