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Team Michigan Future Games Spotlight: Sean O'Keefe, RHP/C

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By Aaron Wilson
PBR Michigan Assistant Scouting Director

On July 30th through August 1st, PBR Michigan will take a select team of players in the Classes of 2017 and 2018 to represent Michigan at the PBR Future Games in Indianapolis at Grand Park.

Players receive exposure unlike any other event for underclassmen. Last year, 100+ colleges from all over the country were in attendance, including coaches from every Division I power conference in the country. Only players who have a legitimate shot at being a Division I recruit and who have an interest in the possibility of making a verbal commitment during their sophomore or junior seasons have been considered.

To view other Future Games Spotlight Articles, click below.
+ Cole Daniels, LHP/1B
+ Zavier Warren, SS/C
+ Nate Jones, OF/RHP
+ Obie Ricumstrict, MIF
+ John Malcom, LHP/1B
+ Brendel Lovell, RHP/OF
+ Spencer Schwellenbach, SS/RHP
+ Sean O'Keefe, RHP/C
+ Blake Dunn, C/RHP
+ Nolan Petroelje, RHP
+ Joey Zontini, 1B
+ Reese Trahey, OF/RHP
+ Jarrod Melle, RHP/1B
+ Shane Easter, OF/SS
+ Justin Campbell, LHP
+ Noah Bloye, OF
+ Luke McGuire, RHP/3B

Visit our scout blog, which includes velocity, pop times and in-depth scouting reports. The blog will be updated throughout the entire spring, with information on top prospects and top performances, click here.

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Team Michigan Future Games Spotlight: Sean O'Keefe, RHP/C

Sean O'Keefe pitchingName: Sean O'Keefe
Position: RHP/C
Class: 2017
Height/Weight: 6-foot-4, 215 pounds
High School: Saline
Summer Team: Motorcity Hitdogs 17u

Past Showcase/In-Game Performances: 
Date: 6/23/15
Scouting Report: 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. 

Date: 3/8/15
Scouting Report: 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.

Date: 2/22/14
Sean O'Keefe hittingScouting Report: 6-foot-3, 205-pound prospect with big, solid frame. From the crouch, he reached a top velocity of 76 mph. Short arm action through high-¾ arm slot. Pop times ranged between 2.19-2.37. Still has room to improve with footwork and direction. Good skill set at early stage. At the plate, he starts in a balanced stance. Short stride. Lower half works. Obvious quickness n his hands. Solid, line drive production. Top exit velocity of 86 mph off the tee. Ran 7.91 60. On the mound, the righty throws through high-¾ arm slot. Some quickness to his arm. Easy effort. Fastball is straight at 77-79 mph. Breaking ball has gradual action with good depth at 61-64 mph. Changeup has some sink to it at 65-66 mph.

Thoughts on being selected to play at the Future Games and represent the state of Michigan: "I am very excited and thankful. This is something I have wanted to do ever since I saw and heard about Trent Theisen playing in the Future Games. This is something you dream about as a kid."

How has PBR helped as far as recruiting and exposure: "They have helped me so much with my recruitment. They were the first people to get me out there in front of coaches. They are also great at showing my improvement year after year. I'm glad I started going to these events each year. I'm excited for my future with them and hopefully attending the Super 60 showcase one day."

Awards or academic accolades you have received: 2 year honor roll

GPA: 3.56 GPA

Fun Fact (Anything unique about yourself): "I also am a Big Ten Football Recruit as a Defensive End. I believe that is unique because you don't see many two-sport guys. Especially with the two very different positions I play in baseball and football."

2015 PBR Future Games: Team Michigan

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Tommy Blitchok MI Grandville 2018 C
Noah Bloye MI Byron Center 2017 OF
Justin Campbell MI Bishop Foley 2017 LHP
Jeff Criswell MI Portage Central 2017 RHP
Cole Daniels MI Saline 2018 LHP
Blake Dunn MI Saugatuck 2017 C
Shane Easter MI Comstock 2017 OF
Nate Jones MI Battle Creek Lakeview 2017 OF
Brenden Lovell MI Vicksburg 2017 RHP
John Malcom MI Detroit Country Day
2018 LHP
Luke McGuire MI Sterling Heights Stevenson 2017 RHP
Jarrod Melle MI Lowell 2017 RHP
Sean O'Keefe MI Saline 2017 RHP
Nolan Petroelje MI Hudsonville 2017 RHP
Obie Ricumstrict MI Mt. Pleasant 2017 SS
Spencer Schwellenbach MI Heritage 2018 SS
Reese Trahey MI Brother Rice 2018 OF
Zavier Warren MI Birmingham Groves 2017 C
Sam Weatherly MI Howell 2017 LHP
Joey Zontini MI Eisenhower 2018 1B

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