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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Prospect Report: Dylan Ebbs

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by Andrew Stewart- Follow Andrew @Astew_75

Dylan Ebbs 6'1”/195 RHP/LF
Santa Fe HS(Texas)
Sam Houston State Commit
DOB- 9/28/94

You could make an argument that Dylan Ebbs as a pitcher and a hitter might be the most underrated player in the entire state of Texas.  One of the reasons Ebbs’ name gets forgotten when listing the top prospects in the state is the fact he plays at a smaller Class 4A school south of Houston.

Ebbs got the chance to play on one of the top select teams in the country with the Houston Banditos.  He started as a pitcher and a hitter for them.  Ebbs’s success with the Banditos this summer helped garner him attention from major league scouts around the country.  Ebbs is currently signed to play at Sam Houston State University next season, where he will hit and pitch.

Ebbs pitches from a 3/4 quarter slot with a fastball that ranges from 87-90 mph. His curveball is debatably his best pitch.  It features a deadly 12-6 hook.  Over the past few years, Ebbs has developed a nasty changeup that he likes to use as his out pitch against lefties.  His final pitch, which he uses on occasion, is his sweeping slider that is utilized against righties.

In 2012, Ebbs earned first team all state honors as a pitcher, and won Galveston County’s MVP award.  Ebbs has started off strong his senior year, tallying up 15 strike outs in a complete game shut out in his one and only start of the season.

Scouts like Ebbs as a pitcher, but they absolutely love him as a hitter.  Hitting for a high average is something he has done consistently since his freshmen season at Santa Fe High.  Ebbs, a lefty swinger,  is considered a power gap hitter who makes a living off ripping doubles to both sides of the field.  One of the things he has improved on over the past year is his ability to pull the ball to right field.

When Ebbs is on base, he has very deceptive speed. During a show case this summer, he ran a very impressive 6.8, 60.  In 2012, he earned third team All-State honors as a OF, and was a first team all greater Houston selection as a utility man.  He also earned his second consecutive District 24-4A MVP award.

Overall, Ebbs has a 5th-7th round grade from major league teams as an outfielder.  With a good senior season, he has the ability to move up even higher than that.  It’s safe to say that come mid- June,  Ebbs is going to have a tough decision on his hands with either going to school, or starting his professional career.

c2013 by Andrew Stewart.  Used with permission.

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