First report from Under Armour game 

August, 10, 2009
Here's my first report from the 2009 Under Armour All-America Game, played Saturday at Wrigley Field in Chicago:

• The best pitcher of the day was right-hander Jameson Taillon, from The Woodlands, Texas. Taillon was throwing 93-95 mph with hard bore and threw a sharp 83-84 mph slider in striking out the three hitters he faced. He's 6-foot-6, 220 pounds, a great workhorse build, and uses his height to stay on top of the ball and get some downhill plane.

• Right-hander Karsten Whitson, from Chipley, Fla., wasn't far behind Taillon with a 91-94 mph fastball, a 79-84 mph slider with good tilt, and a changeup at 79-80 mph with good tumbling action, like a split-change would have. At 6-4, 195, he comes from a high three-quarter slot and drives his pitches down the zone, but he does hook his wrist at the beginning of his delivery and he didn't show the command that Taillon did.