Monday, August 29, 2011

2012 Mizzou Recruit: Hunter Haynes, LHP

♦ Hunter Haynes, LHP
5'10", 148 lb, L/L
Mexico, MO

W/L: 5-0 IP: 47 K: 78 ERA: 0.89

Left-handed ace and area ERA champ won half of his team’s games, and he could have won more if not for low run support and bullpen blowups. He handed Boonville its only conference loss in the North Central Missouri and allowed no earned runs in another meeting with the Pirates. With only 10 walks on the season, Haynes struck out nearly eight batters for every walk allowed.
♦ Fastball range 81-86 (

Hunter Haynes is a 2012 LHP/OF with a 5-10 148 lb. frame from Mexico, MO who attends Mexico HS. Young slender frame, good frame. Cross body delivery, compact arm, hides ball very well, easy release out front, 3/4's slot. Low 80's fastball topped out at 84 mph, curveball deep and sharp, nice pitch, flashed deceptive straight change, has pitchability and 3 solid pitches. Upright hitting stance, balanced base, quick loose hands, solid line drive stroke, patient looking for his pitch, solid contact, ball jumps off well, very sound hitting fundamentals, should improve with strength. Nice two-way talent. Very good student.

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