Top 2017 Exit Velocities




 

Jeff Markle
Assistant State Director

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We recently did a series on the top uncommitted pop-times, 60-times, arm velos, and exit velocities. Now we are doing a series on our Top 5 overall numbers for each class.

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2017 Top Exit Velocities:

Luke Kuberski, Green Mountain, OF (Metropolitan State)
Exit Velocity: 96
A 6-foot-2, 185-pound right hand hitting outfielder/RHP who ran a 7.1 60.  Balanced at the plate with a toe tap for timing.  Level swing path with good gap-to-gap power.  Quick hands through the zone with good extension out front.  He had 96 MPH exit velocity.  The ball explodes off his bat and he has good pull power. In the field he moves well on balls in the gap.  He has good glove action on ground balls and gets rid of the ball quickly.  He showcased an 83 MPH arm with accuracy. 

Eric Cox, Cherokee Trial, OF/RHP
Exit Velocity: 95
A 5-foot-10, 205-pound right hand hitting OF/RHP who ran a 6.90 60.  Starts open at the plate with a slight leg kick and long stride to get even.  Aggressive weight transfer and quick hands with a slightly uphill swing path created balls with good carry to the gaps.  He registered a 95 MPH exit velocity off a tee.  In the field he uses his speed to cut balls down.  He is max effort on his release and delivers an 83 MPH ball with accuracy.  On the mound he gets to balance and rocks back before landing in-line with the plate.  He delivers from a high ¾ arm slot and featured an 81 MPH fastball.  He finished with a 68-69 MPH curve with 11/5 break and a 74-75 MPH change.

Austin Chouinard, Regis Jesuit, SS/3B
Exit Velocity: 94
A 6-foot-0 195-pound right hand hitting 3B who ran a 7.50 60.  Simple balanced approach at the plate.  Uses a short stride to get weight moving forward and hits off a firm front side.  Swing path is level through the zone with good extension out front.  Exit velocity was 94 MPH.  In the field he moves well at third base.  Does a nice job of covering the hole.  He has a quick high ¾ release with accuracy.  Arm velocity was 82 MPH. 

Michael Morris, Cherokee Trial, SS
Exit Velocity: 94
A 6-foot-0, 170-pound right hand hitting SS/3B who ran a 6.99 60.  Stands balanced at the plate with a long stride on the pitch.  Weight stays back during the swing with more rotation than transfer.  Swing path is uphill and exit velocity was 94 MPH.  In the field he uses his speed to move left and right.  He covers good ground and does a nice job getting his feet under him to make an accurate 77 MPH throw.  

Tyler Carpenter, Fairview, 1B (Illinois State)
Exit Velocity: 93
A 6-foot-3, 200-pound left hand hitting 1B/LHP who ran a 7.39 60.  Tall presence at the plate, hits from an open stance with a high leg kick to come square.  Strong leg drive through the ball with good power to the pull side.  Swing path is uphill creating a ball with carry.  Exit velocity was 93 MPH.  In the field he moves well around the bag, showed good hands on the double play ball.  Arm velocity was 72 MPH.  On the mound he stands closed and gets slightly past balanced.  He drives hard to the plate and lands in-line on his delivery.  He throws from an over the top arm slot.  He featured 4 pitches including an 82 MPH fastball with late movement, a 72-73 MPH curve, 76-77 MPH change down in the zone and a 74-75 MPH slider.   

Tyson Hays, Grandview, C (Illinois State)
Exit Velocity: 93
5-foot-11, 185-pound right hand hitting catcher/3B. Good looking prospect behind the plate. Good set up and framing on pitches and quick actions on balls in the dirt.  Accurate 81 MPH arm with a 1.96 pop time. Stands tall at the plate with very little movement on the pitch.  Swing path is slightly uphill with quick hands through the zone.  Exit velocity was 93 MPH off the tee and he showed good power to all parts of the field.  Athletic player who ran a 7.02 60.  

Conner Nantkes, Cherokee Trial, LHP/1B (Washington State)
Exit Velocity: 93
A 6-foot-2, 180-pound left hand hitting 1B/LHP who ran a 7.30 60.  Balanced at the plate with a quick stride and load.  Weight transfers forward on the swing and he shows good extension out front.  Swing stays level and he lives in the gaps.  Showcased a 93 MPH exit velocity.  Athletic in the field at first base with good feet and instincts.  He moves well on balls to his glove side and delivers from a high ¾ arm angle.  He showcased an accurate 82 MPH arm across the diamond.  On the mound he starts slightly closed and gets good balance and drive to the plate.  He lands in-line with the plate and falls off to the third base side on his finish.  He throws from a high ¾ arm slot and features an 85 MPH fastball with slight tail and a 70 MPH curve with sharp break.  He finished his showcase with a 74 MPH change that moves into the right hand hitter.  Identified as the best two way talent 2017 at this event. 

Nick Perez, Cherokee Trial, 3B
Exit Velocity: 93
A 5-foot-10, 215-pound left hand hitting 3B who ran a 7.43 60.  Balanced at the plate with a slow load back and a double toe tap on the pitch.  An aggressive weight transfer and good extension out front had the ball jumping off his bat during the live round. Exit velocity was 93 MPH.  At third base, he shows good range and soft hands.  He moves well to the backhand side and gets rid of the ball quickly.  He throws from a high ¾ arm slot and velocity was 79 MPH. 

Jack Winkler, Chatfield, SS (San Francisco)
Exit Velocity: 93
A 6-foot-1, 177-pound right hand hitting SS/2B who ran a 7.06 60.  Balanced at the plate with a slow load back and long stride on the pitch.  Swing path is level with good extension out front at contact.  Good lower leg drive and rotation created a 93 MPH exit velocity and showed good power during the live round.  In the field he has quick feet and covers good ground left and right.  Fielding is smooth with soft hands and a quick transfer on the throw.  Delivery comes from a high ¾ arm angle and he showcased an 81 MPH accurate arm.  Identified with the best swing 2017 at this event.