High school pitcher and potential first round pick Stephen Gant died Tuesday of an apparent suicide. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.
From the article:
"We are all deeply saddened for Gloria, Tony, his brothers and sister as well as the many friends that Stephen had. All we can do is be supportive for the family and be there for them."
I had Stephen ranked as my 91st best right-handed pitching prospect, but he should have been much higher in retrospect. Here's what I said about him:
Stephen Gant, RHP, 6'1 175, TN, HS: A Vanderbilt commit, Gant’s fastball usually sits 88-90, but has been reported as high as 93. He has a clean effortless arm action and maintains his velocity well. Mixes in a promising low 70s curveball as well.
I will leave him on the list at number 19 to honor his memory and so that he won't be forgotten. The number reflects his age, and is also the reverse of his original ranking.