Andrew Pyle
Andrew Pyle
Andrew Pyle
Andrew Pyle

CLASS OF 2022

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Andrew
Pyle

La Mirada (HS) • CA
6-1 • 205LBS • R/R
Travel Team: CBA Marucci/SoCal Athletics

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2022 National

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6/20/21

SoCal ProCase:

Body: 6-1, 205 pounds. Strong compact build. Body is starting to fill out throughout the frame but it isn’t hindering his athleticism. 

Hit: Simple stroke with a solid approach. Sets up in a wider base with hands that stay neutral and tight behind his head throughout his load. Pyle rocks slightly onto his backside and uses a small stride to start his move forward. Back elbow works under nicely which allows the barrel to work on a more level plane. Finishes with an extended high barrel. Used the middle of the field throughout the round showing good feel gap to gap. 

Power: 96.47 max exit velocity and 353ft max distance. Bat speed is above average for his level averaging 71 mph and maxing out at 75 mph via Blast metrics. 60% hard hit percentage throughout his round. Current wall ball power to the pull side. 

Field: Showed above average catch and throw during his defensive workout and game action. Pop times ranged from 1.93-2.02. Quick glove exchanges into throwing hand during throw downs. Shifts body slightly when receiving during throw downs to get better aligned with 2nd. Also showed solid pitch framing ability with being able to have a soft and quiet glove when receiving higher velocity pitching. 

Arm: 76 mph from behind home plate. Quick snappy arm action that is needed behind the dish. ⅘ accurate throw downs during the defensive workout. Had the quick Austin Overn dead to rights at 2nd during game action if it weren’t for a bad tag. 

Run: 7.16 laser timed 60. Quick athletic start that starts downhill but shifts to a more higher chested sprint. Quiet head throughout with solid strides. 

Summary: The Long Beach State commit during this year’s ProCase showed all the necessary skills to become a solid college catcher. Hit tool is there where he had one of the only five hits during game action. Power tool still needs some developing but with some better utilization of his body during his swing I can see that changing. Catching ability is one of the best in the state across the board whether you are talking catch and throw, pitch framing, blocking, etc. Besides the skill set Pyle showed a loose and competitive energy which is exactly what you like to see out of players in a showcase format. He is definitely a guy to keep an eye on and because of his performance at our ProCase, I’m making it a personal mission of mine to see him more this summer and heading into the 2022 season.

8/17/19

PBR CA STATE GAMES - Athletic player with lean, strong build showing the frame to keep making leaps behind the plate and at the dish. Defensive skills were outstanding during the event with consistent high-quality effort showing lateral quickness matched up with a quick exchange and arm strength (2.06-2.19 Pop). At the dish works from a narrow stance with high back elbow and high hands; quick compact bat working upwards through the zone showing easy lift to the OF on his way to picking up a 2B into LCF. Very talented 2022 player who will keep improving because of his consistent effort and strength in tools.

6/01/19

IE Future Games Trials - Uncommitted. At 6-foot, 160-pounds, Pyle, a two-sport athlete (football),  has the type of physical frame ideal for the catching position. Posted a 7.2 laser-timed 60 yard dash before heading into the hitting wheel where he registered a 74 mph exit velocity. His live BP round showed his compact, powerful approach to hitting. Shows present pull side power with the ability to use the middle of the field. Shows good feel for the barrel which he keeps on plane throughout the swing with fast, strong hands. Defensively he shows a quiet setup with the body. Hands are strong and soft. Sticks pitches, often beating them to the spot. Blocks well with inverted V legs and glove closing the gap. Moves well laterally while maintaining shoulders squared to pitcher. 

1/05/19

SoCal Preseason All-State, -5-foot-11, 175-pounds, medium, athletic build with physical projection remaining. Batting from the right side, Pyle shows good present bat speed with very quick hands. Makes hard contact with a nice line drive approach. Could benefit from more consistent extension, as he sometimes cuts his swing off in his follow through. Very impressive bat for his age. Defensively he showed all the skills to be an above average catcher. Very agile and quick on his feet. Pop times ranged from 2.08-2.18. Showed arm strength which should continue to improve. Quiet, balanced setup with soft hands. Anticipates pitch location well often beating the ball to the spot. Pyle is a very impressive athlete with a lot of raw potential.

1/05/19

SoCal Preseason All-State Quick Hits - Pyle is a two-sport guy who carries over the football mentality to the baseball diamond where his defense tools behind the plate were some of the best we saw on the day. Shows a quiet and balanced setup with very soft hands that allow him to stick it easily. Shows a good understanding of what is needed to be a quality catcher and should slide in nicely onto the varsity next year at La Mirada.

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