Draft 2013 – Q and A – RHP – Ryley MacEachern – Salisbury School. (MA)


Mack – Hey folks. We’re talking next to the pride of Salisbury School, (MA), right hand starting pitcher Ryley MacEarchern. Firs thing first… is this a “Mack” to “Mack” conversation going on here?

Ryley – Lol, I guess you can say that, always was and will be a ‘Mack’.

Mack – I have this standard question I ask everyone. Go back to the day someone first put either a bat or ball in your hands and take us through the steps that brought you to this moment.

PG - Ryley MacEachern is a 2013 RHP/1B/3B with a 6-3 215 lb. frame from Saugus, MA who attends Salisbury HS. Solid athletic build, very strong. Long extended arm action, high 3/4's release, arm works well coming through, good extension out front. Steady upper 80's fastball, topped out at 90 mph, good sinking life down in zone. Throws both a curveball and slider, spins the ball well, good depth to curveball, gets 2-plane sharpness to slider, can back foot left handed hitters with breaking balls, has some pitchability

Ryley – Well, I have four brothers, two of which are older. My dad coached all of us in little league so I got to practice and eventually play with all the older kids. When I was three I started actually trying to play, but my 4 year old summer was funny because I used to hit the ball over everyone’s head in farm ball. So the coaches would stop me at second even if I could keep going. My dad was the main reason i started playing.

ESPNHS - The Yankees had tryouts in three states on three consecutive days, with scouts seeing 325 of the top players in the Northeast. The Massachusetts stop included more than 100 scouts at the Bentley fields. Practically everyone stopped to watch when pitcher Ryley MacEachern of Salisbury School (Salisbury, Conn.) stepped on the mound. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound junior looked comfortable on the mound and showed the form that helped him go 6-0 with a sub-2.00 ERA this spring. Along with his fastba (two-seam and four-seam), MacEachern impressed onlookers with a curveball, slider and a change.

Mack – You just spelled out one of the tricks of the scouting trade. We go and sit is the stands on the regional 8-11 year old years and look for that one player that stands out as the far superior player at that age and level. That is the name you write down and follow. Anyway, I  see you successfully made the transfer from Austin Prep (2011) to Salisbury School. Did you find pitching with eight new players around you a test of your ability?

Ryley - Honestly the whole switch was a test, not only just with baseball but with school, friends, and so on. I knew coming in it was going to change me only in positive ways, and it has. I had the best eight players behind me making all the plays I needed them to make and it showed because we went 33-0 and won our league championship. I think with all the adversity I’ve faced in the 18 years I’ve been alive, I’ve turned out to be ok. Lol

Mack – Yes you have… just don’t play basketballJ I’ve got enough here to show the folks the man. I’ve added in two past scouting reports that speak of your past accomplishments. Thank you for the time spend and, if you don’t mind, I’ll check back with you mid-season and see how things are doing. Remember… baseball. It’s the small one you don’t throw down hoops J


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