Scout Blog: Lassiter vs Johns Creek

PBR Georgia
Sean Smith

3/24 - What looked to be a tight game early on between Lassiter and John’s Creek quickly came unraveled through the duration of the game. Both squads found early offensive success as they traded runs in the first frame, but Lassiter ultimately jumped out to a lead they wouldn’t give up during the middle innings and their opponent’s offense was stifled behind 6 strong innings of work from ‘25 RHP Darrell McDowell. Lassiter would tally 10 runs in six trips to the plate, entering the 7th inning with a 10-1 lead. John’s Creek managed a rally in the top half of the 7th, scoring 5 in their half but would end up dropping the game 10-6.


Darrell McDowell, RHP, 2025
Uncommitted. Lean 6-3, 180-pound frame with tons of room to continue adding on. Relaxed and balanced delivery but works with tempo. Highly flexible and athletic, allows him to stay patient and methodical over the rubber. Full arm circle AA with a H3Q slot and advanced, natural lower half mechanics. Long stride down the mound with easy extension, using every inch of his lean frame, limits the distance a hitter has to pick up the baseball out of his hand with how close his release point is in relation to the plate. FB held velo throughout duration of his outing, sitting 88-89 and touching 90, generating several strikes. Impressive job with his SL (73-76) during the game as well, didn;t have great feel for the pitch earlier on but became a serious weapon that hitters had to respect in the later innings, several s/m on pitch and could throw in any count, keeping hitters off balance. Really exciting upside for this arm, as he adds on weight velo could still take a considerable jump, potential to be one of the top arms in his class.

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