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2/16/15 - Rook is a 6-foot, 165-pound left-handed pitcher. Attends Olathe Northwest HS in Olathe, KS. Class of 2016. Simple pivot, to up-tempo high knee lift, tall balance point, three-quarters arm slot, finishes square, repeats delivery. Most fastballs with arm side run and sink, showed a glove side cutter, 81-82 mph. Breaking ball with 12/6 to 1/5 shape, 72-74 mph. Change-up sinks and fades away from right-hand hitters bat, 72-74 mph. Another class of 2016 pitcher that has shown velocity and command improvement over the last year, was topping out at 73 last winter.
11/2/14 - Rook is a 5-foot-10, 145-pound left-handed pitcher. Up tempo delivery, high vertical knee lift, three-quarters arm slot, athletic finish. Body control, repeats well. Fastball with arm-side sink down and away from right-handed hitters, 76-78 mph. Velocity range has bumped up over last year. Breaking ball with 12/6 spin, at times tight, 65-69 mph. Change-up runs and sinks, 71-73.
1/4/14 - The thin-framed 5-foot-10, 144-pound Rook works from a ¾ arm slot producing arm-side run on his 72-73 mph fastball and 64-66 change-up. He has good balance throughout his simple, efficient delivery and has clean arm action. Rook also features a 64-65 curveball.
11/3/13 - The athletic 5-foot-9, 140-pound Rook features a simple vertical knee with good balance throughout his delivery making throwing strikes look easy. He has clean arm action and throws from a ¾ slot that produces good arm side sink on fastball and change-up. His fastball was clocked at 70-76 mph. He throws a slurve type breaking ball, a number of which were late breaking sharp pitches. His change-up was 63-64 mph. He has above average skill as a pitcher now and only being a class of 2016 product has plenty of time to grow and pick up velocity.