Sunday, May 25, 2014

Switch Pitchers - College Recruiting Profiles


Profiles of the top ambidextrous pitchers 


Class of 2015

Henry Knight (2015) - Seattle, WA

Positions: LHP/RHP, IF
Bats: Both, Throws: Both
Pitches: 4-seam fastball, 2-seam fastball, changeup, curveball, cutter, splitter

Henry Knight, ambidextrous pitcher, Seattle

As a junior at Franklin High School in Seattle, Henry Knight is a starting infielder and switch pitcher. He served as a closer – right-handed – recording a 0.00 ERA with no walks. 

During the season, Knight picked up a save for the team and threw a complete 7-inning game – throwing left- and right-handed. By spotting pitches and changing speeds, he chalked up a 12:1 K/BB ratio.

In the summer, he posted a 0.875 ERA as a relief pitcher and closer for the top-ranked Columbia City Reds team.
In 2013, Knight switch pitched 11 innings in one summer game, averaging 11 pitches per inning, and tallied 94 strikes – in 90 degree heat.
Tyler Davis - a starting pitcher at the University of Washington - with a 11-2 record in 2014 - gave Knight tips on how to throw a circle changeup and cutter. Watch Henry Knight working on six pitches in the bullpen video.




Henry Knight - beRecruited

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Class of 2014

Alexander Trautner (2014) - Danville, CA

Positions: LHP/RHP
Bats: Both, Throws: Both
Pitches: 4-seam fastball, 2-seam fastball, curveball, changeup

College: Creighton University

A 6'3" switch pitcher from Northern California, Alexander Trautner throws a fastball, curveball and change-up from either side. Right-handed he reaches 87 mph and left-handed he throws 83 mph. 




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Class of 2013

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

Positions: LHP/RHP, 1B
Bats: Both, Throws: Both
Pitches: fastball, curveball, changeup, cutter

College Team: Vanderbilt University
MLB Draft: SF Giants 2013

Aubrey McCarty is a switch hitter and both hand pitcher who can throw up to 92 mph right-handed and 85 mph left-handed. McCarty throws a fastball, curveball and changeup. At 6'3", McCarty also plays the corner infield right-handed. He plays baseball for Vanderbilt University.



Switch pitcher Aubrey McCarty plays for Vanderbilt University. The 2014 Commodores were ranked in the top 10 of  Division I teams and played in the College World Series.

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