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Josiah Sightler

High School: Swansea (S.C.) HS
State: S.C.
Commitment: South Carolina

Ht.: 6'4"
Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: L
Throws: L

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Scouting Report

A 6-foot-4, 205-pound lefthander committed to South Carolina, Sightler throws in the mid- to upper 80s with his fastball, throwing out of a three-quarter slot with a long arm action. He also mixes in a mid-70s curveball and a low-80s changeup, and his fastball has touched 90 mph. He has some future upside thanks to a big frame that has more room to fill out, but Sightler also showed some potential with the bat at a few summer events, including USA Baseball's Tournament of Stars. At the event, he finished with the fourth-best average exit velocity (94 mph), ahead of names like Nolan Gorman, Will Banfield, Connor Scott and Matt McLain. It's a pull-oriented approach and Sightler was inconsistent with his quality of contact, but scouts might also be interested in him as a hitter with power potential.

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