Mark Pope

HS Grad 2008
Age 28 and 7 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 9 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-2, 193 lb
School  Walton
Hometown  Marietta, GA USA
Summer Team  E Cobb Braves 17U
Fall Team  same
MLB Draft 
Round 5 by Padres in 2011
Round 17 by Braves in 2008
National Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - RHP
Athletic body, aggressive pitcher, mid to better 80s in Ft Myers, better at WWBA PG events including Jupiter
GA State Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - RHP

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4 yr Commitment
Georgia Tech

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2007 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2007
PG Grade: 9.5
Mark Pope is a 2008 RHP with a 6'2'', 193 lb. frame from Marietta, GA who attends Walton HS. He has a strong, stocky frame and looks closer to 6-0 than 6-2. Pope throws from full windup delivery with good drive to the plate and some effort flying open on release. The energy in the delivery gives some deception to the hitter and doesn't seem to effect Pope's command or consistency. Pope's release point is extended low 3/4's and he gets excellent heavy life on a mid to upper 80's fastball that touched 90 mph. He'll get tons of ground ball outs at all levels with his fastball. His breaking ball is a sweeping curveball in the lower 70's but he profiles as the type who will learn a slider at some time in the future. Pope didn't show a change up but it would be a good pitch for him. Pope's a good athlete who fields his position well, important for a sinker baller, and can swing the bat a bit. He should have immediate success at the college level with his style and command.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.50
0.50 improvement beginning on Dec 28, 2006
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 91 mph
95.04% Rank
best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
60 7.78 sec
23.10% Rank
best 6.53  avg 7.51
 (2008 class in 2006)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
IF 82 mph
91.86% Rank
best 87  avg 75
 (2008 class in 2006)

best 95  avg 76
 (2008 class)
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