BASEBALL

Enlow ranked as a top-10 prospect in 2017

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
St. Amant junior pitcher and LSU commit Blayne Enlow. Photo by DKMoon Photography.

The stock of talented St. Amant junior pitcher Blayne Enlow continues to steadily rise among the nation's baseball scouts.

Enlow committed to LSU for the 2017 class back in the first weekend of August, and now, he is being ranked among the country's best prospects.

Last week, the Prep Baseball Report updated their 2017 Top 300 rankings, and Enlow was planted firmly in the No. 9 spot.

Only one other Louisiana player was ranked in the top 10, and that was the second-ranked prospect, John Curtis outfielder Dan Cabrera.

The 6-foot-3 Enlow worked himself into St. Amant's starting rotation during his sophomore campaign and quickly became their ace by the end of the season.

The Gators finished the year 16-14 and made a trip to the playoffs, but they were beaten by Acadiana in the opening round.

However, the status of Enlow kept going strong.

During the summer, he played for Ascension's Gauthier & Amedee American Legion team, and while doing so, he received his scholarship offer from LSU.

Enlow's arm talent has enamored scouts. As a 165-pound junior, he has had his fastball clocked in at 90 miles per hour. His changeup has reached 82.

The PBR website says that Enlow is "arguably the fastest-rising prospect in the country" and that he "burst onto the scene at an open PBS Louisiana showcase, then proceeded to light up at the PBR Future Games with an effortless three-pitch arsenal that includes an 88-90 mph fastball."

Enlow and the Gators will be competing for the District 5-5A title in 2016.

In addition to Enlow, they bring back Adam Sevario (Florida International commit), Briggs Bourgeois, Brock Gonzales and Slade Gaudin.