2017 RHP MSU Commit Chad Bryant Update

Thomasville (AL) High School class of 2017 right-handed pitcher Chad Bryant, a Mississippi State commitment, talks one-on-one with Gene's Page.

  • Name: Chad Bryant
  • Classification: 2017
  • Position: RHP
  • Ht, Wt: 5--foot-11, 195
  • Bats-Throws: R/R
  • High School: Thomasville (AL) High School
  • Travel Team: East Coast Baseball
  • Schools of Interest: Committed to Mississippi State

    Your first inning today you were throwing your fastball 89-90 and it was down in the strikezone. What did you have going on in that first inning?
    "I just felt good coming out of the gate. I was throwing my fastball for a strike and my other pitches for strikes. It was just clicking for me."

    What is your normal velocity. And what is your top velocity this summer?
    "My normal is 89-90. I have topped out at 92. It was last weekend at Mobile."

    Was this your first time to pitch on the Dudy Noble Field mound? If so, what was it like?
    "Yes sir, it was. It was fun. It was nice just getting to pitch on the field where I will play college ball."

    What was it like for you when you threw your first pitch off the mound?
    "It felt good. It felt like I was at home."

    Your catcher today was Luke Hancock, another Mississippi State commitment. What was it like working with him today?
    "It was fun working with him. He is good. He helped me with my pitches. When I am not throwing something right he helps me out a lot."

    How does he help you?
    "He helps me call pitches. And when I am missing (the strikezone) he will tell me what I am doing with my body."

    When did you two meet for the first time? And how are you getting along with each other?
    "We met last weekend. He was like a brother to me when I first met him."

    What are you trying to improve this summer while playing travel ball?
    "I am trying to improve my location. I am trying to locate my fastball and get a little more velocity on it."

    How much velocity have you added to your fastball since last summer?
    "Last year I was 87-88. I have added a couple of miles per hour."

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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