Cape Buzz: Missouri’s Montes de Oca Intrigues
YARMOUTH, Mass. — Throughout this summer, D1Baseball.com will be your home for all things summer collegiate baseball, with a distinct focus on the Cape Cod League, and keeping you updated on all the elite talent that populates the league’s ten teams. With an eye toward scouting and the MLB Draft, we will provide regular in-depth analysis on who is performing, who is taking a step forward, and who may be players to watch headed into the 2016 college baseball season.
Missouri’s Montes de Oca One To Watch
It’s no secret that Bryce Montes de Oca (Missouri) has one of the most gifted arms in the country. A 14th-round draft pick in 2014 by the Chicago White Sox, it was well known that the towering righty would be a tough sign out of high school, given his indications that he wanted to attend Missouri and that he was coming off of Tommy John surgery.
Montes de Oca did indeed end up Missouri, and the best way to put it would be that his freshman season in 2015 was a learning experience. And, that’s precisely what this summer pitching for Falmouth will be as well. The 6-foot-8 righty has 13 walks in his first 14.1 innings on the Cape, but to say the potential for him is massive would be an understatement.
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