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2013 College Baseball Notes: Volume 7

Written By on 8th April, 2013


It’s a somewhat light week, but I managed to view a fruitful midweek game that made a volume this week possible. I spent my Sunday watching my first MiLB action of the year, Roberto Osuna at Lake County.

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: Kyle Crockett
College: University of Virginia
Position: Relief Pitcher
Bats/Throws: L/L
Height/Weight: 6′-2″ / 170 lbs
Class: Junior
Draft Year: 2013

  • 4/2 at Liberty


  1. Good height; thin, athletic frame; some projection
  2. Long arm action on backside; slowly reaches back and fires through
  3. Low 3/4 arm slot; deceptive delivery
  4. Fastball has a touch of late arm side run; 90 & 91 (via announcers)
  5. Fastball delivered on flat plane
  6. 2-8 slider with late break; delivered on flat plane and shows sharp diagonal break
  7. Good sharpness and shape to the pitch with tight spin
  8. Works well as a chase pitch; can throw the slider for strikes effectively
  9. Change up has steady downward movement
  10. Throws all pitches for strikes; command just OK but around the plate enough for stuff to work

KyleCrockett (8-1)
Player: Nathan Kirby
College: University of Virginia
Position: Relief Pitcher
Bats/Throws: L/L
Height/Weight: 6′-2″ / 185 lbs
Class: Freshman
Draft Year: 2015

  • 4/2 at Liberty


  1. Good height; high waist; wide shoulders; fairly well filled out without much projection
  2. Rocking delivery with high leg kick; really reaches back with arm and flashes ball to hitter
  3. 3/4 arm slot; very fast arm
  4. Fastball has some late arm side run; 92 & 92 in fifth inning, 90 & 90 in the eighth (via announcers)
  5. Fastball can flatten out when elevated, but he generally kept the ball down
  6. Can miss bats with the fastball
  7. Sharp 2-8 slider with late tilt; starts out on flat plane with hard, tight spin before diving diagonally
  8. Nice late depth on the slider; gets hitters to chase pitch consistently out of the zone
  9. Attacked hitters and showed good command of his fastball; painted corners and then setup the slider as strikeout pitch
  10. Located the fastball to all regions of plate; consistently ahead in the count
  11. Hitters over matched by Fastball/Slider combination
  12. Command not as pristine in the eight inning; got behind the first hitter but came back by pumping fastballs for strikeout after a mound visit; got behind next hitter 1-0 and was replaced

NathanKirby (8-2)
Player: Ashton Perritt
College: Liberty University
Position: Relief Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R
Height/Weight: 6′-2″ / 190 lbs
Class: Sophomore
Draft Year: 2014

  • 4/2 vs. Virginia


  1. Good height; wide shoulders; not much projection in frame
  2. Slow windup with slow, full arm circle; some effort as he speeds up and delivers ball; falls off the mound at times
  3. High 3/4 arm slot
  4. Big fastball with a touch of arm side run and decent plane to the plate
  5. 93, 94, 93, 94 in fifth; 91 in sixth; 93 in seventh; 93, 94 in eighth; 89 in ninth (via announcers)
  6. Can miss bats with fastball; overpowering offering; likes to elevate the pitch as chase
  7. 11-5 breaking ball with good power; shape and break are inconsistent
  8. Some lack shape and were just pulled; some show much better; doesn’t always finish the breaking ball
  9. Got a couple of swinging strikes out of zone with pitch; improved throughout the game
  10. Attacked hitters with the fastball
  11. Located the fastball and breaking ball well to both sides of the plate

AshtonPerritt (8-1)
Player: Josh Richardson
College: Liberty University
Position: Starting Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R
Height/Weight: 5′-11″ / 175 lbs
Class: Junior
Draft Year: 2013

  • 4/2 vs. Virginia


  1. Average height; thin frame, undersized; perhaps some moderate projection
  2. Slow, drop/drive delivery; 3/4 arm slot; some effort
  3. Fastball has some sink and tailing action; good late life on pitch
  4. Some show late sink that looks like straight change up action; can generate swings and misses with pitch
  5. 93, 92, 91, 92 in the first (via announcer)
  6. 11-5 slider has decent power and significant depth and break
  7. Shape is inconsistent, some are steady breakers and others show later, two-plane break
  8. When thrown well it has swing and miss ability
  9. Change has steady downward action; significant dropping action
  10. Throws the change with good arm speed; action was a bit better in the fourth inning for a strikeout
  11. Showed good feel for locating the slider; painted corners a couple of times for strikeout
  12. Fastball control/command is a bit behind the slider; command improved by the third inning; located the fastball well to his glove side corner
  13. Hits came from fairly weak contact; good outing overall

JoshRichardson (8-2)
Player: Josh Sborz
College: University of Virginia
Position: Starting Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R
Height/Weight: 6′-3″ / 225 lbs
Class: Freshman
Draft Year: 2015

  • 4/2 at Liberty


  1. Good height; athletic with a strong lower half; physical and well filled out without much proj
  2. Conventional UVA squat to begin his delivery; some length on the backside; very easy motion; low effort
  3. High 3/4 arm slot; clean, fast arm action
  4. Fastball delivered on a steep downward plane with some slight arm side run
  5. Ball comes out of his hand very easily; seems to just be playing catch
  6. 89 in the first (via announcers)
  7. 12-6 curve ball with a lot of depth; good shape with late steepness
  8. Some curves are better than others with more power and sharper, later break
  9. Throws the pitch very easily; comes out of his hand smoothly and consistently
  10. Quality pitch for called strikes and can be used effectively as a chase; swing and miss ability
  11. 11-5 slider; break is subtle but late; almost cutter like subtlety to the break
  12. Got a couple of swinging strikes with pitch; took a back seat to his curve ball
  13. Change up has some downward action
  14. Keeps the ball down in the zone; shows good feel for where his stuff is going
  15. Throws all of his pitches for strikes; misses tended to be up in the zone
  16. Mixes pitches well and fools hitters with his pitch sequences; a number of hitters were frozen with hittable fastballs
  17. Calm demeanor on the mound

JoshSborz (8-3)
Player: Bobby Wahl
College: University of Mississippi
Position: Starting Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R
Height/Weight: 6′-3″ / 210 lbs
Class: Junior
Draft Year: 2013

  • 4/5 vs. Vanderbilt


  1. Tall, well developed frame; high waist; no projection
  2. Slow, drop/drive delivery; long, full arm circle
  3. Mid to high 3/4 arm slot; some effort with controlled follow through
  4. Slipped on the mound a few times; plant leg just seemed to fold (out of the stretch)
  5. Fastball is delivery on a fairly flat plane because of delivery; touch of arm side run
  6. Excellent raw velocity makes up for any deficiencies in movement; 98, 91 in the first, 95 in the second, 93 in the seventh (via announcers)
  7. Hitters seems to get a pretty good look at the fastball out of his hand
  8. 11-5 slider has good shape with late, curveball-esque depth; good shape; heavy deliberate spin; curve ball like shape
  9. Heavy, hard spin gives the pitch late break; occasionally will show some two-plane break
  10. Can be thrown effectively for strikes; seems a big sharper when used as a chase pitch; swing and miss offering
  11. Breaks the pitch off fairly consistently; occasionally released it too early and left up/armside
  12. Straight change has some downward movement; decent action on the pitch
  13. Command and control came and went; would show nice feel for locating pitches at times; fastball command seems worse from the stretch
  14. Command worsened by the mid innings; misses weren’t that far out of the zone but he was nibbling – diminished command meant a lot of balls/walks
  15. Moved pitches around the zone well
  16. Very deliberate pace, particularly with runners on base
  17. Aggressive pick off move

BobbyWahl (8-2)
Player: Kevin Ziomek
College: Vanderbilt University
Position: Starting Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/L
Height/Weight: 6′-3″ / 200 lbs
Class: Junior
Draft Year: 2013

  • 4/5 at Ole Miss


  1. Good height; thin, athletic frame; moderate projection
  2. Unique delivery with a squating type of hitch as he extends arm on backside; good fluidity and he repeats it well
  3. 3/4 armslot; easy motion and arm action
  4. Fastball comes out of his hand well with late arm side run; 90 in the third (via announcers)
  5. Generated ground balls with the fastball even up in the zone
  6. 2-8 slider with sharp break; good depth and shape
  7. Slurvy pitch with good power; dropped arm slot at times when throwing pitch (seemed deliberate)
  8. Change up with some late drop and fading action; throws with good arm speed
  9. Nice late action; thrown with ease; swing and miss ability
  10. Command was good early in the game, showed good feel for working the arm side corner with the fastball and slider
  11. Command diminished in the third, especially to his glove side; pulled pitches and missed low/away
  12. Moves pitches around the zone well; relied heavily on the fastball and slider in this outing
  13. Works extremely quickly with almost no time between pitches
  14. Keeps similar effort level and arm speed with all of his pitches
  15. Good pitchability; changes speeds, moves around and adds/subtracts to his pitches

KevinZiomek (8-1)

Statistics From Around the Country

Contributing: Al Skorupa

2013 Draft Eligibles
Mark Appel RHP Stanford SR 8.2 7 2 1 7
Jonathan Crawford RHP Florida JR 5 6 2 5 4
Ryan Eades RHP LSU JR 8.2 4 1 1 6
Marco Gonzalez LHP Gonzaga JR 3 6 3 1 3 Game Suspended after 3 innings. Resumed Saturday
Sean Manaea LHP Indiana State JR 6 5 0 0 9
Ryne Stanek RHP Arkansas JR 8 4 0 0 5
Bobby Wahl RHP Ole Miss JR 6.2 5 0 6 8
Trevor Williams RHP Arizona State JR 7.1 10 4 1 4
Tom Windle LHP Minnesota JR 5 2 0 0 5 Game suspended after 5 innings. Resumed Saturday
Kevin Ziomek LHP Vanderbilt JR 7.1 3 1 4 3
Jonathan Gray RHP Oklahoma JR 6.2 7 0 2 8
Chris Anderson RHP Jacksonville JR 6.2 6 1 1 5
AJ Vanegas RHP Stanford JR 1.1 2 1 0 2
Braden Shipley RHP Nevada JR 8 3 2 3 5
Andrew Mitchell RHP TCU JR 4 2 1 2 9
Andrew Thurman RHP UC Irvine JR 8.2 3 0 0 8
Jason Hursh RHP Oklahoma State JR 3.2 10 4 4 2
Tony Rizzotti RHP Tulane JR 7 3 1 2 5
Aaron Blair RHP Marshall JR 8 2 0 1 11
Alex Gonzalez RHP Oral Roberts JR 6 9 5 1 7
Austin Wilson OF Stanford JR 2/5 1 2 1 1 0 PH/DH in return from injury
Kris Bryant 3B San Diego JR 2/11 0 2 2 5 0
Colin Moran 3B UNC JR 2/6 3 4 6 0 1
Aaron Judge OF Fresno State JR 3/13 3 2 1 4 1 SB
Michael Lorenzen OR Cal St. Fullerton JR 2/12 2 3 1 3 1 2 IP
Phil Ervin OF Samford JR 3/9 0 1 0 0 0
JaCoby Jones OF LSU JR 8/13 3 6 0 2 1 2 SB
Chad Pinder 3B Va. Tech JR 2/15 0 0 0 5 0
DJ Peterson 3B New Mexico JR 6/12 2 7 3 0 1
Brian Ragira 1B Stanford JR 3/13 2 1 1 0 1
Eric Jagielo 3B Notre Dame JR 3/8 4 2 3 0 0
2014 & 2015 Draft Eligibles)
Carlos Rodon LHP NC State SO 5.2 6 3 4 10
Tyler Beede RHP Vanderbilt SO 6 4 1 5 6
Jeff Hoffman RHP East Carolina SO 8.2 8 0 1 9
Aaron Nola RHP LSU SO 7 4 1 3 7
Walker Buehler RHP Vanderbilt FR 1 2 0 0 1
Michael Cederoth RHP San Diego State SO 8 4 0 1 14
Freddy Avis RHP Stanford FR
Nick Burdi RHP Louisville SO 3.1 4 1 0 4
Justin Garza RHP Cal St. Fullerton FR 7.1 9 2 0 5
Brandon Finnegan LHP TCU SO 3 2 0 1 1
Alex Bregman SS LSU FR 5/11 3 7 1 0 0
C.J. Hinojosa SS Texas FR 4/9 0 0 2 2 0
Derek Fisher OF Virginia SO 0/5 0 0 0 0 0 Did not play Saturday. 3 game set wraps Monday
Trea Turner SS NC State SO 6/14 4 2 2 1 0 SB
Michael Conforto OF Oregon State SO 2/12 2 1 1 3 0
Rhett Wiseman OF Vanderbilt FR 1/9 0 0 1 2 0
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2 Comments on "2013 College Baseball Notes: Volume 7"

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    Jim Walker April 17, 2013 at 12:12 am -

    Windle’s start was not suspended after 5 innings as stated above.