• Full name Blake Wolters
  • Born 10/25/2004 in Mahomet, IL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Mahomet-Seymour HS, Mahomet, Ill.
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (44th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2023 (signed for $2,800,000).
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    School: Mahomet-Seymour HS, Mahomet, Ill. Source: HS

    Commit/Drafted: Arizona
    Age At Draft: 18.7
    BA Grade:55/Extreme
    Tools:Fastball: 60. Slider: 55. Changeup: 50. Control: 50.

    In 2022, Wolters pitched in the 89-92 mph range with his fastball and earned himself a scholarship to Arizona. Quickly in 2023 outings, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound righty took a step forward with his velocity. He broke the annual PBR Super 60 Showcase velocity record when he touched 97.7 mph, and became one of the most talked about high school arms in the country entering spring ball. The power-armed righty uses a simple delivery that’s under control up to his balance point. With a loose, traditional takeback, the ball is released from a three-quarter slot with proper finish out in front. Some evaluators believe more power can be tapped into when he learns how to fully engage his lower half with each pitch. He has plenty of power presently, though, and was consistently into the upper 90s early in his starts before settling into the 93-95 range with an average rpm north of 2,300. Wolters complements his fastball with a slider that will flash plus throughout his starts and only projects to improve as he continues his development. The slider sits 82-86 mph with traditional break, 2,700 rpm spin and he can add more sweep when he is looking for a punchout. Wolters has a changeup that isn’t used frequently, but it could be an average third offering in the future. Wolters is around the zone consistently with his pitches, enough to project solid-average control.

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