LHP, Evan Justice, Commits to NC State

By John Nolan
PBR Virginia/DC

Collegiate School LHP and Class of 2017 Top Prospect Games participant Evan Justice has committed to attend North Carolina State University in the fall of 2017. Justice will follow current teammates Will Allocca (C, 2016, Virginia) and David Angstadt (3B, 2016, William & Mary) to Division I. Collegiate had a strong 2015 season that saw them end the year as the VISAA Division I runners-up, losing to Liberty Christian in the Championship game. The Cougars finished the season ranked No. 16 in the Prep Baseball Report VA/DC Power 25 Rankings and are poised to have another strong spring in 2016. 

Justice has a tall, lanky frame and throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a tall and fall delivery. He has a short, loose arm action and a lightning-quick arm that generates easy velocity. His shoulders are level and closed and he lands closed before falling off hard as he finishes. His crossfire delivery makes it very hard for hitters to pick him up. At the Class of 2017 Top Prospect Games in July, Justice pounded the zone with has fastball and touched 86, he worked at 81-85 with sink and a bit of run to armside. He threw a big, 1/7 breaking curveball with decent armspeed that he threw for strikes at the bottom of the zone, running 66-69. His changeup was straight and was 76.

When Justice arrives at North Carolina State, he has the stuff to immediately contribute as a lefty out of the pen whose deception will make him very tough on lefthanded hitters or he could possibly be weekday starter. Justice has the frame and athleticism to add velocity as he fills out and to potentially develop into an ACC weekend starter for the Wolfpack. His breaking ball has swing and miss potential and his changeup could develop into a good pitch with how well he hides the baseball.