Nice story on the Daily News website by Mitch Abramson on highly touted St. John's recruit, pitcher Scott Blewett. Blewett is a flamethrower from Syracuse who had committed to the Red Storm program. He is a towering 6'6 and has a fastball that has been clocked at 96mph.
Blewett is from upstate New York and was the Gatorade NY Player of the Year his senior year. He was heavily recruited by former Johnnies pitching coach Scott Brown, who left to for the same position at Vanderbilt two years ago.
Injuries have not been a problem for Blewett until he felt tension in his shoulder in early May. He was examined interestingly enough by the medical director of the Kansas City Royals, who would select Blewett with the 56th overall pick in the second round.
After the shoulder tension on May 2nd, Scott threw 70 pitches and hit 95mph on the radar gun just three weeks later. His shoulder and back just needed some strengthening and the Royals knew this. He is a young pitcher who throws fastballs like lasers and probably should have gone in the first round. The fact that the Mets and the Yankees let this homegrown talent slip away to KC is tough to bear but that's scouting for you.
In other draft news Red Storm pitcher James Lomangino was selected in the 18th round by the Rockies. Lomangino is from Ronkonkama and played for Connetquot High School. He was previously selected by the A's in last year's draft but decided to come back for his Senior Year. Good luck to James and Scott on the road to the show.