Team Ohio Future Games Spotlight: Bryce Borton, 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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+ Seth Lonsway, LHP
+ 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: Bryce Borton, OF

Bryce BortonName: Bryce Borton
Position: OF
Class: 2017
Height/Weight: 6-foot, 155 pounds
High School: Defiance
Summer Team(s): Locos Express and Defiance Acme

Past Showcase/In-Game Performances:
Date: 4/4/15
Scouting Report: 6-foot, 155-pound athletic build. The right-handed hitter starts with a slightly opened stance and uses a toe tap. Short, simple swing with a a level path towards the ball, and the ball tends to jump off his bat. Registered a top exit velocity of 80 mph at a recent event, but looked like it has already improved in the few at bats I saw. It also will improve with added strength. In-game, ran a 4.20 down the line. On the day, hitting out of the eight hole, the athletic outfielder went 1-1 with a two-run double. Also walked and was hit by a pitch. In the at bat he walked in, roped a one-hopper off the left field fence that just went foul. Talented, athletic outfielder is one to watch over the next couple of years.

Date: 1/18/15
Scouting Report: 5-foot-11, 150-pound athletic build. From the outfield he has quick transfer and opens up on his throws. Throws from a high-¾ slot with 82 mph arm strength. Right-handed hitter that starts open and uses a toe tap. Simple swing and ball tends to jump off his bat. Registered a top exit velocity of 76 mph but should get better with added strength. Also ran 4.43 home-to-first which was the fastest from a RHH.

Bryce BortonThoughts on being selected to play in PBR's Future Games and representing the great state of Ohio: "I feel honored to represent Team Ohio and excited to play in high profile games. I am eager to play against the best and prove I can play at the next level."

How has PBR helped as far as recruiting and exposure: "Since the TPG I have received invitations to prospect camps. I would like to thank PBR for providing a platform for high school baseball players who have dreams of playing at the next level."

Athletic awards or academic accolades that you have received: "I started for the 2015 Division II State Champions and am an honor roll student."

2015 Statistics: Spring: 27-73, .318 Avg, 6 2B, 2 HR, 23 R, 16 RBIs, 10 SB

What other sports do you play: "Growing up I also played football and basketball, but am not 100% focused on becoming the best baseball player I can."


Fun Fact (Anything unique about yourself): "I enjoy taking some time off and bowhunting in the fall."

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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