Preseason All-State Central: Pitcher Breakdown 1


John Nolan
Virginia Scouting Director & Managing Editor

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In mid March, over 120 players from all corners of Virginia descended on RockIt Sports in Richmond, Virginia for the PreSeason All-State Showcase Central. We begin our detailed breakdown of the event with the first part of the pitchers:

 

 

 

 

Ryan Allen RHP / 1B / Benedictine, VA / 2023

Allen is 6-2 with a 220 pound strong, physical frame. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short free quick arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are level and closed, lands closed with a fall off finish with some recoil. Fastball was 75-80, touch 81, with downward angle and some boring action to armside, gets some cut when thrown to glove side. Slider was 74-75 with some armspeed and hard late 11/5 break to it.

 

 

Jake Barker OF / RHP / Waynesboro, VA / 2022

Barker is 5-11 lankier 155 pound athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short loose quick arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are uphill and closed, lands open with an athletic finish. Fastball was 79-81, with some armside run that gets depth to it. Curveball was 66-70 with good armspeed and sharp 10/4 break to it, break has more power when down. Change-up was 70-73 with good armspeed and heavy fade to it.

 

 

Owen Basso RHP / SS / St. Albans, VA / 2023

Basso is 5-11 with a lean 155 pound athletic frame that has some strength present and plenty of projection left to it. He throws from a very low three-quarters arm slot, short very loose quick arm action and easier effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are downhill and closed, lands closed with an athletic finish. Fastball was 80-84, touching 85, with two plane action, sink plays up to gloveside and run plays up to armside. Slider was 68-70 with good armspeed and sharp hard 10/4 break to it that has a bit of power sweep to it. Change-up was 70-72 with some armspeed and heavy sink with a bit of late armside run to it.

 

 

Nick Bell RHP / 1B / James Wood, VA / 2023

Bell is 6-0 with a 170 pound athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, very short free quick arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are slightly uphill and closed, lands open with an athletic finish. Fastball was 80-82, with downward angle and some late armside run to it. Curveball was 67-69 with good armspeed and sharp 11/5 break to it. Showed a slider in the same velocity range with some armspeed and gradual 10/4 break to it, has some shape. Change-up was 74-75 with good armspeed and some late armside run.

 

 

Tony Benitez C / RHP / Trinity Episcopal, VA / 2024

Benitez is 5-9 with a 170 pound athletic frame that has some strength present and some projection left to it. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short free arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are uphill and closed, lands closed with an athletic finish. Fastball was 74-76, with some downward angle and some late cut to it. Curveball was 61-64 with good armspeed and big sharp 11/5 break to it. Change-up was 64-65 with some armspeed and some late cut to it.

 

 

Hayden Bowers RHP / 2B / Clover Hill, VA / 2023

Bowers is 5-9 with a thin lanky 123 pound athletic frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short free arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are uphill and closed, lands on line with an athletic finish and some recoil. Fastball was 62-65, touching 66, with some downward angle and armside run to it that has depth as well. Curveball was 55-57 with some armspeed and big gradual 11/5 break to it. Change-up was 62-64 with good armspeed and some late fade to it.

 

 

Patrick Brizendine LHP / 1B / Patrick Henry, VA / 2023

Brizendine is 6-1 with a physical 190 pound athletic frame that has strength present and projection left to it. He throws from a very low three-quarters arm slot, short free arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Drop and drive crossfire delivery, shoulders are level and closed, lands closed with a fall off finish. Fastball was 77-79, with late sink and a hard armside run. Slider was 62-65 with some armspeed and 2/8 break to it. Change-up was 66-69 with some armspeed and heavy sink to it.

 

 

Isaac Brooks RHP / 2B / Glen Allen , VA / 2022

Brooks is 5-10 with a lean 145 pound athletic frame that plenty of projection left to it. He hinges at the waist and throws from a sidearm slot, long free arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Shoulders are on line, lands closed with a fall off finish. Fastball was 72-75, touching 76, with heavy armside run and some late sink to it as well. Curveball was 63-64 with good armspeed and sharp 11/5 break to it. Change-up was 66-67 with some armspeed and heavy sink to it. Slider was 69-71 with good armspeed and late 10/4 break to it.

 

 

Seth Brooks RHP / RHP / Glen Allen, VA / 2022

Brooks is 6-1 with an athletic 205 pound frame that has strength present and projection left to it. He throws from a three-quarters arm slot, very short free quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are uphill and closed, lands closed with a slight fall off finish. Fastball was 84-86, with heavy hard armside run that has a bit of depth as well. Curveball was 72-73 with good armspeed and hard sharp 11/5 break to it. Change-up was 79-80 with good armspeed and heavy fade to it.

 

 

Ethan Burgreen SS / RHP / Millbrook , VA / 2022

Burgreen is 6-2 with a lanky athletic 171 pound frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, longer free arm action and some effort to his delivery. Shoulders are uphill and closed, lands open with an athletic finish. Fastball was 78-80, with downward plane and a bit of late armside run to it. Curveball was 63-66 with some armspeed and sharp 11/5 break to it. Change-up was 71-72 with good armspeed and some late fade to it.

 

 

Luke Calveric RHP / 3B / Mills Godwin, VA / 2022

Calveric is 6-5 with a lanky athletic 182 pound frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He throws from a lower three-quarters arm slot, longer free quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are uphill and on line, lands slightly open with an athletic finish. Fastball was 85-87, with some downward plane and a bit of late hard armside run to it. Curveball was 66-69 with some armspeed and late gradual 11/5 break to it. Change-up was 73-75 with good armspeed and some hard armside run that gets a bit of depth.

 

 

Mason Campbell RHP / C / Midlothian , VA / 2023

Campbell is 5-9 with a compact 180 pound frame that has strength present. He throws from a three-quarters arm slot, long free arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are level and closed, lands open with an athletic finish. Fastball was 74-76, touching 77, with some downward plane and a bit of late armside run to it. Slider was 66-67 with good armspeed and hard 10/4 break to it.

 

 

Jason Cassidy 3B / RHP / James Madison, VA / 2023

Cassidy is 5-11 with an athletic 175 pound frame that has projection left to it. He throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, very short free arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Shoulders are uphill and closed, lands slightly closed with an athletic finish. Fastball was 74-76, with downward plane and some late armside run to it. Curveball was 57-62 with some armspeed and gradual 11/5 break to it. Change-up was 63-65 with some armspeed and heavy fade.

 

 

Peyton Chavis RHP / OF / Dinwiddie, VA / 2022

Chavis is 6-3 with a lankier athletic 188 pound frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, long loose quick arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are uphill and closed, lands closed with a fall off finish and some recoil. Fastball was 82-83, touching 84, with downward plane and hard boring action to armside. Slider was 69-70 with some armspeed and late sharp 10/4 break to it. Change-up was 74-75 with some armspeed and late armside run.

 

 

Carter Childs 3B / RHP / Chancellor, VA / 2023

Childs is 6-4 with a lanky athletic 170 pound frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, very short loose quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are uphill and closed, lands closed with an athletic finish. Fastball was 79-81, touching 82, with some late hard armside run that gets a bit of depth as well. Curveball was 66-69 with good armspeed and sharp 10/4 break to it. Change-up was 75-78 with good armspeed and late fade to it.

 

 

Matt Cornwell RHP / 1B / Mills Godwin, VA / 2022

Cornwell is 6-6 with an athletic 220 pound frame that has strength in the lower half and some projection left to it. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short free arm action and some effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are uphill and closed, lands closed with an athletic finish. Fastball was 78-80, touching 81, with some downward angle and a bit late armside run. Curveball was 63-65 with some armspeed and sharp 11/5 break to it. Splitter was 71-72 with good armspeed and hard dive with a bit of run as well.

 

 

Nick Curtis RHP / 3B / Fauquier, VA / 2022

Curtis is 6-1 with a physical athletic 210 pound frame that has some projection left to it. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, very short free quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are uphill and closed, lands closed with an athletic finish. Fastball was 74-80, touching 81, with some downward angle and a bit of late armside run. Curveball was 69-70 with good armspeed and sharp power 12/6 break to it.

 

 

Zach Danielczyk RHP / 1B / Oakton, VA / 2023

Danielczyk is 6-4 with an athletic 210 pound frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He throws from a three-quarters arm slot, breaks long before shortening up to a free quick arm action with some effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are uphill and closed, lands closed with an athletic finish and some recoil. Fastball was 83-85, touching 86, with some downward angle and a bit of late armside run. Curveball was 71-73 with good armspeed and gradual 11/5 break to it, pitch has some shape. Change-up was 78-79 with some armspeed and some late armside run to it.

 

 

Clark Driscoll C / RHP / Clover Hill , VA / 2022

Driscoll is a VMI commit and is 5-8 with a strong compact athletic 170 pound frame that has some projection left to it. He throws from a three-quarters arm slot, short loose quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are uphill and closed, lands open with an athletic finish. Fastball was 84-85, touching 86, with some downward angle and a bit of late armside run to it. Slider was 71-73 with good armspeed and late hard 10/4 break to it. Change-up was 76-77 with good armspeed and some late fade.

 

 

Shane Dunkum 2B / RHP / Louisa Co., VA / 2023

Dunkum is 5-9 with a physical athletic 160 pound frame that has some strength present and some projection left to it. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, shorter free arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are uphill and closed, lands closed with a fall off finish. Fastball was 76-78, with some downward angle and some late armside run to it. Curveball was 60-62 with some armspeed and gradual 11/5 break to it. Change-up was 68-69 with good armspeed and some late hard fade. Slider was 61-62 sharp 11/5 break.

 

 

Quinn Evans RHP / 1B / McLean, VA / 2023

Evans is 6-2 with an athletic 180 pound frame that has some strength present and plenty of projection left to it. He throws from a three-quarters arm slot, longer free arm action and some effort to his delivery. Shoulders are slightly uphill and closed, lands open with an athletic finish and recoil. Fastball was 80-81, with some downward angle and heavy armside run that also gets a bit of depth. Curveball was 66-68 with some armspeed and gradual 11/5 break to it. Change-up was 75-76 with good armspeed and heavy fade.

 

 

Jakob Foster RHP / 3B / Patriot, VA / 2023

Foster is 6-2 with an athletic 180 pound frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, longer loose quick arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are uphill and closed, lands slightly closed with a slight fall off finish and some recoil. Fastball was 83-84, with downward angle and some late armside run to it. Curveball was 70-73 with good armspeed and late hard 11/5 break to it. Change-up was 78-79 with good armspeed and heavy fade.

 

 

Ryan Garrison LHP / OF / Cosby , VA / 2023

Garrison is 5-11 with an athletic 160 pound frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short free arm action and some effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are uphill and closed, lands open with a fall off finish and some recoil. Fastball was 72-74, touching 75, with some late armside run to it that has some depth as well. Slider was 66-67 with good armspeed and gradual 1/7 break to it, has some shape. Change-up was 71-73 with good armspeed and heavy late fade.

 

 

Trey Gauch RHP / 3B / Deep Run, VA / 2024

Gauch is 6-2 with a lanky athletic 160 pound frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He throws from a lower three-quarters arm slot, long free quick arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are slightly uphill and closed, lands closed with a slight fall off finish. Fastball was 79-80, touching 81, with heavy armside run to it that also has some depth as well. Curveball was 66-69 with good armspeed and hard 11/5 break to it. Change-up was 70-71 with good armspeed and some late fade.

 

 

Jacob Gerson SS / RHP / Woodrow Wilson, VA / 2023

Gerson is 5-11 with a strong athletic 180 pound frame that has some projection left to it. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, very short quick arm action and normal effort to his delivery.Shoulders are uphill and closed, lands open with an athletic finish. Fastball was 79-81, with downward angle and some late armside run. Curveball was 66-68 with good armspeed and sharp 11/5 break to it. Change-up was 72-73 with good armspeed and some late run to it.

 

 

Joe Gomez SS / RHP / Fluvanna County , VA / 2023

Gomez is 5-10 with an athletic 160 pound frame that has some lower half strength present and plenty of projection left to it. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, breaks long before tightening up to a short free quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Drop and drive crossfire delivery, shoulders are uphill and closed, lands closed with a slight fall off finish and some recoil. Fastball was 82-84, with downward angle and some late armside run and a bit of depth at the end. Curveball was 74-76 with good armspeed and sharp hard 11/5 break to it. Change-up was 72-74 with good armspeed and heavy late fade to it.

 

 

Ethan Hamill RHP / OF / Thomas Dale, VA / 2022

Hamill is 6-3 with a lankier athletic 180 pound frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He throws from a three-quarters arm slot, breaks long before tightening up to a very short loose quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Shoulders are slightly uphill and closed, lands closed with an athletic finish. Fastball was 84-85, touching 86, with some downward angle and some late armside run. Curveball was 68-69 with good armspeed and gradual 10/4 break to it. Change-up was 76-81 with good armspeed and some late armside run to it. Slider was 72-73 with good armspeed and hard 10/4 break.

 

 

Josiah Harrison OF / RHP / Trinity Episcopal , VA / 2022

Harrison is 6-0 with a lankier athletic 170 pound frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, long free very quick arm action and higher effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are uphill and closed, lands closed with a hard fall off finish and some recoil. Fastball was 83-86, touching 87, with downward angle and some late armside run. Curveball was 71-73 with good armspeed and sharp 10/4 break to it. Change-up was 73-76 with good armspeed and some armside run to it.

 

 

Parker Hogge RHP / 3B / Patriot, VA / 2022

Hogge is 6-2 with an athletic 205 pound frame that has strength present and some projection left to it. He throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, very short free quick arm action and higher effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are downhill and closed, lands on line with a hard fall off finish and some recoil. Fastball was 85-87, touching 88, with heavy armside run that also has a bit of depth. Curveball was 72-77 with good armspeed and sharp hard 10/4 break to it. Change-up was 77-78 with good armspeed and heavy late fade.

 

 

Henry Hultquist RHP / OF / Gonzaga, VA / 2022

Hultquist is 6-2 with a lanky athletic 190 pound frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short loose very quick arm action and some effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are slightly uphill and closed, lands closed with an athletic finish and hard recoil. Fastball was 87-89, touching 90, with some downward plane and a bit of late armside run that gets some depth. Slider was 71-73 with some armspeed and late hard 10/4 break to it.

 

 

Darryl Husband SS / OF / Hanover , VA / 2023

Husband is 5-6 with an athletic 140 pound frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He throws from a very low three-quarters arm slot, shorter free arm action and some effort to his delivery. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders are uphill and closed, lands open with an athletic finish. Fastball was 75-78, touching 79, with hard armside run that also has a bit of depth to it. Curveball was 68-71 with good armspeed and gradual 11/5 break to it. Change-up was 73-75 with good armspeed and late fade. Splitter was 67-70 with good armspeed and sharp hard dive to it.