2021 MLB Draft Prospect: Florida Gators Chase Petty

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2021 MLB Draft Prospect
OMAHA, NE - JUNE 27: The Florida Gators during the national anthem before game1 of the men's 2011 NCAA College Baseball World Series between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Florida Gators at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on June 27, 2011 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

2021 MLB Draft Prospect Chase Betty is one of the top prospects in the country that could have his name called during the draft later this year. He is a phenomenal right-handed pitcher that graduated from Mainland High School in New Jersey. Petty is 6’1 and weighs 175 pounds and his main pitch is an overpowering 101 mph fastball.

The 2021 MLB Draft prospect performed at the Area Code Games in California these games showcase the best underclassmen of the nation. This is where Chase Petty made a name for himself as he pitched his triple-digit fastball. Of course, he kept pitching around 95-100 most of the time. A generational arm has hit the MLB prospect 2021 draft list.

2021 MLB Draft Prospect: Determination

Chase Petty has an electric fastball that he can blow by anybody. It holds steady at 95-100 mph constantly. The whole dynamic is he is not afraid of anyone when he comes to the mound. He exploded onto the scene this past summer and everyone can’t wait to see what he can do as a 2021 MLB Draft prospect.

In the Area Code Games, Petty had to pitch first blush in the morning, however, he was all ready to go. You always hear about a hitter getting ready for a pitcher, but in this case, the pitcher is ready for the hitter at a morning’s first pitch time. It was amazing to see a kid before his senior year grabbing the attention of scouts from all over just by pitching fastballs.

Chase Petty’s Assessment

The Florida Gators commit and 2021 MLB Draft Prospect was asked to self-assess himself on LakePointSports.com.

“I am a very headstrong pitcher. I have an I’m better than you type of mentality. As a pitcher, I always try to attack attack attack, and if you beat me you beat me but good luck with that.”

He has one game plan and that’s to overtake his opponent with heat. It doesn’t matter if he faces a player that likes to hit the fastball, he wants to get it by you and he believes he can with everyone. This tactic obviously won’t work in the major leagues so he needs to achieve perfection with one or two more pitches. For now, it is just a sight to watch him throw the heat.

Chase Petty’s Secondary Pitches

Most of the 2021 MLB Draft prospect pitchers have more than just a fastball and Chase Petty is no different. He has a changeup that hits in the high 80s. His second-best pitch is his slider that drops to the lower 80s. He still hasn’t mastered them but he has changed grips on his slider to feel more comfortable.

His strike three pitch is always going to be his fastball but he will throw that slider by opposing batters.

Chase Petty a Florida Gator

Chase Petty is a top commit from the best recruiting school in the nation. The Florida Gators start with Chase Petty as the top pitching recruits in the class and a potential first-round pick in the draft. The Gators’ current 2021 commit list includes six five-star prospects, such as RHP Andrew Painter, OF Jay Allen, RHP Chase Petty, RHP Brandon Neely, LHP Philip Abner, and INF Deric Fabian.

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