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VA/MD Future Games Follow Up: Will Thomas

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By Jerry Shank
Maryland Scouting Director

The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is the premier summer scouting event for rising junior and select rising sophomore prospects. This year close to 200 college and professional scouts from all over the country were in attendance. The Prep Baseball Report services are subscribed by more than 500 colleges and professional scouts.

2015 marked the first year players from the PBR Maryland and PBR Virginia areas of coverage formed a team. Many of the players recruitment has picked up since the event. Today we look at 2017 RHP Will Thomas.

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Will Thomas
Position: RHP
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
School: Gonzaga College
Grad: 2017

Scouting Report

7.30.15 - Projectable frame at 6-foot, 170-pounds. Controlled delivery with nice tempo. throws from a high 3/4 arm slot. Has a free arm action and some arm speed. Lands inline to the plate with slightly up hill shoulders. Clears hips over frontside with landing slightly to first base side. Fastball has slight run and sink when working downhill on pitch up to 84 mph. Breaking ball has 12/6 action with near fastball arm speed at 69 mph. Changeup has fade to the pitch with near fastball arm speed at 73 mph.


What Schools have you been hearing from?
+Harvard, William & Mary, Duke, Dartmouth, and Army, among others.

Have you been on any visits?
+Yes. I took an unofficial visit to Duke in the spring.  It was awesome to get a taste of Blue Devil and ACC baseball.  Coach Jordan was very generous with his time and we talked a lot about the program Coach Pollard is building, their ethos, and Duke's future plans involving the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Do you have any visits scheduled?
 +I plan to take an unnofficial visit to Harvard after exams and will assess taking others afterwards.

Have any offers been made at the stage?

What is your timeline for you decision?
+I do not have a timeline at this moment

Describe you Future Games Experience:
+ The best all-around individual showcase I attended last summer. Playing on the MD/VA/DC squad was an honor. I learned a lot from the scrimmages, established relationships with coaches from several programs, and competed well against many of the best players in my class. The Games provided me with a unique opportunity to benchmark my strengths and weaknesses as a player ahead of my junior year, and also helped me focus on certain colleges going forward. 

Would you recommend to others to attend the Future Games?
+ Yes. Any rising junior interested in playing college baseball would benefit greatly from attending the Future Games. The exposure to coaches  from leading programs is unparalleled and you will have an opportunity to show you can play with and against some of your best peers from across the country.

Where are you at academically at this time?
+ I carry a 4.23 G.P.A. at Gonzaga, am a member of the National Honor Society, and sat for the S.A.T earlier this month.