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Maryland Preseason Preview: Pitcher Analysis


Kyle Campbell & Jamie Naill Jr.
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Over 30 players participated at this year's Maryland Preseason Preview at the Metrix Baseball Training Facility. Players were put through a pro-style workout that included bullpens for pitchers. Our PBR Maryland scouting staff was on hand along with TrackMan and Blast to record data throughout the event. Below are evaluations on the 15 pitchers at the event. 

 

PITCHERS

(Listed Alphabetically)

Gavin Allanach RHP / OF / Urbana , MD / 2023

Body: 5’11”, 150 pounds. Athletic body type.
Delivery: Pitches from the stretch with a slide step delivery. Lands closed to the plate with cross-body action. Clean hand separation and slightly upright finish. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with shorter arm action from the side with light effort. Creates some arm speed and whip through release. 
FB: T77 mph, 74-76 mph. Showed some cut action to it with an average spin rate of 2076 rpm per TrackMan. 
SL: 61-63 mph. Showed short 10/4 sweep with an average spin rate of 1957 rpm per TrackMan.


Kameron Becker SS / RHP / Winters Mill, MD / 2023

Body: 5’10”, 140 pounds. Athletic body type. 
Delivery: Side-step wind-up into a tall balance position. Controlled stride down the mound landing stiff against the front side and in-line with home plate. Stays on top of the ball throwing downhill and falls off to the first base side through finish. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with a full arm circle from a high three-quarter slot with light effort. 
FB: T71 mph, 68-70 mph. Showed control locating to both sides of the plate. Average spin rate of 1798 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 60-61 mph. 12/6 shape with an average spin rate of 1620 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 60-63 mph. Slight fade.


Noah Burtner RHP / 1B / Spotswood, VA / 2022

Body: 6’0”, 215 pounds. Strong, muscular build.
Delivery: Small side-step wind-up and high leg kick into a tall, compact balance position. Long and quick kick-out stride down the mound. Lands in-line with home plate and gets down hard over the front side with a full follow through and finish. Clean hand separation and strong lower half drive off the rubber. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with a shorter full arm circle from a high three-quarter slot with intent.
FB: T86 mph, 83-85 mph. Worked down in the zone with feel for locating on both sides of the plate. Fastball showed life and carry through the zone with an average spin rate of 2305 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 70-71 mph. Tight 12/6 shape with an average spin rate of 2272 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 78-79 mph.


Bradley DeMoss RHP / 1B / Severna Park , MD / 2022

Body: 6’0”, 165 pounds. Long, lanky frame with projection.
Delivery: Pitches from the stretch with a quick, high leg kick into a tall crouched balance position. Drop and drive type delivery landing against a stiff front side, in-line with home plate. Slightly upright finish. Filled the zone with strikes and showed feel for all three pitches. 
Arm Action: RH. Clean hand separation and long arm action throwing from a high three-quarter slot with easy effort. 
FB: T70 mph, 68-70 mph. Showed some arm-side run at times with an average spin rate of 1691 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 62-63 mph. Showed more 12/6 shape with an average spin rate of 1677 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 64-65 mph. Slight fade.


Eli DeRossi-Cytron RHP / 3B / Urbana , MD / 2023

Body: 6’3”, 180 pounds. Athletic, lanky, projectable frame.
Delivery: Controlled side-step wind-up with a high leg kick into a tall balance position with a quarter body turn to the plate. Hides the ball well separating it from the glove early at balance. Lands closed to the plate with cross-body action. Creates quick arm speed through release with good extension. More upright finish falling off to the first base side in finish. 
Arm Action: RH. Loose, whippy arm action that starts short and close to the body and gets longer through delivery. Throws from a mid three-quarter slot.
FB: T83 mph, 80-82 mph. Rides through the zone with arm-side run present. Average spin rate of 2287 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 67-68 mph. Showed nice feel for the breaker that falls off the table with sharp 12/6 shape. Average spin rate of 2293 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 70-73 mph.


Braeden Ford C / RHP / South River , MD / 2023

Body: 5’8”, 155 pounds. Athletic body type.
Delivery: Quick, up-tempo side-step wind-up and leg kick to a compact balance position. Long kick-out stride down the mound landing in-line with the plate. Upright finish with some arm recoil. Creates quick arm speed through release and gets extension over the front side. 
Arm Action: RH. Long take away in separation. Gets short just prior to release. Throws from a low to mid three-quarters slot with some intent. 
FB: T78 mph, 76-78 mph. Worked down in the zone with some arm-side run at times. Average spin rate of 2059 rpm per TrackMan. 
CH: 70-73 mph. Late fade action.


Sean Foster SS / RHP / Leonardtown, MD / 2023

Body: 5’10”, 155 pounds. Athletic, lean frame. 
Delivery: Pitches from the stretch with a high leg kick into a tall, compact balance position. Clean hand separation and smooth, easy stride down the mound. Lands in-line to home plate and gets over the front side with a slightly upright, athletic finish. Creates quick arm action through release with extension out front. Solid feel for the four pitch mix.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action that gets short at the top through release. Throws with light effort from a mid to high three-quarter slot.
FB: T73 mph, 71-73 mph. Control to both sides of the plate. Average spin rate of 1752 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 63-65 mph. 11/5 shape with an average spin rate of 1879 rpm per TrackMan.
SL: 65-66 mph. Short 10/4 shape with an average spin rate of 1865 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 66-69 mph.


Lion Gardiner RHP / 2B / Walt Whitman, MD / 2023

Body: 5’9”, 140 pounds. Athletic, lanky frame.
Delivery: Bit of an up-tempo side-step wind-up into a compact balance position with a quarter body turn. Long, easy stride down the mound landing in-line with the plate. Gets great extension out over the front side and finishes with a full follow-through in an athletic position. Creates quick arm speed through release with some whip to it. Showed a really nice feel for all three pitches and ability to pound the zone. 
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action and full arm circle. Throws from a high three-quarter slot with some intent. 
FB: T81 mph, 78-80 mph. Showed slight arm-side run at times with an average spin rate of 1975 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 63-66 mph. Tight with hard 12/6 shape with an average spin rate of 2050 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 69-71 mph. Showed late fade.


Noland Genies RHP / 1B / Brunswick, MD / 2022

Body: 5’11”, 230 pounds. Strong, physical, muscular build.
Delivery: Controlled side-step wind-up with a high leg kick into a compact balance position with a quarter body turn. Smooth kick-out stride down the mound with some lower half drive off the rubber. Lands in-line to the plate with a more upright finish. Creates really quick arm speed through release on the fastball. Arm speed slows a touch on off-speed offerings. Showed feel for the zone and ability to locate the fastball and change-up to both sides of the plate. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with short arm action from a mid three-quarter slot with fairly easy effort. 
FB: T82 mph, 80-82 mph. Natural arm-side run present with an average spin rate of 2140 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 66-68 mph. Sharp with big 11/5 shape and an average spin rate of 2243 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 70-74 mph. Showed late fade.


Thor Hildebrand SS / RHP / North County, MD / 2023

Body: 6’1”, 170 pounds. Long, athletic frame with some strength and projection.
Delivery: Side-step wind-up and high leg kick into a tall, compact balance position. Long, easy kick-out stride down the mound with some lower half drive off the rubber. Lands slightly closed to the plate and gets down hard over the front side. Clean hand separation with solid extension out front through release with some arm speed evident. Complete follow through and athletic finish with slight arm recoil. Pounded the strike zone with solid feel for all three pitches. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with long, loose arm action from a mid to high three-quarter slot with light effort. 
FB: T77 mph, 76-77 mph. Showed some arm-side run with an average spin rate of 2065 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 62-64 mph. 11/5 shape with an average spin rate of 1871 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 72-74 mph. Slight dive.


Keegan Johnson LHP / OF / Urbana, MD / 2023

Body: 6’2”, 170 pounds. Strong, athletic, projectable frame.
Delivery: Controlled side-step wind-up and high leg kick into a tall, compact balance position. Smooth, long stride down the mound with strong lower half drive. Works downhill and lands slightly closed to the plate with great extension and a full athletic follow through and finish. Creates quick arm speed through release.
Arm Action: LH. Loose full arm circle from a high three-quarter slot with light effort. 
FB: T84 mph, 81-83 mph. Showed late life and carry through the zone with an average spin rate of 1990 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 70-72 mph. Showed more 12/6 shape and some 1/7 at times with an average spin rate of 2018 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 71-73 mph. Showed fade.


Tyler Little OF / 2B / Tuscarora, MD / 2023

Body: 5’7”, 140 pounds. Athletic frame with some strength.
Delivery: Side-step wind-up and easy high leg kick into a tall, compact balance position. Smooth, stride down the mound landing slightly closed to home plate. Gets over the front side with a full follow through and slightly upright finish. Creates arm speed through release with some whip to it. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with short arm action from a mid three-quarter slot with fairly easy effort.
FB: T78 mph, 75-78 mph. Showed some late life with an average spin rate of 1978 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 64-67 mph. More 11/5 shape with an average spin rate of 2162 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 68-71 mph. Showed some fade and dive at times.


Evan Shultz LHP / OF / Oakdale, MD / 2023

Body: 5’11”, 155 pounds. Athletic body type. 
Delivery: Pitches from the stretch with a short leg kick into a controlled stride down the mound. Lands closed to the plate against a stiffer front side throwing across his body. Quick, whippy arm speed through release. Generates some lower half drive off the rubber and finishes in a more upright position.
Arm Action: LH. Throws with short arm action from a mid three-quarter slot with light effort. 
FB: T77 mph, 74-76 mph. Worked down in the zone to both sides of the plate and showed some arm-side run at times. Average spin rate of 2050 rpm per TrackMan. 
SL: 66-68 mph. Showed short and tight 1/7 shape with an average spin rate of 2143 rpm per TrackMan.


Jackson Strzelczyk SS / RHP / South Carroll, MD / 2023

Body: 5’8”, 145 pounds. Athletic body type. 
Delivery: Pitches from the stretch with a fluid leg kick into a compact balance point. Drop and drive type delivery with a long kick-out stride down the mound. Lands closed to the plate with some cross-body action. Limited lower half drive off the rubber. Gets good extension through release and finishes slightly upright. 
Arm Action: RH. Throws with short arm action from a low to mid three-quarter slot with light effort. 
FB: T72 mph, 69-71 mph. Average spin rate of 1801 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 55-56 mph. Big 11/5 shape with an average spin rate of 1487 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 62-64 mph. Slight fade.


Brayden Stutzman RHP / 3B / South Carroll, MD / 2022

Body: 5’11”, 170 pounds. Athletic body type.
Delivery: Pitches from the stretch with a short leg kick into a slightly crouched balance position with early hand separation. Long, easy stride down the mound landing slightly closed to the plate. Tendency to drag back side through release. Gets down hard over the front side with great extension and a full athletic finish. Showed quick arm speed through release. 
Arm Action: RH. Loose full arm circle throwing from a low to mid three-quarter slot with fairly easy effort. 
FB: T81 mph, 79-81 mph. Late life with arm-side run present. Average spin rate of 2218 rpm per TrackMan. 
SL: 73-75 mph. Multiple shapes shown with an average spin rate of 2047 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 72-74 mph. Feel for the pitch with some fade evident.

 

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