- Full name Hunter Dietz
- Born 03/03/2005 in Trinity, FL
- Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 230 / Bats: R / Throws: L
- School Calvary Christian HS, Clearwater, Fla.
School: Calvary Christian HS, Clearwater, Fla. Source: HS
Age At Draft: 18.4
Tools:Fastball: 55. Slider: 50. Changeup: 45. Control: 50.
Dietz is part of a loaded Calvary Christian pitching staff that also includes righthanders Liam Peterson and Landen Maroudis, two other top pitchers in the 2023 class. Listed at 6-foot-6, 230 pounds, Dietz has a massive frame and a smooth and easy operation on the mound, with good body control, a loose arm and a three-quarter slot. Dietz mostly pitches in the 89-92 mph range and will touch 94, but he has sneaky life on the fastball and generates tons of whiffs with the pitch. His breaking ball is a slider that’s in the 79-83 mph range and flashes impressive late bite and tilt at times, and generates swings and misses versus both lefties and righties. The pitch will blend into more of a curveball shape at lower velocity ranges and get more loopy with 1-to-7 shape. He’ll occasionally mix in a low-80s changeup, but his feel for the pitch needs work and he has a tendency to leave it up and over the plate, where it’s hittable. He is committed to Arkansas.
- LHP Hunter Dietz and assigned to High School Workout.