Quick Hitters - Pitchers: Florence Darlington Tech Scout Day


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

The Florence Darlington Tech Scout Day took place on October 20th on the campus of Florence Darlington Tech in Florence, SC.  

The event began with a defensive evaluation for catchers, pitcher bullpens with each pitch tracked by Trackman.  A pro-style workout for all the position players followed that included the 60 yard dash, BP with TrackMan ball flight analysis, and a defensive evaluation. 

Below we will look at some quick hitters of the pitchers from the event.


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QUICK HITTERS - PITCHERS




Jake Cothran - LHP - SO.

6-0 1800 pound athletic frame.  On the mound showed quick arm speed with a loose clean arm action with a l3/4 slot.  Showed control of the FB around the zone with a good run to it.  Threw a tight 11/5 curveball with swing and miss late action to it.  Shows sinking fading action down in the zone with the changeup.  Tight late action with good bite on the slider.  

Kameron Dunlap - LHP - SO.

Strong sturdy frame.  Has a high ¾ arm slot with a longer arm action.  Drop and drive type of delivery with easy effort.  Fastball has good tilt to it with tailing action down in the zone.  Changeup showed sinking late action to it, good pitch down in the zone.  Showed a slider with good hard late action with feel down in the bottom of the zone.

Landon Gaddis - RHP -FR.

6-0 173 pound lean athletic frame with room to add strength.  Used a low ¾ arm slot with a short compact arm action while showing quick arm speed.  Up tempo delivery with some effort.  Showed command around the zone with a heavy fastball and sinking hard action when down in the zone.  Showed late sinking action with his changeup and feel for a 2/8 slider action that had tight survey action to it.

Reed Garland - RHP - SO.

Long lean frame at 6-2 185 pounds.  Showed good arm speed and used a shorter arm action with a high ¾ slot.  Has good tilt on his fastball with straight movement.  11/5 curveball action, slows arm a bit on the pitch.  Changeup has good tilt with sinking action to it with good command down in the zone.

Spenser Hamblen - RHP - SO.

A very projectable athletic frame at 6-2 164 pounds.  A low ¾ arm slot with short loose arm action and very quick arm speed.  Up tempo delivery with easy effort.  Fastball has running action to it along with deception and hard movement.  Shows down in the zone command with sinking late action to changeup.  Slider has 2/8 movement with tight survey action.  

Lincoln Ihler - RHP - FR.

6-0 172 pound projectable lanky frame with room to grow.  Used a low ¾ arm angle with a longer loose whippy arm action while showing quick arm speed.  Some effort in delivery and hard action with some heaviness to the fastball.  His wipeout slider showed hard tight action with premium pin up to 3047rpm.  Shows feel down in the zone on his straight changeup.  

Davin Miller-Madden - LHP - SO.

6-1 172 pound athletic lean frame.  Showed a long very quick arm action from an over the top slot.  Little bit of a hook in the back.  Has a straight fastball that shows good hard tilt down in the zone.  Throws a 12/6 curveball down in the zone and a changeup with good fading action to it.

Matt Poston - RHP - SO.

6-5 230 pound big strong burley frame.  Used a long loose arm action with a high ¾ slot, showing quick arm speed.  Big time power fastball running it up 97 on the day with explosiveness to it and heavy movement.  Threw a 12/6 curveball down in the zone, slows arm speed down to throw.  Good sinking and fading action to changeup.

Trent Simmons - RHP - SO.

Strong physical build at 6-1 190 pounds.  A Loose long arm action from a low ¾ slot and quick arm speed.  Slow tempo with easy effort in delivery.  Has running sinking action with hard movement on fastball when down in the zone.  His 1/7 curveball ahas sweeping late action to it.  Changeup has late fading action down in the zone.  Slider has a late break with tight action to it with a 2/8 break.

Keith Taylor - RHP - SO.

6-1 190 pound physical frame.  Quick arm from a low ¾ slot with a compact loose arm action.  Drop and drive delivery with some effort.  Fastball showed command in the zone with straight movement.  Threw a 1/7 curveball with hard action.  Changeup showed fading action down in the zone.

Drake Thames - RHP - SO.

6-7 180 pound long lanky projectable frame.  Used a longer clean arm action from a high ¾ arm slot while showing a quick arm.  Drop and drive delivery with easy effort.  Fastball has running and sinking action to it down in the zone.  Changeup showed a good gradual fade to it and slide had a 2/8 break with hard late action to it.

Nathan Williams - RHP - SO.

Large strong physical frame.  Showed a quick arm with a short loose arm action from a high ¾ slot.  Fastball exploded out of hand running it up to 96 with good heavy movement to it.  Shows swing and miss type action on the 12/6 curveball with the making of a wipeout pitch.  Changeup has good hard sinking action to it down in the zone.