David Appleby Scouting Report — RHP, University of Michigan

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Prospect: David Appleby
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Organization: University of Michigan
Height/Weight: 6’3”, 190 lbs.
Bats/Throws: R/R
Age/DOB: Junior (Four-Year; JuCo Transfer)
Acquired/Hometown: Santa Barbara City College; Westlake Village, CA (Agoura HS)

June 6, 2018 — Conejo Oaks (California Collegiate League)
Santa Barbara City College reliever the past two years; transferring to the University of Michigan for junior year in 2018-19; MLB Draft eligible this spring (2019); graduation year in 2020 … Three-quarters look with natural sink to his fastball, heavy with arm-side action at times. Mixes slider and changeup OK; each off-speed flashes average, but inconsistent. Command variable; lots of life in his repertoire that can get out of control, particularly to arm side … Fastball sat 85-90 (86-88) in my June look, paired with a 77-80 slider and a 76-78 changeup. Timed 1.64 – 1.71 to the plate with runner on first; needs to speed up a bit there … Decent sink to fastball that can also really ride in on RHH; tough to square it up; somewhat easier for LHH to square up fastball as it’ll ride back into their bat path a bit more. Natural life allows some margin of error in command; generally effective when down in the zone, even out over the plate … Slider inconsistent; shows some tilt but lacked real wipeout quality; OK show-me pitch, particularly to RHH, but needs to finish it out front a bit more consistently to create sharp break and some depth … Changeup flashed good tumble with arm-side run and decent arm speed/arm action through release. Tunnels decently well with sinking fastball, giving him a weapon against LHH in particular; I like the way it comes out of his hand — some potential here to be above-average … In all, David Appleby should fit into a bullpen role at the University of Michigan the next two years; if his stuff and velo takes a step forward in the next nine months, that role may be fairly high-leverage in nature come next spring in Big Ten Conference play; he’s a ways off from MLB Draft potential now, though, barring a jump in velo and pitch life.

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