08/25/2019 - College PREP - Lebanon (Nashville), TN Merrik is a tall, strong prospect who possesses the rare talent of switch pitching. On the mound, Merrik shows great mechanics from both sides. He gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm and extends through his release, staying inline towards the plate. As a righty, his fastball tops out at 80mph. Breaking ball sits from 70-71mph with 11-5 break. Changeup sits from 72-73mph with arm side run as he throws with deceptive arm speed. As a lefty, his fastball tops out at 79mph with arm side run. Breaking ball sits from 64-66mph with 1-7 break. Changeup sits from 71-73mph with arm side run as he throws with deceptive arm speed. At the plate, Merrik is also a switch hitter who shows a solid swing from both sides. He sets up in a square stance and takes a short stride. He is smooth getting into his load and drives through well with his lower half. He takes a direct swing with fast bat speed, leading to solid gap to gap pop. Overall, Merrik is a talented prospect who has the potential to contribute at the next level.