06/20/2015 - Omaha National World Series - Session 2
Stitt improved his foot speed at the event as he ran his best 60 time to date. At 3B, hands are clean and moves well laterally. He attacks balls and plays through well with his body with defensive grade improving as he presents hands more out front. At the plate, he shows a balanced setup. Hands are loose and works through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact, mainly to the pull side. Hitting grade will continue to improve as he works to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. On the mound, Fastball showed a range of 79-81 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual action. He shows a feel for his changeup as he maintains arm speed but needs to develop more movement on pitch. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as more arm strength is gained and works to throw more strikes. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a great personality, is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
02/22/2015 - College PREP - Mechanicsburg (Harrisburg), PA
Jeremiah showed his best ability to pitch at his most recent outing with Baseball Factory. On the hill, he topped out at 83 MPH with his heavy FB with run, spun an 11/5 CB with flashes of sharp break from 69-71, showed a CH from 74-77, and a SPL with good action from 77-79. Mechanically, he gathered over the rubber and separated on-time to deliver. He kept his eyes on the target and allowed his clean/quick arm action to work out in front. Finding more consistent release points and working to become more flexible to improve finish will increase control. Offensively, he hit with a level path and for some pop when centered. He showed feel to use his lower half, but has a tendency to lose strength at contact by diving out for the ball. All in all - Jeremiah projects nicely on the bump with another year and a half to add control and velocity.
07/31/2014 - Baseball Factory Pro Select Training & Tournament at Historic Dodgertown
Stitt showed as a 3B/RHP at the event but currently projects slightly better on the mound for the next level. Fastball showed a range of 74-79 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break and throw a split finger with solid downward action. Stock on the mound will improve as he builds more arm strength, throws more strikes, and develops better off speed stuff. At 3B, feet are active as he attack balls but needs to continue to increase foot quickness and present hands more out front to improve defensive grade. At the plate is where he shows best through an athletic setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact, mainly to the pull side. Hitting grades will continue to improve as he works to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Power numbers will continue to improve as he works to utilize his lower half more. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and has the work ethic to take skill set to the next level.
02/20/2014 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Sarasota
Jeremiah is a sophomore with raw potential pitching and at third. On the bump, he had good mound presence with his strong frame, and was consistent with his arm slot and arm action. He kept his eyes on the target and was able to field his position athletically. Working to improve his overall arm strength and solidifying one secondary pitch that he can go to in any situation will help his pitch-ability. Defensively, he worked for some time at third, and showed sure hands with raw mechanics. Offensively, he flashed pop with his bat and was able to deliver the barrel quickly. Staying square with his lower half will allow for the barrel to stay through the strike zone for a long period of time (resulting in greater contact potential). Overall - Jeremiah has the 6th tool - desire - and will continue to improve with his work ethic.
02/24/2013 - College PREP - Mechanicsburg (Harrisburg), PA
Jeremiah is a young, RHP / Catcher with average size. On the hill, Jeremiah has a short / quick arm action, level shoulders, and good direction toward home plate. He has a good arm for his age and will need to lengthen his arm action, sharpen his mechanics, and work on his off-speed to improve mound effectiveness. Behind the plate, Jeremiah has okay hands and feet and he deadens the ball when blocking. He arm action is long with pop times as low as 2.49 to 2nd base. A wider base, softer hands, and a quicker exchange will improve defense. Offensively, Jeremiah has a square set-up, good balance, and average bat speed. He tracks the ball well, swings aggressively, and can spray to all fields. Not overstrideing, shortening his swing, and using more lower 1/2 will raise hitting grades.