Reid Detmers
Reid Detmers
Reid Detmers
Reid Detmers
Reid Detmers

CLASS OF 2017

LHP

Reid
Detmers

Louisville
Glenwood (HS) • IL
6-1 • 210LBS • L/L
Travel Team: Decatur Commodores

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2020
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2017 DRAFT Braves ROUND 32

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6.14.17 - Drafted in the 32nd round by the Atlanta Braves. 

3.16.17 - Louisville commit. Currently ranked No. 41 in the PBR Overall Ranks. First start of the year for Detmers in front of over 20 MLB scouts on a frigid night. Detmers works from a high ¾ arm angle with a long, quick arm action. Tall and fall delivery working in line with home plate. Good tempo and balance throughout. Advanced pitchability with feel for three pitches. Fastball worked 89-91 mph early in the outing, settled in at 87-89 mph. Curveball his is best secondary offering, worked 73-75 mph with 12-6 shape and sharp breaking action. Changeup has swing and miss potential with fading action at 80-81 mph. Showed dominating stuff striking out 11 in four innings of work. Stock continues to trend upwards this spring.

Super 60 2017 - Louisville recruit. 6-foot-1, 200-pound left-handed pitcher, well-proportioned frame and strength; looks noticeably stronger since last look. Further solidified his status as one of the premier left-handed pitching prospects in the Midwest, if not the country, after his near spotless bullpen at the Super 60. Showcased advanced three-pitch arsenal, strike-pumper with all three, true starter profile at the next level. Compact, low-effort delivery, repeats well, maintains rhythm and balance throughout. Works from a high-3/4 slot, long draw out of the glove, hides well, short release out of a small window. Fastball sat 89-90 with significant arm-side run. Curveball is a plus offering, tight spin, late break, excellent depth, throws it with confidence at 73-75. Also demonstrated advanced feel for changeup, showing arm-side run and occasional sink at 77-78 mph. Throws all three pitches out of the same window with similar arm speeds. Overall, Detmers was the most impressive left-handed pitching prospect at the Super 60. 

Committed to Louisville in August, 2015, shortly after his dominant performance at the PBR Future Games.

Future Games 2015 - Wide shouldered, strong 6-foot-1, 185-pound was the most impressive left-handed pitcher on the Illinois staff at the PBR Future Games. Detmers went 86-88 mph with his fastball and showed an, at times sharp, 70-72 mph curveball. Detmers is still a little raw in his delivery which makes him even more intriguing as a prospect. Flat out pounded the zone with all of his pitches. His fastball features late life, resulting in tardy swings time and time again. To make matters worse for hitters he flashed plus feel for his curveball, throwing it for strikes any time he wanted too. Put on an absolute show at the Future Games, striking out six of the seven batters he faced. The one batter lucky enough to put a ball in play, hit a weak comebacker to the mound. Also features a change-up at 74 mph.

2020 DRAFT:�The son of ex-Major League pitcher Kris Detmers, Reid is a strong, mature bodied 6-foot-1, 210-pound lefty with a high-spinning (2600-2700 rpm) 72-75 mph curveball as his best pitch. It's a plus freezer with good depth. On any given day his fastball ranges from 88-94 mph, mostly 89-92, with some tail and a spin rate of 2100-2300 rpm. He also keeps his above average sinking changeup down in the zone against right-handed hitters at 79-81 mph (1700 spin rate) and mixes in a fringe average 77-78 mph slurve (2360-2490 rpm) to left-handed hitters. With command of all four pitches his game-to-game consistency is what sets him apart. During his last start of the 2020 season against Wake Forest, Detmers was lights out, punching out 15 in six shutout innings. He thrives by releasing his fastball and curveball from an identical point. His plus curveball is a big buckler with good deception. When he doesn't finish a hitter by going over his bat with a fastball at the letters or under the bat with a breaker, he can also spot his heater at the knees. With 48 strikeouts against six walks in 22 IP this spring, Detmers doesn't just control the baseball, he commands it. He ranks second in our Zone Control analytics amongst all college pitchers from 2019-2020. He does have effort in his delivery with a head snap, but he uses his lower half really well, throwing against a firm front side and overcomes the effort to throw the ball where he wants; plus to plus-plus command on a pro scale. Overall, the industry consensus is that he's a high floor, lower risk prospect. When combining his physical abilities and elite statistical analytics with his poise, competitiveness and feel, one could justify that he fits comfortably into a mid-rotation role at the Major League level. He's also the type who should hit the ground running in pro ball and move quickly through the minor leagues. Detmers is a slam dunk first rounder and likely to be selected in the top 10 overall picks.

3/9/20:�The sunrise and sunset each day might be the only thing more consistent than a Reid Detmers start. Against Wake Forest in the ACC Opener for both clubs with mid-40 temps and plenty of wind to cool things down even more, Detmers was lights out, punching out 15 in six shutout innings. Without the sexiest of spin rates on his 90-92 mph FB (2100-2230 rpm), he thrives by releasing his fastball and curveball from an identical point.�His 72-74 mph plus curveball is a big buckler with good, but not elite, spin rates in the 2600s. If he doesn’t finish a hitter by going over his bat with a fastball at the letters or under the bat with a breaker, he can also spot his heater at the knees, and to both sides of the plate. Detmers does all of this so well and so often, there isn’t much time to show-off his other offerings which include an average 77-78 mph slurve (2360-2490 rpm) to left-handed hitters and an above-average 80-81 mph changeup to righties. With 48 strikeouts against six walks in 22 IP so far this spring, Detmers doesn’t just control the baseball, he commands it. He does have effort in his delivery with a head snap, but he uses his lower half really well, throwing against a firm front side and obviously overcomes the effort to throw the ball where he wants to; plus to plus-plus command on a pro scale. Overall, the industry consensus is that he’s a high floor, lower risk prospect. When combining his physical abilities and elite statistical analytics with his poise, competitiveness and feel, one could justify that he fits comfortably into a mid-rotation role at the Major League level. With continued good health Detmers is a slam dunk first round and top half of the 1st round pick. He’s also one who should hit the ground running in pro ball and move quickly through the minor leagues, likely making his full season debut at Double-A in 2021.

2/14/20: Detmers, one of the nation’s top pitching prospects, turned in a strong debut on Friday night during opening weekend at Ole Miss. After stranding runners at second and third with three straight strikeouts in the first inning, Detmers struck out the side in the second, en route to nine punchouts over five innings of one-run, three-hit ball. On a cold night in February, Detmers didn’t show the 94 mph heat he has flashed in the fall and early spring, but he did a good job elevating his 89-92 heater with riding life up in the zone and changing eye levels with his signature big downer curve at 71-76. He mixed in a few changeups as well, but his 78-79 slider — call it a hard slurve with good lateral break — was particularly effective. A big, durable workhorse with a high three-quarters delivery, Detmers competes hard, and his fastball jumps on hitters. He presents a similar look and repertoire as former Louisville star Brendan McKay, the No. 4 overall pick in 2017. (Fitt)

6/30/19:�Pitched like an artist on the bump with three scoreless innings during his CNT trials debut.�Setup on the third base side of the rubber, landed with good balance and in good direction to the plate. Throws with effort and a head jerk, yet overcomes for above average command on all pitches.�Painted the corners and tied up RHHs inside with his 89-93 mph four-seam fastball as well as any amateur lefty I’ve recently seen. His two-seamer had good sink to his armside and overall his fastball played up from the velocity he showed largely due to his breaking ball.� During Louisville’s CWS opener against Vanderbilt, his curveball was inconsistent as he was on the side of the baseball, but on this look stayed on top and repeated an above average-to-plus curveball with good depth and bite at 72-74 mph. The swing/miss pitch also had good deception, coming out of the same window as his fastball. Detmers also flashed an average slider at 82 mph to a LHH with two strikes and a near average changeup at 79 mph to both sides of the plate. He is a fly ball pitcher and benefits when pitching in a big yard. Overall, he possesses the size (6-foot-2, 210 pounds), stuff, command and performance (13-4, 2.78 ERA, 113 IP, 71 H, 33 BB, 167 SO, .177 OBA in 2019) to be selected in the first round next June. (Seifert)

8/5/18:�Son of ex-ML pitcher Kris Detmers, Reid a strong, matured bodied 6’1/210 lefty a high-spinning (2600-2700 rpm) 72-75 mph curveball as his best pitch. It’s an above average freezer when it’s on. Fastball ranged from 86-92 mph, mostly 88-89, with some tail and a spin rate of 2100-2300 rpm. Kept his changeup down in the zone with sink at 78-81 mph (1700 spin rate). Showed good feel and arm speed. Having a history with Detmers since high school, his start against Y-D on July 11 was the most efficient I’ve seen and his one-inning relief stint in the All-Star game was his most dominant. Was named the East Division All-Star MVP for his effort. In his start he pitched to contact while moving the fastball to each corner and mixing in his secondary offerings. As a reliever he attacked and dominated, setting down the lineup in order on eight pitches while punching out two. (Seifert)

3-14-2018:�Another freshman lefty,�Reid Detmers,�touched 90 mph with his fastball, pitched at 87-89. He flashed his trademark, above average curveball at 72-73 mph, but most were below average. Slowed his arm on a 81-82 mph changeup. (Seifert)

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