FL Underclass Games Player Spotlight: 2019 LHP/1B Shawn Rapp

By Mike Maerz
Director of Florida Operations/Area Scout 

On June 7th the PBR Florida Underclass Games will take place at the University of South Florida which will feature some of the top prospects from the 2019-2021 classes from throughout the state. Leading up to the event, we will highlight some of the prospects who will be in attendance through reports and video. Today we take a look at 2019 LHP/1B Shawn Rapp of IMG Academy, FL.

Shawn Rapp LHP / 1B / IMG Academy, FL / 2019

01/21/17- The 6-foot-1, 170-pound LHP/1B shows a smooth, easy short arm swing. The velocity isn’t there yet with the fastball ranging 76-78 mph, but has above average to plus command down in the zone to both sides of the plate. Also showed the ability to really spin the slider at 72 mph and a feel for a changeup at 74 mph. He also showcased a sidearm slot adding to the deception. He shows an above average feel for three pitches and the stuff should improve with age, strength and innings. Offensively, the right handed hitter shows quality separation and an aggressive approach. He shows a short, strong swing with an exit velocity of 80 mph.