Top Uncommitted 2015 Right-Handed Pitchers


By Chris Kemlo
PBR Ontario Scouting Director

Previously, we featured top uncommitted right-handed pitchers Michael Brettell performance at Tournament 12 and Drew Reilly’s outing for Fieldhouse Pirates. Below, we are going to highlight a few other names for college coaches to add to their recruiting boards.

Top Uncommitted 2015 right-handed pitchers

Austin Tanfield, Toronto Mets, 2015

Tanfield does not have the most imposing frame at 5-foot-8, 140-pounds, but don’t let that that fool you. Very efficient with all three pitches. Tanfield throws from a  ¾ arm slot with quick and easy arm action. Fastball has some tailing life to it, sitting in the low 80’s. The righty shows a feel for his curveball with 11/5 rotation and good depth, able to throw for strikes. His changeup may be his best pitch of all, good arm side fade, keeps hitters off balance and not afraid to use it at any time. Was NABF 17u World Series MVP last year in Knoxville. Not hard to imagine Tanfield velocity increasing with added strength gains and maturity.

Chase Porter, Team Ontario, 2015

Porter will be one of the arms relied on for Team Ontario in 2015. The 5-foot-8 righty's repertoire includes a fastball that tops out at 83 mph right now with some late life. A good idea of how to pitch, Porter mixes in his off-speed pitches accordingly with his curveball the better of the two. Showing ability to create downward action and proper rotation, his curveball has been a successful pitch for Porter that will sit in the low 70’s. With proper arm action and a clean delivery that he is able to repeat, Porter will look to build on his 2014 season and take that into 2015.

Dexter Coughtrey, Ontario Blue Jays, 2015

Coughtrey stands at 6-foot-5, 185-pounds, big long frame with room to add strength. Typical pitchers body that can create leverage. Very projectable body and actions. Incorporates lower half well into delivery, arm works and is on-time with some quickness to it. Fastball was up to 87 mph last week with the Ontario Blue Jays on their fall trip, sitting 83-85 mph. Has flashed some really good breaking balls at times, everything is there to think it will be a quality pitch with continued improvement. Dexter has been a workhorse for the Ontario Blue Jays the last two years, becoming an athletic right-hander who is beginning to fill into his body. Looks to be a quality college pitcher at the next level.