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Jun 13, 2003 - Jun 15, 2003   Navy
  10

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, NE
Anthony Encinas
RHP OF 6-0 185   L/R

FB
91
60
7.17
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
91
CB
76
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
If you needed to win a game with one pitcher at the PG National, Encinas might be the guy to put out on the hill. He will fight the 6-0 right hander cliché this year and beyond and there’s nothing he can do about that, but it’s hard to debate his two present average to plus pitches, his athletic ability and his competitiveness. Encinas has multi-part delivery that adds significant deception to his pitches but that doesn’t detract apparently to his command because he’s able to repeat and adapt it. Encinas turns his back on the hitter, hesitates at the top, gives a leg flex as a timer for his arm stroke and will wheel and fire from different arm angles. The hitter sees lots of Encinas, lots of motion and very little of the ball. Encinas showed two different fastballs, a 89-91 heater that he used with precision down in the zone and an 88 mph pitch that he dropped down to low ¾’s to sidearm, got some running action on and got hitter’s front sides real loose. Encinas’ breaking ball is a 76 mph hard curveball that has some sharpness and a big, sweeping break. He didn’t show a slider or a change up, but given his athletic ability and feel for pitching, it probably wouldn’t be especially difficult for him to add those pitches as the need arises. Anthony can hit and play the outfield enough to be considered a prospect as a position player as well. On the mound he's a potential college all american. Anthony does well in the class room too.
PG Grade 10.0




Jun 07, 2003 - Jun 08, 2003   5-Navy
  12

Peoria Sports Complex - Peoria, AZ
Anthony Encinas
RHP OF 6-0 185   L/R

FB
92
60
7.01
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
92
CB
75
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
As the top pitcher in the Sunshine West showcase, Encinas was the flame thrower of the group with command of 3 pitches. He is an athletic built player who has a fast arm, lively fastball and a sharp 75 mph slurve. He got outs by using his hard pitches and hitting spots. His fastball was 89-91 mph and he topped out at 92. He took care of business quickly and is a good looking prospect on the hill. He can even swing the bat with the top position players and ended up with 7 for 8 in his 3 games. He ran a 7.01 in the 60 and is a natural athlete reacting to the ball quickly in the outfield. Not only did he hit the ball but his line drives were some of the hardest. He has all around ability and that arm can pitch with the best of the 04 prospects in the Nation !
PG Grade 9.5