2017 Draft – “Friday Starters” – Joe Perez, Wil Crowe, Griffin Canning, David Peterson, Zac Lowther


Carlos Collazo‏  - @CarlosACollazo  -  McCarthy HS RHP/INF Joe Perez hits a huge HR to left-center in a 5-1 win Thursday night. He's the No. 42 prospect on our Top 100.
            Mack –  I’ve currently got Perez in the 4th/5th round range of the upcoming June draft.

 PG - Joseph Perez is a 2017 3B/1B/RHP with a 6-3 205 lb. frame from Pembroke Pines, FL who attends Archbishop Edward McCarthy HS. Big and strong athletic build, pretty mature physically. Right handed hitter, took an outstanding BP, showed big bat speed and raw pull power, used his lower half very well, ball explodes off the bat. Swings were more tentative in the games without the same aggressiveness and bat speed. Big arm strength at third base, stays balanced well and fields the ball out front, also plays first base. Potential primary pitcher in the future, has limited present experience on the mound. Shows big arm strength from a high energy delivery, big downhill plane to the plate, fastball topped out at 96 mph early before settling down. Slider flashed big vertical depth at times. Power arm with a power bat. Good student, verbal commitment to South Florida.

South Carolina RHP Wil Crowe – 4.2-IP, 7-R, 4-K, 3-BB –

The State - Crowe, asked why so many fastballs were thrown, said that was the game plan. “I think I threw just the way I wanted to and how we were planning to throw,” Crowe said. “Tomorrow that might change how we call them, but today we went with our game plan and that was it.” No South Carolina player had more than one hit. The Gamecocks’ lone run was scored in the eighth inning on an RBI double by Ross Grosvenor. John Jones also doubled for USC for his first hit of the season. Crowe (4-4) suffered the loss for the Gamecocks, surrendering 10 hits and seven runs (four earned) in 4 2/3 innings.

UCLA RHP Griffin Canning – 8.2-IP, 1-R, 10-K, 0-BB –

UCLA - The Bruin offense didn’t give Griffin Canning very much support Friday night, but he didn’t need it. The junior ace tossed 8 2/3 innings on 110 pitches, allowing one run and striking out 10 without walking a batter in UCLA baseball’s (20-18) 2-1 victory over Cal Poly (18-22). The contest lasted just two hours and 19 minutes, with wind blowing in all game long.

Oregon LHP David Peterson – 9-IP, CG, 0-R, 20-K, 1-BB –

BA - After getting roughed up a week earlier against Stanford, while his team was in the midst of a five-game losing streak that has greatly reduced its postseason odds, Oregon’s David Peterson wanted to get his team and himself back on the right track. Boy, did he ever. The junior lefthander racked up 20 strikeouts en route to a 2-0 win over the Arizona State Sun Devils on Friday at PK Park.

Xavier LHP Zac Lowther – 6-IP, 1-ER, 6-K, 5-BB –

Xavier -  Junior lefty Zac Lowther struck out six, allowing just two hits over six innings of one-run ball.  The six strikeouts moved Lowther into a tie for fifth all-time in XU single season history with 85 on the year. He now has 60 strikeouts in his last 35.1 innings.


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