High school baseball: Jordan's Colton Shaver masterful in 5A tournament win over Fremont

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  • Westside Bulldog Provo, UT
    May 16, 2014 3:40 p.m.

    The Shaver kid is a great UTAH high school talent. No doubt about it. But the fact of the matter is, he needs to go to school. In my opinion, there is no way that he is a polished enough hitter to deal with professional pitching right now. Crushing Utah high school pitching is one thing, dealing with our country, (and some of the world's best pitchers for that matter) in the minor leagues is a whole other level. It would be nice to see him drafted, but I can't see him being offered enough money to leave his BYU scholarship and opportunity.

    Go look up the stats for last year's seniors, two of Utah high school's most decorated power hitters(collegiate freshman)Bronson Larsen (BYU) and Taylor Snyder (SLCC). Neither of those kids are as big and as strong as Colton, but the stats are there to see. Production drops once competition goes up.

    Colton will probably strike out more in his freshman season at BYU than he did during his high school career.

    Great talent, best of luck to him wherever he ends up playing.

  • 2020 Herriman, UT
    May 15, 2014 8:52 a.m.

    I think BYU will be more than lucky to get him. I can't imagine he won't go high enough in the draft that he will never play an inning of college ball. The only way I see that happening is if he goes on a mission and comes back to BYU.

    He's a great kid as well.

  • Gravedigger72 DRAPER, UT
    May 14, 2014 10:48 p.m.

    That was a fun game to watch. Fremont players looked tiny- but they were a scrappy bunch and played their hearts out. Shaver is a beast at any position they put him in. Best player in the state and BYU is lucky to get him. It will be interesting to see where he goes in the draft.