2018 Scout Notes from PG Park at LakePoint

3/1 High School Scout Notes
3/2/2018 9:07:48 AM

Another day, another arm making a velocity jump in the early part of this spring. This time in Carrollton High School righthander Rhett Daniel (2018, Carrollton, Ga.). The Coastal Carolina opened up on a rainy night at Lakepoint 88-92 mph with his fastball and bumped a 93 mph pitch in his second inning. Daniel, an extremely projectable 6-foot-5 178-pound prospect, mixed in three pitches during his outing showcasing command of all three. His fastball has plenty of life coming from a long wrapped arm action up to a high three-quarters arm slot. His fastball was his best located pitch showing ability to command to both sides of the plate consistently. His next best pitch was his changeup with some sink. The curveball is still average at this time. Daniel, unfortunately, took the loss in Carrollton's matchup with Hillgrove, but the future Chanticleer should be monitored over the course of this spring as this velocity jump since July may not be the first for the projectable pitcher.

Jake Gooch (2019, Cartersville, Ga.) showed off the pop in his barrel Thursday night as he pulled a pitch and deposited over the left field fence for a two run home run. Gooch has strength in his 6-foot-1 195-pound frame and it shows in his righthanded swing generating plenty of bat speed and exit 
velocities. Gooch also shows tools behind the plate as he is committed to further his playing career at Georgia Tech. He moves well behind the plate with a strong arm that runners did not test in this contest.

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