Self Analysis: Greg Bunn v1.1

Who knows a prospect better than the prospect himself? What are his strengths? What are his flaws? How does he handle situations? Find out all that and more in this edition of Self-Analysis.

Mechanics."That is actually the biggest thing that I have been focusing on this off season.  My mechanics tend to change a lot during a game, which plays havoc with my location.  My goal is to get my mechanics to be consistent."

FASTBALL.

Velocity. Average - 87-90 MPH, Peaks - 92 MPH

Movement. "Nine times out of ten in the past I have thrown four seam fastballs, but I have been trying to work more two seamers in to get more movement and some ground balls early in the count."

Notes. Greg Bunn is not blessed with a blazing fastball by an stretch of the imagination. But, when he is hitting his spots, he has more than enough velocity to be a strikeout pitcher. His two seam fastball will be key in his development though. It will give him just another trick up his sleeve to combat left handed hitters.

CURVEBALL.

Velocity. 75-77 MPH

Movement. "Most of the time, it has a 12-6 action or at least that is what I want it to have."

"I am not afraid to throw it in just about any count and in any situation. My curveball is sometimes my go to pitch when my location is struggling with my fastball."

Notes. This is the pitch in which Bunn racks up his strikeouts with great regularity. He can locate his heater just as well as his fastball if not better. His 12-6 break is late and sharp and left as well as righty hitters have their hands full trying to handle it.

CHANGEUP.

Velocity. 78-81 MPH

Movement."Right now, my changeup is a work in progress. Some days it has a side to side action, sometimes straight down, and I think it is in the high 70's to low 80's, which is also something that I am working on. I'd like to have the downward action. That action causes ground balls and missed bats, while side to side action can easily be lifted into the outfield by the batter."

Notes. Again, like with his two seam fastball, Greg's changeup will be crucial if he is to be able to get lefty hitters out throughout his career. Right now, it is still in its early stages, but Bunn has proved to be a good learner and should be able to make his changeup into a serviceable pitch.

Control."As I was saying before with my mechanics, my control can either be there or not at all. I had several games towards the end of last year where I couldn't throw the ball within three feet of where I wanted it to go.  Again, that is something I feel like my work with my mechanics will help this year."

Holding Base Runners."I feel like I have a lot to work on to get to where I would like to be. Holding runners is something I do alright, but I still need to work on it."

Fielding."I do ok in the fielding department. I do get too excited sometimes and feel like I need to do too much and end up throwing the ball away."

Competitiveness/Intelligence."I would say that I am a little bit of both [fiery and intellectual].  In some cases, I will think a lot about what I want to do with a batter and in some other situations I will just come right after someone."

Pitch Count Management. "I tend to throw more pitches to every single batter. It comes from my high school and college days when I would try to strike out every batter.  I am quickly finding out that approaching professional baseball with that attitude has you out of games before you would like to be."

Capitol Dugout Top Stories

\r\n \r\n\r\nMechanics.\"That is actually the biggest thing that I have been focusing on this off season.  My mechanics tend to change a lot during a game, which plays havoc with my location.  My goal is to get my mechanics to be consistent.\"\r\n

\r\nFASTBALL.\r\n

\r\nVelocity. Average - 87-90 MPH, Peaks - 92 MPH\r\n

\r\nMovement. \"Nine times out of ten in the past I have thrown four seam fastballs, but I have been trying to work more two seamers in to get more movement and some ground balls early in the count.\"\r\n

\r\nNotes. Greg Bunn is not blessed with a blazing fastball by an stretch of the imagination. But, when he is hitting his spots, he has more than enough velocity to be a strikeout pitcher. His two seam fastball will be key in his development though. It will give him just another trick up his sleeve to combat left handed hitters.\r\n

\r\nCURVEBALL.\r\n

\r\nVelocity. 75-77 MPH\r\n

\r\nMovement. \"Most of the time, it has a 12-6 action or at least that is what I want it to have.\"\r\n

\r\n\"I am not afraid to throw it in just about any count and in any situation. My curveball is sometimes my go to pitch when my location is struggling with my fastball.\"\r\n

\r\nNotes. This is the pitch in which Bunn racks up his strikeouts with great regularity. He can locate his heater just as well as his fastball if not better. His 12-6 break is late and sharp and left as well as righty hitters have their hands full trying to handle it.\r\n

\r\nCHANGEUP.\r\n

\r\nVelocity. 78-81 MPH\r\n

\r\nMovement.\"Right now, my changeup is a work in progress. Some days it has a side to side action, sometimes straight down, and I think it is in the high 70's to low 80's, which is also something that I am working on. I'd like to have the downward action. That action causes ground balls and missed bats, while side to side action can easily be lifted into the outfield by the batter.\"\r\n

\r\nNotes. Again, like with his two seam fastball, Greg's changeup will be crucial if he is to be able to get lefty hitters out throughout his career. Right now, it is still in its early stages, but Bunn has proved to be a good learner and should be able to make his changeup into a serviceable pitch.\r\n

\r\nControl.\"As I was saying before with my mechanics, my control can either be there or not at all. I had several games towards the end of last year where I couldn't throw the ball within three feet of where I wanted it to go.  Again, that is something I feel like my work with my mechanics will help this year.\"\r\n

\r\nHolding Base Runners.\"I feel like I have a lot to work on to get to where I would like to be. Holding runners is something I do alright, but I still need to work on it.\"\r\n

\r\nFielding.\"I do ok in the fielding department. I do get too excited sometimes and feel like I need to do too much and end up throwing the ball away.\"\r\n

\r\nCompetitiveness/Intelligence.\"I would say that I am a little bit of both [fiery and intellectual].  In some cases, I will think a lot about what I want to do with a batter and in some other situations I will just come right after someone.\"\r\n

\r\nPitch Count Management. \"I tend to throw more pitches to every single batter. It comes from my high school and college days when I would try to strike out every batter.  I am quickly finding out that approaching professional baseball with that attitude has you out of games before you would like to be.\"\r\n","mobileBody":" \r\nMechanics.\"That is actually the biggest thing that I have been focusing on this off season.  My mechanics tend to change a lot during a game, which plays havoc with my location.  My goal is to get my mechanics to be consistent.\"\r\n

\r\nFASTBALL.\r\n

\r\nVelocity. Average - 87-90 MPH, Peaks - 92 MPH\r\n

\r\nMovement. \"Nine times out of ten in the past I have thrown four seam fastballs, but I have been trying to work more two seamers in to get more movement and some ground balls early in the count.\"\r\n

\r\nNotes. Greg Bunn is not blessed with a blazing fastball by an stretch of the imagination. But, when he is hitting his spots, he has more than enough velocity to be a strikeout pitcher. His two seam fastball will be key in his development though. It will give him just another trick up his sleeve to combat left handed hitters.\r\n

\r\nCURVEBALL.\r\n

\r\nVelocity. 75-77 MPH\r\n

\r\nMovement. \"Most of the time, it has a 12-6 action or at least that is what I want it to have.\"\r\n

\r\n\"I am not afraid to throw it in just about any count and in any situation. My curveball is sometimes my go to pitch when my location is struggling with my fastball.\"\r\n

\r\nNotes. This is the pitch in which Bunn racks up his strikeouts with great regularity. He can locate his heater just as well as his fastball if not better. His 12-6 break is late and sharp and left as well as righty hitters have their hands full trying to handle it.\r\n

\r\nCHANGEUP.\r\n

\r\nVelocity. 78-81 MPH\r\n

\r\nMovement.\"Right now, my changeup is a work in progress. Some days it has a side to side action, sometimes straight down, and I think it is in the high 70's to low 80's, which is also something that I am working on. I'd like to have the downward action. That action causes ground balls and missed bats, while side to side action can easily be lifted into the outfield by the batter.\"\r\n

\r\nNotes. Again, like with his two seam fastball, Greg's changeup will be crucial if he is to be able to get lefty hitters out throughout his career. Right now, it is still in its early stages, but Bunn has proved to be a good learner and should be able to make his changeup into a serviceable pitch.\r\n

\r\nControl.\"As I was saying before with my mechanics, my control can either be there or not at all. I had several games towards the end of last year where I couldn't throw the ball within three feet of where I wanted it to go.  Again, that is something I feel like my work with my mechanics will help this year.\"\r\n

\r\nHolding Base Runners.\"I feel like I have a lot to work on to get to where I would like to be. Holding runners is something I do alright, but I still need to work on it.\"\r\n

\r\nFielding.\"I do ok in the fielding department. I do get too excited sometimes and feel like I need to do too much and end up throwing the ball away.\"\r\n

\r\nCompetitiveness/Intelligence.\"I would say that I am a little bit of both [fiery and intellectual].  In some cases, I will think a lot about what I want to do with a batter and in some other situations I will just come right after someone.\"\r\n

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