Cape Buzz: Hess Sharp in Debut

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Throughout the summer, we’ll be providing wall to wall coverage from the Cape Cod League, including regular batches of first-hand scouting notes on all the latest players standing out to scouts and updates on key players from programs around the nation.

Hess Sharp in Debut

In one of the most anticipated debuts by a prospect this summer, Zack Hess (2018, rhp, LSU) made his Cape Cod League debut for the Bourne Braves on Wednesday night. To end any suspense – he did not disappoint. Hess, who rose to national stardom for his performance and personality out of the LSU bullpen in Omaha, has a specific goal in mind for his Cape League stint, and that is to prove to scouts that he can successfully transition back into a starting role and pitch there at the next level. The plan is for him to make only three or four starts on the Cape, and in this starts he will be limited to 60 pitches. The LSU coaching staff wants to see Hess work on developing his changeup and adapt his approach to log more innings, but they also want to be careful with a prized pitching prospect who is coming off just his freshman season.

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