The Top Pitchers from the Miami Valley Open ID Showcase
November 8, 2011
Thomas Gulley (2012/Stow)
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound two-way prospect has a thick, solid build. With a strong lower half and quick arm action, the big-right hander generates an easy 88-90 mph fastball that lacks control at times. He does not use a curveball or slider, but instead relies on an excellent changeup with fade that fluctuates between 73-77 mph.
Zach Cook (2013/Milford)
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound two-way prospect likely projects as a pitcher at the next level. From a high ¾ arm slot, he generates an 83-86 mph fastball with arm side run. He shows a fluid, easy delivery that will only deliver more velocity in the future. His curveball, which features sharp, 11/4 action, registers at 65-67 mph. His changeup, which is thrown near fastball speed, has fade and registers at 65-66 mph.
Zachary Ryan (2012/Miamisburg)
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound right-handed pitching prospect was the most polished pitcher from the Class of 2012 in attendance. He displayed an easy 82-85 mph fastball that he was able to locate on different side of the plate. His slider, which had a tight, late break, sat at 69-70 mph. Lastly, this changeup, which showed the occasional sink, registered at 73-74 mph.
Garret Gable (2012/Aurora)
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound southpaw is a definite sleeper prospect who shows command of three pitches. He has solid, athletic frame. Coming from a deceptive ¾ arm slot, he uses a 77-80 mph fastball with excellent run. His curveball sits at 65-67 mph with 2/8 movement. He backs up his curveball with a sharp, late breaking 70-71 mph slider.
Bryce Arledge (2013/Chillicothe Unioto)
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound southpaw has a big, projectable frame. His fastball, which shows excellent arm side run, sat 79-82 mph and touched up to 83 mph. His tight breaking curveball, which has room to develop, sat 64-66 mph. His changeup, which is thrown with near fastball arm action, sat 71-73 with good fade.
Matt Zmuda (2013/Toledo St. Francis DeSales)
The 5-foot-10, 180-pound prospect is an undersized, yet athletic two-way prospect. The crafty southpaw locates and uses a 75-79 mph fastball with arm side run. He uses a 67-69 mph curveball with tight, late break. His best pitch may be a 63-64 mph fading changeup thrown near his fastball’s arm action.
Mitch McNabb (2013/Bishop Ready)
The 5-foot-11, 160-pound prospect is an athletic right-handed pitcher with above average velocity. With quick arm action, he generates a consistent low 80’s fastball. He showed command of both off-speed pitches, including a curveball that sat in the low 60’s and a changeup that teeters between 69-71 mph.
Max Lyon (2013/Toledo St. Francis DeSales)
The 6-foot, 160-pound prospect is an athletic right-handed pitcher. He uses a quick tempo and fluid delivery. His fastball sat at 80-83 mph. His curveball sat at 61-62 mph with excellent late breaking action. His changeup, which is thrown with excellent arm action, sat at 70 mph.
Nick Eltzroth (2012/Columbus DeSales)
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound right-handed pitching prospect has a thick, solid build. He uses a high ¾ arm slot and good arm speed to generate an 81-82 mph fastball. He showed a sharp 73 mph slider as his go-to off-speed pitch.
Best of the Rest
Adam Woods (2012/Chillicothe Unioto)
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound right-handed pitcher is long and loose. He displayed a 79-80 mph fastball along a tight 72 mph curveball and a developing 70-72 mph changeup.
Alex Hartman (2012/McNicholas)
The 6-foot, 172-pound right-handed pitcher displayed a 74-78 mph fastball. His most effective off speed pitch proved to be a 66 mph curve ball. He also showed a 68 mph changeup.
Anderson Hasting (2012/Jonathan Alder)
The 6-foot, 190-pound right-handed pitcher displayed a 79-82 mph fastball. With his size and build, Hastings likely has more velo to come. He showed a sharp breaking curveball with 11/4 movement and a 75 mph changeup.
Austin Craine (2012/Vandalia Butler)
The 6-foot-2, 165-pound left-handed pitcher displayed a 73-75 mph fastball. The lanky left has a big frame with room to fill out. He uses a slow, loopy curve ball that sits 56-58 mph and a developing changeup that fluctuates between 61-66 mph.
Austin Walker (2013/Milford)
The 6-foot-1, 160-pound southpaw displayed a velocity of 79-80 mph with arm side run. During the week prior, PBR saw Walker with 80-82 mph velocity. He will be an intriguing prospect to follow with the 2013 class. In order to be effective at the next level, Walker needs better command of his tight 65-66 mph curveball and 65-67 mph changeup.
Billy Madwell (2012/Miamisburg)
The 5-foot-9, 190-pound right-handed pitcher has a thick, solid build. He displayed and located a 78-81 mph fastball. He relies on a 66-67 mph curveball and 69-70 mph changeup that shows signs of late sinking action.
Brandon Michael (2012/Elder)
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound right-handed pitcher displayed a velocity of 76-78 mph. His curveball, which showed 12/6 action, fluctuated between 61-65 mph. His changeup sat at 70 mph.
Bryan Murphy (2012/Northmony)
The 5-foot-11, 155-pound right-handed pitcher has a thin, athletic build. He gets the most out of his body with an 80-81 mph fastball, but lacked consistency with his off speed pitches. He uses a 71-76 mph curveball and a straight 72 mph changeup.
Charles Atherton (2012/Mount Vernon)
The 6-foot, 155-pound right-handed pitcher has a thin, athletic build. He displayed a 76-77 mph fastball. He relies on a 65 mph slider with 10/4 movement.
Connor Graham (2013/Xenia)
The 6-foot-1, 150-pound left-handed pitcher shows potential. He located his easy 70-72 mph fastball, which showed occasional run. His best off speed pitch is a 66-68 mph changeup with fade. He also uses a developing 59-61 mph curveball with 2/8 movement.
Dalton Martz (2012/Elida)
The 5-foot-11, 164-pound right-handed pitcher displayed a 75-78 mph fastball. His off speed pitches included a slow, loopy 57 mph curveball and a developing 60 mph straight changeup.
Devon Royer (2012/Reynoldsburg)
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound right-handed pitcher is a big-bodied prospect. His off-speed pitches include a 66 mph curveball with 11/5 movement and a 68-69 mph changeup that showed occasional sink.
Elijah Agnew (2012/Beavercreek)
The 6-foot-5, 200-pound right-handed pitcher is a big prospect with a projectable frame. His fastball sat at 76-78 mph, but it seems like there is more velocity to come. His curveball, which showed the occasional effective break, sat 64-66 mph and his changeup sat 70-71 mph.
James Hilliard (2012/Clinton-Massie)
The 6-foot, 175-pound right-handed pitcher uses a 77-78 mph fastball. He showed multiple off-speed pitchers, including a 64-66 mph curveball and a 72-76 mph changeup that lacked consistency.
Joseph Vrabel (2012/St. Charles)
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound right-handed pitcher has a solid, athletic build with broad shoulders. His fastball registered at 73-75 mph and his curveball sat between 62-65 mph. With his size and athleticism, he has room to develop.
Kenneth Ruberg (2012/LaSalle)
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound right-handed pitcher has a solid, athletic build. He sat in the mid 70’s getting his fastball up to 76-77 mph from his low ¾ arm slot. One would think that he will continue to add velocity between now and this coming spring. For his off-speed pitches, he relies on a 63-64 mph curveball and a 65-66 mph changeup.
Logan Heffernan (2013/Lebanon)
The 6-foot, 160-pound right-handed pitcher has an athletic build with room to fill out. He showed command of a 77-78 mph 4-seam fastball and a consistent 73 mph changeup that showed the occasional sink. His best off-speed pitch was a sharp 68 mph slider.
Lucas Robson (2013/Clay)
The 6-foot, 185-pound right-handed pitcher has a solid frame. The two-pitch pitcher uses a 75-77 mph straight fastball along with a slow, loopy 61 mph curveball.
Malik Zuberi (2012/Lakota West)
The 6-foot, 180-pound right-handed pitcher is a lanky, wiry frame. The three-pitch pitcher shows a straight 70-72 mph fastball. His off-speed pitches include a 62 mph curveball with small bite and a 61 mph changeup.
Nathan Helke (2012/Troy)
The 6-foot-6, 210-pound two-way prospect likely projects as a first baseman at the next level. On the mound, he uses a slow rhythm and long arm action to generate a 79-80 mph fastball. His best pitch is a sharp and deceptive 70-72 mph curveball. In addition, he uses a changeup that fluctuates between 71-75 mph.
Nick Billman (2012/Lakota West)
The 6-foot, 190-pound right-handed pitcher displayed a 75-78 mph fastball. His best off-speed pitch is a 61-62 mph changeup. He also displayed a slow, loopy 60 mph curveball.
Nick Conkins (2013/Westerville North)
The 5-foot-10, 155-pound right-handed pitching prospect has small frame and build. He uses a 71-73 mph fastball and a 61-62 mph curveball.
Nick Paul (2012/Milford)
The 6-foot-6, 175-pound right-handed pitching prospect looks the part, but leaves you looking for more velocity. His big, lanky frame generates a 75-76 mph fastball, and it would seem that he could generate even more velocity. He has a fluid delivery and average speed with his arm action.
Ricky Miller (2012/Sycamore)
The 5-foot-11, 165-pound right handed prospect showed some life on his fastball as he sat in the high 70’s and touched 80 mph. His curveball sat at 67-68 mph and his changeup was a consistent 70-72 mph.
Sam Timmerman (2012/Loveland)
The 6-foot-1, 175-pound submarine right-handed pitcher displayed a deceptive 73-75 mph fastball with arm side run. He showed command of a 63-66 mph slider. He relies on a slow 59-61 mph curveball as his breaking ball.
Scott Sebald (2012/Colerain)
The 6-foot-6, 210-pound left-handed pitcher has a big, athletic frame. From his high ¾ arm slot, he generates a 78-79 mph fastball with some arm side run. At times, his front side creates problems when opening early. He uses a 69-71 mph curveball that lacks consistent break.
Will Schreckenhofer (2012/Indian Hill)
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound left-handed pitcher has a thick, solid frame. The crafty southpaw uses short arm action and displayed a 72-74 mph fastball with occasional arm side run. He showed two off-speed pitches including a 64 mph curveball and a 66 mph changeup with good fade.