Top Prospect Games: Pitcher Analysis


Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director

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This week we take one final look at the the roster from our Top Prospect Games at the University of Maryland. We continue today with a full analysis of the pitchers starting with our top performers. 

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TOP PERFORMERS

 

Evan Lewis RHP / OF / Severna Park, MD / 2020

Athletic, lanky body type and projectable 6-foot, 175 pound frame. Small side step wind-up into a controlled balance point. Low hand separation and explosive lower half drive. Long, free, whippy arm actions and fast arm speed through release. Throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with some effort. Level shoulders and lands square with a recoil finish. Fastball was up to 88 mph with some run. Sharp 11/5 breaking ball at 73-76 mph and 74-75 mph changeup.

Jake Gelof SS / RHP / IMG Academy , DE / 2020

Long, lanky, athletic body type. Projectable 6-foot-1, 172 pound frame. Side step wind-up into an athletic balance point. Down to out lower half and clean separation. Pitches with uphill shoulders from a high three-quarters arm slot. Quick arm speed and loose, whippy arm actions. Lands square and finishes falling off towards the first base side. Fastball sat 86-87 mph and topped out at 88 mph with some run. Breaking ball had 12/6 shape and sharp break at 73-74 mph. Changeup was 81 mph with late sink.

Pete Marchineck LHP / 1B / Calvert Hall , MD / 2019

Long, strong body type. Very projectable 6-foot-5, 205 pound frame. Controlled side step wind-up with high leg kick to balance. Average lower half drive. Hides the ball well and is deceptive. Creates quick arm speed through release at a low three-quarters slot. Short back arm action and whippy, loose release. Gets over front side and throws with easy effort. Lands square with an athletic finish. Fastball sat 82-84 mph touching 85 mph a few times with some run. Sweeping breaking ball had more 1/7 shape at 66-68 mph. Changeup ranged 68-69 mph with slight sink action.

Zach Powers RHP / Archbishop Spalding, MD / 2019

Long, lanky body type and projectable 6-foot-4, 180 pound frame. Slow tempo side step wind-up and high leg kick to balance. Clean separation and some lower half involvement. Creates quick arm speed through release. Long, loose arm actions throwing from a low three-quarters slot with light effort. Smooth rhythm throughout delivery. Lands square with an athletic finish. Fastball showed run and was up to 84 mph. Tight slider at 73 mph and curveball with 11/5 shape and sharp break at 68-71 mph. Changeup was 64-65 mph with some late dive.

Mason Levin RHP / Walt Whitman, MD / 2020

Strong, solid, compact body type and projectable 6-foot-1, 200 pound frame. Side step wind-up into a tall controlled balance point. Early hand separation and long stride. Very good lower half drive and fast arm speed through release. Pitches with a smooth rhythm and long, free arm actions. Throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with slightly uphill shoulders. Lands square and finishes in an athletic position. Fastball sat 82-84 mph and topped out at 85 mph with some run. Threw two breaking balls, both 69-71 mph. One had sharper 11/5 shape and the second had gradual 12/6 shape. Changeup was 76-78 mph with sink. 

Ryan Terrents SS / RHP / Huntingtown, MD / 2019

Long, solid, athletic body type. Projectable 6-foot-3, 190 pound frame. Pitches from the stretch with front leg slightly open. High leg kick to balance and corkscrew delivery. Longer stride and explosive lower half drive off the rubber. Creates fast arm speed with short arm actions through release. Throws from a high three-quarters near over the top arm slot with some effort. Lands square with an athletic finish. Fastball was up to 85 mph with some run. Breaking ball had 11/5 shape and late sharp break at 72-73 mph. Changeup sat 74-75 with some fade. 

Gabe Delgado RHP / OF / Howard, MD / 2019

Athletic, lanky 6-foot-2, 170 pound frame with room the fill out. Smooth, rhythmic side step wind-up and delivery. High leg kick and gets to a tall balance point. Longer back arm action throwing from a high three-quarters arm slot. Creates quick arm speed through release and throws with easy effort. Fastball was up to 82 mph with a big breaking 12/6 68-72 mph curveball and 70-72 mph changeup with good down action.

Evan Selmer RHP / 3B / Indian Creek, MD / 2021

Athletic, long, lankier body type and projectable 6-foot-1, 175 pound frame. Small side step wind-up and high leg kick to taller balance point. Clean separation and up tempo delivery. Average lower half involvement and quick arm speed. Shorter arm action and throws from both a high and low three-quarters arm slot with light effort. Lands square and finishes falling off slightly to the first base side. Fastball was 80-83 mph with some run. Breaking ball sat 67-69 mph with 12/6 shape and sharp break. Changeup was 71-72 with slight sink. 

Dylan Young RHP / SS / Chesapeake (AA), MD / 2019

Athletic compact body type. 5-foot-9, 150 pound frame. Slow tempo, controlled side step wind-up to balance point. Clean, loose arm actions and nice lower half involvement. Creates strong back side drive and stays smooth through delivery. Quick, whippy arm speed throwing from a high three-quarters slot with regular effort. Lands square and finishes in an athletic position. Fastball was up to 82 mph. Big 12/6 shape breaking ball with later sharp action at 69-71 mph. Changeup sat 73-74 mph with slight sink.

Adam Watkins RHP / 1B / Brunswick, MD / 2021

Big, long body type. 6-foot-6, 230 pound frame. Side step wind-up and high leg kick to taller balance point. Average down to out lower half drive. Long, clean arm actions and some quick arm speed through release. Smooth rhythm throughout delivery and gets over front side well. Throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with easy effort. Heavy fastball up to 83 mph. 63-65 mph 11/5 shape breaking ball with gradual action. Changeup sat 76-77 with nice fade. 

BEST OF THE REST (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

 

Noah Ager SS/RHP Stephen Decatur 2020
Solid, compact, athletic 5-foot-10, 160 pound body type and frame. Side step wind-up and high leg kick to balance. Good stride and lower half involvement. Smooth rhythm and level shoulders. Pitches in-line and lands square to the plate falling off to the first base side on finish. Fastball sat 79-82, topped 83 mph with slight arm side run. Nice sharp 12-6 shape curveball at 70-72 mph and gradual 10-4 shape slider at 69-71; both with fastball arm speed. Changeup showed some fade at 75-76 mph.

Zachary Barry RHP Century 2019
Athletic 5-foot-9, 145 pound frame. Smooth, controlled windup and delivery, keeps hands high until break. Gets to a good balance position with slight uphill shoulder tilt. Long to short back arm action throwing from a high three-quarters arm slot. Stays in line with the plate and finishes tall over front side square. Touched 73 mph on the fastball with a 62-65 mph gradual 12/6 shape breaking ball with fastball arm speed.

Brandon M. Bradshaw C/RHP CH Flowers 2021
Strong, athletic 5-foot-8, 185 pound body type and frame with room to grow. Starts from a stretch position. Rocks back with a small side step up into a tall balance point. Smooth rhythm and some tempo in delivery. Clean separation and average lower half involvement. Creates quick arm arm speed through delivery. Loose arm, throwing from a high three-quarters slot with easy effort. Lands square to the plate in an athletic position. Four-seam fastball was up to 78 mph and changeup sat 71-72 mph. Cut fastball showed slight action and sat 72-74 mph.

Austin Brown 1B/LHP La Plata 2019
Big 6-foot-1, 230 pound frame. Slower, methodical side step wind-up and leg kick to controlled balance point. Clean separation and average lower half drive. Creates some arm speed through release and pitches with regular effort. Lands square to the plate and finishes in an athletic position over front side. Long arm action throwing from a low three-quarters slot. Fastball sat 73-74 mph. Breaking ball had 12/6 shape and tight, sharp break at 61 mph. Changeup had some sink at 67-68 mph.

Grant Cain RHP Allegany 2021
Lanky, projectable frame with room to grow at 6-foot-1, 165-pounds. Smooth, compact wind-up and delivery with higher leg kick and slight corkscrew. Shorter arm action throwing from an over the top slot. Creates quick arm speed through release while pitching with light effort. Average lower half involvement, could get more lower half drive to release. Athletic finish landing square to the plate. Fastball has slight run to the pitch and was up to 78 mph. Breaking ball has 11/5 shorter action and gradual break at 66 mph. Some late sink on changeup at 70 mph. More in the tank and could throw harder down the road as he adds to his frame.

Jack Colagiovanni LHP John Carroll 2019
Solid 6-foot, 194 pound frame. Starts open with front foot pointing towards home plate. Quick tempo side step wind-up with high leg kick to balance. Longer, free arm actions and quick arm speed through release pitching with light effort from a high three-quarters slot. Good lower half involvement, lands square and finishes in an athletic position. Fastball was up to 78 mph and showed both slight run and cut. Breaking ball had 1/7 shape with late sharp break at 64-66 mph. Changeup sat 69-70 mph with slight fade. Arm speed on breaking ball and changeup replicated fastball.

Brandon Crews RHP John Carroll 2019
Athletic, lanky 6-foot-1, 175 pound frame. Pitches from a closed stretch position. Uses a short, quick, small leg kick and gets average lower half involvement. Stays inline with the plate through delivery landing square in an athletic finish. Long, whippy arm action throwing from a sidearm slot with easy effort. Fastball was up to 77 mph, with a 10/4 shape breaking ball with gradual action at 63-6 mph, and a 71-72 mph changeup with nice late fade.

Bobby Duffy 3B/RHP North Harford 2020
Solid, compact body type and 5-foot-11, 190 pound frame. Small side step wind-up into tall balance position. Sinks into back leg and gets down to out with lower half. Solid drive off the mound and clean hand separation. Shorter arm action and creates quick arm speed through release. Throws from a high three-quarters slot with regular effort. Lands square and finishes falling off to the first base side. Fastball was up to 81 mph. Breaking ball sat 64-65 mph with big 12/6 shape and gradual action. Changeup showed some arm side run at 71 mph.

Jeremy Huffman 3B/RHP Long Reach 2019
Solid 5-foot-8, 200 pound frame and strong lower half. Controlled side step wind-up and delivery. Gets to a tall balance point. Creates quick arm speed through release with strong lower half drive. Shorter arm action throwing from a low three-quarters slot with some effort. Lands square and falls off to the first base side. Fastball sat 77-79 mph and changeup was 73-75 mph. Showed and 65-66 mph curveball with 10/4 shape and gradual break and an 11/5 shape slider with tighter breaking action.

Long, lanky body type. Projectable 6-foot-2, 155 pound frame with room to fill out and get stronger. Controlled side step wind-up and delivery. Average lower half involvement and creates quick arm speed through release. Long, loose, whippy arm action throwing from a low three-quarters slot with easy effort. Lands square to the plate and finishes in an athletic position. Fastball was up to 81 mph with slight run. Breaking ball was 67-73 mph with gradual 11/5 shape. Changeup was 66-67 with good arm side run.

Benjamin Russell SS/RHP Salesianum (DE) 2020
Athletic, lanky body type. Projectable 6-foot-2, 160 pound frame with room to fill out. Side step wind-up with a controlled leg kick into a tall balance point. Clean hand separation with average lower half involvement. Creates some arm speed through release and lands a little stiff on front side. Long arm actions throwing from a high three-quarters slot with regular effort. Stays in-line with home plate and finishes upright. Fastball showed some run up to 75 mph. Breaking ball was 68 mph with 12/6 shape and gradual break. Changeup sat 68-69 mph.

Alex Seidleck 3B/RHP Indian Creek 2021
Athletic, lanky 6-foot-1, 175 pound body type and frame. Up tempo side step wind-up and delivery. Fast leg kick and quick down to out lower half. Creates some arm speed through release and hides the ball well with his shorter arm actions. Throws from a high three-quarter slot with regular effort. Lands square with an athletic finish. Fastball was up to 76 mph. Breaking ball showed gradual break and 11/5 shape at 64 mph. Changeup was 67 mph with some dive.

Cameron Snyder RHP/OF Northern 2020
Athletic, long, lanky body type. Projectable 6-foot-2, 170 pound frame. Side step wind-up and big leg kick into a tall controlled balance point. Clean separation and down to out lower half. Creates fast arm speed with shorter arm action. Throws form a high three-quarters arm slot with regular effort. Lands square in an athletic finish. Fastball was 78-80 mph. Breaking ball was tight and had sharp 11/5 shape at 68 mph. Changeup sat 67-68 with some dive. Smooth rhythm and more in the tank with more lower half involvement.

Aaron Wisker SS/RHP Hereford 2019
Athletic, lanky body type and 5-foot-10, 165 pound frame. Smooth side step wind-up and delivery. High leg kick into a tall balance point position. Long, free arm actions throwing from a high three-quarters slot with regular effort. Quick arm speed, landing square in an athletic finish. Nice lower half involvement and really gets over front side. Fastball was up to 82 mph and featured an 11/5 shape breaking ball with gradual break at 68-73 mph and a 72-73 mph changeup with slight sink.