|Report Date:||April 2nd, 2018|
Winn attended Silver Creek High School in Colorado last year, but transferred to Orange Lutheran this year in time to help the Lancers repeat as National High School Invitational Champions. Perhaps no player improved his stock at the event more than Winn. Pitching against Florence on the Tournament’s opening day, Winn worked six scoreless innings, allowing just one hit on a swinging bunt, walking two and striking out nine.
A Mississippi State commit, Winn has an athletic 6’2”, 195 pound frame. Winn pounds the zone with a fastball that sat 92-to-94 mph with late life that he was able to locate to either side of the plate. Winn missed a lot of bats with his power curveball, a high spin offering that he throws with 11-to-5 shape and plus depth. He also mixes in a low 80’s slider, with short horizontal movement, but it’s behind the curveball at this point.
Winn displayed fiery competitiveness on the mound, challenging opponents and staring them down after strikeouts. While he already had first round talk heading into the tournament, Winn strengthened his case with a strong performance on the national stage in front of an abundance of evaluators.