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MD Player Spotlight: 2019 Travis Rinker


Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director

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Travis Rinker

Class of 2019 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Georgetown Prep
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: FTB Tucci Mid Atlantic Darnell 17u
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 187lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.60
60-yard
2.01 - 2.14
Pop Time
76
INF Velo
79
OF Velo
75
C Velo
83
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

9.29.18 - Solid, athletic body time and projectable frame. Rinker hits from a balanced, square stance at the plate with a smooth back load with and some separation. Stays behind the ball well and showed quick hands and some fast bat speed. Gap to gap type hitter with some pop.

11.5.16 - Strong frame at 6-foot2, 187-pounds. Ran a 7.87 60-yard dash. Hits from a square balanced setup. Smooth load back to hitting position. Shorter swing path with quick bat speed. Still has room to get stronger with hands, and shows potential growth from there. Exit velocity of 83 mph. Moved well in the outfield. Loose arm action throwing from a high three quarter slot with carry on throws and accurate. Smooth transfer with quick feet in exchange to throw from behind the plate. Shorter arm action throwing from a three quarter slot. Pop time ranged from 2.01 - 2.08

 

7.6.16 - Projectable frame at 6-foot-2, 187-pounds. Very intriguing prospect in the 2019 class. Hits from a taller athletic set up.  Smooth load to hitting position. Short swing path that gets slightly uphill. Strong hands at plate with potential to get better. Barreled the ball well with some loud contact during BP session. Soft hands behind the plate receiving from an athletic position. Clean and smooth exchange behind the dish with short arm action and quick release. Pop time ranged from 2.01 – 2.14 during workout. One to keep an eye on in the 2019 class. 

8.11.15 - Athletic frame at 6-foot-1 170 pounds. Hits from a tall slightly open set up. Short load and stride to balance.  Short path to the ball with some extension through contact. Could get more lower half into swing. Shows balance throughout swing. Exit velocity of 82 mph. Athletic behind the plate. Quiet receiver with a quick exchange and footwork. Shows nice body control. Short arm action from a high ¾ arm angle. Velocity behind the plate of 71 mph. Pop time got as low as 2.09. Plays thru the ball well from the outfield. Clean exchange with a longer loose arm action at a high ¾ arm angle. Throws had some carry on them at 77 mph. Ran a 7.60 60-yard dash.