Pitching dominated the event, and there were very few hard hit balls overall. That’s to be expected, though. This event allowed all the pitchers to show what they have in one or two inning bursts, so keep that in mind when looking at the velocity numbers. Let me know who your favorite arms were!
The 2019 NHSI concluded Saturday night with Orange Lutheran winning its third consecutive championship. Much like previous years, the 2019 “crop of talent” featured a myriad of pro prospects, attracting scouts from college and professional ranks. At this type of event it is common to have several concurrent games, forcing an excruciating choice between top prospects on different fields. Having little exposure to many of these kids, it made the most sense to prioritize my schedule around pitchers. The tournament is only four days, which means each pitcher will throw once and you’ll only get one opportunity to see them. Let’s walk through ten pitchers with the most pro potential in this year’s tournament*: