DURHAM, N.C. – Entering his sixth season at Duke, head coach Chris Pollard is thrilled to announced the signing of RHP Jack Carey to a National Letter of Intent. A product of Summit, N.J., Carey headlines the Blue Devils’ 12-player recruiting class set to arrive in Durham this coming fall.
“Jack Carey is one of the top right-handed pitching prospects in the country,” said Pollard. “With a fastball up to 94 mph, he’s a true power arm. Jack’s physical tools – his ability to throw strikes coupled with a plus fastball – give him the opportunity to come into our program and contribute early.”
A 2017 Underclass Second Team selection, Carey ranks among the top prospects nationally. Perfect Game lists Carey as its No. 199 overall prospect in the class of 2018 as well as the No. 71 right-handed pitcher. In the state of New Jersey, he rates as the No. 5 overall prospect and No. 2 RHP in the class.
A two-year team captain at St. Peter’s Prep, Carey went 5-2 in nine starts as a junior in 2017. He fanned 56 batters in 47.1 innings and posted a 1.18 ERA.
This past summer, Carey participated in the 2017 East Coast Professional Showcase, an event that provides a venue for premier youth baseball players across the eastern United Sates to compete in a professional environment.
GoDuke.com will feature each member of Duke’s 2018 recruiting class every Tuesday over the coming weeks.