PDQ Player of the Week: 2019 LHP Carson Palmquist

Doug Freeman
Florida Executive Director

Riverdale's 2019 LHP Carson Palmquist took on Naples on Tuesday night. While the velocity wasn’t the best we have seen it, Palmquist would not disappoint either, as he would show the same ability he has for the last year to get swing a misses on his fastball. Working from a slightly lower 3/4 slot, the fastball sat mostly 84-86 mph touching 87 and 88 mph in the first. He would go on to throw a complete game shutout, striking out fifteen hitters and would get eighteen swing and misses on that fastball. While our score book gave Naples one hit, the official scorekeeper scored that hit an error, thus giving him a complete game, no-hit, shutout. He also showed a sweeping slider with some down action at times in the 72-76 mph range that would also get quite a few swing and misses and a changeup at 80 mph. The lanky left-hander has a ton of room to add strength and the low 3/4 slot has plenty of deception with overall feel to pitch.

This dominating performance give Plamquist the week 5 PDW Player of the Week. Check out his full profile below. 

Carson Palmquist

Class of 2019 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: LHP
  • High School: Riverdale
    State: FL
  • Summer Team: FTB Giants
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L


Max FB
84 - 87
72 - 73
79 - 80

Scouting Report

10/12/18 - Miami commit. 6-foot-4, 180-pound, left-handed pitcher, long, lanky, projectable frame, high waist. Drop and drive delivery, keeps momentum on-line. Short, loose arm action from a ¾ slot. Creates deception with delivery and long limbs. Fastball sat 84-87, given slot and hand position, featured late life. Slider, 72-75, sweeping action. In two innings, recorded three strikeouts, two on fastballs and one on a curveball, one walk, one hit. 

05/20/18- At 6-foot-4, 175 pounds he is lanky, long and very projectable. He throws from a tough 3/4 slot. There is some slight crossfire, which may add to the deception, but the fastball, while sitting mostly 86-88 generated nine swing and misses in two innings. It had late, riding life and was rarely squared up. Showed an above average changeup at time at 79-80 mph and a sweeping slider at 73-74 mph. As he learns to stay taller on his backside and gains strength, the velo will make jumps and has a very high ceiling.  

7/1/17- Miami commit. Long, lanky left-handed arm is a big projection lefty. The arm works, whippy, clean low 3/4 arm action. Fastball ranged from 82-83 mph that should make big jumps. Curveball has a quality shape a 69-70 mph with potential to be an above average pitch. High follow 



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