Roderick (RJ) Dabovich

CLASS OF 2017

RHP
1B

Roderick (RJ)
Dabovich

Arizona State
Pueblo West (HS) • CO
6-3 • 190LBS • R/R

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2020
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Fall '18 Transferred to Arizona State

Transferred to Central Arizona JC

9-5-15
No. 24 2017. 6-foot-3, 200 pounds. First time we have seen Dabovich. Impressive on the mound with a high 3/4 arm slot and fastball that was consistently 85-86. Arm is loose back, works well with body, and throws from over the top arm slot. Good leg drive to the plate. Hand can get underneath the ball at times, but he still gets good down angle. Falls square, in-line to the plate. Mixes in a nice curveball with 11/5 shape. Has potential to be future 90 kid with his frame.

2020 DRAFT:As a starter last summer in the Cape, Dabovich dazzled during his July 14 start in Chatham against Hyannis. This spring as the Sun Devil's closer, he continued to excel during his one-inning save against Villanova on opening night, throwing a 1-2-3 inning and striking out one of the three batters he faced. With a clean delivery and a high, near over-the-top slot, he sat 93-96 mph, touching 97 with his high spin rate (2400 average, 2600 high) fastball. He also threw one slider at 86 mph and added a late action change of pace at 84-86 mph showing short fade and late dip. Last summer in the Cape his top pitch was a hard, downer curveball at 82-84 mph. He stays back over the rubber and uses his entire body in his delivery. Although his current role is that of college reliever, expect Dabovich who shows starter-type traits in his delivery, arm action, body type, athleticism and stuff to be selected in the top three rounds as a potential starter at the pro level. This profile should allow him to jump to near the front of the college reliever crop in 2020.

8/1/19:With a clean delivery and high, near over-the-top slot, Dabovich dazzled for four innings against Hyannis, allowing just one hit and no runs. He was very consistent this summer for the Anglers, striking out 29 batters in 19 IP while not allowing more than one earned run in any of his first six appearances. He stays back over the rubber and uses his entire body in his delivery. The result is a three pitch arsenal that fills the zone. He made it look easy with a 92-95 mph fastball and hard downer curveball at 82-86. Although he lacked command of his fastball at the upper velos, he moved it around the zone at 92-93, setting up his swing/miss curveball. It was his main weapon for his nine strikeout evening, and much improved fromthe long breaker at 77-80 mph last fall at Arizona State. Dabovich added a late action change of pace at 84-86 mph showing short fade and late dip at times. With starter-type traits in his delivery, arm action, body type, athleticism and stuff, Dabovich profiles as a starter at the pro level. With continued strong performance for the Sun Devils, he is one healthy spring season away from being a top three round pick in 2020. (Seifert)

10/15/18:Six-foot-three, 190 pound, athletic bodied righty with a 90-93 mph fastball. Starter-type delivery; lands controlled and on-line with lower effort. High three-quarter slot. Fair deception. Below average life. Hitters saw early and squared up often. Mixed pitches and changed speeds well with a longer breaking curveball at 77-80 mph and 82-83 mph changeup. Draft follow for 2020. (Seifert)

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