2012 Draft Scouting Report: Pat Light

2012 Draft Scouting Report: Pat Light

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and the reports that are used on draft day are developed from multiple viewings over the course of an amateur career. As part of our 2012 draft coverage here at Scout.com, we're providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on the names you need to know on draft day. Here's a look at college pitcher, Pat Light.

Name: Pat Light
Position: Pitcher
School: Monmouth
Height: 6-foot-6
Weight: 200
Bats/Throws: R/R

Events Scouted: Cape Cod League


Physical Description

The numbers speak for themselves. Light is 6-foot-6 and has a prototype frame to be a big league starting pitcher. He's a decent athlete and it looks like there's still some room for him to fill out.

Mechanics

Light is fairly consistent with his mechanics. He comes over the top and uses his height quite well to get a downhill plane.

Fastball

The combination of sink and velocity make Light's fastball by far his best offering. He lives mostly around 92-94 mph, and can crank it up to 95-96 on a consistent basis. His velocity has dipped a little in the middle innings, but not enough to be a concern.

Slider

Light's slider flashes plus potential but it's definitely not there yet. He's able to cruise through a lineup on his moving fastball in college, but will need his slider to be more consistent at the next level.

Changeup

Light will have to feature the changeup more as a professional. It's a potential solid-average pitch when he does use it, but he doesn't quite have the conviction with it yet.

Summation

A power sinking fastball will take you a long way in professional baseball, and Light has that. If he can get more consistent with his secondaries, his upside is that of a second or third starter in the big leagues.

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