Woods-Richardson, Sammy Faltine, and Bobby Lada


Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

SUGAR LAND, TX - Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Simeon Woods-Richardson, RHP/3B, Kempner HS, 2018
Texas commit. 6-foot-3, 210-pound, strong, muscular, athletic frame. The right-hander works from a high-¾ slot with a loose, quick arm swing. His fastball comes out clean and flashes steep angle at times. Started out 89-92 in the first, touching 93 once. Shows excellent feel to spin a sharp 11/5 curveball with tight rotation and depth, including throwing it the first pitch of the game for a swing and miss. The pitch was mostly 77-79 early but did climb up as high as 82. Only threw a handful of changeups at 77-79 mph. His fastball velocity held up throughout the game, climbing as high as 94 in the fourth inning, while his curveball was 81-82 in the same inning. Still touched 93 in the sixth, and 90 in the seventh. When he would slide step from the stretch, he dipped down to 85 and 87 only a couple of times, with his curveball coming in at 74-75, but with a higher leg kick he generates more tilt and life on both pitches. Worked around six errors, allowing only two unearned runs, while striking out 12. Has a natural athleticism and feel for the ball, can pitch to both sides of the plate and spin the curveball whenever he wants. A two-way player and right-handed hitter, Woods-Richardson is also an accomplished hitter. He went 2-for-2 with a single and an RBI double, both balls were scorched. Was intentionally walked twice, including in the seventh inning, putting the tying run on first.

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