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2013 College Baseball Notes: Volume 2

Written By on 25th February, 2013

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It’s starting to feel like baseball season! Not outside of course where western Pennsylvania is still dealing with sub-freezing temperatures — and will be for the foreseeable future — but my mind state has made the transition to 2013. I’m ready for some live baseball, but until then, we have college notes!

Important Note: I must stress that these notes are€” in most cases€” based on only one game of data. A player is not at his best every time out, and we need multiple viewings before we get a clear picture of the player.

Previous Volumes:

Player: Cary Baxter
College: University of Alabama
Position: First Base
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
6′-3″ / 200 lbs
Class: Sophomore
Draft Year:
2014
Games:

  • 2/19 vs. Southern Miss

Notes:

  1. Tall, thin frame; some broadness in shoulders
  2. Smooth, fluid swing; fairly compact to ball and good extension through
  3. Good bat speed; quick bat
  4. Showed ability to work the count at the beginning of ABs and battle back into favorable counts after getting down in them
  5. Made hard contact in at-bats where he didn’t BB/HBP – lined out to center in first; let ball travel and put good two handed swing on outside fastball for fly out to deep right field

Player: Ray Castillo
College: University of Alabama
Position: Relief Pitcher
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
6′-0″ / 180 lbs
Class: Freshman
Draft Year:
2015
Games:

  • 2/19 vs. Southern Miss

Notes:

  1. Average height; high waist; thin thighs; somewhat filled out upper half with moderate projection
  2. Delivery lacks fluidity, doesn’t utilize lower half much, wasted energy
  3. Very fast arm makes up for delivery; arm action is ugly
  4. High 3/4 to overhand arm slot; good downward plane
  5. Fastball comes out of his hand well with some nice running action
  6. 12-6 curve ball with pretty good depth
  7. Lacks ideal sharpness; burying in the dirt but no one is chasing
  8. Works more as a ground ball pitch in the zone than a bat missing one
  9. Change has some sinking action
  10. Command is lacking; control comes and goes
  11. Some release point issues? Will miss badly with the fastball sailing on him; other times he will hit the glove

RayCastillo (2-1)
Player: Austin Davidson
College: Pepperdine University
Position: Third Base
Bats/Throws: L/R
Height/Weight: 5′-11″ / 190 lbs
Class: Sophomore
Draft Year: 2014
Games:

  • 2/22 at Texas A&M

Notes:

  1. Average height; thin waist; athletic build with moderate room to add to frame
  2. Patient approach at the plate; took pitches consistently to start the game; took borderline pitches
  3. Put a quick, short swing on inside fastball for foul; kept hands inside ball and show pretty good bat speed
  4. Waits on a changeup up in the zone and put a compact, flat swing to line into left-center field for a single
  5. Twice was called out on borderline inside fastballs that ran back over inner corner;
  6. Moved well to his left to field a well hit ground ball

AustinDavidson (2-2)
Player: JD Davis
College: California State University, Fullerton
Position: Relief Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R
Height/Weight: 6′-3″ / 215 lbs
Class: Sophomore
Draft Year: 2014
Games:

  • 2/23 at TCU

Notes:

  1. Good height; fairly well filled out; not much projection remaining
  2. Delivery lacks fluidity; mechanical; high 3/4 arm slot
  3. Full arm circle but slows down a bit as he reaches his apex before firing through
  4. Fastball comes out of hand well, featuring a touch of sink
  5. Steep downward plane when working low in the zone
  6. Hard downer curve ball with late 11-5 break
  7. Tight spin and hard downward break; used primarily as a chase pitch
  8. Lacked command of stuff; around the plate enough to allow stuff to work
  9. Attacked hitters which helped minimize command issues

JDDavis (2-1)
Player: Riley Ferrell
College: Texas Christian University
Position: Relief Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R
Height/Weight: 6′-1″ / 200 lbs
Class: Freshman
Draft Year: 2015
Games:

  • 2/23 vs. Cal State Fullerton

Notes:

  1. Good height; well filled out and phsyical; not much projection
  2. Some violence in his delivery with a long stride and hard leg whip
  3. Delivery looks less stressful out of the windup than stretch
  4. Short arm circle; arm action looks clean; high 3/4 arm slot
  5. Fastball comes out of his hand well; big pitch with some late sinking action, some moderate run
  6. Good downward plane with lively action
  7. 91, 94, 96, 95 (via announcers)
  8. 11-5 curve ball lacks consistency; sharpness varies, most are more change of pace pitches than true weapons
  9. When thrown well, curve has tight arcing break and steep late break; struck out Chapman with one thrown very well in zone
  10. Doesn’t always finish the curve ball; left up and out of the zone a number of times
  11. Riding the fastball and challenging hitters; control is pretty good
  12. Grand slam via a 3-2 fastball grooved down the middle of the plate, thigh high

RileyFerrell (2-2)
Player: Scott Frazier
College: Pepperdine University
Position: Starting Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R
Height/Weight: 6′-7″ / 230 lbs
Class: Junior
Draft Year: 2013
Games:

  • 2/22 at Texas A&M

Notes:

  1. Very tall; well filled out, muscular frame; strong shoulders
  2. Strong, well developed lower half; body to eat up innings
  3. Deliberate hand break where he seems to lift the ball out of glove with hooked wrist
  4. Reaches back with his arm in delivery; does not have great fluidity
  5. High 3/4 arm slot; full bodied follow-through; some effort involved
  6. Very big fastball with steep downward plane
  7. Fastball jumps out of his hand and gets to plate quickly; can be blown past hitters
  8. Fastball remained a weapon throughout the start showing late explosion and run
  9. 11-5 curve ball thrown with power and tight spin; good late depth & sharpness
  10. Consistent shape, fairly continuous break with clear apex
  11. Works very well as a chase pitch and can be thrown in the zone effectively
  12. Straight change thrown with pretty good arm speed; features some slight fading & dropping action
  13. Fairly consistent action; third pitch in arsenal but fooled hitters with pitch regularly
  14. Hitters are often out in front of change; swing and miss ability; struck out Alleman with three consecutive change ups
  15. Command is below-average; does a good job pounding the lower half of the zone with his fastball
  16. Got behind hitters frequently in the first couple of innings; control was erratic, including a wild pitch and a hit-by-pitch
  17. Control improved in the third inning and he started to do a better job attacking the hitters
  18. Showing the ability to throw all pitches for strikes; curve ball seems to be his pitch that he commands best
  19. Slow pick off move; not much of a threat to pick runner off; not particularly quick to the plate

ScottFrazier (2-1)
Player: Justin Garza
College: California State University, Fullerton
Position: Starting Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R
Height/Weight: 5′-11″ / 160 lbs
Class: Freshman
Draft Year: 2015
Games:

  • 2/23 at TCU

Notes:

  1. Tick below-average height; thin and athletic; some projection in frame
  2. Big windup with long stride; fairly clean, compact arm action; fast arm
  3. Relatively easy delivery; uses entire body; high 3/4 arm slot
  4. Fastball has good velocity and some life, especially down in the zone; 93 in the first, 91 in the fifth (via announcers)
  5. Gets good downward plane when kept down; induced a number of ground balls
  6. Change up has late sinking action and a touch of fade; nice late drop
  7. Consistent action on the change up and generated swings and misses with the offering in and out of zone
  8. 10-4 breaking ball with sharp late break; 84 in the fourth inning (via announcer)
  9. Delivered on a fairly flat plane with late diagonal break; good sharpness; tight; moderate depth
  10. Aggressively attacked hitters; mixed pitches well
  11. Showed good command throughout the game, painting corners at times and generally staying away from solid contact
  12. Got quick outs and was very efficient through 7 innings (69 pitches via announcers); a lot of strikes and quick at bats
  13. Solid contact started to appear in his 8th inning of work

JustinGarza (2-2)
Player: Mitch Greer
College: University of Alabama
Position: Relief Pitcher
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
6′-2″ / 230 lbs
Class: Freshman
Draft Year:
2015
Games:

  • 2/19 vs. Southern Miss

Notes:

  1. Good height; rotund, soft body
  2. Minimalist delivery, picks up arm and fires through
  3. High 3/4, bordering on overhand delivery; fairly fast arm
  4. Fastball has good velocity and downward plane; can be overpowering
  5. Fastball has a touch of arm side run but look mostly straight
  6. 11-5 curve ball with good depth
  7. Breaking ball is not sharp, a bit loopy; serves as a change of pace from fastball
  8. Attacked hitter pretty well; called third strike on CB outside corner
  9. Started 8th inning by attacking hitters again, but lost strike zone after first out and was replaced

MitchGreer (2-1)
Player: Taylor Guilbeau
College: University of Alabama
Position: Starting Pitcher
Bats/Throws: L/L
Height/Weight: 6′-4″ / 180 lbs
Class: Sophomore
Draft Year: 2014
Games:

  • 2/19 vs. Southern Miss

Notes:

  1. Tall, very thin; thin waist/thighs; immature, projectable body
  2. 3/4 to low 3/4 arm slot; low effort delivery; very controlled follow through
  3. Varies leg kick, typically leaves knee extended, outstretched towards first base
  4. Out of the stretch he varies his timing to the plate and his leg lift; will occasionally bend his knee in a more conventional fashion
  5. Average fastball with a touch of sink
  6. Fastball is not a weapon but works adequately setting up his offspeed
  7. Generally keeps fastball down in the zone and generates ground ball contact
  8. 2-8 slurvy breaking ball,; decent sharpness; fairly tight with moderate depth
  9. Break is relatively late and can generate swings and misses
  10. Changeup has good sink and fade
  11. Nice action on the change; fairly consistent; swing and miss properties
  12. Attacked hitters and showed good command of his three pitches
  13. Showed confidence in all of his pitches and mixed them effectively
  14. Worked very quickly and mowed through Southern Miss lineup
  15. Very deceptive pick off move facilitated by delivery; picked off Isaac Rodriguez in third inning
  16. Batted down a ground ball back up the middle, ran it down, and made very strong throw to get the runner at first

TaylorGuilbeau (2-5)
Player: Keaton Haack
College: University of Alabama
Position: Relief Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R
Height/Weight: 6′-5″ / 210 lbs
Class: Freshman
Draft Year: 2015
Games:

  • 2/19 vs. Southern Miss

Notes:

  1. Good height; lean athletic frame; Some lankiness and projection
  2. Delivery features a nice full arm circle; high 3/4 arm slot; loose arm action
  3. Fastball has nice late life on a downward plane
  4. Capable of generating swing and misses with his fastball
  5. 12-6 curve ball features good depth; break looks fairly steady
  6. Curve ball lacked ideal sharpness in this outing
  7. Changeup has good late downward action; got big swing and miss on it as hitter was fooled badly
  8. Around the zone in his brief relief appearance

KeatonHaack (2-1)
Player: Justin Kamplain
College: University of Alabama
Position: Relief Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/L
Height/Weight: 6′-0″ / 170 lbs
Class: Sophomore
Draft Year: 2014
Games:

  • 2/19 vs. Southern Miss

Notes:

  1. Average height; thin but fairly well filled out frame; not much projection
  2. Uses entire body in delivery; 3/4 arm slot
  3. Fastball is average; fairly straight
  4. Gets good angle to the plate with his fastball via his arm slot
  5. Breaking ball has 2-8 break with decent power; slurvy
  6. Break is somewhat late; breaking out of the zone and not getting too many chasers
  7. Breaking ball works fairly well in zone
  8. Release point seems to be wandering; missing with curve ball low and fastball high
  9. Control was below-average in this look; getting behind in counts consistently and batting in every at-bat
  10. Suddenly discovered the release point with his curve ball with USM threatening to tie the game; rode the pitch to close it out

JustinKamplain (2-2)
Player: Michael Lorenzen
College: California State University, Fullerton
Position: Center Field
Bats/Throws: R/R
Height/Weight: 6′-3″ / 200 lbs
Class: Junior
Draft Year: 2013
Games:

  • 2/23 at TCU

Notes:

  1. Tall, high waist; good athleticism
  2. Seems to have filled out his frame since my last look; more present strength
  3. Showed patience at the plate, taking the first pitch in every at bat, often working deep counts before swinging
  4. Dives into the pitch and shows good bat speed
  5. Made solid contact all game:
    1. Grounded sharply to the short stop in the hole for a fielders choice (where everyone was safe)
    2. Put a good swing on an inside fastball to lineout to right-center field
    3. Lined an inside fastball into left field for a double

Comment: Lorenzen has not always performed up to his tools in the past, but he was impressive on Saturday. If everything is indeed coming together, he could move into the top half of the first round.

MichaelLorenzen (2-2)
Player: Kyle Martin
College: Texas A&M University
Position: Starting Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R
Height/Weight: 6′-7″ / 220 lbs
Class: Junior
Draft Year: 2013
Games:

  • 2/22 vs. Pepperdine

Notes:

  1. Very tall; wide, rounded shoulders; developed lower half; big, strong frame
  2. Quick, smooth delivery out of stretch; clean hand break
  3. Fastball delivered on a steep downward plane with some sink and running action
  4. Nice running life at times on fastball; others show more sink; hard to square low in the zone
  5. Solid offering overall; not overpowering but generates easy outs; is adept at running fastball back over plate for called strikes
  6. Change up has hard late drop; good action and deception
  7. Hard splitter type of movement; capable of generating swings and misses
  8. Firm 11-5 curve ball; fairly tight with moderate depth
  9. Inconsistent offering; some show good sharpness and hard downer break while others look mediocre
  10. Tendency to pull the curve ball into the left-handed batters box
  11. Short 10-4 slider; not much depth but decently late break glove side break
  12. Only threw slider a couple of times
  13. Shows good command of fastball; locates particularly well to the glove side corner of the zone
  14. Control of the curve ball is erratic
  15. Aggressively attacked hitters; got first pitch strikes on about 80% of the batters; efficient outing for the most part
  16. Gets off of the mound quickly and field position well; made nice one handed grab on soft ground ball to his right and makes play at first

KyleMartin (2-1)
Player: Ben Moore
College: University of Alabama
Position: Right Field
Bats/Throws: R/R
Height/Weight: 6′-0″ / 200 lbs
Class: Sophomore
Draft Year: 2014
Games:

  • 2/19 vs. Southern Miss

Notes:

  1. Tall & lean; high waist; athletic build
  2. Looks like a baseball player
  3. Compact swing; contact oriented but not slappy; short to the ball with good leverage
  4. Bat speed varied; looked average at times but finished game with a more fluid swing that looked much better to fly out to CF on low fastball
  5. Looked to take pitches early in the count
  6. Overran a ball in the right field corner for an error

BenMoore (2-1)
Player: Preston Morrison
College: Texas Christian University
Position: Starting Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R
Height/Weight: 6′-2″ / 185 lbs
Class: Sophomore
Draft Year: 2014
Games:

  • 2/23 vs. Cal State Fullerton

Notes:

  1. Tall and thin; some room to add to frame
  2. Low 3/4 arm slot, bordering on side arm; slinging arm action
  3. Cross fire delivery that seems upper body heavy
  4. Fastball lacks velocity but delivery produces significant arm side run and sink
  5. Fastball sat 81-84 (via announcers)
  6. Amount of movement makes the pitch difficult to square
  7. Change up with heavy sink and some fade
  8. Change has nice late movement
  9. Slow slider with 10-4 movement; break is soft but late
  10. Frisbee type of break on slider; 74 in the fifth, 72 in the sixth (via announcers)
  11. All pitches show significant movement but all lack ideal sharpness
  12. Started the game having difficulty controlling/commanding his stuff; hit two batters and stuff was vulnerable to hard contact
  13. Showed much better command of stuff by the 2nd inning which continued to improve throughout the rest of the game
  14. Mixes pitches very well; thrives by changing speeds and using movement to get hitters to chase out of the zone
  15. Consistently had hitters fooled; very good pitchability

PrestonMorrison (2-1)
Player: Mason Robbins
College: University of Southern Mississippi
Position: Right Field
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Height/Weight:
6′-2″ / 215 lbs
Class: Sophomore
Draft Year:
2014
Games:

  • 2/19 at Alabama

Notes:

  1. Good height, wide shoulders; thick lower half
  2. Looks slimmer when viewed in profile than he does face-on
  3. Longer swing with good bat speed and leverage
  4. Quick to the ball despite length
  5. Difficulty at the plate in this game; swung through a couple change ups; rolled over a curve ball; watched a called third strike
  6. Did show patience and drew a 6 pitch walk
  7. Hit a towering fly ball to right field on a pitch up in the zone that he got under a bit
  8. Worried about the wall in right field and had fly ball hit off of his glove

MasonRobbins (2-2)
Player: Bradley Roney
College: University of Southern Mississippi
Position: Third Base
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
6′-1″ / 190 lbs
Class: Sophomore
Draft Year:
2014
Games:

  • 2/19 at Alabama

Notes:

  1. Good height, wide frame; athletic; room to add muscle and fill out
  2. Takes aggressive swings with excellent bat speed; dives into pitches
  3. Takes pitches and works the count fairly well
  4. Swung through a change up; worked to a full count; put a great swing on a fastball to line down third base line for double
  5. Made good contact most of the day
  6. Excellent arm strength at third base; on two occasions he just let it fly; sailed on him slightly but still easily catachable by first baseman.

BradRoney (2-1)
Player: Mikey White
College: University of Alabama
Position: Short Stop
Bats/Throws: R/R
Height/Weight: 6′-1″ / 190 lbs
Class: Freshman
Draft Year: 2015
Games:

  • 2/19 vs. Southern Miss

Notes:

  1. Average height; thin athlete
  2. Quick bat with good bat speed and extension through the ball
  3. Hit-by-pitch in second at bat; showed off speed by going first to home on a double down left field line
  4. Pitch recognition looks advanced for age – waited on a curve ball and drove ball into left field for a single
  5. Swing look a little long as he swung through a fastball up in the zone

MaxWhite (2-1)
Player: Jake Winston
College: University of Southern Mississippi
Position: Starting Pitcher
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Height/Weight:
6′-2″ / 180 lbs
Class: Freshman
Draft Year:
2015
Games:

  • 2/19 at Alabama

Notes:

  1. Good height; thin with some wideness in frame; moderately filled out and a little bit of projection
  2. Upper body heavy, armsy delivery; 3/4 arm slot; not a ton of effort
  3. Average fastball with a touch of sinking and running action
  4. Fastball lacks velocity but hitters had difficulty squaring it up
  5. Big, soft 12-6 curve ball; slow with a ton of depth
  6. A couple showed a lot more sharpness than the others; still slow but better
  7. Tendency to break early; much less effective the second time through the lineup
  8. Change has good downward movement; not fade but it backs up arm side
  9. Generated a few swings and misses with change
  10. All pitches show good movement; nothing particularly sharp but got Ks from mixing and moving around the zone
  11. Works quickly and is unafraid to throw inside
  12. Command and control were just OK

JakeWinston (2-2)

Statistics From Around the Country

Contributing: Al Skorupa

2013 Draft Eligibles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NAMEPOSSCHOOLCLIPHERBBKNotes
Mark AppelRHPStanfordSR931111
Jonathan CrawfordRHPFloridaJR5.10224
Ryan EadesRHPLSUJR67115SUS Friday, Completed Sun.
Marco GonzalesLHPGonzagaJR76128
Sean ManaeaLHPIndiana StateJR610210
Ryne StanekRHPArkansasJR34224
Bobby WahlRHPOle MissJR52164
Trevor WilliamsRHPArizona StateJR72018
Tom WindleLHPMinnesotaJR5.23024
Kevin ZiomekLHPVanderbiltJR751211
NAMEPOSSCHOOLCLH/ABRRBIBBKHRNotes
Austin WilsonOFStanfordJRDTD - Arm Muscle Strain
Kris Bryant3BSan DiegoJR3/1473551
Colin Moran3BUNCJR4/135221PPD Friday, Played Sun.
Aaron JudgeOFFresno StateJR6/1314141
Michael LorenzenORCal St. FullertonJR6/13232
Phil ErvinOFSamfordJR3/1411111
JaCoby JonesOFLSUJR2/121212SUS Friday, Completed Sun.
Chad Pinder3BVa. TechJR6/1314
2014 & 2015 Draft Eligibles)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NAMEPOSSCHOOLCLIPHERBBKNotes
Carlos RodonLHPNC StateSO700114PPD Friday, Played Sun.
Tyler BeedeRHPVanderbiltSO72119
Jeff HoffmanRHPEast CarolinaSO6.26119Threw Thursday
Aaron NolaRHOLSUSO64436Threw Thursday
NAMEPOSSCHOOLCLH/ABRRBIBBKHRNotes
Alex BregmanSSLSUFR4/122321SUS Friday, Completed Sun.
C.J. HinojosaSSTexasFR4/111113SB
Derek FisherOFVirginiaSO3/745511
Trea TurnerSSNC StateSO5/127721PPD Friday, Played Sun.
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5 Comments on "2013 College Baseball Notes: Volume 2"

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    列车时刻表查询2024年 February 26, 2013 at 1:26 am -

    分析的很透彻,很欣赏你的看法,学习了。