Michael Meintel

HS Grad 2007
Age 28 and 9 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 5 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-2, 195 lb
B/T R/R
School  Shadyside
Hometown  Shadyside, OH USA
Summer Team  Livi Steele
Fall Team  Cardinals Scout Team
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Central - All Region 1st Team 
National Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
380
Position - RHP
NA
Could be higher, 90 mph fastball.
OH State Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
NA
Position - RHP
NA
GPA
2.7
SAT
--
ACT
19

4 yr Commitment
Wright State 

College(s) interested in
Clemson 
Kent State 
Ohio State 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
9
1/31/2004
Latest Showcase Report
2006 National Showcase   Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade: 9
Michael Meintel is a 2007 right hand pitcher from Shadyside HS, residing in Shadyside, OH. He has a broad, developed body and appears bigger and stronger than his listed 6'2" 195 lb. dimensions. Meintel showed good raw arm strength and the makings of quality secondary stuff to earn a #72 ranking among PG National Top 85 pitchers. He pitches from an over the top slot with a long arm action. Meintel has decent body control but mostly throws with his arm. He opens his front side pretty early, clearing his hips and letting his arm, which has decent arm speed, do the rest. There is some effort in that delivery, but his body handles it well. He worked vertically with his upper-80s fastball, pitching up and down in the zone, which can change the eye level of a hitter, an effective way to use a fastball. He touched 90 so there is some arm strength and with a more compact delivery, he might even throw harder. Meintel has a 69-72 mph curveball that has some decent spin, though being able to hold the ball a bit longer will add a significant amount of action on that pitch. His third pitch was a 79 mph change-up and worked as a show-me pitch. Meintel is still working to develop those secondary pitches and has a chance to develop them into usable offerings if he can make a delivery adjustment that will create more extension for release. What he did particularly well was to pitch with his fastball and that is a very good thing for a young pitcher to be able to do. He is a D1 college prospect with the potential to develop into a pro prospect.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 90 mph
6/16/2006
92.48% Rank
best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
60 7.46 sec
6/16/2006
41.53% Rank
best 6.38  avg 7.39
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)
40 5.63 sec
1/31/2004
21.43% Rank
best 5.00  avg 5.33
 (2007 class in 2004)

best 4.87  avg 5.24
 (2007 class)
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