Ohio Weekly Scout Blog - March 25-31

Dylan Hefflinger
PBR Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout

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The 2019 Ohio Scout Blog provides insider information, videos and scouting notes from the PBR Scouting Staff throughout the year. This running blog will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects, and anything else that is notable. We will provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations, videos, velocities, pop times, home to first times, and more. Simply put, the Ohio Scout Blog is loaded with information ...

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Below you will find in-game reports from around the Buckeye State. Please check back frequently, as we are adding new video and reports throughout the day.

Bowling Green vs Defiance - 3/28/19

By: Dylan Hefflinger
PBR Ohio Editor in Chief / NW Scout

Caden Kline LHP / OF / Defiance, OH / 2020

Report: One of the top southpaws in the state and on this day had some of his best stuff I have seen from him early on before losing the zone a bit later in his outing. Tall, lengthy frame at 6-3, 180-pounds. Above average arm speed through a 3/4 slot. If you haven't seen him live, it would be a good idea to check him out as this is an arm that can help a program.

Pitch Repertoire:
The fastball was electric in the first inning, touching 87 mph on a couple of occasions before settling in at 83-86 mph.
Slurve: The offspeed pitch has the sharpness and break to be a true strikeout pitch. Shows good 1/7 shape while coming in at 70-75 mph.
Changeup: Rarely thrown on this day, but when thrown, shows a little arm-side run at 74-76 mph.

Game Performance: 4 innings, 2 runs, 1 ER, 4 hits, 6 K's, 4 BB

Bryan vs Napoleon - 3/26/19

By: Dylan Hefflinger
PBR Ohio Editor in Chief / NW Scout

Nathan (Dom) James LHP / 1B / Bryan, OH / 2020

Report: 5-8, 186-pound southpaw was dominant in his performance against Napoleon.The ball comes out of a low-3/4 arm slot with an uptempo delivery. Has good feel/presence on the bump. Creates tough angles on hitters, especially LHH's.

Pitch Repertoire:
Shows natural run at 74-77 mph. Ball seems to get on the hitter.
Curveball: 2/8 sweeping break solid depth and sharpness at 65-67 mph.
Changeup: Looks confident in both offspeed offerings. The change shows similar run as his fastball at 70-71 mph. Would benefit from a bigger speed gap between the FB and CH. 

Game Performance: 7 innings, 0 runs, 5 hits, 11 K's, 0 BB

Tinora vs Elmwood - 3/25/19

By: Dylan Hefflinger
PBR Ohio Editor in Chief / NW Scout

Spencer Giesige RHP / 3B / Tinora, OH / 2019

Report: 5-foot-11, 170-pound right-handed pitcher who's committed to Findlay. Uses a quick tempo delivery through a chest high lift working and good direction to the plate. Arm path is clean. The two-way prospect showed a smooth swing from the left side, while producing two singles in the game.
Fastball: Shows some run at 82-84 mph, topping at 85.
Curveball: 11/5 break with some sharpness at 72-74 mph.
Changeup: Looks confident in both offspeed offerings. The change shows cutting action at 69-70 mph.

Game Performance: 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 5 K, 3 BB | 2 singles

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