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Uncommitted 2017 Spotlight: Justin Cherry

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By Jerry Shank
Virginia Scouting Director

Justin Cherry
Justin Cherry Grad: 2017
HS: North Stafford
B/T: S/R


 8.10.16: Cherry has a lanky frame and throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Long, loose arm action that is quick, normal to easy effort. Shoulders uphill and closed as he strides to an open landing. Fastball sat 82-84, touching 85 with late run. Curveball had sharp, late 11/5 break running 71-73. Change-up had good armspeed and sink at 73. Showed good command. Cherry has a short, loose arm action and throws primarily from a high three-quarters arm slot, dropping down occasionally.....Strong arm with accuracy and carry, position velocity of 85. Soft hands, quick fluid footwork, and a quick, clean exchange, plays through ball well. Switch hitter, from the right side slightly open athletic stance. Slight load back and short stride, explosive lower half and good balance. Fast bat and level swing path, line drive hitter with a pull approach, exit velocity of 84. From the left side, slight crouch to stance, short leg kick stride and load back. Okay hips and average balance, pull approach and a level swing, exit velocity of 81.

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