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CLASS OF 2016

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Tyler
Baum

North Carolina
West Orange (HS) • FL
6-3 • 180LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Orlando Scorpions

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2019
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5/10/16- North Carolina commit who stands at 6-foot-2, 175 pounds with a wiry, lanky, athletic, loose, and projectable frame. He is ranked 7th in Florida and 19th overall. The momentum he generates with his lower half and his quick, high ¾ arm action allows him to consistently sit at 88-92 mph for multiple innings. He has also been up to 94-95 mph in the past. He also possesses one of the better curveballs in the class that has good depth, is sharp, and breaks two planes at 72-76 mph. 5 IP, 0 runs, and 10 Ks against University HS in their regional final game. His velocity will increase with strength and maturity.

3/16/16 - North Carolina recruit. 6-foot-2, 175 pound right hander with a loose lean athletic projectable body. Loose quick arm at a ¾ to high ¾ arm slot. Fast ball was 89-94 mph with occasional late sink and run. Arm slot fluctuated. Fast ball straightened out when high ¾ arm slot. Fast ball had more life when ¾ arm slot. At ¾ arm slot, delivery got more rotational and yanked ball glove side. Curve ball was a downer with depth and usually threw it from a higher arm slot at 73-77 mph. Occasionally got under it. Was mostly average. Change up was 78-79 mph and flashed average. Occasionally slowed down to throw it. Has the same fast ball life. Will improve with reps. Struggled to repeat and command the fast ball. Worked deep in counts. 2 inn, 4runs (1 earned), 2 hits, 1 K, 4 BB. Has the stuff and competitiveness to still be a good 2016 draft.

2/12/16 - North Carolina recruit. 6-foot-1, 170 pound right hander with a loose lean athletic projectable body. Loose quick easy working arm at a ¾ to high ¾ arm slot. Takes ball out past hip and lands across his body. Backside comes through late. Front side occasionally pulls off line. Fastball has life down in the zone but flattens out up in the zone at 89-93 mph. Curveball was a ¾ breaker with occasional depth at 74-75 mph. He occasionally casts it up and out of his hand. It was mostly an average pitch. The changeup was 81-82 mph. It was good when he showed good arm speed but would occasionally slow down and guide it. His stuff wasn’t as crisp as I’ve seen in the past, but it was still good and he’s a competitor and will only improve as the season goes on. Could be a good 2016 draft.

6/20/15 - North Carolina commit. 6-foot, 165 pound right hander with a lean athletic projectable body on a medium sized frame. Loose live arm at a high ¾ slot. Fluid delivery. Works fast. Aggressive. Throws strikes. Fast ball is 88-92 mph with good life. Curve ball 76-79 mph with ¾ rotation. Breaks 2 planes and flashes ML average. Change up is 83-84 mph and has some feel.

2/24/15 - North Carolina commit. 6-foot, 160 pound right hander who was his usual self. Fastball was 87-90 mph with plus life. Curve ball was 72-74 mph and at times was a plus pitch. Pitched well enough to win but came up short. Is a bit inconsistent out front and ball occasionally gets away from him. Reached back at times when he needed to and showed some competitiveness. One of the more talented arms in his class.

2/20/15 - North Carolina commit. 6-foot, 165 pound right hander with a loose lean projectable body on a smaller frame. Loose easy working arm at a ¾ slot. Fastball has good arm side life with some sink down in zone, and a tough angle against right handed hitters at 86-88 mph. Delivery is fluid but backside doesn’t get through. Takes ball out past hip and lands across body. A bit of  a crossfire delivery. Should be more velocity in there. Curve ball had good rotation with a ¾ break at 72-73 mph. Avg ML pitch. Changeup was kind of a 2 seam fast ball at 81-84 mph. Slowed down a bit to throw it but it had good fade to it.

1/10/15 Scorpions tryout - Skinny, loose, athletic frame with good physical projection. His fastball bumps 91, but mostly 86-90 with short tailing life from a loose H¾ slot, but there`s more there. Tight, late action curveball and feel for a sinking/fading change. He was around the plate with all three pitches in short 1 inning stint. Still a young kid with lots of room to fill out and get stronger. Shows arm strength and the ability to spin breaking ball. He should be one of the better right handed pitchers coming out of Florida in 2016. Could become a 2016 draft.

4/26/19: Baum battled to work 5 innings, throwing 80 pitches in a no-decision. An athletic frame at 6-foot-3, 180 pounds, there is room to continue to add strength. Long levers add to the athleticism in the delivery, lifting the knee to the chest with a slight coil at the top of the kick. Long arm action, slightly wrapped behind the body, is clean and very quick to a high-3/4 slot. Lands on his line, with a slightly closed foot position at foot-strike. The fastball ranged 88-93, sitting 91-93. Fought to find a rhythm with the fastball but leaned on it when he needed a big pitch. The breaking ball was erratic with several arm side misses. Ranging 76-80, not many landed in the zone, allowing UVA to all but eliminate the pitch. When in the zone, it flashes hard, downer action with a slight hump out of the hand. The change-up ranged 75-83, thrown with a stiff wrist and decelerated hand. Without his best stuff, Baum left with UNC still in the game, having given up 4 runs on 6 hits and 1 walk, while recording 4 strikeouts. (B Hall)

8/15/18Super athletic, loose armed righty with a fluid delivery. Intentionally varied slot from a low to a high three-quarters release point. Fastball had good armside life at 86-90 mph, especially at lower release points. Big downer curveball with depth 73-77 mph. CB had shape, velocity and control yet hitters saw it well and put it in play for hard contact or were able to foul it off to get to the next pitch. Slowed his arm at times on a fading 76-81 changeup. Overall, marginal stuff on this look, but got outs while finding some barrels. Not nearly the same stuff from a look on March 10 Scouting Trail- Week 4 where he had many qualities of a top round pick, including a fastball up to 94 mph. Made just two starts in the Cape this summer, throwing 12 innings, allowing 13 hits and just one run for a 0.75 ERA. (Seifert)

3/14/18: Super athletic 6’1/175 RHP with a loose, quick arm and a fastball that touches 94 mph. Throws easy and downhill from a H¾ slot. Looks like he’s just playing an easy game of catch when pitching. Mixes in a big league caliber curveball with good depth at 77-80 mph and a fading changeup with good finish. He has not lost a game to date in college (9-0). Expect him to be an early round pick in 2019. (Seifert)

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