Prep Baseball Report

College Crosscheck: Week Three Pitchers

David Seifert
Director of College Scouting

HOUSTON- After spending Week Two of College Crosscheck evaluating the many top pitching prospects from UCLA and Georgia Tech, l continued to search for more high end arms. The Shriners Hospitals College Classic at Minute Maid Park promised plenty of prospects as 18 of our Top 350 2019 Prospects, including eight of the Top 100, and another dozen from our 2020 Top 150 Prospects rankings were scheduled to compete. As for tools and talent, here’s what I saw…


No. 7 Nick Lodolo, LHP, TCU- Standing 6-foot-6, 195 pounds and possessing an athletic, repeatable delivery, Lodolo already looks the part of ML starting pitcher. On Friday against Houston he showed the stuff and command of a future frontline ML starting pitcher by mixing a 92-93 (T94) mph fastball with two above average breaking balls. His curveball was a consistent 80-81 mph, while the slider jumped to the plate at 87-88. All of Lodolo’s pitches played up with the deception and angle he creates on all...

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