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Mike Vasil

Mike Vasil
High School: Boston College HS
College: Virginia
State: Mass.
Commitment: Virginia

Ht.: 6'4"
Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: L
Throws: R
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Scouting Report

Vasil has some of the highest upside of any high school righthander in a loaded 2018 draft class, but has been seen less frequently than many of the other pitchers. After impressing scouting directors at a few events over the summer of 2017--including USA Baseball's Tournament of Stars and the Area Code Games--the 6-foot-4, 210-pound Virginia commit became one of the top priorities for clubs to see when he finally started pitching during the spring. Vasil showed a clean delivery an ideal starting pitching frame with a three-pitch mix that includes a fastball that was up to 94 mph over the summer and a tick higher during his first start of the spring. During his second start, however, Vasil left with an arm injury in just the second inning, leaving teams even more perplexed as to where to fit Vasil given his questionable health and lack of track record. When healthy, Vasil has shown the stuff that leads to future frontline starting projections. He's an athletic player who played high school basketball and also takes his flexibility seriously with yoga and band-work. He has impressive control of his fastball, spotting the pitch to both sides of the plate and up and down in the strike zone. Some scouts project that he'll have a plus slider and changeup down the road as well. Vasil is an enigma, but he's a high-upside righthander out of the Northeast that would be a middle of the first-round pick or better, when healthy. His medical situation and the confidence in the few looks teams have with him will determine where he falls in the draft.

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