Player Spotlight: 2022 SS/RHP Luke Scales


Chris Fuller
Kentucky Director of Scouting



Luke Scales

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Owensboro Catholic
    State: KY
  • Summer Team: Louisville Legends 2022-Decker
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(06/30/20)
85 - 87
FB
(06/30/20)
73 - 75
CB
(06/30/20)
77 - 78
CH
(06/30/20)
77 - 80
SL
(08/01/20)
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 86
SL
77 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
81 - 86
CB
68 - 72
CH
75 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
85 - 87
CB
73 - 75
CH
77 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
82 - 86
CB
71 - 74
CH
75 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
83 - 84
CB
73 - 73
CH
72 - 76
Position
7.26
60-yard
(08/01/20)
89
INF Velo
(06/30/20)
90
Exit Velo
(06/30/20)
4.41
H-1st
(10/06/19)
Position
60-yard
7.26
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
84
Position
60-yard
7.26
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
84
Position
60-yard
7.34
INF Velo
89
Exit Velo
90
Position
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
87
H-1st
4.41
Trackman - Fastball
87.75
Velocity (max)
(06/30/20)
86.54
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/30/20)
2303
Spin Rate (max)
(06/30/20)
2211
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/30/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.75
Velo Range
85.37 - 86.94
Eff Velocity (avg)
86.54
Spin Rate (max)
2303
Spin Rate (avg)
2211
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Bauer Units (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
74.92
Velocity (max)
(06/30/20)
73.91
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/30/20)
2178
Spin Rate (max)
(06/30/20)
2086
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/30/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
74.92
Velo Range
73.07 - 74.58
Eff Velocity (avg)
73.91
Spin Rate (max)
2178
Spin Rate (avg)
2086
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Bauer Units (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
77.68
Velocity (max)
(06/30/20)
77.52
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/30/20)
1402
Spin Rate (max)
(06/30/20)
1381
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/30/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
77.68
Velo Range
76.66 - 77.68
Eff Velocity (avg)
77.52
Spin Rate (max)
1402
Spin Rate (avg)
1381
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Bauer Units (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
92.25
Exit Speed (max)
(08/01/20)
83.14
Exit Speed (avg)
(06/30/20)
254
Distance (avg)
(08/01/20)
350
Distance (max)
(08/01/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
92.25
Exit Speed (avg)
77.16
Distance (avg)
254
Distance (max)
350
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
89.8
Exit Speed (avg)
83.14
Distance (avg)
252
Distance (max)
337
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.80
Hand Speed (max)
(08/01/20)
22.59
Hand Speed (avg)
(08/01/20)
68.10
Bat Speed (max)
(08/01/20)
65.25
Bat Speed (avg)
(06/30/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.8
Hand Speed (avg)
22.59
Bat Speed (max)
68.1
Bat Speed (avg)
64.65
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23
Hand Speed (avg)
21.61
Bat Speed (max)
67.1
Bat Speed (avg)
65.25
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %

Scouting Report

10/06/19

 

6-foot, 170 pound wiry frame. Athletic. Does a lot of things well on the field. Intriguing two-way guy. Right-handed hitter produces some natural lift with swing path. Present gap power that he flashed with a triple in game play. Posted a 4.41 home to first base time, 87 mph exit velocity off the tee. Good hands and arm strength defensively at 83 across the diamond. Shows good lateral movement and quick release.
Intriguing on the mound with clean arm action. Works the bottom half of the zone and will elevate fastball with two strikes. Occasional arm-side run on 83-84 mph fastball. Sharp downer curveball at 73 mph is effective. Has feel for 72-76 mph changeup with fastball arm speed. Scales has established himself as one of the top players in the 2022 class.