Juco | Story | 2/24/2019

JUCO Notebook: February 24

Vincent Cervino        
Photo: Hunter Perdue (State College of Florida Athletics)

Top 300 Junior College Prospects | PG College Player Database

Contributing: J.A. Cordts

Hunter Perdue, State College of Florida
One of the top junior college prospects at the early stages of the of this year's draft cycle has been State College of Florida righthander Hunter Perdue, who has reportedly already been into the mid-90s this spring. The fastball velocity wasn't quite there during this viewing but you still see why the Florida State coaches wanted to commit him and why pro scouts have so much interest as there's a lot to like as a junior college prospect. 

Standing at 6-foot-3, 195-pounds, Perdue has an athletic frame with some room left to add strength to the build. The delivery is pretty solid throughout with athleticism to his movements, a higher leg lift and a fairly clean finish through the arm action as well. The aforementioned velocity held steadily at 88-91 mph during this start and complemented his breaking ball nicely. 

The curveball showed good potential as he spun off a few breakers that showed above average potential in the 74-77 mph range with good sharpness and shape to the pitch. The pitch had good spin as well, checking in around the 2600 rpm mark via Trackman and showing some late bite to it. Perdue struggled to locate his fastball but the curveball had good shape and he could locate the pitch well within the strike zone or use it to induce chases. Perdue also showed a changeup to lefthanded hitters in the low-80s. 

Perdue has the makings of a three-pitch mix with a good out-pitch in the curveball, an athletic delivery and an extremely high ceiling. This start was his second of the year in still-cold February so it's not unreasonable to expect the velocity to tick back up into the mid-90s as the season progresses. Regardless, Perdue certainly looks the part of a strong draft prospect and his progress should be monitored closely.

Logan Sartori, Hutchinson CC
Sartori is a versatile sophomore with the ability to play both second base and left field. At a listed 5-foot-11, 185-pounds, he has an athletic body and hits from an open stance, using a small leg kick and hand load as part of his swing mechanics. Sartori uses a solid approach with advanced plate discipline at the plate while generating good bat speed and hitting for power from one gap to the other and over-the-fence pop to the pull side as a righthanded hitter. He also has MLB average speed with a 6.9-second 60-yard dash time and a 4.4-second home-to-first time. His arm is also slightly above average, giving him a solid collection of tools across the board. Sartori opened the spring ranked 118thon PG’s top 300 junior college prospect list and has committed to play for Texas A&M in 2020.

LJ McDonough, Hutchinson CC
A 6-foot-2, 170-pound freshman, McDonough has a slender body with plenty of room to add weight. He entered the year ranked 123rdon PG’s top 300 list of the top junior college prospects. Throwing from a higher three-quarters arm slot, McDonough is able to work his fastball in the 89-92 mph range with arm-side run. His 78-79 mph breaking ball had sharp break at times and he employed an aggressive, up-tempo approach, particularly when he was looking for the strikeout. He lands on his heel, which causes some control issues, but overall has a lofty ceiling with room for added velocity with continued strength gains and improved command with a few mechanical adjustments.

Matt Delcambre, Hutchinson CC
A 6-foot-3, 190-pound lefthanded pitcher, Delcambre is a sophomore with a slender buid and room to add additional strength. He throws from a lower three-quarters arm slot landing closed while falling off the mound to his glove side. Delcambre’s fastball is thrown in the 88-91 mph range and he’s able to repeat his delivery well while routinely hitting his spots: in on the hands of righthanded hitters and away from lefthanded hitters. A 78-79 mph sweeping slider is Delcambre’s primary secondary pitch, going right after hitters with an aggressive approach. His overall prospect status will rise with continued improvements in the command and control departments as a lefty with two potential out pitches.

Miguel Reyes, Hutchinson CC
Reyes has a solid, strong frame at a listed 6-foot-2, 225-pounds, throwing from a three-quarters arm slot and a max effort approach on the mound. He throws his fastball in the 88-91 mph range with some arm-side run. Reyes also throws a true 12-to-6 curveball in the 73-74 mph velocity band that has solid break. While he may be physically maxed out the stuff already is good as-is with a solid 1-2 punch that could fit well in a short relief role at the next level.
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