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Uncommitted 2021 Pitcher Spotlights


Blaine Clemmens
Northern CA Director of Scouting




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A couple of 2021 pitchers I saw this week who will get D1 attention as the spring season goes along. 

Ben Cohen

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Redwood
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Zoots
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
90
Max FB
(02/25/20)
86 - 88
FB
(01/25/20)
67 - 69
CB
(03/15/19)
74 - 76
CH
(03/15/19)
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
85 - 87
CB
66 - 68
CH
75 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
86 - 88
CB
64 - 66
CH
70 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
84 - 86
CB
67 - 69
CH
74 - 76

Scouting Report

2/25/20 - vs Montgomery HS - Uncommitted; Lean strong angular 6-foot-2 185-pounds; Somewhat jerky (lacking finesse) delivery w/short on line stride, stiffens stride leg, calm and clean backside arm action, overhand slot, aggressive back shoulder finish through release point. Finish of delivery looks to be patterned after Scherzer. Fastball topped at 90 mph in 1st inning, was 85-86 in the 4th inning. Outing lasted 3.1 IP (56 P, 31 strikes, 5 H, 3 BB, 2 K) as the fastball control started to waiver in the 4th. At his best the fastball angle is steep with at times plus sink action that can and someday will get a ton of ground balls. Ability to get swing and misses with the fastball was minimal. When he was in the lowest part of the strike zone he was highly effective. Curveball is a big, slow, rolling 11/5 breaking ball 66-68 mph and will have to improve to keep hitters off his fastball. Saw one change-up in the game, which was short of the plate. 1.4-1.5 to home with runners on, something else to work on. He's got a quality arm and that sink/movement is very real so he will remain on the radar while he works to improve the things he needs to work on. Mound presence was good as he had to keep composure while working through a really tight strike zone. Additionally, he hit in his team's 3-hole, drove in a run, and then played RF when his outing was over.

Videos

2/25/20

Julian Garahan

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Petaluma
    State: CA
  • Height: 6-6
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(02/26/20)
85 - 87
FB
(02/26/20)
70 - 72
CB
(04/04/19)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
85 - 87
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
83 - 85
CB
70 - 72

Scouting Report

2/26/20 - vs Redwood HS - Uncommitted; Long lean and lanky 6-foot-6 200-pounds, has put on some good size/strength to the frame since last spring. Utilized only the fastball in this preseason game and completed 7 IP in 69 pitches (3 K, 4 H, 0 BB), fastball up to 88, last pitch of game 86. Willing to compete in the zone and let control & movement work for him. As the velocity climbs that control will be even more effective as he will be able to get hitters to expand. Loose arm, clean on backside with slight length, bringing ball behind his head to hide it a bit, eventually reaching a high 3/4 slot. On line stride with slight heel land but maintained stability throughout the delivery. Good backside finish with good body control. Showed ability to pound both side of the plate with some life through the zone. Calm confident demeanor and acknowledgement of teammates making plays. Not all that common to see a junior with his height and the ability to throw quality strikes all day long.

Videos

2/26/20


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