Editor's note: Perfect Game recognizes that there were dozens of standout performers at this year's 18u WWBA National Championship. The thoughts provided below are first-hand observations from Scouting Coordinator Jheremy Brown during the event's first seven days.
showing velocity and making an immediate impression in his first
Perfect Game event at the National Showcase, DeMarcus Evans
(2015, Petal, Miss.) had a strong showing in his next outing
as well. Standing at 6-foot-4, 245-pounds, Evans is athletic for his
size which helps him repeat his mechanics on the mound. His arm
action is very loose and easy and shows the ability to work downhill
on a consistent basis. There are some things mechanically to fix, but
once they are, coupled with the ease of which he throws, it’s easy
to envision the 89-92 mph, topping 93 velocity that he showed this
week climbing into the mid-90s next June.
filled up the strike zone and carried his fastball velocity better
this outing and showed a developing feel for his off-speed. He worked
his curveball in the 76-79 mph range with 11-to-5 shape, and as the
game progressed, as did his feel for the pitch and the quality of it.
His changeup was 83-84 mph and shows a feel for the pitch and will
continue to develop the more he throws it.