Prospect Q&A: RHP/IF Chance Stone



Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

Chance Stone

Class of 2018 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Sulphur
    State: LA
  • Summer Team: Marucci
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
91
Max FB
90 - 91
FB
75 - 77
CB
81 - 82
CH
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
90 - 91
CB
75 - 77
CH
81 - 82
Position
7.18
60-yard
88
INF Velo
94
Exit Velo
4.15
H-1st
Position
60-yard
7.18
INF Velo
88
Exit Velo
94

Scouting Report

10/29/16 A 5-foot-11, 175-pound infielder and right-handed pitcher with a strong, athletic frame. Left-handed hitter that hits from a balanced, athletic setup, smooth load, short stride, and explosive lower half. Line-drive, gap to gap type hitter with simple approach, fluid rhythm, short, compact path, strength at contact and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 88 mph. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, and quick, clean exchanges. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy and carry on throws that produced a positional velocity of 83 mph. Also posted a 7.44 60-yard dash. Right-handed pitcher with long, loose arm action into high-3/4 release with quick arm speed and regular effort. Smooth rhythm, level shoulders, in-line direction and lands square. Fastball sat 83-85 mph with arm side run, and control in the strike zone. Breaking ball looked to be a legitimate out pitch with 11/5 shape, sharpness, tight spin and depth at 71-73 mph. Also flashed a changeup with fastball arm speed and fade action at 76-77 mph.

6/28/16 A 5-foot-11, 175-pound infielder and right-handed pitcher with a strong, athletic frame. Left-handed hitter that hits from a balanced, athletic setup, smooth load, short stride, and explosive lower half. Line-drive, gap to gap type hitter with simple approach, fluid rhythm, short, compact path, strength at contact and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 87 mph. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, and quick, clean exchanges. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy and carry on throws that produced a positional velocity of 79 mph. Also posted a 7.39 60-yard dash. Right-handed pitcher with long, loose arm action into high-3/4 release with quick arm speed and regular effort. Smooth rhythm, level shoulders, in-line direction and lands square. Fastball sat 82-86 mph with arm side run, and control in the strike zone. Breaking ball showed 11/5 shape, gradual break and depth at 68-69 mph. Also flashed a changeup with fastball arm speed and fade action at 74-75 mph.

6/14/16 A 5-foot-11, 175-pound infielder with a strong, athletic frame. Left-handed hitter that hits from a balanced, athletic setup, smooth load, short stride, and explosive lower half. Line-drive, gap to gap type hitter with simple approach, exceptional rhythm, short, compact path, strength at contact and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 87 mph. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, and quick, clean exchanges. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy and carry on throws that produced a positional velocity of 78 mph. Also posted a 4.15 home to 1st.


Videos

Pitching (10/29/16)

Player News

The Prep Baseball Report Louisiana scouting staff recently sat down with the Sulphur HS standout to discuss his commitment to Louisiana-Lafayette. Below is a transcript of our question and answer session:

PBR: What were your expectations about the recruiting process?
Stone: I wanted to find the college interested in me as a player and as a person. The reputation of the school's athletic program, as well as, academics were important to me.

PBR: Did location or distance from home play a factor in your decision?
Stone: Yes, I wanted to be close enough to be able to come home and visit family and friends often.

PBR: Where did the college you chose first see you? How did your relationship develop with them?
Stone: They came to watch a high school game I was set to pitch. After a 7 inning shutout, and 9 strikeouts, coach stayed to talk with me. We have stayed in contact since, through phone, text, and visits.

PBR: Who is the best player you have faced in your state, and why?
Stone: Jacob Pearson (West Monroe) is one of the better hitters I have faced. He is a great hitter that is tough to pitch around.

PBR: At what point in your career did you realize you were an elite player and became serious about taking your game to the next level?
Stone: I have been playing elite travel ball since I was 7 years old. During those youth years, I set a goal of playing high school baseball and worked hard to achieve that goal. Once at the high school level, I set the next goal of playing college baseball, and have now been able to achieve this opportunity.

PBR: What were you looking for out of a college program to continue your baseball career at?
Stone: I was looking for a program with quality coaches that would provide continuous development in baseball. It also needed to have a strong, committed academic program for athletes.

PBR: What is your best attribute as a baseball player and how does that transfer onto the field for your team?
Stone: I believe my work ethic and desire to win helps create a "compete attitude" with the team.

PBR: What part of your game needs the biggest improvement, why, and what will you do to improve it?
Stone: I would say strength and speed. I continue to work on speed, agility, and strength to prepare for the next level.

PBR: What advice would you give to young baseball players striving to get where you are?
Stone: I would tell young players to work hard and stay committed to their goal. I would also tell them "It's not easy!" and that "Every level becomes harder with tougher competition".

PBR: What do you do in the offseason to keep yourself in baseball shape and prepare for the upcoming season?
Stone: I play summer travel ball and throw limited innings. I take the fall off from baseball and work with a trainer and weights for the off-season.

PBR: What do you like most about the college you committed to and what were the key factors in making your decision?
Stone: Great coaching staff, awesome baseball facilities, and great atmosphere and support from the community. Coach Robichaux runs a great program that teaches more than baseball.

PBR: What other schools were on your short list before you made your final decision?
Stone: McNeese State, Louisiana Tech, Arkansas, Louisiana State, and Southeastern Louisiana.

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