Monday, October 3, 2011
Breaking down Kyle Twomey
By Andrew Knepper
With one of the smoothest deliveries you will see out of a prep player, Kyle Twomey has been keeping hitters off balance with his deception and repetitive delivery. From the left side he hurls his fastball between 84-87 mph and at times tops out at 89 mph, his curveball between 65-67 mph and an outstanding changeup at 69-72. He has a good downward plane to the plate and his delivery is effortless. One of the pluses to his game is his pinpoint command of his three pitches.
Playing for El Dorado (Placentia, Calif.) high, Twomey will have some of the best talent the state has to offer. Shortstop Chris Rivera is widely known as one of the best middle infield prospects in the nation and left-handed pitcher P.J Conlon is an emerging pitching prospect.
Staying close to his current surroundings for his collegiate career, Twomey has committed to the University of Southern California. He will play for the Trojans with three of his fall ball teammates. Rio Ruiz of Bishop Amat (La Puente, Calif.), Shane Watson of Lakewood (Lakewood, Calif) and Chase DeJong of Woodrow Wilson (Long Beach, Calif.)