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College Reports: February 27

Jered Goodwin         Perfect Game Staff        
Photo: Sam Bachman (Miami University Athletics)
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Players Covered: 
Sam Bachman (Miami), Tyler Myrick (Florida International), Derek Cartaya (Florida International), Justin Farmer (Florida International), Dante Girardi (Florida International), Steven Ondina (Florida International), Adrian Figueroa (Florida International), Wyatt Olds (Oklahoma), Jaret Godman (Oklahoma), Jason Ruffcorn (Oklahoma), Cody Greenhill (Auburn), Carson Skipper (Auburn), Joseph Gonzalez (Auburn), Mason Barnett (Auburn)


Sam Bachman, RHP, Miami (Ohio)

Bachman was the 35th ranked prospect in the Perfect Game off season draft board for good reason. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound right-handed pitcher has a square frame and lots of country strength to the look of the build. Bachman is not the most athletic pitcher, but his strength helps him repeat his up-tempo delivery and his arm was on time throughout most of the six innings.

The low three-quarters release was repeated with his fastball and slider, making the two pitch mix extremely tough on hitters. Bachman never let off the gas with his firm 94-97 fastball over his six innings on the mound. He grabbed a couple 98’s and even a 99 to end the 3rd inning with a strikeout. The slider was the real weapon, which Bachman went to often, getting fifteen swing and misses by our count. The pitch can look cutter-ish at times, and also can get expanded horizontal action as he adds and subtracts from the 84-90 mph velocity of the pitch. He has a feel to tunnel the fastball and slider on the outer half and can completely grind an opposing line up down. He did throw three change ups in the mid-80s and it will be interesting to see if the pitch develops during the long season.  

In all, Brachman threw six scoreless innings, striking out ten. He also issued two walks and hit two batters during his no-decision for the Red Hawks. He showed toughness, with firm stuff, and he held it throughout the 94-pitch outing. 



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