PBR Future Games Player Spotlight: LHP Colton Book


Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

2019 marks the 8th year that Pennsylvania will be represented in the PBR Future Games. This one-of-a-kind event will feature the best uncommitted Class of 2021 & select 2022 prospects from our 40-plus state coverage area. The Future Games will take place July 31st - August 4th (Wednesday-Saturday) at the LakePoint Sporting Community in Cartersville, GA.

The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is the premier summer scouting event for Class of 2021/2022 prospects. Last year, more than 250 college coaches from all over the country were in attendance, making it arguably the most heavily recruited event of the summer.

We will be highlighting each player on the Team Pennsylvania roster in the week leading up to the event. Links to those players that have already been highlighted follows at the end of this article.

Colton Book

Class of 2021 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Manheim Central
    State: PA
  • Summer Team: Keystone State Bombers
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(08/14/20)
86 - 87
FB
(03/30/21)
71 - 75
CB
(02/16/19)
77 - 79
CH
(03/30/21)
71 - 73
SL
(03/02/19)
Position
7.16
60-yard
(03/02/19)
79
INF Velo
(07/31/19)
93
Exit Velo
(07/31/19)
Position
60-yard
7.64
INF Velo
79
Exit Velo
93
Position
60-yard
7.16
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
87
Position
60-yard
7.22
INF Velo
76
Exit Velo
86

Scouting Report

3/02/19

3.2.19 - 6-foot-3, 190-pound primary pitcher sat 81-82 from a high 3/4 arm slot with above average rhythm and excellent command. Also showcased a slider at 71-73 and a feel for his changeup at 72-76. The right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and initiates his swing with a lift-and-replace stride. Displayed a solid feel for the barrel while staying behind the baseball creating some backspin. Registered an 87 mph bat exit velocity and ran a 7.16 60-yard dash. Showed athletic actions around the bag at first base with a soft glove hand.

2/16/19

6-foot-3, 190-pound two-way prospect sat 81-83 out of a 3/4 arm slot with a deliberate, repeatable delivery. Fastball showed some arm-side run and was commanded with regularity. Curveball shows late, slider break at 71-75. Changeup is thrown at near fastball arm speed at 74-77. Right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and initiates his swing with a lift-and-replace stride. Displayed balance throughout with a feel for the barrel and some gap power. Registered an 86 mph bat exit velocity and ran a 7.22 60-yard dash. Showcased athletic actions around the bag at first base with accurate 76 mph arm strength across the diamond.

6/20/18

6-foot-3, 190-pound two-way prospect displayed a promising all-around skill set. Sat 75-79 on the mound out of a high 3/4 arm slot with a balanced, repeatable delivery. Some work to throw with greater intent and an effort to clean up some glove side leak will lead to significant velocity gains in the coming years. At its best, his 1/7 breaking curveball showed late bite at 69 mph. Like his fastball, the pitch will need to be thrown with greater intent. The right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and initiates his swing with a lift-and-replace stride. Book showed above average feel for the barrel in batting practice with a bat exit velocity of 81 mph while barreling the baseball routinely during game action. The 7.64 runner showcased active feet and a soft glove around the bag at first base with accurate 74 mph arm strength across the diamond.


 

Team Pennsylvania Roster

NAME HIGH SCHOOL CLASS POS.
Josh Beck Lancaster Catholic 2021 LHP
Colton Book Manheim Central 2021 LHP
Jake Books Malvern Prep 2022 1B/OF
Justin Butler Quakertown Community 2021 C
Derek Cease Nanticoke Area 2021 SS/RHP
Maddix Dalena Montoursville 2022 1B
Dylan DuCharme Spring-Ford 2021 OF
Alex Gabauer Norwin 2021 SS
Luke Holman Wilson West Lawn 2021 RHP
Cullen Horowicz Jefferson 2021 3B
Michael Kilker Hazleton Area 2021 RHP
Paxton Kling Central (Martinsburg) 2022 OF
Chase Kriebel Clarion Area 2022 LHP
Colin Lewandowski William Penn Charter 2021 RHP
Andrew Muraco Franklin Regional 2021 SS
Rafe Perich Northwestern Lehigh 2021 SS/3B
Erik Ritchie Souderton Area 2021 LHP
Caleb Sturtevant Cocalico 2022 OF
Evin Sullivan North Penn 2021 C/OF
Carter Welch Northwestern Lehigh 2021 LHP
Trey Yesavage Boyertown 2021 RHP


Previous Player Previews


UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/30 LakePoint
2019 PBR Future Games (Pennsylvania Invite Only) PA 07/31 LakePoint
2019 Fall Kickoff Showcase PA 08/15 Millersville University
Play for Team PBR 17U (Fall Kickoff Showcase Tournament) PA 08/17 Millersville University
2019 Fall Scout Day (Various Travel Organizations) PA 09/07 Keystone State Baseball Academy
West Chester Dragons Scout Day PA 10/05 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Future Prospects Showcase PA 10/19 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Elite Prospect Showcase PA 10/26 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Fall Measurables & Evaluation Showcase PA 11/02 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Holiday Showcase PA 12/28 Keystone State Baseball Academy