Perfect Game named Binghamton junior pitcher Mike Urbanski the top professional prospect in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.
A prestigious baseball organization known for exposing players to major league clubs, Perfect Game said Urbanski displayed the best velocity, breaking ball and command in the PGCBL and ranked him ahead of three players who had already been selected in a first-year player draft.
In 30 innings of work for the PGCBL’s Amsterdam Mohawks this summer, Urbanski posted a 5-2 record to go with a 2.67 ERA and four saves. He also struck out 40 batters while walking just six, good for a 6.7 K/BB.
For perspective, only 10 Division I pitchers posted a better K/BB in the 2013 regular season.
Perfect Game’s scouting report on Urbanski, a 6-foot-4 right hander, said the junior attained his numbers with a fastball that sat in the 92-94 mph range and topped out at 95 mph. It also said Urbanski’s slider “became a dominant second pitch.”
Before the summer, Urbanski pitched to a 4.74 ERA in 19 relief innings for the Bearcats.