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Maryland Freshmen Free Showcase: Pitcher Analysis


Kyle Campbell & Jamie Naill Jr.
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Over 40 players from across the Old Line State, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia and D.C., participated in this year's Freshman Free Showcase at the Maryland Sportsplex. Players were put through a pro-style workout and threw bullpens in front of our PBR Maryland staff with TrackMan and Blast on hand to capture additional data throughout the event. Below are evaluations on the 18 pitchers at the event. 

 

PITCHERS

(Listed Alphabetically)

Evan Adams 3B / RHP / La Plata, MD / 2024

Body: 5’6”, 106 pounds. Athletic body type.
Delivery: Starts his delivery with a short side-rocker step. Separates his hands early and delivers through a long arm action. Leg drive is evident, and displays the ability to consistently work downhill towards the target. Will continue to gain core strength as he develops physically. 
Arm Action: RH. Long, deliberate arm action out of a high three-quarter arm slot. 
FB: T67 mph, 65-67 mph. Average spin rate of 1640 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 53-58 mph. Average spin rate of 1509 rpm per TrackMan.


Cadeyrn Ahearn RHP / 1B / Centennial , MD / 2024

Body: 6’3”, 200 pounds. Strong, physical, projectable body type.
Delivery: Pitches from the stretch. Belt high leg kick with a short arm action to the plate. Generates much torque and falls through to the first base side of the mound. Consistently worked in the zone with both pitches thrown out of the same arm slot. 
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action out of a mid three-quarter slot.
FB: T85 mph, 82-84 mph. Arm side fade.  Average spin rate of 1837 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 69-73 mph. Average spin rate of 2154 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 74-76 mph.


Mike Brogno Jr. SS / RHP / Mt Hebron, MD / 2024

Body: 5’9”, 145 pounds. Athletic body type.
Delivery: Pitches from the stretch. Chest high leg kick with a shorter arm action to the plate. Gets good separation, down the hill towards the plate. Sound mechanically. Consistently filled the strike zone with his FB. Displayed a developing CB which flashed potential, but will need to continue to develop.  
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action out of a three-quarter slot.
FB: T74 mph, 72-74 mph. Average spin rate of 1992 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 63-67 mph. 12/6 shape. Average spin rate of 2126 rpm per TrackMan.


Samuel Canady SS / RHP / St. Mary's Ryken, MD / 2024

Body: 5’9”, 135 pounds. Athletic body type.
Delivery: Pitches from the stretch. Belt high leg kick into a kick out-stride down the hill. Worked down in the strike zone much of his bullpen. Mechanically sound delivery. Displayed a CH that has the potential to develop into an out pitch. 
Arm Action: RH. Deliberate arm action. 
FB: T73 mph, 68-73 mph. Average spin rate of 1820 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 59-62 mph. Average spin rate of 1976 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 68-70 mph. Arm side fade.


Hunter Chambers RHP / 3B / Dover, DE / 2024

Body: 6’0”, 155 pounds. Strong, athletic, projectable frame.
Delivery: Pitches out of a short, side rocker step. Breaks his hands early in the delivery process. Generates good torque out of his core, with a delivery that is down the mound and in-line with the target. Arm side run was evident on his FB. Also displayed a tight SL thrown in and around the zone.
Arm Action: RH. Quick, buggy whip action.
FB: T82 mph, 79-82 mph. Arm side run. Average spin rate of 2130 rpm per TrackMan. 
CH: 77-79 mph. 
SL: 71-73 mph. Tight spin. Average spin rate of 1968 rpm per TrackMan.


Tommy Dietrich C / SS / DeMatha Catholic , MD / 2024

Body: 5’9”, 140 pounds. Athletic body type.
Delivery: Pitches out of a quick, rocker step. Chest high leg kick. Delivery out of a low three-quarter arm slot. Arm side run was evident on his FB. CB threw out of a little higher slot, but was effective showing sharp 12/6 shape.
Arm Action: RH. Low three-quarter arm slot. 
FB: T76 mph, 62-63 mph. Arm side run. Average spin rate of 1812 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 62-63 mph. 12/6 shape. Average spin rate of 1660 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 61-63  mph.


Nicholas Dolbin OF / RHP / Arundel , MD / 2024

Body: 5’10”, 153 pounds. Athletic body type.
Delivery: Pitches out of the stretch. Belt high leg kick down the mound towards the target. Delivery can be a little long, but will continue to develop with maturity. Was a little erratic with control, but nothing to be concerned about. 
Arm Action: RH. Mid three-quarter arm slot.
FB: T76 mph, 74-76 mph. Average spin rate of 2100 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 68-70 mph. Average spin rate of 2026 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 70-73 mph.


Daniel Hesson LHP / 1B / Colonel Richardson, MD / 2024

Body: 5’7”, 150 pounds. Athletic body type.
Delivery: Starts with a wide base, into a deliberate turn towards the plate. Falls off to the third base side frequently. Command was erratic at times. When he got on top of his CB, it showed the ability to be a developing pitch. Really like his lower half build. 
Arm Action: LH. Mid three-quarter arm slot. Sweeping delivery.
FB: T68 mph, 65-68 mph. Average spin rate of 1667 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 57-62 mph. Average spin rate of 1653 rpm per TrackMan.


Jack McNally C / RHP / Archbishop Spalding, MD / 2025

Body: 5’9”, 145 pounds. Athletic, wiry body type.
Delivery: Starts with a wide base, into a chest high leg kick. Works down the hill towards the target. Gets out over his front side consistently. FB showed some cut action. 
Arm Action: RH. Low three-quarter arm action.
FB: T76 mph, 74-76 mph. Average spin rate of 2076 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 64-66 mph. Average spin rate of 1559 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 71-73 mph.


Adam Niman OF / LHP / Bethesda-Chevy Chase, MD / 2024

Body: 5’11”, 160 pounds. Athletic body type.
Delivery: Starts directly in the middle of the rubber, into a side-rocker step with belt high leg kick. Seems to guide his landing foot down the mound. Delivery has a slight hitch. Arm side run was evident on his FB and was thrown consistently in the zone. 
Arm Action: LH. Long and deliberate.
FB: T71 mph, 69-71 mph. Arm side run. Average spin rate of 1513 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 62-65 mph. Average spin rate of 1528 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 61-64 mph.


Jake Plainte OF / LHP / Good Counsel High School, MD / 2024

Body: 5’11”, 150 pounds. Strong, athletic frame.
Delivery: Starts out of the stretch with his feet shoulder width apart. After easing into his delivery, presents a quick arm through the release. Lands consistently in good field position after the delivery. On this day, worked the lower half of the strike zone with a three pitch mix. 
Arm Action: LH. Quick with whip.
FB: T80 mph, 77-79 mph. Arm side fade. Average spin rate of 1893 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 67-68 mph. 2/7 shape. Average spin rate of 2583 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 73-75 mph.


Joaquin Rodriguez-Costa 3B / RHP / Sussex Central , DE / 2025

Body: 6’2”, 178 pounds. Tall, athletic, projectable frame.
Delivery: Starts with a side-rocker step. Arm seems to lag slightly throughout the delivery, but finishes in a good fielding position. In some instances, didn’t quite get out over his front leg which led to pitches up in the zone. As he develops physically, look for him to find the bottom half of the strike zone.
Arm Action: RH. High three-quarter arm slot.
FB: T75 mph, 73-75 mph. Arm side fade. Average spin rate of 1875 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 63-66 mph. Average spin rate of 1714 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 68-69 mph.


Austin Sealing SS / RHP / Archbishop Curley, MD / 2024

Body: 5’11”, 140 pounds. Athletic body type.
Delivery: Starts with a quick side rocker step into a chest high leg kick. Straight over the top delivery. FB was constantly in and around the zone. CB showed true 12/6 shape, but was inconsistent with delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Straight over the top.
FB: T75 mph, 71-74 mph. Average spin rate of 1753 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 63-65 mph. 12/6 action. Average spin rate of 1785 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 68-69 mph.


Evan Smith SS / RHP / Huntingtown, MD / 2024

Body: 6’1”, 180 pounds. Big, physical frame.
Delivery: Starts in the stretch. Quick, belt high leg kick. FB showed arm side run due to the arm slot at delivery. Showed inconsistent accuracy around the zone. 
Arm Action: RH. Low three-quarter arm slot.
FB: T70 mph, 67-69 mph. Arm side run. Average spin rate of 1662 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 59-61 mph. Average spin rate of 1794 rpm per TrackMan.


Brayden Spurgeon RHP / 3B / Mount Saint Joseph, MD / 2024

Body: 6’1”, 165 pounds. Tall, lanky, athletic frame.
Delivery: Starts with feet shoulder width apart and into a side rocker step with chest high leg kick. Delivery was smooth for the most part. Sometimes got a little ahead of himself, but overall consistent. FB showed arm side fade at the plate. CB was long and loopy at times, thrown out of a lower arm slot. Like his projectability.
Arm Action: RH. High three quarter arm slot.
FB: T77 mph, 74-77 mph. Average spin rate of 1734 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 59-60 mph. Average spin rate of 1224 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 66-69 mph. 
SL: 69-70 mph.


Sawyer Wickstrom OF / RHP / Centennial , MD / 2024

Body: 5’10”, 155 pounds. Athletic, wiry frame.
Delivery: Starts with a short side rocker step into a chest high leg kick. Mechanically sound delivery. Gets out over his front side consistently. FB was live, and mostly thrown in the strike zone. CB shows big potential, with 11/5 shape. Like his overall athleticism on the mound.
Arm Action: RH. High three quarter arm slot.
FB: T82 mph, 79-82 mph. Average spin rate of 2160 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 69-72 mph. 11/5 shape. Average spin rate of 1489 rpm per TrackMan.


Jake Yeager RHP / 3B / Arundel , MD / 2024

Body: 6’2”, 170 pounds. Strong, athletic, projectable frame.
Delivery: Starts in the stretch into a chest high leg kick. Mechanics are sound. Considerable arm side run was evident on his FB. CB was less consistent, but showed good depth when thrown out over his front side. CH is developing. High ceiling prospect. 
Arm Action: RH. Mid three quarter arm slot. 
FB: T83 mph, 79-83 mph. Arm side run. Average spin rate of 1980 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 69-70 mph. 11/5 shape. Average spin rate of 1984 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 70-71 mph.


Brandon Yoder 3B / RHP / Dover , DE / 2024

Body: 6’0”, 160 pounds. Lanky, athletic frame. 
Delivery: Starts in the stretch into a belt high leg kick. Seems to hold his energy back through his delivery. CH thrown at near FB arm speed. CB is developing. As he gains strength, look for him to gain confidence in his secondary pitches.
Arm Slot: RH. Mid three quarter arm slot.
FB: T70 mph, 67-69 mph. Average spin rate of 1845 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 59-60 mph. Average spin rate of 1859 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 64-67 mph.

 

 

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