In last weeks installment I profiled University of Virginia outfielder Derek Fisher. This week we’ll stay in the college ranks, but switch it over to the pitching side. University of Hartford lefty Sean Newcomb is a promising young arm who could rocket up draft boards in the coming months. He currently falls in the 10-20 range in most rankings.
Sean Newcomb, University of Hartford
Newcomb could easily be overlooked coming from such a small school. In 2013 he posted a 3.75 ERA in 72 innings for the Hartford Hawks. Newcomb also struck out an impressive 92 batters while walking 32. The big lefty was given the opportunity to put himself on the map while pitching in the Cape Cod league– and he didn’t disappoint. While the stats weren’t eye popping, the stuff was. Some scouts believe he has as much upside as any pitcher in the draft.
Newcomb’s fastball shows the type of velocity and pop that will get scouts attenti...