Cape Cod League Prospects: Falmouth
August 14, 2019
The Commodores were the West Division Champions, finishing with an overall record of 27-15-2, which included an 11 game winning streak. They defeated Bourne 2-1 in the first round of the playoffs before being swept in the West Division Finals by the eventual Cape Champions, Cotuit Kettlers.
Zach DeLoach won the Thurman Munson Batting Champion Award, Zach Brzykcy was voted the Russ Ford Outstanding Relief Pitcher and Austin Masel received the Manny Robello 10th Player Award. All-Stars included DeLoach, Brzykcy, Trei Cruz, Hayden Cantrelle, Franco Aleman and Logan Hofmann. Cruz, DeLoach and Carmen Mlodzinski are the top prospects for 2020, while Aleman and Aidan Maldonado top the 2021s.
Zach Brzykcy, RHP, Virginia Tech, 2020
- Brzykcy impressed out of the Falmouth pen, striking out 14 batters in ten innings of work while allowing just four hits and a walk along the way (1.80 ERA/0.50 WHIP to go with a .114 BAA). The power armed righty makes use of all of his 6-foot-2, 225 pound frame, driving his strong lower half and working a powerful core to produce a hard and straight 92-to-96 mph heater (2400 rpm spin rate) and a hard 12-to-6 breaker (2700-2850 rpm) at 81-to-83 mph. He stays on line through his delivery with a steady tempo and has no trouble pounding the inner half and elevating the fastball while both tunneling his curve and burying it as a chase pitch when ahead. It’s purely a relief profile, but one that could be developed to handle late-inning action and high leverage situations. Brzykcy’s strong Cape showing should secure him high on follow lists...