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Top Uncommitted 2016 Left-Handed Pitchers

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By Jerry Shank
Maryland Scouting Director

With the summer season coming to an end and the 2015-2016 high school sports season as well as fall ball getting underway, we would like to take a look at some of the top uncommitted prospects at each position.

+2016 RHP

Today we are looking at the top uncommitted left-handed pitchers in the state. We will look to create a few top uncommitted lists each week, as you can see by our 2016 Rankings there are numerous talented prospect still available.

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Devin Stanford, St. Michael???s
Ranking: 44
Scouting Report
Compact frame will long arms at 5-foot-9, 150-pounds. Throws from a ¾ arm angle. Loose arm with some arm speed. Athletic delivery with rhythm. Has a few mechanical fixes that should improve his repeatability. Pitches with regular effort. Finishes slightly to third base side. Fastball has slight run to the pitch up to 84 mph.  Breaking ball has 2/8 action with gradual break.

Christopher Blair, Southern
Ranking: 58
Scouting Report
Athletic frame at 5-foot-10 155-pounds. Controlled delivery with a loose arm action and some arm speed.  Pitches with regular effort. Looks to have more in the tank as he fills out his frame. Fastball up to 82 mph in the spring when last seen. Breaking ball had 2/8 action with tight rotation and late break.  Inconsistent command of the breaking ball with near fastball arm speed. Shows nice feel for a changeup with command. (Committed to Millersville since article)

Kade Keys (pictured) St. Mary???s
Ranking: 64
Scouting Report
Athletic frame at 6-foot-3 180-pounds. Throws from a ¾ arm angle with arm speed and a short arm action. Pitches with some effort and falls towards third base in follow through. Pitches with some effort. Fastball had slight run at 80 mph. Breaking ball has potential to be a power pitch with 1/7 movement at 69 mph. Gets good lower half usage possibly better hip load to create torque and increase lower half efficiency. Looks to have more in the tank. (Committed to Shepherd since article)

Keith Parks Old Mill
Ranking: 66
Scouting Report
Athletic frame with room to fill out at 6-foot-1 195-pounds. Throws from a high ¾ arm angle with arm speed. Has a free arm action in a controlled delivery with average rhythm and pitches with some effort. Late sink on his fastball that topped out at 80 mph in the early winter and has reportedly been up to 85 this summer. Breaking ball has late action to it with near fastball arm speed and he consistently threw it for strikes at 65-68 mph. Good changeup with fastball arm speed that had sink to the pitch at 64-65 mph. 

Bobby Pfefferle OF/LHP Montgomery Blair
Ranking: 97
Scouting Report
Athletic Frame at 5-foot-10, 170-pounds. Throws from an over-the-top arm angle in a fluid delivery. Fastball has slight run to the pitch up to 78 mph. Breaking ball has gradual movement with 1-7 action at 64 mph. Athletic on the mound and moves well off.  Potential as a two-way athlete from the outfield as well. Room to fill out frame.

Brad Sawyer 1B/LHP Gaithersburg
Ranking: 56
Scouting Report
Athletic frame at 5-foot-10, 155-pounds.  Throws from an almost over the top arm angle.  Long loose arm action and shows some arm speed.  Pitches with some effort.  Fastball has slight run to the pitch up to 82 mph in the spring. Interesting on the mound and adds two-way dimension with primary being a position player.

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