06/03/2017 - 2017 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's National West
Mason only showed on the mound at the event and is a top prospect on the diamond. On the bump, he had a solid showing at the event. He attacks hitters, throwing a lot of strikes as he works to get ahead of hitters through a quick tempo. Arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 91 mph. Fastball showed range of 89-91 mph on a downhill plane. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with late break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a feel for with sinking action. At the plate is also shows a prospect with pro level power. He has strong/centered balance with fluid rhythm to load. He takes an absolute hack - crushing the ball to the deep parts of the park (exit velocity = 102 mph). Mason has a tremendous upside on the diamond and will get looks from the pro scouts and top collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.
02/07/2016 - College PREP - San Diego, CA
Mason Pelio posted a rarely seen velocity combo. Normally, raw velocity comes in higher than fastball velocity when both measures are collected from the same player - though technically pitchers are not supposed to participate in raw velocity testing, since we will capture a velocity for them off the mound. Pelio did both however, as was his option, and as it turned out his raw velocity (87 mph) was actually less than his peak fastball velocity (88 mph). If there is ever an indication of an effective delivery, that would be it. Remember, players may use whatever footwork and arm stroke they wish for raw velocity (think running start, or a crow hop before firing a throw into a net) - whereas fastball velocity is measured off the mound, where the measurement is collected within the context of a standard delivery of a pitch. He complemented his FB with an exceptional breaking ball that showed 12/6 shape from 67-69, with off-the-table action. The third pitch in his arsenal was an above average CH that showed run from 69-71. Mason's ability did not stop on the mound. In the OF, he worked well to make plays and some feel, and threw with the proper footwork to his targets. Offensively, he had rhythm to hit with a direct barrel path to contact. He had strong hands through the zone and the ball jumped off the barrel. Overall - Mason Pelio is a name that will continue to resonate over the next couple of high school seasons as a special arm and special overall ball player.