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College Notes 6-6-10

This will probably be one of my last notes updates for a while as my day job ramps up and cuts into my baseball time. I do intend to keep the site updated thooughout the summer with thoughts on the players I'm able to see. I will be covering the Northwoods League again this summer as part of my duties with Perfect Game, and intend to be at their All-Star Game in mid-July.

Because of that I wanted to get one last observation in. I was able to catch Barret Loux for the first time this year, a player that I was impressed with in past years even though I had not seen him at his best in one outing.

I caught him in his Regional appearance against Florida International, in which he went 8 innings, giving up 3 runs while striking out 10. He didn't seem to be throwing as hard as he's capable of, and was throwing a lot of breaking balls and changeups early in this outing. He throws both a curve and a slider, although neither pitch is a huge breaker. His change does have nice fade, but what makes his pitches look so good is that everything is thrown the same. He has a nice, in-tempo delivery, and while he did overthrow a couple of times, everything just seemed to be in sync for him.

I know he usually pithes in the 88-92 range with the ability to touch 94. It looks like he should throw much harder than that more consistently given his size. He is frequently discussed as a candidate to sneak into the last 10 or so picks of the first round, and if he doesn't, should be off the board by the end of the sandwich round.

Dandy Dozen

SP
Cameron Bedrosian Son of Steve with big-league curve
SP
Ryne Stanek Projectable RHP on the rise with big FB
SP
Seth Blair Sinker/slider RHP with improve velocity
SP
Zach Cates Former catcher showing big-time arm
SP
Jesse Biddle Big lefty throwing more in the 90s
CL
Kevin Munson Power closer with big FB, SL
CL
Chance Ruffin Son of Bruce has thrived in closer role
C
Kellin Deglan Good D' tools with improving lefty bat
IF
Kellen Sweeney Athletic IF with sweet lefty swing
SS
Mason Williams Speedy, toolsy former CF on the rise
OF
Drew Smyly Power prospect also strong armed QB
OF
Ryan LaMarre Five-tool CF prospect from Big Ten

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