Uncommitted Upperclass: Pitcher Analysis


Brett Harrison
Nevada Scouting Director

The PBR Nevada Uncommitted Upperclass Showcase was an event featuring 2021-2022 players with aspirations of playing at the next level. The event consisted of a Pro-Style Workout that included a Laser Timed 60 Yard Dash, Batting Practice tracked by Blast Motion and Trackman, Catcher Evaluations, Outfield Evaluations, Infield Evaluations and concluded with TrackMan analyzed Pitcher Bullpens. The event was designed highlighted each players abilities using the most advanced technology in the game in Blast Motion and Trackman. Following a Prep Baseball Report event, players received unrivaled access to their advanced ball-tracking and swing metrics through the TrackMan and Blast Connect apps as well as the players metrics snapshot uploaded directly to their PBR Player Profiles. 

Finalizing the Uncommitted Upperclass Analysis, we dive into the Pitcher Analysis that features Arbor View product, Justin Smith, who topped out at 88 mph and Rancho's 6-foot-5 right hander, Noah Tschopp, who ran it up to 87 mph.

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Justin Smith RHP / 1B / Arbor View, NV / 2021

Body: 6-foot-2, 200 pounds. Thick, athletic build with present strength in the lower half. Proportionate. Projectable with room to add strength.  

Delivery: Tall, narrow start. Right side of the rubber. Rhythmic, drop and drive type delivery. Lands on line. Some effort. Tends to fall to 1B side after release. 
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action with some looseness. High 3/4. 

FB: Max 88 mph. Sat 86-88 mph. Works downhill. Attacks the zone.

SL: 75-76 mph. 12/6 action. Flashes of back up. Works well of the FB.

CH: 68-70 mph. Repeats arm speed. Flashes of arm side fade. 

Noah Tschopp 1B / RHP / Rancho , NV / 2022

Body: 6-foot-5, 200 pounds. Continues to develop physically. Lean build with long levers. Some broadness in the shoulders. Has room to add physicality to his frame.

Delivery: Tall, narrow start. Mid rubber. High peaking leg kick. Leg swing into slightly closed landing. Throws over high front side. Falls to 1B side after release. Projectable actions on the mound with velo jumps to come.

Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action. High ¾ to over the top arm slot. 

FB: Max 87 mph. Sat 82-86 mph. Downhill action with some arm side fade.

SL: 65-69 mph. 11/5 shape with flashes of sweeping action. Works down.

CH: 68-71 mph. Natural sink with some arm side run. Tends to slow down arm speed.

De'Jon Mitchell OF / RHP / Legacy , NV / 2022

Body: 5-foot-11, 145 pounds. Lean, wiry build. Some twitch. High waisted. Broad shoulder with plenty of room to add significant size and strength.

Delivery: Tall, narrow set up. Mid rubber. Smooth, rhythmic delivery. Tall/tilt type. Lands on line. Some effort in his release. Finishes towards 1B side. 

Arm Action:  RH. Long, loose arm action. High ¾ arm slot. Some effort.

FB: Max 84 mph. Sat 77-83 mph. Some arm side sink and fade. 

SL: 70-72 mph. 11/5 shape. Developing pitch. Flashes of late bite.

CH: 76-77 mph. Arm speed similar to FB. Arm side fade with some heaviness.

Reese Lueck 2B / RHP / Palo Verde, NV / 2022

Body: 6-foot-0, 152 pounds. Long, lean build with present wiry strength. Some broadness in the shoulders. Room to add significant size and strength.

Delivery: Tall, slight hybrid set up. Compact, toe tap delivery. Tall/tilt type. Works with pace. Lands slightly closed. Balanced finish. Some present polish with low effort. 

Arm Action: RH. Short, quick arm action. ¾ arm slot. 

FB: Max 82 mph. Sat 77-81 mph. Present arm side life. Lives in the zone. More in the tank.

SL: 64-66 mph. 11/5 shape with some back up action. Locates in the zone.

Braxton Bybee LHP / 1B / Arbor View , NV / 2021

Body: 5-foot-11, 196 pounds. Thick, strong build present strength in his lower half. Upper body strength is developing.  

Delivery: Starts tall, narrow on the right side of the rubber. Simple, repeated delivery. Tall/tilt type. Stride tends to land slightly open.  

Arm Action: LH. Loose arm action from a ¾ arm slot. Repeats arm slot well.

FB: Max 81 mph. Sat 79-81 mph. Four seam works mostly straight. Lives in the zone.

CB: 64-66 mph. 1/7 shape. Flashes some sweeping action. Locates well down in the zone.

CH: 67-69 mph. Tends to slow up his arm action. Natural sink. Works down.

Shaw Lee 1B / 3B / Churchill County, NV / 2021

Body: 6-foot-1, 205 pounds. Country strong type build. Proportionate throughout. Athletic for his size with present strength used well at the plate.

Delivery: Athletic, spread set up. Clean, rhythmic delivery. Drop and drive type. Land slightly close. Throws over a high front side. Balance finish with some forward fall after finish.

Arm Action: RH. Length in his arm cycle. Some quickness. High ¾ arm slot. 

FB: Max 81 mph. Sat 78-81 mph. Four seam. Some downhill type action.

CB: 66-71 mph. 12/6 shape. Some back up action.

CH: 74-76 mph. Repeats arm speed. Some sink and fade action.

Anthony Villas RHP / 3B / Arbor View, NV / 2022

Body: 5-foot-10, 190 pounds. Thick, athletic buid with preset strength in the lower half. Has room to add size and strength in his upper half. 

Delivery:  Tall, narrow set up. Mid rubber. Rhythmic delivery. Drop and drive type. Low effort. Lands on line. Finishes balanced over his front side. Some tendency to fall to 1B side. Repeats well.

Arm Action: RH. Loose, quick arm action. ¾ slot. 

FB: Max 81 mph. Sat 77-80 mph. Some arm side action. Works in the zone.

SL: 67-68 mph. 11/5 shape. More effective down in the zone. 

Joseph Giunta 1B / RHP / Boulder City, NV / 2021

Body: 6-foot-3, 185 pounds. Long, lean frame with some wiry strength. Room to add size and strength. 

Delivery: Tall, narrow set up. Far left side. Compact, clean delivery. Stay mostly upright throughout. Tall/tilt type. Lands slightly closed. Finishes mostly balance with tendency to fall to 1B side on his FB.

Arm Action: RH. Short, quick arm. High ¾ slot. Pusher.

FB: Max 80 mph. Sat 79-80 mph. Downhill action. Pounds the zone.

CB: 65-66 mph. 12/6 shape with flashes of back up.

CH: 71-72 mph. Natural sink with some arm side fade.

Mack Harris RHP / Green Valley, NV / 2022

Body: 5-foot-9, 155 pounds. Athletic, compact build with some present strength in his lower half. Broadening shoulder allow for more room to add physicality 

Delivery: Hybrid start. Far left side of the rubber. Clean, compact delivery with tempo. Drop and drive type. Strides slightly closed with front foot landing open. Some effort. Finishes towards 1B side. 

Arm Action: RH. Quick arm with some looseness. High ¾ arm slot. Tends to shorten up/slow down on secondary pitches

FB: Max 80 mph. Sat 79 mph. Four seam. Some arm side action.

SL: 63-65 mph. 11/5 shape. Commands in the zone. Flashes some back up action. Some sweeping action.

Seth Barden 1B / RHP / Bishop Gorman, NV / 2022

Body: 6-foot-0, 185 pounds. Added physicality to his frame improved a majority of his metrics. Athletic, wiry build with some present strength in his lower half. 

Delivery: Tall, narrow set up. Far left side of the rubber. Rhythmic, drop and drive delivery type with pace. Continues to improve polish. Lands slighlty closed with tendency to fall to 1B side after release. 

Arm Action: RH. Short, quick arm action. ¾ to high ¾ arm slot. 

FB: Max 79 mph. Sat 78-79 mph. Attacks the zone. Flashes of arm side life.

SL: 68-70 mph. Flashes of late bite. Some back up action.

CH: 69-71 mph. Shows feel for the pitch. Locates well in the zone. Present arm side action.

Lukas Hutson 1B / RHP / Spanish Springs, NV / 2023

Body: 6-foot-1, 220 pounds. Strong, stock build. Proportionate. Athletic with some quickness for his size. 

Delivery: Tall, narrow set up. Mid-left side of the rubber. Rhythmic, toe tap delivery with some pace. Tall/tilt type. Lands close with tendency to fall to 1B side after release. Stay mostly upright.

Arm Action: RH. Stab and go type arm action. High ¾ slot. 

FB: Max 79 mph. Sat 77-79 mph. Some down hill with arm side fade.

SL: 66-68 mph. 11/5 shape. Flashes of back up action.

Ari Kligman OF / RHP / Cimarron-Memorial, NV / 2022

Body: 6-foot-1, 165 pounds. Lean, athletic build. Some slope in the shoulders. Room to add size and strength. 

Delivery: Tall, narrow start. Far left side of the rubber. Clean, compact delivery. Drop and drive type. Lands slightly closed. Balanced finish with some fall to 1B after release. 

Arm Action: RH. Loose with some quickness in the arm cycle. High ¾ arm slot. 

FB: Max 79 mph. Sat 78-79 mph. Some arm side action. 

CB: 61-67 mph. 11/5 shape. Works down. Repeats arm speed well.

CH: 66-72 mph. Heavy with some cut action. Locates down. Tends to shorten the arm cycle.

Jordan Metzger 3B / RHP / Desert Oasis, NV / 2022

Body: 5-foot-11, 150 pounds. Lean build with long limbs. Squared shoulders. Some present wiry strength. Has plenty of room to add significant size and strength.

Delivery: Works primarily from the stretch. Weight held mostly in his back leg as he comes set. Quick paced leg kick with forward lean towards 3B. Lands on line with finish falling towards 3B. 

Arm Action: RH. Side arm type. Repeats well. 

FB: Max 78 mph. Sat 76-78 mph. Heavy arm side action. Locates well in the zone.

SL: 66-68 mph. Frisbee, sweeping action. Developing pitch.

CH: 73-74 mph. Arm side fade and sink. Mirrors his FB coming out.

Kaiden Regan 1B / LHP / McQueen , NV / 2021

Body: 6-foot-3, 210 pounds. Thick, proportionate build on a large frame. Broad shoulders. Athletic with some present twitch.  

Delivery: Tall, spread start. Mid rubber. Simple, rhythmic delivery. Drop and drive type. Lands on line with a balanced finish over his front side. Some tendency to fall to 3B side.

Arm Action: LH. Over-the-top arm cycle. Short, quick arm action.

FB: Max 78 mph. Sat 76-78 mph. Some arm side fade and sink.  

CB: 63-64 mph. 1/7 shape. Some back up. 

CH: 66-69 mph. Heavy. Sink with arm side action. Works well off his FB

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