College Prospects Showcase (Session Two): Pitcher Analysis

By Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

Session Two of the Preseason College Prospects Showcases took place Saturday, January 17th at Keystone State Baseball Academy in Manheim, PA. Today we conclude our look at the prospects in attendance  by analyzing the pitcher onlys in attendance.

     Brady Abel  Devon Crossin  Nick Lehman
               Brady Abel                Devon Crossin              Nick Lehman

Pitcher Onlys (in alphabetical order)

Brady Abel, LHP, Central York HS (PA), Class of 2016

Abel is a 5-foot-9, 130-pound lefty that has shown steady strides. The junior sat 73-75 our of a 3/4 arm slot and commanded his fastball down in the zone. Abel showed a feel for a 62 mph curveball with 1/7 rotation and a 65 mph changeup thrown at similar arm speed to his fastball. Abel has repeatable mechanics and gets a lot out of his frame. As his body continues to mature he is likely to continue to see velocity gains.

Devon Crossin, LHP, Perkiomen School HS (PA), Class of 2016
Crossin sat 74-76 from a 3/4 arm slot with a long arm delivery. The 6-foot-3, 160-pound lefty is a strike thrower that shows good balance but loses his front side early frequently. Crossin also showcased a 70 mph changeup thrown at near fastball arm speed and a 62 mph curveball with 1/7 rotation.

Nick Lehman, RHP, Garden Spot HS (PA), Class of 2016
Lehman sat 78-80 from a high 3/4 arm slot with some hip coil to his delivery. The 5-foot-9, 225-pound junior displayed a 70 mph curveball with 11/5 rotation and a solid 72 mph changeup with arm side run thrown at fastball arm speed. Lehman showed command of all three pitches and the potential for velocity spikes as his frame continues to mature.

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