Prep Baseball Report

Pitching Analysis: Class of 2019-North

Ronald Sims
Mississippi Scouting Director

The Class of 2019 North event took place on Tuesday, June 20th, at Northwest Community College, in Senatobia, MS. The open event saw prospects from across the state of Mississippi perform in front of several college coaches, and the Prep Baseball Report Mississippi scouting staff.

Today, the Prep Baseball Report Mississippi scouting staff takes a deeper look at pitching performances from the June event.

+ Guice Hill, RHP, Humphreys Academy, 2019
Medium, athletic 5-foot-9, 180-pound frame. Right-handed pitcher starting in his lower after presetting in crouched position. Quick up-tempo rhythm working into a high-¾ release with level shoulders working down the mound. Finishes athletically and off to the first base side.  Fastball was commanded around the zone at 73-75 mph while breaking ball was thrown at 61-63 mph and showed early, gradual 11/5 shape.

+ Gabe Moore, RHP, DeSoto Central, 2019
Medium 6-foot-5, 155-pounds, still room to add strength to his already projectable frame. The long levered right-hander has a simple delivery with plenty of fluidity and direction throughout, the ball comes easily out of the hand, has long stride down the mound with an athletic finish. Displayed a controlled delivery that allowed him to command the zone. Fastball was up to 82 mph, pitching at 79-82 mph, with solid arm side run, working from a high-3/4 slot and long, loose arm stroke. The curveball flashed depth at 64-67 mph, while change showed fading action at 70-71 mph.

+ Jake Reeder, RHP, North Pontotoc, 2019
Wiry-projectable pitcher’s frame at 6-foot, 155-pounds. The right-handed pitcher pounded strikes with his three-pitch mix. Easy tempo in a repeatable delivery with hip turn at the top of his balance point and short stride down the mound. Finishing athletically off to the first base side of field. Worked from a high slot and high front side, running his fastball up to 84 mph, pitching 82-84 mph. Flashed a curveball with 11/5 shape and depth at 68-71 mph. Throws his changeup with arm side fade at 68-70 mph.

+ Allen Williams, LHP, Cleveland Central, 2019
Lean , athletic 5-foot-11, 165-pound frame. Left-handed pitcher working strictly out of stretch throwing from high-¾ release with rhythm and easy effort in delivery. Works down mound with level shoulders landing slightly open, finishing athletically and off to the third base side.  Commanded fastball around the zone at 68-69 mph and showed mostly straight action. Breaking ball was thrown at 64-65 mph while change up was thrown with near fastball arm speed at 65-66 mph.

+ Gates Pee, RHP, Clinton, 2019
Medium 6-foot, 195-pound frame, athletic build with room to add strength. Right-handed pitcher who works from a high arm slot, hides the ball well with high front side, and has quickness to arm stroke.  His fastball sat 82-83 with downward tilt. Flashed an 11/5 shaped breaking ball with early action and depth at 71-72 mph.  He also threw his changeup at 69-72 mph.

+ Connor Spencer, RHP, Hernando, 2019
Hulky 6-foot-2, 215-pound frame with present strength in build. On the mound the right-hander has a smooth up-tempo in his windup with fluid rhythm, landing slightly open and finishing off to the first base side. The release is from a long high ¾ arm slot with some effort involved.  His fastball sat 80-84 mph working it around the zone, his curveball had 11/5 shape with depth at 62-63 and his changeup had some slight cut to it at 67-70 mph.