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Magnolia State Games: Pitcher Reports


Matt Miller
State Director

Clinton, MS - The Magnolia State Games was held on Tuesday, June 21st and Wednesday, June 22nd at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS. This event consisted of some of the top prospects from the 2023-2027 classes. These players went through a pro-style workout and took batting practice using Trackman and Blast Motion to record hitting metrics. Pitchers were able to throw in a modified game setting and were able to get numbers and metrics off of our Trackman unit, such as pitch velocity, spin rate, horizontal & vertical movement & much more. There were some players who showed up and continued to build off of prior performances, but there were also some new names who jumped onto our radar with a strong showing at the event. 

 

Collin Pipkins, Greene County (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. lean, athletic frame.
Delivery: Easy repeatable delivery. Works down the mound well. Pulls lead leg to 1B side.
Arm Action: RH. Quick arm action.
FB: T82.5, 79.5-82.1 mph. Decent arm side life to fastball when in the zone. T2171, 1922 average rpm.
CB: 66.7-69.7 mph. Solid spin and feel for breaking ball. T2408, 2297 average rpm.
CH:  70.8 mph. T2043, 2043 average rpm.

Dayne Sanford, Pillow Academy  (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-2, 210-pounds. Lanky yet athletic frame
Delivery: Controlled tempo through release. Good depth into finish. Offline with lead foot to 3B side. Some upside.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action.
FB: T85.2, 79.5-83.9 mph. Developing feel for all pitches. Good arm side action when in the zone.  T2386, 2114 average rpm.
CB:  68.9 mph. T1825, 1825 average rpm.
SL:  68.2 mph. T1961, 1961 average rpm.
CH: 77.1-78.5 mph.  T1873, 1664 average rpm.

Andrew (Drew) Lamb, Pillow Academy (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-1, 195-pounds. Strong, durable frame.
Delivery: Repeatable delivery with pause. Increases tempo down the mound. Understands pitching. Solid stuff.
Arm Action: RH. Quick arm action.
FB: T85.1, 83.4-84.8 mph. Works the zone well with the fastball. T1929, 1795 average rpm.
CB: 67.8 mph. Solid feel for breaking ball. Lots of depth. T2015, 2015 average rpm.
SL: 71.1-78.3 mph.  T2141, 1947 average rpm.
CH: 68.6-70.4 mph. Very good feel for change. Plus pitch T1590, 1434 average rpm.

Brodie Wedgeworth, Oak Grove (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-2, 175-pounds. Wiry frame with room for added mass.
Delivery: Easy repeatable delivery. Some head tilt into release. Depth at release. Falls to 1B side some.
Arm Action: RH. Quick arm action.
FB: T80.9, 78.1-80.7 mph. Some life to fastball arm side. T2258, 2130 average rpm.
SL: 71.8-73.9 mph. Solid feel and sweeping action to breaking ball. Lots of swing and misses T2349, 2227 average rpm.

Ryan Etheridge, Central Hinds Academy (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. Proportional build.
Delivery: Side arm slot. Bent to start with a lot of weight pulling to the 3B side. Does a good job of staying through release.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action.
FB: T71.2, 67.6-70.7 mph. Solid sinking action and feel for the strike zone. T2021, 1835 average rpm.
SL: 65.9 mph. Solid action on the slider. As command to the outer half get s better it will increase upside. T1963, 1963 average rpm.

Hugh Parsons, Desoto Central (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-2, 175-pounds. Tall, lean frame.
Delivery: Good tempo with repeatable actions.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm action.
FB: T74.1, 70.4-73.0 mph. Vertical arm side action to fastball. T1775, 1628 average rpm.
CB: 57.8 mph. Good shape to breaking ball. Developing feel. T1633, 1633 average rpm.
SL: 54.7-60.0 mph.  T1347, 1314 average rpm.
CH: 60.2-67.1 mph. Mimics fastball well in limited pitches. T1601, 1129 average rpm.

Jarrett Morris, Lewisburg (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-3, 180-pounds. Lengthy, wiry, yet athletic build.
Delivery: Easy, slow tempo. Very repeatable and controlled throughout.
Arm Action: RH. Quick arm action.
FB: T82.1, 80.1-82.0 mph. Solid arm side run T2199, 2158 average rpm.
CB: 66.0-66.6 mph. Good feel for breaking ball. Solid command T2224, 2187 average rpm.
SL: 69.4-73.1 mph. T2422, 2209 average rpm.
CH: 72 mph.  T1421, 1421 average rpm.

Currie Jones, Northwest Rankin (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/LHP
Body: 6-1, 160-pounds. Tall, lean build with room for added weight.
Delivery: Easy tempo and repeatable delivery. Direction offline to 1B side into release. Falls to the 3B side while working in the strike zone.
Arm Action: LH. Quick and loose arm action.
FB: T81.3, 79.3-80.6 mph. Solid horizontal action arm side. T2200, 2119 average rpm.
CB: 67.8-68.5 mph. Good shape and continuing to develop. T2131, 2070 average rpm.
CH:  74.8 mph. T1212, 1212 average rpm.

Matthew Birdsong, Madison Central (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-10, 190-pounds. Solid, durable build.
Delivery: Smooth tempo and repeatable delivery. Stays on the back side well. Controlled finish though falls to 1B side occasionally.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action.
FB: T83.4, 80.2-82.5 mph. Good command, works in the strike zone with good horizontal action. T2010, 1832 average rpm.
SL: 70.2-73.8 mph. Solid feel for breaking ball, good shape and depth. T1909, 1627 average rpm.
CH:  75.4 mph.  T1538, 1538 average rpm.

Judson Griffin, Brookhaven Academy (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-9, 145-pounds. Lean, proportional build.
Delivery: Smooth delivery to start and gets quicker down the mound. Repeats well. Pulls lead leg slightly to the 3B side. Athletic finish.
Arm Action: LH. Short, quick arm action.
FB: T81.3, 79.5-80.9 mph. Worked in the lower half of the zone well with the fastball. T2066, 1890 average rpm.
CB: 65.0-66.6 mph. Developing a feel for breaking ball. Solid shape and action. T1958, 1832 average rpm.

Andrew Burgess, Central Hinds Academy (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-4, 205-pounds. Big, tall, solid frame.
Delivery: Easy, controlled tempo. Stride length could get longer. Good direction.
Arm Action: RH. Short, quick arm action.
FB: T79.6, 75.5-78.5 mph. Some arm side run. T2229, 2038 average rpm.
SL: 67.2-70.0 mph. Good shape to breaking ball. Still developing feel. T1747, 1600 average rpm.

Jayden Adcox, Forest (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 6-0, 225-pounds. Strong durable build.
Delivery: Quicker tempo, though controlled. Stride could be longer. Falls to 1B side often. Could get deeper into release.
Arm Action: RH.
FB: T82.6, 80.8-82.4 mph. Good life to fastball, rides the top of the zone well though gets better ation at bottom. T2314, 2140 average rpm.
CB: 76.8 mph.  T2156, 2156 average rpm.
SL: 68.4-71.7 mph. Solid shape and feel for breaking ball T2172, 2047 average rpm.
CH: 70.4-74.3 mph.  T2074, 2068 average rpm.

Drew Lambert, Madison-Ridgeland (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-1, 155-pounds. Wiry frame with room for added mass.
Delivery: Controlled temp, very repeatable. Good feel for the mound.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action.
FB: T80.1, 78.5-80.0 mph. Ground ball action and should continue to gain velo and spin T2286, 2232 average rpm.
SL: 70.3-73.7 mph. Solid feel and consistency for pitch. T2131, 1862 average rpm.
CH: 71.1-74.0 mph. Mimics fastball well with changeup. T1878, 1423 average rpm.

Kody Gilmore, Lewisburg (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 148-pounds. lean, Proportional build.
Delivery: Good feel on the mound.
Arm Action: RH.
FB: T77.4, 71.4-76.1 mph. T2198, 2037 average rpm.
SL: 60.0-65.3 mph.  T1907, 1763 average rpm.
CH:  66.3 mph.  T1337, 1337 average rpm.

Emile Pace, Poplarville (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-6, 140-pounds. lean, smaller frame.
Delivery: Good tempo, repeatable delivery.
Arm Action: LH. Quick arm action.
FB: T79.1, 75.2-78.8 mph. Decent arm side run T2200, 2005 average rpm.
CB: 63.9-67.1 mph. Good feel for breaking ball. Solid shape and depth T2231, 2170 average rpm.

Tatum Turner, Bruce (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-0, 150-pounds. Lean, wiry, athletic build.
Delivery: Controlled tempo. Quick arm into release. Falls to 1B side occasionally.
Arm Action: RH. Quick arm action.
FB: T82.3, 80.0-82.1 mph. Some arm side action T2041, 1983 average rpm.
SL: 69.3-74.4 mph. Solid spin and depth with the breaking ball. T2296, 2245 average rpm.

William Blevins, Ocean Springs (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-0, 130-pounds. Wiry frame with room for added mass.
Delivery: Easy, slow tempo. Very repeatable and controlled throughout.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm action.
FB: T77.9, 73.3-76.9 mph. Occasional hard run to arm side. T2321, 1945 average rpm.
SL: 65.9-67.6 mph. Solid and still developing spin. Good shape. T2438, 2258 average rpm.
CH: 66.5 mph.  T2358, 2358 average rpm.

Chase Russell, Madison Central (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-2, 195-pounds. Solid, durable build.
Delivery: Solid, controlled tempo. Lots of upside.
Arm Action: RH. Quick arm action with some length.
FB: T89.2, 87.4-88.6 mph. Good life to fastball, can ride the top of the zone well. T2211, 2036 average rpm.
SL: 73.3-74.6 mph. Good pitch and still developing feel. T2179, 2159 average rpm.
CH: 76.3-78.2 mph. Solid action and could be a plus pitch to offset fastball. T2109, 1728 average rpm.

Calvin Robinson, Northwest Rankin (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-2, 210-pounds. Tall, lean build with room for added weight.
Delivery: Solid upside. Repeatable delivery. Could possibly get longer into stride.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm action.
FB: T83.3, 78.5-83.2 mph. Solid run to arm side. Some occasional cut. T2171, 2009 average rpm.
SL: 66.9-71.2 mph. Developing a feel for breaking ball. T2302, 2179 average rpm.

Wes White, Northwest Rankin (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-3, 185-pounds. Tall, lean build with room for added weight.
Delivery: Solid upside. Lots of length to the delivery. Controlled and balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action.
FB: T83.6, 80.9-83.0 mph. Vertical run with some life. Should continue to gain more action. T1998, 1850 average rpm.
SL: 67.0-70.0 mph. Solid shape and developing feel for breaking ball. T2328, 2219 average rpm.
CH: 76 mph. Developing feel for arm speed on change  T1483, 1483 average rpm.

Corey Watkins, Madison-Ridgeland Academy (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-1, 200-pounds. solid frame, muscular lower half.
Delivery: Solid, controlled tempo. Repeatable delivery with a good feel for the mound.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm action.
FB: T82, 75.7-81.2 mph. Shows occasional arm side run. Should get more consistent with action. T2035, 1912 average rpm.
SL: 65.8-68.5 mph. Developing action and feel for breaking ball. T1901, 1784 average rpm.
CH: 71.0-73.5 mph. Changeup mimics fastball well though still developing. Solid arm speed. T1349, 1300 average rpm.

Stone McCaughey, Lewisburg (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-0, 155-pounds. Lean, wiry, athletic build.
Delivery: Smooth start to delivery and increases tempo down the mound. High leg lift and some torque. Plus upside.
Arm Action: RH. Very loose arm action.
FB: T89.7, 87.1-89.1 mph. Tons of life and action in the zone. T2327, 2062 average rpm.
SL: 75.5-77.3 mph. Lots of quick bite. Solid next level breaking ball. T2117, 2033 average rpm.
CH: 73.1-75.3 mph. Good pitch though still developing feel and consistency. T1877, 1856 average rpm.

Madden Butler, Corinth (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-3, 200-pounds. Tall, proportional frame.
Delivery: Quicker tempo, though controlled. Stride could be longer. Good depth at release.
Arm Action: RH. Quick arm action.
FB: T83.3, 77.7-82.7 mph. Good vertical actions with fastball. T2034, 1746 average rpm.
CB: 70.5-74.6 mph. Occasional depth and stille developing shape. T2247, 1801 average rpm.
CH: 76.8 mph. Solid pitch though limited views. T1365, 1365 average rpm.

Clark Janzen, Booneville (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-11, 145-pounds. Wiry frame with room for added mass.
Delivery: Easy tempo with repeatable actions. Balance throughout the delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Length to arm action.
FB: T78.3, 76.1-78.1 mph. Good arm side run which should result in plenty of ground balls. T2094, 1988 average rpm.
CB: 69.3-70.0 mph. Solid and still developing spin with good depth. T2256, 2229 average rpm.
SL: 66.9-69.4 mph. T2257, 2187 average rpm.

Bryk Bucklar, St. Patrick (MS), 2026
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-8, 140-pounds. Stocky developing frame.
Delivery: Good feel for mound.
Arm Action: RH.
FB: T79.7, 78.1-79.2 mph. T2122, 1975 average rpm.
SL: 66.9-68.9 mph. T2062, 1882 average rpm.

Preston Johnson, Hernando (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-8, 125-pounds. Wiry frame with room for added mass.
Delivery: Smooth tempo, quick arm with athleticism into release. Works different slots.
Arm Action: RH. Loose, quick arm action.
FB: T78.7, 76.0-78.2 mph. Solid arm side run. T2138, 2028 average rpm.
SL: 64.3-65.5 mph. Very high and still developing spin. Plays with different shapes. T2531, 2400 average rpm.
CH: 69.2 mph. Mimics fastball, still developing T1744, 1744 average rpm.

Trey Myers, Mize (MS), 2026
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 132-pounds. Wiry, developing frame.
Delivery: Easy tempo throughout delivery. Very repeatable.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action.
FB: T77.4, 73.9-76.5 mph. Developing arm side action to fastball. T1780, 1649 average rpm.

Jackson Moore, Tishomingo County (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Strong durable build.
Delivery: Good feel for mound.
Arm Action: RH.
FB: T83, 80.9-82.7 mph.  T2099, 1864 average rpm..
SL: 69.5-71.5 mph.  T1799, 1686 average rpm.
CH: 69.0-70.7 mph.  T1802, 1682 average rpm.

Grady Mitchell, Corinth (MS), 2026
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Lean, athletic build.
Delivery: Good feel for mound.
Arm Action: LH.
FB: T76.6, 74.7-76.2 mph. T2303, 2217 average rpm.

Ty Herrington, Lamar School (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Wiry frame with room for added mass.
Delivery: Easy tempo with repeatable actions. Balance throughout the delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Quick arm action with some length.
FB: T80.1, 77.4-80.1 mph. Developing arm side run. T1887, 1732 average rpm.

Gardner Young, Jackson Prep (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. Lean, wiry, athletic build.
Delivery: Very solid delivery with upside. Easy repeatable tempo. Plus upside.
Arm Action: LH. Long, loose arm action.
FB: T82.7, 79.4-81.7 mph. Solid arm side run. Plays well on the inner half to lefties. T2253, 2176 average rpm.
SL: 69.1-71.2 mph. Already solid spin and feel for breaking ball. T2262, 2178 average rpm.

Caleb Authement, Brookhaven Academy (MS), 2026
Positional Profile: RHP/C
Body: 6-1, 190-pounds. Strong durable build.
Delivery: Repeatable tempo. Plus upside.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action.
FB: T85.4, 82.0-84.3 mph. Plus arm speed with high spin for 2026 arm. T2426, 2139 average rpm.
SL: 69.5-72.5 mph. Developing consistency and feel for spin. T2060, 1970 average rpm.

 

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