Top 10 Profile Countdown of the Year 2017: No. 10 2019 LHP Hunter Barco


Mike Maerz
Director of Florida Operations/Area Scout

As we near the end of another calendar year, we have compiled a list of the Top 10 most viewed Florida player profiles this year. According to our research through our Google Analytics, these are the most viewed profiles by you the reader in 2017:

NO. 10 Hunter Barco

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Hunter Barco

Class of 2019 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
    Commitment: Virginia
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Bolles
    State: FL
  • Summer Team: East Cobb Astros
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
95
Max FB
(04/18/19)
91 - 94
FB
(04/18/19)
85 - 86
CH
82 - 85
SL
81 - 85
SPL
(04/18/19)
Pitching
Max FB
95
FB
91 - 94
SL
82 - 84
SPL
81 - 85
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
90 - 91
CH
82 - 84
SL
81 - 82
SPL
79 - 81
Position
7.55
60-yard
88
INF Velo
92
OF Velo
103
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

10/24/17- Barco throws out of a long 3/4 slot with a slinger-like arm action and effortlessly fills up the strike zone with 91-94 mph fastballs, all with arm-side run. The fact that he can command such movement, seemingly putting it where he wants, is extremely rare at his age. Now mix in an 82-85 mph sweeping slider with sharp, late bite and a mid-80s changeup with fading action—all coming out of the same window and arm action—and hitters have little chance for success.

3/24/17- The big, lean, strong Virginia recruit looks every bit the part on the mound. Barco stared out the first inning with a fastball that worked 88-91 mph, before settling in and pitching at 86-88 occasionally running it up a little better when need. The lefty has a clean, somewhat short arm action coupled with a drop-and-drive type delivery. He tends to be somewhat weak with his front side as well, but overall the ball jumps out of his hand with life. As he continues to log innings and stay over the rubber a bit longer while becoming stronger with the front side, the sky's the limit and the velocity will make a big jump from an already impressive fastball. Barco also showed a feel for both a changeup at 78-82 mph that he would throw to both right and left handed hitter as well as a slider at 75-77 mph with a quality shape. Barco also showcased his power the day before, driving a ball deep over the right field wall. He is young, with a great frame and a lot of tools. He is nowhere near maxed out and has big upside both on the mound and at the plate.

5/20/16- Virginia recruit. Currently ranked No. 5 in the Florida 2019 class, No. 7 Overall. He has a strong, athletic and projectable 6-foot-4, 185-pound frame with a strong lower half,  quick arm, low three-quarters arm action and hides the ball well. Delivers across his body. His fastball sits 86-88 mph with life, throwing it  for a high percentage of strikes. He also flashes a 74-75 mph change-up. Barco pitches with confidence and gets stronger the deeper he goes in games. He’s a young, projectable arm with more velocity to come as he matures physically.

10/31/15- Committed to University of Virginia.


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