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Lyon Richardson

#24 | RHP | RedsCIN
Dayton Dragons Dayton Dragons
Lyon Richardson
Name: Lyon Richardson
Born: Jan 18, 2000 in Jensen Beach, Fla. USA
High School: Jensen Beach (Fla.) HS
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 192 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
20191014.541.462.678.73
Career1305.121.543.188.45
Drafted in the 2nd round (47th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2018 (signed for $1,997,500)
An athletic two-way player who is committed to Florida, Richardson has shown explosive stuff on the mound this spring, getting his fastball into the 97-98 mph range. That sort of velocity has been inconsistent, however, as some scouts have also seen him in the 89-93 mph range, touching 94, with a breaking ball that's fringy and in between the shape of a curveball and slider. On other days, he'll pop those elite fastball velocities and also throw a plus, power curveball that lands in the low 80s. Because of his athleticism and pure stuff, he'll get a look from some teams in the second round, but he doesn't have the same track record or physical projection--he stands 6-foot-2, 185 pounds--as some of the other high-end high school arms in the class. He's been hitting with a wood bat this spring and could be a dynamic two-way player for the Gators as a switch-hitting outfielder and pitcher if he gets to Gainesville, although pro teams appear to prefer his upside on the mound.
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