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Daniel Tuttle (Photo: Perfect Game USA)


Biographical Data
Player Name:Daniel Tuttle
Position:Starting Pitcher
School:Randleman HS (N.C.)
School Type:High School
Academic Class:Senior
Birthdate:08/21/90
Height:6'2"
Weight:185 lbs.
Bats:Right
Throws:Right
Report Date(s):03/06/09
Game(s):West Davidson HS


Focus Area
Comments
Fastball:Tuttle threw his fastball anywhere between 88 and 94 mph and sat comfortably at 90-91 mph.
Fastball movement:Tuttle has plus sink on his fastball.
Slider:He has a plus slider.
Changeup:His changeup is just OK ... a work in progress.
Control:His command was bad in the summer, good again early, then bad again.
Poise:Has decent mound presence.
Physical Description:Tuttle isn't all that big, kind of medium sized and isn't overly physical. He uses a low three-quarters delivery.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Arm strength and good pure stuff, with two above-average to plus pitches and a third that has a chance.
Weaknesses:Command, largely because of delivery problems. He doesn't always keep his direction to the plate.
Summary:There's a lot to like about Tuttle, the North Carolina prep star. He has a great arm with good pure stuff, highlighted by a plus slider and a fastball he can run up to 94 mph. He also has the makings of a changeup. What he doesn't always have is consistent command, affected by a somewhat unorthodox delivery that he has trouble repeating. Still, there's plenty to work with for any team that decides to take him on Draft Day.