Diaz Saunderson
Diaz Saunderson
Diaz Saunderson
Diaz Saunderson
Diaz Saunderson
Diaz Saunderson
Diaz Saunderson
Diaz Saunderson
Diaz Saunderson
Diaz Saunderson
Diaz Saunderson

CLASS OF 2016

1B
LHP

Diaz
Saunderson

Indiana Wesleyan University
Northville (HS) • MI
6-1 • 185LBS • L/L

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3/6/16
Saunderson has a 6-foot-1, 185-pound frame. On the mound, he throws from an over-the-top arm slot with a long arm action. His fastball sat 73-78 mph and topped out at 79 mph and showed downhill action with occasional cut. His curveball showed good depth with 1/7 break and sat 61-63 mph. His straight changeup sat 64-66 mph and was thrown with good arm speed.

2/28/16
Saunderson is a 6-foot-1, 185-pound Indiana Wesleyan commit. He throws from an over-the-top arm slot with a long arm action. He uses a big leg kick and has a controlled tempo. His fastball sat 74-78 mph with downhill action and occasional arm side run. His 12/6 curveball had depth and sat 58-61 mph. His changeup had some downhill action that looked similar to his fastball and sat 64-68 mph. He showed consistency with his mechanics and threw all 3 pitches for strikes.

6/23/15
6-foot-1, 181-pound prospect. Strong frame with quick swing. Pulls the barrel through the zone well with good strength. Shows occasional power to pull side. Recorded bat exit velocity of 90 mph.

2/7/15
6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect. Loose high ¾ arm action. Locates fastball well at 77-79 mph. 1/7 curveball at 67-71 mph and changeup at 67-68 mph. Athletic 7.2015 actions with glove and footwork at first base. Threw 75 mph across the infield. Ran a 7.00 60-yard dash. Loose whippy hands at the plate, creates good leverage with plus bat speed in a pull approach. Bat speed registered at 94 mph.

1/19/15 
6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect. High ¾ arm slot with clean mechanics. Get good extension on fastball at 75-79 mph. Curveball has good spin with some depth at 61-64 mph. Changeup shows some sink with good control at 62-65 mph.

12/7/17
6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect. Quick high ¾ arm action with leverage. Fastball was 77-80 mph with arm side run. Curveball was 62-63 mph and changeup at 66-68 mph. Athletic first baseman with range laterally, good footwork and soft hands allow him to make plus plays. Threw 76 mph across the infield. Ran  a 7.10 60-yard dash. Even to even stance with a short hand to the baseball, creates leverage and strength to the baseball with plus bat speed. Bat speed registered at 93 mph.

9/28/14
6-foot-1, 177 pound prospect. High ¾ arm slot with good arm speed from the left side of the mound. Fastball had some arm side run at 76-77 mph, curveball with gradual depth at 59-60 mph, and change-up with some sink at 62-63 mph. Soft hands with good range at first base, threw 65 mph across the infield. Ran a 7.37 60-yard dash.Ran a 4.45 home to first. Creates good rhythm at the plate with leverage in his swing. Bat speed registered at 87 mph.
9/14/14
6-foot-1, 177 pound prospect. Quick athletic actions with his footwork and glove at first base, threw 77 mph across the infield. Ran a 4.40 home to first. Good setup with big time strength in his bat to the pull side. Bat speed registered at 90 mph.
7/22/14
6-foot-1, 177 pound prospect. High ¾ quick arm slot from the left side. Creates good leverage with slight fall to third base side. Locates fastball down in the zone well at 72-73 mph, curveball 67-69 mph, and change-up 59-63 mph. Good hands and range at first base, throwing 74 mph across the infield. Ran 4.51 home to first. Narrow stance with a toe tap load and stride, create some pull power from the left side of the plate. Bat speed registered at 85 mph.
6/17/14 
6-foot-1, 177-pound lanky left-handed hitting LHP/1B who impressed with a solid live batting practice round.  Hits from a balanced setup with a short stride and long finish after contact with a level bat path producing 82 mph exit velocity.  Defensively, threw 71 mph across the infield at first base from a long, high ¾ arm action.  Ran 7.68 in the 60.  On the mound, threw 73-77 mph fastballs from a long high ¾ arm action.  Struggled to command 59-61 mph curveball and 66-68 mph changeup.  Some smoothness to delivery, command was affected by inability to get back out front after extreme front side tilt (shoulder sloped uphill).

2/17/14
6-foot, 177-pound left-handed hitting two way player with a lanky frame. Offensively, hits from a tall, balanced stance with a short stride. Swing is long and uphill with solid bat speed. Exit velocity off the tee was 82 mph. At first base he showed feel and quality footwork around the bag. Arm works long, from a high ¾ slot at 71 mph with strong accuracy. Ran an 8.4 60. On the mound his delivery has some rhythm with clean lines. Arm works short, from a high ¾ slot. Showed the ability to command his fastball in the zone, throwing it 69-71 mph with sink. Had feel for his curveball, throwing it 59-61 mph with 11/5 shape, sweeping break, for strikes. Changeup was 65-68 mph with sink.
11/3/12
Saunderson is a 5-foot-10, 140-pound two-way player. Saunderson is a lanky, long armed pitcher who showed slight run on a 67-69 mph fastball. He showed a solid curveball that worked on an 11/5 plane at 54-58 mph. His change up showed cut action at 63-65 mph. At the plate he hits with a slightly closed stance, displaying some balance throughout.

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