Ralph Ortiz is blossoming into one of our best pitching prospects. He is in his freshman year at Montini Catholic High School and also a member of the 16U Pirates of Chicago Travel Team. We have been working with Ralph for about a year and a half. His work ethic is second to none. Whether it be drills, exercises, or workouts….he does not stop. He is living proof of how hard work and believing in the process works!
Less than a year ago Ralph was consistently in the mid to upper 60’s. A few weeks ago, during a very short bullpen velocity check, he hit 77mph. Under normal “game situation” pitching that is more like 80mph. We fully expect that within the next month or so, he will hit 80. He is also an outstanding all-around player.
There is for sure much more to come in Ralph’s baseball journey.
We are extremely proud of you!