Jimmy Messer

HS Grad 2008
Age 27 and 11 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 7 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-1, 195 lb
B/T R/R
School  South Caldwell
Hometown  Hudson, NC USA
Summer Team  Legion
Fall Team 
MLB Draft 
Round 44 by Athletics  in 2008
All Americans/All Regions
2008 Atlantic - All Region 1st Team 
National Rank - Class of 2008 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Overall
166
Position - RHP
NA
Thick build, threw 90+ with 3 quality pitches and command at PG National, big winner, good in Jupiter
NC State Rank - Class of 2008 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Overall
NA
Position - RHP
NA
GPA
3.9
SAT
1500
ACT
--

4 yr Commitment
North Carolina 

College(s) interested in
Clemson 
North Carolina 
Southern California 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
10
6/15/2007
Latest Showcase Report
2007 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2007
PG Grade: 10
Jimmy Messer is a 2008 RHP with a 6'1'', 195 lb. frame from Hudson, NC who attends South Caldwell HS. He has a mature build with very good present strength. Messer has a high energy delivery with a lot of effort and recoil on release but he repeats it well, stays balanced over the rubber and seemed to have no problem throwing strikes. He has a high 3/4's release on his fastball and curveball but a much lower release on his change up, so that will to be addressed. He will be a challenge for pitching coaches on what to address and what to leave as it is. Messer's fastball topped out at 93 mph and it got on hitters quickly. His best pitch was a hard curveball that was up to 80 mph with very late, hard bite. He pitched with his curveball and it is a big time strike out pitch with its power and depth. He showed some feel for his change up that hopefully translates to a higher release point. It will be interesting to watch if Messer can maintain his mechanics/delivery high in pitch counts against top level competition. He is a very good student who has a verbal commitment to North Carolina.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 93 mph
6/15/2007
98.45% Rank
best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
60 6.98 sec
6/15/2007
85.14% Rank
best 6.17  avg 7.37
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
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