Midwest Future Games Profile: Ryan Mantle from Linn HS

Midwest Future Game 2013 SLIDE

Ryan Mantle, 3B/RHP, Linn HS
Mantle is s solidly built and strong 5-foot-10, 200-pound two way player who has impressed over the past few years in all facets of his game, and continues to established himself as a top level Class of 2015 player.

In the infield, Mantle is quick to the ball with soft, quick hands and a clean exchange. He showed quick arm speed and a strong arm with a top throw of 85-mph across the field.

Offensively, Mantle uses a strong lower half to generate power in his swing. He has strong, quick hands that produce barrel whip through the zone and power all fields.

On the mound, Mantle has good rhythm, smooth mechanics, and a strong arm. He comes from a ¾ arm slot with short, quick arm action and easy effort. In February at the All State Prospect Showcase, his heavy fastball topped at 86-mph and showed run and sink action, consistently around the strike zone. This summer, he has topped at 88-mph. He also showed a sharp 11-to-5 breaking ball (70-73 mph) with fastball arm speed and a 69-72 mph change up with arm side run that stayed on the inside half of the plate.