Uncommitted Spotlight: 2021 LHP Luke Ferguson


Colton Provey
Tennessee Scouting Director



Luke Ferguson

Class of 2021 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Knoxville Central
    State: TN
  • Summer Team: TN Nationals
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 188lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(10/02/20)
85 - 87
FB
(10/02/20)
73 - 76
CB
(10/02/20)
79 - 81
CH
(05/24/20)
77 - 79
SL
(05/24/20)
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
80 - 85
CB
70 - 76
CH
76 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
85 - 87
CB
73 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 86
CH
79 - 81
SL
77 - 79
Trackman - Fastball
86.0
Velocity (max)
(05/24/20)
82.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(05/24/20)
2111
Spin Rate (max)
(05/24/20)
2008
Spin Rate (avg)
(05/24/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
86
Velo Range
83.4 - 86
Eff Velocity (avg)
82.1
Spin Rate (max)
2111
Spin Rate (avg)
2008
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
79.5
Velocity (max)
(05/24/20)
75.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(05/24/20)
2149
Spin Rate (max)
(05/24/20)
2086
Spin Rate (avg)
(05/24/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
79.5
Velo Range
77.8 - 79.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.1
Spin Rate (max)
2149
Spin Rate (avg)
2086
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
81.7
Velocity (max)
(05/24/20)
76.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(05/24/20)
1458
Spin Rate (max)
(05/24/20)
1377
Spin Rate (avg)
(05/24/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
81.7
Velo Range
79.2 - 81.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
76.6
Spin Rate (max)
1458
Spin Rate (avg)
1377
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)

Scouting Report

Scouting Director Notes:
"The 6-foot-4, 188-pound southpaw prospect jumped up the board after a stand-out performance at Unsigned Senior Showcase in late May.  Tall, lanky projectable frame with plenty of room to add strength.  Smooth, athletic delivery with consistency.  Long, quick arm that works up to high 3/4 slot.  FB works 83-86 (Max Spin: 2111 rpm | Avg: 2008 rpm via Trackman) w/ slight sinking action and commands it well around the zone.  Best secondary is a hard SL at 77-79 w/ good 10/4 bite.  Had some feel for the pitch, spotting some down in the zone while showing ability to expand the zone for chase.  Mixed CH at 79-81 w/ some depth and command.  Solid third offering that Ferguson threw for strikes and kept down, chance to be a polished offering in future. The sink-FB/SL combo creates a challenging tunnel, especially for lefty bats, while a third offering to keep righties honest.  Ferguson finds himself rise as the top uncommitted lefty on the board as we approach 2021." -Colton Provey

5/24/20

LHP, (2021) Knoxville Central, TN. 6-foot-3, 185-pound projectable frame. Athletic on the mound, has a short arm action and a ¾ arm angle. Drop-and-drive type pitcher who shows some effort. Showed an athletic balance point. Shows a falling off finish. Produced a fastball that came in at 84-86 mph and topped out at 86 mph; shows glove side command and running action. Throws a tight curveball that has low in the zone command.