That’s a cool name!
Tall and projectable, loose, 6-4, 190, with a Lincecum-style delivery. Quality of stuff is gradually improving, fastball getting into the 90s now. Very little national buzz about him, but I track the Iowa guys pretty closely and he looks interesting to me.
PerfectGame.org has 12 reports. Here are the latest two:
Dakota Freese is a 2011 RHP/ with a 6-4 185 lb. frame from Cedar Rapids, IA who attends Washington [HS]. Long wiry athletic build. Quick loose arm that produced consistent fastball velocity and improved movement with cutting action. Lincecum like delivery with long extended arm action from high 3/4 slot, hides the ball well. Maintained velo throughout, showed solid four pitch mix with a good power slider at 85 and an effective changeup to left handed hitters. Continued to show improved command this spring. Curveball break still inconsistent but flashes good depth and solid downer break. Signed with LSU-Eunice.
PG Grade: 10.0 [?]
Dakota Freese is a 2011 RHP with a 6-4 190 lb. frame from Cedar Rapids, IA who attends Washington HS. Slender athletic build, wiry strength. Consistent full delivery with high leg raise and arched back, very long and extended arm action. Consistent 88-90 mph fastball, saw touch 92 mph the previous week. Fastball very straight. Mixed in 75 mph curveball and upper 70’s change up effectively, curveball has some depth and good shape, maintains arm speed well on change, throws strikes with all pitches. Good mature performance. Signed with Louisiana State-Eunice.PG Grade: 10.0 [?]
PG Grade 10 is “Potential very high draft pick, Top DI in the nation prospect.” Will the Sox sign him?