Uncommitted Spotlight: 2022 RHP Eli Varner


Colton Provey
Tennessee Scouting Director



Eli Varner

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Anderson County
    State: TN
  • Summer Team: Tennessee Nationals
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 186lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(05/16/20)
84 - 88
FB
(05/16/20)
74 - 76
SL
(05/16/20)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
84 - 88
SL
74 - 76

Scouting Report

5.15.20

"The 6-foot-3, 186-pound 2022 right-hander has a quick, live arm and looks poised for big summer in 2020.  Very projectable frame with long, loose arm action that works up to 3/4 slot.  Live fastball at 84-88 with slight arm side action with good spin (2150-2330 rpm via Stalker).  Around the zone, but tough pitch to handle when buried inside on right handed hitter.  Flashes a high-upside slider at 74-76 with two plane depth and late bite.  Spins it at 2350-2479 rpm (via Stalker) and looks to be a put away pitch. Kept hitters off balanced by going FB in to RHH then tunneling SL backdoor, showed ability to beat bats up in the zone. Easily a top 50 prospect in TN, but expecting to rise up in 2020." -Colton Provey