Top 20 Profiles of 2020: No. 16 Manning West


Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director

We conclude the first week of our countdown of the top-20 most viewed profiles of 2020 with Oklahoma State commit RHP Manning West (Apalachee, 2022). West was a member of Team Georgia at the 2020 PBR Future Games where he was one of the breakout arms of the event and nearly named Most Valuable Player. Shortly following his performance at the Future Games in August, West committed to OK State.

It does not get more physically intimidating than seeing 6-foot-6, 225-pound West staring you down from the pitcher's mound. The larger than life right-hander has a powerful fastball that plays into the low-90s. What really sets him apart is his frisbee like slider. The slider is a true knee buckling, sword inducing, swing and miss pitch if there ever was one. West has a high floor and and an even higher ceiling in terms of his potential, and will be an arm to keep a very close watch on over the next 2 years.

No. 16: Manning West

Manning West

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Apalachee
    State: GA
  • Summer Team: Team Elite
  • Height: 6-6
    Weight: 225lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
92
Max FB
(08/01/20)
90 - 92
FB
(08/01/20)
73 - 74
CB
(06/04/20)
76 - 78
CH
(08/01/20)
76 - 79
SL
(08/01/20)
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
90 - 92
CH
76 - 78
SL
76 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
86 - 89
CB
73 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
86 - 89
CB
73 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
82 - 84
CB
68 - 70
CH
71 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
86 - 89
CB
70 - 72

Scouting Report

6/04/20

PBR Showdown

Uncommitted. 6-foot-6, 225-pound right-handed pitcher, XL frame with considerable strength throughout, one of the top pitching prospects in the state and country. An imposing force on the mound, does a good job of keeping his arm short on the backside given the side of his frame, arm works clean with quick arm speed out front to a ¾ slot. Fastball sat 86-90 with heavy running action, consistently in the zone with, ran under the hands of right-handed hitters. Has two breaking balls, a slider and curveball. Slider is the better of the two pitches but opted to use his curveball more often in this outing. Curveball came in at 73 with depth and 12/6 shape. Slider is a present swing and miss pitch while the curveball has the potential to get to that level.

11/09/19

6-foot-6, 230-pound right-handed pitcher, has the physicality often unseen for a prospect his age, strong, tree stump like legs, large upper body, will only continue to add strength and firm entire frame up, one of the top prospects in Georgia’s Class of 2022. Arm action is long and loose, clean on the back-side, accelerates with little effort to ¾ slot. Drop and drive delivery, remains tall, utilizing his height well, works on-line towards home from the third base side of the rubber, finishes with a near cross over. Fastball sat 82-84 on the day, has been up to 89 earlier in the fall, so there is plenty more in the tank for him to tap into, slight run action. Curveball, 12/6 shape, sharp action at-times, 68-70. Changeup, maintains fastball arm speed, flashed sink and heavy fade, 71-74.

9/27/19

A big-bodied 6-foot-6, 210 pounds; strong throughout and has advanced feel for already large frame. One of the top underclassmen of the event, West showed his dominant arsenal with a primary two-pitch-mix. Has a calm delivery up to balance-point, works downhill after separation; lands on-line. Throws from a H3/4 slot and arm speed is aggressive and quick. Fastball showed heavy, late life at 86-89. Advanced command for fastball; spotted up, armside, on running 2-seam. Showed ability to throw on the inner-half of the plate to RHH and run fastball away from lefties. Worked around baserunners and competed well in high-leverage situations. Showed feel for breaking ball with 11/5 shape at 70-72. Sure to be a highly sought-after arm in the 2022 class.



Related Content