7.15 Ozark Prospect ID Analysis: Pitchers



Shon Plack and Jeff Viles
Prep Baseball Report-Missouri



On Tuesday, July 15, Prep Baseball Report-Missouri held the Ozark Open ID Prospect Showcase at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri.  Today, we will analyze the pitchers and in the days to come we will take a look at the catchers.  Although many pitchers played another position, this is just a look at the pitching performances.  

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Top RHP Prospects

Bradey Welsh (Marshfield, RHP, 2015)
Welsh is a strong, athletic 6-foot-1, 155-pound right-handed pitcher. He has a high ¾ delivery and lightning quick arm speed. Bradey throws with regular effort, has smooth rhythm, and stays level with his shoulders. Welsh had a fastball velocity range of 87-90 MPH with run and sink. His curveball was at 68-71 MPH with 11/5 tilt and sharp break. Bradey also displayed a change-up that ranged from 73-74 MPH with near fastball arm speed and good sink.

Riley Halley (Iberia, RHP, 2016)
Halley is a highly projectable 6-foot-6, 195-pound right-handed pitcher. Riley has an over-the-top delivery with quick arm speed and short arm action. He throws with regular effort and land s falling slightly towards first. He had a fastball velocity range of 84-87 MPH. His curveball was at 71-73 MPH with 12/6 tilt and his change-up ranged from 80-82 with some sink. Riley also plays basketball at a high level.

Dalton Erger (Seckman, RHP, 2015)
Erger is a projectable 6-foot-3, 200-pound right-handed pitcher. Erger has a high ¾ delivery with lightning fast arm speed. He throws with easy effort and is a bit uphill with his shoulders. He had a fastball velocity range of 83-85 MPH with good run. His curveball was at 70-73 MPH with 11/5 tilt and his change-up ranged from 74-78 with sink. Dalton pounded the zone with all three pitches.

Patrick Hoerning (Nixa, RHP, 2015)
Hoerning is a wiry, athletic 5-foot-11, 152-pound right-handed pitcher. He has an over-the-top delivery and quick arm speed. Patrick throws with easy effort and throws strikes. Hoerning had a fastball velocity range of 82-85 MPH. His curveball was at 61-65 MPH with 12/6 tilt. Patrick also displayed a change-up that ranged from 74-78 with near fastball arm speed with sink.

Tyler Clark (Blue Springs South, RHP, 2016)
Clark is a projectable 6-foot-3, 185-pound right-handed pitcher. He has a high 3/4 delivery and loose arm action. Tyler throws with easy effort, keeps his shoulders level, and lands square to the target. Clark had a fastball velocity range of 78-82 MPH. His curveball was at 66-68 MPH with 12/6 tilt and sharp late break. Tyler also displayed a change-up that ranged from 70-72 with near fastball arm speed.

Alex Moore (Mountain Grove, RHP, 2016)
Moore is a tall, projectable 6-foot-7, 204-pound right-handed pitcher. He has a high ¾ delivery with short arm action. Alex throws with easy effort and lands square, in-line with the target. Moore had a fastball velocity range of 81-85 MPH with some run. His curveball was at 69-71 MPH with 11/5 tilt with sharp break. Alex also displayed a change-up that ranged from 69-71 with near fastball arm speed.

Top LHP Prospects 

Kyle Giefer (Kickapoo, LHP, 2016)
Giefer is a 6-foot-0 184-pound LHP with a high leg kick and loose arm. He gets good run on his fastball with a velocity range of 80-82 MPH. He throws from a high ¾ arm slot. Kyle showed a 1-to-7 curveball with sharp break at 69-73 MPH.  He throws a 74-75 MPH change-up at near fastball arm speed with some sink. Giefer pounds the strike zone and has good command of all pitches. 

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Adam Barton (Hillcrest, RHP, 2015)
Barton is an athletic 6-foot-0, 175-pound right-handed pitcher. He has an over-the-top delivery and loose arm action. Adam throws with some effort, keeps his shoulders level, and lands square to the target. Barton had a fastball velocity range of 75-78 MPH. His curveball was at 61-63 MPH with 12/6 tilt with late break. Adam also displayed a change-up that ranged from 62-63 with near fastball arm speed and good sink.

Gavin Huke (Carthage, RHP, 2016)
Huke is an athletic 6-foot-1, 145-pound right-handed pitcher. He has a high ¾ delivery with lightning quick arm speed and short arm action. Gavin throws with regular effort and stays in-line with the target. Huke had a fastball velocity range of 77-78 MPH with cut. His curveball was at 65-72 MPH with 11/5 tilt. Huke’s change-up ranged from 69-71 with near fastball arm speed and good sink.

Jacob Mitchell (Mountain Grove, RHP, 2015) 
Mitchell is a strong 6-foot-1, 195-pound right-handed pitcher. He has a high ¾ delivery and loose arm action. Jacob throws with regular effort, has some rhythm, and is uphill with his shoulders. Mitchell had a fastball velocity range of 83-84 MPH with run. His curveball was at 70-71 MPH with 12/6 tilt with late action. Jacob also displayed a change-up that ranged from 74-75 MPH with near fastball arm speed and good sink.

Derrick Newby (Webb, City, LHP, 2016)
Newby is a projectable 6-foot-3, 165-pound left-handed pitcher. Derick has a ¾ delivery with quick arm speed. He throws with easy effort and stays level with his shoulders. He had a fastball velocity range of 74-81 MPH with good run. His curveball was at 64-65 MPH with 12/6 tilt and his change-up ranged from 65-67.

Isaac Norsic (Hillcrest, RHP, 2015)
Norsic is a strong 6-foot-1, 225-pound right-handed pitcher. He has a high ¾ delivery with quick arm speed and short action. Isaac throws with regular effort and is slightly uphill. Norsic had a fastball velocity range of 81-83 MPH. His curveball was at 67-69 MPH with 12/6 tilt. Isaac also displayed a change-up that ranged from 74-76 with near fastball arm speed 

Caleb Robertson (Golden City, LHP, 2016)
Robertson is an athletic 5-foot-10, 160-pound left-handed pitcher. Robertson has a high ¾ delivery with loose arm action. He throws with easy effort and stays level with his shoulders. He had a fastball velocity range of 70-72 MPH. His curveball was at 60-61 MPH with 12/6 tilt and his change-up ranged from 65-68 with sink. Caleb has a consistent release point and was around the zone. 

Zack Snodgrass (Carl Junction, LHP, 2016)
Snodgrass is an athletic 5-foot-9, 155-pound left-handed pitcher. He has a high ¾ delivery and loose arm action. Snodgrass throws with some rhythm and easy effort. He stays tall through his delivery and finishes in an athletic position. Zach had a fastball velocity range of 75-78 MPH. His curveball was at 62-66 MPH with 10/4 tilt and sharp break. Snodgrass’s change-up ranged from 68-72 with near fastball arm speed.

Bryan Stewart (Lebanon, RHP, 2015)
Stewart is an athletic 6-foot-1, 170-pound right-handed pitcher. He has a high ¾ arm slot with a repeatable delivery. Bryan throws with regular effort and stays level with his shoulders. He displayed good balance and athleticism. Stewart had a fastball velocity range of 75-79 MPH. His curveball was at 65-67 MPH with 11/5 tilt and late break. Bryan displayed a cutter that ranged from 72-76 with some movement.

Jerrod Thomas (Platte County, 3B, 2016)
Thomas is an athletic 6-foot-1, 170-pound right-handed pitcher. He has a high ¾ delivery with average arm speed and smooth action. Jerod throws with easy effort and has balance through his delivery. Thomas had a fastball velocity range of 69-73 MPH with sink. His curveball was at 59-63 MPH with 12/6 tilt. Jerod also displayed a change-up that ranged from 58-59 with near fastball arm speed.

Adam White (Ozark, LHP, 2016)
White is a 5-foot-10, 165-pound left-handed pitcher. He has an athletic build. White has a high ¾ delivery and throws with easy effort. He throws with smooth rhythm and level shoulders. He had a fastball velocity range of 79-81 MPH with good run. His slider was at 72-73 MPH with 1/7 tilt and his change-up  ranged from 73-75 with sink.

Connor Williams (Carl Junction, RHP, 2016)
Williams is a projectable 6-foot-4, 195-pound right-handed pitcher. Connor has an over-the-top delivery with lightning quick arm speed. He throws with easy effort and stays level with his shoulders. He had a fastball velocity range of 77-81 MPH with good run. His curveball was at 66-69 MPH with 12/6 tilt and his change-up ranged from 70-72. Connor has a consistent release point and was around the zone.

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