Tampa - Arms, Arms and More Arms
A week before Friday the 13th there was something very strange that happened at FTB’s Instructional Camp in Kissimmee, Fl. It was something that I had never seen at an instructional camp especially in December.
If it had been Friday the 13th, I would’ve start to believe in the myth that goes with that day. But it was Friday the 13th, it was December 6th and FTB pitchers were scheduled to throw bullpens.
There were 28, let me say that again, TWENTY EIGHT arms that threw 85mph or better in their pens that night. Out of the 28, six let me say that again, SIX arms were 90mph or better. More impressively, only four of the arms were 2014 grads and none of them were 90mph or better!
It was the best display of arm strength at a December camp I’d ever seen.
FTB ALWAYS has great turnouts for their instructional camps and this one wasn't any different!
I actually evaluated some new position players and pitchers as well as re-evaluating some familiar players.
There were over 280 players registered and over 30 college coaches and professional scouts evaluating. Again, it was the first weekend in December! This can be contributed to FTB staff's and Kristina Pascale's hard work and efforts to organize everything.
Look for my detailed reports by the end of the week!