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Oct 22, 2004 - Oct 25, 2004   Dallas Panthers  20
5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
Cliff Springston
OF LHP 6-3 180   L/L

FB
84
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
84
CB
70
SL
79
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance




Jul 25, 2004 - Jul 27, 2004   Red  11
Baylor University - Waco, TX
Cliff Springston
OF LHP 6-3 180   L/L

FB
83
60
6.83
40
OF
86
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
83
CB
67
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Cliff Springston is a 2005 LHP/OF from Bruceville, TX. We’ve previously listed Springston as a pitching prospect, and even had him at the Perfect Game National as a primary pitcher. However, it is debatable if he is a better pitcher or position prospect at this time. Springston is a first class athlete who could develop into a big time prospect as an outfielder. His 6'2", 175 lb. very projectable body is still a plus because Springston is already showing above average power potential and he can get much stronger. The ball really jumps off his bat and he has natural loft and extension to his swing. Springston also shows the ability to be a top notch defender. He’s a 6.8 runner underway (4.31 to first base) who showed instincts and a close to big league average throwing arm from right field. We’ve seen Springston at 87 mph off the mound from the left side. In Waco, he threw 81-83 mph. He is still a highest level college lefty. Cliff is a good student..
PG Grade 9.0




Jul 12, 2004 - Jul 18, 2004   Dallas Panthers 18u  20
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Cliff Springston
OF LHP 6-3 180   L/L

FB
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
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CB
SL
CH
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Knuckle
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Jun 18, 2004 - Jun 20, 2004   Cardinal  2
Tropicana Field - St. Petersburg, FL
Cliff Springston
OF LHP 6-2 175   L/L

FB
85
60
6.99
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
85
CB
64
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Cliff Springston is a lean athletic 6'3/180 LHP from Bruceville, TX. He looks young and he projects in a large way. He shows athleticism running a sub 7 60 and swinging a good bat with some power. On the mound he shows smooth athletic mechanics with good balance and fluid arm action. A finesse guy he topped in the mid 80s at Tropicana Field but there's plenty left in him. His CB showed good spin and he showed a cutter/slider that looked very good. He filled the zone with all his pitches forcing the top hitters in the country to hit ground balls. His arm action, mechanics and outstanding body make him extremely projectable. He's going to throw 90 or better and he's a lefty. He can pitch at the highest levels of college and he will get some pro interest. After college he could turn into a early draft. Cliff is an excellent student who needs to retake his ACT.
PG Grade 9.0




Jul 27, 2003 - Jul 29, 2003   Green  4
Baylor University - Waco, TX
Cliff Springston
OF LHP 6-2 180   L/L

FB
82
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
82
CB
66
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Springston is a left-hander with a fast arm out of a 3/4 slot. He showed a coil type of wind-up and came out of it well enough to gain 80-82 mph velocity. We think he could utilize his body and levers better with a taller motion but he showed he can pitch well the way things are. He also showed a good spin out of his hand with the breaking ball. It was only clocked at 65-66 mph but it took a good path. The curveball will be difficult for any left-handed batter to get a clean swing at. He showed athleticism and we expect that he would defensively show well in the outfield but with his fast arm and potential breaking ball we like his chances on the hill. Cliff only an "05" and a 6'2/180 lefty with good grades, is someone to watch.
PG Grade 7.0




Jul 23, 2003 - Jul 25, 2003   Orange  20
Baylor University - Waco, TX
Cliff Springston
OF LHP 6-2 180   L/L

FB
82
60
7.18
40
OF
84
IF
1B
80
C
Pop
Range
82
CB
72
SL
78
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Springston is a 6 foot 2 Left-hander with some wicked off-speed stuff on the mound. He showed a simple delivery without wasting much time. He uses an arm slot between 3/4 and slightly lower. He generated much of his power out of his body and has a good firm front side upon landing with his foot slightly closed and maintaining his balance. The mechanics are good and his pitches were hard to hit. His fastball was between 79-82 mph and showed a big tail. He threw a big curveball and nice slider. His curve had a big break on it and was clocked between 65-71 mph. The slider was coming in between 72-76 and touched 77. He varied his breaking pitches so much it was hard to determine which angle the ball would break and how much of a break it was going to be until it crossed the plate. He used the breaking pitches a lot and showed some sharpness to all 3 pitches. He is a good left-hander who can pitch and having such good off-speed breakers will add to his demand from College recruiters next summer. We saw some fire in his eyes on the hill ! He's also a good athlete and can hit with power.
PG Grade 8.0