Unsigned Senior Games: Pitcher Analysis


Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director

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Over 30 players from across the Old Line State, Delaware, and Virginia, participated in this year's PBR Maryland Unsigned Senior Games at McCurdy Field in Frederick. Players were put through a pro-style workout and played a game in front of our PBR Maryland scouting staff with Trackman and Blast also on hand to record data. Below are evaluations on the 14 pitchers from the event.  

 

PITCHERS

(Listed Alphabetically)

Reed Adams RHP / 1B / Dundalk , MD / 2021

Body: 6’0”, 189 pounds. Athletic frame with some strength and projection.
Delivery: Up-tempo wind-up and high leg kick to a tall, compact, balance position. Smooth controlled stride down the mound with strong lower half drive off the rubber, landing closed to the plate. Nice arm extension out front and gets hard down over the front side with a complete follow through and athletic finish. Shows some arm speed through release. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with a full arm circle from a mid to high three-quarter slot with regular effort.
FB: T83 mph, 77-81 mph. Average spin rate of 2065 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 66-69 mph. Sharp 11/5 shape with an average spin rate of 1731 rpm per TrackMan.


Drew Buckmaster 2B / RHP / Centennial, MD / 2021

Body: 5’11”, 140 pounds. Athletic, lanky frame.
Delivery: Deliberate wind-up and controlled high leg kick to a tall balance point. Clean hand separation and smooth, long, kick-out stride down the mound. Lands slightly closed to the plate with nice good arm extension. Full follow through and athletic finish over front side. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with a full arm-circle from a high three-quarter slot with regular effort. 
FB: T76 mph, 74-76 mph. Average spin rate of 2213 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 64-67 mph. Showed big 11/5 shape with an average spin rate of 1833 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 67-68 mph.


Brian Ferreira RHP / 3B / Huntingtown, MD / 2021

Body: 5’10”, 190 pounds. Strong, athletic body type.
Delivery: Controlled side-step wind-up and high leg kick to a tall, relaxed balance position. Picks up pace after balance with a long kick-out stride down the mound. Lands square to the plate and hard against front side with a more upright finish. Creates really quick arm speed through release. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with a quick full arm-circle from a low three-quarter slot. 
FB: T85 mph, 82-83 mph. Arm-side run present with an average spin rate of 2028 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 70-72 mph. Showed two types: more SL like with 10/4 sweep and more traditional CB with short, tight 12/6 shape. Average spin rate of 2088 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 74-75 mph. Showed fade.


Kai Hardesty RHP / 1B / Linganore , MD / 2021

Body: 6’3”, 245 pounds. Solid body type.
Delivery: Controlled side-step wind-up with a high, rounding leg kick to a tall balance position. Smooth stride down the mound landing slightly closed to the plate. Gets over the front side with a more upright finish. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws downhill with a full arm circle from a high three-quarter near over the top slot. 
FB: T81 mph, 78-81 mph. Average spin rate of 2075 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 67-69 mph. Big 12/6 shape with an average spin rate of 2305 rpm per TrackMan.


Patrick Knapp RHP / 3B / Avalon, MD / 2021

Body: 5’11”, 160 pounds. Athletic frame.
Delivery: Controlled side-step wind-up with a kick-out leg lift to a tall balance position. Smooth stride down the mound landing in-line to home plate. Clean hand separation and gets over the front side with extension. Slightly upright finish. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with long, loose arm action from a high three-quarter slot with light effort. 
FB: T77 mph, 75-77 mph. Average spin rate of 2110 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 65-67 mph. 11/5 shape with an average spin rate of 1974 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 70-71 mph. Showed fade.


Andrew Leginze OF / 2B / LaPlata, MD / 2021

Body: 5’9”, 141 pounds. Athletic body type. 
Delivery: Pitches from the stretch with a quarter body turn. Controlled leg kick to balance with hands set high above shoulder height. Smooth, long, kick-out stride down the mound with lower half drive off the rubber. Lands in-line to home plate mostly and slightly closed at times. Gets over the front side well with extension. Full follow-through and athletic finish. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with long, free arm action from a mid and high three-quarter slot.
FB: T79 mph, 77-79 mph. Average spin rate of 1823 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 65-67 mph. More 11/5 shape with an average spin rate of 2255 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 66-69 mph. Showed some dive action.


Dylan Miller LHP / Boonsboro, MD / 2021

Body: 5’11”, 165 pounds. Athletic body type. 
Delivery: Controlled side-step wind-up and leg kick to a slightly crouched, compact balance position with a quarter body turn. Kick-out stride down the mound landing in-line to the plate. Gets extension over the front side with a strong follow through and athletic finish. 
Arm Action: LH. Throws with shorter arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
FB: T76 mph, 74-75 mph. Arm-side run present with an average spin rate of 1972 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 65-66 mph. Showed 11/5 shape with average spin rate of 1809 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 69-70 mph. Occasional fade.


Wayne Miller RHP / 3B / Calvert , MD / 2021

Body: 5’11”, 150 pounds. Athletic, lean frame with some projection. 
Delivery: Up-tempo wind-up with a high leg kick into a tall balance position. Smooth stride down the mound landing in-line to the plate. Strong lower half drive off the rubber with nice extension out front. Slightly upright finish. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with long, loose arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
FB: T78 mph, 74-77 mph. Average spin rate of 1921 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 66-68 mph. Showed more 11/5 shape with an average spin rate of 2196 rpm per TrackMan.


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

Body: 6’4”, 220 pounds. Physical frame with strength.
Delivery: Controlled side-step wind-up with a quick high leg kick into a slightly crouched, compact balance position. Early hand break and long, sweeping kick-out stride down the mound. Lands in-line to the plate over a bent front knee with a complete follow through and athletic finish. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with shorter arm action from a mid three-quarter slot. 
FB: T77 mph, 75-77 mph. Occasional arm-side run with an average spin rate of 1843 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 63-65 mph. Showed both 11/5 and 12/6 shape with an average spin rate of 1778 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 69-70 mph.


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

Body: 5’9”, 172 pounds. Athletic and strong body type.
Delivery: Controlled side-step wind-up and leg kick to a tall balance position. Mixes deliveries to mess with hitter’s timing. Lands in-line with the plate against a stiff front side with arm extension. Complete follow through and slightly upright, athletic finish. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with a full arm circle from a high three-quarter slot. 
FB: T81 mph, 76-80 mph. Average spin rate of 2080 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 63-64 mph. Big 12/6 shape with an average spin rate of 1819 rpm per TrackMan.
KN: 63-64 mph.


Ayden Shadle LHP / 1B / Catoctin, MD / 2021

Body: 6’3”, 195 pounds. Big, projectable frame.
Delivery: Controlled side-step wind-up and high leg kick to a tall balance position. Long, smooth stride down the mound with extension. Lands in-line with the plate and gets down hard over the front side with a complete follow through and athletic finish. Easy, fluid delivery. 
Arm Action: LH. Throws with long arm action from a high three-quarter near over the top slot with easy effort. 
FB: T80 mph, 76-79 mph. Occasional arm-side run with an average spin rate of 1901 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 70-73 mph. 11/5 shape with an average spin rate of 1945 rpm per TrackMan.
SPL: 71-73 mph. Showed feel for the pitch and late dive.


Jack Surdez RHP / OF / Frederick, MD / 2021

Body: 6’1”, 180 pounds. Strong frame with projection.
Delivery: Controlled side-step wind-up and high leg kick to a tall balance position. Smooth stride down the mound with some uphill shoulder tilt. Strong lower half drive off the rubber. Lands in-line to the plate with extension over the front side and a complete follow-through. Spins off slightly in finish. 
Arm Action: RH. Clean hand separation and full arm-circle throwing from a high three-quarter slot. 
FB: T83 mph, 79-82 mph. Occasional arm-side run with an average spin rate of 2040 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 69-71 mph. Big 11/5 shape with an average spin rate of 1521 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 73-74 mph. Slight fade.


Cade Williams RHP / 2B / Nandua, VA / 2021

Body: 5’11”, 155 pounds. Athletic body type. 
Delivery: Exaggerated side-step wind up with a high long, kick out leg lift to a tall balance position with early hand-break. Showed some lower half drive off the rubber. Lands in-line to home plate with an upright finish. Hides the ball well with quick arm speed through release. 
Arm Action: RH. Long, free and whippy arm action from a mid three-quarter slot. 
FB: T81 mph, 78-81 mph. Attacks both sides of the plate. Average spin rate of 2005 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 68-69 mph. Showed 11/5 shape with an average spin rate of 1866 rpm per TrackMan.


Nick Worch 1B / RHP / St Mary's Ryken, MD / 2021

Body: 6’2”, 215 pounds. Solid body type. 
Delivery: Controlled side-step wind-up and high leg kick to a tall, compact balance position. Fluid kick-out stride down the mound landing in-line with home plate. Gets over the front side well with some extension. Complete follow through and finish. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with a full arm-circle from a high three-quarter slot. 
FB: T70 mph, 68-70 mph. Average spin rate of 1637 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 58-59 mph. Showed more 12/6 shape with an average spin rate of 1659 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 64-67 mph.

 

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