Super 60 Spotlight: Anthony Herron Jr.


Nathan Rode
National Supervisor



Anthony Herron Jr.

Class of 2018 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Mount Carmel
    State: IL
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 240lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.04
60-yard
(09/24/20)
80
INF Velo
(09/24/20)
71
OF Velo
96
Exit Velo
Trackman - Hitting
112.5
Exit Velocity (max)
(09/24/20)
105.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
(09/24/20)
212
Distance (avg)
(09/24/20)
424
Distance (max)
(09/24/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
112.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
105.3
Distance (avg)
212
Distance (max)
424
Hard Hit %
Barrel %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
26.3
Hand Speed (max)
(09/24/20)
24.7
Hand Speed (avg)
(09/24/20)
81.6
Bat Speed (max)
(09/24/20)
73.3
Bat Speed (avg)
(09/24/20)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
26.3
Hand Speed (avg)
24.7
Bat Speed (max)
81.6
Bat Speed (avg)
73.3
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

10.15.17 - Verbally committed to Missouri State. 

8.31.17 - De-committed from North Carolina.

5.17.17 - North Carolina commit. Currently ranked No. 16 in the Illinois’ 2018 class and No. 349 overall. 6-foot-2, 240-pound, extra-large, imposing infielder with impressive athleticism for size. Offensively, right-handed hitter, hits in the three-hole, went 1-for-4 with a line-drive, solo home run, down the left-field line. Starts from a balanced, slightly open setup, pre-pitch rhythm and short stride. Creates easy bat speed and has raw power with natural lift in swing. Looks to do damage with every swing while maintaining plate discipline. Ran a 4.43 down the line on a groundball in the infield. Defensively, played third base but is a natural first baseman. Moves well for size on the infield and has soft hands. Projects as middle of the lineup bat with power at the next level. 2018 draft follow.


2.19.17 - North Carolina recruit. 6-foot-1, 235-pound, physical, defined, hulking right-handed hitting first baseman. One of the top power bats in the Illinois’ 2018 class. Offensively, balanced setup, smooth load, short toe-tap stride and maintains excellent balance through contact. Remains quiet and simple, path is short to the ball, creates advance bat speed, makes a lot of hard contact, the ball jumps off his bat, current pull-side power; registered a 95 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, features highly athletic feet at first base for his size. Fluid, quick movements around the bag and maintains body control. Hands are soft, fields athletically out in front of his body. Short arm action and throws clocked at 72 mph across the infield.

9.11.16 - Verbally committed to North Carolina.

Future Games 2016 - 6-foot-1, 235-pound right-handed hitting first baseman, extra-large frame, extremely strong lower half, wide shoulders; possesses overall man-strength. Highly athletic and nimble for size. Ran a 7.11 laser-timed 60, runs bases aggressively, stole a few bags during Future Games. His carrying tool, however, is his right-handed power. Generates advanced bat speed with minimal load, maintains balance through contact, stays strong through the ball, natural loft in swing; has legitimate pull-side power. Registered 96-mph exit velocity. Defensively, is overall excellent first baseman. Handles himself well around the bag; nimble feet, soft hands, big target, picks throws in the dirt, even nearly did the splits in game action. Knows the nuances of the position. Quiet competitor, plays hard. 

7.30.16 - 6-foot-2, 235 pound first baseman, strong, athletic frame. Offensively, right-handed hitter, tall, setup. Flashed bat speed throughout the day, exit velocity has been clocked at 92 mph in past events. Went 1-for-1 on the day with a walk and sacrifice fly.


6.8.16 - 6-foot-2, 235-pound first baseman, hulking build, strong athletic type. Power right-handed bat, tall balanced setup, smooth load, occasionally drifts. Advanced bat speed and bat strength for age, 92 mph exit velocity from the tee. Swing showed easy pop, pull side power, loud contact. 7.34 runner in the 60. Defensively moves well around the bag, average hands, long over the top arm action, 72 mph across the diamond.  

1.17.16 - Strong build at 6-foot1, 220-pounds. Right-handed hitting first baseman. Offensively hits from a balanced stance, loads to backside with a short stride. Gap to gap hitter with raw pop. Gets extension thru contact with a fast bat. Showed strength thru contact with 91 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.45. Defensively has a short arm action from an over the top arm slot. Fluid footwork with athletic actions and soft hands. Threw 72 mph across the infield.

8.23.15 - Physically advanced 6-foot-1, 220-pound large, thick build right-handed hitting first-baseman and outfielder. Offensively, showcased some of the fastest bat speed at the event. Ball jumped off of his bat and made a different sound during his round of batting practice. Simple compact swing, plus strength, fluid rhythm and consistently made hard contact. Presence and confidence in the box. Starts from a tall, open stance and long stride. Short path to the baseball and gets extension through contact. Has present pull power, showcased when he hit a home-run to deep left-center field. Exit velocity registered, 87 mph, well-above average for his age. Defensively, worked out in both the outfield and infield. Projects as more of a first-baseman. Moves well around the bag at first and showed feel for the position. Reliable hands and clean exchange. Short-arm action, over-the-top slot and clocked at 65 mph across the infield. From the outfield, plays through the baseball. Clocked at 71 mph from the outfield from an over-the-top slot. Also, ran a 7.45 60 yard dash.

2.16.15 - 6-foot, 217-pound, right-handed hitting first baseman. Strong build. In the field has a short arm action from an over the top arm slot, good body control. Threw 64 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a tall, open stance, loads to backside with a short stride. Line drive, pull hitter with a short, uphill swing path. 79 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.86.


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