Thomas Russell

CLASS OF 2018

RHP

Thomas
Russell

Navy
Paul VI (HS) • VA
6-3 • 205LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Stars Baseball

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5.1.17: Russell has an athletic frame and has added strength to it in the last 9 months. Throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a longer, free arm action, normal effort. Shoulders closed and level, lands square with athletic finish. Fastball was consistently 83-85 all game in the windup, hitting 86 once in the seventh inning, pitch dropped to 81-83 in the slide step. Fastball had late run and good plane, he showed he could move it in and out and commanded it well. Change-up had some sink at 74. Breaking ball had late, sharp 10/4 break and some armspeed, running 66-72, the pitch was very good when he threw it in the 70-72 range.

6.21.16:  Russell is 6-2 and has a lanky frame. Throws from a three-quarters arm slot with a smooth tall and fall delivery. Short, loose, quick arm action with normal effort. Shoulders are closed and down as he strides to a square landing with a slight fall off finish. Fastball sat 80-81, touched 82. Sharp 11/5 curveball with good armspeed, 61-64. Fading change-up with good armspeed was 71-73. Russell hits from the right side with an open stance. Smooth load into a wrap, short leg kick stride. Ok lower half with good balance throughout his swing. Short path with extension through the ball that is quick, exit velocity of 86. Line drive hitter with a good gap to gap approach. Throws from a low three-quarters arm slot with a loose arm action and accuracy to his throws, position velocity of 75. Average hands and fluid footwork. 60 time was 7.34.

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