VA/DC Five: New Faces in 2020 Top 101


John Nolan
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Welcome back to the VA/DC Five, a recurring series of posts where we will highlight five players that are grouped together. Today we give you a bonus edition of the Five, extending our story to include the 15 new faces in our recently Updated 2020 VA/DC Rankings

 



Brady Kirtner

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Christiansburg
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Dirtbags Platinum 2020
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(04/24/19)
86 - 89
FB
(04/24/19)
72 - 76
CB
(04/24/19)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
85 - 88
CB
73 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
86 - 89
CB
72 - 76
Position
84
INF Velo
(06/09/19)
89
Exit Velo
(06/09/19)
Position
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
89

SCOUTING REPORT

5/16/19

 

VA/DC Scout Blog

Athletic projectable frame. Controlled delivery with good tempo. Athletic arm action throwing from a three quarter arm slot. Creates fast arm speed with regular effort. Average lower half at best, tells me more is there just with more-lower half involvement. Fastball shows later life on the pitch with arm side run. Pitch was up to 89 mph sitting in the 87-89 range. Has reported been higher prior. Breaking ball is a plus pitch with potential. Tight spin and later life. 75 mph. Has chance to be a plus pitch. Showed change in pen, not much in game. Lot of projection as he adds to frame. Potential to be an interesting prospect.

 


Videos

(6/9/19)

(6/9/19)



Jordan Peyton

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Miller School
    State: VA
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 135lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
88
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo

SCOUTING REPORT

Preseason All-State (VA/DC) 2/17/18 

Peyton is 5-8 with an athletic frame that has projection left to it, he hits from the right side from an open, balanced athletic stance. Short leg kick stride on line, loads down and back into a slight bar, good rhythm to his swing. Hips rotate and he has good balance to swing. Level line drive swing with extension to through the ball, stays inside well, showed good approach working gap to gap. High barrel awareness, has chance to develop extra base power, exit velocity was 83. On the infield, rounds the ball with quick clean feet, fields with a good wide base and above average hands. Quick clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short quick arm action, loose arm with plenty of carry and easy effort, infield velocity was 88.

Peyton is a young middle infielder at DeMatha. He has a great foundation as a player with nice athletic actions and fundamentally sound mechanics. That foundation should progress as he adds strength to his frame to become an interesting middle infield prospect.


Videos

(2/17/18)

4/28/18





LaTroy Whitaker

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Matoaca
    State: VA
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(07/19/19)
82 - 87
FB
(07/19/19)
74 - 78
SL
(07/19/19)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
82 - 87
SL
74 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
83 - 86
SL
75 - 77

SCOUTING REPORT

4/16/19

 

VA/DC Scout Blog

Athletic frame standing around 5-foot-11. Whitaker possesses solid arm speed and a swing and miss slider. Needs to become more efficient on the mound, as he tends to get deep in the count at times, but has the ability to be a shutdown arm for the Warriors. Starts closed and pitches primarily out of the stretch. Average balance point before sinking in the back leg and driving down the mound with shoulders level. Lands slightly closed at foot strike and finishes towards the plate. Small arm circle and throws from a high three-quarter arm slot. Fastball sat at 83-85 and topped at 86 mph, which is a tick down from the last time we saw him. Slider has fastball arm speed and intent at 75-77 mph. Needs to get ahead in order to use the slider and finish counts off sooner to keep the pitch count down, but is a nice prospect to follow this spring.

 


Videos

4/4/19






Justin Riemer

Class of 2020 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: St. John's College
    State: VA
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 130lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R

Scouting Report

5/17/19

 

VA/DC Scout Blog

Riemer has a lanky athletic frame and is a good defender. Soft hands and quick feet in the middle infield, fields with a good base and rounds ball. Exchange is quick and arm is free and accurate. Hits from the left side, short line drive swing, can handle bat as well. Frame has a lot of projection as he adds strength.

 


Videos

5.7.19





Zach Dzarnowski

Class of 2020 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: C
  • High School: Hickory
    State: VA
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Scouting Report

4/24/19

 

VA/DC Scout Blog

Athletic, projectable frame. Hits from the right side, athletic, squatty set up into his lower half. Short rock back load with leg kick and arm bar to hitting position. Shows balance at the plate. Longer swing path with some bat speed at the plate, shows power potential there as well. Willingness to use whole field and drive to backside as well. Solid defender behind the dish, moved well back there and nice hip control. Quiet receiver.

 


Videos

3/28/19




 

 

 

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