Friday, June 21, 2013

Ambidextrous Pitchers - recruiting videos and profiles

Class of 2013

Aubrey McCarty (2013) - Coquitt County High School, Doerun, GA

Aubrey McCarty is a switch hitter and both hand pitcher who can throw up to 89 mph right-handed (Perfect Game). Throws a fastball, curveball and changeup. At 6'3", McCarty also plays the corner infield right-handed. 
In early May, McCarty's pitching record was 9-1, with a 2.74 ERA. He had 47 strikeouts and 37 walks in 53.2 innings pitched (Moultrie Observer). 

College Commitment: Vanderbilt
2013 MLB Draft: SF Giants


Marcus Garcia (2013) - Roseville High School, Roseville, CA

As a junior, switch pitcher Marcus Garcia pitched in 11 games – racking up 28 strikeouts in 30.2 innings for the Roseville Tigers.


Class of 2014

Alexander Trautner (2014) - San Ramon Valley High School, Danville, CA

A 6'3" switch pitcher from Northern California, Alexander Trautner throws a fastball, curveball and change-up from either side. Right-handed he reaches 82 mph and left-handed he throws 80 mph. Trautner played for the East Bay Colt 45s and the Danville Hoots Baseball Club.  Trautner fields firstbase left-handed, and behind the plate he is a right-handed catcher.


Class of 2015

Henry Knight (2015) - Franklin High School, Seattle, Washington

Henry Knight, BHP
As a sophomore, Knight was the starting shortstop and relief pitcher with a 0.78 ERA as a lefty. As a switch pitcher, he recorded 22 strikeouts and only two walks, for a 11:1 K/BB ratio. As a switch hitter, his On Base Percentage was .525.

By mid-season Knight had a 0.93 ERA as a closer for the Columbia City Reds, with a 17:1 K/BB ratio.

Tyler Hopman (2015) - Old Bridge, New Jersey

Tyler Hopman is a 6'2" freshman switch pitcher who plays for Old Bridge High School Knights in New Jersey. In an interview, he said that he feels a lot stronger throwing lefty.

When not pitching, Hopman plays center field right-handed. He bats exclusively from the left side.

Switch Pitching 101: High School Switch Pitchers


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