High School | Rankings | 6/4/2020

Top 10 Lefthanded Pitchers: 2022 & 2023

Jheremy Brown        
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Top 10 Lefthanded Pitchers: 2020 & 2021

Each week Jered Goodwin and Jheremy Brown will break down the top nationally ranked prospects at each position in the 2020-2023 classes, but there’s a twist. Instead of keeping them ranked within their specific classes as you'd find in the most updated national rankings, we will blend the top 2020s and 2021s into a top 10 list and then do the same with the 2022s and 2023s to see where they stack up against one another putting grad year aside. The 2020/2021 list will always be the first release, followed by the 2022/2023 with a different breakdown amongst positions weekly and this week we look at a talented crop of lefthanded pitchers. 

1. Thomas White
White burst onto the national scene last summer during the BCS and reports of a 14-year-old lefthander out of Massachusetts touching 91 mph quickly spread, reaching college recruiters across the country. Tabbed as the starter for Team Gordon at this past year’s 14u PG Select Festival, White debuted as the No. 1 prospect in the class of 2023 and hasn’t relinquished the title yet and rightfully so. At 6-4, 192 pounds the physical projection is nearly limitless for the long-limbed lefthander, a scary proposition for opposing batters given what he’s already capable of producing on the mound. As noteworthy as the frame and current fastball velocity are, the overall looseness and low effort operation are even more impressive. His arm action exudes fluidity and he uses his length well to generate extension out front, living comfortably in the 88-91 mph range, bumping 92 mph already, with lots of natural running life to his arm side. White fills the strike zone well, showing command to either side of the plate while living down at the knees, and while his breaking ball will continue to develop, it’s a nice pitch at present to miss bats and keep hitters off balance.  

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