Tournaments | Story | 7/20/2021

13u World Series Scout Notes: Days 1-2

Jheremy Brown         Tyler Russo         Perfect Game Staff        
Photo: Nicholas Bradley (Perfect Game)

Don’t let the final score of the East Coast Ghost Mocha game fool you as right-hander Nicholas Bradley (2026, Clarks Summit, Pa.) got the start and was superb over his three innings of work, exiting the game with a 1-0 lead. Already standing 6-foot, 155 pounds, there’s obvious projection given the frame and his age and for as much as the velocity stands out, it was Bradley’s ability to already move the ball to either side of the plate that immediately jumped out. 

It’s a pretty simple operation for Bradley, remaining steady with his tempo from the moment he raises his front leg through the moment he releases the ball, staying in control while pumping the strike zone throughout his three innings of work. Of the 9 outs he recorded, 8 came via the strikeout and a majority of the whiffs came off his fastball which lived in the low-80s throughout his three innings, bumping as high as 84 mph. The fastball jumps out of Bradley’s hand and at this level he was able to miss plenty of bats while his ability to spot up to either side down to the knees is pretty advanced for his age. He rarely deviated away from the game plan of pumping the fastball but did flash both a changeup and slider early in his short stint. Bradley maintained his arm speed well on both pitches, showing short life to his arm side on the changeup at 77 mph while spinning what has the chance to be a quality slider in the mid-70s with late biting life to it. 

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