The #1 ranked 2023 player in the country by Perfect Game has been playing in the EBL the past 5 years, his name is Thomas White. Who would have thought that this 6'3 LHP from a small town in Massachusetts called Rowley would be ranked #1 in the country for the 2023 class. Thomas will be entering his freshman year at Phillips Andover and will be entering his 6th year with the Legends Prospects (Middleton, Ma). His Legends team finished the 2019 season ranked 19th in the country by Perfect Game at the 14U age level.
Thomas was selected by his manager Tom "Flash" Gordon to start on the mound in the Perfect Game 14U Select Baseball Festival that took place in Ft Myers, Florida at the Jet Blue Park (spring training home of the Boston Red Sox) over Labor Day Weekend. This event featured the best (44) 14U players in the country according to Perfect Game. "To be from New England and to be selected to this event is an amazing accomplishment, but to get the starting nod on the mound and to dominate the 1 inning he got to pitch is why Thomas is so special" says Legends owner Rusty Tucker. This 4 day event ended with a live televised game at the Jet Blue Complex where all of the players got a chance to showcase their skills in the game. With all of the pressure and all of the hype on Thomas White he definitely did not disappoint, Thomas struck out the side while consistently throwing in the low 90's (topping out at 92mph). This performance sealed the deal for Perfect Game to rank him #1. "Thomas is by far the best pitcher in the 2023 class in the country and his upside is tremendous. If he stays healthy and keeps developing his secondary pitches then he has the potential to be a very high draft pick out of high school" says Rusty. "His delivery is smooth and easy and if you are a college coach or a pro scout this is the type of pitching prospect that you dream of signing." Thomas is uncommitted and has been on every big time college coaches radar. "He will be able to pick any place in the country to play so there is no rush with his decision" says Rusty.