The 3rd Man In

Ryan Pepiot develops into draft prospect at Butler

Ryan Pepiot

Ryan Pepiot wasn’t caught up in the Power Five attention when he was looking to continue his baseball career after high school. The Westfield, Indiana native committed to Butler over Indiana and Purdue.

Butler’s smaller class sizes, which allow for more one-on-one interactions with instructors and professors, intrigued Pepiot. Its proximity to his family and ability to compete for a spot in the starting rotation as a freshman also factored into his decision. 

“I didn’t want to get 10 to 15 innings as a freshman,” he said. “I knew I needed to pitch a lot to get better at pitching, especially since this was the first time I’d be pitching only.”

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound right-handed hitter has provided a steady impact throughout his three seasons as a starter at Butler. He’s gradually refined his skills and improved his numbers to position himself as a prospect for June’s MLB draft.

Read more on Ryan Pepiot and his development at BaseballProspectJournal.com here.

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