Robert Plohr is one of the most premier arms in the St. Louis Area. He will be staying in St. Louis after his high school career is over to attend St. Louis University and help the Billikens continue to build a program that is already become a top baseball program.
Plohr was a kid who last season was done right filthy at times on the mound for CBC high school. 10 games pitched last season including 7 starts Plohr marked an era that was sub 1 at 0.95. The 6’5 225 Senior pitched 44.3 innings in his Junior year that finished out with him posting a record of 5-2 with 1 complete game.
Plohr had 55 K’s last season to go along with 99 walks for a WHIP of 1.20. Batters were batting .199 against Plohr last season a number that led all CBC pitchers.
When Plohr was on the mound last season he did allow a single homerun or triple all season. The senior only allowed 2 doubles all season to keep batters slugging a dismal .211 off of him.
Plohr currently sits his fastball in the upper 80’s to low 90’s that should increase in velocity as his strength continues to build as he gets older. Plohr will throw a 2 seam and 4 seam fastball that is complimented by a curve-ball and circle change.
Plohr was told by the SLU coaches that he could be a Friday night or Saturday night guy for the Billikens meaning he will be SLU’s ace or 2nd best starting pitcher.
A big senior season and expect Plohr to get his name in the MLB draft talk. Currently I would say he is better off attending college and improving his mechanics, but with another season of a sub 1 era Plohr without a doubt could be mentioned in the top 15 rounds next June.