Fall Upperclass Showcase: Pitchers Analysis


Shea Sbranti
Arizona Scouting Director

On Sunday, October 30th, the PBR Arizona Staff hosted the Upperclass Showcase at Grand Canyon University. The event featured 13 pitchers and gave our scouting staff a quality look at players from the 2023-2024 high school classes.

Today we continue the analysis of the event with a look at all of the pitchers scouting reports from the day. 

FUll pitching reports

Hunter Clark, Peoria (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-1, 160-pounds.
Delivery: High lift with heavy hip turn, would like to see work into legs more to create more power to the plate.
Arm Action: RH. Over the top action
FB: T84.1, 82-84 mph. Had slight ASR, had troubles with command at times.  T2123, 2058 average rpm.
CB: 63-64 mph. Slow 12/6 breaker that landed for strikes, works well off FB plane and keeps hand speed. T2138, 2020 average rpm.
SL: 70-71 mph. Worked well off FB and CB, had a good late break with a feel for the zone.   T2403, 2339 average rpm.
CH: 69-70 mph. Good sink action, would work well to LHH, needs to work more in the zone to be effective.  T1891, 1839 average rpm.

Sam Coffman, Bear Creek (CO), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-0, 195-pounds.
Delivery: High lift with good hip mobility and able to get into his backside well for leverage down the mound.
Arm Action: RH. Arm action works over the top, and has a tendency to fall off the mound to his glove side.
FB: T87.7, 85-88 mph. Firm FB, worked at the top of the zone with high spin. Would like to see work in the zone more often. T2493, 2415 average rpm.
CB: 71-72 mph. High spin BB with more 12/6 break, works great off the FB at the top of the zone. T2704, 2652 average rpm.
SL: 76-78 mph. Tight spin SL had attendancy to pull to his glove side. If he can get in the zone with more consistency it could be a plus pitch. T2663, 2621 average rpm.
CH: 75-77 mph. Good movement off FB, but also had some command issues.  T2113, 2056 average rpm.

Felix Enriquez, Salpointe  (AZ), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-2, 252-pounds.
Delivery: Slow windup with over the top action, would like to see work over his frontside more at release.
Arm Action: RH. Over the top action.
FB: T78.4, 72-78 mph. Big range in velocity would like to see work more in the zone.  T2086, 1849 average rpm.
CB: 69-69 mph. Slow breaker works well off FB, More of a cutter action. Threw well for strikes.  T2010, 2003 average rpm.
SL: 68-70 mph.  T2041, 1993 average rpm.
CH: 71-74 mph. Best Offspeed pitch, had some ASR and good mix of chase and strike pitches.  T1744, 1693 average rpm.

James Feery, Hamilton (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds.
Delivery: Light lift with good mobility in his hips, delivery was fluid with minimal effort.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action at a MTQ slot, minimal effort.
FB: T79.9, 78-80 mph. Good ASR with ability to throw strikes. T2059, 1961 average rpm.
CB: 70-71 mph. Had some pop out of the hand with good spin numbers. Would like to see work down in the zone more often to play off FB plane. T2284, 2205 average rpm.
SL: 70-71 mph.  T2356, 2242 average rpm.
CH: 72-73 mph. Same actions as the FB with good change in speeds. T1924, 1707 average rpm.
 

Paul Fernow Jr, Prescott (AZ), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-3, 190-pounds.
Delivery: Worked out of the stretch with a light lift, worked fluid down the mound with good body control.
Arm Action: RH. HTQ slot, comes out of the hand well with good extension.
FB: T85.6, 83-85 mph. Worked primarily at the top of the zone with slight ASR, good spin numbers.  T2226, 2070 average rpm.
CB: 70-72 mph. More of a 12/6 action played well off the FB with above avg sping numbers. T2462, 2359 average rpm.
SL:  mph.  T,  average rpm.
CH: 73-77 mph. Good ASR and was able to keep hand speed throughout.  T1924, 1753 average rpm.

David Galindo, Saint Mary's (AZ), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-11, 210-pounds.
Delivery: Easy lift at about waist height, body stays square with not alot of hip load.
Arm Action: RH. Over the arm slot with minimal effort. Comes out of the hand well.
FB: T86.6, 84-87 mph. Came out of the hand well with some velo behind it, is known to be a strike thrower but had some misses down in the zone. T2126, 2028 average rpm.
CB: 69-73 mph. 12/6 breaking ball that had attendancy to miss down in the zone. Good spin numbers and actions that will play off the FB. T2281, 2135 average rpm.
SL:  mph.  T,  average rpm.
CH: 76-77 mph. Worked down in the zone with more sink action, played well off FB. T1768, 1573 average rpm.

Brody Jacobs, Sandra Day O'Connor  (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-4, 200-pounds.
Delivery: High lift with good mobility in his lower half.
Arm Action: RH. Quick loose arm, comes out of the hand well.
FB: T88.3, 87-88 mph. Firm FB with slight arm side run, has attendancy to miss up in the zone with high spin. T2386, 2246 average rpm.
CB:  mph.  T,  average rpm.
SL: 68-71 mph. Slow breaking ball, had attendancy to leave up in the zone.  T2223, 2176 average rpm.
CH: 75-77 mph. Plays well off the FB, would like to see HM numbers slightly higher but commanded nicely.  T1572, 1499 average rpm.

Sam Lorgan, Chandler (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 6-1, 195-pounds.
Delivery: High lift with good weight in his backside. Gets down the mound well with good intent.
Arm Action: LH. HTQ slot would like to see finish over his front side more.
FB: T83, 79-82 mph. Low spin FB with good ASR, will play best at the bottom of the zone. T1797, 1720 average rpm.
CB:  mph.  T,  average rpm.
SL: 65-68 mph. Had tight spin and played well off FB vs LHH. T3592, 2330 average rpm.
CH: 70-72 mph. Very low spin with good ASR, needs to work down in the zone to play off FB. T1293, 1194 average rpm.

Jose Mendoza, Apollo (AZ), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds.
Delivery: High lift with good weight in his backside. Gets down the mound well with good intent.
Arm Action: RH. HTQ slot, does a good job getting down the mound with good intent.
FB: T80.8, 76-80 mph. Played up in the zone with some arm side miss, would like to see work down with his low spin numbers. T1965, 1785 average rpm.
CB: 64-65 mph. Slow breaker with big 12/6 movement was able to land strikes.  T2160, 2116 average rpm.
SL: 65-65 mph.  T2084, 2084 average rpm.
CH: 71-73 mph. Had good spin numbers and ASR that will play well off FB plane. T1539, 1413 average rpm.

Justin Payne, Sahuaro (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-1, 145-pounds.
Delivery: Low lift with minimal load into his back leg, does a nice job of getting down the mound.
Arm Action: LH. HTQ slot with quick arm, with added strength should see increase in velo.
FB: T71.6, 69-71 mph. Has good ASR but had attendancy to miss down. If he could start it at the middle of the zone and have it work away to a RHH that would play best. T1714, 1601 average rpm.
CB: 61-63 mph. More of a 12/6 action, was able to land for strikes. T1767, 1674 average rpm.
SL:  mph.  T,  average rpm.
CH: 67-69 mph. Good movement but needs to work in the zone to be effective.  T1347, 1308 average rpm.

Brady Plecity, Mountain Ridge (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds.
Delivery: Slow and smooth windup with mid high lift just above the belt. Moves down the mound well with good weight in his backside.
Arm Action: RH. Short over the top action has attendancy to get his arm stuck at extension.
FB: T81.5, 80-81 mph. Had slight ASR would like to see work in the zone more often, had attendacy to miss up in the zone. T2202, 2103 average rpm.
CB:  mph.  T,  average rpm.
SL: 68-71 mph. Slow breaker with late action, through well for strikes. T2220, 2158 average rpm.
CH: 75-76 mph. Good downward sink, plays well off the FB. T2091, 2041 average rpm.

Jacob Samsing, Millenium (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-2, 200-pounds.
Delivery: High lift with hands tight to the body, showed good mobility in the hips and keeps weight back throughout delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Short over the top arm action, would like to see it loosen up similar to what he is in the infield.
FB: T83.4, 82-83 mph. Worked in the zone well with minimal movement.  T2363, 2277 average rpm.
CB: 68-69 mph. Big slow breaker with 12/6 movement. Would like to see work in the zone more often. T2490, 2378 average rpm.
SL: 73-74 mph. Showed good spin numbers with late life. T2381, 2320 average rpm.

Jacob Solis, Sahuaro (AZ), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-9, 155-pounds.
Delivery: High lift with good weight transfer into his backside,
Arm Action: RH. Shorter arm action, would like to see the same extension as he has in the OF.
FB: T79.7, 76-79 mph. Has good ASR would like to see start at the center of the plate to use his sink. T1996, 1886 average rpm.
CB: 67-69 mph. Good 12/6 action with good spin numbers, worked well off FB. T2281, 2192 average rpm.
SL: 71-72 mph.  T2213, 2198 average rpm.
CH: 73-75 mph. Worked well off his 3 pitch mix, more of a slower FB with good CH spin numbers.  T1562, 1490 average rpm.

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