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Nov 17, 2005 - Nov 21, 2005   Tidewater White sox
  10

Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Jason Pierce
RHP 6-1 155   L/R

FB
88
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
88
CB
74
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance




Aug 16, 2005 - Aug 18, 2005   Gold
  8

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC
Jason Pierce
RHP 6-1 155   L/R

FB
85
60
7.08
40
OF
84
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
85
CB
71
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Pierce is a live bodied 6-1, 155 lb outfielder/pitcher from Virginia. He has a very young, projectable body that hasn't really started getting strong yet. Pierce was one of the best athletes at the showcase and can pretty much do everything well on the baseball field. He ran 7.08 and threw 84 mph from the outfield while showing easy actions and good range on defense. Pierce is a left handed hitter with a smooth, easy swing and very good bat speed. He has some lift in his swing and can get the ball up the gaps with authority. He made solid game contact and is an advanced hitter. We saw Pierce pitch last year when he was really just starting to pitch regularly. He has really, really improved during the last year. Pierce has smooth pitching mechanics with a full hands over head delivery and a quick, smooth arm stroke. He threw his fastball 83-85 mph with very good cutting and sinking life. His out pitch was a 68-71 mph curveball that was very sharp and late and overmatched the showcase hitters completely. Pierce is a legit 2-way Division I prospect who really could be considered a 2007 prospect because of his young body and the amount of projection he has left. We like him a bit better as a pitcher given his improvement at that position but that's only by a narrow margin. Very good follow!
PG Grade 8.5




Aug 09, 2004 - Aug 11, 2004   Maroon
  16

Duke University - Durham, NC
Jason Pierce
RHP 6-1 150   L/R

FB
80
60
7.09
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
80
CB
68
SL
CH
70
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Jason Pierce is a live bodied 2006 right handed pitcher from Yorktown, Virginia, who was one of the more unique talents we saw all summer. It might take some patience and some good coaching, but there is a ton of hidden talent waiting to come out of Pierce’s right arm. Pierce has three solid present pitches; a 70 mph change up that has excellent sinking action, a 68 mph curveball that has tight 12/6 spin and break, and a 78-80 mph slider. The slider is the interesting pitch because Pierce thinks it’s his fastball. Because of his grip (we talked to him afterwards), his arm stroke and his ¾ release point, Pierce is on the side of every fastball like he’s throwing a cutter and the result is a very consistent sharp, late breaking slider that hitters at this level just flail at. Pierce didn’t throw one ball "straight" like a fastball. If he was able to get his hand behind the ball and throw a nice 4 seamer he might throw 88 mph right now given his slider velocity and his natural arm speed. That Pierce is a very good athlete with prospect potential as a left handed hitting outfielder should make him more able to make adjustments. Follow!
PG Grade 7.5