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Adam Haseley Is A Legit Two-Way Talent

In a longer look as a hitter today, The First Academy senior Adam Haseley (Univ. of Virginia commit) offered further evidence of advanced hitting ability. He accelerated the barrel through contact a couple of times, and generally appeared to have better rhythm to hit in his at bats than yesterday.

To make him even more interesting, he threw a complete game shutout, allowing only 2 hits and striking out 9 – proof of his two-way ability. His fastball was 84-85 with some tailing action, while his breaking ball was kind of a loose three quarters breaker in the mid 70s. It’s pretty clear that even though everything he does isn’t necessarily pretty, he can do a lot of things well. He was kind of upright in his delivery and slung pitches from a 3/4 or maybe even a little lower arm slot. It was easy to get a good look at the ball from his hand, it looked like it came out soft and tumbled some – but it didn’t, and that’s probably a good reason for his success today and previously. The delivery doesn’t scream command, but he issued just two walks this outing.

Seemingly every team has at least one, and the guy I wanted to see more of for the Royals was junior infielder Chadwick Word (Furman Univ. commit). He hits in the middle of the order and made several good passes on his way to a 3 for 4 day. He looks like he has some feel to hit along with a short right handed stroke.

Foster Griffin Tops at 91 On Way To CG Shutout

The First Academy (Orlando, FL) senior left hander Foster Griffin, a Univ. of Mississippi commit and 2013 Under Armour All-America Game participant, started for the Royals and recorded a complete game shutout victory.

He allowed three hits and two walks against 8 strikeouts over seven innings of work. He topped at 91 with his fastball, pitched in the upper 80s, and featured great feel for his change up. He effectively mixed in his breaking ball as well, giving him a solid three pitch mix and command of his best two. His delivery is athletic and he generates quality stuff with little effort. He is a right handed hitter, and collected two hits in three at bats on the day.

In a short look, Royals senior OF Adam Haseley (Univ. of Virginia commmit) offers an interesting run-hit combination. He is a quick twitch athlete, and relies on quickness to hit more than rhythm or fluidity. His left handed stroke is short, and he appears to run very well (I didn’t get any run times today).