Cape Cod Prospect Rundown: Orleans FirebirdsProspects
The Firebirds finished in 1st place in the East Division with an overall record of 23-17-4. They were then swept by Yarmouth-Dennis in the first round of the playoffs.
Max Troiani (Bentley Univ.) won the Daniel J Silva Sportsmanship Award and Jared Shuster (Wake Forest) took home the John J Claffey Outstanding New England Player Award. All-Stars included Shuster, Troiani and Noah Skirrow (Liberty). Shuster and Jake Eder (Vanderbilt) are the top prospects for 2020 and Owen Sharts (Nevada) leads the way for 2021.
Jake Eder, LHP, Vanderbilt, 2020 – In just 19.2 innings of work this summer, Eder showed the stuff that made him the 33rd overall ranked prep prospect and No. 2 LHP by Prep Baseball Report heading into the 2017 draft. He’s a long-bodied lefty at 6-foot-5, 220 pounds, with an easy, on-line delivery with good direction to the plate and extension out front. He delivered 88-94 mph fastballs from a high three-quarter slot with below-average life and above-average control. Spin rate ranged from 2050-2215 rpm. The Vandy southpaw mostly pitched at 88-90 mph, reaching back for 92-93 with two strikes to finish hitters. His best offspeed offering was an average curveball at 79-80 mph with 1/7 rotation. Eder Also mixed in a fringy 81 mph straight changeup as the third pitch in his arsenal. We did not see his best stuff during this late July start against Falmouth, but he pitched and battled…
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