Blue Chips Baseball: Outfield Analysis



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By Jerry Shank
MD/VA Scouting Director

Bradley Hock OF John Carroll 2018
Hock stands at 5-11, 170lbs. He ran a 7.25 second 60-yard dash on a thick track. The right handed hitting outfielder features a square setup with weight preset on into his backside. He loads with a double tap and is able to get hands inside the ball effectively. Bat path is short and level through the zone. He shows ability to hit the ball deep and use his core. Can work on generating more extension after contact. Exit velocity of 78mph. In the outfield, he showed quality actions with pro-step and ability to track balls down. Throws have some carry through the cut-off and are repeatedly on the bag. Outfield velocity of 80mph.

Sean Kelly OF Loyola Blakefield 2020
Kelly stands at 6-1, 145lbs. He ran a 7.62 second 60-yard dash on a thick track. The outfielder features a square setup at the plate. He has a soft leg kick which allows him to load into his backside some. His hands are in an athletic position a little above the shoulder. Bath path is slightly up hill through the zone and generates some extension. Exit velocity of 72 mph. In the outfield, he has an efficient first step coupled with an ability to catch and release the throw quickly. Throws has some tail which reduce amount of carry he can get on the ball. Position-velocity of 74mph.

John Kinney OF McDonogh 2018
Kinney has an athletic frame at 5-11, 170lbs. He ran a 7.58 second 60-yard dash on a thick track. The outfielder has a unique set up. He stands into his legs and features an aggressive double tap. He hands start close to his body and load towards the catcher as he strides forward. His bat gets in the zone early and remains level through contact. Uses core well and can still add power if he uses legs more. Exit velocity of 82mph. In the outfield, he secures the ball well but it takes him a little while to get the throw off. He has active feet so the ability to develop a pro-step is possible. His throws are accurate with some fade towards the end. Position velocity of 79mph.

Garrett Mcilhenney OF Calvert Hall 2019
McIlhenney ran a 7.02 second 60-yard dash on a thick track. At the plate, he has a slightly open yet athletic set up. He features advanced movements in his swing with rhythm. He generates early bat speed as his bat gets on plane early and stays level and long in the zone. He gets some extension while utilizing his lower half and core well. Exit velocity of 81mph. In the outfield, he showed efficient footwork and route taking. He utilizes a pro-step to get the ball on its way to the target quickly. Throws carried well despite having some tail to them. Positional velocity of 78mph.

Derek McManus OF North Harford 2018
McManus stands at 6-2, 188lbs. He ran a 7.50 second 60-yard dash on a thick track. The outfielder pitcher features an open and upright setup. He has a quick double tap stride which allow his hands to get quick to the ball. His bat path is short and level through the zone with some extension after contact. Exit velocity of 82mph. In the outfield, he showed average footwork and actions. He has a short arm action with some fade on throws. Position velocity of 71mph.

Joe Radek OF McDonogh 2020
Radek ran a 7.31 second 60-yard dash on a thick track. At the plate, he features a balanced setup into an aggressive leg kick. Hands work short to the ball from an inside slot. Bat path is uphill through the zone. He spins off occasionally which cuts off any extension he might get. More power potential as he utilizes his lower half better. Exit velocity of 82mph. In the outfield, he has a long arm action while making use of a big crow hop. Throws have some tail on them and he opens up his front side. Positional velocity of 72mph.

Jacob Spurlock OF CM Wright 2019
Spurlock stands at an athletic 5-11, 155lbs. He ran a 7.11 second 60-yard dash on a thick track. At plate, he has a unique, square set up and utilizes a leg kick. His hands start tall and work through the zone on a level path. He cuts himself off as his stride foot closes his body. He uses his hips to generate an exit velocity of 76mph. In the outfield, he displayed efficient route taking. He showed decent actions with ability to catch and throw quickly. Outfield velocity of 80mph with some carry on throws.

Phil Winfield OF Archbishop Curley 2019
Winfield ran a 6.9 second 60-yard dash. He hits from a balanced setup and utilizes a leg kick to generate rhythm. His barrel works level through the zone with minimal extension. Exit velocity of 79mph. In the outfield, he showed ability to secure the catch and make a decent transfer. He has a good first step and displayed ability to get to many balls. Following throws could add more carry on the ball and increase outfield velocity of 70mph.