Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Anthony Seigler - switch pitcher and hitter

Anthony Seigler
Hometown: Cartersville, Georgia 

Cartersville HS (Class of 2018)
Team: Purple Hurricanes

College Commitment: University of Florida
(verbal commitment to Auburn in 2016)

2018 MLB Draft:
Selected No. 23 as a catcher by the Yankees

Positions: C, 2B, 3B, BHP
Ht/Wt:   6', 200 lbs.
Bats/Throws: S/B

Velocity: 90 mph (88-90)
Pitches: FB, CB, CH

Pop 1.87 sec 6/16/2017

2017 Perfect Game All American 

Anthony Seigler is an infielder, catcher and pitcher who plays varsity for the Purple Hurricanes team in Cartersville, Georgia. @CHSHurricaneBSB

As a senior, Seigler posted a 1.09 ERA in 25.2 innings, along with batting .421 with 13 home runs - as a switch hitter.

Based on his size and fast pop time, I would think that he might play catcher in college. It turns out that he was selected in the 2018 MLB draft as a catcher by the New York Yankees.

"The Yankees have seen Anthony Seigler do it all on a baseball diamond, awed by his ability to not only switch-hit, but to switch-pitch. Seeing the Georgia high schooler's future behind the plate, they made him their first-round pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, going 23rd overall on Monday evening.

"Though Seigler has dominated with both arms from the mound, the Yankees identified the 18-year-old as a catcher when they announced their selection on Monday. Sporting a shaggy haircut and flashy shoes, Seigler beamed as he donned the pinstripes in MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J." - Bryan Hoch - MLB.com 
read more about Seigler

Meet Anthony Seigler, the Switch-Hitting, Switch-Pitching MLB Draft Gem
by DANNY KNOBLER bleacherreport.com MAY 29, 2018

The most interesting player in the MLB draft this June is a switch-hitting catcher.

And a right-handed pitcher. And a left-handed pitcher. A starter. And a closer. An infielder. And, oh yes, an outfielder.

He's Anthony Seigler, an 18-year-old high school senior from Cartersville, Georgia, and trust me, you've never seen anyone quite like him. He's Shohei Ohtani, if Ohtani turned around and started throwing left-handed too. He's the switch-pitcher Pat Venditte, if Venditte started a game behind the plate and ended it on the mound.

An article in The Daily Tribune News reported  that Seigler was a second baseman / ambidextrous pitcher on varsity as a freshman, including pitching in a double-header: 

Seigler pitched that game left-handed, but came back in game 2 later that day and helped Cartersville get through game 2 right-handed, something he has done often this season as an ambidextrous pitcher. As a result, Chester has referred to having Seigler at his disposal is like having an extra pitcher on the staff. 

“I tell people that I’m naturally lefty, but I don’t really know. I write with my right, so I guess I’m naturally right handed,” Seigler said. “I think it’s the same for both sides, which I think is really good because it helps me maintain speed from both sides. I would rather go on the mound left, but if I go righty, I’ll do whatever it takes.”  (daily-tribune.com)

2015 Year in Review - Perfect Game Events
by Jeff Dahn

The Astros’ 2018 catcher/both-handed pitcher Anthony Siegler was a one-man tsunami at the 15u PG WWBA, slashing .414/.441/.655 with four doubles, a home run, nine RBI and six runs scored at the plate. He made four appearances on the mound and went 2-0 for the 11-0-0 Astros, and allowed no runs on four hits while striking out 11 and walking four in 14 2/3 innings of work.The ambidextrous Siegler worked four innings right-handed in a semifinal round victory, and then made his way through the entire five-inning championship game using both his right and left arms. He pitched a two-hit shutout and was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI in the title game.“Siegler’s performance was big for us today,” Jordan told PG after the championship game. “If I have one way to describe him, he is a gritty gym rat. He does everything really well – throws and hits both ways – and just competes.” Siegler and 2018 shortstop/outfielder/right-hander Hudson Haskin were named to the all-tournament team as both hitters and pitchers. (perfectgame.org)

by Jason Greenberg | The Daily Tribune News 16 May 2015

by Jason Greenberg | The Daily Tribune News 13 May 2015

Game 1: Cartersville 12, Wayne County 1

Freshman Anthony Seigler got the start for Cartersville and was facing Wayne County senior ace and Georgia Southern commit J.D. Paul.

However, it was Seigler who looked like the playoff veteran in game 1 Wednesday as he pitched a complete game for the win.

Seigler pitched left-handed for the first time in the playoffs and allowed just three hits, two walks and no earned runs while striking out six.

2015 AAAA semifinals

Gibson finished with two perfect innings, while Cartersville pitcher Anthony Seigler (9 H, 9 ER, 2 K, 3 BB) was ousted after four innings of work. Read more


Anthony Seigler Baseball Profile | Perfect Game USA

Catcher, LHP (84 mph)

Catcher, RHP

CartersvilleBaseball @CHSHurricaneBSB

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