Then & Now: Ian Bedell


David Seifert & Rob Allison
Prep Baseball Report

THEN 2015: Six-foot-2, 158-pound two-way player. Bedell's fastball has life with slight sinking action in the zone for strikes at 79-81 mph. Curveball showed loose spin at 65-67 mph. Slider had 11/5 shape and short break; similar to a cutter at 70-73 mph. Changeup had sink and possesses present feel and ability to control in bottom of zone. Loose actions and athleticism on the mound and is a high follow in the Iowa 2018 grad class. In the batter's box, Bedell has a tall, upright stance with in-line stride and short load. Showed average pop in the bat, 82 mph exit velocity, with a gap to gap approach and the ability to pull hands inside pitches middle-in. Moves well in outfield with athletic movements and long strides to cover ground. Arm action is long and clean with plus accuracy and carry on 81 mph throws from the outfield.


NOW 2020
: The 6-foot-2, 200-pound right-handed pitcher works from the third base side of the rubber with a quick, compact delivery and quick arm swing...

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