Top Prospect Games: Left-Handed Pitcher Analysis

Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director

The third annual invite-only Top Prospect Games took place on June 8th at LakePoint Sports in Emerson, GA. The event featured over 50 uncommitted 2022s. Prospects participated in a pro-style workout followed by simulated game play. We have already done a thorough inspection of the statistics collected from the event that can be viewed HERE.

Today, we will continue the player analysis from the event with a look at the left-handed pitchers. Keep reading to view reports on the top-5 left-handed pitcher prospects in attendance.

Top Left-Handed Pitcher Prospects

Andrew Arnold, North Oconee (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-2, 185-pounds. Projectable, athletic build, room for more strength.
Delivery: Works out of the stretch only, tall and fall, works on-line, lands square, finishes crossing over.
Arm Action: LH. Arm works long with a soft stab on the back-side to a 3/4 slot, quick arm speed, good extension.
FB: T83.98, 81.91-83.55 mph. Running action, feel arm side. T1960, 1716 average rpm.
SL: 71-73 mph. Downer action, 1/7 shape, some sharpness, good feel, potential swing and miss. T2132, 2046 average rpm.

Riley Akins, Evans (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 5-11, 174-pounds. Medium sized frame, still filling out.
Delivery: Side step delivery, drop and drive, works on-line, lands teo closed, finishes square to home.
Arm Action: LH. Arm works short and clean on the back-side to a low 3/4 slot.
FB: T84.34, 80.49-83.28 mph. Mostly straight, flashed sink. T1,661.00, 1,415.00 average rpm.
CB: 66-68 mph. 2/8 shape, gets around, good feel low in zone.  T1,679.00, 1,540.00 average rpm.

Dawson Campbell, Pope (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-10, 185-pounds. Athletic build with strength throughout.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, works on-line, lands square,  heavy lower half recoil and crossing over.
Arm Action: LH. Arm works long, reaching on the back-side, quick arm speed to a 3/4 slot.
FB: T82.05, 80.00-81.49 mph. Armside run on four seam and sinking action on two seam. T2096, 1882 average rpm.
SL: 68-71 mph. 2/8 shape, some feel, gradual break.  T2172, 1971 average rpm.
CH: 73-75 mph. Flashed sinking action when thrown low in zone. 

Dakota Corntassel, Pepperell (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. Medium sized frame, lean build.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands open, finishes square to the plate.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm action on the back-side, some pie action, 3/4 slot.
FB: T82.27, 79.08-80.71 mph. Mostly straight, some armside run, good feel. T1961, 1796 average rpm.
CB: 64-69 mph. 12/6 shape, change of pace pitch, gradual break. T2037, 1743 average rpm.
CH: 67-71 mph. Mostly straight, flashed sink.

Matthew McCaffrey, Blessed Trinity (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Lean, athletically built.
Delivery: Tilt and topple delivery,  works across the mound with a short stride, lands closed, finishes crossing over.
Arm Action: LH. Short arm action to a 3/4 slot, repeatable.
FB: T77.42, 74.10-77.28 mph. Running action, throws to both sides. T1893, 1655 average rpm.
CB: 65-68 mph. 2/8 shape, sweeper T1772, 1765 average rpm.
CH: 67-68 mph. Fade action.

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