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'Sky's The Limit' For Southpaw Pitcher Doyle


Bruce Hefflinger
PBR New England Senior Writer

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‘Sky’s The Limit’ For Southpaw Pitcher Doyle

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Liam Doyle

Class of 2022 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Pinkerton Academy
    State: NH
  • Summer Team: NH Prospects
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 178lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(02/16/21)
88 - 89
FB
(02/16/21)
68 - 70
CB
(02/16/21)
79 - 81
CH
(08/18/20)
67 - 68
SL
(02/26/20)
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
88 - 89
CB
68 - 70
CH
80 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
85 - 86
CB
67 - 68
CH
79 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
82 - 83
CH
71 - 72
SL
67 - 68
Position
7.00
60-yard
(08/18/20)
84
INF Velo
(02/26/20)
89
OF Velo
(08/18/20)
92
Exit Velo
(08/18/20)
Trackman - Fastball
88.9
Velocity (max)
(02/16/21)
90.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/16/21)
2329
Spin Rate (max)
(02/16/21)
2244
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/16/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.9
Velo Range
86.2 - 88.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
90.4
Spin Rate (max)
2329
Spin Rate (avg)
2244
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.1
Velo Range
82.3 - 85.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.9
Spin Rate (max)
2254
Spin Rate (avg)
1956
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
70.4
Velocity (max)
(08/02/20)
71.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/16/21)
2346
Spin Rate (max)
(02/16/21)
2281
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/16/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
69.9
Velo Range
68.1 - 69.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.3
Spin Rate (max)
2346
Spin Rate (avg)
2281
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
70.4
Velo Range
65.1 - 68.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
66.6
Spin Rate (max)
2263
Spin Rate (avg)
2129
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
81.1
Velocity (max)
(02/16/21)
84.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/16/21)
1833
Spin Rate (max)
(02/16/21)
1833
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/16/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
81.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.1
Spin Rate (max)
1833
Spin Rate (avg)
1833
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
91.5
Exit Velocity (max)
(02/25/21)
80.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/25/21)
153
Distance (avg)
(02/25/21)
284
Distance (max)
(02/25/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
80.8
Distance (avg)
153
Distance (max)
284
Hard Hit %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

‘Sky’s The Limit’ For Southpaw Pitcher Doyle

DERRY, N.H. - Liam Doyle has been a pitcher forever and the 16-year-old left-hander likes it that way.

“The spotlight is always on you,” the second-rated 2022 southpaw in New England said. “It’s one of those main positions in sports. It’s the most pressured spot there is and you can change the game.”

Expectations for the 490th-ranked junior in the country are high.

“He is a special left-hander with a loose and ultra-quick arm,” pointed out Dennis Healy, PBR New Hampshire Director of Scouting. “His best days are in front of him as his frame has yet to fill out. The fastball has good life and the spin is in play now. The changeup still needs to develop, but the sky's the limit.”

Colleges have taken notice in the Pinkerton Academy 6-2 170-pounder, with “10-plus offers” already on the table according to the 61st-rated left-handed pitcher in the nation.

“I’m talking to some great schools, some in the ACC, American East and CAA,” Doyle noted. “I’m still waiting on that perfect opportunity. I’m hoping to make a decision sometime soon, maybe before next season when the dead period ends.”

It was a good year for Doyle when it came to exposure.

“My first PBR event in 2020 I did well and was invited to the Future Games,’ explained Doyle, who began the year by participating in the New England Preseason All-State Showcase in February. “The Future Games is when everything took off for me. It was an awesome experience. I pitched three innings and did well with a couple strikeouts against top-level competition.”

The performance at the Future Games in August helped overcome a challenging year due to COVID-19.

“It’s definitely been different and difficult,” Doyle admitted about going through his recruiting process during the virus. “I’ve been posting on Twitter and reaching out to a lot of coaches.”

The ninth-ranked 2022 in New England believes he knows what he is looking for in a college.

“The number one thing I want is a great, great academic fit,” Doyle said. “I also want a school that plays against the top talent in the country.”

An improved game is needed to face that type of competition.

“I’m lifting almost every day doing strength and conditioning training,” Doyle related. “I’ve been able to get more velo, it’s up to 88-89 now from the low-to-mid-80s. It’s all because of being in the gym.”

But there is more to Doyle than just what he can do on the field.

“I’ve learned how to be a leader,” Doyle said. “My coaches and family have really pushed me to become a good leader. It helps that I get along with teammates well”

It is just part of what Doyle sees he can provide a college program.

“I’m a very competitive player that likes to win,” Doyle added.

There have been a large number of people who have helped pave the way for Doyle to become the third-rated junior in New Hampshire.

“My dad has really helped with my recruitment,” Doyle said. “He’s been a big influence on me. My summer ball coach and high school ball coach and AAU ball coach and Prospects coach have all made me a better baseball player.”

The next few months according to Doyle when it comes to making a decision about his future.

“I’ll be sending out a lot of video, talking to more schools and preparing for the high school season,” concluded Doyle, who carries a 2.9 GPA and is undecided on a college major. “There is also the PBR Procase in February. That will be a big event for me.”