Peter Heubeck, RHP, Gilman School (Md.)
Heubeck got the start in a highly anticipated game versus a talented Calvert Hall on Tuesday for the Gilman School. The Wake Forest commit delivered six impressive innings for his team, while showing the very same intrigue our scouting staff saw over the summer. The long, lean right-hander worked at a feverish pace from the start, showing athleticism throughout his delivery, a loose, easy arm action and plenty of physical upside. The fastball was up to 94 mph early before settling in the 90-92 range for the majority of his outing. He was able to hold his velocity well throughout, even grabbing a 93 well into the sixth. The sheer ability to repeat so effortlessly, while showing advanced feel for his three-pitch mix was the most impressive part of his outing. He was able to locate the fastball early in the count by working all four quadrants of the strike zone efficiently. The true separator for Heubeck was his ability to land both of his secondary offerings for strikes, showing the ability to manipulate both the shape and speed of his breaking ball while replicating his changeup that flashed fading action. The breaking ball flashed plus at times, exhibiting true 12-6 downer action to it when thrown with conviction. With the weather heating up, we should expect the velocity to potentially rise as the young right-hander continues to stretch out. The overall ease of operation, athleticism in which he repeats his delivery and the loose, easy arm action will certainly be intriguing as teams continue to build this year’s prospective draft boards.
-Johnnie McAdams/Peter Harding
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