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Beyond The Boxscore With Some Mason Tobin Info

Back at the start of 2009 – he’s thrown three innings since then – Beyond The Boxscore posted a Prospect f/x for Mason Tobin. A couple of highlights:

First and foremost, Tobin was throwing hard – fastballs came out of his hand anywhere from 94.5 mph to 97.3 mph. His off-speed pitch was slurvey, checking in at 76mph with good lateral break.

Tobin’s slurve has some nice lateral spin movement on it. He throws from a fairly low arm slot, and as mentioned above, isn’t a slider or a curve. Given his fastball velocity, you’d expect Tobin to throw a slider in the 80s, not the 70s. Tobin also released the pitch a little higher than he did the fastballs.

Tobin looks good, throwing very hard with good movement. I wonder if he has another pitch that he didn’t use (a change-up, perhaps?), but the fastballs and the slurve should work nicely in relief.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.