River McWilliams

HS Grad 2008
Age 27 and 10 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 6 mos
Position(s) SS  3B, P
Ht/Wt 5-11, 180 lb
School  Shaker Hts
Hometown  Shaker Heights, OH USA
Summer Team  Brownlee Lookouts
Fall Team 
National Rank - Class of 2008 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - SS
Ran it up to 87 at Atlantic Coast Top
OH State Rank - Class of 2008 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - SS

4 yr Commitment

College(s) interested in
North Carolina 
Wake Forest 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
Latest Showcase Report
2007 Atlantic Coast Top Showcase   Aug 11, 2007
PG Grade: 8.5
River McWilliams is a 2008 SS/3B/P with a 5'11'', 180 lb. frame from Shaker Heights, OH who attends Shaker Heights HS. He has a solid athletic build on a medium frame with some present strength. McWilliams came to the showcase as a primary shortstop but we liked him more on this look as a right handed pitcher. As a shortstop, McWilliams showed quick feet and his hands worked pretty well. He had a hitch in his throwing stroke that kept him from showing his arm strength during drills. Offensively, McWiliams had a good approach with an aggressive swing and quick hands. He made solid line drive contact to the middle of the field. Overall, McWilliams tools as a position player are good but non-projectable and he would have likely received a 7.5 grade. As a pitcher, McWilliams showed polished, smooth pitching mechanics and his arm worked very nicely with no sign of a hitch or any hesitation. He was very balanced and under control in his delivery and the ball left his hand effortlessly. McWilliams threw 84-87 mph with his fastball and most impressively for a secondary pitcher, both his curveball and change up were quality pitches, especially his curveball that had hard spin and bite. His mound work really stood out. McWilliams is a 2-way prospect but pay close attention to him on the mound. He is also a very good student.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 87 mph
81.34% Rank
best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
60 7.27 sec
59.34% Rank
best 6.17  avg 7.37
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
IF 78 mph
53.06% Rank
best 95  avg 77
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 95  avg 76
 (2008 class)
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