Prep Baseball Report

Player Spotlight: OF Gage McCutcheon (Olathe East, 2016)

Shon Plack
Kansas Scouting Director

Gage McCutcheon (Olathe East, 2016) is a 6-foot-2 180-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. At the Class of 2016 Games on Aug. 5, McCutheon recorded the top velo from the out field at 85 mph. 

McCutcheon has an 86 mph exit velo and runs a 7.15 60.  At the plate, he has a smooth load, leg kick and flat bat path.  During batting practice, he his mostly line drives to the middle/pull side.
In the out field, McCutcheon worked behind the ball and plays through the catch.  He has an over-the-top release, with loose arm action, making mostly accurate throws.  

Here is a look inside the recruitment of Gage McCutcheon.

PBR: Are you looking for anything in particular in a school?  (Example:  high academics, certain academic program, local, etc.).

McCutcheon: I am looking for a school where I can become a better player and where academics is important to the coaches.  I am leaning towards majoring in engineering, but I’m really wide open about it.

PBR: How did you do your sophomore year?  What were your high school statistics?  And how did your team do?  Name some players that will play a key role for your team in 2016.

McCutcheon: Our team started out real well last year and then hit a wall the second half of the season.  The team had a lot of seniors and playing time wasn’t what I’d hoped for.  I played real well defensively and will get more chances at the plate next year.  Key players next year will be Austin Weiler, Kurt Paldino, Daulton East and Jack Hiller.

PBR: What are your goals for your senior season?

McCutcheon: I’m working to gain strength and increase my speed during the offseason. My goals are to win conference and get to state for the school year.

PBR: What travel team do you play for?  Are you playing fall ball with a team?

McCutcheon: I play for the KC Barnstormers, including this fall.

PBR: Do you play any other sports?

McCutcheon: No, I’ve only played baseball for the last couple of years.

PBR: What are your ACT and GPA?

McCutcheon: I scored a 28 on the ACT and my GPA is 3.3.

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