Player Spotlight: 2020 RHP Jason Savacool (Baldwinsville HS)

Dan Cevette
President, New York

Our "Player Spotlights" will be reserved for any prospect across New York who's abilities on the field have made some noteworthy recent buzz. Possibly a recent event where a Top Performer Spotlight article is just not enough, or maybe a recent commitment to a major program. Whatever it is, I'll (Dan Cevette) be going in-depth on the player spotlighted below with personal insight and honest feedback. Let's get started.

Jason Savacool RHP / OF / Baldwinsville, NY / 2020

Currently the No. 5 ranked player in the NY 2020 class (121 overall nationally) Savacool has attended three PBR events on his resume before being popped by Maryland late this past summer. Our first experience with the wiry righty was at our Preseason event (almost one-year ago this week) and the projection was there, the arm worked, and the spins were tight. Our second opportunity seeing Savacool was at the NYS Games (the states most recruited event of the year) where he broke out. Still lean and wiry but had visibly added some weight, the RHP worked three dominate innings on day one of the games in front of groves of college recruiters. One of the recruiters was the Head Coach of the Maryland baseball team, and evidently he loved what he saw - and who didn't?

He works from a repeatable delivery, tempo is fluid, arm is silky smooth with no restrictions and a ton of hand-speed on the front side when he releases. Arm-slot is at the power 3/4 slot, fastball ranges 84-87 mph with arm-side run due to the release point. Both change-up and curveball have advanced feel, deception, and command. When describing pitching prospects sometimes I refer to the player "being born to pitch", and that's my honest evaluation on Savacool - he's a pitcher.

We hope to see him July 24 at the "Call to the Hall" an event with the top committed players in the state, which is also serves as a qaukifer to the "Northeast Procase" and the "Super60".