JR Ritchie

CLASS OF 2022

RHP
SS

JR
Ritchie

University of California-Los Angeles
Bainbridge Island (HS) • WA
6-2 • 185LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Sweets, Canes

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2022 National

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Pitching

Fastball

97
Velocity (max)
3/18/22
92 - 95
Velo Range
3/05/21
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Changeup

82 - 84
Velo Range
5/05/20
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Curveball

79 - 83
Velo Range
6/10/21
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Slider

81 - 85
Velo Range
3/18/22
-
Spin Rate (avg)

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Pitching Velos

2022
2021
2020
2019
Fastball
Velocity Max
97.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
92.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
82.0
Slider
Velocity Avg
83.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
96.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
92.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
81.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
81.0
Slider
Velocity Avg
80.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
93.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
90.8
Changeup
Velocity Avg
83.0
Slider
Velocity Avg
81.2
Fastball
Velocity Max
91.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
89.5
(3/18/22)
Mar 18, 2022
Pitching
97
Max FB
95 - 90
FB
81 - 83
CH
81 - 85
SL
National Program Invitational
Jun 10, 2021
Pitching
95
Max FB
89 - 94
FB
79 - 83
CB
81 - 84
CH
vs JSerra
Mar 5, 2021
Pitching
96
Max FB
92 - 95
FB
78 - 81
CH
79 - 81
SL
'20 Area Codes
Aug 9, 2020
Pitching
93
Max FB
91 - 93
FB
80 - 84
SL
TM Bullpen
May 5, 2020
Pitching
92
Max FB
88 - 91
FB
82 - 84
CH
79 - 82
SL
4/12/19
Apr 12, 2019
Pitching
91
Max FB
88 - 91
FB

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5/04/20

One of the premier talents in the '22 class, we had the chance to check out Ritchie get some work in during an early May bullpen as he and the rest of Washington patiently awaited news on whether or not the HS season would happen. Working with a controlled, deliberate effort, Ritchie continued to show the fluid actions and athleticism that we've grown accustomed to seeing from him. He uses a high, balance leg lift and gathers with some subtle flexion on his back leg. There's a bit of drop and drive from his back half but his shoulders stay level and he avoids creating too much tilt or angle with his upper half. Average stride length allows him to stay in his lower half and move easily through his core. At the same time, the shorter stride keeps him arm stroke tight and compact. The release is consistently on time at landing and he flashes exceptional hand speed through release. Ball comes out of hand with effortless life. His mechanical sequence and lead leg blocking help him stay balanced at finish and the backside fires through naturally. FB held an low effort 88-92 with consistent control. Stays behind the baseball & exhibits some command over control tendencies. The breaking ball has morphed into more of a true slider over time and when thrown at its best has the chance to be an above average offering. CH was a point of focus on this look. With his ability to control the FB, it seems like eventually the CH will develop into a consistent weapon and give him a viable 3-pitch mix. Expect Ritchie to stay at the top of our national rankings as he progresses while also attracting major interest from professional scouts

4/15/20

The 6-foot-2, 175 pound righty has twitchy actions, a clean arm, repeatable delivery and remains a high follow on the national level for the 2022 class. We’ve seen the FB up to 92 now with reports of him touching 93, 94. Also has flashed the ability to spin a tight breaking in the mid-70’s on the looks we’ve had. Currently ranked 19th overall in our updated 2022 national rankings

1/25/20

The #1 player in the state for the ‘22 class shows no signs of slowing down. Ritchie also currently ranks #16 overall nationally. Although we didn’t get the full JR Ritchie experience on this look, as he was mostly getting some work in, he did cut loose on a couple FB’s and touch 92, with some guns reading 93. There isn’t a whole lot to report on that hasn’t been said before. The 6-foot-2, 175 pound righty has twitchy actions, a clean arm, repeatable delivery and remains a high follow for the 2022 class. 

9/18/19

Athletic frame at 6-foot-2, 170 pounds with quick-twitch actions on the diamond. Simple delivery with short stride & aggressive finish out front at release. FB has been as high as 91 while ranging mostly 86-89. CB has 11/5 shape with depth in the mid-70's. Also a very capable defender at SS. Low mileage arm with significant potential left to tap into

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