By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
November 30, 2010
I had a brief look at Texas right-hander Kyle Crick over the summer. I liked him. Yes, I did. So did TCU, who scooped some of the other Texas schools to land his commitment. I have a sneaky feeling that the draft might play a role for this guy, but as time and experience have taught us, you never know which way a guy goes until after the dust settles. I also understand he’s a football player, which worked out just fine for Texas HS shortstop Matt Lipka in 2010.
Kyle Crick, RHP
Sherman HS, TX
Games Seen: 2, Innings: 6
Arm Action: Good
Arm Angle: High 3/4
Arm/Delivery Mechanics: Arm smooth through back, body sometimes out in front of arm, arm catches up, gets extension and balanced landings.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: High hips and broad shoulders, burly strong kid with athleticism. Should get stronger yet.
STRENGTHS: FB 89-93, comfortable 90-92, hard downhill with tail, heavy ball. Can reach back for a little more and elevate when needed. SL 81-83 with hard bite, go-to weapon. Hard and late. Split 81 with hard drop. Straight CHG 80-81, assume those weren’t flat sliders, secondary SL 72-73 with drop.
WEAKNESSES: Needs to continue building strength and stamina to bring stuff in sooner and keep it longer.
SUMMATION: Potential 3-pitch ML RH power arm starter with durable build, live arm and put-away breaking ball.
OFP = 54
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