2018 Scout Notes from PG Park at LakePoint

2/20 High School Scout Notes
2/20/2018 9:05:25 PM

Jackson Phipps (2020, Dallas, Ga.) started on the mound for the East Paulding Raiders on a very comfortable Tuesday night at Lakepoint and ran his fastball up to 91 mph. Over the span of his outing, his fastball worked from 86-90 mph. Phipps settled in nicely on the mound after the leadoff hitter tripled. He would go on to strikeout the next four batters he faced with his fastball and curveball. The ball comes from a low arm angle and a crossfire delivery. Phipps' arm works well with plenty of looseness to it and his delivery overall. The front side gets a bit tight at times and rushes through the delivery causing balls to spike, but overall the delivery is clean and he commands the strike zone well. 

Zachary Maxwell (2019, Acworth, Ga.) made a very strong relief appearance for North Paulding High School in their game at Lakepoint Tuesday night. Maxwell worked multiple innings that included a dominant third inning in which he struck out the side on with an overpowering fastball/curveball combination. Although Maxwell throws with some effort, his 88-91 velocity range was maintained throughout. In his first inning, Maxwell even notched a pair of 92 mph fastballs as well. Maxwell creates lots of angle on his pitches due in large part to his big 6-foot-5 225-pound frame. The Georgia Tech commit has a full arm action and a very good secondary pitch in his curveball that sat 75-78 mph with tight spin and good downward tilt. Maxwell's command is what stood out most in Tuesday's outing. The big righthander seemed to be able to locate the fastball and curveball to whichever part of the strike zone he pleased.
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