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2017 Super60: Virginia Quick Hits

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By Jerry Shank
Maryland / Virginia Scouting Director

Sunday, February 5th marked the 15th annual Super 60 showcase hosted by Prep Baseball Report. The event has become the most heavily scouted preseason event for potential draft picks across the country. The primary purpose of the Super 60 is to give professional area scouts along with National cross-checkers a head start to the high school season.

2017 marked the second time Virginia has been represented at the Super60 and this year doubled the total attendance prior in the history of the event. Two players represented the Commonwealth this past weekend in C Tyler Solomon of Battlefield HS and RHP Kyle Whitten of Osbourn Park.

  • aThe first thing that sticks out about Solomon is his imposing frame from behind the dish (6-foot-4, 220-pounds). At the plate, the switch hitting Solomon showed power more power from the left side driving the ball with bat speed and a shorter compact swing from the right side. Behind the dish Solomon had one of the top pop times with a 1.93 at the event and showed off his ability with accurate throws from the knee.
  • aKyle Whitten's lanky, projectable frame and his young face tell you there is plenty of growing left to do in the young man. Whiten sat 89-91 during his bullpen and showed off two breaking balls with good velocity, a curve ball in the 74-76 ranged and a harder slider at 77-79.they had similar shape, but he showed great ability to change the speeds on the pitch without changing the delivery. His change up stayed consistent at 83-84 with late dive to the pitch.

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