Super 60 Preview: LHP Eric Lauer (Midview HS/Kent State)


Eric Lauer, LHP, Midview HS (OH)/Kent State

Lauer is a big, lanky prospect that is currently ranked as the top Class of 2013 prospect in Ohio. He will be attending the Super 60 Showcase on Sunday. He uses a low 3/4 to 3/4 arm slot and long, loose arm action to generate a consistent high 80's fastball that runs up into the low 90's. His most effective off-speed pitch is a 72-75 mph slider. His curveball sits at 74 mph and his changeup, which shows some arm side run, consistently sits at 78-79 mph. Lauer originally committed to Kentucky in the spring of 2012, but ultimately flipped to hometown favorite Kent State.