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Low Profile: If there’s one thing you learn quickly at Prep’s cracker box of a park, one of the smallest among the state’s traditional baseball powers, is that you keep your pitches low in the zone -– or you pay the price. As a crafty lefty who pinpoints balls to all quadrants of the strike zone, Roberts has learned to tow that line of pitching to contact without getting blown up.
St. John's Prep LHP Evan Roberts: CG, 2 K, 2 BB, 3 hits, 0 ER. 106 pitches (77 strikes) pic.twitter.com/UDdfTE89wH— Brendan C. Hall (@BHallESPN) May 29, 2014
Kick and Drive: Riley tends to make his compact frame big on the mound, starting off with a high, Dontrelle Willis-like kick and following through with a bit of a herky-jerky motion. Getting used to his delivery –- something he says he’s been doing “my whole life” –- takes patience.
Lowell RHP Brock Riley: CG, 6 K, 0 BB, 9 hits, 4 ER. 115 pitches (85 strikes) pic.twitter.com/cKeT99tyUb— Brendan C. Hall (@BHallESPN) May 29, 2014