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2013 College Baseball Notes: Volume 8

Written By on 29th April, 2013


I warned you that College Notes might become sporadic as we moved deeper into baseball season. Live baseball makes webcasts more difficult to watch. I saw Alex Haines on Friday; look for that video sometime later this week.

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: Patrick Andrews
College: Clemson University
Position: Relief Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R
Height/Weight: 6′-3″ / 225 lbs
Class: Sophomore
Draft Year: 2014

  • 4/26 vs. Georgia Tech


  1. Tall; wide shoulders; fairly well filled out
  2. Rudimentary delivery; stiff front leg, makes cartwheel type of movement with all limbs extended; stays tall
  3. High 3/4 arm slot with some effort
  4. Fastball has nice arm side movement
  5. Good late life on fastball; 91 in the 9th (via announcers)
  6. Splitter has sharp late downward movement;
  7. Bottom falls out of pitch when thrown well; swing and miss ability
  8. Short 11-5 slider with some late sliding break; not much depth
  9. Just enough movement to miss bats; good ground ball pitch; infrequently but effectively used
  10. Attacked hitters well and showed solid command of his repertoire

PatrickAndrews (11-1)
Player: Matt Crownover
College: Clemson University
Position: Starting Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/L
Height/Weight: 5′-11″ / 205 lbs
Class: Freshman
Draft Year: 2015

  • 4/26 vs. Georgia Tech


  1. Average height; thin with some projection in his frame
  2. Upper body drive delivery; pulls arm through and keeps lower half back; some noticeable effort
  3. 3/4 arm slot; creates pretty good arm speed
  4. Fastball has average velocity with late running action; 86-89 (via announcers)
  5. Nice late movement that improved later in the game; getting on hitters quickly; ground ball abilities
  6. Moves in and out with fastball very well and will get hitters to chase it up out of the zone for strikeouts
  7. Change is well thrown with some late dropping action and a touch of fade
  8. Keeps good arm speed throwing the change; deceptive
  9. Big breaking 10-4 curve ball; started the game fairly soft with steady break
  10. Tightened the pitch up late in the game; showed less depth but more power and tighter spin
  11. Located all of his pitches well to every part of the plate
  12. Shows aptitude for sequencing and setting hitters up
  13. Pitched aggressively throughout the game and was consistently ahead of hitters

MattCrownover (11-1)
Player: Dusty Isaacs
College: Georgia Tech
Position: Starting Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R
Height/Weight: 6′-1″ / 192 lbs
Class: Junior
Draft Year: 2013

  • 4/26 at Clemson


  1. Average height; thick lower half; not overly physical and has no projection in frame
  2. 3/4 arm slot; low effort, slow tempo’d delivery
  3. Fastball delivery on a fairly flat plane with some slight sink; 91 in the 2nd, 91 in the third (via announcers)
  4. Livelier later in the game; better pitch when down in the zone
  5. Change up has solid downward movement; not particularly late but significant drop
  6. Consistent action on the change; turned into an effective weapon that he leaned on later in the game; some ability to miss bats
  7. 11-5 curve ball soft but with heavy spin; generates some late exaggerated movement on the curve ball
  8. Some will break early in the dirt; can get loopy; not a great pitch
  9. Trouble locating pitches throughout the game; left many pitches up and arm side
  10. Very poor command; consistently fell behind hitters; around the zone but not establishing it
  11. Consistently worked out of self-induced trouble; hitters weren’t able to square up pitches with runners on
  12. Excellent composure

DustyIsaacs (11-1)
Player: Sean McLaughlin
College: University of Georgia
Position: Starting Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R
Height/Weight: 5′-11″ / 205 lbs
Class: Freshman
Draft Year: 2015

  • 4/27 vs. Arkansas


  1. Average height; well developed shoulders and upper half
  2. Good quick tempo’d delivery; big, full arm circle; effort in delivery
  3. Mid/high 3/4 arm slot; arm action itself looks clean
  4. Lively fastball with some sinking and running action; 90-91 in the first, 91 in the fifth, 90 in the eighth (via announcers)
  5. Late jump on fastball; seems adept at varying movement slightly: some have more sink or run than others; some even seem to have some slight cutting action
  6. Gets some downward plane on fastball when located down in the zone
  7. Big 11-5 curve ball with significant depth and sharp break
  8. Hard spin creates late diving break; quality pitch when he finishes it
  9. Change has some downward movement; not great action
  10. Movement on change is not particularly late or significant
  11. Attacked hitters with a heavy fastball repertoire; pitched extremely quickly; pure power pitcher mindset
  12. Spotted the fastball very well and pitched off of it; threw first pitch strikes to almost every hitter
  13. Started to mix in curve ball a bit more later in the game; showed good aptitude for locating it to the corners
  14. Very efficient game; got quick outs and cruised for the vast majority; Arkansas got to him in the 8th for a couple of runs but he came back strong in the 9th

SeanMcLaughlin (11-1)
Player: Ryne Stanek
College: University of Arkansas
Position: Starting Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R
Height/Weight: 6′-4″ / 190 lbs
Class: Junior
Draft Year: 2013

  • 4/27 at Georgia


  1. Good height; thin, athletic frame; some projection remains in frame
  2. Slow delivery with a longer arm circle; some slight inverted W action
  3. High 3/4 arm slot
  4. Fastball comes out of his hand well with late jump; consistently 90-94 via announcers
  5. Fastball has good backspin; others show more arm side run; can be blown past hitters
  6. Doesn’t get much sink on the fastball and induces mostly fly ball contact
  7. Sharp 11-5 slider; nice late break and tight spin
  8. Deceptive, coming out of his hand looking like a fastball with good late depth
  9. Some sliders show some two-plane break; can be thrown for strikes but more effective as a chase
  10. Got a few ugly swings at pitch out of the zone; half-hearted swings where the batter thought they were swinging at fastballs
  11. 12-6 curve ball with good power and depth
  12. Not as sharp as the slider, but the break is still pretty good; can get hitters to chase out of zone
  13. Likes to throw the fastball in the zone more than the slider; uses pitch to steal strikes early in the count
  14. Change has solid downward movement; fairly consistent action
  15. Not a weapon like the rest of his arsenal but a useable pitch
  16. Throws strikes with all of his pitches; frequently ahead of hitters
  17. Command is better than in the past but just OK; spots fastball well to his glove side corner
  18. Seems to have slightly more feel for locating breaking balls than fastball
  19. Attacks the zone but lives in the heart of the plate too much with his fastball and it generates harder contact as a result
  20. Doesn’t work slowly but he takes his time on the mound between pitches
  21. Got off of the mound very quickly to field a sac bunt and get the runner advancing to third base

RyneStanek (11-1)
Player: Colby Suggs
College: University of Arkansas
Position: Relief Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R
Height/Weight: 6′-0″ / 225 lbs
Class: Junior
Draft Year: 2013

  • 4/27 at Georgia


  1. Average height; well filled out frame; thick build
  2. Weird delivery where he delays his arm circle and holds arm out during leg kick before continuing; falls off the mound; some effort involved
  3. Very high 3/4 arm slot
  4. Fastball delivered on a downward plane with a touch of arm side run
  5. Fastball is big and heavy
  6. 11-5 power breaking ball has moderate depth and hard late break
  7. Works more as a ground ball pitch, even when up in the zone
  8. Attacked hitters and was around the zone; command wasn’t great but enough to get the job done
  9. Fastball misses tended to be down out of the zone rather than up in it

ColbySuggs (11-1)

Statistics From Around the Country

Contributing: Al Skorupa

2013 Draft Eligibles
Mark Appel RHP Stanford SR 8.1 8 1 2 9
Jonathan Crawford RHP Florida JR 4.2 2 0 3 5
Ryan Eades RHP LSU JR 7 6 0 3 3
Marco Gonzalez LHP Gonzaga JR 8 11 4 1 3
Sean Manaea LHP Indiana State JR DNP. Sidelined by hip strain.
Ryne Stanek RHP Arkansas JR 6.2 7 1 3 3
Bobby Wahl RHP Ole Miss JR 7 4 1 1 3
Trevor Williams RHP Arizona State JR 8 6 4 1 7
Tom Windle LHP Minnesota JR 7.1 5 6 5 8
Kevin Ziomek LHP Vanderbilt JR 7 4 1 3 9
Jonathan Gray RHP Oklahoma JR 7.1 2 1 2 7
Chris Anderson RHP Jacksonville JR 6.2 6 4 4 3
AJ Vanegas RHP Stanford JR Out (Back/Herniated Disk)
Braden Shipley RHP Nevada JR 7 6 3 1 1
Andrew Mitchell RHP TCU JR 4.1 4 1 2 4
Andrew Thurman RHP UC Irvine JR 7.2 11 3 1 4
Jason Hursh RHP Oklahoma State JR 7.1 9 2 1 6
Tony Rizzotti RHP Tulane JR 5 5 1 3 8
Aaron Blair RHP Marshall JR 8.1 7 2 2 10
Alex Gonzalez RHP Oral Roberts JR 7 4 1 1 12
Austin Wilson OF Stanford JR 2/13 0 0 0 2 0
Kris Bryant 3B San Diego JR 3/11 2 2 3 3 1
Colin Moran 3B UNC JR 2/9 1 3 1 1 1 Sunday CCD
Aaron Judge OF Fresno State JR 3/10 1 2 1 0 0 SB
Michael Lorenzen OR Cal St. Fullerton JR 5/11 1 1 1 1 0 2 SB; 1 perfect IP
Phil Ervin OF Samford JR 4/10 4 5 1 0 0 SB, Sunday CCD
JaCoby Jones OF LSU JR 5/10 1 0 1 0 0
Chad Pinder 3B Va. Tech JR 4/13 1 4 0 2 0
DJ Peterson 3B New Mexico JR 5/10 6 3 3 2 1
Brian Ragira 1B Stanford JR 4/13 0 2 0 1 0
Eric Jagielo 3B Notre Dame JR 4/10 2 3 0 0 0
2014 & 2015 Draft Eligibles
Carlos Rodon LHP NC State SO 6.2 7 2 4 10
Tyler Beede RHP Vanderbilt SO 6 7 2 2 7
Jeff Hoffman RHP East Carolina SO 8.1 12 4 1 7
Aaron Nola RHP LSU SO 9 6 2 0 8
Walker Buehler RHP Vanderbilt FR 5.1 4 1 2 0 Mid Week Start vs Louisville
Michael Cederoth RHP San Diego State SO 7.1 5 4 3 6
Freddy Avis RHP Stanford FR DNP. Sidelined by arm discomfort
Nick Burdi RHP Louisville SO 1 2 0 0 2
Justin Garza RHP Cal St. Fullerton FR 8 5 0 1 2
Brandon Finnegan LHP TCU SO 8 5 1 2 8
Alex Bregman SS LSU FR 3/14 0 1 0 1 0
C.J. Hinojosa SS Texas FR 3/12 1 1 1 3 0
Derek Fisher OF Virginia SO 4/12 3 2 2 2 1 SB
Trea Turner SS NC State SO 2/7 1 1 3 2 0 4 SB. Sunday CCD
Michael Conforto OF Oregon State SO 5/12 5 3 1 2 1
Rhett Wiseman OF Vanderbilt FR DNP.
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