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Aug 16, 2005 - Aug 18, 2005   Navy
  11

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC
Russell LaJoie
RHP IF 6-0 160   S/R

FB
83
60
7.82
40
OF
IF
86
1B
C
Pop
Range
83
CB
73
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
LaJoie is a 6-0, 160 lb right handed pitcher from Virginia with a medium frame that has some strength. We're told that he hasn't been pitching long and that he's gained 4-6 mph during the past few months now that he's settled into his new role. LaJoie threw from a straight up delivery with a long, high arm circle in back. He has some arm looseness and arm speed that point to future velocity gains. LaJoie was 81-83 mph with his fastball and it had good life it it. His curveball had good velocity at 71-73 mph and had a sweeping break that got tighter and shorter as he threw the pitch more often. LaJoie took infield during drills and showed impressive arm strength as a position player at 86 mph, which underlines why he made the position switch. At the plate LaJoie is a switch hitter who has some bat speed from the left side of the plate with a pull type approach. LaJoie is a good student who should keep improving as a pitcher.
PG Grade 7.0




Jun 07, 2003 - Jun 08, 2003   14-White Rd/Bk
  1

City of Palms Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Russell LaJoie
RHP IF 5-11 160   S/R

FB
83
60
7.46
40
OF
IF
75
1B
C
Pop
Range
83
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Russell shows hitting ability from both sides of the plate. It's hard to figure out what position he is best suited for, maybe 3B. On the mound he's an even better prospect. He throws in the 83 mph range and that will get better over the next couple years. Only an "05" we will see which way he most develops.
PG Grade 6.0