Three members of the Baseball U Prospects team that finished 3-1 in Jupiter at the WWBA World Championships were selected to the WWBA World Championship All Tournament Team. These members are:
Pavin Smith a 2014 LHP who has verbally committed to U of Virginia was a two way player for Baseball U in Jupiter. Pavin showed a good solid left handed stroke and also pitched 2 and 1/3 innings while allowing 0 runs while striking out six Richmond Braves.
John McCarren was once again named to his third All WWBA Team in two years. McCarren who is a Wake Forest commit allowed only two earned runs over 6 innings and struck out 10 batters in his opening day performance. The top recorded velocity for McCarren was 88MPH during his outing.
Simon Mathews a Temple commit was named to the All WWBA Team while allowing only 1 hit while striking out 5 batters in 5 innings against Chet Lemons Juice who was a finalist in the WWBA World Championships. Mathews uses a deceptive delivery and mixes his pitches well as he heads to Temple and the Big East.
Baseball U finished the tournament with a 3-1 record over the 5 days. Weather became an issue as Hurricane Sandy brushed the coast of Florida bringing heavy winds and rain before hitting the northeast back home.
The team recorded wins over Sandlot / Midwest Scout Team, PG Northeast and the Richmond Braves. The lone loss in the shortened tournament was to the eventual finalist Chet Lemons Juice by a score of 4-0. In that game All Tournament Team Member Simon Mathews went 5 strong innings allowing only 1 run before giving way to Justin Dunn who hit 90MPH in the 6th inning.
The event is the largest scouting event in the country and still had over 1000 MLB scouts and college coaches in attendance even with the bad weather that was often played in high winds and occasional down pours. This event had 131 pitchers that hit 90MPH or better on the mound. The highest recorded pitch was 98mph and 13 pitchers hit 92mph or better.
Simply put it is the best of the best when you play in Jupiter and most of your top draft picks from high school were there that will be in next year’s MLB Draft.
Baseball U has three organizations in three different states, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. The New Jersey based organization runs the local as well as National programs exposing the players from all three organizations to the highest level of baseball.
Thus far for the class of 2013 32 players have given their verbal commitment to colleges. The schedule is almost complete for the next summer and with the team hosting tournaments at Old Dominion, U of North Carolina and Monmouth University and having private team workouts and games at UVA and Vanderbilt it looks to be a great summer of 2013.
Registration for both the 5 week high school workouts and Road To College Combine have already started as well as the 8 week Middle School and Little League workouts. Please visit the camps link to see more details.
The team will be holding 2013 tryouts on November 10th and 11th. All interested players should fill out a prospective player form on the site.