Top Prospect Games West: Pitcher Analysis Part 2


Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director

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Close to 80 players from across the Old Line State, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, participated in this year's PBR Maryland Top Prospect Games West at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, home of the Delmarva Shorebirds. Players were put through a pro-style workout in front of our PBR Maryland scouting staff with Trackman and Blast also on hand to record data. Below are evaluations on the final 15 pitchers from the event. 

 

PITCHERS (PART 2)

(Listed Alphabetically)

George Libby RHP / OF / Patuxent, MD / 2023

Body: 5’10’’, 130 pounds. Athletic body type.
Delivery: Side-step wind-up and high leg kick to a tall, compact balance point. Quick down-to-out lower half drive and stride down the mound. Clean hand separation with uphill shoulder tilt. Lands in-line with home plate with extension over front side. Finishes upright falling off slightly to the first base side. 
Arm Action: RH. Full arm circle with a long take away that gets short through release. Throws from a mid to high three-quarter slot with easy effort. 
FB: T76 mph, 73-76 mph. Average spin rate of 1975 rpm per TrackMan.
CB: 60-63 mph. Short 11/5 shape with an average spin rate of 1522 rpm per TrackMan.


Cam Love LHP / 1B / Damascus, MD / 2022

Body: 6’0’’, 160 pounds. Athletic frame with some projection.
Delivery: Controlled side-step wind-up and high leg kick to a tall, compact balance position. Clean hand separation and smooth, easy stride down the mound with some lower half drive off the rubber and a level shoulder plane. Lands in-line with the plate in an upright position. 
Arm Action: LH. Throws with shorter arm action from a low to mid three-quarter slot and creates quick arm speed through release. 
FB: T76 mph, 74-76 mph. Showed some arm side run with an average spin rate of 2102 rpm per TrackMan.
CB: 62-63 mph. 2/8 sweep action with an average spin rate of 2051 rpm per TrackMan. 
CH: 67-70 mph.


Brayden Luers RHP / 1B / Wicomico, MD / 2021

Body: 6’4’’, 270 pounds. Big, solid body type.
Delivery: Pitches from the stretch with a high leg kick into a slightly crouched, compact balance position. Loads weight on back side with some uphill shoulder tilt. Clean hand separation, and smooth, controlled stride down the mound. Gets over the front side with extension and lands in-line with the plate with a full follow through and athletic, square finish.  
Arm Action: RH. Throws with long arm action from a mid three-quarter slot with easy effort. 
FB: T82 mph, 80-81 mph. Average spin rate of 2128 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 65-67 mph. Showed big, sharp 11/5 shape with an average spin rate of 1695 rpm per TrackMan.


Nick Malone C / RHP / South Carroll, MD / 2021

Body: 6’1’’, 185 pounds. Strong, athletic frame.
Delivery: Side-step wind-up and leg kick to a slightly crouched, compact balance position. Kick-out stride down the mound with a level shoulder plane. Lands in-line with the plate with extension over the front side. Slightly upright finish on the fastball with a more complete finish on the off-speed. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with a full arm circle form a low to mid three-quarter slot with some arm speed generated through release. 
FB: T80 mph, 76-79 mph. Average spin rate of 2130 rpm per TrackMan.
CB: 64-67 mph. Gradual 11/5 shape with an average spin rate of 2304 rpm per TrackMan.
SL: 68-69 mph. Little tighter 11/5 shape.


Justin Mealey RHP / OF / Towson , MD / 2022

Body: 6’0’’, 170 pounds. Athletic frame with some projection.
Delivery: Pitches from the stretch with a high leg kick into a tall balance position with hands set high at shoulder height. Controlled stride down the mound with a level shoulder plane and lands closed to the plate. Gets extension through release and finishes in a slightly upright position. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with long arm action from a high three-quarter slot with easy effort. 
FB: T81 mph, 75-80 mph. Average spin rate of 1895 rpm per TrackMan.
CB: 60-64 mph. Showed big down action with a mix of both 11/5 and 12/6 shape. Average spin rate of 1786 rpm per TrackMan. 
CH: 67-72 mph.


Howard (Allen) Miller Jr 2B / RHP / Chopticon , MD / 2022

Body: 6’4’’, 193 pounds. Long, athletic, projectable frame with some strength.
Delivery: Side-step wind-up and controlled leg kick to a tall balance position. Quick stride down the mound with some lower half drive off the rubber. Has a tendency to land open to the plate. Gets excellent extension through release over the front side with a full follow through and athletic finish. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with long arm action from a high three-quarter slot with regular effort. 
FB: T82 mph, 78-80 mph. Average spin rate of 2037 rpm per TrackMan.
CB: 64-67 mph. Gradual 12/6 shape with an average spin rate of 2315 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 71-73 mph. Slight fade.


Garrett Osborne RHP / 1B / Urbana, MD / 2021

Body: 6’3’’, 195 pounds. Strong, projectable frame. 
Delivery: Side-step wind-up and quick high leg kick to a tall, compact balance point. Smooth kick-out stride down the mound with strong lower half drive off the rubber. Lands in-line with home plate and gets over the front half with a complete follow through and slightly upright, square finish. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with shorter arm action from a low to mid three-quarter slot with low effort. Deceptive and hides the ball well behind his body.
FB: T78 mph, 75-78 mph. Present arm-side run with an average spin rate of 1787 rpm per TrackMan.
CB: 65-66 mph. Short 11/5 shape with an average spin rate of 1708 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 68-72 mph. Slight fade action.


Blake Pesante 2B / RHP / St. Marys Ryken, MD / 2022

Body: 5’10’’, 175 pounds. Strong, athletic frame. 
Delivery: Side-step wind-up and high leg kick to a tall balance position. Quick, long kick-out stride down the mound with strong lower half drive. Clean hand separation and lands in-line with the plate. Gets extension over the front side. Full follow-through and upright finish falling slightly towards first base.  
Arm Action: RH. Throws with long, loose arm action from a high three-quarter slot with light effort. Really quick arm speed generated through release. 
FB: T85 mph, 81-84 mph. Arm-side run evident on two-seamer with an average spin rate of 2106 rpm per TrackMan.
CB: 65-69 mph. Big 12/6 shape with an average spin rate of 1997 rpm per TrackMan.
SL: 72-73 mph. Showed more 11/5 shape.


Tyler Quade 3B / RHP / Chopticon , MD / 2021

Body: 5’10’’, 180 pounds. Strong, athletic frame. 
Delivery: Side-step wind-up and leg kick to a tall balance position. Early separation hiding the ball behind his body through balance. Loads weight hard on back side with exaggerated uphill shoulder tilt. Strong down-to-out lower half drive off the rubber with a long stride down the mound. Does mix deliveries at times. Gets over the front side well with extension and lands in-line with the plate. Full follow through and athletic finish. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws downhill with long arm action from a high three-quarter slot with intent. Creates quick arm speed through release. 
FB: T80 mph, 78-80 mph. Slight arm-side run at times with an average spin rate of 2028 rpm per TrackMan.
CB: 62-65 mph. Showed more 12/6 shape with an average spin rate of 1819 rpm per TrackMan.
KN: 65-66 mph.


Josh Reinhold SS / RHP / Cape Henlopen (DE), MD / 2022

Body: 6’0’’, 165 pounds. Athletic, lean frame with projection.
Delivery: Side-step wind-up and high leg kick to a tall, compact balance point. Smooth stride down the mound landing in-line with the plate. Clean hand separation with slightly uphill shoulder tilt. Gets extension over the front side with a strong, athletic finish and full follow through. Quick arm speed through release. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with long arm action from a high three-quarter slot with low effort and creates some arm speed through release.
FB: T80 mph, 79-80 mph. Average spin rate of 2007 rpm per TackMan.
CB: 68-70 mph. Big 12/6 shape with an average spin rate of 2051 rpm per TrackMan.
SL: 70-71 mph. Shorter 11/5 shape.


Brett Seils SS / RHP / Sherwood, MD / 2021

Body: 6’0’’, 180 pounds. Strong, athletic frame with projection.
Delivery: Side-step wind-up and high leg kick to a tall balance position. Slight glove tap at balance. Smooth stride down the mound with a level shoulder plane. Lands slightly closed to home plate with an athletic, square, upright finish. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with long, whippy arm action from a mid three-quarter slot. Electric arm speed through release. 
FB: T87 mph, 82-86 mph. Hard arm-side run on the two-seamer with an average spin rate of 2045 rpm per TrackMan.
CB: 74-75 mph. More 11/5 shape. Average breaking ball spin rate of 2478 rpm per TrackMan.
SL: 74-76 mph. Hard 10/4 sweep. 
CH: 76-77 mph. Slight fade.


Logan Tapman RHP / OF / Stephen Decatur , MD / 2022

Body: 6’2’’, 173 pounds. Strong, projectable frame.
Delivery: Side-step wind-up and high leg kick to a tall balance position. Smooth kick-out stride down the mound with strong lower half drive. Clean hand separation and level shoulders. Gets down the mound hard with extension over the front side. Complete follow through and slightly upright finish falling just off to the first base side. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with long arm action from a high three-quarter slot with light effort. Creates quick arm speed through release. 
FB: T84 mph, 79-83 mph. Showed some arm-side run at times with an average spin rate of 
CB: 67-69 mph. Late, sharp 11/5 shape with an average spin rate of 
CH: 71-72 mph. Late fade present.


Evan Truitt RHP / OF / Stephen Decatur , MD / 2021

Body: 6’0’’, 170 pounds. Athletic, lean, projectable frame.
Delivery: Pitches from the stretch with a high leg kick to a tall balance position with hands set at head height. Clean hand separation and long, quick stride down the mound with strong lower half drive and slightly uphill shoulder tilt. Lands in-line with the plate a gets great extension over the front side. Full athletic follow through and finish falling slightly off to the first base side. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with long arm action from a high three-quarter slot with some intent and creates really fast arm speed.
FB: T90 mph, 87-89 mph. Showed arm-side run with an average spin rate of 2152 rpm per TrackMan.
CB: 60-71 mph. Tight 11/5 shape with an average spin rate of 2079 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 78-79 mph.


Tyler Vanags 2B / RHP / Avalon, MD / 2023

Body: 5’7’’, 155 pounds. Solid body type.
Delivery: Controlled side-step wind-up and leg kick to a tall, compact balance position. Clean hand separation and smooth stride down the mound with slight uphill shoulder tilt. Lands slightly open to the plate and gets extension through release. Complete arm follow through, drags back side and cuts finish short.  
Arm Action: RH. Throws with a full arm circle from a high three-quarter slot with easy effort. 
FB: T72 mph, 69-71 mph. Works down in the zone with an average spin rate of 1696 rpm per TrackMan.
CB: 56-59 mph. Short 11/5 shape with an average spin rate of 1577 rpm per TrackMan.


Evan Weaver C / RHP / Boonsboro , MD / 2022

Body: 5’10’’, 170 pounds. Strong, athletic body type. 
Delivery: Controlled side-step wind-up and leg kick to a tall balance point. Smooth stride down the mound with extension over the front side. Clean hand separation with uphill shoulder tilt and some lower half drive. Lands in-line with the plate with a complete follow through and athletic, square finish. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with a full arm circle from a mid to high three-quarter slot with easy effort.
FB: T78 mph, 76-78 mph. Average spin rate of 1983 rpm per TrackMan.
CB: 62-64 mph. Showed both 11/5 and 12/6 shape with an average spin rate of 1822 rpm per TrackMan.

 

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