Sunday, February 3, 2013

McLennan College Scouting Report (Spring 2013)

I saw McLennan College play in the fall, and wrote about them here. I also saw them in February, and wrote up some players I didn't write about earlier, along with some additional notes on a couple I had.

Jamie Bittle is a lefty with a mostly sidearm delivery. He changes his arm angle, at least he did when I saw him, through out the outing, sometimes getting even lower.

He throws a 66-70 MPH changeup that tails mainly arm side, and has some decent dive. The fastest pitch I got him at was around 75 MPH. He throws a really slow curve that got down to 59-60 MPH. He is a non-prospect or a LOOGY at best, but he throws strikes, and even though he didn't have a great outing, he is the kind of guy that makes college coaches pretty happy.

Zach Valenzuela is small (and somewhat stocky, McLennan didn't have listed heights and weights), but has a very quick bat and good contact skills. He is not very fast, but has some line drive pop.

Cole Calder doesn't have great running abilities, but like much of the rest of McLennan's roster, has an other away apporach and swing.

Tyler Floyd has a strong arm behind the plate, and moves pretty well. He is small for a catcher though and had some problems blocking pitches (he also was a tad inaccurate throwing the ball). He was predictably slow, despite not having the ideal size of a catcher.

Matt Hilston did a great job of pulling the ball. He has decent pop for his small size, and though he is not a burner, he is a solid runner.

Evan Williams has average to below average run and hit at the top of the order. In left field, he showed a cannon of an arm, meaning his ideal position is probably right field (probably doesn't have the athleticism to play center very well). At the plate, the left-hander has a somewhat strange stance, as he is open, but he keeps his hands low and almost behind him. He seems to have solid plate discipline, but the swing and power is not there.  

Connor Camacho is a freshman right-handed reliever that may have a little room for projection, though he is not tall. He brings a little bit of deception to the mound with his arm and legs hiding the ball.

Camacho seems to get on top of the okay, getting some sink and drop. His change (77-78 MPH) did seem to stay up a little bit, but it was a decent pitch when it got down. He sat mostly in the high 70s, low 80s, pitching around 80-83 MPH with his fastball, touching 85. It is a little straight, and he supplemented it with a slow curve (66 MPH) that had occasional impressive tilt.

Enrique Oquendo is another right-handed reliever that looks athletic and had some height and projection. He plays off of this with his reliever style delivery that has a lot of parts to it. He slings his arm way back, which gives him deception and makes the fastball seem faster. However, he was having a lot of problems repeating his delivery (which caused a lot of control problems).

 He was throwing 84-85 MPH in warmups, touching 87-90 MPH, but getting down to just 79-80 MPH. His velocity was just really inconsistent, and he threw most of the fastballs high and they were pretty straight. He threw a 70-74 MPH change that didn't have great movement and an occasional 71 MPH curve.


  1. Did you happen to see Trey Wall pitch against Howard that same day in Game2, and if so what are your thoughts on him.

  2. Sorry, I didn't stay for game 2 as I had prior commitments.