Midwest Future Games Spotlight: Pitchers

By Chris Fuller
Kentucky Scouting Director

Seth Murphy is a 6-foot, 165-pound right-hander from Garrard County HS who will likely show the most velocity of the Team Kentucky pitchers.  Murphy’s fastball touched 89 on a few occasions at the Top Prospect Games in June, and we have reports he has been up to 91 recently.  He will alsofeature a curveball in the 67-69 mph range with tight spin and 11/5 action and a changeup that shows good run and sink.

Zach Hurley is a 5-foot-11, 170-pound right-hander from North Laurel HS.  His fastball at the Top Prospect Games in June sat 85-87 mph and touched 88.  Hurley will use a 69-74 mph curveball with sharp 11/5 action and a very good changeup with significant sink and fade to keep hitters off-balance.

Cameron Shryock is a 6-foot-2, 150-pound right-hander with lanky build from South Warren HS.  He shows good rhythm and balance in delivery, long and loose arm action through a high ¾ arm slot.  His fastball sat 85-87 mph and touched 88 at the Top Prospect Games event, 2-seamer shows some arm side run, curveball shows sharp 11/5 action and sat 70-74 mph, struggled some with command of curveball burying some.  Shryock has big projectability and upside, high-level 2015 pitching prospect with more velocity likely as frame fills out.

Eamon Hannan is a 6-foot-3, 163 pound right-hander from St. Mary HS with lanky build and big projectability.  He uses long arm action, very loose arm, good balance and rhythm in delivery, high ¾ arm slot, fastball sat 83-85 mph at the Top Prospect Games event with some arm side run.  He threw one of the best sliders of the day with late/sharp action at 77-78 mph.

Caleb Bruner is a 6-foot, 160-pound right-hander from Logan County HS that shows good upside on the mound.  The RHP uses solid mechanics and a quick arm through a ¾ slot to produce an 83-85 mph fastball with good arm side run on his 2-seamer.  His curveball sat 69-73 mph and shows 11/5 action.  He flashed a very good change up at 73-75 mph with good arm side run and sink that he throws with good arm action.   Bruner came within one strike of an 8-inning no hitter against St. Xavier in the first round of the State Tournament in June.

Jacob Kelly is a 6-foot-3, 185-pound left-hander from North Bullitt HS with long legs and arms.  He shows loose arm action and easy effort through a high ¾ arm slot that produces an 80-82 mph fastball with arm side run, though we have received reports of his fastball being up to 85 this summer.  His curveball shows 1/7 action and is good when down in the zone at 65-67 mph.  He shows good feel for his 72-74 mph changeup that he throws with good arm action. 

Maxx Mahon is a 6-foot-1, 230-pound right-hander from West Jessamine HS.  He uses long arm action through a high ¾ arm slot and shows good command of all pitches.  His fastball is straight at 81-83 mph touching 84, curveball shows sharp and late 11/5 action at 68-72 mph, throws a splitter with some sinking action at 77 mph.

Logan Mallory is a 6-foot-3, 190-pound right-hander from North Laurel HS with an athletic frame and good projectability.  He uses medium to long arm action, loose arm, high ¾ arm slot, fastball sat 82-83 mph with good arm side run at the Top Prospect Games event, curveball showed late 11/5 action at 71-72 mph, good command, consistently pounds the zone.  We have received reports of Mallory’s fastball up to 85 recently.

Daniel Neal is a 6-foot-3, 185-pound right-hander from South Laurel HS with an athletic and projectable frame.  Neal did not pitch much during the spring due to some arm soreness but is back to 100 percent and throwing well.  He compiled a 9-1 record on the mound for South Laurel in 2012 as a freshman.  Look for Neal’s fastball to sit mid to high 80’s.

Daniel Steiner is a 6-foot-1, 180-pound left-hander with an athletic frame who shows promise on the mound.  He uses a quick arm through a high ¾ slot that produces an 81-84 mph fastball.  He flashes a 68-72 mph curveball that shows tight rotation and sharp 1-7 break.  His changeup shows some arm side run at 71-74 mph thrown with fastball arm speed. 

Ethan Stringer is a 6-foot-1, 185-pound right-hander and the only 2016 prospect that will take the mound for Team Kentucky.  He shows long and loose arm action through a high ¾ arm slot, repeatable mechanics, good balance in delivery, quick arm, fastball has slight arm side run and sat 82-84 mph touching 85 at Top Prospect Games, good command of curveball at 70-71 mph with sharp 11/5 action, changeup shows some sinking action at 70 mph.


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