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Mason Studstill

Having trained with our coaches since 2008, Mason Studstill was drafted by the Cleveland Indians.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indians select right-handed pitcher Mason Studstill in the 22nd round of the draft...

 

 

Mason Studstill Rockledge Senior HSRockledge, FL POS 3B Class 2016 With their 22nd round pick (#662 overall) in the 2016 Draft the Cleveland Indians have selected right-handed pitcher Mason Studstill out of Rockledge High School (FL).

Born: 8/22/1997 – Height: 6’2” – Weight: 210 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right Ranks: Baseball America: #455

Jeff Ellis: Mason Studstill on top of having a great name is a 6’2” right handed prep arm from Florida who is committed to Miami. He sits low 90’s and is considered to be pretty maxed out physically. He has gained about three inches over the last two years to help change his outlook on the mound. A bulldog type on the mound he also played third base and projected for some power there. He was part of Team USA baseball 17 and under team, and has been on the radar for a while. He is committed to Miami University which is traditional a harder school to sign a kid away from. This could mark four players in a row who the Indians are more than likely going to be unable to sign.

Mason Studstill: A New Breed of Baseball Player?

Submitted by Russ_Cohen on Wed, 2012-12-12 13:19 - Sportsology.com

I have to say there haven’t been a lot of articles that I’ve done with players who were 15 and younger. I’m sure I will post one about Connor McDavid the CHL hockey star who is exactly that age but for now this is a baseball article about Mason Studstill.

He’s a budding high school baseball star in Florida who’s been raising some eyebrows. This Rockledge native has been blessed with a sweet swing and a strong throwing arm. Now here’s the question. Do you allow him to be a dominant hitter and dominant pitcher?

Along the way there have been similar players to Studstill and organizations generally turn them into full time pitchers or full time position players. However, the economics of the game are changing and I wonder if a team were to sink in a “significant investment” in this kid when and if he gets drafted, and then let him pitch once every five days and possibly DH the rest? He can do that in college and the minors to get ready for that. This works as a pro assuming that he’s drafted by an American League team or the rules change by the time he’s ready.

He bats right and throws right so his non-pitching arm is exposed when he bats which is a plus. Teams quiver when a pitcher bats and his throwing arm is exposed. The fact that he plays third base gives him extra versatility. The fact that he’s started and closed adds to that.

Here shows how he helped beat a team from my home state:

http://www.newsday.com/sports/franklin-square-falls-to-rockledge-in-cons...

I’d think the starter/DH makes some sense. That way he can “contribute” 5 times a week instead of once every five days and an occasional pinch hitting appearance. Could this be the wave of the future in baseball? I guess it’s possible but with pitch counts ruling the game some teams would worry about his batting and running taxing him even though I can’t see how. They seem to be very conservative with their pitchers but it only takes one to change the landscape.

Soon he will take part in this amateur baseball power showcase.

http://www.power-showcase.com/7th-annual-event-december-2012

Bryce Harper (2012 NL Rookie of the Year) got some notoriety after this and Studstill could be the next guy to do so. Check out a video of him here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIRXyqjBbY8&feature=youtube_gdata_player