Prep Baseball Report

PBR All Colorado Team: Right Handed Pitchers

By John Cackowski
State Director

PBR Colorado will be presenting the the PBR All-Colorado Team over the course of the next week. Players chosen for the PBR All-Colorado Team are players that not only performed well during the season, helped their team have success on the field, but also were seen in front of the PBR Colorado scouting staff in the form of a past PBR Colorado events or a game. We kicked off the PBR All-Colorado team with the OutfieldersCatcher/Designated Hitter, Corners, and Middle Infielders/Utility Today we highlight Right Handed Pitchers.

Jake Eissler, RHP/3B, ThunderRidge, 2016
The Texas Christian commit moves on after a very stellar high school career at ThunderRidge. The RHP went 5-2 this year with an impressive 1.25 ERA. In 60 innings pitched Eissler struck out 81 and only gave up 45 hits and 17 walks. Eissler also hit .384 with 4 homeruns and 28 RBI's. From a high 3/4 arm slot, Eissler is effortless to the plate with simple mechanics that guide all three pitches to the strike zone at any time in the count. No doubt the most polished pitcher in the state. Armed with a fastball that lives at 88, but can touch 92 mph. Change-up has nice fade at 76-77 mph, and curveball has nice 11/5 tilt and the ball drops off the table at last minute. Will project to be in the rotation sooner then later at TCU.

Paul Tilotson, RHP/OF, Lewis Palmer, 2016
The Nebraska commit had another dominating year on the mound and as a hitter. The RHP went 8-1 on the season with a 1.02 ERA, and in 55 innings pitched struck out 86 batters only giving up 29 hits. At the plate Tillotson hit .562 with 4 homeruns, 13 doubles, and led 4A with 40 RBI's. 6-foot-2, 200-pound, right-handed pitcher had the top FB velocity of 91 MPH at a previous Preseason All-State event.  Displays a smooth tall and fall motion with level shoulders and square athletic landing throwing off two feet and repeats delivery time after time.  Arm is long and loose, lightning quick from an over the top slot.  Easy effort produced fastball from 88-91 MPH with hard run late in the zone.  Command was excellent in the bottom half of the zone.  A 68-72 MPH curve showed 11/5 action and sharp late movement down in the zone.  Split Change was 74-75 MPH with good sink down in the zone.  Tillotson has a live arm and is a very projectable pitcher in the class of 2016.

Jake Greenwalt, RHP, Windsor High School, 2016
23rd Round - San Fransisco Giants

The first high school player drafted this year in Colorado, Greenwalt was our choice for 4A player of the year. In 55 innings pitched Greenwalt had 9 wins and led the Wizards to the 4A Final Four. He posted a 0.89 E.R.A. and had 79 strikeouts while only giving up 28 hits. At 6-foot-1, 170 pounds. Greenwalt has a lanky build and very projectable. One of the best arms in our state in 2016. Starts slightly closed in stance and throws from a 3/4 arm slot from an uphill delivery. Lands square to plate, throws off two-feet, and falls off towards first base.  Hides ball well, tough to pick up. Fastball this year lived at  90 mph and touched 92-93 on multiple occassions. Curveball has good tight spin with late 11/5 tilt at 67 mph. Change up has some sink at 74 mph. Both pitches same arm speed as fastball.

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