2017 Sunbelt League Top Prospects

Michael Livingston
Sunbelt League Top Prospects
Michael Livingston, rhp, Sunbelt (Sr., Young Harris)
Coleman Williams, rhp, Norcross (So., Duke)
Tucker Maxwell, of, Norcross (So., Georgia)
Hunter Caudelle, rhp, Gwinnett (Jr., Georgia Gwinnett College)
Zach Keenan, rhp, Atlanta (Fr., Middle Tennessee State)

SEE ALSO: Summer College League Top Prospects

Postseason Recap: The Sunbelt league champion series was not a stressful one this year as the Sunbelt Patriots swept the Atlanta Crackers 2-0 in the three-game series. The Patriots won the deciding game by a 13-5 margin, but it was not without an early struggle. Sunbelt jumped out to a 2-0 lead courtesy of Austin Pharr's (Columbus State) seventh home run but fell behind in the bottom of the third as the Crackers put up four runs. From then on it was all Patriots. Series MVP Eriq White (Alabama State) iced the series with a three-run bomb in the seventh to give the Patriots a lead they would not give up. They tallied four in the eighth and one more in the ninth. Ryan Wesley tossed seven innings to earn the win.

1. Michael Livingston, rhp, Sunbelt (Sr., Young Harris)

Livingston is a 6-foot-3, 190-pound righthander with a loose, smooth delivery. He works from a three-quarters arm slot with a fastball in the 89-91 mph range. He has more control than command, finding the zone consistently and flashing decent two-seam action with his fastball. He walked just six batters to 43 strikeouts in 38.1 innings this summer. His offspeed is a bit raw at this point, but he gets decent break on both pitches. His changeup sits 79-82 mph with occasional run. The best of his secondary pitches is his breaking ball, which he delivers from 83-85 mph, with more of a horizontal action.

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