Player Spotlight: RHP/SS Bradey Welsh (Marshfield, 2015)

Shon Plack
Prep Baseball Report-Missouri

Bradey Welsh (Marshfield, 2015) is a strong, athletic 6-foot-1, 155-pound right-handed pitcher. On August 17, at the Class of 2015 Prospect Games, Welsh posted the highest velocity of the event with a high ¾ delivery and lightning quick arm speed. Bradey throws with regular effort, has smooth rhythm, and stays level with his shoulders. Welsh had a fastball velocity range of 87-90 MPH with run and sink. His curveball was at 72-76 MPH with 11/5 tilt and late break. Bradey also displayed a splitter that ranged from 77-78 MPH with near fastball arm speed and good sink.

At shortstop, Welsh has fluid footwork and a quick clean exchange. with a position velo of 85 MPH. At the plate, Welsh had a slightly open setup with a smooth load. He has fast bat speed and cuts off a bit in his finish. Bradey has some pop and produces gap-to-gap line drives with backspin. He had an exit velo of 87 MPH.

Welsh aslo posted the top velo at the Ozark ID on July 15 at Drury University in Springfield. Here is a look into what is going on with Welsh and his recruiting process. 

PBR: What schools have expressed interest in you?

Welsh: Jefferson College, Johnson County Community College, Crowder, Drury, Central Missouri, Rockhurst, Eastern Illinois, Hutchinson Community College and University of Oklahoma

PBR:  Have you taken any visits, or have any visits scheduled in the near future? If so, what schools, and how recently?

Welsh: I recently visited Johnson County and Jefferson College. A few other coaches have contacted me about making some visits to their schools as well. 

PBR: Are you looking for anything in particular in a school? (Example: high academics, certain academic program, local, etc.)

Welsh: I would like the school to have a strong baseball program and high academic expectations of their players.

PBR: How did you do your junior year? What were your high school statistics? And how did your team do?

Welsh: My junior year started off great for me and my team. We finished the season with a winning record and second in our conference. For me personally, I was hitting and playing well until I ended up missing a few games because of a minor knee injury. This kept me from finishing as well as I would have liked.

PBR: What are you goals for your senior season?

Welsh: My goals are to improve on all my stats, especially my pitching velocity and ERA. I would also like to hit with more power and increase my batting average. Another goal for me is to be a leader for my teammates on and off the field.

PBR: What travel team do you play for? Are you playing fall ball with a team?

Welsh: I played for the Midwest Warducks this summer.  This Fall I’m playing on the Royals Elite team and the SABA Senior Elite team.

PBR: Do you play any other sports?

Welsh: I play on my high school basketball team.

PBR: What are your ACT and GPA?

Welsh: I scored a 19 on my ACT and have a 3.3 GPA. I will be taking the ACT a couple more times to hopefully improve my score.

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