Freure has strong outing at Cedar Rapids

By Bob Elliott

Right-hander R.J. Freure turned some heads at the 2016 Perfect Game National Pre-Draft Showcase at Perfect Game Field Cedar Rapids, 

Freure (Burlington, Ont.) of the Ontario Blue Jays was clocked at 91 mph at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Ontario Blue Jays pitcher was ranked 10th on the Rawlings prospect list when all the dust settled.

Besides Freure, C Zachary Fascia (Brampton, Ont.) of the Brampton Royals and 1B Ryan Rijo (Barrie, Ont.) of the Ontario Blue Jays also attended. 

(By Jordan Stroschein and Taylor McCollough) 
Fastball velocities

1. RHP Robbie Gordon, St. Louis, MO 92
4. RHP RJ Freure, Burlington, ON 91

Top pop times
Name Pop Grad School Hometown

1. Jeffery Scott 1.87 2014 Clinton Central Junior-Senior Forest, IN
3. Zachary Fascia 1.95 2016 Turner Fenton Brampton, ON

Top Catcher Velocity
Name C Grad School Hometown

1. Zachary Fascia 84 2016 Turner Fenton

Top 1B Velos
Name 1B Grad School Hometown

1. Wesley Brooks 83 2016 North Gwinnett Suwanee, GA
3. Ryan Rijo 83 2016 St. Joseph Barrie, ON

Top 60 Times
Name 60 Grad School Hometown

1. Ben Norman 6.49 2016 Roosevelt Des Moines, IA
23. Zachary Fascia 7.21 2016 Turner Fenton Brampton, ON

Top Zepp Hand Speed Max
Name Zepp TTI Grad School Hometown

1. Kyle Crowl 0.100 2016 Abraham Lincoln Council Bluffs, IA
10. Ryan Rijo 0.102 2016 St. Joseph Barrie, ON

Top Zepp Hand Speed Max
Name Zepp HS Grad School Hometown

1. Luis Alvarez 42.943 2016 The Beacon New York, NY
16. Ryan Rijo 29.888 2016 St. Joseph Barrie, ON

Top Zepp Bat Speed at Impact
1. Luis Alvarez 102.901 2016 The Beacon New York, NY
26. Ryan Rijo 79.704 2016 St. Joseph Barrie, ON

Red vs Navy Game Highlights
RJ Freure (2016 RHP, Burlington, ON) was up to 91 MPH with a quick tempo and worked downhill with his fastball.  Showed good arm side command and a good breaking curveball with 11/5 shape.  Mixed in a changeup in the 82-85 range with cutting action down in the zone.

2016 Top Prospects
1. Spencer Van Scoyoc - LHP - 2016 - Cedar Rapids, IA - USA

The ASU recruit may have saved his best outing at a PG event for his last as he was a personal best 92 with his fastball and showed advanced feel for his curveball which may be one of the best in the high school ranks and mixed in a few cutters at 85 that had late movement. Also showed well at the plate with an easy swing and solid contact.

10. RJ Freure  - RHP - 2016 - Burlington, ON - CAN
Strong athletic build, up to 91 with good down plane on his fastball. Has quick tempo and pounded the lower part of the zone with his fastball. Mixed in 11/5 curveball with good shape and spin. Had feel for change up with cutting action.