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Draft Focus: Justus Sheffield

Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
David Rawnsley        
Published: Thursday, March 06, 2014


Every weekday leading up to the 2014 MLB Draft, Perfect Game will be providing a scouting profile on a notable draft-eligible prospect.  Stay tuned to Perfect Game and be sure to visit the Draft Page for all of the latest info and reports pertaining to the draft.




Justus Sheffield Perfect Game profile

Position:  LHP
Height:  6-2
Weight:  195
Bats/Throws:  L-L
Birthdate:  May 13, 1996
High School:  Tullahoma
City, State:  Tullahoma, Tenn.
Travel Team:  Knights Baseball/Ohio Warhawks
Commitment:  Vanderbilt
Projected Draft Round:  1S-2

While 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.

What differentiates all seven from most of their righthanded peers is that all have polished secondary pitches and advanced pitchability for their ages.

And 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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