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Hunter Barco

High School: The Bolles School
Commitment: Virginia

Ht.: 6'4"
Wt.: 208 lbs
Bats: L
Throws: L
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Scouting Report

One of the hottest names coming into the 2019 draft cycle, Barco had a bit of an up-and-down summer. He is still one of the top lefthanded pitchers in the draft class, however, with some scouts saying he’s a top five prep player in the class. The 6-foot-4, 201-pound southpaw has three pitches that could be projected as plus—fastball, slider, changeup—and his fastball was mostly in the 89-92 mph range this summer with tremendous running action and sink. Barco throws from a very low, practically sidearm delivery, which gives both his fastball and low spin rate changeup plenty of run and fade, respectively. Yet, that low arm slot can also hurt the consistency of his slider at times. Many scouts believe that when Barco puts away the bat—he’s got above-average raw power but lots of swing-and-miss at the plate—he’ll take a big jump forward on the mound. Previously committed to Virginia, Barco is now a Florida commit.

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