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Chris Withrow (Jason Becker/insideprepbaseball.com)


Biographical Data
Player Name:Chris Withrow
Position:Starting Pitcher
School:Midland Christian HS, Midland, Texas
School Type:High School
Academic Class:Senior
Birthdate:04/01/89
Height:6'3"
Weight:195 lbs.
Bats:Right
Throws:Right
Report Date(s):02/17/07
Game(s):Christensen

Focus Area
Comments
Fastball:Withrow's fastball was in the 89-94 mph range. In the strike zone, he was consistently at 91-93 mph.
FB Movement:Withrow's fastball had bore and sink in the strike zone.
Curve:Withrow threw his curve 74-78 mph. It has the chance to be an above-average pitch.
Changeup:His changeup sat in the 79-81 mph. It's an average offering that he commands well.
Control:Withrow had good command of all of his pitches, particularly the fastball and change.
Poise:He was poised on the mound, though it was just a scrimmage.
Physical Description:Withrow is a very projectable and athletic right-hander, with plenty of room to get bigger and stronger.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Good three-pitch mix, excellent mechanics, ability to repeat delivery.
Weaknesses:Withrow pitches for a small private school, so there's a little bit of a big fish-in-a-small pond mentality.
Summary:With athleticism, very clean mechanics and three pitches that have a chance to be above-average, Withrow is very intriguing. Throw in the fact that his father pitched at the University of Texas and in the White Sox organization and the bloodlines are there as well.