Player Spotlight: Wyatt Conklin, LHP, Bloomfield HS, NY (2016)

Dan Cevette
Wyatt Conklin
Director, New York

Name: Wyatt Conklin
High School: Bloomfield
Position: LHP
Projects As: LHP Stater

Wyatt Conklin, LHP, Bloomfield HS, NY (2016)

Conklin stands 6-foot-2,172-pounds with a projectable body frame. On the mound he uses a high knee lift and drops some on his back side before pushing forward. His hips open up slightly too soon taking some potential velocity away. His shoulders are in solid alignment and he uses a longer arm action (towards SS) but keeps it clean. He throws from an over the top slot with natural arm side run on a fastball sitting 77-79 mph with more in projection. He shows a promising curveball with some late 1/7 shape with good downward spin at 64 mph. He needs to work on finishing his pitches more over his front side, his ceiling could be high.

I would like to see him use all of his projectable frame at 6-foot-2, 172-pounds, staying taller on his back side. The 2016 LHP has good mound presence and a fastball up near 80 mph making him a high commodity on the recruiting trail. With a strong work ethic seeing Conklin up in the mid 80's is no far stretch, combined with a feel for a curveball, and development of a changeup, the sky is really the limit for the Bloomfield HS southpaw.