Top 10 Profiles of 2019: #10 Hunter Barco


Rocco Iervasi
Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout

With the end of 2019 approaching, we would like to reflect on the past year and take a look at the top ten most viewed player profiles of 2019. After gathering data through google analytics, we will reveal the top ten most viewed profiles over the next view weeks. 

Kicking off our list of the top ten most viewed profiles of 2019 is LHP Hunter Barco (Bolles, 2019). Barco finished 4th in our final Florida Class of 2019 rankings and 14th in our National Class of 2019 rankings this past year. He was selected in the 24th round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the New York Mets, but ultimately honored his commitment to the University of Florida, where he will be starting his freshman season this year.

#10 Hunter Barco


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
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85 - 86
CH
82 - 85
SL
81 - 85
SPL
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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

2/14/19

Florida recruit. Long, projectable frame with broad shoulders at 6-foot-4, 215 pounds. The arm action is loose and quick through a low-¾ slot. He strides down the mound in line with ease and balance. The fastball sat 90-92 with some arm-side run and he located it mostly in the bottom half of the zone. Slider has short break with some late action, has good feel for and shape, currently an average pitch, has shown above-average in the past. Has good feel for and if he shows feel for a changeup with sink and fade at 84, as well as a splitter that dives at 81. While his future is clearly on the mound, Barco shows natural left-handed power that could play at the college level.

 

3/29/18

Virginia recruit. No 1 overall 2019 and another impressive performance solidifies that. While he struggled with command in the first, allowing three runs, he showed his competitiveness, feel and athleticism to make an adjustment and not allow a hit the next five innings. He has long arms and legs and big hands and feet. Present tools are all above average and doesn't look close to done growing, so the upside is huge. He works up tempo, aggressively and from a tough, slightly crossfire delivery and 3/4 slot. The fastball was 90-93 mph and when it is down in the zone, it had late arm side action. The slider became nearly untouchable after the first. Working down in the zone at 82-84 mph, the pitch had hard, late 2/8 action with tilt. He also threw a change up at 85-86 and has large, down action, similar to that of a splitter. Overall, present tools grade out as above average and expect them to continue to make jumps.

 

3/28/18

Virginia recruit. Currently stands at 6-foot-4, 200 pounds with a strong, athletic frame. While Barco is known for his presence on the mound, he shows easy power at the plate from the left side with above average bat speed. During one of his at-bats, he drove a ball quickly over the right field wall during for a no-doubter solo home run.

 

1/27/18

Although Barco didn’t throw this day, the two-way players offensive toolset is nearly just as impressive. He showed off his above average arm, topping at 92 mph from the outfield and e athleticism and footwork around the bag. Although the left handed arm is what has him currently No 1 overall in the 2019 class, his bat alone would also rank him up there as well. The left-handed hitter has a slightly open stance and uses the leverage and strong wrists and forearms to create well above average bat speed. He stay out over the front foot and consistently finds the barrel out in front creating well above average pull side power and that also shows up in the 103 mph exit velocity. If Barco does make it to campus, you could see him not only making a big impact on the mound but at the plate as well. 


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