Tommy Mace
Tommy Mace

CLASS OF 2017

RHP

Tommy
Mace

Florida
Sunlake (HS) • FL
6-6 • 215LBS • R/R
Travel Team: SCORE International

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2020
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8/15/20

Mace returns to Gainesville to anchor what should be a dominant weekend rotation for the Gators. He’s an athletic, long bodied righty who stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 215 pounds. He has a simple, repeatable, starter-type delivery and clean arm action. With a quick arm from a three-quarter slot, Mace sits consistently at 91-94 mph and touches 96 with elite extension (6.9′) out front. He mixes in both a four-seamer (particularly effective when elevated and against left-handed hitters) and a two-seamer with above-average arm-side life. Mace has also shown a plus 86-88 mph cutter with a spin rate in the 2300 rpm range and a plus 78-81 mph slurve with a spin rate in the 2500-2600 range. His fourth pitch is an 84-86 mph power changeup with big depth. It’s firm with fade and induces many ground balls, but very little swing/miss. Overall, Mace profiles as a starting pitcher at the next level with his stuff, command, athleticism and delivery/arm action and was a likely a late first-to-early second-round pick this past June, but fell due to signability.

2020 DRAFT: Mace is an athletic, long bodied righty who stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 215 pounds. He has a simple, repeatable, starter-type delivery and clean arm action. With a quick arm from a three-quarter slot, Mace sits consistently at 91-94 mph and touches 96 with elite extension (6.9') out front. He mixes in both a four-seamer (particularly effective when elevated and against left-handed hitters) and a two-seamer with above-average arm-side life. He's also shown a plus 86-88 mph cutter with a spin rate in the 2300 rpm range and a plus 78-81 mph slurve with a spin rate in the 2500-2600 range. His fourth pitch is an 84-86 mph power changeup with big depth. It's firm with fade and induces many ground balls, but very little swing/miss. Overall, Mace profiles as a starting pitcher at the next level with his stuff, command, athleticism and delivery/arm action and is a likely a late first round pick.

7/1/19: Athletic, long bodied righty who stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 200 pounds. Mace has a simple, repeatable, starter-type delivery and clean arm action. Although his velocity and stuff were down during both of his CNT trial appearances compared to a look at Vanderbilt earlier this year, he retired six of the seven batters he faced, pitching an ultra-efficient 17 pitches in two innings during his first appearance and another two scoreless innings against the Coastal Plain Select squad. With a quick arm and throwing from a high three-quarter slot, Mace ran his fastball up to 92 mph (most 90-91). His two-seamer showed good arm side life and he located the four-seamer up and in to LHHs. He also mixed in an 88-89 mph cutter and longer breaking 80-85 mph slurve, but it was not his usual plus-plus slider that he is known to possess. Nor did he show the power changeup that he is also known for. Overall, Mace profiles as a starting pitcher at the next level with his stuff, command, athleticism and delivery/arm action. At this point he is a late first round follow for 2020. (Seifert)

3/20/19: 6-foot-6, 205 pound, quick-armed righty with a plus-plus slider at 82-85 mph, a plus power changeup at 84-86 and a 90-93 (T94) fastball. Has a simple, repeatable delivery with clean arm action to a high three-quarter release point. Mace profiles as a starting pitcher with his stuff, command, athleticism and delivery/arm action. He's yet another early first round prospect for the 2020 draft. (Seifert)

2/27/18:�6-foot-6, 205 has sloped shoulders, long arms and legs on a proportionally large frame. Works with a half circle arm swing and throws from a high 3/4 slot. Simple repeatable delivery. Fastball showed late life, commanded down in the zone at 89-92 topping at 94 mph. Showed a short hard slider that has plus potential at 79-81. Will be a high 2020 draft follow. (Freeman)

05/03/17- The Florida recruit was lights-out on Wednesday night, throwing a complete game shutout in eight innings to help advance his team to the district title game. He has a tall, projectable frame with long legs standing at 6-foot-6, 195 pounds. Had added to his frame over the past several months, but there’s still plenty of room to fill out. Mace has sped up his delivery, improved his mechanics, and lowered his arm slot a bit which has resulted in a jump in velocity. Repeats well with a balanced leg kick in his delivery and gets extension out in front. In the first inning his fastball sat 90-93, touching 94 with life along with a 77-79 mph curveball. He would sit mostly in the 90-92 range for the next three innings, while also occasionally throwing a change up at 83-84 mph. The curveball started to show more depth and shape as the game went on, throwing it for strikes in the later innings. In the fifth, sixth, and seventh he was mostly 88-90 with multiple groundouts to short along with some high fly outs. After his team took the lead in the top of the eighth, Mace came out and retired the side in order and quickly as he reached back and sat mostly 89-91, while touching 92 to end the game on a weak fly out to the right fielder. Pitched with confidence and showed the ability to gather himself well. Also made a heads up play by backing up third on an errant throw from the outfield that could have gone up the line, allowing the run to score.

10/16/16- Florida recruit. Tall, lanky build on a 6-foot-6, 185 pound frame with long legs. Has big leg kick in his delivery and gets some extension out in front. Fastball sat 86-89 mph and his curveball was 71-73 mph. At times fell off to the side, let his arm trail, which led to balls being outside the zone. The arm action from the high ¾ slot works clean and quickly. He tended to get underneath the slider at times resulting in a more slurvy action. The arm action and frame make him interesting going forward.

7/21/16- Committed to the University of Florida.

3/11/16- 6-foot-6, 185-pound Kentucky recruit with a lanky, projectable frame. Loose, easy, clean arm action out of a high ¾ arm slot throwing on a downward plane with a higher leg kick in his delivery and good extension out in front. Repeats and finishes well. Lands on line the majority of the time, occasionally can fall off to the side. Showed good composure on the mound and gathers himself well. Smart pitcher who can lock in and pound the zone. Fastball sat 86-88 mph with life and touched 89 mph a couple times. Ball jumps on the batter. Also featured a curveball that sat 72-74 mph with a ¾ break that he threw for strikes. More velocity to come especially with added strength. High follow this spring/summer.

01/18/16- 6-foot-6, 180-pound Kentucky recruit. Has a lean, wiry build. During his bullpen, Mace showed a high-3/4 arm slot and threw on a downward plane. Fastball had movement and presents the ability to jump on the batter. Has been up to 89 mph with his fastball just this past October. Projectable and should see an increase in velocity with added strength.

11/4/15- Committed to University of Kentucky.

10/10/15- up to 89.

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