Elite Prospect Showcase Spotlight: 2020 OF Drew Butera


Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

An event that began in 2013 moves into its 6th year of existence with many of the top uncommitted prospects in the tri-state region getting together at Keystone State Baseball Academy in Manheim on October 27th. The Elite Prospect Showcase has seen 203 players go on to make college commitments in just its first five years of existence.

The 2018 roster is a work in progress and will not be released until registrations close in Mid-October. CLICK HERE to be directed to the registration page for complete event details.

Today we preview one of a number of talented position players scheduled to participate. 

 

Drew Butera

Class of 2020 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: OF
  • High School: Malvern Prep
    State: PA
  • Summer Team: All-Star Baseball Academy
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.93
60-yard
2.10 - 2.22
Pop Time
92
OF Velo
(10/27/18)
75
C Velo
88
Exit Velo
(07/09/19)

Scouting Report

10/28/17 5-foot-11, 170-pound right-handed hitter starts from a wide, slightly crouched stance and utilizes a lift-and-replace stride to initiate his swing. Creates consistent backspin with some present pop to the pull side and a bat exit velocity of 85 mph. Ran a 6.93 60-yard dash and flashed advanced arm strength from the outfield (88 mph) while consistently playing through the baseball. Has also shown advanced defensive abilities behind the plate at previous events.

6/27/17 Has added 15 pounds to a solid 5-foot-11, 165-pound frame in the past six months.  Right-handed hitter starts from a wide, slightly open stance and sits on back side well, utilizing a strong hip turn to create an 84 mph bat exit velocity.  Consistently barreled baseballs during a solid round of batting practice.  Showcased quick feet and a clean transition with 74 mph arm strength out of the crouch with a top pop time of 2.10.  Ran a 7.38 60-yard dash and displayed above average 85 mph arm strength from the outfield.

1/14/17 5-foot-10, 160-pound right-handed hitter starts from an open stance and initiates his swing with a short leg-lift stride. Displayed a feel for the barrel and the ability to create backspin with a bat exit velocity of 80 mph. Quiet receiver with above average arm strength (75 mph from the crouch) flashed pop times of 2.16-2.22 with quick feet and a clean transition. Also showed athletic actions as an outfielder with good carry on throws of 85 mph during his defensive workout. Completed well-rounded outing by running a 7.25 60-yard dash.


 

ELITE PROSPECT SHOWCASE RECORDS

60-Yard Dash: 
Jeffrey Billig, OF, Avon Grove HS (PA), 2019 - 6.52 (Uncommitted)

Bat Exit Velocity: 
Lou Testa, 1B, Neumann-Goretti (PA), 2016 - 97 mph (Rowan JC-Gloucester County, NJ sophomore)

Infield Arm:
Dominic Peroni, 3B, Laurel Highlands (PA), 2016 - 92 mph (Potomac State JC, WV sophomore)

Outfield Arm:
Austin Bradbury, OF, Cedar Cliff HS (PA), 2019 - 91 mph (Liberty University commit)

Catcher Arm:
Zack Minnich, C/RHP, Logan HS (WV), 2015 - 82 mph (Campbell University junior)

Catcher Pop Time:
Wes Carson, C/3B, Marriotts Ridge HS (MD), 2014 - 1.95 (Indiana University of Pennsylvania senior)

Pitcher Fastball Velocity:
Jimmy Kingsbury, RHP, Malvern Prep (PA), 2017 88 mph (Villanova University commit)
Cooper Webb, RHP/OF, Spring-Ford HS (PA), 2020 - 88 mph (West Virginia University commit)

WHEN: Sunday, Ocotober 28, 2018
WHERE: Keystone State Baseball Academy - 662 Ditz Drive, Manheim, PA 17545 (Home of Prep Baseball Report Pennsylvania)

CLICK HERE to view complete details and to request an invitation to participate.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Astro Falcons Scout Day PA 10/21 Bob Cene Park (Struthers, OH)
Elite Prospect Showcase (Invite Only) PA 10/27 Keystone State Baseball Academy (Manheim)
PBR Mid-Atlantic ProCase (Invite Only) PA 10/28 Keystone State Baseball Academy (Manheim)
2018 Holiday Showcase PA 12/29 Keystone State Baseball Academy (Manheim)


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