Northwest Arkansas Preseason I.D. Pitchers Analysis


Brian Walker
Arkansas State Director

Pitchers breakdown from event at Perfect Timing on Martin Luther King Day. Alphabetical order breakdown of each pitcher from a loaded event.


Aaron Arnold

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Bentonville West
    State: AR
  • Summer Team: Perfect Timing
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
91
Max FB
(07/29/20)
85 - 91
FB
(07/29/20)
70 - 72
CB
(07/29/20)
67 - 69
CH
(01/21/19)
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
85 - 91
CB
70 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
82 - 86
CB
62 - 68
CH
65 - 66
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
80 - 84
CB
60 - 64
CH
66 - 66
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
77 - 82
CB
62 - 66
CH
67 - 69
Position
7.25
60-yard
(01/20/20)
85
INF Velo
(01/20/20)
91
Exit Velo
(08/01/20)
Position
60-yard
7.33
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
91
Position
60-yard
7.33
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
91
Position
60-yard
7.25
INF Velo
85
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
7.6
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
83
Position
60-yard
7.37
INF Velo
76
Exit Velo
77
Trackman - Hitting
95.64
Exit Speed (max)
(08/01/20)
83.27
Exit Speed (avg)
(08/01/20)
266
Distance (avg)
(08/01/20)
340
Distance (max)
(08/01/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
95.64
Exit Speed (avg)
83.27
Distance (avg)
266
Distance (max)
340
Ground Ball %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Blast - Hitting
24.60
Hand Speed (max)
(08/01/20)
23.25
Hand Speed (avg)
(08/01/20)
75.60
Bat Speed (max)
(08/01/20)
71.64
Bat Speed (avg)
(08/01/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.6
Hand Speed (avg)
23.25
Bat Speed (max)
75.6
Bat Speed (avg)
71.64
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %

SCOUTING REPORT

1-21-19: Open I.D. 

6-Foot-0, 140-Pound frame,Pitching; high ¾ slot, average  long levered frame with room to fill out with strength, arm speed, short arm action, good balance point, easy effort with choppy rhythm, pulls glove side at release, closed toe land line, minimal backside drive to release, fastball 78-82 touch 85-86, straight fastball with inconsistent release, slight action at plate, angled down to plate, curveball 62-66 mph, 10-4 shape, early break with gradual movement, fastball arm speed, pops up out of hand, threw for strieks, change up 67-69 mph, arm side run, slight clear out to release.





Ben Baker

Class of 2022 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Shiloh Christian
    State: AR
  • Summer Team: NWA Prospects
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
77
Max FB
(06/12/19)
74 - 76
FB
(01/21/19)
64 - 69
CB
(06/12/19)
69 - 70
CH
(01/21/19)
58 - 58
SL
(10/21/18)
67 - 68
KN
(06/12/19)
Pitching
Max FB
77
FB
72 - 75
CB
64 - 69
KN
67 - 68
Pitching
Max FB
76
FB
74 - 76
CB
62 - 67
CH
69 - 70
Pitching
Max FB
74
FB
69 - 71
CB
58 - 64
SL
58 - 58
Position
6.60
60-yard
(06/23/20)
77
INF Velo
(01/21/19)
92
Exit Velo
(06/23/20)
Position
60-yard
6.6
INF Velo
70
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
7.01
INF Velo
72
Exit Velo
82
Position
60-yard
6.72
INF Velo
72
Exit Velo
76
Position
60-yard
6.87
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
83
Position
60-yard
7.38
INF Velo
72
Exit Velo
77
Trackman - Hitting
92.52
Exit Speed (max)
(06/23/20)
85.20
Exit Speed (avg)
(06/23/20)
166
Distance (avg)
(06/23/20)
329
Distance (max)
(06/23/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
92.52
Exit Speed (avg)
85.2
Distance (avg)
166
Distance (max)
329
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Blast - Hitting
22.40
Hand Speed (max)
(06/23/20)
21.76
Hand Speed (avg)
(06/23/20)
70.60
Bat Speed (max)
(06/23/20)
68.59
Bat Speed (avg)
(06/23/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.4
Hand Speed (avg)
21.76
Bat Speed (max)
70.6
Bat Speed (avg)
68.59
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %

SCOUTING REPORT

1-21-19: Open I.D.

5-Foot-6, 144-Pound frame, athletic body with strength to frame, Pitching; over the top slot, average arm speed, short arm action, good balance point, controlled delivery with smooth rhythm, kick out to stride, open stride line, flashes glove then pulls to body, sit on backside at hand break, fastball 74-76 mph, straight action, pulls glove side, threw for strikes, curveball 62-67 mph, 11-5 shape, downer action with sharp bite at plate, fastball arm speed, threw for strikes, change up 69-70 mph, fastball arm speed straight action, tendency to pull glove side.

10-21-18: Natural State Games:

5-Foot-6, 168-Pound frame, Athletic body with room to fill, ran 7.38 60, Offensively; open stance toe tap to stride rotates past contact, head leaves to contact, good extension to middle, flat stroke, works to pull side after contact, 77 mph exit velo, Defensively; athletic actions, late glove presentation, fields off midline, clean funnel, short stroke, minimal carry, 72 mph arm strength.

Pitching: high ¾ slot with average arm speed, short arm action, with good direction, heel land at foot strike, slight pause at balance, fastball 68-74 mph, straight action, slight push at release point, curveball 55-64, 10-4 action, gradual break, arm speed near fastball, pulls glove side, change up 60 mph, slows arm down slightly, straight action like fastball, threw change for strikes.

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