|Report Date:||April 2nd, 2018|
Pitching against Hattiesburg on Wednesday, Florida commit Christian Scott turned in an impressive performance at the National High School Invitational. In a complete game win, Scott allowed just one run on three hits, striking out nine and walking one.
Working with long levers and a projectable 6’4” and 190 pound frame, Scott has clean, easy arm action and a three-quarter slot. Working downhill, his fastball sat at 90-to-93 mph, touching 95 as he worked out of a high leverage situation against the meat of the Hattiesburg lineup. Scott threw his curveball at 75-to-78 mph with moderate depth and 11-to-5 movement. He’ll cast the pitch on occasion, but it shows above average snap when he stays on top of it. Though he’s primarily a two-pitch pitcher at this point, Scott filled the zone with these two offerings, locating both to either side of the plate.
Scott entered the tournament regarded as a potential top five round talent, and the strong showing will only help to drive his stock north.