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Prospect Rundown: Texas Collegiate League (July 9)

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The Texas Collegiate League is one of many summer collegiate leagues still in full swing, and the league has benefitted from others such as the Cape Cod League cancelling its season.

In our first installment of the TCL Prospect Rundown this summer, it’s time to take an in-depth look at prospects from Florida, UT Arlington, Oklahoma State, Fordham, New Jersey Tech, Oklahoma, Georgia Tech, USC, Florida International, Houston, Rice and NC State.

Come get the inside scoop:

Drillers Prospects To Watch

 Florida freshman righthander Brandon Sproat is the most intriguing arm making waves at the TCL so far this summer. Sproat had a solid start to his UF career with a 1.50 ERA in six innings of work, and he was up to 98 mph with his fastball. So, with his arm very much still fresh this summer, his velocity has had quite the uptick. Sproat, a 6-foot-3, 205-pounder, has been anywhere from 95-98 and up to 100-101 on a few occasions during practices and games. He’s also shown a solid slider and continues to develop the changeup as a viable third offering.

“I didn’t know he had that kind of arm to be honest. It’s electric, and he’s got a good slider, too,” Tulsa coach Tom Holliday said. “I haven’t had many, if any, guys on my team throwing 100, so it’s a lot of fun to watch. The biggest thing for Brandon is the development of his changeup now.”

 

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