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Spring Forward: Right Handed Pitchers to Watch in 2019

Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director


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Today our Spring Forward series takes a look at some 2019 and 2020 right-handed pitchers you won't want to miss pitch in 2019. Not only can these guys light up the radar guns but most importantly they figure to play a large role for their respective teams on the mound. Get out to see some of the guys on this list - you won't be disappointed!

Be sure to follow our Spring Forward series as we continue to highlight some of the top players, programs, and conferences through a variety of categories. 

Catch up on all of our Spring Forward series stories by clicking on the corresponding links below.
CLICK HERE: Spring Forward: Private Schools to Watch in 2019
CLICK HERE: Spring Forward: Public Schools to Watch in 2019
CLICK HERE: Spring Forward: Speedsters to Watch in 2019
CLICK HERE: Spring Forward: Power Hitters to Watch in 2019
CLICK HERE: Spring Forward: Left Handed Pitchers to Watch in 2019


Nate Beal RHP / SS / Loyola Blakefield, MD / 2020

UPENN commit Nate Beal looks poised to have a big year on the mound in 2019 for the Dons. The Loyola-Blakefield power righty features a mid-upper 80’s fastball with some life and a good tight, sharp 11/5 breaking ball. Between Beal and fellow teammate Matthew Wyatt; the Don’s look to offer a powerful one-two punch on the bump this spring. 

Jamison Covey RHP / Colonel Richardson, MD / 2019

Covey looks to once again be a key piece to the puzzle for the Colonels in 2019. Alongside fellow teammate Remington Mangum (Chesapeake College), Colonel Richardson looks to have one of the strongest staffs across the entire MPSSAA 1A classification. The two seniors combined for a 12-2 record and 114 strikeouts for the Colonels last season. Covey, a Harford CC commit can run it up into the high 80’s with ease and will be a key factor in the Colonel’s efforts to dethrone St. Michael’s three year run as MPSSAA Class 1A East Region champions. 

Reece Early RHP / OF / Gerstell Academy, MD / 2019

Reece Early will anchor the staff once again in 2019 for the Falcons as they look to contend for the MIAA “B” Conference championship. Gerstell finished 3rd in their first season in the “B” Conference last year and Early had a lot to do with that. The US Naval Academy commit worked 45 innings in 2018 raking up 60 strikeouts along the way. A 6’0’’, 205 lb. righty who can run it up into the high 80’s with his loose arm action and quick arm speed should be a fun one to watch this spring. 

Brendan Foster RHP / OF / Howard, MD / 2019

The uncommitted 2019 righty from defending MPSSAA 4A State Champion Howard High School struck out 58 batters in his 33.2 innings worked last season. The 6’0’’, 185 lb. power righty sat mid-upper 80’s this summer and figures to play a critical role on the mound for the Lions alongside fellow RHP Gabe Delgado (UMBC) in the rotation for 2019. 

Evan Lewis RHP / OF / Severna Park, MD / 2020

Severna Park righty Evan Lewis was up to 88 mph last summer at the PBR Maryland Top Prospect Games and carried that into a nice showing for Team Mid-Atlantic at the PBR Future Games. Although Lewis remains uncommitted right now; he won’t be for long. The 6’0’’ 175 lb. junior will anchor the Falcons pitching staff in 2019; looking to replace a big loss in Kody Milton who is now playing at the University of Maryland. Lewis will need to step up for the Falcons this spring if they hope to get back to the MPSSAA 4A State Championship game. 

Zach Powers RHP / Archbishop Spalding, MD / 2019

Archbishop Spalding senior Zach Powers is coming off a very strong summer campaign that saw a big jump in his velocity. The 6’5’’, 210 lb. righty sat mid-80’s throughout 2018 and will look to bolster a deep pitching staff and squad for the Cavaliers in 2019. As Spalding looks poised to contend once again for the MIAA “A” Conference title, this US Naval Academy commit will be no doubt play a large role in that.  

Chad Reichhold RHP / Milford (DE), MD / 2020

The 6’4’’, 195 lb. junior and Wake Forest commit will look to lead the Buccaneers on the mound in 2019. Milford (DE) last played for the DIAA State Championship was back in 2012 where they lost a one-run game to St. Mark’s. Reichhold made a jump last summer and consistently sits in the mid-upper 80’s with a good feel for his breaking ball. Expect Reichhold to continue developing in 2019 and be a leader for the Buccaneer's.

Dominic Velazquez RHP / C / Dover (DE), MD / 2020

The University of Delaware commit figures to be one of the leaders on the mound for the Senators in 2019. Velazquez’s command, mid-upper 80’s fastball, and good feel for his off-speed should help Dover (DE) contend once again for a DIAA State Championship. 

Noah Wiggins RHP / Bishop McNamara, MD / 2020

At 6’6’’, 235 lbs., Noah Wiggins is a physically imposing figure on the mound. The Bishop McNamara junior was up to 85 mph this fall at the PBR Mid-Atlantic Challenge with a hard, tight breaking ball and change-up that showed late fade. There’s a ton of things to like about Wiggins which makes him a can’t miss arm to see this spring.

Matthew Wyatt RHP / Loyola Blakefield, MD / 2019

Senior University of Virginia commit Matthew Wyatt is back to solidify what looks to be a strong staff for Loyola-Blakefield in 2019. The Don’s 6’4’’, 210 lb. righty has an electric arm and went 6-2 last season with 56 strikeouts in 45.1 innings pitched. Look for Wyatt to play a key role this season for the Dons as they look to contend once again for MIAA “A” Conference supremacy.