01/21/2013 - College PREP - Omaha, NE
Redmond only showed on the mound at the event but has improved his abilities. Arm strength has improved slightly as he threw his best velocity on the mound to date; topping out at 80 mph. Fastball shows a range of 78-80 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball shows potential as being a quality pitch, displaying 1/7 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup showing a feel for with arm side run. Command/control is a plus as he throws strikes with all his pitches, locating to both sides of the plate. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as more arm strength is gained.
09/02/2012 - College PREP - Kansas City, MO
Redmond continues to show as a LHP/OF at the event. Feet are active as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls and works to get behind balls. Throws are accurate, flashing carry but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows quick hands, flashing bat speed and works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 76-78 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball is now outstanding displaying 1/7 shape with sharp breaking action. He maintains arm speed on his changeup showing a solid feel for. Command / control are a plus as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will rise quickly as more arm strength is gained, but he has potential to play both positions at the next level.
10/16/2011 - College PREP - St. Louis, MO
Spencer continues to show improvements in various parts of his game. His overall running times in his 30 yard dash, sixty yard dash and home to first time improved slightly. His arm strength also improved by 5 miles an hour from his earlier workouts up to 78 mph. Defensively, he still is aggressive to the ball with a low approach and takes good routes to all sides. He needs to continue to work on throwing downhill from the outfield by keep his front shoulder closed longer which will allow him to come over the top easier. At the plate, he continues to show good balance with extension and the ability to use the middle of the field. A better pre-pitch load with rhythm will help Spencer loosen his hands up a bit to cause more bat speed and get better use of his legs. On the mound, he again showed more arm strength on the fastball jumping from 71-71 up to 76 - 78 mph with good command and slight run. His curveball also improved greatly showing sharp action with good arm speed and command. Spencer is athletic and continues to develop his overall game and with some adjustment will take that next step.
09/04/2011 - College PREP - Kansas City, MO
Spencer showed some show improvements in his game since we saw him last fall. On the mound, his overall arm strength was steady with the FB between 71-73 mph. His CB and CH grades both improved with better movement and depth to each pitch. He has cleaned up his arm action on the front side as well. At the plate, he showed improved power taking a more direct path to the ball with a better pre-pitch load and hand separation. He needs to continue to work on more rhythm at the plate with better balance and let the outside pitch travel deeper in the zone. Defensively in the outfield, he showed similar numbers to his earlier workout taking proper angles to the ball with a clean exchange to throw. Spencer is still young and needs to continue to work on quickness and arm strength to continue to improve his overall game.
10/27/2010 - Arizona Fr/So Fall Classic - 2010
Spencer is a young (2013) two-way player in the OF plus on the mound with a strong frame that shows projection as he continues to physically mature. Currently, he projects best in the OF for the next level. Foot speed is solid as indicated by his 7.39 60 time. Feet are active and aggressive as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls in the OF. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. Hands and feet work well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Throws show accuracy but Spencer would benefit from getting on a long toss program to aid in further developing more arm strength and carry to his throws. Overall, he shows a solid feel for his position. Offensively, Redmond has a good approach which begins with a proper loading of his hands. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed and consistent barrel accuracy. He utilizes his strong lower half through proper weight transfer well through the swing. Power numbers should increase as he gets older. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 66-73 mph with average off speed pitches that need further development to be quality pitches at the next level. That said, he was effective during the games. He competes and did well against good competition. His best tool may be his attitude and his hustle on the field. He plays hard and will lay out for everything if need be. With 3 years to further develop, Spencer has a lot of potential and is willing to work hard to reach it.