Player Spotlight: RHP Grant Upton

Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

Grant Upton

Class of 2018 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: University Lab
    State: LA
  • Summer Team: Marucci Cubs
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Max FB
84 - 88
80 - 81
79 - 81

Scouting Report

Athletic 6-foot-3. 200-pound frame, strong, durable build, long limbs with room to add strength. Medium, clean arm stroke into high-3/4 release with quick arm speed and normal effort. Quick, upbeat tempo to the delivery with fluid rhythm, level shoulders, in-line direction, lands square and finishes athletic. A  proven strike thrower, he repeats his delivery extremely well, while also using a strong front side and long levers to create deception, hiding the release point well. Fastball sat 84-88 mph showing downward angle with heavy sinking action and late life to the arm side. Breaking ball showed 10/4 shape, flashing tight spin with depth, deception and sharp, late break at 79-81 mph. Also showed a changeup with fastball arm speed and fading action at 80-81 mph.


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