RHP David Rhodes
Hometown: White Rock, BC
Height/Weight: 6’ 2” 175 lbs.
Teams: Langley Blaze/Seattle Select
Committed to: Washington
Coaches: Jamie Bodaly and Doug Mathieson, Dave Snell and Paul Gehring.
Past Teams: Baseball Northwest/Kansas City Royals Scout Team/Pacific Northwest Regional Royal, Inside Pitch Bellingham, Whalley Warriors (Babe Ruth)
Past coaches: Shawn Whalen, Trevor Leland, Frank Mariner and Mark Deshane.
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The most influential person in my baseball life besides my dad Mike: coach Dave Snell.
Good genes: Father Mike played Junior B Hockey in Alberta.
Rated: Ranked 385th among top 500 high schoolers in North America, down 74 spots (Jan. 31, 2018) ,,, Listed 309th on Perfect Game’s top 500 list (11/6/2017)
2018 season: Was 88-90 at North Vancouver showcase.
2017 season: Pitched for KC Royals Scout team at Area Code Games with a scoreless performance, with 3 1/3 scoreless at MLK West, allowing three hits and striking out seven.
2016 season: Pitched 5 2/3 innings allowing two earned runs on six hits and one walk facing Astros Scout Team/FTB Tucci at WWBA World Championship while striking out eight in Jupiter, Fla. Fastball clocked at 88-90 MPH ... Pitched at Area Code Games
2015 season: Pitched at Arizona Sophomore Fall Classic;
2014 season: Northwest Championship, MVP Oregon;
2013 season: Can-Am Futures Series.
Honours: 2017 seaason _ PG Preseason Underclassmen All American Third Team ... Perfect Game West MLK championship (Upperclass) all-tournament team ... All Tournament Team Pacific Northwest Regional Royal ... 2016 season _ PG Preseason Underclassmen All American Teams Preseason Underclass ... WWBA World Championship Baseball Northwest All Tournament Team
What they are saying: “Fastball reached 90 plus (91mph, Oct 19, 2017).
Scouting Reports 2017 Perfect Game West MLK championship: In what was a slightly delayed day around the greater Glendale area, action picked back up at Sierra Linda High School. RHP pitcher David Rhodes (2018, White Rock, BC), a Washington commit, took to the mound for Pacific Northwest Regional and fired an impressive 3 1/3 scoreless innings on the mound. Rhodes has a very projectable frame on the mound, listed at 6-foot-2, 180-lbs. with long limbs and lots of room to fill out. He pitched with a short, compact arm action, slightly higher back elbow, and threw from a 3/4 arm slot. His arm worked quickly and well through the back before exploding downhill with a slightly closed landing. Rhodes generated short arm-side life to his fastball that worked in the upper-80s and touched 89 mph a pair times, he also held the velocity well. He used a drop and drive element with an average stride down the mound and was fairly balanced despite some effort at release. He also mixed in a hard breaking curve ball with 12-to-6 shape at 76 mph with good depth and late bite out of the zone. He rounded a breaking ball off as well with 11-to-5 shape that showed some slider tendencies at 79 mph only once in the game. Overall the outing was highly impressive, working both sides of the plate and showing present feel to spin.
NICK GREENIZAN: White Rock’s Rhodes verbally commits