Missouri righthander Bryce Montes De Oca (Missouri Athletics)


Prospect Profile: Bryce Montes De Oca

MIAMI — Bryce Montes De Oca’s handshake engulfs yours.

On Saturday, one day after earning a roller-coaster-ride of a no-decision in a 3-1 Missouri win over host FIU, Montes De Oca walks into the Panthers’ stadium wearing sunglasses and feeling optimistic about his future.

And, why not? At 6-foot-7 and 260 pounds, the Missouri redshirt junior righthander is not just huge with massive hands, he’s also powerful. His fastball tops out at 100 mph, and that would come as no surprise to anyone who has seen how he can empty out a weight rack.