Commitment Corner: 2020 RHP Jason Savacool (Baldwinsville HS)


Dan Cevette
President, New York

One of our top articles in the past year 'Commitment Corner' is back with brand new players from all over the Empire State. We have taken the time to sit down and ask these committed prospects a few questions, helping readers have a chance to learn more about each prospects journey. Let's get started.

 

Jason Savacool

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Baldwinsville
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Syracuse SportsZone
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
92
Max FB
89 - 91
FB
77 - 78
CB
80 - 81
CH
82 - 83
SL
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
89 - 91
CB
77 - 78
CH
80 - 81
SL
82 - 83
Position
7.69
60-yard

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PBR:   Tell us all about your recruitment process, when it started, and why you decided to commit to Maryland?

Savacool:  I had a pretty good freshman year on varsity this past spring.  Then, I attended PBR’s New York State Games and had a good showing. Several Division I  schools began communicating with my coaches and offers started coming in shortly after.  I had been recruited by Coach Muscara at St. John’s and when he got the pitching coach position at Maryland, he and Coach Vaughn began recruiting me.  In addition, I was invited to PBR’s Future Games, a Perfect Game tournament, and the Area Code Underclass Games. After throwing five perfect innings in Georgia at Perfect Game, several more schools began recruiting me. I wasn’t planning on committing as early as I did, but after seeing the campus and meeting with the Maryland coaches, I knew that I had found the perfect fit.

PBR:   Looking at your skillset on the baseball field, what would you say your biggest strength at the next-level will be?

Savacool:  All through my recruitment, the most consistent comment I got from coaches was my maturity and intelligence on the mound.  I’d like to think that I am pitcher and not a thrower.  Other than that, what I am most proud of is my ability to command multiple pitches.

PBR:   What’s your No. 1 priority going into the Winter in terms of getting prepared for next spring?

Savacool:  Probably the same as everyone else’s--getting stronger and getting smarter. I love working out and I have gained 12 pounds in about two months since the end of the season. Also, I work with my high school coaches on the mental game and pitching strategies.  On my own, I love watching videos on effective velocity and a number of other topics.

PBR:    Who is your biggest influence when it comes to playing the game of baseball?

Savacool:   My dad. He introduced the game and its many facets to me at a young age. Most pitchers start focusing and breaking down their mechanics when they get into high school but my dad has been helping me break that down since I was a young child, since about 8 or 9 years old. He’s also taught me how to be a pitcher through having me play up a couple levels or talking about the game and how I pitched after it. He’s definitely a big part of why I am able to be answering these questions about my commitment.

PBR:    Prep Baseball Report’s No. 1 goal is to provide players with an unrivaled platform filled with next-level exposure through events and multi-media avenues. What’s your experience been with us?

Savacool:   PBR was the jump-start to my recruitment. Every event I went to was organized well and provided a ton of exposure for me. Every performance at these events was followed by new coaches wanting to contact me and offers from top class schools every time.  I wound up committing to Maryland immediately after the Future Games in Indianapolis.  I want to say a huge thanks to PBR for making my dream of playing at a high level school like Maryland a reality.



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UPCOMING EVENTS


New York Winter Open NY 02/11 Paul Gerry Fieldhouse - Loch Sheldrake, NY
Rising Stars Winter Showcase NY 02/11 Paul Gerry Fieldhouse - Loch Sheldrake, NY
Preseason All-State West (NYS Games Trials) NY 02/19 Pinnacle Sports Campus - Victor, NY
Preseason All-State Downstate (NYS Games Trials) NY 02/21 House Of Sports - Ardsley, NY
Preseason All-State East (NYS Games Trials) NY 02/22 All-Star Academy - Latham, NY
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