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Michigan Insider: On the Recruiting Trail - Sean O'Keefe, RHP/C

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Michigan Insider: On the Recruiting Trail - Sean O'Keefe, RHP/C

Sean O'KeefeName: Sean O'Keefe
Position: RHP/C
Grade: 2017
Height/Weight: 6-foot-4, 215-pounds
High School: Saline
Ranking: 21st in Michigan's 2017 recruiting class


6-foot-5, 215-pound, two-way prospect. Strong bodied athlete with raw pull power. Quiet approach at the plate with a small leg lift and drop load while throwing his hips through the zone. Popped a 2.08 to second base. On the mound rocks back before delivering with max effort over the top. His fastball sat 80-82 mph along with a slow, late breaking curve 64-67 mph and 68-70 mph change up with similar arm speed as the fastball.

6-foot-4, 215-pound prospect. Aggressive load with quick swing and explosive bat speed. Showcased pull side power with 94 mph exit velocity. Big target that receives well. Quick transfer but footwork takes him away from gaining ground towards second base. Recorded a best pop time of 1.93. Strong presence on the mound with good tempo. Aggressive delivery. Off balanced finish caused for some control issues. Fastball has occasional arm side action at 82-85 mph. Curveball shows late break at 63 mph and changeup cuts late at 62 mph.

6-foot-3, 215-pound prospect. 3/4 arm action with a smooth fluid delivery. Fastball shows good arm side run at 83-84 mph. Curveball shows late break at 65-66 mph and changeup with cut action at 67-69 mph. Creates a great frame for pitchers to throw to. Receives and blocks at a high level with arm strength behind the plate. Pop time of 1.99-2.12. Creates big time bat speed with a short hand in an aggressive approach at the plate. Bat speed registered at 94 mph.

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