Alabama Scout Blog: Round of 32 Games
April 24, 2023
The Alabama Scout Blog provides insider information and scouting notes from the PBR Scouting Staff during the season. This running blog will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects, and anything else that is notable. We will provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations, velocities, pop times, home to first times, and more.
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+ RHP Jonathan Stevens (Briarwood Christian, 2023) is the other piece to the Lions’ two-headed pitching monster that is going to be tough to beat throughout the rest of the playoffs. Stevens, an Alabama signee, is a former PBR Future Gamer that is listed at 6-foot-1, 190-pounds and has an extremely fast arm coming out of a high, compact ¾ arm slot. Working exclusively from the stretch the whole night, the right-hander was comfortably sitting 89-91 mph for the entirety of his outing and grabbed a 92 mph in the second inning on a two-strike offering. Like Meeks, Stevens may not have had his best command for his fastball in the outing but was still extremely effective and worked out of a few jams during his outing while surrendering just one run and allowing no hits in the rain-shortened contest. The right-hander’s slider was dialed in from the get-go as a put-away offering with two strikes in the 76-78 mph range and consistent spin rates near the 2500 rpm mark. He collected numerous swings-and-misses with offering, while being able to back-foot it to left-handers and sweep it across the strike zone against right-handers. He finished earning the W going 5.2 IP, 0 H, R, 7 BB, & 6 Ks in the rain-shortened outing.