Eastern PA Future Prospects Instructional Showcase: Pitcher Analysis

By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

Some of the top Class of 2016, 2017 and 2018 players in Pennsylvania had an opportunity to showcase their abilities on back to back days this past week. Today we will breakdown the top pitching prospects from the Eastern PA Future Prospects Showcase on December 28.

Click to edit entryRHP Max Mattei, Class of 2016, Downingtown East HS
Mattei is a 5-foot-8, 145-pound OF/RHP who used a high 3/4 delivery to produced an 11/5 breaking curveball at 62 mph and a 72 mph changeup that he kept down in the zone. Mattei sat 75-77 with his fastball with good rhythm to his delivery. He commanded all three pitches and did not lose velocity out of the stretch. With continued physical growth Mattei should see additional velocity over time.

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RHP Alex Myers, Class of 2016, Central York HS

Myers is a 5-foot-11, 135-pound RHP/2B who used a high 3/4 deliver to top out at 76 mph on the mound. He also commanded a 58 mph curveball that has an 11/5 break and a 66 mph changeup that showed good down action. Myers' has an athletic frame and good mechanics that should result in significant velocity increases as his body fills out over the next few years.

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RHP Joshua Shultz, Class of 2016, Conewago Valley HS

Shultz is a 5-10, 185-pound RHP/3B who has a solid frame and an understanding of how to pitch. He topped out at 72 mph from a high 3/4 arm slot during his bullpen session. Shultz also showed a 59 mph 11/5 breaking curveball with tight rotation and a 62 mph changeup at near fastball arm speed. The broad shouldered freshman has the potential to add significant velocity and his changeup has the makings of a plus pitch.

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