Josh Pettitte– is a 6’1 190 lb right hander heading to Baylor this coming fall, but before he makes any debut with the bears he still is leaving his mark at his high school of Deer Park in Texas. Just this past Monday Pettitte accomplished a task his Father has yet to do, Throw a No Hitter. Pettitte went the full game striking out 10 batters and walking 1.
Pettitte is a pitcher that will not wow with the radar gun, his fastball will sit inside 84 to 88 and a curveball that will sit at 75 mph. Pettitte finishes out his arsenal with a changeup that tops out around 74 and a cutter that sits in the mid 80’s.
Pettitte seems to use his cutter 2nd most behind his fastball during his games and with added weight I see velocity entering low 90’s as he matures into his low 20’s
A son of a major league pitcher can at times be a hit and miss as to whether that kid will turn out to be a true prospect living in the shadow of his father. Pettitte sees no shadow in the bright sun of Texas as he is his own type of pitcher.
Pitching from the right side of the mound, Pettitte is known to be a pitcher already at this young age and not a thrower. He already has a persona on the mound and the knowledge of when to use certain pitches in different situations.
Last season as a Junior in high school Pettitte tossed 23 innings for a record of 4-0 with an era of .89 and 32 strikeouts. Pettitte will continue to develop this season and should be an absolute steal if the Baylor Bears talk him into coming to their school for the 2014 season.
I do see Pettitte being drafted, depending on how high will determine if this young right hander will be attending classes this coming fall.