Five to Follow: Uncommitted '21 Pitchers

PBR Alabama Staff

We continue to take a look at some of the top uncommitted players across the state as we focus in on five pitchers that are part of a loaded ‘21 class in the state. A few of these guys also double as position players. 

Carson Howard (2021, RHP, Saint James) Not the most physical looking pitcher on the mound but don’t let that fool you at all. This guy is a competitor and can flat pitch. Simple, athletic mechanics on the mound shows no wasted movement and he does a very nice job of hiding the ball from hitters. The arm action is very quick and the velocity matches that. The ‘21 grad commanded both sides of the plate at 86-88 mph and was up to 89 mph on several pitches. The breaking ball showed very tight spin and broke very late. The breaking ball is a definite swing and miss pitch vs. RH hitters.

Caden Hare (2021, RHP, Smiths Station) Nothing beats an athletic arm that pounds the zone, and competes. That is exactly what Hare did during his outing. FB was 83-85, topped out at 86. A lot of life on the fastball. Smooth, quick ¾ arm slot. Simple, clean mechanics with a powerful finish. Arm is loose, and whippy and shows plenty of room left to grow and get stronger. There is no doubt more velo there. Showed great confidence on the mound, and was not afraid to go right at hitters.

Jack Williamson (2021, RHP/SS, Winfield City) At the plate, he has a simple, middle approach that translated into gameplay. Level swing path that generated many line drives during BP. Ran a 7.1 60 and posted an 87 mph exit velo off a tee. Did a lot of things well. Solid actions defensively with above average arm strength (86 mph). On the mound, his FB played 84-87 while touching 87 a few times with late life at the end. CB was 71-74 with nice downward tilt and showed to be an effective secondary pitch. Arm path is clean and has potential.


Payton Lemons (2021, RHP, Hokes Bluff) 6-foot-1, 175-pound right-handed pitcher and infielder, lean frame. Arm works quick and continuous, some length on the back-side, comes out of a ¾ slot with easy effort. Drop and drive delivery, sound lower half, works on-line, lands square and finishes square to home. Fastball up to 85 early in outing, settled in at 81-83. Feel for slurve-like breaking ball, featured late, sharp break at-times, 69-72

Walker Stallworth (2021, RHP/1B, Charles Henderson) The glove work around the bag is superb and he shows nice feet on ground balls and at the bag. No question on the arm strength as he threw 87 mph across the infield. Really like his simple setup at the plate from an even stance. There is no wasted action and the hands work well through the zone. Showed juice to the middle of the field with some whip in the barrel and and a nice finish. Clean delivery and arm action on the mound and was very composed and threw all 3 pitches with confidence and effectiveness. The FB was up to 85 mph with nice down plane as he was effective in the bottom half of the zone. The breaking ball showed late depth with 11/7 action and tight spin. He showed nice command of his change up that really seemed to disappear vs. hitters. Really like the versatility in this ‘21 grad.

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