Prep Baseball Report

Then & Now: Dylan Delucia, Ole Miss

David Seifert
Director of College Scouting

THEN OCTOBER 12, 2018:
College of Charleston commit. 5-foot-11, 205-pound right-handed pitcher has a stocky frame and works with a full arm swing and a high 3/4 slot. He works up tempo and attacked hitters with a fastball that ranged from 87-88 mph and was heavy down in the zone. Has a strong lower half and gets a good leg drive, lands in line and arm works clean. Showed an above average, hard, short slider at 80-81 mph.

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At his best, the 6-foot-1, 210-pound right-hander pounds the zone with high pitch ability of a three pitch mix consisting of an 89-93 mph sinking fastball, an 80-82 fading changeup and a low-80s swing/miss slider. Last spring at Northwest Florida, Delucia led the Raiders' staff with nine wins and a 2.48 ERA. He struck out 119 in 87 IP, while allowing only 70 hits and one HR.

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 Dealt for seven innings mixing an 89-93 mph (91 avg) sinker, a same speed four-seamer, a 78-82 mph slider and a low-80s changeup. His sinker stood out for its well above average vertical break, ranging from -17" to -22" (-19" avg) of depth. His slider flashed above average and topped out with a 2700 rpm spin rate (2525 rpm avg) with good horizontal action. Twenty of the 29 sliders he threw were for strikes. His third pitch was a near average pro quality changeup with big horizontal action. At the end of his night on 105 pitches, DeLucia raised his record to 4-0 and lowered his ERA to 4.14. A two-run homer (104 mph EV) to Razorback center fielder Braydon Webb was the only dent in his performance as DeLucia struck out nine while scattering eight hits. At 6-foot-1, 210-pounds and a higher effort delivery, he has limited projection, but with four quality pitches for strikes that will play at the next level, expect him to be considered for selection in the mid-to-later rounds on Day Two this July.

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Named the CWS Most Valuable Player with two dominant starts that totaled 16.2 innings pitched. He allowed just one run on eight hits with no walks and 17 strikeouts.

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