Commitment Spotlight: '19 Evan Maass, RHP, Minnetonka


Andy Judkins
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

 

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Evan Maass

Class of 2019 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Minnetonka
    State: MN
  • Summer Team: MN Starters
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
84 - 86
FB
70 - 73
CB
(10/21/18)
77 - 79
CH
(10/21/18)
71 - 73
SL
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
85 - 86
CB
70 - 73
CH
77 - 79
Position
7.38
60-yard
77
INF Velo
82
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

10/21/18- 6-foot-1, 190-pound right-handed throwing pitcher.  Strong athletic frame. Good balanced delivery. Gets down mound with extension out front.  Throws from ¾ arm slot with decent arm action. Fastball is heavy and straight and sat 85-86 mph.  Slider has 10/4 break and tight with good spin at 70-73 mph. Change-up has good fade action and has some firmness thrown at 77-79 mph.  Recent University of San Francisco commit.

8/19/18- 6-foot-1, 190-pound right-handed throwing pitcher.  Athletic frame.  Balanced smooth delivery.  Slight pause behind body with arm after hand break.  Good direction down mound.  Throws from ¾ arm slot.  Fastball is heavy at 84-86 mph with arm side run.  Slider is 71-73 mph with decent shape and spin.  Change-up is 76-77 mph with fade action. 

7/5/18 - 6-foot-1, 185-pound right-handed pitcher, lean frame with upside. Easy delivery repeats well and stays balanced, low effort. Arm action is clean, high ¾ slot. Fastball showed finish in the zone, easy life, 85-87 mph. Flashed changeup at 75 mph in one inning stint.

10/24/16- 6-foot-1, 170-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. On mound; lean athletic build, slight tuck and turn at balance point, hides ball from hitter, with body control and direction to plate. Pie arm action with good quickness and extension out front. Fastball was 81-83 mph late cutting action at the plate. Curveball is above avg. with quality depth, sharp break, and consistent 11/5 shape. Changeup is firm with avg. action; but works bottom of zone well with command. 7.38 runner. Square stance, body load, leans back at contact, lift in swing plane, spray contact across field, 82 mph exit velocity. Solid athlete, avg. actions and glove, has accuracy and carry to bag, 77 mph arm strength. Strong Follow in MN 2019 class.


Videos

(10/21/18)




 

 

PBR: Why did you choose the school you did?

Maass: I chose the school because of how well it fit with what I was looking for. It was a great location, awesome coaching staff, great education, and an amazing baseball program. It seemed like the right fit right away.

PBR: What other schools were you considering?

Maass: I had considered schools such as the University of Minnesota, University of St. Thomas, Northwestern University, and some other mid to major Division 1 schools.

PBR: Where did the coaching staff first see you? How did your relationship develop with him?

Maass: Coach Hiserman first saw me at an Elite workout in the fall of this year. We both connected right away together on calls over the phone, and he ended up coming to see me again in person soon after. He taught me some really great lessons and helped explain the culture of USF really well, and that’s what got us closer.

PBR: Do you feel relieved now that the process is over and you can just focus on baseball and not deal with everything that goes into picking a school?

Maass: I am extremely relieved that the decision is over. I’m super excited about my choice. Now I can focus on getting better, and I’m very optimistic about this upcoming season for my team at Minnetonka.

PBR: Was there one deciding factor that put your choice over the top?

Maass: The deciding factor to me was really the coaching staff. They all seemed to really care about me and making sure I was comfortable with my choice. Even just talking about the everyday life there was a good insight into what they do for the players there every day. They not only like to develop the players to be great baseball players, but as great people as well.

PBR: Who has helped you the most to get to where you are today?

Maass: I think my dad has gotten me to where I am today. He not only helped me through this process of choosing a school but has helped me through the process of my whole baseball career. He has helped me become a better player, and a better team member to be the best baseball player and leader that I can be.

PBR: What were your expectations about the recruiting process? Was it easy/difficult?

Maass: My expectations were that it was going to be extremely difficult. It was at some points, but I think with the help of Justin Musil, my recruiting coordinator, it would have been ten times harder. I had to trust his process, and it ultimately was the best decision I could have made for my recruiting process. I think the one thing people should know is that it’s not always going to be the best fit for you, even when you want it to be. You will know it’s the school for you when it comes along.

PBR: What plans does the coaching staff have in store for you in your freshman season?

Maass: From what we have talked about my freshman season will mostly consist of me working as a match-up pitcher. Getting some innings in when I’m needed and finish off games when I’m doing well. Then I will probably be doing some work with a summer league after the season ends.

PBR: What is your most memorable baseball moment to date?

Maass: My most memorable baseball moment was when our team got to the State Championship last season. It was incredible to be able to go and cheer on my team from the bull pen in Target Field. Seeing the stadium and warming up next to some of the Boston Red Sox players was also an added bonus to that whole experience. And for them to go on and win the World Series was very cool.

PBR: Who is the best player that you have competed against?

Maass: I think the best player I’ve had to compete against was Drew Gilbert. I never personally had to hit against him, but he definitely had a good outing that championship game and was probably the best we saw all year.