TPG East II: Pitcher Breakdown


Trey Lyons
VA/DC Staff

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In late July, players from all corners of Virginia took part in our Top Prospect Games East II Showcase at Old Dominion. We conclude our breakdown with the pitchers.

 

 

 

 

 

Jett Algeier RHP / 2B / Randolph-Henry, VA / 2023

Algeier has a thinner athletic 6-foot and 155-pound frame. Controlled normal effort delivery from the right side that has some rhythm to it. Throws with a longer arm circle from a three-quarter slot and falls off to the first base side after landing closed. Hips and shoulders stay level while working down the mound. Has control for the fastball to the arm side on a downward plane at 74-77 mph. Throws the changeup at 64-66 mph with near fastball arm speed and some arm side fade.  Slider gradually works across the plate off the plane of the fastball at 68-69 mph. Showed some feel in and around the zone especially to the arm side.

 

 

Ryan Barks RHP / C / Hickory , VA / 2025

Barks has a leaner athletic frame with long levers at 6-foot and 168-pounds. On the mound Barks has a slower paced delivery with some rhythm. Hips and shoulders are slightly uphill throughout the delivery and lands slightly open. Arm action is full from a higher three-quarter slot. Fastball is fairly straight at 69-72 mph and works it around the zone with average feel. The curveball sits 57-60 mph with 11/5 shape and feel for the lower third of the zone. 

 

 

Nicholas Beatty RHP / OF / Ocean Lakes, VA / 2022

Beatty has a lankier athletic 5-foot-11 and 155-pound frame. Normal paced athletic delivery with some rhythm to it and late intent. Arm action is full and free with plenty of late acceleration from a high three-quarter slot. Hips and shoulders remain level throughout the delivery and lands slightly open after driving down the mound. Fastball was 77-80 mph with a downward plane low in the zone and some minor cut. Throws the changeup without much speed difference from the fastball and some arm side run at 74-75 mph. Curveball was 65-69 mph and creates an 11/5 break with some hard downward movement when down in the zone. Worked all around the zone, but was most effective lower in the zone with the downward plane on the fastball and deep 11/5 breaking ball.

 

 

Isaac Camarena RHP / OF / Oscar Smith, VA / 2025

Camarena has a thin, compact athletic frame at 5-foot-7 and 120-pounds. On the mound Camarena has a simple drop and drive delivery with normal effort. Maintains uphill hips and shoulders while working down the mound and lands slightly open. Arm action is short and works from a higher three-quarter slot. Showed feel for the fastball around the zone at 59-62 mph. Worked a changeup off of that pitch at 59-60 mph with gradual fade to the armside. Also featured an 11/5 breaking curveball at 55-56 mph. Had feel for all three around the zone. 

 

 

 

Benjamin Gibbs SS / RHP / Randolph Henry, VA / 2024

Gibbs has a leaner and compact athletic 5-foot-9 and 145-pound frame. On the mound Gibbs has a normal paced and smooth delivery with some recoil after release. Maintains mostly level hips and shoulders through delivery while landing slightly open. Throws with a fuller and slightly rigid arm circle from a high three-quarter slot. Some feel for the fastball around the zone at 68-71 mph that has some slight movement to the armside late. Also features a curveball that comes in at 62-65 mph.

 

 

Luke Harlow OF / RHP / Walsingham Academy , VA / 2024

Harlow has an athletic 5-foot-11 and 169-pound frame with some strength present and room to add more. On the mound Harlow has a simple normal paced delivery with some rhythm to it. Level, slightly closed hips and shoulders throughout the delivery. Lands on line with some late intent moving down the mound, arm action is full from a low three-quarter slot. Downward plane on the fastball with some slight cut on it at 74-77 mph while topping at 78. The curveball has a sharp breaking 10/4 shape and some feel for the lower half of the zone at 59-60 mph. 

 

 

Bailey Hill RHP / SS / Highland, VA / 2023

Hill has a thinner athletic 5-foot-9 and 140-pound frame with plenty of room to add strength. On the mound Hill has a simple and athletic delivery that builds in intensity and keeps a mostly upright posture throughout. Works down the mound with slightly uphill shoulders and lands slightly open. Arm action is full from a high three-quarter slot with late hand acceleration through release. Creates a downward plane on the fastball low in the zone at 75-77 with slight cut. Some downward 11/5 movement on the curveball at 62-63 mph. Average feel for the curveball. 

 

 

Parker Hogge RHP / 3B / Patriot, VA / 2022

Hogge has an athletic 6-foot-2 and 205-pound frame with long limbs and some present lower half strength. Controlled and quicker paced delivery with some fluidity and late intent to it. Works down the mound with ease and maintains slightly uphill hips and shoulders throughout the simple delivery while landing slightly open. Arm action is shorter with late acceleration from a funky three-quarter arm slot and hides the ball well until release. Commanded both sides of the plate with a FB that sat 83-85 mph and topped at 86 with some slight arm side run. Showed feel for a sharp downward 11/5 curveball that has depth down in the zone at 72-74 mph. The changeup sat at 75-76 mph and had some fade to the arm side, also featured a slider at 76-77.

 

 

Ben James LHP / OF / Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, VA / 2022

James has a thinner athletic 6-foot and 170-pound frame with longer levers. Wide setup that starts slightly open and then lands slightly closed with level hips and shoulders throughout the simple and controlled delivery. Arm action is full from a higher three-quarter slot that helps create some arm side run on the fastball at 71-73 mph. The changeup sits at 61-65 mph and comes out with a similar look to the fastball with solid downward movement. Showed some depth on the curveball at 61-65 with slight 1/7 movement. Has solid control with the fastball to the arm side with feel low in the zone for the changeup and curveball.

 

 

Steven Trone RHP / 3B / Riverside, VA / 2022

Trone has committed to Old Dominion since the event and has an athletic 6-foot-1 and 185-pound frame that shows some present strength with room to add more. Athletic and quicker paced delivery with some rhythm to it and a hinge in the hips at balance point. Lands slightly open, shoulders are downhill, arm action is longer and free with late intent from a true sidearm slot. Arm slot helps create some downard sink on the fastball at 78-80 mph and topping at 81 with some movement to the arm side as well. Showed a slider that has a 10/4 shape at 70-72 mph with feel for the zone. Worked mostly to the glove side and was around the zone with some control in the lower third. Flashed a 70-71 mph curveball, 69-72 mph changeup, and a 74-75 mph splitter that displayed fastball arm speed.