Both Trey Yesavage and Colton Book came into the 2021 high school season carrying lofty expectations. The fact that they have surpassed those expectations should not come as much of a surprise to those who know them well.
Book (2021 LHP Manheim Central & Stony Brook commit) was dominant all summer for the 17U National Bomber team, finishing the summer season with a minuscule 0.78 ERA and an 8/1 strikeout to walk ratio. The LHP has carried that success right into the high school season, as the 6’4” 200 LBS southpaw has yet to allow a hit for the Barons.
A testament to his remarkable work ethic, Book saw a big jump in velocity year over year as he was topping out at 83-84 mph in the summer of 2019 and is now topping out at 90-91 mph. While the uptick in velocity has helped get Colton on the national map, Book has always known how to pitch. Utilizing a devastating curveball and change-up combo to compliment his improving fastball, Book has been dominating high school lineups over the last few years. We’ve known for years how special Colton is … we are glad the rest of the baseball world is catching on!
Yesavage (2021 RHP Boyertown & East Carolina commit) was also near untouchable over the summer season for the 16 and 17U National Bombers teams. Featuring a FB at 89-92 over the summer, Trey struck out an average of 16 batters per nine innings pitched. Yesavage has been a mainstay at the top of Bomber rotations for several years.
The 6’4” 225 LBS RHP earned some national recognition over the summer as he was invited to participate in the prestigious New Balance Area Code Games, where he had the opportunity to pitch in front of dozens of MLB scouts.
Similar to Book, Yesavage’s work ethic has resulted in an uptick in fastball velocity, with the RHP topping out at 96 mph on MLB scout’s radar guns at a recent high school start.
Both boys have grown accustomed to seeing the cameras and radar guns behind home plate during the starts and both have done a remarkable job of tuning out the outside noise and focusing on the task at hand. Whether they are drafted or not, both Book and Yesavage have incredibly bright futures ahead of them.
#BomberNation is rooting for you, fellas!