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Jul 25, 2005 - Jul 26, 2005   Gold  16
Baylor University - Waco, TX
Chad Shands
RHP 1B, C 6-2 200   R/R

FB
85
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
74
Pop
1.93
Range
85
CB
71
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Shands is a strong, mature 6-2, 200 lb senior right handed pitcher from Texas who also shows some skills as a catcher. He throws from a high leg kick delivery with good on-line direction to the plate and a high 3/4's to overhand release point. Shands gets good running action on a 83-85 mph fastball but tended to leave the pitch up in the strike zone. His breaking ball was a 68-71 mph curveball that had a shorter, harder break the harder he threw the pitch. Shands has a strong arm and can overpower some hitters but currently lacks deception in his delivery and in his pitches. As a catcher, Shands threw 74 mph during drills with a best pop time of 1.93. His pop time was the best of the showcase. Shands is a good student.
PG Grade 7.5




Oct 22, 2004 - Oct 25, 2004   Dallas Panthers  35
5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
Chad Shands
RHP 1B, C 6-2 200   R/R

FB
81
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
81
CB
SL
CH
73
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance




Jul 29, 2004 - Jul 31, 2004   Green  13
Baylor University - Waco, TX
Chad Shands
RHP 1B, C 6-2 205   R/R

FB
81
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
72
Pop
2.00
Range
81
CB
68
SL
70
CH
75
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Chad Shands is a physically mature 2006 right handed pitcher/catcher from Dallas, Texas. He threw 78-81 mph with his fastball in Waco, and we’ve seen him throw harder in the past. Shands also throws a 66-68 mph curveball, a 72 mph change up, and will cut his fastball at 75 mph. His cutter shows good potential. Shands has a slow, deliberate delivery with a short arm arch in back and some wrap. Shands shows good power potential with the bat as well. He’s obviously strong and has a good leveraged swing with some loft in it. Shands' catching skills looked pretty solid as well.
PG Grade 7.5




Jul 06, 2004 - Jul 11, 2004   Dallas Panthers  22
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Chad Shands
RHP 1B, C 6-2 200   R/R

FB
82
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
82
CB
71
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance




Jul 23, 2003 - Jul 25, 2003   Red  12
Baylor University - Waco, TX
Chad Shands
RHP 1B, C 6-1 191   R/R

FB
80
60
8.16
40
OF
IF
1B
C
72
Pop
2.19
Range
80
CB
67
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Shands is a right-hander with good looking ability as a catcher as well. He has a strong built 6 foot 1 and 190 pound frame and is only entering his sophomore year. As a pitcher he showed a 77-80 mph fastball from a three quarters arm slot. His curveball is even better with a good down action at 65-67 mph and since he does not have the velocity to throw it by batters just yet he relied heavily on that breaking pitch. He showed impressive command with his curveball. He also can catch and can play at the next level as a catcher. He flashes good actions behind the dish and has a stable hitting approach. He has a strong body to build on and could develop into a very good player at more than one position down the road.
PG Grade 7.0