01/26/2014 - National Tryout - Myrtle Beach, SC Ward only showed on the mound where he has improved his abilities and displays an upside on the mound. Arm strength has improved, now showing well above average as indicated by his top velocity of 86 mph. Fastball showed a range of 81-86 mph on a downhill plane. Breaking ball is a quality pitch that will get outs at the next level, displaying 11/5 shape with late bite. He throws a split finger and maintains arm speed but needs to develop more movement on pitch. Command / control are a plus as he throws strikes with all his pitches, locating to both sides of the plate.