- Full name Stephen Pelli
- Born 11/06/1999 in
- Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School St. Mary's
A thick-bodied, 6-foot, 215-pound righthander out of Maryland, Pelli doesn't have a ton of physical projection left and he's not a hard thrower, but his changeup showed the making of a plus pitch throughout the summer. Pelli used his changeup, which he throws with terrific arm speed, to get swings and misses against some of the best hitters in the 2018 prep class at Perfect Game's National Showcase, including Nander De Sedas, Triston Casas and Kendrick Calilao. Pelli has been into the low 90s with his fastball in shorter stints, but this spring he's mostly settled into the 84-88 mph range. The lack of physical projection, velocity and the fact that Pelli doesn't have much in the way of a breaking ball means he'll likely get to North Carolina. He's shown swing-and-miss stuff in the past and could raise his draft stock with improvements in Chapel Hill.