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2012 Draft Scouting Report: Jason Carmichael
School: Mariner H.S. (Fla.)
Events Scouted: Perfect Game National
Projection is the key word here. Carmichael's 170 pound frame has all the room in the world to fill out and when that happens we could very easily see a velocity spike. He's an excellent athlete, with long limbs and quick twitch actions.
Carmichael gets a good downward plane on his pitches. I'd like to see him get his lower half a little more involved, but he has a whip quick arm and it comes over the top pretty smooth.
It's all about where you project the fastball with Carmichael. He currently lives at 88-91 mph, touching 92 at times. As thin as he is, that's almost certainly going to jump up and you could see him living at 90-93 down the road. He spots pretty well but it's a little straight as well.
The curveball is a fringe offering for Carmichael right now. He spins a good one every so often but mostly it tumbles and comes in at 75-78 mph.
The slider appears to be a pitch Carmichael is more comfortable with currently. It's shows sharp 11-5 bite at 81-83 mph and he has spotted it fairly well.
You're picking Carmichael for his huge projection. He has a live, loose arm and he's flashed an ability to spin a breaking ball. Someone will take him off the board between rounds three and five.
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