Top Ten Player Profiles Of 2014: No. 6 Pete Schuler

By Steve Nielsen
Scouting Supervisor – Wisconsin/Illinois

Over the next couple weeks we are going to countdown the 2014 calendar year with a look at the top ten viewed profiles of 2014. After drilling down into our google analytics we have compiled a list of the ten most visited profiles by you the reader in 2014.

No. 6 Pete Schuler

Pete SchulerAs the top ranked 2015 prospect in Wisconsin, Pete Schuler’s profile has consistently been one of the more popular visits on the PBR website, collecting almost 3,500 hits this year. Kenosha St. Joseph’s left-handed hitting catcher fits the profile of a pro caliber receiver. Schuler stands 6-foot-4, 185-pounds and is a highly projectable athlete. He’s shown consistent pop times under 2.0 and his bat has a big upside from the left side.

Schuler missed out on most of the high profile events this fall due to a high ankle sprain, but will be ready to go for this year’s Super 60 Pro Showcase. Schuler should be one of the more intriguing prospects in attendance as most scouts probably haven’t seen him since mid-summer.

PBR Scouting Report: Kent State commit, No. 1 ranked 2015 prospect in the state. 6-foot-3, 190-pound left handed hitting catcher, highly projectable frame with a huge upside. Offensively, hits from an open stance, short stride, lower half works. Projects to be a high level left handed hitter with pop. Easily generates bat speed, hands work extremely well. 93 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively has a strong arm out of the crouch, 79 mph, short over the top arm action, creates carry. Hands show softness receiving the baseball, plays the game with a sense of ease. Schuler is an interesting prospect that should have plenty of pro buzz surrounding him in the future.

Ten Most Viewed Profiles of 2014

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