In this edition of 30 Prospects in 30 Days, we focus on right-hander Sean Reid-Foley, a 6’2″, 210 lb senior at Sandalwood High School in Florida.
Scouting Grades: Fastball: 60 | Slider: 60 | Curveball: 50 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 55 | Overall: 55
Reid-Foley starred in the first major event on the high school showcase circuit, striking out all six batters he faced at the Perfect Game National in June.
His success continued throughout the summer, as he showed he has the stuff and ability to potentially become a No. 3 starter in the Major Leagues.
A Florida State recruit, Reid-Foley throws somewhat across his body, which allows him to run his fastball inside against left-handers.
His fastball usually sits between 91-93 mph and sometimes reaches the mid 90’s.
Reid-Foley also features three offspeed pitches – a slider, curveball and changeup – all of which he can throw for strikes.
His slider is his best secondary offering, as it sits in the low 80’s with good, but the reason he has moved up so much on draft lists has been the developement of his curveball.
His curve used to just be an average offering for the right-hander, but he has really turned the pitch into a plus offering as of late.
His changeup is his worst secondary offering, as it is pretty much just a show-me pitch right now.
Overall, his athleticism helps him to repeat his delivery with consistency, and that along with his ability to pound the strike zone should get him drafted in the first round this year.
Tune in tomorrow at 6pm ET for the next edition of 30 Prospects in 30 Days: OF Michael Conforto.