Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Top High School Switch Pitchers 2016

Henry Knight switch pitcher
Henry Knight throws 6 pitches for strikes from both sides

Switch Pitchers - Class of 2016

Over the past decade, there have been a few players who pitched with both arms in high school baseball games. Switch pitchers are extremely rare, since it takes coordination, dedication and a lot of practice. Most of these ambidextrous high school pitchers started throwing with both hands before they started playing Little League baseball. 

Many of these ambidextrous pitchers were inspired by minor league switch pitcher Pat Venditte – who plays for the minor league Nashville Sounds (Athletics).

Check out the list of ambidextrous high school baseball players from the class of 2016. Two switch pitchers have already committed to play in college.

Nick BohannanFort Zumwalt North HS, O'Fallon, Missouri
Bohannan was featured on TV in 2011 as a 13-year-old Ambidextrous Pitcher. He uses a custom Mizuno ambidextrous glove.

Carter Kieboom, Walton HS, Marietta, Georgia
Kieboom is a tall thin infielder from who has the ability to pitch with both arms and bats right-handed. He throws 86 mph RHP, and 80 mph LHP. His older brothers played college baseball, and one was drafted as a catcher by the Nationals.
College commitment: Clemson University

Brock Mammoser, Newton Community HS, Newton, Illinois
A rare 4-sport athlete in high school, Mammoser participates in football, basketball, track and baseball for the Newton Eagles. 

He's a quarterback, point guard, pole vaulter and switch pitcher!


Zach St. Pierre, Allen HS 2016, Texas
St. Pierre is a RHP who has the ability to throw left-handed and switch hit, according to his profile in Perfect Game USA. 

Joe Santoro, Carmel Catholic HS 2016, Illinois
Joe Santoro is a rare talent, as he is a smooth pitcher who can pitch with either arm, similar to Ryan Perez, who pitched at Westminster Christian HS. Santoro bats left-handed and plays outfield left-handed. FB: 86-87 (source: Prep Baseball Report
College commitment: Army


Looking for Switch Pitchers and Related News Stories

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Switch Pitchers on Twitter

Pat Venditte


Aubrey McCarty


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Ambidextrous pitcher at Vanderbilt

Aubrey McCarty
photo: Vandy Baseball
Who is the ambidextrous pitcher from Vanderbilt?

Aubrey McCarty is the switch pitcher at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

McCarty is also a switch hitter and has the skills to play first base. 

He grew up in Doerun, Georgia and started throwing both ways when he was 11-years-old. 

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