Ricky West
Ricky West
Ricky West

CLASS OF 2015

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Ricky
West

Olney Central JC
Jeffersontown (HS) • KY
5-10 • 202LBS • R/R

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12/14/14 - 5-foot-10, 202-pound prospect, uses long arm action through a high-3/4 slot, uses strong lower half well, arm shows quickness, some effort in delivery, fastball mostly straight at 86-87 mph, touched 90 on last pitch of bullpen session, 70-74 mph curveball shows sharp 11/5 action, shows feel for 73-76 mph changeup, also flashed a 72-75 mph knuckleball that showed late movement, velocity was the best he has shown to date, one of the top arms left on the board in 2015 class. As a position player, right-handed hitter hits from a slightly open stance, short stride squares front side, maintains good balance, use of strong lower half generates bat speed through the zone, shows line drive ability with some pull-side power, recorded his best exit velocity to date at 91 mph, posted 4.67 home to first base time.  Defensively, plays through the ball well with athletic actions and clean exchange, arm is loose and reached a top velocity of 82 mph.
8/16/14 - 5-foot-10, 193-pound prospect, strong build, posted a 4.69 home to first base time and 88 mph tee exit velocity.  Right-handed hitter, balanced stance, short stride, hands start high, maintains good balance, strong lower half, shows some power to the pull side, went 1-for-3 in game play with a single to left.  Defensively showed athletic outfield actions, plays through the baseball well, loose arm, 82 mph arm strength with some accurate throws to the bag. As a pitcher, uses long and loose arm action, high ¾ slot, quick arm, regular effort in delivery, lower half stays online, fastball sat 83-85 from windup, touched 86, 82-83 from stretch, fastball showed occasional slight arm-side run, 68-70 mph curveball with sharp 11/5 action, 70 mph changeup with some fade, allowed three hits, three walks, and struck out three in two innings of work.
8/25/13 - 5-foot-10, 191-pound prospect with strong build, shows athletic outfield actions and plays through the ball well, 83 mph arm strength from the outfield with carry.   At the plate, hits from a balanced setup, good balance, uses strong lower half to generate quick bat speed, gap to gap approach with occasional pull power, flashed bat speed with 89 mph tee exit velocity, went 2-for-5 in game play with a single and a double down the left field line.  On the mound, uses long arm action through a high ¾ arm slot, repeatable mechanics, quick arm, fastball sat 82-83 mph touching 84 with occasional arm-side run, curveball showed sharp 11/5 action at 67-72 mph, struggled with command early but settled in and pounded the zone later in outing.

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