Elite Prospect Showcase Preview: LHP Brandon Knarr

By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

Brandon KnarrThe 2014 Elite Prospect Showcase will take place on November 1 and promises to bring together many of the top prospects in the Class of 2016, 2017 & 2018 as well as a few talented unsigned seniors. Last year's inaugural event was highly successful with 18 players going on to make college commitments to date. Among those in attendance last year, 2016 OF J.J. Bleday (Titusville) was one of the standouts. The two-way prospect went on to make a commitment to Vanderbilt shortly after the completion of the event and was named this fall to the final USA Baseball 59 man roster for the 2015 18-and-under National Team Trials.

The 2014 version of this event is just two weeks away and the roster is filling quickly. Over the coming weeks we will preview those on the roster as well as those that are added prior to the registration deadline on October 26.

LHP Brandon Knarr, York Catholic (2017)

Knarr impressed with a fastball that sat 82-84 with late life at the PA Underclass Games in June. The sturdy 5-foot-11, 195-pound lefty delivered his three pitch mix with a side rocker step and a fluid delivery from a high 3/4 arm slot. Knarr's 1/7 breaking curveball showed two-plane action at 66 mph and his 74 mph changeup was thrown for strikes at near fastball arm speed. Knarr, currently ranked No. 6 in the PA Class of 2017, worked three innings allowing three hits while striking out five.

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