Maryland Junior Future Games Trials Session II: Pitcher Analysis


Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director

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We complete our look back at this year's PBR Maryland Junior Future Game Trials Session II with evaluations on the eight arms that threw bullpens.

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THE PITCHERS

 

Michael Cureton SS / RHP / Imagination Foundation @ Morningside, MD / 2024

Junior Future Game Trials Session II
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 5’10”, 177 pounds. Strong, athletic, projectable frame.
Delivery: Side-step wind-up and leg kick into a tall, compact balance point. Controlled stride down the mound with a slight pause. Strong lower half and drop and drive delivery. Lands in-line with home plate and finishes over front side. Gets good extension through release. Easy effort.
Arm Action: RH. Throws downhill with shorter arm action from a high three-quarters slot.
FB: T74 mph, 72-74 mph. Showed some cut action.
CB: 57-59 mph. Showed tight spin and some gradual 11/5 shape.
CH: 57-63 mph.
SPLT: 61-63 mph.


Danny Fleming OF / RHP / Langley, VA / 2024

Junior Future Game Trials Session II
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5’10”, 165 pounds. Athletic, projectable frame.
Delivery: Pitches from the stretch. High leg kick and quarter body turn. Gets to a tall, compact balance point. Clean hand separation and kick-out stride down the mound. Lands in-line to home plate with a full athletic finish over front side. Throws with regular effort. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with shorter arm action from a high three-quarter slot.
FB: T79 mph, 77-79 mph. Showed slight arm-side run.
CB: 60-63 mph. Big 12-6 shape with bite.


Miguel Herb C / RHP / Caravel Academy, DE / 2024

Junior Future Game Trials Session II
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5’10”, 150 pounds. Athletic, projectable frame.
Delivery: Small side-step wind-up and controlled high leg kick into a tall balance point with weight on back side. Strong lower half drive off the rubber. Lands in-line to home plate with a full athletic finish. Creates quick arm speed through release. Throws with some effort. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with shorter arm action from a mid three-quarters slot. 
FB: T81 mph, 78-80 mph. Slight arm-side run.
CB: 65-67 mph. Showed tight spin and sharp 12/6 action. 
CH: 73-75 mph.


Anders Liimatainen 3B / RHP / Queen Anne's County , MD / 2024

Junior Future Game Trials Session II
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6’1”, 205 pounds. Big, strong, solid body type and projectable frame.
Delivery: Small side-step, full wind-up and high leg kick into a tall, compact balance point. Clean hand separation and smooth stride down the mound. Lands in-line to home plate and creates some arm speed through release. Gets over front side with extension and finishes slightly upright. Easy effort. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with long, loose arm action from a low to mid three-quarters slot. 
FB: T70 mph, 67-68 mph.
CB: 60-62 mph. Gradual 11/5 shape.
CH: 57-58 mph.


Noah Palmer 3B / SS / Queen Anne's County , MD / 2025

Junior Future Game Trials Session II
Positional Profile: RHP/3B/SS
Body: 5’4”, 145 pounds. Athletic
Delivery: Pitches from the stretch. Controlled leg kick into a tall balance point. Clean hand separation and smooth stride down the mound. Lands in-line to home plate with an athletic finish. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with long arm action from a mid to high three-quarter slot. 
FB: T58 mph, 55-57 mph.
CB: 48-50 mph.
CH: 52-54 mph.


Jason Rivera OF / LHP / St. Maria Goretti, MD / 2021

Junior Future Game Trials Session II
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6’0”, 177 pounds. Strong, athletic, projectable frame.
Delivery: Pitches from the stretch with a high leg kick into a tall, compact balance point. Clean hand separation and smooth stride down the mound. Lands in-line to home plate with good extension over front side. Athletic, full finish. Creates quick arm speed through release and pitches with some effort.
Arm Action: LH. Throws with long, loose arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
FB: T83 mph, 80-81 mph. Has some cut to it. 
CB: 68-71 mph. Showed tight spin and late, sharp 12/6 shape. 
CH: 72-74 mph.


Brayden Robinson RHP / OF / N/A, MD / 2025

Junior Future Game Trials Session II
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6’2”, 174 pounds. Long, lanky, athletic, projectable frame.
Delivery: Controlled side-step wind-up and high leg kick into a tall balance point. Clean hand separation and smooth stride down the mound. Lands in-line to home plate with good extension over front side. Finishes slightly upright with easy effort. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with long, loose arm action from straight over the top.
FB: T72 mph, 67-69 mph.
CB: 50-52 mph. Gradual 12/6 shape.
CH: 57-59 mph.


Austin Schurman SS / RHP / N/A, DE / 2025

Junior Future Game Trials Session II
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 5’9”, 137 pounds. Athletic, projectable frame.
Delivery: Small side-step, full wind-up and high leg kick into a tall, compact balance point. Strong lower half drive off the rubber. Lands in-line to home plate with a full athletic finish. Throws with regular effort. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with long arm action from a mid to high three quarter slot. 
FB: T70 mph, 68-70 mph.
CB: 56-58 mph.

 

 

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