Underclass Games: Team Red Pitching Analysis



By Chris Fuller
Kentucky Scouting Director

The PBR Kentucky Underclass Games event took place on June 29-30 with a combination showcase/game play event at Sayre HS and the University of Kentucky. The event afforded players from around the state the opportunity to showcase their abilities and establish themselves as top players in their respective classes. The following is a look at the pitchers who took the mound for Team Red at the event. This is pitching analysis only. Those players who also played a position for Team Red will have that evaluation featured in a subsequent article.

Ethan Smock, LHP, Logan County HS, 2018
6-foot, 145-pound, lanky lefty uses long arm action and works through a ¾ arm slot that produces some natural arm-side run on fastball, minimal effort in delivery, fastball sat 77-79 mph, tends to slow arm on 64-65 mph curveball with 2/8 action, curveball was erratic at times (hit two batters), showed a 68 mph changeup with some sink, allowed no hits but hit two batters and walked one while striking out four (all swinging on FB’s) in his two innings of work. Smock is s young lefty to follow closely.

Seth Hill, RHP, Knox Central HS, 2017
5-foot-10, 165-pound RHP uses long arm action and works through a ¾ to high-3/4 arm slot with regular effort, smooth delivery, pounds the strike zone with all pitches, fastball sat 78-80 mph topping at 81 with some arm-side run and sink, shows excellent feel for his 69-72 mph curveball with 11/5 action, flashed one 75 mph changeup with good arm action, works quickly and attacks the zone, threw two perfect innings with one strikeout (swinging on CB).

Luke Price, RHP/1B, Christian Academy of Louisville, 2017
6-foot-3, 205-pound RHP uses long arm action and works through a high-3/4 arm slot with regular effort in delivery, good rhythm and tempo, fastball sat 77-80 mph topping at 81, showed a 67-68 mph curveball with 11/5 action, stuck with the fastball/curveball mix in game action, allowed one hit, walked one, and struck out two (one swinging on FB, one swinging on CB) in his two innings of work.

Noah Huseman, RHP/SS, Beechwood HS, 2017
5-foot-11, 175-pound RHP uses long arm action and works through a high-3/4 arm slot with regular effort in delivery, throws slightly across body, fastball is straight and sat 77-80 mph, throws a solid 65-68 mph curveball for strikes with 11/5 action, did not show a changeup in game play, allowed five hits, walked one, and struck out three (two swinging on CB’s) in his two innings of work.

Eric Silvy, 2B/RHP, Christian County HS, 2019
5-foot-8, 135-pound, young RHP works through a high-3/4 arm slot with regular effort in delivery, lands square to the plate, throws consistent strikes, did not walk a batter in his outing, fastball sat 73-74 mph and is mostly straight, showed a 61-63 mph with 11/5 action and some depth, did not throw a changeup in his outing, allowed one hit and struck out one (swinging on CB) in his two innings of work, has a solid idea on the mound with good potential moving forward.

Tyler Gabehart, OF/RHP, Fern Creek HS, 2018
5-foot-10, 145-pound RHP uses long arm action and works through a high-3/4 slot, regular effort in delivery, showed similar velocity as last fall, fastball sat 74-75 mph with occasional arm-side run, 65 mph curveball shows 11/5 action thrown for strikes, stuck with the fastball/curveball mix in his outing, allowed three hits and walked one in his two innings of work.

Ben Keplinger, OF/RHP, Paul Laurence Dunbar HS, 2017
5-foot-10, 165-pound RHP uses long arm action through an over-the-top arm slot, regular effort in delivery, fastball sat 69-72 mph and is straight, throws a 63-65 mph curveball with gradual 12/6 action, showed a changeup in warm ups that was mostly straight but didn’t throw in game action, filled up the strike zone with fastball/curveball mix, allowed one hit, walked none, and struck out one (looking on CB) in his two innings of work.