Digging In: Jupiter Day 2 Notebook


Sean Duncan
Executive Director

Prep Baseball Report’s national scouting staff is in Jupiter, FL, for the 2017 World Wood Bat Championship. Executive Director Sean Duncan, National Crosschecker Shooter Hunt and National Supervisor Nathan Rode are posting separate notebooks with information on what they saw each day. To see all content from Jupiter, click here.

JUPITER, FL - Steady rain wiped out most of Friday’s action, but not all was lost during Day 2 of the WWBA World Championships.

Of the handful of games played, 2019 RHP/SS Sanson Faltine III (Ft. Bend Travis HS, TX) was a clear standout with his true two-way abilities. The highly athletic 6-foot-2, 180-pound Texas recruit did it all in leading the Banditos Scout Team to a 7-2 victory over Baseball U.

On the mound, the right-hander tossed a five-hitter in his 92-pitch complete game. Faltine was consistently around the zone with his fastball-slider combination, throwing 68 percent strikes while striking out seven and walking two.

The live-bodied Faltine is a wiry, loose athlete with long limbs and plenty of room for continued physical development. He works with a confident bounce, gets into his delivery quickly, and consistently repeats with tempo and rhythm. His fastball sat in the 87-88 range, topping at 89, with some arm-side finish through the zone. Faltine throws his slider with confidence, as he filled up the lower half of the zone at 72-76 mph.

Faltine maintained his composure throughout, despite yielding a no-doubt two-run homer to 2018 C Patrick Winkel (Amity HS, CT) in the first inning.

While Faltine’s current stuff is advanced ...

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