Colorado Insider: Fast-Rising Uncommitted 2017 Pitchers

By John Cackowski
State Director

The updated and expanded 2017 rankings were released Wednesday August 26th.  Much has changed since the last revision, which is reflected in the considerable shakeups and moving from 55 players to 100. While many name were mainstays in the 2017 rankings, there are plenty of new prospects added to the list.

Connor Nantkes, LHP/OF, Cherokee Trail
Overall Rank: 9

Scouting Report: 6-foot-1, 180 pounds. Bats and throws left. Nantkes was voted most projectable arm at the event. Hands start high and has a very fluid motion to the plate. Square, in-line, and arm works real well with lower half. After delivery will slightly fall off to 3rd. Has a high 3/4 arm slot. Fastball is on you, and is thrown consistently at 81 to 82 mph but touched 84. Tails away from right handed hitters. Curveball has 1/7 shape and comes in at 68 mph with tight spin. Change has fade away from right handed hitters thrown at 70-71 mph. At the plate shows potential as a two-way player. Athletic balanced wide stance with slight crouch. Hips work good. Smooth swing off short stride. Gap to gap hitter with good bat speed. Generated 89 mph exit velocity off the tee. In the OF has solid fundamentals. Projects as a corner OF. Threw 77 from right to 3rd. Ran a 7.50 60.

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