Uncommitted Senior Spotlight: LHP Johnny Kelliher


By Andy Sroka
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

Here at the start of the New Year, we’re going to be spending some time highlighting the best of the state’s uncommitted senior class.

Fellow uncommitted seniors in Wisconsin are also welcome to register for Sunday's showcase in the Chicagoland area, the Unsigned Senior Showcase. Staffs from both states will be in attendance, too.

Waukesha North lefty Johnny Kelliher popped up this summer, first at the Badger State Battle and then again at the PBR at The Rock Championships, both times pitching for STiKS Academy. In our first look on the Fourth of July, Kelliher tossed a four-inning no-hitter, pummeling the strike zone with low-80s stuff mixing in a slurve-y breaking ball. The Northstars' southpaw stands out with his long-limbed 6-foot-4, 190-pound frame and, with a big spring, could launch himself even further up the rankings all while landing a spot to play at the next level.

UNCOMMITTED SPOTLIGHT: JOHNNY KELLIHER

Johnny Kelliher

Class of 2020 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Waukesha North
    State: WI
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
83
Max FB
(07/25/19)
79 - 82
FB
(07/04/19)
69 - 70
CB
(07/04/19)
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
80 - 82
CB
69 - 70
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
79 - 82
CB
69 - 70

Scouting Report

7/25/19

6-foot-4, 175-pound left-handed pitcher, long limbed, high waisted frame. Clean arm action, short draw, high ¾ slot. Fastball sat 80-82 mph, touched 83 mph, plays with arm side run. Curveball works on 1/7 plane, 69-70 mph. Flashed changeup at 73 mph, fade action.

7/11/19

6-foot-4, 190-pound left-handed pitching prospect. High-waisted, projectable build. Tossed a four-inning no-hitter against Silver Sluggers on Thursday. Compact arm circle, varies between a high ¾ and ¾ slot. Works on line, shoulders level, lands square. Primarily relied on his fastball on this day, sat 79-82 mph. Mixed in a slurve-y breaking ball that flashed tight spin, action in the 69-70 mph range.



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