Maryland Eastern Shore Showcase: Pitcher Analysis


Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director

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This week we take one final look at the roster from our Maryland Eastern Shore Showcase at Salisbury University. Today we continue with a full analysis of the pitchers from the event. 

 

MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE SHOWCASE PITCHERS (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

Michael Birchfield SS/RHP Eastern Tech 2019
Athletic body type and 5-foot-10, 170 pound frame. Small side-step wind-up and controlled leg kick into a compact balance point. Clean hand separation and down to out lower half drive. Throws downhill with shorter arm action from a mid three-quarters slot with regular effort. Lands square to the plate with a forwards, uphill lean. Fastball sat 79-80 mph and change-up was 73-74 mph. Breaking ball showed tight spin and sharp 12/6 break at 69-70 mph.

Lee Byrd RHP North Caroline 2021
Long, lanky body type and projectable 6-foot-2, 160 pound frame. Controlled side-step wind-up and high leg kick into a tall, slightly forward balance point. Quick, clean hand separation and down to out lower half drive. Long, free arm action and quick arm speed through release. Throws with some whippy action from a low three-quarter arm slot with regular effort. Lands square to the plate with an athletic, more upright finish. Showed excellent command of fastball and change-up. Fastball sat 77-80 mph and touched 81 mph with arm side run. Change-up showed some late fade at 70-73 mph, and breaking ball had tight spin and shorter 12/6 break at 62-64 mph.

Blake Corbin RHP/SS James M. Bennett 2019
Athletic, solid body type and 6-foot-2, 190 pound frame. Side-step wind-up and high leg kick into a tall balanced position. Pitched mostly from the stretch. Clean hand separation and strong lower half drive. Throws with shorter arm action from a high three-quarters slot with some effort. Fast arm speed and lands open falling off slightly to the first base side. Fastball ranged 82-85 mph and breaking ball had sharp 12/6 shape and tight spin at 69-70 mph.

Morgan Darcey RHP Northwest 2020
Long, lanky, athletic body type and 6-foot-1, 156 pound frame with room to fill out. Controlled side-step wind-up and leg kick into a tall balance position. Long, clean arm action and strong lower half drive. Throws from a mid three-quarters slot with regular effort. Lands square to the plate with an athletic finish. Showed command of three pitches. Fastball sat 71-72 mph and touched 73 mph. Breaking ball had gradual 12/6 shape at 54-56 mph and slider showed tight 10/4 break at 58-61 mph.

Patrick Defeciani 1B/LHP Clarkstown North (NY) 2019
Athletic, solid body type and 6-foot-1, 185 pound frame. Pitched from the stretch with a high controlled leg kick into a tall balance point. Stays over back side with clean hand separation and down to out lower half drive. Long, clean arm action throwing from a high three-quarters slot with easy effort. Gets over front side well landing square to the plate with an athletic finish. Fastball sat 73-74 mph and touched 75 mph. Change-up showed nice fade at 65-69 mph and breaking ball had big, sharp 1/7 shape at 61-62 mph.

Adam Freman RHP North Dorchester 2020
Athletic, lanky body type and 6-foot-1, 160 pound frame. Pitches from the stretch with a high, long, quarter-corkscrew lower half leg kick into a compact balance point. Clean hand separation and down to out lower half. Long, loose arm action throwing from a high three-quarters slot with light effort. Lands open to home plate with an athletic finish. Creates some arm speed through release. Fastball sat 71-72 mph and change-up was 66-67 mph. Breaking ball showed gradual 11/5 break at 53-55 mph.

Jacob Gill LHP/OF Patuxent 2019
Athletic body type and 6-foot, 155 pound frame. Slight up-tempo side-step wind-up and delivery. Throws with shorter arm action from a low three-quarters slot with regular effort. Creates some arm speed through release and lands square to the plate with an athletic finish. Fastball sat 68-69 and touched 70 mph. Change-up showed slight fade at 58-59 mph and breaking ball had 1/7 shape at 56-58 mph.

Zachary Glast OF/LHP DeMatha 2021
Athletic body type and 5-foot-10, 170 pound frame with room to grow. Small, controlled wind-up and leg kick. Clean hand separation, uphill shoulder tilt, and smooth delivery. Long arm action throwing from a high three-quarter, near over the top arm slot with easy effort. Lands square to the plate with an athletic, slightly upright finish. Fastball sat 63-67 mph from the left side. Change-up showed slight dive at 59-61 mph and breaking ball had gradual 11/5 shape at 57-58 mph.

Michael Jarrell RHP/3B Cape Henlopen (DE) 2022
Solid body type and 5-foot-9, 180 pound frame. Controlled side-step wind-up with a high leg kick into a tall balance point. Clean hand separation with some uphill shoulder tilt. Throws with long arm action from a high three-quarters slot with light effort. Lands square to the plate falling off just slightly to the first base side. Fastball ranged 69-72 mph and breaking ball showed big, gradual 11/5 shape at 54-57 mph.

Ethan Kennedy 3B/RHP North County 2020
Athletic body type and 5-foot-10, 145 pound frame. Controlled, deliberate side-step wind-up and high leg kick into a tall balanced position. Clean hand separation and smooth delivery with some lower half drive. Short arm action, throwing from a high three-quarters slot. Throws with easy effort and generates quick arm speed through release. Lands slightly closed with an good follow through and athletic finish. Showed good command and feel for all three pitches. Fastball sat 78-79 mph, breaking ball was 62-64 mph with gradual 11/5 break and change-up was 72 mph with slight dive.

Tyler Miles RHP Oakland Mills 2021
Tall, long, lanky body type and projectable 6-foot-4, 195 pound frame. Controlled side-step wind-up and high leg kick into a compact balance point. Smooth delivery, clean hand separation and some lower half drive. Long arm action throwing from a high three-quarters slot with easy effort. Lands square to the plate with an athletic, slightly upright finish. Fastball sat 76-78 mph and touched 79 mph. Breaking ball was 65-70 mph with tight spin and short 11/5 break. Change-up sat 73-76 mph.

Randy Polanco 3B/RHP All Hallows (NY) 2020
Athletic, solid body type and 6-foot-2, 200 pound frame. Smooth, controlled, side-step wind-up and delivery. Big leg kick into balance position. Clean hand separation and strong lower half drive. Throws with long, loose arm action from a high three-quarters slot with regular effort. Lands square to the plate with an athletic finish. Fastball sat 71-73 mph and change-up was 65-68 mph. Breaking ball showed 11/5 shape at 62-63 mph.

Jason Rivera LHP/OF St. Maria Goretti 2021
Athletic body type and 5-foot-10, 150 pound frame. Up-tempo side-step wind-up and high leg kick into a tall balanced position. Clean hand separation and strong lower half drive. Throws with long arm action from a high three-quarters slot with easy effort. Lands square to the plate with an athletic finish. Showed some arm speed through release. Fastball sat 77-78 mph, breaking ball had short 12/6 break at 71-74 mph, and change-up was 71-72 mph.

Brett Swift 3B/OF/RHP James M. Bennett 2019
Big, solid athletic body type and 6-foot-3, 215 pound frame. Starts slightly off-set to home plate with one foot on the rubber. Small side-step rock into a compact balance position. Clean hand separation and down to out lower half drive. Throws with long, loose arm action from a mid three-quarters slot with easy effort. Creates some quick, whippy arm speed through release and lands square to the plate with and athletic finish. Fastball sat 75-80 mph. Threw a breaking ball with gradual 11/5 shape at 61-63 mph and a slurve at 67 mph. Split showed tight 12/6 dive at 70-71 mph.

Evan Truitt RHP/OF Stephen Decatur 2021
Athletic body type and 5-foot-10, 150 pound frame. Controlled side-step wind and high leg kick into a tall balance position. Clean hand separation and strong down to out lower half drive. Nice rhythm in delivery generating quick arm speed through release. Gets over front side well landing square to home plate with an athletic finish. Long, loose arm action throwing from a high three-quarters slot with easy effort. Fastball sat 77-79 mph with some arm side run and breaking ball showed gradual 12/6 break at 60-63 mph. Showed good feel and command for change-up that was 68-71 with some fade.

MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE SHOWCASE ANALYSIS RELEASE SCHEDULE

November 12th 2018: Infielder's Analysis
November 14th 2018: Pitcher's Analysis
November 16th 2018: Outfielder's and Catcher's Analysis
November 20th 2018: Dual Player's Analysis