Bobby Pennington
Bobby Pennington

CLASS OF 2014

RHP
OF

Bobby
Pennington

Murray State
Maine South (HS) • IL
6-4 • 195LBS • R/R

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10/113/13 - 6-foot-4, 195-pounder features an athletic frame with extremely wide shoulders and long arms – a prototypical pitcher’s frame with plenty more room for physical development. Pennington profiled as the best arm at the event. His fastball sat 86-87 mph, touching 88 twice. He works from a high-3/4 slot with an athletic arm action. His curveball showed significant improvement since the last time we saw him at the Preseason All-State Showcase last February. His 71-72 mph curveball flashed tight, late 12/6 break at times, while his changeup consistently registered at 76-77 mph with above-average arm action.
6/4/13 - Big frame, right-handed pitcher, 6-foot-3, 200-pounds. Works from a high ¾ arm slot. Fastball sat in the mid 80’s. Flashed a curveball at 75 mph with bite on a 12/6 plane. 

2/17/13 - Athletic frame, strong build, wide shoulders, long arms, 6-foot-3, 188-pound right handed pitcher. Delivery shows regular effort, some rhythm. Arm works from a high ¾ arm slot, quick arm. Fastball flashes late life, some boring action, showed control of the zone, 85-86 mph, touched 87 mph. Curveball flashed sharp bite, 12/6 action, thrown for strikes, keeps near the bottom of the zone, 67-71 mph. Changeup has feel, fading action, thrown with similar arm speed to fastball, shows command of the arm side of the plate.
10/7/12 - Pennington possesses a prototypical pitchers frame at 6-foot-3, 175-pounds. Pennington showed a good late moving fastball at 83-85 mph while flashing 86. His fastball showed late sharp arm side run when it was down. Pennington showcased an excellent curveball, at 67-68 mph it featured late sharp break, working on an 11/5 plane. Also possessing the ability to command the zone with it, this is the best we’ve seen Pennington’s curveball. His change up also showed action in the zone, throwing it with good arm speed and exhibiting arm side run.
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