Most Viewed KS Profiles in 2021: No. 7 Blake O'Brien


Scott Hood
OK/MO/KS Assistant Scouting Director

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As we close the door on 2021 and head into 2022, PBR KS takes a look at the top 10 most viewed profiles of the year. We are able to drill down into the data and track the number of reads thanks to Google Analytics. As we usually see, the list is dominated by some of the top performers and players who have made commitments this year. 

The interesting two-way talent takes up the number 7 spot on the most viewed profiles in KS for 2021.  O'Brien continues to impress each time we see him play including a strong performance at this past summer's Future Games.  O'Brien always seems to be on time at the plate with strong mechanics and shows potential of having all 5 tools in the future.  He also looks impressive on the mound where he uses his athleticism well.  Look for O'Brien to have a big Spring in 2022 on both sides of the ball.



Blake O'Brien

Class of 2024 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: St. Thomas Aquinas
    State: KS
  • Summer Team: Royals Scout Team
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
(02/14/21)
83 - 86
FB
(02/14/21)
70 - 72
CB
(06/10/21)
76 - 78
CH
(07/28/21)
70 - 71
SL
(02/14/21)
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
83 - 86
CB
70 - 72
CH
76 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
81 - 85
CB
70 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
83 - 86
CB
67 - 69
CH
74 - 75
SL
70 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
81 - 83
CB
67 - 69
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
81 - 82
CB
67 - 68
CH
73 - 74
Position
6.94
60-yard
(07/28/21)
80
INF Velo
(07/29/20)
90
OF Velo
(02/14/21)
87
Exit Velo
(08/03/19)
4.28
H-1st
(02/14/21)
Position
60-yard
6.94
OF Velo
88
Position
OF Velo
90
Exit Velo
85
H-1st
4.28
Position
60-yard
7.28
INF Velo
80
OF Velo
86
Exit Velo
80
Position
60-yard
7.42
OF Velo
85
Exit Velo
80
Position
OF Velo
79
Exit Velo
87
Position
60-yard
7.59
INF Velo
70
OF Velo
76
H-1st
4.75
Exit Velo
86
Trackman - Fastball
86.4
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
82.7 - 85.9
Velo Range
(02/14/21)
81.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/14/21)
2121
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
1938
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/28/21)
19.7
IVB (max)
(02/14/21)
16.7
IVB (avg)
(02/14/21)
15.2
HM (max)
(02/14/21)
13.7
HM (avg)
(02/14/21)
4.6
Extension (avg)
(02/14/21)
5.3
Release Ht (avg)
(02/14/21)
25
Spin Score (max)
(07/28/21)
50
Zone %
(02/14/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
86.4
Velo Range
80.1 - 84.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
80.2
Spin Rate (max)
2121
Spin Rate (avg)
1938
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
86.4
Velo Range
82.7 - 85.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.3
Spin Rate (max)
2045
Spin Rate (avg)
1930
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
73.5
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
70.5 - 73.1
Velo Range
(07/28/21)
70.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
2454
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
2354
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/28/21)
-20.6
IVB (max)
(02/14/21)
-17.9
IVB (avg)
(02/14/21)
-14.9
HM (max)
(02/14/21)
-12.7
HM (avg)
(02/14/21)
4.3
Extension (avg)
(02/14/21)
5.0
Release Ht (avg)
(02/14/21)
34
Spin Score (max)
(07/28/21)
25
Zone %
(02/14/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
73.5
Velo Range
70.5 - 73.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
70
Spin Rate (max)
2454
Spin Rate (avg)
2354
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
68.9
Velo Range
67.4 - 68.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
64.6
Spin Rate (max)
2184
Spin Rate (avg)
2136
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
71.2
Velocity (max)
(02/14/21)
69.8 - 71.2
Velo Range
(02/14/21)
67.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/14/21)
2354
Spin Rate (max)
(02/14/21)
2291
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/14/21)
-10.8
IVB (max)
(02/14/21)
-10.5
IVB (avg)
(02/14/21)
-17.5
HM (max)
(02/14/21)
-17.4
HM (avg)
(02/14/21)
4.0
Extension (avg)
(02/14/21)
4.6
Release Ht (avg)
(02/14/21)
34
Spin Score (max)
(02/14/21)
50
Zone %
(02/14/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
71.2
Velo Range
69.8 - 71.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
67.7
Spin Rate (max)
2354
Spin Rate (avg)
2291
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
78.4
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
76.1 - 78.4
Velo Range
(07/28/21)
75.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
1721
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
1667
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/14/21)
7.7
IVB (max)
(02/14/21)
7.7
IVB (avg)
(02/14/21)
17.5
HM (max)
(02/14/21)
17.5
HM (avg)
(02/14/21)
4.8
Extension (avg)
(02/14/21)
4.9
Release Ht (avg)
(02/14/21)
23
Spin Score (max)
(02/14/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
78.4
Velo Range
76.1 - 78.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.9
Spin Rate (max)
1721
Spin Rate (avg)
1608
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
74.6
Velo Range
73.6 - 74.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.3
Spin Rate (max)
1677
Spin Rate (avg)
1667
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
89.3
Exit Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
77.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
212
Distance (avg)
(07/28/21)
327
Distance (max)
(07/28/21)
54
Sweet Spot %
(07/28/21)
31
Line Drive %
(07/28/21)
62.5
Fly Ball %
(02/14/21)
15
Ground Ball %
(07/28/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
89.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
77.4
Distance (avg)
212
Distance (max)
327
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
89.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
77.4
Distance (avg)
212
Distance (max)
327
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
83.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
76
Distance (avg)
171
Distance (max)
270
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.4
Hand Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
20.3
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
73.6
Bat Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
69.8
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
18.0
Rot. Acc (max)
(07/28/21)
12.9
Rot. Acc (avg)
(07/28/21)
57
On Plane Eff (avg)
(07/28/21)
73
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(07/28/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.4
Hand Speed (avg)
20.3
Bat Speed (max)
73.6
Bat Speed (avg)
69.8
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.4
Hand Speed (avg)
20.3
Bat Speed (max)
73.6
Bat Speed (avg)
69.8
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21
Hand Speed (avg)
19.7
Bat Speed (max)
68.9
Bat Speed (avg)
66.8
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
61.90
Edge Score
(07/28/21)
Visual Skills
Edge Score
61.9

ProPlayAI

ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
101
Elbow Flexion (avg)
(07/28/21)
76
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
(07/28/21)
42
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
176
External Rotation (avg)
(07/28/21)
89
Stride Length (avg)
(07/28/21)
8
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
20
Arm Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
20
Arm Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
-313
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
-313
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
24
Knee Flexion (avg)
(07/28/21)
19
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
(07/28/21)
139
Arm Path (avg)
(07/28/21)
79
Deception (avg)
(07/28/21)
52
Torque (avg)
(07/28/21)
97
Efficiency (avg)
(07/28/21)
100
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)

Scouting Report

2/14/21

 

Positional Profile: OF/RHP

Body: 5-foot-11, 170-pound growing and athletic frame with more room for added strength and size.

Hit: RHH.  At the plate starts with a slightly open stance and athletic posture.  Hands start slightly below shoulder height and uses small leg lift and good load into the back side.  Lower half works linearly through the swing and uses level bat path to create a good line drive approach.  Very quick twitch swing and showing some current strength at contact.  Good balance throughout the swing and good body control.

Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee. 

Arm: RH.  OF-90 mph.  Over the top arm slot with clean arm action and very good hand speed.

Defense:  In the outfield shows aggressive routes to the ball with attacking rhythm and feet.  Shows a good feel for glove action while fielding the ball outside the glove side leg.  Uses a step behind shuffle on the throws with good pull down and good trajectory.

Run: 4.28 runner from home to first.

 

Delivery:  Smooth and methodical tempo with good balance.  Repeats the delivery well.  Short coil on balance point with hips and shoulders.  Lands directionally towards home plate and has good balance throughout the motion.  Easy effort with ball jumping out of the hand.

Arm Action: High ¾ arm slot with clean arm action and good hand speed.

FB: 83-86 mph, arm side run with good life.

CB: 67-69 mph, lots of downward depth and feel for spin.

SL: 70-71 mph, sharp 10/4 shape with good spin and good hand speed.

CH: 74-75 mph, good fading action and depth.

 



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