Team Ohio Future Games Spotlight: Alex Theis, LHP/OF

By Dylan Hefflinger
Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout 

On July 30th through August 1st, PBR Ohio will take a select team of players in the Classes of 2017 and 2018 to represent Ohio at the PBR Future Games in Indianapolis at Grand Park.

Players receive exposure unlike any other event for underclassmen. Last year, 100+ colleges from all over the country were in attendance, including coaches from every Division I power conference in the country. Only players who have a legitimate shot at being a Division I recruit and who have an interest in the possibility of making a verbal commitment during their sophomore or junior seasons have been considered.

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+ Peyton Deats, LHP
+ Bryce Borton, OF
+ Juan Broom, RHP
+ Tyler Wardwell, SS
+ Connor McMurry, RHP
+ Tommy Bell, SS/OF
+ Brandon DeHass, C
+ Alex Theis, LHP/OF
+ Brendan Regan, MIF
+ Ryan Christy, SS/OF
+ Cade Pipoly, MIF/OF

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Team Ohio Future Games Spotlight: Alex Theis, LHP/OF

Alex TheisName: Alex Theis
Position: LHP/OF
Class: 2017
Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 190 pounds
High School: New Riegel
Summer Team(s): Great Lake Prospects

Past Showcase/In-Game Performances:
Date: 11/2/14
Scouting Report: 6-foot-1, 190-pound average build. On the mound the southpaw has a good lower half and hides the ball well on his lift. Throws from a easy high-¾ slot with fastball sitting 81-84 mph. Shows really good feel of his breaking ball at 74-75 mph with a good sharp 1/7 break and depth to it. Alex also showcased a good changeup at 75-77 mph with good arm speed.

Date: 6/24/14
Scouting Report: 6-foot, 180-pound athletic body frame. Defensively he shows athletic footwork, doing a good job of playing through the baseball on ground balls, he comes from a clean ¾ slot but can improve carry on his throws by incorporating a crow hop that reaches a top velocity of 82 mph. Left-handed hitter starts from a wider, balanced set up. He uses a smooth hands back to shoulder trigger, does a good job using both sides of the field, gets good extension after contact on follow through. He ran a 4.38 down the line. On the mound the lefty uses a clean arm action with average armspeed coming from a ¾ slot. His delivery requires regular effort. He was mostly up in the zone with his command and release point on this occasion. His fastball ranged from 78-82 mph with some natural tail movement. Curveball showed signs of being sharp at times and was consistently thrown at 74 mph. His changeup showed similar action as his fastball at 70-71 mph.

Thoughts on being selected to play in PBR's Future Games and representing the great state of Ohio: "It was an honor to be selected to represent Team Ohio in PBR’s Future Games. I am looking forward to playing with some of the best players around the state of Ohio and working with a quality coaching staff."

How has PBR helped as far as recruiting and exposure: "PBR has helped me with the recruiting process because they have provided me with the opportunity to showcase my abilities and be exposed to a lot of college programs."

Athletic awards or academic accolades that you have received: "With regards to my academics, I have been on honor roll, selected as Student of the Quarter by my teachers, elected as class secretary, and participate in SADD. My athletics awards include MAL All-Conference and Defensive Player of the Year my freshman year. As a sophomore I was SLR First Team and Second Team All-District VI. In 2014 I was a Napoleon River Bandit Fall All-Star Selection."

2015 Statistics: Pitching: 40.2 IP, 5-0, 1.38 ERA, 85 Ks. Hitting: 26-84, .310 Avg, 9 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 26 R, 25 RBIs, 14 SB, 11 BB

What other sports do you play: "In addition to baseball, I play basketball. As a freshman I played part time varsity and as a sophomore I played varsity full time. My sophomore year I won the Mr. Hustle award."

GPA/ACT/SAT: "My current GPA is 3.3. I have not taken the ACT or SAT at this time."

Fun Fact (Anything unique about yourself): "I am planning to run in the Nationwide ½ Marathon in Columbus this October."

Anything else you would like to add: "I would like to thank PBR and their staff for this incredible opportunity and their support with the recruiting process."

2015 PBR Future Games: Team Ohio

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Bubba Arslanian OH Aurora 2017 C
Tommy Bell OH Fairmont High School 2017 SS
Bryce Borton OH Defiance 2017 OF
Juan Broom OH Willoughby 2017 RHP
Jace Burke OH Walsh Jesuit 2017 SS
Ryan Christy OH Twinsburg 2017 SS
Peyton Deats OH Tiffin Calvert 2017 LHP
Brandon DeHass OH New Albany 2017 C
Dillon Dingler OH Jackson 2017 C
Matt Dockman OH Bishop Watterson 2017 LHP
Seth Lonsway OH Celina 2017 LHP
Connor McMurry OH Summit Country Day 2017 RHP
Cade Pipoly OH Walsh Jesuit 2017 2B
Brendan Regan OH Walsh Jesuit 2017 SS
Collin Romel OH Olmsted Falls 2017 LHP
Jake Schrand OH Colerain 2017 RHP
Evan Shawver OH Amherst Steele 2018 LHP
Alex Theis OH New Riegel 2017 LHP
Tyler Wardwell OH La Salle 2017 SS


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