Team FL Future Games Player Spotlight: 2019 LHP Shawn Rapp



By Mike Maerz
Director of Florida Operations/Area Scout

The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is the premier summer scouting event for uncommitted class of 2019 prospects and select 2020 prospects from our 30-plus state coverage area. Last year, more than 130 colleges from all over the country were in attendance. This one-of-a-kind event will take place on August 2 - August 5 (Wednesday-Saturday) at Grand Park, a state-of-the-art 22-field baseball complex located in Westfield, IN, just north of Indianapolis.

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Leading up the event, we will highlight each member of Team Florida. Today we look at the standout incoming junior 2019 LHP Shawn Rapp of IMG Academy, FL.


Shawn Rapp

Class of 2019 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Delbarton
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: Tri-State Arsenal
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
85 - 86
FB
74 - 75
CB
77 - 78
CH
77 - 78
SL
Position
7.90
60-yard
73
INF Velo
72
OF Velo
80
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

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.

9/19/15 - 6-foot-1, 170 pound OF/LHP with a lean loose athletic projectable body. Athletic outfield actions with a quick release. Aggressive routes. Charges ball and fields through it. Loose athletic infield actions with soft hands and light on his feet. Good accuracy in arm. Ran a 7.9 60. 72 mph OF velocity. 73 mph infield velocity. 78 mph exit bat speed velocity.  On the mound he had a loose working arm at a high ¾ arm slot. Fluid delivery that was in line. Fast ball was 76-78 with some arm side run and glove side cut action. Curve ball was 66-68 mph with a tight ¾ rotation. Repeats delivery and throws a lot of strikes. Good looking young arm.