MLB Draft Scouting Report: Mason Hope

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Name: Mason Hope
Position: Pitcher
School: Broken Arrow H.S. (Okla.)
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 180
Bats/Throws: R/R

Events Scouted: Perfect Game National Showcase

Mason Hope, RHP, Broken Arrow H.S. (Okla.) from Frankie Piliere on Vimeo.

Physical Description

Hope has a well proportioned, athletic frame. There's plenty of room for added size as he matures and that should lead to some additional velocity. He's a long, loose athlete with a great deal of physical upside.


He works from a full windup, and has a long, loose arm action. Getting on his front side a little early is a minor problem he'll need to work on, but otherwise has a pretty clean delivery.


I expect the velocity to eventually come for Hope. Right now he works at 88-90 mph, but does it with relative ease. There could be a spike in the next couple years given his frame and athleticism. He can crank it up to 91-92 at times, and in time he should be able to sit around there.


Hope has a very advanced feel for his breaking pitches. His curveball comes in at 71-73 mph and should tighten up as his velocity increases. It shows good 11-5 action and he keeps it on the corners of the zone with regularity.


The Oklahoma native also has another variation of his breaking ball. The slider comes in around 77-80 mph. He shows a good feel for this pitch and it's probably superior to his curveball at this point.


Hope is a pure projection case, and has started showing more velocity this spring. He will take some time to reach his ceiling, but already has a feel for three pitches. If he fills out as scouts expect, he has the look of a quality mid-rotation big league starter.

Draft Projection: 4th-6th round

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