Robert Shepherd
Robert Shepherd

CLASS OF 2020

RHP
OF

Robert
Shepherd

Charleston (WV)
Walsh Jesuit (HS) • OH
5-9 • 165LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Akron A's Showcase

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7/24/19

Body Type: 5-foot-9, 165-pound thin frame.
Hit: Ambush lower half with a downhill path to contact. Quick hands with respectable strength through contact, All fields hitter who can backspin it to the middle of the field.
Power: 85.4 off the bat in BP. Line drive guy who flashed gap abilities.
Offensive Projection: Table setter.
Field: In the outfield he plays lwo and under control throughout sequence. Easy play through with above average ball skills. Solid defender out there.
Throw: Very clean arm with already above average strength and signs of even more in the tank.
Defensive Projection: Multiple spots.

 

 

Body Type: 5-foot-9, 165-pound thin frame.
Mechanical/Delivery Notes: A simple and efficient delivery having an all around smooth delivery from a high ¾ arm action.
Fastball: 78-83mph. Arm side run on the offering comfortable with the outside corner. 1,900-2,100 rpm spin rate with mid 90% efficiency.
Curveball: 68-73mph. Thrown on a near 12/6 plane that falls off the table. Thrown in and out of the zone.
Pitchability: Strike thrower. 

7/10/19

Body Type: 5-foot-9, 165-pound thin frame.

Mechanical/Delivery Notes: A high leg kick that sits back and drives to the plate landing slightly closed off. Has a quick arm action with a slight pause at the back.

Fastball: 80-84mph. A live offering that cocks back and explodes forward. Good command of the pitch locating within the zone.

Curveball: 66-69mph. A wrinkle of an offering with more depth over action on a 11/5 plane.

Changeup: 70-72mph. A slower spin rate on the offering with slight arm side drop. Will keep hitters off balance inducing soft contact.

Pitchability: Strike thrower.

Additional Notes: An explosive athlete that has good feel for the mound.

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