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Draft Focus: Justus Sheffield
Published: Thursday, March 06, 2014
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Justus Sheffield Perfect Game profile
Birthdate: May 13, 1996
High School: Tullahoma
City, State: Tullahoma, Tenn.
Travel Team: Knights Baseball/Ohio Warhawks
Projected Draft Round: 1S-2
the large number of mid- to upper-90s righthanded pitchers have
received more attention than the southpaws in the 2014 high school
class, that doesn’t mean that the lefthanders don’t have a strong
group of prospects, too. None of them may have the true plus to
plus/plus fastball that a Tyler Kolek or a Grant Holmes throws on a
regular basis, but the seven southpaws in the Perfect Game Top 50 all
get into the low-90s comfortably and top out generally at 94 mph.
differentiates all seven from most of their righthanded peers is that
all have polished secondary pitches and advanced pitchability for
none of the six – which also includes Kodi Medeiros, Mac Marshall,
Foster Griffin, Brady Aiken, Alex Verdugo and Alex Destino – has a
true four-pitch mix or has improved his pitchability more in the last
year than Tennessee’s Justus Sheffield.
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