OK Top Prospect Games Analysis: LHP's



 Andy Urban
Oklahoma Scouting Director

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Prep Baseball Report Oklahoma hosted the Top Prospect Games at the University of Central Oklahoma on Tuesday, June 6th. This event hosted nearly 50 of the top 2018 graduates from around the state for a pro showcase followed by a game. PBR staff along with 15 colleges were on hand to scout, recruit, and evaluate. College recruiters will have a list of new names for their ScoutPlus subscription, as many talented played players showed their skills.

All of the video, stats, and pictures from the event have been posted on each individual player's profiles. Over the next week and a half, we will be taking an in-depth look at each player from the event position by position.Though many of these LHP's are two-way players, they will be covered today as pitchers. Each player's full profile can be viewed by clicking on their picture. 

Click Here, for a complete PDF spreadsheet of times and velocities. All players are 2018's.

Left Handed Pitchers 

 

John Baer LHP / 1B / Edmond Santa Fe, OK / 2018

A 6-foot, 245-pound frame. The left-hander works only out of the stretch with a controlled tempo and below average effort. Uses a full arm circle coming through a 3/4 slot with looseness. Fastball sits 69-70 mph with some arm-side run. Changeup shows fade at 62-63 mph. In the game, threw strikes with both pitches.


Cash Colvin LHP / OF / Tuttle, OK / 2018

A physically impressive 6-foot-3, 210-pound muscular frame with strength throughout. Works from an average tempo delivery with some stiffness and average effort, arm action is short with a quick change of direction coming through a 3/4 slot. Pitches only off his fastball which sits 80-82 mph with late sink and run when down in the zone. In the game, got some weak contact. 


Joshua Maddox LHP / McLoud , OK / 2018

A 5-foot-8, 223-pound frame. Works from a methodical delivery, some stiffness, easy effort. Uses a full arm circle, over the top slot, fluid. Fastball ranges 74-78 mph with deception. Curveball shows 1/7 shape with gradual break, 63-64 mph. Changeup has consistent fade, 69-70. In the game, filled up the strike zone with all three pitches, didn’t allow a baserunner in two innings of work.


Brandon Rutledge OF / LHP / McAlester, OK / 2018

A quick twitch athlete with a lean 5-foot-8, 150-pound frame. Works from a controlled, repeatable delivery with a violent finish. Arm stroke is very short and quick, over the top slot, some arm speed. Fastball was 76-78 mph at this event, but has been 81-84 mph with late run at previous events. Curveball had 1/7 shape with gradual break, 59-60 mph. Changeup shows some fade, 65 mph. All velos down significantly from prior events. In the game, was consistently around the zone with all three pitches.


Jalen Smith OF / LHP / Norman North, OK / 2018

A 5-foot-11, 185-pound frame with strength throughout. Works from a methodical delivery with a high leg kick and very controlled down the mound. Takes the ball almost straight back out of his break before coming through an over the top slot. Fastball sits 78-79 mph with occasional downhill tilt. Curveball sits 59-60 mph with 1/7 shape and gradual break. In the game, filled up the strike zone with the fastball.


Charlie Wirtz LHP / OF / Perry , OK / 2018

A 6-foot-1 155-pound slender and projectable frame with long limbs. Works from an average tempo delivery with rhythm. Arm action is clean and loose with some whip, uses a full arm circle and comes through a 3/4 slot.  Fastball sits 79-80 mph and will touch 81 and flashes arm-side run and glove side cut. Curveball has 1/7 shape with some depth and gradual break, 66-67 mph. Wirtz recorded a couple of strikeouts in his two innings of work.

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