NC Commitment Spotlight: Tim Cao




By Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

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North Carolina State landed another high ceiling arm last week in Northwest Guilford HS 2019 RHP Tim Cao.  Cao jumped on the seen when PBR showed up to see his NCBA Golden Spikes team play in the summer of 2016.  A thin, athletic build, the projection was easy to see and the statistics have jumped as Cao began the summer circuit in 2017. 



Tim Cao

Class of 2019 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Northwest Guilford
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Dirtbags
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
91
Max FB
(02/10/19)
88 - 91
FB
(02/10/19)
72 - 73
CB
(02/10/19)
72 - 74
CH
74 - 75
SL
(02/10/19)
75 - 76
SPL
(02/10/19)
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
88 - 91
CB
72 - 73
SL
74 - 75
SPL
75 - 76

Scouting Report

01.27.18
High pitch-ability and arm strength jumped off the page throughout the January bullpen.  Fastball ranged 82-84, getting to 86 later in the bullpen with ease.  Uses a smooth, effortless delivery, that is repeated consistently to get to a high-3/4 slot from a long, loose arm swing.  Quick arm and great head posture lean to producing deception as well. Change-up sat 72-74 with arm side run and look-alike tendencies with the fastball.  The breaking ball is a “young” pitch with a high ceiling.  Throwing it with the same posture and hand speed as the fastball, the curve ranged 65-66, a little early and gradual now with 10/4 shape.  Flooded the zone with all three pitches, showing the ability to locate the fastball to both sides of the plate.  At 5-foot-10, 145 pounds there is room for the body to fill out.