Saturday, July 11, 2015

Switch-pitchers at all levels

Did you know that there are ambidextrous pitchers at all levels of baseball?

Here are a few active switch pitchers ...

Pro Baseball

Pat Venditte, Oakland Athletics, Major Leagues

Ryan Perez, Mahoning Valley Scrappers, Minor Leagues

College Baseball

Marcus Garcia, Sierra College

Aubrey McCarty, Vanderbilt University

Alex Trautner, Creighton University

High School Baseball

Kristofer Armstrong, The Benjamin School, Jupiter, Florida

Tyler Hopman, Old Bridge HS, New Jersey

Carter Kieboom, Marietta, Georgia

Henry Knight, Franklin HS, Seattle, Washington

J.T. McDonnell, San Marino HS, California

Joe Santoro, Carmel Catholic HS, Illinois

James Touchton, Central Magnet HS, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Youth Leagues

Most ambidextrous pitchers start throwing both ways before they are 10 years old and some start as early as age 3, like Pat Venditte. See Ambidextrous pitcher in the Little League World Series

Phillip Ernst, Perryville, Missouri

Joe Lach, Rolling HiIls Estates, California


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