Monday, May 23, 2011

Mizzou Recruits

A month from MLB, Platts ready for all scenarios (Globe Gazette)
His fastball has been clocked at 91 mph and Perfect Game, a scouting service, gives him a 10 rating, meaning he is a potential very high draft pick and a top D-I prospect.

He signed with Missouri in November, but where the 6-foot-4, 210-pound right hander winds up isn’t set in stone.

“The draft is a funny thing,” Platts said. “There’s been guys that go in the 10th round that were supposed to go in the 20th round.

“And there’s guys that go in the 20th round that were supposed to go in the 10th round.”
. . .
“It’s exciting, but I don’t want to get my hopes up too much,” he said. “I
f it doesn’t happen, I have a really good thing at the University of Missouri.

Experienced pitching carries expectations for Marshalltown baseball (
Defending league champion Mason City has compiled 66 wins over the last two seasons and potentially could return five first-teamers to its lineup. Missouri signee Brandon Platts, a hard-throwing right-hander, expects to be selected in the MLB First-year player draft next month and may sign a pro contract instead of finishing out his senior season.

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