Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. Eric Cerantola’s Curveball (RHP, Mississippi State). Some will look at the spin rates and presume an average movement profile, but there’s so much more to it. For someone so young, Leiter has an impressive repertoire. It's good to see someone go through that right now. Any pitch thrown north of 85 mph with little-to-no north/south movement is ridiculously tough to barrel, and the pitches VAA is in the 8.2-8.4 range on average, but up to 9.1 on pitches down in the zone. Subscribe now », Joe Zedalis | NJ Advance Media for Covering the World of Sports, Health & Fitness in Brooklyn, NYC, New Jersey, Long Island, and beyond! His velo has also been climbing this summer, which will set up Boone for a Ian Seymour (2nd Round Pick in 2020 by Tampa Bay) like rise on boards thanks to his model friendliness. #proudpapa KEEP UP WITH THE COMMODORES: A Tennessean subscription gets you unlimited access to our Vanderbilt baseball coverage. Through nine games, Vanderbilt starting pitchers have combined for a 7-0 record, 0.94 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 48 innings. But Leiter struck him out in four pitches in the first and pitched him into a lazy groundout in the fourth. “I can't even name an arm that's gone to the mound that hasn't thrown well,” Martin said. Jack Leiter (22) showing here pitching for Delbarton last spring, had a brilliant debut for Vanderbilt University on Tuesday night. But Leiter, the son of former MLB All-Start pitcher Al Leiter, got virtually the same result in No. He's that talented.". A week ago, Leiter’s first start was a display of absolute dominance. Vanderbilt's Jack Leiter had quite the debut into the college baseball world. So, baseball is in his blood, for sure. Find information on all sports including baseball, news, events, and rosters, including Jack Leiter roster. Leiter, an All-State selection, was also a 20th round selection of the New York Yankees in last June’s MLB Draft. Delbarton H.S. A bunt single kept Vanderbilt freshman pitcher Jack Leiter from notching his second no-hit performance in as many starts. Another interesting facet of Hajjar’s slider is his average release height of 6.8, which is basically a hitter’s nightmare from a pitch trajectory standpoint as it possesses a steep plane and sees most of the break come late in a cutting-esque shape. “(Leiter) was electric," center fielder Austin Martin said. Medium athletic build with good present strength. Jack Leiter is a 2019 RHP/MIF with a 6-1 195 lb. Boone’s fastball has a ridiculously flat VAA (3.9). Of course, most draft prospects are only at the genesis of their development, so it’s entirely possible a list like this one looks completely different six months from now. The two freshman combined for 19 strikeouts. Leiter is the son of 19-year Major League pitcher and MLB Network Analyst Al Leiter , who had a fairly successful career with the Mets, Blue Jays, Yankees, and Marlins, and is also the nephew of Mark Leiter , who pitched for 11 years in the Majors. The pitch has a 9.94 average VAA, which is ridiculously steep; combine that with the ~10 IVB & -5.3 hBreak to get a 60, maybe 70 grade pitch. used words like “filthy” and “nasty” when describing Liter’s secondary pitches. If Leiter velocity jumps to 94-95 next season – which is within the realm of possibility as he’ll be on the back end of an advanced college thrown program – the pitch is probably an 80-grade offering relative to its peers. Freshman shortstop Carter Young went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. He tossed five no-hit innings and struck out 12 of 16 batters he faced. RHP Jack Leiter (Delbarton HS, NJ), a Vanderbilt recruit with big-league bloodlines, is smaller in stature but attacked hitters with his 91-93 fastball and arguably the best breaking ball of the event, a … Leiter’s top two offerings are the fastball (already mentioned above), which had an 11.3 SwStr%, and the slider (22.6%). © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. 1 Vanderbilt’s 6-0 win over Evansville Tuesday. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/20). Those spots are filled by right-hander Mason Hickman (1-0), right-hander Kumar Rocker (2-0) and left-hander Jake Eder (1-0). Jack Thomas Leiter (born April 21, 2000) is an American college baseball pitcher for the Vanderbilt Commodores. Rodney Boone’s Fastball (LHP, UC Santa Barbara). Jack Leiter is a Dean’s List student. He throws both pitches with enough distinction to make them effective. "When you talk to him, he's probably not going to say it was his best kind of night. Jack Leiter . It's not supposed to be that easy, but Delbarton graduate Jack Leiter sure made it seem that way. Donate to the continued success of Prospects 365! You can support your local news source. Full body delivery, gets his back and hips turned well, deep arm circle in back, has well controlled energy in his delivery, bit cross body on release. Vanderbilt baseball's Jack Leiter gives up one hit in second win: 'I didn't have my best stuff'. Change ). ( Log Out /  Pretty impressive for the Summit, New Jersey, resident. “I stayed in the moment,” Leiter said. In addition, the younger Leiter has two uncles with professorial baseball experience: Mark Leiter (11 MLB season) and Kurt Leiter, whom the Baltimore Orioles drafted. Freshmen Michael Doolin and Chris McElvain finished off the win with a combined four innings of scoreless relief. One of the few pitches that is blatantly elite based on the eye test, Rocker’s slider appeals to everybody. Juliet standout, also picked up a midweek victory last week. Leiter has relied more on his curveball this season, but he also throws a slider. Hajjar throws it for a strike 66% of the time and for a swing-and-miss 16.8% of the time. Mark Leiter, Jack’s uncle, played 11 seasons (1990-99, 2001) for eight major league teams. Leiter’s ability to miss bats was on full showcase this spring; an 11.5 SwStr% in total is well above average, though his 6.9 SwStr% on the curveball leaves some to be desired. And the competition mattered little to Leiter.