Super 60 Spotlight: Will Koger


By Andy Sroka
Illinois and Wisconsin Assistant Director

On Sunday, Feb. 7, Prep Baseball Report will host the 19th edition of its prestigious, flagship event: the Super 60 Pro Showcase. Since the event’s inception in 2003, more than 300 players have been selected in the MLB Draft, including 22 first-round picks and 25 second-rounders.

We started our our march toward the Super 60 earlier this month, by highlighting the prospects set to join us, shining a light on their impressive player profiles that they've groomed through their high school years and beyond.

Will Koger

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Bardstown
    State: KY
  • Summer Team: Louisville legends Sorg
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
94
Max FB
(03/29/21)
87 - 93
FB
(07/15/20)
78 - 80
CB
(03/29/21)
80 - 81
CH
(03/29/21)
74 - 78
SL
(07/15/20)
Pitching
Max FB
94
FB
89 - 92
CB
78 - 80
CH
80 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
93
FB
87 - 93
CB
62 - 62
CH
76 - 78
SL
74 - 78
Position
83
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
4.50
H-1st

Scouting Report

9/13/20

Louisville recruit and high ceiling talent. came out of the gates hot with a 91-93 mph tailing fastball and a power curve at 80 mph with a 2700+ spin rate. Mixed in an effective, low-spin (1575-1725 rpm) changeup in the low-80s with arm side action. Tired quickly, working more 87-88 with his fastball and 75-77 with his breaking ball by the second inning. Was undoubtedly affected by Friday Night Lights as a wide receiver and safety less than 24 hours before this appearance at the Midwest Fall Championships. One to watch this spring as a potential top round pick for the 2021 MLB draft.

6/19/18

Koger was one of my favorite arms throughout the Midwest Prospect League, and has a high-ceiling moving forward. At 6-foot, 165-pounds he is athletic with some natural strength, but still not fully mature. His shoulders are wider, and he has long legs. The delivery that he put together was crisp and polished, and he maintains a linear path down the mound with a quick arm that delivers out of a high ¾ slot creating some downward angle to the plate. The arm worked freely without interruption. His secondary offerings are what may be the most exciting part about the future direction of Koger. He showed feel for a changeup (69-72) with late, sinking action as well as a multi-tier breaking curveball that showed tight spin at 68-69. Definitely an arm to follow closely over the summer and in coming years.


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