2012 Draft Scouting Report: Riley Ferrell

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and the reports that are used on draft day are developed from multiple viewings over the course of an amateur career. As part of our 2012 draft coverage here at Scout.com, we're providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on the names you need to know on draft day. Here's a look at prep righty, Riley Ferrell.

Name: Riley Ferrell
Position: Pitcher
School: A&M Consolidated H.S. (Tex.)
Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 195
Bats/Throws: R/R

Events Scouted: Perfect Game National Showcase


Physical Description

Ferrell has about an average frame. He's an excellent overall athlete with ability to play other positions on the diamond. There's some room for him to grow as well.

Mechanics

There are some issues to be concerned with when it comes to Ferrell's arm action. He has a rough, stabbing action in the back of his arm circle and it would be for the better if he could get it ironed out. There's also some effort overall in his delivery, as well as a mild head snap.

Fastball

Ferrell is the owner of a very lively fastball. He works mostly at 90-91 mph, bumping 92 every now and then. There could be a tick or two more there when he cleans up his delivery.

Slider

His slider shows some potential, as he snaps off a potential average one every so often. However, it's wildly inconsistent right now. Thrown at 81-84 mph, it stays up in the zone far too much.

Changeup

The changeup doesn't show up much yet in Ferrell's arsenal. He's mostly showcased with two pitches.

Summation

Ferrell is a project pick a team takes between the fifth and tenth rounds. He has a live arm, a lot of life on his fastball, and some potential with a breaking ball.

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