Van Switzer
Van Switzer
Van Switzer

CLASS OF 2021

RHP
OF

Van
Switzer

Howard (HS) • MD
5-9 • 150LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Rawlings Prospect A's Maryland (Pedicord)

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2021 National

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8/07/19

MD Top Prospect Games II

Athletic body type and 5’9’’, 140 pound frame. Hits from a balanced, athletic, slightly open stance at the plate. Showed body rhythm and adjusts feet slightly during load. Creates good hand separation and stays short to the ball with a compact, level swing. Hands are quick and generates bat speed through the zone with some lower half involvement. Gets some extension past contact and finishes with two hands. Gap-to-gap line drive type hitter with occasional pop. Recorded a 73 mph exit velocity. Plays through the ball in the outfield with a controlled approach and fundamental footwork. Throws with long arm action from a high three-quarter slot at 78 mph. Ball showed carry and throws were on a line and accurate. Ran a 7.90 60-yard time. Controlled side-step wind-up and high leg kick into a tall, compact balance point. Clean hand separation and smooth downhill stride. Generates some lower half drive off the rubber and lands closed to the plate with an athletic finish. Gets over front side and throws with long arm action from a high three-quarter slot with regular effort. Creates quick arm speed through release. Fastball sat 77-78 mph and touched 80 mph. Breaking ball showed tight spin and hard 10/4 shape at 65-67 mph and change-up was 72 mph.

7/06/19

Mid-Atlantic Summer Championships

Compact athletic frame at 5-foot-9, 140-pounds. Switzer has repeatable leg lift, but can use a quick slide step when needed and stays under control. Shoulders are slightly uphill moving down the mound while landing slightly closed at foot strike. Average arm circle from a low effort delivery and throws out of a high three-quarter arm slot. Fastball sat 74-76 mph and worked down in the zone. 

8/08/18

MD Top Prospect Games II

Athletic body type and 5-foot-9, 133 pound frame. Hits from a tall, balanced, athletic, slightly open stance with feet close together. Smooth rock-back load and leg kick into a compact hitting position. Nice rhythm at the plate, good balance and stays behind the ball well. Showed some lower half involvement and bat speed with an exit velo of 70 mph. Slightly long swing path with some uphill tilt. Athletic and plays through the ball in the outfield with fundamental footwork. Quick, clean exchanges throwing with shorter arm action from a high three-quarter slot at 75 mph. Ran a 4.47 home-to-first time. Controlled side-step wind-up and leg kick into a compact balance point. Clean hand separation and strong lower half drive. Gets over front side well and lands square to the plate with an athletic finish. Long, whippy arm action creating some arm speed through release. Throws from a high three-quarter slot with regular effort. Fastball touched 76 mph and sat 72-74 mph. Breaking ball showed gradual 11/5 shape at 59-63 mph and change-up ranged 58-70 mph.

6/27/18

MD Future Games Trials

Athletic body type and 5-foot-9, 133 pound frame. Hits from a balanced, athletic, slightly open stance. Smooth rock-back load and leg kick. Showed some lower half involvement and bat speed. Would like to see more hand separation and coil in load. Fluid rhythm at the plate. Longer slightly uphill swing path, exit velo of 74 mph. Athletic and plays through the ball in the outfield. Quick, clean exchanges throwing with shorter arm action from a high three-quarter slot at 79 mph. Ran a 5.02 home-to-first time. Small side-step wind-up into a crouched balance point position. Clean hand separation and strong lower half drive. Long arm action creating some arm speed through release. Throws from a high three-quarter slot with regular effort. Lands square with an athletic finish. Fastball was 73-75 mph with some cut action. Big gradual breaking ball that showed both 12/6 and 11/5 shape at 60-62 mph. Change-up ranged 58-65 mph.

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