Prep Baseball Report

2023 Most Viewed Profiles: #23 Rustan Rigdon


Hudson Graham
Georgia Scouting Director

As we begin to close the book on 2023 and shift our focus to a brand-new year, we continue our tradition of highlighting the Top-25 Most Viewed Profiles for the calendar year. Using Google Analytics, our staff was able to compile a list of the Top-25 prospects whose PBR profile was viewed the most in 2023. Many of the players mentioned on this list produced at a high level at various PBR events over the course of the last 12 months. 

Today we announce #23 and will go all the way to No. 1, which will be announced on December 31st. Coming in at #23 is our #3 ranked 2024 prospect, Rustan Rigdon. 



Rustan Rigdon

Class of 2024 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Metter
    State: GA
  • Summer Team: Game On
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(06/23/22)
86 - 88
FB
(06/23/22)
74 - 76
CB
(06/23/22)
77 - 78
CH
(06/08/23)
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
85 - 88
CB
71 - 72
CH
77 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
86 - 88
CB
74 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
86 - 87
CB
72 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
83 - 86
CB
69 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
81 - 87
CB
70 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
81 - 85
CB
73 - 73
CH
67 - 69
Position
6.96
60-yard
(06/08/22)
86
INF Velo
(07/28/21)
91
Exit Velo
(07/28/21)
Power Speed Score
(06/08/22)
Position
60-yard
6.96
Power Speed Score
Position
60-yard
7.12
INF Velo
86
Exit Velo
91
Power Speed Score
Trackman - Hitting
92.0
Exit Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
83.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
204
Distance (avg)
(06/08/22)
342
Distance (max)
(06/08/22)
Hard Hit %
(07/28/21)
Sweet Spot %
(06/08/22)
Line Drive %
(07/28/21)
Fly Ball %
(06/08/22)
Ground Ball %
(07/28/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
80
Distance (avg)
204
Distance (max)
342
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
92
Exit Velocity (avg)
83.5
Distance (avg)
189
Distance (max)
271
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
92
Exit Velocity (avg)
83.5
Distance (avg)
189
Distance (max)
271
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.6
Hand Speed (max)
(06/08/22)
19.8
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
73.5
Bat Speed (max)
(06/08/22)
67.1
Bat Speed (avg)
(06/08/22)
Rot. Acc (max)
(07/28/21)
Rot. Acc (avg)
(07/28/21)
On Plane Eff (avg)
(07/28/21)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(06/08/22)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.6
Hand Speed (avg)
19.3
Bat Speed (max)
73.5
Bat Speed (avg)
67.1
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.1
Hand Speed (avg)
19.8
Bat Speed (max)
67.7
Bat Speed (avg)
66.8
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.1
Hand Speed (avg)
19.8
Bat Speed (max)
67.7
Bat Speed (avg)
66.8
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
63.52
Edge Score
(07/28/21)
Visual Skills
Edge Score
63.52

ProPlayAI

ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
(07/28/21)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
(07/28/21)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
(07/28/21)
Stride Length (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
Arm Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
Knee Flexion (avg)
(07/28/21)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
(07/28/21)
Arm Path (avg)
(07/28/21)
Deception (avg)
(07/28/21)
Torque (avg)
(07/28/21)
Efficiency (avg)
(07/28/21)
Sequencing (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)

Scouting Report

8/03/23

 In the bottom half of the first, INF Rustan Rigdon (Metter HS, GA) blasted a two-out triple to right field with an exit velocity of 97 mph. His three-bagger was followed up by more hard contact; a line-drive RBI single by OF Kyle Boylston (St. Johns County Day, FL; Florida Atlantic) and another liner at 96 mph by Tennessee recruit C Levi Clark (Walton HS, GA).

5/28/22

Vandy commit. 6 foot 1, 175 pounds with a large, lean muscled frame. All it takes is one AB from each side of the plate to be all in on Rigdon. His tall open setup with great rhythm in hands allow him to create very good timing and easy momentum in his forward move. It’s the most effortless swing here, from both sides of the plate. His toe tap, trigger, and swing remind of a legendary switch hitter who played a long time in this state. He creates a bit more angle in launch position from the left side but the hands work fluid and close to the body from both sides. He works down to the baseball, consistently hitting the inner half for big back spin. Rustan creates launch angle with his top hand as late as possible just before contact, eliminating length in the path. It’s an oppo oriented approach that produces consistent barrels to all fields. This is a rare bat hand picked by Phil Kerber to be one of the faces of our 2024 Class. I can count on one hand the number of hitters in the nation on his level for ‘24.

8/01/21

Rigdon was nothing short of spectacular, and had the whole event buzzing with his performance and potential. A wiry-athletic 5-foot-10, 150-pounds, he looks taller in person, and likely has a few inches of growth left to go on a developing frame. Unafraid and confident, there was no shyness to his game, even amongst a Team Georgia that was STACKED with talented ‘23s, and he let it do the talking while carrying himself well. The switch hitter possesses some twitch from both sides of the plate with an innate ability to find the barrel. He went 5-for-6 on the week with two walks and SIX stolen bases, and reached base in seven consecutive plate appearances after making his only out in his first plate appearance. He has moxie on the diamond, and handled some elite arms with ease. The barrel works slightly uphill, and future gap-to-gap strength is likely, and it would be smart to bet on even more power creeping in over time. A fluid athlete who can slow the game down at the plate and in the field, he has the hands and arm to stick at shortstop, and even hopped on the mound for a couple flawless innings that included five strikeouts. Overall, Rigdan was easily one of the biggest winners of the event, and is sure to be followed closely by college coaches moving forward