Prep Baseball Report

New York Games: West Futures Pitching Analysis

Dan Cevette
Director, New York

West Futures Pitching Analysis

Mat Carden, RHP, Lew-Port HS, NY (2018) shows a lean, lanky frame from the mound. He uses a fast-paced delivery, arm action is back and short, throws from a high-3/4 slot. Fastball sits 73-75 on one plane. Curveball sits 59-62 mph with loose spin, 11/5 shape. Finishes over his front knee with an upright recoil.

Will Carlone, RHP, St. Joseph Collegiate Inst., NY (2019) works with a balanced delivery, high leg kick, hands high. Arm action is straight back and quick, throws from a high-3/4 power slot, long stride with good push from his back side. Head stays on target, fastball sits 75-77 mph, shows some natural arm-side run. Curveball shows hand-speed with late depth. Finishes with a violent recoil. Velocity projection.

Tyler Regan, RHP, Orchard Park HS, NY (2018) stands an athletic 6-foot-1, 175-pounds with great projection. He used a quicker delivery, short quick arm action, throws from a ¾-slot, fastball sits 73-75, topping 77 mph in the first inning with late life. Curveball low 60’s with early action from a 12/6 shape. He finishes well over his front side.

Brandon Kelley, RHP, Horseheads HS, NY (2018) has a good pitchers build, standing 6-foot-0, 188-pounds with a long, clean arm action that projects velocity. Already touching 77 mph, and demonstrates ability to spin the ball above average, fast hand speed. Future is bright for Kelley if his work ethic matches his ability.

Steven Rossi, RHP, Corning HS, NY (2018) has thick shoulders, and good size standing 5-foot-11, 170-pounds, with quick hand speed. His fastball sits 77-78 mph topping 79 with a short compact arm circle. Curveball shows signs of upper-end spin when gets out in front, at times loose action. High-end potential.

Alex Bardo, RHP, Corning HS, NY (2018) is a big-bodied righty that is just starting to develop into a pitching prospect. Fastball sat 74-76 (have seem him touch 81 when mechanics are sound) has natural arm-side run. Throws a sweeping slider that works now with 10/4 shape but needs to be tighter and faster the higher he gets. He works hard and his velocity has jumped big time from a year and a half ago, expect him to be on a lot of radars in the next year.

Drew Delaney, RHP, Victor HS, NY (2018) has a lanky build from the mound. He uses a slower, balanced delivery through release. Arm action is free and clean, throws from a high-3/4 slot, fastball touched 68 mph with one plane depth. Curveball has 11/5 shape, loose, at 56 mph. Finish was balanced and under control.

Erik Johnson, LHP, McQuaid HS, NY (2018) has a lean, lanky frame from the left-side. He uses a quick delivery, arm works loose and clean, throws from a high-3/4 slot, fastball sits 69-71 mph with arm side run. Curveball sat 57 mph with 2/7 shape, late action. On his finish he recoils after release, he needs to focus on a smoother, full finish over his front side.

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