Collegiate Summer Baseball Invitational: Prospect RundownProspects
BRYAN, Texas — Until the Northwoods League and other collegiate summer leagues began over the past week, the only game in town from a college baseball standpoint was the College Summer Baseball Invitational, held at the home of the Brazos Valley Bombers of the Texas Collegiate League.
We detailed many aspects of the CSBI tournament, from how the teams were going to be compromised to the rigorous standards in which tourney officials would have from a health standpoint in response to COVID-19. You can read that story, here.
With four teams in the tournament, we caught four of the six games at the CSBI, and several players stood out. To help you get better acquainted with the talent present at the event, it’s time to take an in-depth look at the standout prospects from the CSBI.
Let’s dive into the top prospects from the CSBI:
Jaycob Deese, RHP, Houston (2021)
The soon-to-be Houston Cougar righthander raised some eyebrows at the practice day with a fastball up to 96 mph. Though he didn’t touch 96 in the game on the opening day of the event, he certainly showed an athletic 6-foot-1, 185-pound frame with a live arm. Deese was up to 95 with his fastball with a spin rate of 2404, while he sat in the 2339-2405 range from a spin rate standpoint with the 92-94 (95) offering. The fastball had some good life to it on his armside, while he threw the offering for strikes on both sides of the plate. Deese also showed a decent breaking ball in the 75-78 range, while also showing a couple of changeups in the upper 70s.
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