RHP Thaddeus Ward A Strike Thrower with FB & CB

Bishop Verot junior right hander Thaddeus Ward (Univ. of Central Florida commit) pitched early Thursday for the Vikings. I saw him 86-88 with his fastball, and he paired a mid 70s breaking ball with tight spin and occasionally excellent depth with it. His fastball had good angle down through the zone, and he threw a high percentage of strikes with it and his breaking ball. He had just enough funk in his delivery to add deception, mostly following a little stab from the glove that made it tougher for the hitter to pick up the ball. At 6-foot-3 and 165 pounds he had some length to his frame and hasn’t filled out that much.

Senior CF Evan Dougherty (Duke Univ. commit) is among the guys I saw good in brief glimpses, but never really got a great look at. Such circumstances are a reality in events like this, even over multiple days and games.