Ryan Downes
Ryan Downes
Ryan Downes
Ryan Downes
Ryan Downes
Ryan Downes

CLASS OF 2017

1B
3B

Ryan
Downes

McDaniel College
St. Maria Goretti (HS) • MD
6-1 • 235LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Tristate MudDawgs

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10.23.16 - Strong frame at 6-foot-1, 235-pounds. Ran a 4.80 home-to-1st. Hits from a tall, square set up. Smooth load with good rhythm. Bat path has lift through contact and finish. Even with current power there is opportunity to drive backside more. Above average bat speed. Exit velocity of 96mph. Sound feet and hip control around the bag. Throws from a high ¾ arm slot with a short arm action. Throws across the diamond at 80mph.

7.6.16 - Imposing frame at 6-foot-1, 235-pounds. Hits from a balanced set up. Bars arm in smooth load. Level bat path looking to elevate the baseball. Strong hands with bat speed, pull type hitter. Nice rhythm and could get more of his lower half involved. Gets around the ball at times. Active feet at first with sound actions. Clean exchange and releases ball well with short arm action throwing from a ¾ arm slot…Short, quick build up delivery. High leg kick to generate some power with some drive from backside. Sound arm action, gets behind ball a bit on fastball, better finish on off-speed. Slight finish towards first base side. Slight run on fastball at 80 ph. Breaking ball showed better depth and action on pitch with 11/5 shape. Changeup has run to the pitch with near fastball arm speed on the pitch. 

6.21.16 - Hits from a balanced set up. Back load to arm bar. Level swing path that wants to elevate. Strong hands with poer to pull side. Gets a bit on backfoot and could get more backside drive. Strong hitter, exit velocity of 96 mph. Sound actions from the infield. Clean exchange and throws from a ¾ arm angle. Moves well for big guy and shows some pop at the plate…Has a sound arm action throwing from a high ¾ slot. Build up delivery with some pace. Works downhill well and lands square to the plate with slight spin to first base side at times. Fastball has some sink on the pitch up to 80 mph. Breaking ball has bigger, 11/5 shape with gradual break. Does get tighter at times with shorter, sharper action. Changeup has sink to the pitch. 

2.21.16 - Ryan Downes 1B St. Maria Goretti 2017
Imposing frame at 6-foot-1, 230-pounds. Ran a 7.87 60-yard dash. Stack athletic stance slightly open. Bigger leg kick to hitting position.  Occasional double tap.  Nice rhythm and shows balance through swing. Short swing that gets uphill at times.  Creates quick bat speed and nice extension through contact. Exit velocity of 92 mph. Power potential at the plate. Sound footwork at the bag. Clean exchange to a short arm action throwing from a ¾ arm slot. Throws have some carry at 80 mph...Imposing frame at 6-foot-1, 230-pounds. Quick tempo in delivery. Big hip load to work downhill. Clean arm action with some arm speed. Throws from a high ¾ arm angle. Gets lower half to work at release. Fastball has slight run to the pitch at 80 mph.  Breaking ball has 11/5 action with tight rotation at 63 mph. Gradual break at this time with potential to be sharper pitch. Nice arm speed and sometimes gets under the pitch. Slows down slightly on change up with late fade on the pitch at 73 mph.

 
11.1.15 - Imposing frame as 6-foot-1, 230-pounds. Ran a 7.8 60-yard dash. Hits from slightly open set up. Short load with longer swing path and quick bat speed. Pull side power. Potential to get more lower half. Exit velocity of 91 mph. Active feet and clean actions at first. Plays thru ball well and longer arm action throwing from a ¾ arm angle. Quick exchange and shorter arm action on turns to second. Throws across the diamond at 79 mph.
10.25.15 - Big frame at 6-foot-1, 230-pounds. Ran a 8.01 60-yard dash. Hits from a slightly open, athletic setup. Lands square at footstrike. Level swing path with fast bat speed through the zone. As he gets consistent lower half could get even more pop. Okay balance throughout swing and nice extension through contact. Gap-to-gap type hitter with power to pull side.  Exit velocity of 95 mph. Average hands with clean exchange at 1B. Longer arm action throwing from a high ¾ arm angle. Throws had some carry at 79 mph. Plays thru ball well. Interesting skill set.
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