Unsigned Senior Games: Pitcher Breakdown


John Nolan
Virginia Scouting Director & Managing Editor

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In August, over 60 players took part in our annual Unsigned Senior Games showcase at Liberty University in Lynchburg. Today, we continue our detailed breakdown of that event with the pitchers:

 

Michael Aleksa RHP / OF / Benedictine, VA / 2021

Aleksa is 5-10 with an athletic frame that has some strength in the lower half and some projection left to it. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short loose quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Shoulders are level and closed, lands closed with a fall off finish. Fastball was 84-86, with some late armside run to it. Curveball had some armspeed and was 70-71 with sharp 11/5 break to it. Slider was 71-73 with good armspeed and late hard 10/4 break.

 

 

Heth Alexander RHP / 1B / Collegiate School, VA / 2021

Alexander is 6-1 with an athletic frame that has some strength present and some projection left to it. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, longer free arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Tall and fall delivery, shoulders are uphill and closed, lands open with a fall off finish. Fastball was 77-80, with some late boring action to armside. Curveball had some armspeed and was 63-65 with sharp 11/5 break to it and some shape. Changeup was 72-74 with good armspeed and late hard fade.

 

 

Moses Brown V SS / RHP / Menchville , VA / 2021

Brown has committed to UNC Pembroke and is 6-1 with a lankier athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He throws from a three-quarters arm slot, long hand break but shortens up during arm stroke, quick loose arm action and some effort to his delivery. Shoulders are level and closed, lands square with an athletic finish and occasional recoil. Fastball was 83-86, touching 87, with some downward angle and a touch sink with two plane movement at the end. Curveball had some armspeed and was 69-70 with sharp 11/5 break to it and some shape, has a chance to be swing and miss as it tightens. Changeup was 80-81 with good armspeed and some late fade.

 

 

Harrison Coble LHP / OF / St. Christophers, VA / 2021

Coble has committed to Pittsburgh and is 6-2 with a lankier athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He throws from a very low three-quarters, almost sidearm, slot, longer free quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Shoulders are downhill and closed, lands square with an athletic finish. Fastball was 84-87, touching 88, with a tough angle and a lot of hard late run to it that gets some depth as well. Curveball had good armspeed and was 75-77 with late sharp 2/8 break to it. Changeup was 77-79 with good armspeed and hard run to it. Showed a cutter that was 79-82 with late tight 2/8 break.

 

 

Eli Coley SS / RHP / Norfolk Christian, VA / 2021

Coley is 6-3 with a lankier athletic frame that has some strength present and plenty of projection left to it. He throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, shorter free quick arm action and higher effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are level and closed, lands open with a fall off finish and hard recoil. Fastball was 81-83, touching 84, with some late run to armside and a bit of sink as well. Curveball had some armspeed and was 68-71 with gradual 11/5 break to it. Changeup was 75-76 with good armspeed and some late sink to it. 

 

 

Zackery Easton LHP / SS / Hermitage , VA / 2021

Easton is 6-1 with a lanky frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He is a switch pitcher and can throw from either side. As a righty, he throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, longer free quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Shoulders are level and on line, lands square with an athletic finish. Fastball was 77-79, touching 80, with downward angle and some late run to armside. Curveball had good armspeed and was 65-66 with very sharp hard 11/5 break to it. Changeup was 68-69 with good armspeed and some late sink to it. Knuckleball was 57 with good armspeed and late hard life. As a lefty, he throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short free arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Shoulders are level and closed, lands square with a fall off finish and some recoil. Fastball was 76-78, with hard armside run and a bit of sink as well. Curveball had good armspeed and was 63-65 with sharp 1/7 break to it. Changeup was 66-68 with good armspeed and some run to it. Knuckleball was 59 with good armspeed and a lot of late life. 

 

 

Myles Ellis RHP / Matoaca, VA / 2021

Ellis is 5-11 with an athletic frame that has some strength present, especially in the lower half, and some projection left to it. He throws from a higher three-quarters arm slot, short loose quick arm action and easier effort to his delivery. Shoulders are uphill and closed, lands closed with a fall off finish and some recoil. Fastball was 79-81, touching 82, with some late armside run. Curveball had some armspeed and was 69-73 with gradual 11/5 break to it. Changeup was 76-78 with good armspeed and heavy sink to it. 

 

 

Griffin Graham OF / RHP / Cover Hill, VA / 2021

Graham is 6-4 with a very lanky athletic frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short loose arm action and some effort to his delivery. Shoulders are level and closed, lands square with an athletic finish. Fastball was 77-81, with some late armside run that also gets some depth. Curveball had good armspeed and was 67-69 with hard late 10/4 break to it. 

 

 

Aiden Hedgepeth RHP / 3B / Smithfield , VA / 2021

Hedgepeth is 6-3 with a very lanky athletic frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short free arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Shoulders are level and on line, lands slightly closed with an occasional fall off finish. Fastball was 76-78, touching 80, with downward angle and some late boring action to armside. Curveball had good armspeed and was 69-71 with late 11/5 break to it. Change-up was 73-74 with good armspeed and fade.

 

 

Alex Kanipe 3B / RHP / Radford, VA / 2021

Kanipe is 6-3 with an athletic frame that has some strength present and some projection left to it. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, very short free quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Shoulders are level and closed, lands closed with a fall off finish and some recoil. Fastball was 83-85, with some run when thrown to armside. Curveball had good armspeed and was 69-70 with late sharp 12/6 break to it. 

 

 

Lance Lequin RHP / Cosby, VA / 2021

Lequin has committed to Roanoke and is 6-4 with a filled out frame that has strength present and some projection left to it. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short free arm action and some effort to his delivery. Shoulders are uphill and slightly closed, lands slightly closed with a fall off finish. Fastball was 76-79, with some late cut to it. Curveball had good armspeed and was 70-72 with late sharp 11/5 downer break to it. Slider was 71-73 good armspeed and late hard 10/4 break.

 

 

Lincoln Lubsen C / RHP / Walsingham Academy, VA / 2021

Lubsen has committed to Randolph-Macon and is 6-3 with an athletic frame that has plenty of strength present and projection left to it. He throws from a lower three-quarters arm slot, longer loose quick arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Shoulders are uphill and closed, lands slightly closed with an occasional fall off finish. Fastball was 84-86, with some late hard run that has depth. Curveball had good armspeed and was 76-78 with late sharp downer break to it. Change-up was 72-74 good armspeed and run to it.

 

 

Tyler Mitchell OF / RHP / CD Hylton, VA / 2021

Mitchell has committed to UNC Pembroke and is 6-1 with a lankier athletic frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He throws from a three-quarters arm slot, longer free quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Shoulders are uphill and closed, lands open with a fall off finish and recoil. Fastball was 84-86, with some riding action with a touch of armside run, very high spin, max over 2600 RPM. Curveball had good armspeed and was 69-71 with hard sharp 11/5 break to it, has high spin as well and flashed swing and miss.

 

 

Aden Payne RHP / 1B / James Wood High School, VA / 2021

Payne is 6-0 with an athletic frame that has some strength present and some projection left to it. He throws from a three-quarters arm slot, shorter loose quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are slightly uphill and closed, lands on line with a slight fall off finish. Fastball was 83-85, with a touch of cutting action to it. Curveball had some armspeed and was 69-72 with sharp 11/5 break to it. Slider had some armspeed and was 70-71 with hard 11/5 break to it.

 

 

Jacob Raguini RHP / OF / Bayside , VA / 2021

Raguini has committed to King and is 6-2 with an athletic frame that has some strength in the lower half and plenty of projection left to it. He throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short loose quick arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Shoulders are slightly uphill and slightly closed, lands slightly closed with a bit of a fall off finish. Fastball was 84-86, touching 87, with hard late armside run. Curveball had good armspeed and was 74-76 with late hard 10/4 break to it. Can manipulate the shape of the pitch. Change-up had good armspeed and was 75-76 with armside run. Also showed ability to drop his arm angle lower and still command his pitches.

 

 

Thomas Reilly RHP / 1B / Miller School of Albemarle , VA / 2022

Reilly has reclassified since the event. He is 6-2 with an athletic frame that has some strength present and plenty of projection left to it. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short free quick arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Shoulders are uphill and closed, lands closed with an athletic finish. Fastball was 82-85, touching 86, with hard late boring action to armside. Curveball had some armspeed and was 65-69 with sharp 12/6 break to it. Change-up had some armspeed and was 71-73 with heavy fade to it.

 

Drew Schoessler RHP / 3B / Oxford Area, PA / 2021

Schoessler has committed to Randolph-Macon and is 6-0 with a lankier athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, very short loose quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Shoulders are level and closed, lands square with a slight fall off finish and some recoil. Fastball was 83-85, touching 86, with some late cut to it. Showed a curveball and slider that both had good armspeed and were 77-79, curve had late hard 11/5 break and slider was more hard 10/4. Change-up had good armspeed and was 75-77 with hard late sink.

 

Kaden Spaid C / SS / James Wood, VA / 2021

Spaid is 6-2 with a lankier athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short free quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Shoulders are level and closed, lands closed with an athletic finish and some recoil. Fastball was 80-82, with a bit of late armside run to it. Curveball had good armspeed and was 69-73 with sharp hard 11/5 break.

 

 

Caleb Stancil RHP / 1B / Thomas Dale , VA / 2021

Stancil is 6-0 with a strong frame. He throws from a three-quarters arm slot, short free arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are level and closed, lands square with an athletic finish. Fastball was 77-80, with some late armside run that gets depth. Curveball had good armspeed and was 64-68 with hard 11/5 break to it. 

 

Nick Worch 1B / RHP / St Mary's Ryken, MD / 2021

Worch is 6-2 with a strong frame. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short free arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Shoulders are uphill and closed, lands slightly closed with an athletic finish. Fastball was 70-74, with some sink to it. Curveball had some armspeed and was 61-64 with gradual 11/5 break to it. Change-up had good armspeed and was 64-65 with fade.