Top MLB draft prospect Jason Groome strikes out 19 in no-hitter
Jason Groome, a top high school pitching prospect, threw a no-hitter with an impressive 19 strikeouts in his most recent start.
Groome is a 6-foot-5 southpaw who pitches for Barnegat High School in New Jersey. Making just his second start of the season, the lefty struck out 19 batters in a no-hitter over Central Regional High School. His team won 6-0.
Groome had a successful debut last week as he struck out 10 in four scoreless innings, meaning he has recorded 29 of 33 outs this season via strikeout.
Groome’s profile as a tall lefty is always attractive to scouts. That plus his fastball, which sits in the 90s and gets up to 97 mph, along with what is said to be an excellent curveball, have made him a possibility for the top overall pick in the draft. The Phillies hold the top pick for June’s draft.
The New Jersey native spent his junior season at IMG Academy in Florida, where he went 5-0 with a 0.98 ERA. He allowed just 23 hits in 43 innings, striking out 77 and walking only nine.
Here’s a highlight video of Groome: