Jupiter 2015: Day Four Breakdown
JUPITER, Fla. – The largest high school baseball tournament in the world once again descended upon Jupiter on Thursday, as did the eyes of the amateur scouting world. Perfect Game’s annual late October tournament has become a spot on the calendar that every scouting department has circled in red ink. To no one’s surprise, there continues to be no shortage of elite talent strutting their stuff in front of a massive crowd of lined up golf carts filled with curious scouts and college coaches.
As tends to be the tradition in Jupiter, Sundays ramp up the tension in a big way, as pool champions are crowned and playoff games begin. Each pitch is made under the highest of stakes, and many of the top arms are saved or come back for another go-round for these circumstances. The crowds of interested scouts continued to build, and to no one’s great surprise, the talent on display was once again highly impressive in day four action. With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the top players/college commitments that turned heads on day four in Jupiter.
• Davis Daniel (Montgomery, Ala.) took the ball for the second time in the event, and although he appeared to tire, while he was in there he showed some of the most well rounded arsenals and overall next level pitching profiles of the event. The 6-foot-1 Auburn commit once again showed off one of the best breaking balls in attendance, mixing a 76-79 mph curveball with nasty 12-6 and sometimes 11-5 action. It’s a potential plus offering that shows close to that grade at times already. He’ll need to be more consistent with it, but it’s a swing and miss offering in the making that he appears comfortable throwing in and out of the zone. Daniel also has a heavy, late moving two-seam fastball that he throws mostly between 91-93 mph. He settled closer to 90-91 later in the outing. He also flashed solid feel for an 80 mph changeup, but this will be a pitch he needs to cultivate further.
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