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Trash Pandas Classic Scout Blog: Pitcher Only's


PBR Alabama Staff

Today, we continue our post-event coverage of the Trash Pandas Classic on Thursday, June 25th at Toyota Field, the home of the Rocket City Trash Pandas. There were a total of nine pitcher only's that pitched during simulated gameplay against hitters. All of these arms looked impressive with some projectability still left for each player. Continue to look out for more post-event content including Scout Blogs for all players at each position from the Trash Pandas Classic.

 

Ray Anderson: LHP/1B, (2023) Lindsay Lane Christian, AL. 6-foot, 150-pound. Fluid on the mound, where he showed quick arm speed, he had a ¾ arm angle with a consistent arm action. Showed easy effort in his delivery. a clean finish. Threw his fastball 76-78 mph with a max of 79 mph; has running action and very consistent control. Threw his 1/7 curveball (68-71) with control around the zone and hard action.

Charles (Will) Gordon: RHP, (2021) Hazel Green, AL. 6-foot-1, 235-pound. Above average on the mound, where he showed above average arm speed, also used a loose arm action with a high ¾ arm angle. Used easy effort in his delivery. Athletic balance point. Displayed a clean finish Sat with his fastball at 73-74 mph with a max of 75 mph; has in the zone control and late action. His 11/5 curveball (63-64) had late action and low in the zone command.

Tyler Holland: RHP, (2021) Hazel Green, AL. 6-foot, 180-pound. Fluid on the mound, had a quick arm action and a ¾ arm angle with good arm speed. Has consistent balance point. a clean finish. Threw his fastball 75-78 mph with a max of 79 mph; has running action and in the zone control. Throws a 11/5 curveball with control low in the zone and late action.

David Locke: RHP/OF, (2021) Westminster Christian, AL. 6-foot, 210-pound. Above average on the mound, where he showed some arm speed, also used a consistent arm action and a high ¾ arm angle. Lands square with a clean finish. Threw his fastball 80-81 mph and topped out at 82 mph; shows late action and glove side control with heavy movement. His sharp curveball (71-72) showed tight action and around the zone control.

Colby Reeves: RHP/1B, (2022) Austin, AL. 6-foot-3, 195-pound. Above average on the mound, had a quick arm action and a high ¾ arm angle with above average arm speed. Lands square with a clean finish. Threw his fastball 73-75 mph with a max of 77 mph; has a in the zone command that shows straight movement. Shows command around the zone and tight action on his 11/5 curveball (61-63).

Hunter Scruggs: RHP/3B, (2022) James Clemens, AL. 6-foot-1, 180-pound. Athletic on the mound, showed good arm speed with a ¾ arm angle and a quick arm action. Lands square with a clean finish. Threw his fastball 79-80 mph; showed in the zone command with heavy movement. Has a 11/5 curveball (68-71) that showed command low in the zone and late action.

Sam Smith: RHP, (2021) Decatur, AL. 6-foot-2, 155-pound. Projectable on the mound, used a ¾ arm angle with a quick arm action while showing good arm speed. Has consistent balance point. Displayed a clean finish Threw his fastball 79-80 mph; had glove side control and running action. Throws a sharp curveball (68-71) that shows in the zone command.

William Turner: LHP/OF, (2022) Hartselle, AL. 5-foot-11, 170-pound. Projectable on the mound, using a quick arm action he showed some arm speed from a high ¾ arm angle. Showed easy effort in his delivery. Produced a fastball that came in at 81-83 mph; has in the zone command and running action. His 1/7 curveball (73-74) shows swing and miss action and low in the zone control. Showed control low in the zone and fading action on his changeup (75-76).

Will Varmette: RHP/1B, (2021) Grissom, AL. 6-foot-1, 175-pound. Raw on the mound, where he showed electric arm speed, also used a ¾ arm angle and a very quick arm action. Sat with his fastball at 86-88 mph and topped out at 90 mph; had running action and decent control. Had control around the zone and hard action on his sharp curveball (71-74). Had arm side control and late action on his changeup

 

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