TTFB adds top draft prospect Jonah Wesely to writing staff
Here’s what Kirby said about Jonah Wesely:
One of the better southpaws in the draft, Wesely was extremely impressive over the summer, showing the ability to be a future workhorse at the next level. He is a power lefty who uses his strong lower half to get his fastball up to the mid 90s. He also has the makings of a plus curve that sits in the mid 70s. His change-up is developing and he has command of all three. Over 37 innings as a junior, he only allowed six hits, while striking out 79 batters to just 13 walks. He tossed two no-hitters and struck out 17 over seven innings in a game against Bear Creek on May 3, allowing two hits on no walks. He has a lot of projection with a lot of room still to grow. He had 105 strikeouts over 59.2 innings as a sophomore, allowing just 21 hits.
Jonah, interviewed here, would like to start off his posting by saying:
I’m extremely excited about this 2013 baseball season. I’ve always anticipated I was going to have an eventful senior year of baseball but wasn’t expecting anything this big. I come from the small town of Tracy, Calif. The town really got behind me during the summer when I pitched in the PG All-American game, and everyone around here has supported me greatly ever since.
So, my hope is that I can continue that excitement for everyone as my senior season progresses and the MLB draft approaches. I lost over 20 pounds this offseason and I’m much stronger. I feel blessed to have the opportunity ahead of me, and I can’t wait to get on the mound and pitch for the Tracy High Bulldogs.
You can follow Jonah Wesely on Twitter and Instagram @JonahWesely.