Mesa, Arizona —— Late last week out at the Arizona Fall League in Mesa, we caught up with Oakland Athletics right-handed pitching prospect Logan Shore. Representing the Mesa Solar Sox at Sloan Park in Mesa, Shore and Baseball Census on-air host Sande Charles discussed his early impressions of pitching in an offseason league full of the game’s best prospects, and playing with and against such high-quality competition. Shore also talks about pitching at the University of Florida with current Athletics teammate and fellow top prospect A.J. Puk, as well.
You can watch the full interview video from Mesa here:
In addition to our interview video with Logan Shore, we’ve also put together some game video from his Friday afternoon start in Mesa against the Surprise Saguaros. You can get a better sense of his arsenal (four-seam fastball, two-seam fastball, slider, changeup) and sequencing in our clip from his start that day right here:
Logan Shore is out at the Arizona Fall League to fill out some innings after missing a good chunk of 2017 due to injury. When he was healthy, Shore appeared in 17 games (14 starts) for the Stockton Ports, the High-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. He threw 72.2 innings in that span, allowing 81 hits and just 16 walks against 74 strikeouts. He had a strong 1.56 ground ball-to-fly ball ratio in that action this summer, which is further bore out by what you’ll see in the game video above — good, tight, and late life on his fastball to arm-side and slider to glove-side, both with good depth and late action down at the knees. The righty remains one of the top prospects for the Oakland Athletics and figures to start the 2018 season at Double-A Midland.
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