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A.J. Labas

High School: Trinity Christian Academy, Jacksonville
State: Fla.

Ht.: 6'3"
Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: R

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Scouting Report

Labas has been scouted often in his amateur career, playing on the same high school team as 2016 draft picks J.C. Flowers (Florida State) and Todd Lott (Louisiana Lafayette) as well as current teammate Austin Martin. Labas could end up being the best of the group. He has a durable 6-foot-3, 220-pound pitcher's body and a strong three-pitch mix. His fastball works mostly at 88-91 mph and touches 92 and 93 on occasion. His best offspeed pitch is his changeup; it's a low 80s weapon that disappears late, and Labas isn't afraid to double up on it as he locates it down and to both sides of the plate. He shows flashes with a slurvy upper 70s curveball, a potential near-average offering to play off his average fastball and above-average changeup. Labas's delivery isn't always in sync; he has a tendency to swing his hips open early and he loses deception as a result. He is, however, a quality athlete and could develop more strength and consistency as he matures and improves his conditioning. Labas is committed to North Florida.

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