Sunday, December 8, 2013

Switch pitchers who are good switch hitters

Are switch pitchers also switch hitters?

Yes, several switch pitchers have the ability to switch hit. 
But, many switch pitchers bat left-handed only. 

A few ambidextrous pitchers continued to switch hit in high school, while others decided to focus on hitting only right- or left-handed. Many switch pitchers, like Drew Vettleson, are solid left-handed hitters.

Some switch pitchers become "pitchers only" in high school – especially on summer teams.


List of ambidextrous pitchers who can switch hit


Marcus GarciaRoseville HS 2013, Roseville, California
Garcia is a 6'2" switch pitcher who plays for Sierra College in Rocklin, CA.


Daulton HopkinsDesert Christian HS 2014, Tucson, Arizona
A natural lefty who can pitch with both arms - plus he's a switch hitter.

Henry Knight, Franklin HS 2015, Seattle, Washington
Starting shortstop and ambidextrous pitcher on varsity since his freshman year. Commands four pitches from both sides. A natural switch hitter – with a .500 BA – who prefers to swing a wood bat.



Aubrey McCartyCoquitt County HS 2013, Doerun, Georgia
McCarty is a 6'4" switch hitter and pitcher who can throw up to 92 mph.

Ryan Perez, Westminster Christian HS 2012, Elgin, Illinois 
Switch pitcher at Judson University. Perez was a solid switch hitter in high school.


Edward Phillips, Charles Page HS 2010, Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Phillips is a switch hitter and ambidextrous pitcher



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