RHP Levine No Longer 'Middle Of The Pack'

Bruce Hefflinger
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RHP Levine No Longer 'Middle Of The Pack'

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Jack Levine RHP / 1B / Dennis Yarmouth Regional, MA / 2021

YARMOUTH PORT, Ma. - The idea of playing college baseball did not exist for Jack Levine until a growth spurt in eighth grade. The Top Prospect Games are helping make it realistic.

“I was never anything crazy with baseball,” Levine admitted. “But once I gained weight and grew a few inches I became more dominant on the field and started thinking I could be a college baseball player.

“I was just ‘middle of the pack’ in Little League, not too big and not too small,” the incoming junior at Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School continued. “Then I hit a growth spurt in eighth grade. I was 5-10 and then at the end of eighth I was 6-2. Now I’m nearing 6-5.”

Schools such as Connecticut, Rhode Island, Richmond and Hartford all took notice in the 6-4 210-pound right-handed pitcher during the TPGs at the CT Sportsplex in North Branford, Ct. back in June

“A ton of college coaches I haven’t talked to were there and I got a lot of camp invites,” Levine explained. “There were a ton more kids there than I expected and everyone there was good. I thought I did pretty well. I did give up a home run, but I felt pretty good. My changeup was really going, everyone liked that. Playing in front of all the coaches and the exposure I got was great.”

While the changeup from the 64th-ranked New England 2021 player stood out at the event, there was more that coaches in attendance came away impressed with about Levine.

“They like how passionate I am about baseball,” Levine noted. “They like how much I enjoy it and how much of a team player I am.”

It has been part of his development as a player.

“Over the past two years I’ve improved a lot,” Levine said. “Obviously my velocity has gone up, but I’ve also developed a change and a curve over the past year.”

That has the 10th-ranked uncommitted 2021 in New England thinking big when it comes to the game of baseball, something he did not do a few years back.

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