note: Perfect Game recognizes that there are dozens of standout
performers at this year's 17u WWBA National Championship. The
thoughts provided below are first-hand observations from Scouting
Coordinator Jheremy Brown during the event's first day.
say that righthanded pitcher Riley Pint
(2016, Lenexa, Kan.) made the most of his first Perfect Game
event may be an understatement. With the large contingent of
recruiting coordinators and a handful of area scouts, the 6-foot-4
Pint went out on the mound and did his thing, showing everybody what
they wanted to see.
third warm up pitch came across at 95 mph, setting the tone for the
rest of his start. Along with the stuff Pint brings on the mound, the
frame and build is exactly how one would create it if they were able
to mold together a prototypical frame. He stands 6-foot-4 with long
limbs, a high waist, lean build, broad shoulders, and room to fill
with added strength.
is able to generate tremendous arm speed with an arm action that is
loose and easy, helping him to create that big fastball velocity. The
ball comes out of his hand cleanly and for the first inning, Pint
pretty much sat at 96 mph, occasionally hitting 93 or 94. As the
innings progressed, the uncommitted Pint maintained that velocity
very well, working in the 93-95 mph range. His two-seam fastball
shows very late running action at 92-93 mph with the ability to
locate it low in the zone.
common theme amongst the four offerings from Pint is power and life.
His knuckle-curve is his put-away pitch with late depth and sharp
life at 84 mph, and when it was put in play the pitch was pounded
into the ground. He flashed a changeup both in game and in between
innings, working it in the 80-81 mph range. While maintaining the
same arm speed and action, Pint gets fading life on his changeup low
in the zone, giving him four pitches, all of which he can throw for
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