Team Ontario Future Games Spotlight: Thomas Grilli, SS

By Dylan Hefflinger
Ontario Editor in Chief/ Scout 

On July 30th through August 1st, PBR Ontario will take a select team of players in the Classes of 2017 and 2018 to represent Ontario 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.

To view other Future Games Spotlight Articles, click below.
+ Jameson Hart, RHP/OF
+ Tyler Whalen, RHP
+ Trevor Lethbridge
+ Thomas Grilli
+ Will Bibbings, 3B/SS
+ Michael Ssemanda, OF
+ Liam Hicks, C
+ Hayden Malenfant, RHP
+ Garrett Miller, 1B/OF
+ Spencer Marcus, OF/RHP
+ Ben Abram, RHP
+ Isaac Deveaux, OF
+ Dondrae Bremner, MIF

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Interested in attending a PBR Ontario event? Check out our schedule by clicking here.

Team Ontario Future Games Spotlight: Thomas Grilli, SS

Thomas GrilliName: Thomas Grilli
Position: SS
Class: 2017
Height/Weight: 5-foot-11, 160-pounds
High School: St. Michael's College School
Summer Team(s): Great Lake Canadians

Past Showcase/In-Game Performances:
Date: 10/26/14
Scouting Report: 5-foot-10, 145-pound athletic frame. Defensively, moves well, light on feet. Athletic actions in the infield while staying under control. Arm had some whip to it, top velocity across the diamond was 77 mph, should be more to come. At the plate, athletic set-up with some quick twitch actions. Leg kick to load with loose and easy hands. Made hard contact, at times would get big and lift, causing to get long. Showed hands worked well to ball. Exit velocity was 78 mph with a 40 time of 5.52. Good looking athlete for 2017 class.

Thomas GrilliThoughts on being selected to play in PBR's Future Games and representing Ontario: "Extremely honoured and blessed to be given the opportunity to represent my great province of Ontario."

How has PBR helped as far as recruiting and exposure: "PBR has been great for me, especially by having an online profile on their website."

Athletic awards or academic accolades that you have received (All-State teams, Preseason all-state teams, league honors, honor roll, etc): 3-time provincial champion, National Champion, Cooperstown Golden Arm Winner.

2015 Statistics: Summer season for the Great Lake Canadians: 32-76, .421 AVG, .506 OBP, 19 RBIs, 25 R, 15/16 SB

GPA: 3.7 GPA 

2015 PBR Future Games: Team Ontario

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Ben Abram ON Georgetown District high school 2018 RHP
Will Bibbings ON Oakridge SS 2017 3B
Dondrae Bremner ON Bill Crothers Secondary 2017 SS
Issac Deveaux ON Ecole Eulalie 2016 OF
Thomas Grilli ON St. Michaels College School 2017 SS
Jameson Hart ON Northern Highschool 2017 RHP
Liam Hicks ON Lawrence Park CI 2017 C
Trevor Lethbridge ON Lawrence Park Collegiate 2017 RHP
Hayden Malenfant ON Sinclair Secondary School 2017 RHP
Spencer Marcus ON Ursuline College 2018 OF
Garrett Miller ON LCCVI (Petrolia) 2017 1B
Mitch Osborne ON Father Leo J. Austin High School 2017 C
Garner Spoljaric ON National 2017 RHP
Hunter Spoljaric ON National 2017 RHP
Michael Ssemanda ON Cathedral Secondary School 2017 OF
Tyler Whalen ON Westmount S/S 2017 RHP

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