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On the Hunt: Uncommitted Arms from KY-TN Battle of the Borders





By Shooter Hunt

National Crosschecker

This past weekend some of the top players in the 2018 and 2019 classes from Kentucky and Tennessee squared off on the campus of Western Kentucky University at the newly, beautifully updated Nick Denes Field.  There was a host of uncommitted talent on hand, and this week On the Hunt takes a look at some of the top uncommitted pitchers from the event.

Brendan Koester, RHP, Eastern HS, KY (2018)
Koester burst out at the Battle of the Borders throwing what looked like pellets from a short, power arm stroke.  His fastball consistently sat 87-89, and looked harder than that with strong leg drive and a long stride.  The baby-faced Koester stands 6-foot-1, 185-pounds with a solid frame already, and the way the ball jumps at the plate shows signs of more velocity to come.  Coming out of a high ¾ slot, Koester showed feel for a hard slider thrown with fastball hand speed at 76-79 with tight spin and late break.  He didn’t need the pitch on the day, as his fastball was dominant, but it shows signs of being a very good put away pitch in the future.

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