10/27/2018 - 2018 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's Futures South Rudd is a tall, athletic OF/LHP who has a bright future on the diamond. In the OF not many balls get down that are hit his way (6.78 60 time). Transfer exchange is smooth as he zips (83 mph velocity) throws on a line through his target. He has the versatility to play all 3 OF spots effectively. At the plate, he continues to shine. He stands in with a solid/strong base and has fluid rhythm to load. Barrel delivery is short/quick with aggression (84 mph exit velocity) as he connects with power driving to all parts of the field. On the mound, delivery is sound/repeatable as he shows good tempo through a strong balance point, allowing his arm action to work quick and free to the plate. Fastball shows a range of 73-77 mph with tailing action. Breaking ball displays 1/7 shape with late break and is an outstanding pitch that will get outs. He maintains arm speed on his changeup and shows a plus feel for the pitch with arm side run. Command/control is well above average as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. With 2 years to further develop, Rudd has upside and will get looks from collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.