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May 18, 2004 - May 18, 2004   Red
  12

Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Dontavious McDowell
OF RHP 6-0 190   R/R

FB
88
60
6.93
40
OF
88
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
88
CB
75
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
RHP/OF D.T McDowell: McDowell swung between both pitcher and player at the Showcase, as he usually does in most games and events. Off the mound, McDowell was steady in the 87-88 mph area, down a couple of mph’s from when we’ve seen him consistently in the past. He didn’t throw especially well from the outfield, either, so we suspect that all his high school innings from the spring have taken a temporary toll on his arm strength. McDowell took an impressive batting practice, launching several balls well over the left field bleachers with an aggressive, strong swing. He’s signed to play football at Troy State but appears serious about pursuing a baseball career as well.
PG Grade 9.5




Oct 24, 2003 - Oct 27, 2003   Knoxville Yard
  5

Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Dontavious McDowell
OF RHP 6-0 190   R/R

FB
90
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
87-90
CB
78
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance




Jun 13, 2003 - Jun 15, 2003   Red
  5

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, NE
Dontavious McDowell
OF RHP 6-0 190   R/R

FB
89
60
6.92
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
For pure athletic ability, few athletes touch McDowell, a nationally recruited football quarterback. In fact, McDowell went straight over from the Nebraska baseball diamond to the football stadium during the PG National to make an appearance at the Cornhusker Football Camp. He hasn't had nearly as many baseball repetitions as someone like former Husker recruit Carl Crawford did at the same age, though, and it’s much harder to project his baseball future. It would be a shame to waste all that athleticism on the mound, but McDowell, despite very limited innings in his past, shows plenty of promise as a pitcher. He threw 86-90 and showed a sharp breaking curveball from a high ¾’s release point. With rumors circulating in the stands about how far he could throw a football (they were hard to believe, so we won’t repeat them), it’s not hard to believe in McDowell’s arm strength. He has a special arm! At the plate, McDowell doesn’t leave anything in reserve on his swing, sort of like the running back who lowers his shoulder instead of skirting out of bounds. He demonstrated very good power in batting practice and even set an unofficial Perfect Game record for longest bat throw on one swing. McDowell’s 60 time was in the 6.8 range, but given his athletic ability and watching him run the bases, we’ll easily say that he has plus speed on the baseball diamond. What happens from here is hard to say. It’s evident that McDowell enjoys baseball and has tons of potential. What the football coaches say will undoubtedly have an impact, though. If MLB scouts think he's signable things will get real interesting. He's a talent, that's for sure. We look forward to seeing more of him on the baseball field.
PG Grade 10.0