Inside the 2021 Rankings: Top Available RHPs

Phil Wade
Indiana Executive Director

The Indiana class of 2021 player rankings were updated recently. Today we look at a group of  uncommitted right-handers that college coaches will be sure to follow this summer. 

Blake Lemmon, RHP, Chesterton HS, 2021
Positional_Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-foot-3, 170-pound athletic, projectable frame
Pitching: Drop-and-drive delivery, with some effort and high front side. Long, quick high 3/4 arm action.
FB: T92. 88-90 mph. Heavy action
CB: 68-74 mph. 
CH: 75-77 mph. Thrown with FB arm speed, fading action.

Lemmon (2.29.20)

Calvin Shepherd, RHP, Lawrence North HS, 2021
Calvin Shepherd (Lawrence North HS) made a significant jump in velocity since we saw him last October when he was 82-84. At Saturday's Preseason All-State the 6-foot-2, 180 pound righty ran his fastball up to 89 mph, sitting 86-88. Breaking ball flashes sharp action, while the changeup (81-84) has fade. One of the top uncommitted right-handers in the class. 

Shepherd (2.29.20)

Rex Stills, RHP, Wheeler HS, 2021

Positional_Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-4, 185-pound projectable frame
Pitching: Quick, high 3/4 medium arm action. Easy effort in the delivery, shoulders work downhill. 
FB: T88. 86-87 mph with plenty more in the tank
CB: 73-77 mph. Slight movement.
CH: 74-78 mph.

Stills (2.29.20)

Aric Ehmke, RHP, Dekalb HS, 2021

Positional_Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot, 180-pounds
Pitching: Short, high 3/4 arm action with quick arm speed. Rushed delivery, lands square with an athletic finish. Falls off on occasion. Has some effort in the delivery.
FB: T92. 87-91 mph. Tailing action.
CB: 75-79 mph. Tight spin. Over the top
CH: 79-80 mph. Low in the zone accuracy. Tendency to slow arm action down
SL: 78-81 mph. tendency to get underneath 

Ehmke (2.29.20)

Dylan Eggl, RHP, Central Noble HS, 2021

Positional_Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 185-pound athletic frame
Pitching: Projectable overall action. Up-tempo delivery with some effort and rhythm. High ¾ arm angle, quick arm speed. 
FB: T88. 87-88 mph. Hard action
CB: 70-71 mph. Consistent accuracy, 11/5 movement.
CH: 80-81 mph. Fading action, low in the zone accuracy.
SL: 73-75 mph. Flashed sharp action; potential out pitch

Eggl (2.29.20)

Bryce Martens, RHP, John Adams HS, 2021

6-feet, 165 pound right-hander features a consistent mid-80's fastball, topping at 88 mph. Consistent balance point, shoulders work uphill. Longer, high 3/4 arm action with above average arm speed. Curveball has depth at 73-76; swing and miss capabilities. Changeup has some fade at 71-73

Martens (2.29.20)

Brennyn Abendroth, RHP, West Vigo HS, 2021

Positional_Profile: RHPBody: 6-foot-4, 235-pounds
Pitching: Tilt-and-topple delivery, some effort. Long, over-the-top arm action action, above average arm speed. Shoulders work slightly uphill. High balance point. Lands open. 
FB: T87. 86-87 mph. Hard action, thrown for a strike; more velo in the tank
CB: 66-69 mph, 12/6 shape
CH: 76-79 mph. Consistent accuracy.

Abendroth (2.29.20)

Eli Clotfelter, RHP, Mt. Vernon HS, 2021

Positional_Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 5-foot-9, 175-pounds
Pitching: Drop and drive delivery. High ¾ arm angle, quick arm speed. Shoulders work slightly uphill. Lands square. Has some effort in the delivery.
FB: T90. 86-89 mph.
CB: 73-76 mph. Tight spin, low in the zone accuracy, 11/5 shape.
CH: 74-75 mph with some fade.

Clotfelter (2.29.20)

Jared Crandall, RHP, Noblesville HS, 2021

Positional_Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-foot-4, 190-pound projectable frame
Pitching: Tall-and-fall delivery. Over-the-top/High 3/4 arm angle, short arm action. Quick arm speed. Tendency to fly open, falls off at the finish of his delivery. 
FB: T86. 82-85 mph with run
CB: 73-74 mph flashes sharp action
CH: 79-80 mph, straight, thrown for a strike.

Crandall (2.29.20)

Gavin Morris, RHP, Northview HS, 2021

Body: 6-foot-2, 208 pound, strong, projectable frame
Pitching: Drop and drive type delivery with easy effort. Smooth rhythm, in-line direction, lands closed; throws cross-body.  Quick, 3/4 arm action with a stab on the backside. 
FB: T87. 84-86 mph. 
CB: 69-71 mph. 10/4 shape, slurvey action. 
CH: 71-73 mph. Sink, and fade action.

Morris (2.29.20)