Uncommitted Spotlight: Payton Riske


PBR Staff

We continue our coverage of uncommitted players, spotlighting them to help maximize their exposure and assist them in the recruiting process. Today, we look at 2022 RHP Payton Riske (Bishop Gorman).

Scouting Report: Wiry frame, displays athletic movements. Begins delivery on the far left side of rubber. Moves down the mound through an easy and repeatable delivery. Finishes well through target. RH thrower, quick and loose arm action. Displayed some arm side run on fastball, clocked up to 87 mph max spin rate 2123. Showed some feel for secondary pitches. Displayed good breaking ball, with abilities to command it for a strike, clocked at 68-73. Showed changeup, could develop into quality pitch in future, clocked at 72-76.

 



Payton Riske

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Bishop Gorman
    State: NV
  • Summer Team: Dodgers Scout Team
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 145lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
(08/01/20)
85 - 87
FB
(03/25/21)
68 - 73
CB
(03/25/21)
72 - 76
CH
(08/01/20)
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
85 - 87
CB
68 - 73
CH
71 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
83 - 86
CB
66 - 68
CH
73 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 86
CB
64 - 66
CH
72 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
81 - 83
CB
68 - 71
CH
71 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
79 - 81
CB
67 - 68
CH
72 - 73
Position
7.21
60-yard
(02/08/20)
81
INF Velo
(02/08/20)
80
Exit Velo
(07/31/19)
Position
60-yard
7.21
INF Velo
81
Position
60-yard
7.76
INF Velo
73
Exit Velo
80
Trackman - Fastball
85.9
Velocity (max)
(08/29/20)
83.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/29/20)
2123
Spin Rate (max)
(08/29/20)
1963
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/29/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
85.9
Velo Range
82.8 - 85
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.4
Spin Rate (max)
2123
Spin Rate (avg)
1963
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
68.1
Velocity (max)
(08/29/20)
65.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/29/20)
1978
Spin Rate (max)
(08/29/20)
1966
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/29/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
68.1
Velo Range
65.8 - 67.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
65.7
Spin Rate (max)
1978
Spin Rate (avg)
1966
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
75.2
Velocity (max)
(08/29/20)
72.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/29/20)
1970
Spin Rate (max)
(08/29/20)
1906
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/29/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
75.2
Velo Range
72.7 - 75.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.9
Spin Rate (max)
1970
Spin Rate (avg)
1906
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Scouting Report

8/29/20

 

Profile: 5-foot-10, 140 pounds. Still possesses a youthful build. Lean, athletic frame. Velocity should parallel size and strength gains. Big league bloodline. Already has above average feel each of his pitches. 

Delivery: Tall, narrow set up. Polished, smooth rhythm throughout his delivery. Tall/tilt type. Throws around a slightly closed front side landing slightly closed as well. Soft foot strike. Upright finish, tends to slightly fall to first base side.
Arm Action: 3/4 arm slot. Quick, loose arm action.

FB: Max 86 mph. 84 – 86 mph. Avg. Spin Rate - 1963 RPM. Consistent arm side action with slight sinking action.

CB:  68-71 mph. Avg. Spin Rate – 1966 RPM. Works well off his FB. Sweeping action.

CH:  72 - 76 mph. Avg. Spin Rate – 1906 RPM. Comes out same plane as FB. Above average feel for pitch.

 

 

11/18 - Developing, 5-8, 115, Riske has a ton of life in his body.  His loose ¾ arm action and solid delivery accompanied by his feel to pitch were impressive. He pounded the bottom of the zone with a fastball and changeup mix, making quick work of the opposing hitters to close out the game.