|High School||Keystone Hgts. Jr/ Sr High|
|GRADE POINT AVG. (GPA) :||3.5|
|RECRUITED BY :||Kevin Wright|
|Weight :||185 lbs|
|2ND POSITION||2nd Base|
AFC Baseball Evaluation
Player: Tyler Rickets
School: Keystone Height High School
I had an opportunity to watch Tyler pitch and what I saw I liked. Tyler is only a freshman, but his mound presence was that of an older competitor. I enjoyed watching him compete. Even though he is throwing under the speed limit for high school at the moment, he has a pretty good idea of how to pitch. I think a lot of teams look for raw ability first and then try to give it a brain. This guy already has the brain he just needs to physically mature and become a young man. I feel that his velocity will increase with normal maturation. Couple that with a weight program and some refined mechanical work and you will have a bona fide college pitcher. He pitches in the mid to upper 70’s right now and that’s nothing to write home about, but his command thought process are. If he can get to the upper 80’s by his senior year then you’ll have a small DI, DII level Pitcher.
Work Ethic: To play at Keystone High School a level work ethic is demanded. He’s young and is starting to figure out that to be good there is a certain level of work that is a must. He is a quick learner and is ready to get better.
Arm: This is where he needs the most work, but this is also the easiest of his problems to fix (from a pitching perspective). Once he gets stronger and refine his mechanics then he’ll be where he needs to be. He’s only a freshman and has ample time to develop
Bat: Batting .429 for the year his Freshman year.
Baseball iq: B+; He knows how to compete and get guys out with inferior stuff.
Fastball: 75-79 MPH; good command with arm side run. Starts the fastball off the dish away to righties and brings it back (I don’t see that from many pitchers and especially freshmen)
Change-up: didn’t get a gun on it, but he throws it with fastball arm speed and it has some downward movement. A good out pitch for him.
I think it’s only a matter of time before Tyler develops into a college pitcher. With his physical maturation uncertain you don’t know you’re going to get from a ceiling standpoint, but I know that his make up on the mound is that of a competitor. He could land anywhere from NAIA to DI at this point. Time will tell.
AFC Director of Baseball Evaluations,
11 Year MLB veteran
Keystone Heights Travel Team Summer 2014
Lake Region Top 60 Baseball Showcase- July 23rd, 2014.--Keystone Heights, FL.
My name is Tyler Ricketts and I am #10 on the Keystone Heights varsity baseball team. I am a junior and am currently 5'11" tall and weigh 165lbs. I am a right handed pitcher, and i am currently throwing in the low 80's. I throw a fastball, curveball, and a change up. I have great control on all three pitches. My batting average is .429, my OBP was .429 and my OPS was .857. I am currently playing with the "Florida Hard ballers" as my travel team. My dedication and hard work will be displayed to you always on and off the field. My motto is "there may be people more talented than you but there is no excuse for someone to work harder than you do". My GPA is a 2.8, and I am currently working hard in the classroom to bring my GPA up to above a 3.5. Given the opportunity to be apart of your team would be my privilege. I thank you for your thoughtful consideration and possibly selecting me, Tyler Ricketts as a new team player on behalf of your school.
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