Three 2020 Arms To Watch

Ronald Sims
Mississippi Scouting Director

Today, we look at three intriguing 2020 pitchers that coaches will want to mark down and highlight moving into the 2019 season.

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Turner Swistak RHP / 3B / Oak Grove, MS / 2020

Lean, athletic 6-foot-2, 170-pound frame. Right-handed pitcher with short arm action into high-3/4 release, quick arm speed and normal effort. Solid rhythm, level shoulders, in-line direction, and finishes athletically. Strike thrower, worked with quality tempo, pitching 81-84 mph with his fastball. Flashed ability to spin solid breaking ball with shape and solid spin at 67-70 mph, also showing a change up with occasional fading action at 73-74 mph.

Alan Kivett RHP / 3B / Warren Central, MS / 2020

Lean 6-foot, 170-pound frame, athletic build. Right-handed pitcher showed a long arm action with a slight stab on backend, and quick arm speed from a high-3/4 release. Smooth rhythm, level shoulders, lands square, and finishes occasionally falling off to the first base side. Fastball sat 83-84 mph, topping at 86 mph, with slight arm side run and control in the strike zone. Breaking ball showed 11/5 shape with solid spin, depth, command at 68-70 mph. changeup with fastball arm speed, deception and fade action at 72-74 mph.

Dylan Fontan RHP / 1B / St. Patrick Catholic, MS / 2020

Medium build 6-foot-2, 190-pound frame. Right-handed pitcher throwing from high-¾ release, with solid balance, and easy effort in delivery. Fluid rhythm with deception in delivery, level shoulders, in-line direction and finishes athletically off to first base side. Fastball was commanded around the zone at 81-84 mph. Breaking ball showed tightness with depth and 11/5-shape at 69-72 mph. Change up was thrown with fastball arm speed and showed slight fading action at 69-70 mph.


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