John Combs Selected for 2018 Power Showcase World Classic

John Combs, a sophomore catcher on the Rhea County High School baseball team recently received an invitation to attend baseball showcase event in December.(Photo:GaryBolden/RheaReview)

Combs to represent Tennessee in All Star Classic

September 2018

Spring City, TN —  John Combs a sophomore at Rhea County High School was recently named to the 13th Annual Power Showcase All-American Team.  Each player is personally selected, based on their abilities, power, scout references, school and showcase performances.

The 13th Annual World Showcase will be held in Miami at Marlins Park on December 27 through 31, 2018.  The event features the most prolific amateur players from around the world and provides the perfect center-stage opportunity in which to demonstrate their skill set in a major league stadium.  John will proudly represent Tennessee in All Star Classic and Home Run Derby that will feature top amateur power hitting prospects from around the world.  The game highlights the five-day all encompassing educational experience and is staffed by some of the very best coaches.  There is also a Major League Baseball scout day in front of all thirty major league organizations.  Other sessions include strength sessions, involvement in “Showcase’s” philanthropic arm, called the “Home Runs That Help.”

John also scored well is several baseball skill evaluations, including pop time, grip strength and exit velocity.  Pop time is the time from ball hitting the catcher’s mitt until it hits the middle infielder’s mitt at second base.  Exit velocity measures the speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.  Lastly grip strength (Crushing strength) has direct application to baseball. It is used on offense when you grip a bat handle and on defense when you apply pressure (grip) to the ball

For more information about the Power Showcase visit their site:

John plays for the Rhea County Eagles Baseball team and was catcher on this last year’s team.   John played baseball, basketball and football at Spring City Middle School before arriving at Rhea County High School.  John excels not only on the field but also in the classroom.

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