Digging In: Jupiter Day 3 Notebook

Sean Duncan
Executive Director

Prep Baseball Report’s national scouting staff is in Jupiter, FL, for the 2017 World Wood Bat Championship. Executive Director Sean Duncan, National Crosschecker Shooter Hunt and National Supervisor Nathan Rode are posting separate notebooks with information on what they saw each day. To see all content from Jupiter, click here.

JUPITER, FL - After losing nearly an entire day due to rain, there was plenty of baseball to be consumed Saturday at the WWBA World Championships. The action came fast and furiously, with big performances at nearly every field.

Some highlights from one bleary-eyed scout:

East Coast Sox Continues to Roll

The Sox improved to 3-0 after two victories Saturday. In its 6-1 win over Team Mizuno Puerto Rico, the Sox rolled out four arms that were 89-plus, highlighted by one of the day’s bigger revelations, 2019 RHP Farmer Abendroth (Warren Central HS, MS). Although he’s committed to LSU, the lanky 6-foot-5, 170-pound right-hander isn’t a well-known name around the national scouting community.

Abendroth likely changed that with his two-inning relief stint. Extremely long and rail-thin, Abendroth worked his fastball at 90-93 mph, sitting mostly at 90-91, with angle and occasional arm-side life. While he set hitters up with his lively fastball, he put them away with a hard 12/6 curveball that ranged between 78-80 mph. Abendroth recorded four of his six outs via strikeout, all of which came off his breaking ball ...

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