Colorado Senior Games: Pitching Analysis

By John Cackowski
Director of Scouting

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The Prep Baseball Report’s 2018 Senior Games took place on July 25th and 26th at Metropolitan State College. Strong talent was on display in the first year of the event. 2018 Seniors showed up for the two day event that featured both a pro-style workout and games each day.

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The other day we started the breakdown of players with the cornersoutfielders, and middle infielders. Today we continue with the catchers. Players are listed in alphabetical order. 

Josh Danyliw, RHP/OF, Valor Christian
6-foot-4, 170 pounds. Bats and throws right. Tall, wiry frame. Has deception in delivery. In balance shows hips and back side, arm slot is long back, uphill, then comes from high 3/4 arm slot with good extension towards plate. Good leg drive with fall off to 1B. Good down angle. Fastball lived 82-83 touching 84. Curve had tight spin with 11/5 shape and was 74-76 mph. Change has late fade at 75-77 mph. Projectable. With added weight you could see the upper 80's potential. 

Ryan Ebel, RHP, Mountain Vista
5-foot-11, 145 pounds. Bats and throws right.  Gets outs from an over the top arm slot that is deceptive at times. Gets good extension to the plate and is square and inline. Fastball lived 80-81 mph. Strike thrower and pitches to contact. Cruised through 2 innings of work. Curve was 64-66 with 12/6 shape. Good spin with some late depth. 

Jacob Gountanis, RHP, Lakewood
6-foot-2, 160 pounds. Bats and throws right. Projectable frame. Pumps hands over head to start delivery. Arm slot is hidden and short on backside. Comes from high 3/4 arm slot. Lands inline with good leg drive towards plate. Falls off towards 1B. Strike thrower to both sides of the plate. Fastball lived 74-76 mph. Change was throw at same arm speed as fastball between 67-68 mph. Curve looked more like slider at 63-65 mph. With added weight could see a velocity increase. 

Ethan Miller, LHP, Cherry Creek
5-foot-10, 165 pounds. Bats and throws left. Works at fast pace. Compact delivery, short on the back side. Hard to pick up ball. High 3/4 arm angle. Strike thrower to both sides of the plate with three pitch mix. Pitches to contact. Groundball machine. Fastball lived 80-81 but plays faster. Curve was 64-65, and change 

Dillon Schroeder, LHP, Grandview
6-foot-1, 190 pounds. Switch hitter throwing left. Strike thrower who works at a fast pace. Short arm slot on back side that is deceptive. Comes from an over the top arm slot that has good down angle. Square and inline to the plate. Fastball keeps increasing every time we see him. Was 77-78 mph in this event and effective. Curve has 12/6 tight spin at 64-66 mph. Pitches to contact. 

Gino Vigil, RHP Grandview
6-foot-2, 170 pounds. Bats and throws right. Really like how he attacks hitters. Fast pace. Drop and drive delivery with some deception. Good extension towards plate. Comes from 3/4 arm slot. Arm is quick, hidden on back side. Fastball lived 82-84 mph. Throws a slower curveball at 62-63 mph with 11/5 shape. Projectable frame with potential to add more velo with added weight.

Keegan Villareal, LHP/1B, Loveland
6-foot, 170 pounds. Bats and throws right. Pitched primarily out of stretch. Good stride length towards plate inline off two feet. Comes from over the top arm slot, hidden on back side. 3-pitch mix consisted of a 78-79 mph fastball, played faster. Curve was 64-65 mph with 1/7 shape. Change had fade and thrown at same arm speed as FB at 67-68 mph. Good 3-pitch mix for strikes. 

Colin White, RHP/3B, Rock Canyon
6-foot, 175 pounds. Bats and throws right. Pitches primarily out of stretch. Drop and drive delivery. Comes from 3/4 arm angle. Low balance point then arm comes quick through zone. Lands inline then falls off towards 1B. Will change arm slot. Fastball lived 76-78 mph thrown for strikes with good down angle. Has some sink. Curve has 10/6 shape at 63-65 mph.