With the commitment of Bubba Chandler to Clemson yesterday, most of the focus, and rightfully so, is obviously on the football side of things. However the Tigers aren’t just getting a pretty good quarterback prospect, they are also getting a guy that can also hold his own on the baseball diamond.
As a matter of fact, he can more than hold his own, he is really good, as evidenced by his Perfect Game grade.
Courtesy of Perfect Game
A grade of 9.5 is exceptional. For those not familiar, Perfect Game grades on a system of 1-10, with 10 being the highest.
- A player that receives a 10 is described as a ” potentially very high draft pick and/or elite level college prospect.
- A player getting a 9 is described as a “potential top 10 round pick and/or highest level college prospect.”
Having Chandler graded right between the two speaks volumes about his upside as a baseball player.
Roy “Bubba” Chandler is a 2021 RHP/SS with a 6-2 185 lb. frame from Bogart, GA who attends North Oconee HS. Recorded a 7.23 second 60-yard dash time. Young, projectable build with length to the frame and lots of room for strength. Primary righthanded pitcher with a big side step into a simple delivery with energy at release. High three-quarters arm slot with a deliberate delivery into an accelerated release. Works very quickly with a longer arm stroke in the back. Good arm speed and maintains hand speed on the changeup with very good sink and run. Breaking ball could be landed for strikes and projects with strength. Clean delivery and repeats well with upside to the profile. Arm strength played well from secondary position of the infield. Switch hitter with an even stance, high hand set, and a low back elbow. Contact oriented stroke with an inside path to the baseball. Looseness to hands and showed the ability to turn on the inside part of the plate. Good student. Verbal commitment to Georgia.Latest Perfect Game Showcase Report
With Chandler’s scholarship counting towards football, Monte Lee makes out like a bandit here. To make it even better, Chandler was committed to play baseball for Georgia. Not only do they take one right out of the Dawgs backyard, they take him from their baseball program as well. A baseball program that has been really good of late.
The Clemson baseball team is getting a player that will have an impact on the program in some capacity. Whether it is pitching, hitting, or both, remains to be seen. He is absolutely capable of doing both.
As a high school junior he was already topping 90 MPH with his fastball and has already developed a pretty good change-up to go along with it, not to mention a solid slider that is still getting better. Plus, he is a pretty good shortstop to boot.
If you are a Clemson fan that also follows the baseball team, Wednesday was a good day.