Craig Yanagihara
Craig Yanagihara




Redwood Christian (HS) • CA
6-3 • 170LBS • L/L
Travel Team: Extreme Rios
2023 National

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Delivery: Stands tall at delivery, long lean lower half gets motion started.  Hands start at mid section, with leg kick hands move in sync.  Not a lot of wasted movements.  Arm is up and hides the ball well with an over the top delivery.  Balanced from start to finish.  Loose arm action

FB:  Topping out at 84 mph, effective and challenges hitters with fastball.  Late life with 4 seam action.  Arm side run

CB: Tight spin, 68-71 mph, late break and can front door it or back foot to right handed hitters 

CH:  Plus change off of fastball, good downward movement, 72-74 mph


Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds. High waist, long and lean lower half with projectable strength
Delivery: Hands stay at waist lifting with high front knee; stays tall on lift with shallow sink before striding down the hill. Lands more towards outer side of front foot; when more in middle was able to firm up.
Arm Action: LH. Compact out of the glove with shallow depth; loose and fluid through H-3/4 slot. Consistent release height for all three pitches.
FB: T82, 79-82 mph. Down and away with run at the plate (21.2 Max IVB, -21.3 Max HM). Attacked zone consistently T82, 82 average rpm.
CB: 68-71 mph. Short and tight; able to back foot the RHH. Late 3/4 break (-14 IVB, 16 HM) T68-71, 68-71 average rpm.
CH: 72-74 mph. Big dive and sink off 2-seam FB look. Good arm speed to sell pitch (14.1 Max IVB, -24.3 Max HM) T72-74, 72-74 average rpm.

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