Super 60 Spotlight: John Swanda



John SwandaPlayer: John Swanda
Position:
RHP/SS
Class: 2017
State Rank: 1
Overall Rank:
83
High School:
Des Moines Roosevelt
State:
IA
Commitment:
Nebraska
Height:
6-2
Weight:
185
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Max Fastball:
88
Fastball:
85-87
Curveball:
73-74
Changeup:
77-79
60-Yard Dash:
7.34
Position Velocity:
86
Exit Velocity:
89

Swanda, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound two-way player, has clean, athletic actions on the mound. He has a loose arm and explodes at the plate with extension and showed increased velocity late in the fall, touching 92-93. He also mixes in a hard breaking ball with tight spin and his changeup stays downhill with good fade. He’s a strike thrower, filling up the zone with three pitches. He’ll likely just pitch at the Super 60, but is a legitimate two-way prospect for college. On the other side of the ball, he runs a 7.34 60 and stays short to contact with above average power. He uses the whole field and flashes the ability to hit for average. Defensively, his hands are soft and he makes a quick, clean exchange. He has good body control and shows the ability to throw from multiple angles.